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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...

The Weekly Insight: December 4

Texas Insight Reports: November 27 – December 1 HHSC: Executive Council: The HHSC executive council met today to deliberate on, and take public testimony on several rules. HHSC: Mental  Continue Reading...

In Health IT, When Inertia is Your Enemy, ROI is Your Friend

AUGUST 20, 2017 BY LISA SUENNEN Last week I had the opportunity to address 100 or so members of the Health Management Academy, a group of very senior healthcare system executives from the  Continue Reading...

The Weekly Insight: November 27

Texas Insight Reports: November 20-24 Deaths of Despair in Texas: Texas Mortality Rates: This is the second posting in TI’s series exploring whether and how deaths of despair are  Continue Reading...

Taxation Without Hesitation, CBO Scoops the Senate Tax Bill

The CBO has released its analysis of the Senate Tax Bill.  According to the Congressional Budget Office, The Reconciliation Recommendations of the Senate Committee on Finance, the Tax Cuts and  Continue Reading...

The Weekly Insight: November 21

Texas Insight Reports: November 13-17 HHSC: Medical Care Advisory Committee: The Medical Care Advisory Committee is a federally mandated committee that reviews and makes recommendations to the state Medicaid  Continue Reading...

The Future of Healthcare Interoperability: FHIR

By Anthony Chan Posted September 13, 2017 In I/O Health  || Pavel Smirnov, CEO of Health Samurai, shares some thoughts about FHIR, the new standard for exchanging health data.    What is FHIR? FHIR is a  Continue Reading...

The Weekly Insight: November 14

Texas Insight Reports: November 6-10 The House Committees on Human Services and Public Health: Joint Hearing: The House Committees on Human Services and Public Health met in a joint hearing  Continue Reading...

The Weekly Insight: November 6

Texas Insight Reports October 30-November 3 Texas Department of Insurance: HB 10 Stakeholder Meeting: The Texas Department of Insurance and the Health and Human Services Commission held a joint  Continue Reading...

The Potential Role of Information Technology in Fighting the Opioid Epidemic: Opportunities and Limitations

October 26, 2017 by scptex While the number of deaths annually due to drug overdoses in the United States has been climbing steadily since 2000, over the last several years the rate  Continue Reading...

2018
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