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Vanderbilt study explores how dual-eligible beneficiaries spend

Aug. 17, 2018—People who qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare tend to have very serious, complex health problems, but new research by Laura Keohane shows that their rate of healthcare spending is not rising any faster than that of people eligible for just Medicare.

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Study finds generic options offer limited savings for expensive drugs

May. 9, 2018—Generic drug options did not reduce prices paid for the cancer therapy imatinib (Gleevec), according to a Health Affairs study released this week.

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Study evaluates community-based health efforts

Feb. 1, 2018—A new study from researchers at Vanderbilt and Harvard universities, published this week in the journal Health Affairs, uses federal health survey data to evaluate community-based efforts to address smoking, obesity and other health conditions such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension.

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Study finds nurses staying in workforce longer

Jul. 24, 2014—Registered nurses are staying in the workforce longer than in past decades, boosting the nation’s supply of R.N.s, according to a new study whose authors include Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Peter Buerhaus, Ph.D.

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Information technology transformation initiative under way

Nov. 7, 2012—Creating a world-class information technology infrastructure at Vanderbilt University is the aim of a major initiative now under way across campus. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Richard McCarty, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine Jeff Balser, Vice Chancellor for Administration Jerry Fife, Vice...

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200th Wellcast: Wright Pinson on active lifestyles

Jun. 13, 2012—Pinson (Vanderbilt) This week’s Faculty/Staff Health and Wellness Wellcast, titled “The Wright Stuff,” is the series’ landmark 200th podcast. Listen as Mary Yarbrough, executive director of Faculty/Staff Health and Wellness, talks with C. Wright Pinson, deputy vice chancellor for Health Affairs and CEO of the Vanderbilt Health System, about the individual and organizational value of...

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Lavizzo-Mourey to address childhood obesity epidemic Feb. 9

Jan. 30, 2012—Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will address “Reversing Childhood Obesity: Helping All Children Lead Healthier Lives” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in Light Hall, Room 208. The event, part of the Discovery Lecture Series, is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs. Approximately 23...

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Study finds more young people becoming nurses

Dec. 6, 2011—Nursing shortage eased by 62 percent increase in young nurses over past decade.

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