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September 01, 2016

A Massachusetts family is saving nearly $500 a year on a medication for an ill child, thanks to the collaboration between UMass Medical School’s clinical pharmacists and its Community Case Management Program.

Doctor checking child's eyes
August 30, 2016

The Massachusetts Medicaid program’s Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) has substantially increased the percentage of children receiving behavioral health screening, according to a study led by UMass Medical School to be published in The Journal of Pediatrics and available online ahead of print.

TrendFinder LTSS
August 29, 2016

UMass Medical School experts will present on using integrated data analytics to help policymakers improve long-term services and supports (LTSS) at the National Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) Conference Aug. 29 through Sept. 1 in Washington, D.C.

Patient talking to doctor
August 24, 2016

A UMass Medical School study finds people with hepatitis C may face barriers to treatment with new, expensive drugs that include access to care, difficulties with medication adherence and reluctance by physicians to treat them, according to an article in MD Magazine.

Doctor and patient
August 22, 2016

A UMass Medical School survey of primary care physicians (PCPs) at Massachusetts community health centers (CHCs) finds a workforce more prepared to practice in a health center through training while also citing concerns of an aging workforce, according to an article in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

Soussan Djamasbi, PhD, associate professor of IT at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and a graduate student use eye-tracking technology in the school's User Experience & Decision Making Research Lab.
August 17, 2016

UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center is studying if simplifying text for people with cognitive disabilities improves their understanding of the information they read on websites.

Warren J. Ferguson, MD
August 16, 2016

UMass Medical School correctional health expert Warren J. Ferguson, MD, will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the conference he founded when he delivers the keynote at the Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health, March 16 and 17, 2017, in Atlanta.

Mark Tesell talks to Specialty Pharmacy Times
August 10, 2016

A UMass Medical School clinical consultant pharmacist says in a Specialty Pharmacy Times video that focusing on the best outcomes for patients, making recommendations to health care providers and working with patients to optimize their therapy are the primary components of successful medication therapy management (MTM).

Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference slide
August 08, 2016

UMass Medical School will demonstrate a new long-term services and supports (LTSS) data analytics platform, and present on the use of data analytics tools to assess health care needs and improve benefits coordination for dually eligible Medicaid members at the Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference Aug. 15-18 in St. Louis.

Social Security benefits form
August 03, 2016

UMass Medical School’s BenePLAN program helps individuals with disabilities understand how working and earning wages will affect their public benefits, including those provided by the U.S. Social Security Administration and state Medicaid programs.

Community health worker helping woman with medications
August 01, 2016

UMass Medical School is consulting on the development of an evaluation plan to help guide a Connecticut State Innovation Model (SIM) initiative integrating community health workers into Connecticut’s health care delivery and payment systems.

Gavel and stethescope
July 29, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control’s first-ever national survey of state prison health care has impressive findings in the areas of telemedicine, nursing and hospice care, a UMass Medical School correctional health expert told MedPage Today.

Kids running in a park
July 29, 2016

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB) has re-funded the Healthy Weight Research Network (HWRN), a national research network coordinated by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at UMass Medical School, with a $1.2 million, five-year grant. HWRN is directed by researchers at the Shriver Center and Tufts University School of Medicine.

Alcohol and drug abuse check list
July 28, 2016

UMass Medical School researchers studied how three Worcester community health providers integrate care for patients with substance use disorders to understand what practices work and where the challenges remain.  The study, funded by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) Foundation, indicates primary care teams that provide SUD treatment could improve quality and manage costs.

Girl with Down Syndrome and her family
July 25, 2016

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) has refunded the UMass Medical School’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program with a $3.08 million, five-year grant.