A new study in Health Affairs shows that women who were homeless during their pregnancies had significantly higher rates of health complications, such as hypertension, anemia, hemorrhage and early labor, compared with those who were not homeless.
Let’s press rewind on 2018 and revisit some of the stories that resonated most with our readers in this list of the top 10 most read Commonwealth Medicine news articles, blogs and publications.
Holiday gifts will be delivered to 125 children in foster care or state custody through the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families thanks to the generous donations made by employees of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division.
Robert W. Seifert, MPA, a UMass Medical School health policy expert, will moderate a panel about the barriers to care for mental health and substance use disorders (SUD) at a Massachusetts Health Reform Survey event hosted by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation at The Colonnade Hotel in Boston on Dec. 11.
A disability evaluation expert from UMass Medical School presented to the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) in Washington, D.C. on the findings of a research project related to the intersection between Mental Cognitive Demands and employment.
Pharmacy experts including Umass Medical School’s Kimberly Lenz, PharmD, discussed the ways they believe technological advances like blockchains can be utilized to face the nation’s opioid crisis in an article for the Pharmacy Technology Report.
UMass Medical School experts will share how they can partner with Medicaid agencies to scale the cost containment summit while exhibiting in Booth #76-77 at the National Association of Medicaid Directors fall conference Nov. 12-14 in Washington, D.C.
The Family Medicine Education Consortium is set to recognize UMass Medical School’s Warren J. Ferguson, MD, for earning top honors in its Creative Writing Competition.
A unique approach to covering the costs of expensive life-saving CAR-T therapies developed by UMass Medical School in partnership with the Massachusetts Medicaid program, MassHealth, is featured in a recent American Journal of Managed Care article.
The UMass Medical School Health and Criminal Justice Program will be exhibiting at the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) Conference Oct. 21-24 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A health policy expert in UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division led a team in creating an interactive tool for Families USA that estimates the impact of community health worker (CHW) services in addressing childhood asthma.
Rachel Gershon, JD, MPH, a leading expert on legal and policy analysis regarding Medicaid, health reform, and social services, will be the featured speaker on Medicaid work requirements for an upcoming Digital Health @ Harvard speaker series.
UMass Medical School experts in pharmacy will present on CAR-T outcomes, Medicaid payment models, specialty drug spending impact, and pediatric behavioral health medication safety at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Nexus 2018 to be held Oct. 23-25 at the Orlando World Center Marriot in Florida.
UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division has been named an approved vendor in the Massachusetts Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Technical Assistance (TA) Program and the TA Marketplace.
Lisa M. Colombo, DNP, MHA, RN, officially joined UMass Medical School on October 1, 2018 as executive vice chancellor for Commonwealth Medicine.