Checking Up On Health: April 23, 2013

You’ve heard of anchor babies. But have you heard of “medical repatriation?”

Bulletin! Registration Extended for Tuesday’s Telehealth Panel Discussion

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT April 22, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Bulletin! Registration Extended for Telehealth Panel Discussion Atlanta – A last-minute table cancellation has left some seats available, so the Georgia Public Policy Foundation has extended registration until 5 p.m. today for, “Telehealth: Taking Health Care to The Next Level,” the Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. Don’t miss an opportunity to hear the latest in health care innovations for Georgia! This panel discussion is moderated by Dr. Brenda … Continue Reading →

Register by Friday to attend Foundation Event on Telehealth in Georgia

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT REMINDER April 16, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Register by Friday to attend Foundation Event on Telehealth in Georgia Atlanta – You may have to travel to attend the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s next event, but what if you didn’t have to travel to see a physician? Discover the innovations in Georgia health care at, “Telehealth: Taking Health Care to The Next Level,” the Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. The deadline is … Continue Reading →

Checking Up On Health: April 16, 2013

Louisiana’s Attorney General says the governor does not need legislative approval to privatize public hospitals.

Friday Facts: April 5, 2013

Tax Freedom Day cometh, but five days later than 2012!

Register for April 23 Foundation Event on Telehealth in Georgia

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT INVITATION April 3, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Register for April 23 Foundation Event on Telehealth in Georgia Atlanta – “Telehealth: Taking Health Care to the Next Level,” is the topic of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health, with panelists Dr. Jeffrey English of the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Atlanta, Dr. … Continue Reading →

Checking Up On Health: April 2, 2013

Today is the sixth World Autism Awareness Day.

Friday Facts: March 29, 2012

A new product promises to turn the newest generation of mobile phones into multiprotocol toll transponders

What Farmers Can Teach Physicians

The right approach to health care is to reduce demand in by empowering patients with information and access, not to limit health care.

Checking Up On Health: March 26, 2013

Allergy-free apples, a better Botox and more drugs in the pipeline for the nation’s aging population.

Register for April 23 Leadership Breakfast on Telemedicine

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT INVITATION March 19, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Registration Open for, ‘Telehealth: Taking Health Care to the Next Level,’ A Georgia Public Policy Foundation Leadership Breakfast on April 23 Atlanta — The health care industry has embraced opportunities provided by information technology in numerous ways. But policy and politics still handicap the medical community when it comes to fully incorporating telemedicine and, more broadly, telehealth.  Find out what’s happening around the nation and in Georgia – and what needs to happen – … Continue Reading →

Checking Up On Health: March 19, 2013

In today’s “Checking Up On Health,” doctors wait for Medicaid payments from the feds due three months ago; urgent care centers are booming; Medicare makes mistakes, and more.

Friday Facts: March 15, 2013

Lagging achievement and enrollment in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education in the United States is and will be one of the larger issues facing our domestic ability to fill manufacturing job opportunities.

Checking Up On Health: March 12, 2013

Imagine if you didn’t have to wait for lab tests to diagnose your ailment

Checking Up On Health: March 5, 2013

Do wellness programs help or hinder? It depends. They seem to produce a healthier workforce, but it may take time to reduce health care costs for employers.

Friday Facts: March 1, 2013

California is weighing how to avoid a looming electricity crisis that could be brought on by its growing reliance on wind and solar power, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Checking Up On Health: February 26, 2013

Medicaid expansion: better or worse? A report from The University of Virginia found, “Medicaid patients were almost twice as likely to die as those with private insurance; their hospital stays were 4 percent longer, and cost 26 percent more.”

Friday Facts: February 15, 2013

Georgia is poised to lead the nation in providing resources to enable personalized learning for every child.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution quotes Foundation CEO opposing Medicaid Expansion in Georgia

“The issue is what is the best way to address the uninsured in Georgia, and is it sustainable?”

Checking Up On Health: February 12

One day, you may be able to take living cells, load them into a printer and squirt out a 3D tissue that could develop into a kidney or a heart.