Northern Trust Invests in New York City Asthma Patients and Communities

Pioneering outcomes-based financing project aims to advance healthcare reform
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January 14, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Northern Trust is helping to fund a $4.75 million comprehensive home-based asthma program to improve quality of life for 850 New York City children and adults on Medicaid.

The project, known as the New York Healthy Homes Collaborative, aims to ease the burden on hospitals strained by COVID-19, provide relief to Black and Hispanic communities inequitably impacted by the pandemic as well as asthma, and advance healthcare reform by presenting a replicable model for addressing social determinants of health through third-party financing.

Access and Aging: Leveling the Tech Playing Field

By Roman Smith, Director, Sustainability Operations, AT&T

Recently the AT&T Advisory Panel on Access & Aging (AAPAA) met in Washington, D.C. for a semi-annual meeting to discuss needs and trends in the accessibility and aging community with guest speakers and corporate advisors. AAPAA is a group of 15 different organizations that have a vast network of constituencies looking to AT&T to bring innovative technology to the market that allows individuals in accessibility and aging communities to lead fulfilling lives.

Top 100 Hospitals Record Higher Profits, Lower Costs Under ACA - The Minute

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In this new era of healthcare under the Affordable Care Act, hospitals are working hard to improve outcomes, both for patients and for their bottom lines. There are two main drivers for change. One is negative: financial penalties, such as the one percent cut in Medicare payments under the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Hospital-Acquired Reduction Program, which penalizes poor performing hospitals. This year, 724 hospitals will be penalized for failing to meet new standards. The other driver is positive: the opportunity for increased profitability.

Health Insurance Companies Report Higher Than Expected Profits for 3Q Under the ACA - The Minute

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Health insurers are reporting third quarter results, and the numbers are attracting a lot of scrutiny from investors since they represent three-quarters of the first full year of changes under the Affordable Care Act. The figures are attracting even more attention because health insurance companies are recording higher than projected profits.

2014: A Healthcare Revolution Begins- Health Minute for January 13, 2014

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January 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ - 2014 looks like a year of the biggest changes in U.S. health care since the introduction of Medicare and Medicaid in the 1960s. This month, comprehensive health coverage for millions of uninsured and underinsured Americans begins, through subsidized private insurance or expanded Medicaid.

Your Tax Dollars at Work for Health Care—or Not - Health Minute for September 30, 2013

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Lost in the fight over the Affordable Care Act is a bottom line dollars and cents issue about health care in America. The continuing  “sequestration” produces short-term savings, but at the cost of the long-term investment needed to generate greater, sustainable savings in medical care and research down the road. Created without data and without hearings, and using an arbitrary percentage for across-the-board cuts, sequestration has eliminated $45 billion from health care reimbursements over the next decade.

Minds Meet over Medicaid at MESC 2013


We’ve heard a lot about federal and state forces collaborating with private institutions to reconstruct the American healthcare system, but what does that process actually look like?

Learn more about our healthcare system at this year’s Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC). From September 8 to 12, thought leaders from the public and private spheres will descend on Charleston, South Carolina to exchange ideas, innovations and experiences in healthcare transformation.

Industry experts will join state and federal government officials to discuss:

Elsevier and the Emergency Nurses Association Launch New eLearning Course Focused on Psychiatric Emergencies

‘Handling Psychiatric Emergencies’ is endorsed by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)
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Philadelphia, PA, February 28, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of its new eLearning course, Handling Psychiatric Emergencies.

Meet Dr. Diane Earle

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Kool Smiles believes every person deserves access to quality dental care. Dr. Diane Earle, a Senior Regional Dental Director at Kool Smiles, learned the importance of offering medical care to all people - whether they could afford it or not - from her father.


Meet Dr. Tu Tran

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Meet Dr. Tu Tran, founder of Kool Smiles, and hear how his experience with dental care as a child influenced the Kool Smiles philosophy. 


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