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5 Things Texas: House hearing on reform, Nora Belcher, health disparities by county

| Apr 5, 2018 | Texas

We have 5 Things We're Watching in Texas health care teed up for you this issue, with lots of independent, original content.  Altogether, we have curated 17 links for you, connecting the dots across policy and market activity, providing what we think is a unique perspective on health care in...[ Read More ]

Texas House Committee on Appropriations Art. II meets in four hour session on reform

DJ Wilson | Apr 5, 2018 | Texas

The Texas House Committee on Appropriations - Article II held a four hour meeting yesterday reviewing the biggest issues facing Texas Medicaid.  Those included changes to federal policy, substantive reforms to the program, and ongoing fiscal challenges from increasing costs. John Hawkins of the Texas Hospital Association testified on some...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Nora Belcher, Texas e-Health Alliance

Kylie Walsh | Apr 2, 2018 | Texas

Nora Belcher is the Executive Director of the Texas e-Health Alliance. She joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to talk about artificial intelligence in healthcare. This year I’m doing a deep dive into artificial intelligence and block chain and the way that those technologies are currently impacting...[ Read More ]

Report shows health disparities by county in Texas

Emily Boerger | Mar 30, 2018 | Texas

The recently released 2018 Texas Health Rankings Report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reveals health disparities across the state. The report evaluated 242 of Texas’s 254 counties on a broad range of health-related outcomes and factors. In general, the healthiest counties are clustered around Texas’s major cities. Counties surrounding...[ Read More ]

TIRR Memorial Hermann announces new Chief Executive Officer

| Mar 27, 2018 | Texas

Memorial Hermann Health System has named Jerry A. Ashworth, FACHE, as the new Senior Vice President & Chief Executive Officer of TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital. As part of his new portfolio, Ashworth will also lead Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital-Katy and the extended Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Network.  Ashworth has been serving as interim CEO...[ Read More ]

Texas awards millions for veterans' mental health

| Mar 27, 2018 | Texas

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission announced today it is awarding $10 million in grant funds to 20 organizations across the state for phase three of the state’s Texas Veterans + Family Alliance grant program. The grants help expand and coordinate access to mental health and supportive services for...[ Read More ]