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Developing a Strategy for Addressing the Social Determinants of Health

February 5, 2018 by scptex The social determinants of health play a larger role in determining overall health than does clinical care.  Healthcare organizations, particularly those serving low-income or otherwise  Continue Reading...

The Weekly Insight: February 5

Texas Insight Reports Texas Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue Part II: This is the second posting in the TI series on gun violence framed as a public health issue.  Continue Reading...

The Weekly Insight: January 29

Texas Insight’s Reports Texas Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue: This is the first posting in a series on gun violence in Texas and how it might be addressed  Continue Reading...

The Weekly Insight: January 22

Texas Insight's Recent Reports Starving the Beast in Texas Part IV: The Trump Administration has expressed its intention to tackle what they refer to as “welfare reform”. The administration seems to  Continue Reading...

The Weekly Insight: January 16

Texas Insight Reports HHSC: Early Childhood Intervention Advisory Committee: The ECI Advisory Committee met January 10th in their quarterly meeting and voted out their annual performance report. The report had  Continue Reading...

Quality of Service Changes are in the Wind

The Health and Human Services Commission is soliciting feedback on their quality strategy which is to be submitted to CMS in early March of this year.  Suggestions for change or  Continue Reading...

Becoming a Consumer: My Brush with Patient Experience

February 12, 2015, by Lisa Suennen Let me start this story by telling you the end: I am just fine. For those of you who like me, there is nothing  Continue Reading...

The Weekly Insight: December 18

Texas Insight Reports: December 11-15 HHSC: Proposed New Rules Regarding the Disposition of Embryonic and Fetal Tissue Remains: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission conducted a public hearing on  Continue Reading...

The Weekly Insight: December 11

Texas Insight Reports: December 4-8 Texas House and Senate: HHS Transition Legislative Oversight Committee: The Transition Legislative Oversight Committee met on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at 10:00 am to  Continue Reading...

Patient Safety: Assessing Adolescent Health Literacy

Imagine being released from the hospital with a confusing diagnosis, stacks of papers to read and more questions than answers about what to do next.   The "REALM-TeenS" tool can  Continue Reading...

2018
June
The Weekly Insight: June 18
The Weekly Insight: June 13
Healthcare Providers and Suppliers: Are you ready for the next natural disaster?
The Weekly Insight: June 4
May
The Weekly Insight: May 29
The Weekly Insight: May 22
The Weekly Insight: May 14
The Weekly Insight: May 7
The Weekly Insight: May 1
April
The Weekly Insight: April 23
The Weekly Insight: April 16
The Weekly Insight: April 11
The Weekly Insight: April 2
March
The Weekly Insight: March 26
The Weekly Insight: March 19
The Weekly Insight: March 12
The Weekly Insight: March 5
February
The Weekly Insight: February 26
The Weekly Insight: February 20
The Weekly Insight: February 12
Developing a Strategy for Addressing the Social Determinants of Health
The Weekly Insight: February 5
January
The Weekly Insight: January 29
The Weekly Insight: January 22
The Weekly Insight: January 16
Quality of Service Changes are in the Wind
2017
December
Becoming a Consumer: My Brush with Patient Experience
The Weekly Insight: December 18
The Weekly Insight: December 11
Patient Safety: Assessing Adolescent Health Literacy
The Weekly Insight: December 4
November
In Health IT, When Inertia is Your Enemy, ROI is Your Friend
The Weekly Insight: November 27
Taxation Without Hesitation, CBO Scoops the Senate Tax Bill
The Weekly Insight: November 21
The Future of Healthcare Interoperability: FHIR
The Weekly Insight: November 14
The Weekly Insight: November 6
The Potential Role of Information Technology in Fighting the Opioid Epidemic: Opportunities and Limitations
Health Plan Directory Errors Can be Costly for Patients and Providers Alike
October
The Weekly Insight: October 30
Round One of Senate Interim Charges Released by Lt. Governor Patrick
House Speaker Straus Issues Interim Charges
The Weekly Insight: October 23
Just the FAQs Ma’am… Q and A related to the Policy Council for Children and Families.
The Weekly Insight: October 17, 2017
The Hidden Cost and Expense of Thumbing Your Nose at Obamacare
The Weekly Insight: October 9
The Weekly Insight: October 3
September
The Weekly Insight: September 25
The Weekly Insight: September 11-15
A Tale of Two Storms – Transformation of the e-Health Ecosystem between Katrina and Harvey
Health and Human Services Commission: HHSC Releases the 2016 Revised Texas Promoting Independence Plan
The Weekly Insight: September 5
A Modest Proposal… wherein I describe my own recipe for the ‘repeal and replace’ of Obamacare
August
Weekly Insight: August 28
The Week in Review: August 14-18
Just Who or What is Paying for HB21 and HB30?
Women's Health Advisory Committee: Introductory Video
The Weekly Insight: August 11
The Weekly Insight August 7: Video
The Weekly Insight - August 7
Sales Tax: A Revenue Bright Spot on this Gloomy Day
Has the Senate Become Addicted to Writing Hot Checks?
July
The Weekly Insight - July 31
The Weekly Insight - July 24
The Weekly Insight - July 17
The Weekly Insight - July 10
The Weekly Insight - July 3
June
Congressional Budget Office Weighs in on the Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017
The Weekly Insight - June 26
The Weekly Insight - June 19
Medicaid… Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later.
The Weekly Insight - June 13
Medicaid: Issues in SB1and Comparison to FY2016-2017
The Weekly Insight - June 5
May
The Weekly Insight - May 30
The Weekly Insight - May 22
The Weekly Insight - May 15
The Weekly Insight - May 8
Weekly Insight - May 1
April
The Weekly Insight - April 24
The Weekly Insight - April 17
The Weekly Insight - April 10
The Weekly Insight - April 3
March
The Future of the Affordable Care Act in Texas
The Weekly Insight March 27 - Updated
The Week in Review: March 20-24, and The Week Ahead: March 27 to March 31
Select Empirical Realities of the Individual Health Insurance Market as Structured by the Affordable Care Act
American Health Care Act: CBO Analysis
The Bill to ‘Repeal and Replace’ Obamacare May Break the Individual Health Insurance Market
The Week in Review, February 27 through March 3 and the Week Ahead, March 6-10
February
The Weekly Insight: February 28, 2017
The Week in Review & IN(hind)SIGHT: Feb. 13-19, 2017
The Weekly Insight: February 20, 2017
The Mechanics and Implications of High Risk Pools as a Potential Element of National Health Care Reform
Be Careful What You Ask For… Considerations for State Policymakers Regarding Medicaid Block Grants
The Weekly Insight: February 13, 2017
January
Weekly Insight: January 30, 2017
Issues Facing the 85th Legislature: Health and Human Services
House & Senate Appropriations Comparison
Weekly Insight: January 23, 2017
Partial Obamacare Repeal Implications