Tag Archives: Initiative

Longer Looks: Trump’s Kidney Initiative, Measles’ Return & Fecal Transplants

Each week, KHN’s Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the Web. Vox: A New Trump Executive Order On Kidneys Could Save Thousands Of Lives  President Trump on Wednesday announced an executive order on a topic rather far afield from his usual concerns: improving care for patients with kidney disease. (Dylan Matthews, 7/10) NPR’s Fresh… Read More »

Research initiative to use collaborative approach on claims-based research

Stanford University and Southern Methodist University are launching a research initiative to tackle specific healthcare problems, collaborating with an Australian initiative. The U.S. research effort will rely on data analytics to solve vexing healthcare problems, such as identifying new ways to enhance patient outcomes while controlling costs, and better handling of the opioid epidemic. The… Read More »

VA enrolls 750,000 participants in genetics research initiative

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Million Veteran Program is three-quarters of the way to reaching its enrollment goal, with the aim of bringing precision medicine to VA healthcare. With 750,000 participants currently enrolled, the agency says it has reached a major milestone and has one of the world’s largest genomic databases as part of a… Read More »