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Clarifying the intent of the Virtual Dental

April 29, 2019 Senator Richard Pan, Chair Senate Budget Subcommittee #3 on Health and Human Services State Capitol, Room 5019 Sacramento, CA 95814 RE: Clarifying the intent of the Virtual Dental Home (AB 1174 enacted in 2014) in the 2019-2020 California State Budget Honorable Senator Pan, I am writing on behalf of the Gary and… Read more »

Older Americans Month—Connect, Create, Contribute

Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. The 2019 theme, Connect, Create, Contribute, encourages older adults and their communities to: Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation. Create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment. Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others. Communities… Read more »

National Health Policy Forum

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Forbes: The Information Highway To Connected Health Care

Many patients receive care from a village of health care providers — who might know nothing about what the other villagers are doing. Digital data silos keep providers in the dark, hindering their ability to dispense the care that is called for by new business models that value quality over quantity….

Deseret News: New Utah company aims to solve prescription drug shortage problem

Some of the most essential generic medications are about to become more available and more affordable, thanks to a new, one-of-a-kind company with a mission to put patients first. Civica Rx, a nonprofit generic drug company headquartered in Utah, has more than 900 hospitals across the United…

Using Technology to Facilitate Coordinated Care Across Clinical and Community Service Settings (ASA19 workshop)

Presented at the American Society on Aging (ASA) 2019 Aging in America conference on Wednesday, April 17 With increased recognition of the impact of social determinants on health, there is a growing demand for person-centered care that seamlessly links clinical care and community supports to better address senior patients’ needs. As part of a collaborative… Read more »