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HIEs more pervasive, interacting with community and social service groups

The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative finds health information exchanges are increasingly moving data and partnering with at least one or more entities. HIEs now are connecting blood banks, first responders, school nurses, drug and alcohol treatment programs, dialysis centers, social services organizations and correctional health, among other entities. In its first national HIE survey,… Read More »

Research Roundup: Ethnic Disparities, Heart Health, Postpartum Care And More

Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs. Commonwealth Fund: How ACA Narrowed Racial Ethnic Disparities Access To Health Care The insurance coverage expansion ushered in by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has significantly increased Americans’ ability to get the health care they need since the law’s main provisions… Read More »

More generic Zantac recalled as NDMA contamination concerns build

The recalls of generic Zantac tainted by a suspected carcinogen continue to roll in. Two more companies have announced recalls of 18 lots of ranitidine heartburn meds in 150 mg and 300 mg doses.  Indianapolis-based Denton Pharma, which does business as Northwind Pharmaceuticals, voluntarily recalled 10 lots of ranitidine manufactured by Glenmark because they were… Read More »

More than 10 drinks a week a risk for alcohol-related disease, new guidelines warn

Adults in Australia are being warned to drink no more than 10 drinks per week in a report published by the National Health and Medical Research Council. It is the first time in 10 years Australia has updated its alcohol consumption guidelines, which previously advised two drinks a day, or 14 a week, was safe.… Read More »