Tag: "finance" at medical news

National quality agenda, payment reform, care integration keys to improving quality, patient safety

...l government should play a leading role in helping finance health information technology. Fifty-eight percent said that insurers/payers should step in. As expected, health information technology was identified as a promising vehicle for improving quality and efficiency, said Anthony Shih, M.D., assistant v...

Home health care devices focus of FDA Conference at UH

... The technology, entertainment, communication and finance sectors are combining their efforts to create products that allow elders to continue living in their homes, said Isaac D. Montoya, clinical professor in the UH College of Pharmacy and the conference moderator. Home health care and the medical device...

Case study: cross-cultural bioethics training program helps fight African 'brain drain'

...learned to require monthly progress reports and to finance each practicum in stages to ensure timely completion. Backgrounds of the 23 trainees who have gone through the program to date have varied; former trainees include a philosophy professor from West Africa, a pediatrician who works with orphans, an ...

Bias in statin trials, failure to control malaria, and more

...al malaria control program asked the World Bank to finance an alternative treatment to chloroquine: a combination of pyrimethamine/sulfadoxine and amodiaquine, which is cheaper than ACT. But the World Bank refused. This request was rejected, say Kouyat and colleagues, with the argument that WHO is recommen...

UN engages banks to light up rural India; Solar loans, energy access transform life for poor

...ative UN-led project to persuade Indian bankers to finance small loans for solar systems typically $300 to $... at the top of the agenda, and particularly how to finance the global shift to a cleaner energy mix," says Mr. Steiner. "This programme has shown one importan...

Congressional proposals would cover all uninsured, reduce US health spending by up to $61B

... savings might be offset if taxes are increased to finance the increased federal government spending. Under Senator Wyden's bill, family health spending would decline by $78.8 billion--spending would decline the most for lower and moderate income households and rise for the highest income earners. Under Pres...

US child health system needs total overhaul, UCLA researchers say

...tmoded organization, and inadequate and misaligned finance strategies that were designed to be responsive to epidemiology and health goals more relevant to the early part of the 20th century. "An increasing body of science now tells us that the scaffolding for our adult physical, cognitive and socioeconom...

Do we need a world health insurance to realize the right to health?

...g to the health-care needs that they are unable to finance themselves. The WHO has estimated that a state needs to spend at least $35 per person per year to finance adequate levels of health care. Under Ooms and colleagues' sc heme, rich countries would have an ob...

Conference Costs/Benefits of HIV/AIDS Interventions Developing Countries

...In 2006, almost $8.9 billion has been allocated to finance the global response to AIDS, but it falls short of the needed $14.9 billion, according to UNAIDS. National governments, especially those hardest hit by the epidemic, must meet the challenge of maximizing treatment and prevention strategies for the we...

Why we need better estimates of global demand for an HIV vaccine

...earch and product development convincing donors to finance vaccine purchases, in advance or at the time of uptake, given the limited ability of governments and individuals in developing countries to pay for a vaccine helping industry to determine the scale of manufacturing facilities to build to ensure adequ...

Mount Sinai Global Health Center receives $1M grant

...ee-year period, the grant will support faculty and finance curriculum development, international research and trips to developing countries. The grant will also help build partnerships with non-governmental organizations such as UNICEF, the International Rescue Committee, and Physicians for Human Rights. ...

How to cut energy waste in China, India, Brazil said crucial to forestalling climate change

...lack of combined technical and financial skills at finance institutions, preventing accurate appraisal and st... reduction opportunities, and enlightened banks to finance them." Such retrofits involve installing, for example, high efficiency lighting, air conditioners,...

UPMC joins Italian government to create $398 million biomedical research center in Sicily

... Miccich, deputy minister for economic affairs and finance for Southern Italy, at a press conference today in Rome. For their part, UPMC and the School of Medicine, which comprise one of the leading biomedical research and academic medical centers in the United States, will oversee operations of the center a...

Grant to advance MCG/Emory nursing partnership

...l be equal players amongst those making budget and finance decisions." Requirements for the program include a master's degree in nursing or associated program of study related to a specialty area, a graduate school admissions test, current professional nurse licensure and specialty certification as appropria...

Indians suffer poor health services while private sector expands for foreigners

...atients have had to borrow money or sell assets to finance treatment. And a quarter of farmers are driven below the poverty line to fund their medical care. Drug companies and other big businesses have now begun to dominate the private health sector, with five-star hospitals providing services which "only f...

Should doctors tell patients about expensive, unfunded drugs?

... for doctors. Is it reasonable to ask a patient to finance the full cost of their treatment when it is not provided by government? Would it be unethical to raise the option of treatment with an unsubsidised drug? Researchers surveyed 184 Australian cancer specialists about their opinions and practices regar...

NHS should have an independent regulator

.... He believes that the shortcomings of the private finance initiative are persuasive arguments for an independent regulator, and suggests that key tests might include equity of access to care; collaboration between healthcare professionals, managers, and patients, and financial prudency and transparency. "If...

Private Finance Initiative may have had its day in the NHS

...rs have always been treated as "off balance sheet" finance - not registered in public accounts. But this may soon change if the Government's Office for National Statistics reclassifies PFI investment, since much of it may be categorized as debt and at levels possibly breaching the Government's own economic...

Conference: A long and healthy life: The contribution of medical research to AU community health

... a huge 12%-16%. This increase in GDP would itself finance the increased costs to the community when older workers do eventually retire. Given that the workplace performance of older workers is typically so strong, the real challenge is to shift perceptions and to ensure that workers' health and motivation ...

Hebrew University receives its largest NIH research grant ever -- $5.6 million biodefense award

...ow us to reach a break-even point fast in order to finance future advanced development of drugs to treat diseases with unmet medical needs." Atox Bio is applying its unique technology platform to develop a biodefense product and to additional therapeutics for treatment of autoimmune diseases and septic shoc...

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