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How Can Government Best Integrate and Share Information, at Home and Abroad?

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 - 12:12
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The IBM Center for the Business of Government hosted a recent Roundtable discussion with current and former government leaders and stakeholders about integrating and analyzing data within and across governments across the Atlantic to improve threat prediction and prevention. This initial discussion focused on how the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) information sharing enterprise can have greatest impact and interaction with partners. 

CareFirst Funds Prevention Efforts

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 - 18:53
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 17:47
On Tuesday, the Washington Post reported that CareFirst BlueCross Blue­Shield, the largest private insurer in the Washington region, would announce plans to give $8.5 million to a dozen safety-net clinics to help them use a coordinated primary-care approach to treat their most vulnerable patients. The focus will be on D.C. area patients suffering from costly, chronic illnesses like diabetes.

Shortage of Primary Care Doctors Persists

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 - 17:45
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 16:31
According to there Washington Post, primary care residencies have seen a significant rise in medical student interest. The Association of American Medical Colleges, which represents over 130 American medical schools reports a 20% increase in medical students match to primary care residencies between 2009 and 2011.

$100M in Community Transformation Grants Awarded

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 - 14:08
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 13:45
The 2010 Affordable Care Act legislated the use of Community Transformation Grants, an allocation of dollars to states and other local jurisdictions to promote preventative care and healthy lifestyles. On Tuesday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $103 million in grants across the United States. Initiatives approved include anti-tobacco programs, healthy eating incentives, and physical activity programs geared at children.

Community Public Health: An Overlooked Part of Health Reform

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 - 7:47
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 07:41
The health care reform law provides a strong boost to community-based public health initiatives. The important investment in public health has received comparatively little attention in the media.

The Role and Use of Wireless Technology in the Management and Monitoring of Chronic Diseases

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 - 13:49
Article on the Healthcare reform Forum: Transforming Healthcare through Collaboration, Innovation, and Technology

Bringing Patient-Centered Medical Home to the U.S. Navy

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 - 13:37
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Article on the Healthcare reform: Transforming Healthcare throughCollaboration, Innovation, and Technology

DoD and VA Partnership Improving Healthcare through Shared Electronic Health Records

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 - 13:24
Forum Introduction- Article on Healthcare reform : Transforming Healthcare through Collaboration, Innovation, and Technology

Transforming Healthcare through Collaboration, Innovation, and Technology

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 - 11:35
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Healthcare remains one of the most pressing issues facing us today. The U.S. healthcare system continues down what most experts have concluded to be an unsustainable path, mired by ever-increasing costs, inconsistent quality, and access pressures. The U.S. spends over $2 trillion on medical care annually, which according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), represents about 2.4 times the average of other OECD countries.
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