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    How Health Insurance Actually Works

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Aug 3, 2017 10:10:55 AM

    By Kristina M. Young, MS & Philip J. Kroth, MD, MS
    Authors of Health Care USA, 9th Edition

    Amidst all the rhetoric and bluster of the health care debate, public discourse suggests that many lawmakers and the American public have little understanding of the fundamental principles of how insurance actually works.  Regarding the ACA, calls to end its “individual mandate” because it infringes upon personal rights, suggestions to segregate people with pre-existing conditions into high-risk pools, and proposals to cap life-time health insurance benefits are only three examples of what seem to bespeak an enduring ignorance. In the face of all controversies, health insurance market principles remain grounded in insurers’ management of risk and how insurance works.

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    Topics: ACA, health administration, Individual Mandate, MACRA, National Health, health insurance, Public Administration

    "Delivering Health Care in America" Authors Celebrate 20 Years with New 7th Edition Coming in October

    Posted by Sophie Teague on May 23, 2017 3:29:20 PM

    By Leiyu Shi, DrPH, MBA, MPA, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    & Douglas A. Singh, PhD, MBA, Indiana University at South Bend, School of Business and Economics
    Authors, Delivering Health Care in America, 7th Edition (Available Oct. 13, 2017)

     

    With this Seventh Edition, we celebrate 20 years of serving instructors, students, policymakers, and others, both at home and overseas, with up-to-date information on a dynamic United States health care delivery system. Much has changed and much will continue to change in the future as the nation will grapple with critical issues of access, cost, and quality. Indeed, much of the developing and developed world will also be contending with similar issues.

    People in the United States, in particular, had just gotten a taste of a far-reaching health care reform with President Barack Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act (ACA), nicknamed Obamacare. The law produced mixed results that are documented in this new edition.

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    Topics: New Edition, Affordable Care Act (ACA), Author, health administration, National Health, Public health management, Delivering Health Care in America, Public Administration, shi & singh

    Reducing the Angst of Group Projects

    Posted by Sophie Teague on May 9, 2017 12:44:47 PM

    By Sharon Buchbinder, RN, PhD
    Author of Introduction to Health Care Management, 3rd Edition

    Does any of this sound familiar?

    “I hate group projects! This is a waste of my time!”
    “Why can’t you just give us individual assignments?”
    “Suzy was lazy and didn’t pull her weight!”
    “Johnny didn’t get his work in on time!”
    “No one could agree on a plan. It was a nightmare!”
    “Jane was bossy and wouldn’t listen to anyone else’s ideas.”
    “I had to do all the work. No one followed my instructions!”

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    Topics: allied health, Author, health administration, Sharon Buchbinder Blog

    Webinar: Health Care Leadership

    Posted by Alianna Ortu on Apr 24, 2017 10:00:05 AM

    Join us for a free webinar on Wednesday May 3rd at 2pm EST. In this webinar, you’ll hear from Gerald (Jerry) R. Ledlow, PhD, MHA, FACHE, author of Leadership for Health Professionals, Third Edition, about how he created and incorporated his “Focused Content Cycling” model into the text. Learn best practices for teaching complex leadership principles to your health care students.

    Register today at: go.jblearning.com/Leadershipwebinar

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    Topics: allied health, Health, health administration, Webinar, Leadership, ledlow, webinar, health care leadership, leadership for health professionals

    5 Star Review: Leadership for Health Professions, Third Edition

    Posted by Alianna Ortu on Apr 14, 2017 10:00:24 AM

    We are pleased to announce that Leadership for Health Professionals: Theory, Skills, and Applications, Third Edition by Gerald (Jerry) R. Ledlow and James H. Stephens has just received a perfect, 5-star review. Cynthia L Cummings, EdD, RN, CHSE, from the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health, writing for Doody's Review Service, says:

    “I loved this book. It is easy to follow with an excellent discussion and flow of topics. The book would be an excellent resource for anyone interested in healthcare leadership.”

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    Topics: allied health, Doody's Review Service, health administration, New Text, Review, Leadership, ledlow, health care leadership, leadership for health professionals, stephens

    Lots of Focus on the ACA, Meanwhile MACRA Is Here to Stay

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Apr 5, 2017 3:24:30 PM

    While the recent headlines are focused on the potential repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), another health care law is moving forward, unobstructed. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was passed in 2015 with full support from both sides of the congressional aisle.

    MACRA is a separate but complementary law to the ACA, according to Kristina M. Young, MS (SUNY Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions) and Philip J. Kroth, MD, MS (University of New Mexico School of Medicine). Young and Kroth are the authors of the new 9th edition of Sultz & Young’s Health Care USA.

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    Topics: ACA, health administration, Kristina M. Young, MACRA, Philip J. Kroth

    Teaching the ACA Under the Threat of ‘Repeal and Replace’: Our Authors Weigh In

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Feb 22, 2017 8:56:11 AM

    ‘Repeal and Replace’ seems to be the mantra of the new White House administration. What does the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) look like? How should educators approach the topic in classroom discussion? We asked our authors for their opinion and here’s what they said:

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    Topics: Affordable Care Act (ACA), health administration, Public Administration

    One Health: From AIDS to Zika - Webinar Recording Now Available

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Dec 15, 2016 1:25:02 PM

    by Richard Riegelman MD, MPH, PhD Profession and Founding Dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University

    As Zika spreads to the U.S., climate change becomes a daily reality, and the presence of antibiotic resistance becomes a threat to human health, the One Health movement has emerged to help us understand how it all fits together. One Health looks at the relationship between human, animal, and ecosystem health and offers the potential for dramatic progress if the health professions work together to address these issues.

    Learn more about the One Health initiative in this webinar recorded on December 1st, 2016.

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    Topics: allied health, Health, Author, Global health, health administration, Health Science, Richard Riegelman, Webinar, Diseases

    Fall 2016 Webinar Recordings Now Available

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Nov 17, 2016 4:01:23 PM

    Wednesday October 19, 2:00 pm EDT
    Topic: Quality Improvement: A Guide for Integration in Nursing
    Description: Join author and Nursing instructor, Anita Finkelman, MSN, RN for an informative and interactive webinar around the hot topic of Quality Improvement in Nursing.
    View the Recorded Webinar

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    Topics: allied health, Kay Perrin, public health education, Global health, health administration, Webinar, Law, marketing, Public health management, Sharon Buchbinder Blog, Richard Skolnik Blog

    Diversity and Online Learning

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Nov 9, 2016 9:50:07 AM

    by Sharon B. Buchbinder, RN, PhD

    Diversity and inclusion are two words we are incorporating in our face to face teaching at all levels of higher education. From the early concepts of race and ethnicity, dimensions of diversity have blossomed into a myriad of identifiers—and self-identifiers. The following list of dimensions of diversity is by no means exhaustive, but is meant to be a conversation starter.

    • Culture of Origin: Race/Ethnicity/Language(s)
    • Gender: Roles/Sexual Orientation
    • Age: Decade/Generation/Generational Touchstones
    • Learning Styles: Visual/Auditory/Kinesthetic
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    Topics: health administration, Sharon Buchbinder Blog

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