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Advancing Behavioral Health Integration and Improving Care Coordination

January 4th, 2016|

Thank you to those providers who have committed to working in partnership with atom Alliance to advance behavioral health integration and care coordination. We invite you to join us Jan. 27, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CST, to learn more about how we will accomplish this together.

A Glance Back at 2015 (HHS.gov)

January 1st, 2016|

As we embark on 2016, here is a glimpse back at some of our incredible work from this year.

Medicare Drug Spending Dashboard

December 29th, 2015|

Just over a month ago, HHS convened a forum that brought together consumers, providers, employers, manufacturers, health insurance companies, representatives from state and federal government, and other stakeholders

NIH Unveils FY2016­-2020 Strategic Plan

December 26th, 2015|

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today released the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan, Fiscal Years 2016–2020: Turning Discovery Into Health, which will ensure the agency remains well positioned to capitalize on new opportunities for scientific exploration and address new challenges for human health.

2015 CMS Quality Conference Preview

December 1st, 2015|

The 2015 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Quality Conference, taking place December 1-3, 2015, is bringing together nationwide experts and thought leaders in healthcare quality improvement

In the Words of Corley Roberts, Daughter

November 30th, 2015|

Families with Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients Share Their Stories

My mom is going through the early stages of Alzheimer’s. She’s 81. Her dad died almost 20 years ago of what we believe was Alzheimer’s too. Her mom passed several years ago and had dementia.

My mom was born and raised in Fort Smith, Arkansas. What

HHS Report Reveals Progress in Quality Improvement Efforts

November 25th, 2015|

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the 2015 Annual Progress Report on the National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Healthcare. The National Quality Strategy is an initiative led by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on behalf of HHS.

In the Words of Krista Creel, Granddaughter

November 23rd, 2015|

Families with Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients Share Their Stories

My grandma lives in a nursing home in upstate New York. I live in Tennessee, so I don’t get to see her often. I was fortunate to be able to take my kids to visit her this summer.

In the Words of Mitzi Daffron, Daughter and Granddaughter

November 16th, 2015|

Families with Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients Share Their Stories

A summer day in 1980 started off like any other day when my grandmother was visiting. Mom and Dad went to work and Grandma took me to the dentist office—not unfamiliar territory.

In the Words of Donna Lee, Daughter

November 9th, 2015|

Families with Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients Share Their Stories

I have a journal with ‘tidbits’ of things I remember to write down. Recently, someone from Choices, the Commission on Aging, was at my house for an evaluation. She asked Mom her name and after some time I repeated the question.

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