Ophthalmology Group To Launch Nationwide Eye Disease Registry
On Monday, the American Academy of Ophthalmology announced that it will launch a new eye disease database that will link to electronic health records and enable ophthalmologists to statistically analyze and benchmark their services, Healthcare IT News reports.
CHCF Makes Second Investment in Asthmapolis
The California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) today announced a second investment in Asthmapolis, the FDA-cleared mobile health solution designed to improve the care of people with asthma and COPD, advance understanding of symptoms and triggers, and help them achieve control of these diseases.
Health-e-App Public Access: Modernizing the Path to Children’s Health Coverage in California
Since December 2010, Californians have been able to use a self-service, online application for Healthy Families and for the Medi-Cal Program for Children and Pregnant Women. This enrollment option, called Health-e-App Public Access (HeA PA), offers faster, more convenient access to public insurance for children. A series of reports from Mathematica Policy Research, supported by CHCF and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, examines the impact of this new enrollment route in 2011, its first full year of operation.
Patients Turning to Crowd-Funding Websites for Medical Care Costs
Crowd-funding websites for patients’ medical expenses are growing in popularity, and several medical institutions and associations are now joining the industry, Kaiser Health News/Washington Postreports.
Attorney: Public Health Data Will Spur More Investigations, Litigation
In a National Law Review article, Ellyn Sternfield — an attorney at the law firm Mintz Levin — writes that recent efforts to make federal health care claims and payment data publicly accessible will lead to more health care fraud investigations and litigation.