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With the complex process of implementing the ACA underway, RAND research is tracking the progress of implementation and assessing the potential consequences of choices facing federal and state governments, employers, families, and individuals.
In its second term, the Obama Administration can restrain further health care spending growth—without compromising quality—by employing four broad strategies: fostering efficient and accountable providers, engaging and empowering consumers, promoting population health, and facilitating high-value innovation.
The Professorship of Health Services Research, held by Professor Martin Roland CBE, has been retitled to the RAND Professorship of Health Services Research in recognition of the successful collaboration between the University of Cambridge and RAND Europe to develop a center of excellence and innovation in health services research.
Dr. Mark Schuster has been elected to the Institute of Medicine. He is an adjunct researcher at RAND and the William Berenberg Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Chief of General Pediatrics and Vice Chair for Health Policy in the Department of Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital.
Applications are being accepted now through March 21 for the 21st annual RAND Summer Institute (RSI), a pair of conferences on aging that will be held next July 7–10 at the RAND Corporation headquarters in Santa Monica.
The RAND Corporation is launching a new research initiative to provide objective and nonpartisan analysis about the impact and future of the 340B program, a major federal program that gives safety net hospitals and other health care providers access to discounted outpatient medications.
Frederick S. Pardee, a former RAND researcher, contributed $3.6 million to support the Pardee RAND Graduate School and to create its Pardee Initiative for Global Human Progress. His generous gift will seed projects that help those in developing countries.
RAND congratulates physician researcher Ateev Mehrotra on receiving AcademyHealth's 2013 Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award. The award recognizes early-career health services researchers who “show exceptional promise for future contributions.”
To celebrate our first 60 years, we created 60 Ways RAND Has Made a Difference, an online book to illustrate our most notable contributions. On our 65th birthday, we provide five of the most recent ways in which we at RAND are proud to have made a difference.
RAND economist and PRGS professor Titus Galama has received an Independent Scientist Award from the National Institute on Aging, a prestigious career development award offered by the National Institutes of Health to foster the development of outstanding scientists.
Former RAND researcher Elizabeth McGlynn has been honored with AcademyHealth's 2012 Distinguished Investigator Award. Her extensive research on health care quality has had an enormous impact on how experts evaluate health care reform.
International Privacy Day celebrates the day in 1981 that the first international convention on privacy was signed. Research by RAND Europe illustrates the complexities of maintaining privacy protections while supporting the legitimate use of personal data for economic and social purposes.
RAND Europe staff presented the Mapping Pathways project, which focuses on antiretroviral-based HIV/AIDS prevention, at the biennial International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) 2011.
Escarce is a senior natural scientist at RAND and has been a member of the RAND Health staff for more than a decade. His research on various health care issues has been published in top ranking health services and economics journals. Current projects include an assessment the effects of Medicare's payment methods on care of seniors, and factors of coronary heart disease development.
Recent proposed reforms to the Stafford Act (improving disaster recovery capability) and the National Disaster Recovery Framework (a guide to cooperation between federal agencies) cluster around five key areas where RAND has relevant studies offering additional insight and context.
Robert Brook, RAND Distinguished Chair in Health Care Services, and Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA, has been named one of the 50 most influential physician executives in 2011 by Modern Healthcare.
The AcademyHealth Board of Directors gives the Health Services Research (HSR) Impact Award to recognize research that has had a significant impact on health and health care. This year, RAND's Invisible Wounds of War study and Terri Tanielian were named winners.
RAND's Invisible Wounds of War won the PROSE award for the best book published in 2008 in the field of Clinical Medicine. The PROSE winners are named annually by the Association of American Publishers. Invisible Wounds of War was among 35 winners selected from 439 entries.
Dr. Robert Brook, vice president and director of RAND Health, was selected by the Health Research & Educational Trust as the recipient of the 2008 TRUST Award. The TRUST Award recognizes individuals who have exhibited visionary leadership in the health care field.