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New Report Out: How the U.S. Health Care System Compares Internationally

The United States health care system is the most expensive in the world, but this report and prior editions consistently show the U.S. underperforms relative to other countries on most dimensions of performance. Among the 11 nations studied in this report—Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States—the U.S. ranks last, as it did in the 2010, 2007, 2006, and 2004 editions of Mirror, Mirror. Most troubling, the U.S. fails to achieve better health outcomes than the other countries, and as shown in the earlier editions, the U.S. is last or near last on dimensions of access, efficiency, and equity.

To read the report, click here.


Say What: Many Patients Struggling to Learn the Foreign Language of Health Insurance

Health officials have spent much of the past year promoting the Affordable Care Act and enrolling people in coverage. Now they need to help consumers understand the basics of health insurance and how to use their policies, health care providers and researchers say.

“Giving somebody an insurance card and not really telling them what that insurance is going to do for them is not going to produce the health outcomes that we all want to see,” said Brendan Saloner, a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. “If the goal is to improve health and lower costs … it is really important to equip consumers with the education they need.”

Learn more here.

First-of-its-kind Health Center for the Homeless Opens in Indy

A facility that is the first of its kind in Indiana is now open and helping hundreds of homeless get back on their feet.

The new Eskenazi Health Pedigo at Horizon House health center opened Wednesday night in Indianapolis.

It’s one of only a few centers in the entire country that offer mental health, primary care and day care for the homeless population - all free of charge.

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Essential Learning Online Staff Training

Indiana Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA) is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Essential Learning, a leader in the field of online continuing education, to offer IPHCA providers with the opportunity to launch Elevate™ LMS – customized organizational training site. IPHCA is proud to offer this training opportunity for all our members. We offer CEs, CMEs and a variety of courses in dental, medical, clinical and general workplace skills like supervision and management.

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