China-U.S. health care forum highlights similarities, challenges, solutions
The recent Westlake Forum III at Emory brought more than 250 leaders from Chinese and U.S. academic and government institutions together to examine and compare health care reform in the two countries, focusing on cost, quality, and access to care. â€œThis was an incredible human partnership, bringing together two countries with very different governments and […]
A healthy discussion on American medical innovation
Researchers and medical experts will be meeting Wednesday morning, Jan. 12 in Washington, DC, at a symposium on “Medical Innovation at the Crossroads: Choosing the Path Ahead.” Emory Universityâ€™s Kenneth Thorpe, PhD, chair of the Department of Health Policy & Management, Rollins School of Public Health, and other health care experts, commentators and journalists, will discuss the most effective federal policy strategies for U.S. medical innovation aimed at job creation, economic recovery and health security.
Chronic diseases drive up Medicare costs, study shows
A new study by Emory University public health researchers finds that outpatient treatment for chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and kidney disease are to blame for the recent rise in Medicare spending. Kenneth Thorpe, PhD, chair, Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, presented study findings today at a briefing of the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
Coordinating care a key to health reform
At a symposium last month, Kenneth Thorpe, chair of health policy and management at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health, discussed the elements of health reform that may be getting lost in the reform process — redesigning the delivery system to prevent and avert the development of disease.
From the Predictive Health Symposium
Emory and Georgia Tech kicked off their fifth annual predictive health symposium, “Human Health: Molecules to Mankind,” Dec. 14-15. Researchers, physicians, health care workers, and interested community members were treated to some intriguing and provocative findings and commentary.
Costs will rise as rates of obesity in the U.S. grow
Todayâ€™s news points to a study on projected obesity costs released by Kenneth E. Thorpe, PhD, Robert W. Woodruff professor and chair of health policy at Rollins School of Public Health, and colleagues from Emory. The unique study departs from looking at historical costs of obesity and uses an econometric model developed by Thorpe and team to estimate the growth of health care costs over time that are linked to changes in obesity rates.
Malpractice insurance rates examined
A recent article published by Knowledge@Emory, an online business journal, presented the view of a leading Emory expert on health care reform regarding malpractice insurance rates. The article is titled â€œWill Medical Practices Survive Malpractice Insurance Rates?â€ and covers recent health care reform news including a discussion of medical malpractice insurance rates.
America’s health care system: Emory experts weigh in
Emory University experts are adding their voices to the health reform debate. Here are some of their thoughts and suggestions for fixing America’s health care system.
Prevention counts in health care reform
As Congress and President Obama’s administration work to hammer out the details of health care reform, Emory health policy expert Kenneth E. Thorpe, PhD, says prevention and quality care for chronic diseases are an integral part of reshaping America’s health care system. Nearly half of people in the United States suffer from a chronic condition. […]
Emory and the CDC
The CDC, which has a new director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, is located adjacent to the Emory University campus and has strong ties to the university.