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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.
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.
Now that the Supreme Court has upheld key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, what lies ahead for health care in America? RAND experts sound off in the wake of this momentous decision.
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.
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.
Pedro José Greer, Jr, was awarded the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom. The award was given, in part, due to Greer's work with the Camillus Health Concern, an agency providing medical care to over 10,000 homeless and low-income patients annually.
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.