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RUPRI comments on proposed antibiotic stewardship rule

As "superbugs" gain traction, health care regulatory and accreditation agencies are introducing new clinical standards, such as antibiotic stewardship programs specifically designed to help decrease resistance problems. The Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) Health Panel recently wrote a public comment on a proposed CMS rule, stating that they believe "the estimated costs are under-represented.” (The Rural Monitor) Published June 5, 2017

Study shows that tele-emergency services save patients money

Patients in small towns can save thousands of dollars in health care costs if their local rural hospital is part of a tele-emergency room network, according to a new study from the University of Iowa. “Our study’s primary goal was to identify the amount of money saved in situations when remote emergency medicine professionals can provide the necessary insight to help local providers avoid transfer of the patient,” says study co-author Nabil Natafgi, research associate and adjunct assistant professor of health management and policy. Marcia Ward, professor and director of the Rural Telehealth Research Center at the UI, served as senior author on the paper. (Iowa Now) Published May 24, 2017

Corbeil, Roberts named UI Distinguished Alumni Award recipients

CPH alumni Stephen Corbeil (84MA) and Rosebud Roberts (90MS) have been recognized by the University of Iowa Alumni Association with 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards, the association's highest honor. Both Corbeil and Roberts were honored in the Achievement category.  Published May 9, 2017

Program teaches health care providers business and leadership skills

The UI has started a new program to provide business and leadership education and training services to clinicians, managers, and other health care leaders across the state. The Office of Healthcare Leadership Education (OHLE) will help health care providers better understand the economic forces at work in their practices. The OHLE is a partnership among the UI’s Tippie College of Business, Carver College of Medicine, and College of Public Health. (Iowa Now) Published April 25, 2017

CPH faculty, student honored at annual Finkbine Dinner

CPH faculty members Joe Cavanaugh and Keith Mueller and PharmD/MPH student Jasmine Mangrum were honored with awards at the University of Iowa's annual Finkbine Dinner on April 11, 2017. Published April 17, 2017

Mueller discusses benefits of telehealth

For rural hospitals, telehealth can make otherwise faraway services accessible to people where they live, said Keith Mueller, director of the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis at the University of Iowa. “We can, in effect, bring the provider to the community without physically doing so,” Mueller said. “Even in urban areas, people want more and more convenience in how we receive our services. Here we are talking more about necessity.” (Politico) Published April 12, 2017

UI, Iowa Medical Society to teach business of health care

The Iowa Medical Society and the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business have teamed up to give the state’s physicians a crash course in business. The two groups, along with the UI’s Carver College of Medicine and College of Public Health, have put together a curriculum covering the basics of how to run a health care business. (The Gazette) Published April 11, 2017

Research Week 2017 poster award winners announced

See a full list and photo of the College of Public Health Research Week 2017 poster award winners. Published April 6, 2017

Learn about Iowa’s healthcare delivery system transformation project

Robert Schlueter, Iowa Medicaid Enterprise business analyst, will present "Iowa's Healthcare Delivery System Transformation Project" on Thursday, April 6, at 11:30 a.m. in S030 CPHB. All CPH students are welcome to attend.  Published March 30, 2017

Mueller named interim dean of College of Public Health

Kevin Kregel, University of Iowa acting executive vice president and provost, has appointed Keith Mueller interim dean of the College of Public Health, effective April 1. Current dean Sue Curry is stepping into the role of UI interim executive vice president and provost. (Iowa Now) Published March 24, 2017

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