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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.

Kathleen A. Petkauskos
July 21, 2016

Megan Northup needs workplace supports to accommodate disabilities related to her autism, and she had no aspirations for career advancement. That didn’t stop her mentor, UMass Medical School disability employment leader Kathleen A. Petkauskos, from promoting her. Petkauskos’ faith inspired a grateful Northup to nominate her for the National Disability Mentoring Coalition’s Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.

Volunteers at a soup kitchen
July 20, 2016

UMass Medical School experts will present on educating medical and advanced practice nursing students about race, power and privilege in clinical settings and how partnerships can help when teaching population health at the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved’s annual conference July 31 through Aug. 3 at the Four Seasons in Washington, D.C.

Addiction graphic
July 19, 2016

UMass Medical School criminal justice expert Julie White writes that it took a paradigm shift over 102 years to pass the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act (CARA), historic legislation that recognizes addiction is a disease and aims to provide services for prevention and recovery from substance abuse, in a blog on The Huffington Post.

Uninsurance chart
July 19, 2016

Although Massachusetts leads the nation with the lowest rates of uninsurance, residents who are male, single, young, and low-income are more likely than others to be persistently without health insurance for two consecutive years.  This was one of the findings of a report co-authored by researchers from UMass Medical School and the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority and funded by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation.  The findings suggest that a variety of approaches are needed to reduce the number of residents who remain without health insurance.

Joyce A. Murpy
July 13, 2016

Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, executive vice chancellor of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, has been elected clerk of the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare Board of Directors.

The web
July 11, 2016

An IT expert at UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center will present about simplifying web text for people with intellectual disabilities and understanding user experience at the HCI International 2016 conference July 17-22 at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto.

Girl with asthma
July 06, 2016

UMass Medical School is conducting a cost analysis for the New England Asthma Innovation Collaborative (NEAIC) project launched to improve asthma outcomes and reduce the health care costs of children in four New England states.