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Items Tagged ‘health care policy’

April 28, 2022

Visiting the dentist saves money, reduces likelihood of hospitalization for people with diabetes or coronary artery disease

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Physicians and dentists know that oral health is a critical element of overall health. However, there are many unknowns with respect to the effects of regular dental care and a healthy mouth, teeth and gums. Furthermore, Medicare does not cover dental care, and although children receive dental care as part of Medicaid, coverage for adults […]

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Tags: Bijan Borah, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, coronary artery disease, data science, diabetes, health care policy, James Naessens, oral health


January 29, 2020

A case for public health initiatives

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

COPD is a chronic lung disease that makes it difficult to breath. According to the American Lung Association, COPD is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., with more than 15 million people currently living with the disease. It also increases the likelihood that people will develop heart disease, lung cancer and other […]

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Tags: Aaron Spaulding, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, collaboration, COPD, health care policy, lung disease, population health, public health, pulmonology, readmissions, tobacco cessation, University of North Florida


December 12, 2019

A unique competition showcases Mayo’s innovative capabilities

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

An innovative artificial intelligence project from a group of Mayo Clinic investigators was among the top 25 participants selected to advance to Stage 1 of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge. The challenge is to develop technology that can be used to predict unplanned hospital and skilled nursing […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, care transitions, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, health care policy, health care value, health sciences research, James Naessens, medical innovation, readmissions


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