Updated: State's first Medicaid ACOs are approved (njbiz.com) Three health care groups have gotten the OK from the state to form Medicaid accountable care organizations, according to news releases this week. The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, the Trenton Health Team and the Healthy Greater Newark ACO, an organization affiliated with the Greater Newark Healthcare Coalition, will be the first Medicaid ACOs in New Jersey, when they start a three-year demonstration project to begin Wednesday. Each of the organizations will serve one of the state's largest cities.
How a pediatric hospital collaborative transformed patient safety (fiercehealthcare.com) As hospitals nationwide work to improve patient safety and avert federal penalties for hospital-acquired conditions (HACs), children's hospitals have made some of the most significant progress, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Multiple Chronic Conditions Education and Training (hhs.gov) -- the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services, released a new set of training materials for health professionals. The first-of-its kind, the HHS Education and Training Resources on Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCC) for the Healthcare Workforce will provide health professionals with education to care for people living with multiple chronic conditions.
Medical School Hopefuls Grapple With Overhauled Entrance Exam (wnyc.org) It's T minus four days until exam day, and Travis Driscoll is practically living at his desk. Driscoll is one of 13,000 medical school applicants across the U.S. taking the new Medical College Admissions Test, or MCAT. He's got stacks of science books on his desk to help him prepare and a rainbow of biochemistry charts pasted to the walls: glycolysis, citric acid cycle, electron transport chain, mitosis, meiosis and DNA replication.