Despite considerable federal investment, graduate medical education (GME) financing is neither transparent for estimating residency training costs nor accountable for effectively producing a physician workforce that matches the nation’s health care needs.
New Book on Social and Structural Determinants of Health, Health Equity, and Systems of Care for Underserved Populations
Essentials of Health Justice, published on April 4 by Jones and Bartlett Learning, examines the social and structural determinants of health, health equity, social justice, health policy, and systems of care for underserved populations.
Commentary Calls for Better Diagnosis and Treatment of Perinatal Depression in Latinas and African American Women
In a new commentary in the journal Women’s Health Issues, authors call for more funding to improve diagnosis and treatment of perinatal depression in Latinas and African American women. “Increasing Diagnosis and Treatment of Perinatal Depression in Latinas and African American Women: Addressing Stigma Is Not Enough” notes that rates of diagnosis and treatment for depression during pregnancy and after childbirth are low in Latinas and African American women.
Older Adult Falls Are Costly But Not Inevitable, According to a Health Affairs Blog by GW Researchers
Each year, an estimated 29 million adults aged 65 and older fall, and a recent study by researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that in 2015 alone older adults’ falls cost $50 billion. In a recent blog in Health Affairs, GW researchers offer policy and practice recommendations for scaling up utilization of falls prevention interventions and risk assessments.
Blog: New Skills for Chief Information Officers at Health Care Organizations
In recent years, the job description of a chief information officer (CIO) at a healthcare organization has evolved and moved well beyond technical desktop support and systems implementation. We are now in an era when CIOs are expected to be consistently innovative. They must always stay abreast of the latest changes in information technology and knowledge, and leverage into innovative solutions for their enterprise.