Monthly Archive:: September 2016

6 Area Health Systems Invest in Johns Hopkins Medicine's Medicare Advantage Plans

Reading Time: 4 minutesBALTIMORE, MD (September 30, 2016) — Johns Hopkins Medicine today announced that six of the region’s largest and most prominent health systems are investing in its Medicare managed care health plans, which offer comprehensive health care coverage to Medicare-eligible beneficiaries in 11 counties in Maryland. Under

Shaping the future of healthcare from an equality, diversity and human rights perspective – Joan Saddler OBE

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe role of the EDC is to help shape the future of healthcare from an equality, diversity and human rights perspective, and to improve the quality of care for all. In the first of series of blogs, co-chair of the Equality and Diversity Council (EDC), Joan

Why population health analytics will be vital for the vanguards – Geraint Lewis

Reading Time: 6 minutesWithout doubt, one of the greatest legacies of the Five Year Forward View will be the profusion of new care models that are currently taking shape up and down the country. From Primary and Acute Care Systems (PACS) to Multispecialty Community Providers (MCPs) and from Enhanced Health

Two local vanguard leaders explain what it means to be an integrated primary and acute care system (PACS) – Paul Mears and Dr Berge Balian

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe national new care models programme brings together local health and care systems as vanguards to radically redesign care for the local populations they serve. As part of this work, NHS England has set out details of a new framework – integrated primary and acute care systems

Noncoding Mutations Disrupt Cooperative Function of ‘Gene Families’ in Rare Genetic Disorder

Reading Time: 5 minutesMutations in RET’s three enhancers (RET -7, RET -5.5 and RET +3) can disrupt the binding of their transcription factors (RARB, GATA2 and SOX10, respectively) and alter the activation of the RET gene and the production of RET mRNA and protein. Courtesy of Cell Press Share

New Treatment Strategy Could Cut Parkinson’s Disease Off at the Pass

Reading Time: 4 minutesα-synuclein aggregates in the brain cells of mice with (top) and without (bottom) the LAG3 protein. Share Fast Facts How Parkinson’s disease spreads through the brain. – Click to Tweet Receptor protein could be key to blocking Parkinson’s progression. – Click to Tweet Researchers at Johns

Johns Hopkins Medicine to Manage the Coastal Companies’ First Onsite Health Care Clinic

Reading Time: 3 minutesJohns Hopkins HealthCare Solutions, a part of Johns Hopkins Medicine, today announced the opening of its 55th onsite employee health and wellness center for The Coastal Companies. A leading processor and distributor of produce and dairy in the Mid-Atlantic region employing more than 1,000 people, The

Six mental health pilot sites to redesign services and prevent patients being admitted to hospital miles away from home go live on 1 October

Reading Time: 2 minutesNHS England has announced six pilot sites across the country to drive the design of new approaches to delivering children and young people’s mental health services and secure mental health services. The sites will be tasked with reducing psychiatric hospital admissions and time spent in hospital,

NHS England launches frameworks to increase integration of health and care services and improve the lives of care home residents

Reading Time: 4 minutesNHS England today (29 September) published details of two more common frameworks for local health and care systems, organisations, communities and patients, wishing to develop and implement new ways of working. The documents are based on the learning so far from the primary and acute care

When it comes to discharge, timing is everything – Professor Martin J Vernon

Reading Time: 6 minutesProfessor Martin J Vernon discusses the importance of NHS England’s Quick Guide: Discharge to Assess and benefits for older, vulnerable people. I am really pleased to be writing about the publication of NHS England’s Quick Guide: Discharge to Assess which comes at a critical time for