September 19, 2017


Ascension mobile clinic set to provide urgent dental care at schools in southeastern Wisconsin  

By: Guy Boulton | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | September 12, 2017

As many as 1,000 children with severe tooth decay will have easier access to urgent dental care this school year.

Epic Systems Corp. unveils program to expand accessibility to health records

By: Judy Newman | Wisconsin State Journal | September 16, 2017

If you go on vacation and break a leg or come down with malaria, it may soon be easier to let the physician who treats you get a glimpse of your health history, if you so desire.

Ron Johnson, Tammy Baldwin remain on opposite sides of health care debate

By: Bill Glauber | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | September 12, 2017

Wisconsin's two U.S. senators have long been on opposite sides of the health care debate and on Wednesday those stark differences will be on full display as the issue heats up in Congress.

2 from county in elite UW program

By: Kent Tempus, USA Today Network-WI | Green Bay Press-Gazette | September 12, 2017

Two 2016 UW-Madison graduates from Oconto County are among just 26 people selected for a sought-after rural medical education program through the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

Column: Maintain funding for children's health care

By: Drs. Mala Mathur, Dipesh Navsaria & Sarah Campbell, USA Today Network-WI | Post-Crescent | September 15, 2017

It has been a remarkable journey for children’s health care in our country this year. The recently proposed health care bills that were not passed by the Senate this summer have allowed millions of children in our country — and over 541,000 children in Wisconsin — to continue receiving much-needed health care coverage.

UW-Madison Accelerated Nursing Program Starts Taking Applications

By: Shamane Mills | WPR | September 11, 2017

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is hoping to graduate more registered nurses to help address the nursing shortage predicted within the next two decades.

Milwaukee health systems withdraw proposal to replace Milwaukee County's psychiatric hospital

By: Guy Boulton | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | September 15, 2017

Three health systems in the Milwaukee area are dropping their bid to replace the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division’s acute-care psychiatric hospital in Wauwatosa.

State makes progress on some workforce goals, deems others 'unreachable'

By: Matthew DeFour | Wisconsin State Journal | September 18, 2017

Wisconsin state government has been bracing for the looming workforce crisis for years.

Whole Health Clinical Group opens new $8 million West Allis clinic

By: Lauren Anderson | BizTimes | September 14, 2017

Whole Health Clinical Group, an arm of the Milwaukee Center for Independence that provides mental health services in southeastern Wisconsin, has moved into a new 25,000-square-foot clinic in West Allis. 


Primary care doctors spend more than 50% of workday on EHR tasks, American Medical Association study finds  

By: Joanne Finnegan | FierceHealthcare | September 13, 2017

Primary care physicians spend more than half of their workday interacting with electronic health records, a new study found.

Deal Struck to Extend Financing for Children’s Health Program

By: Robert Pear | The New York Times | September 12, 2017

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the top Democrat on the panel announced on Tuesday night that they had reached agreement on a plan to prevent the imminent exhaustion of federal funds for the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Without Price Breaks, Rural Hospitals Struggle To Stock Costly, Lifesaving Drugs

By: Sarah Jane Tribble | KHN | September 18, 2017

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ark. — Hospital pharmacist Mandy Langston remembers when Lulabelle Berry arrived at Stone County Medical Center’s emergency department last year.

Johnson Joins Republicans In Last-Ditch Effort To Repeal ACA

By: Shamane Mills | WPR | September 13, 2017

Four Republican U.S. senators unveiled a bill Wednesday they say could be the last chance to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

‘An escalating crisis’: People with diabetes struggle to afford life-saving insulin

By: Shari Rudavsky, The Indianapolis Star | USA Today | September 9, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS — For the first two decades that Jessica Price had diabetes, she never worried about the price of her insulin and supplies, because her mother’s insurance covered the cost.

Feds still considering Minnesota proposal to lower insurance rates as time running out

By: David Montgomery | Pioneer Press | September 18, 2017

Minnesota’s plan to lower health insurance premiums next year had just one little complication, but it’s threatening to turn into a big complication: It requires approval from the federal government. And with time running out, that approval still isn’t here.

The Journey Of Geriatric Emergency Medicine: Acceleration, Diffusion, And Collaboration As Keys To Continued Growth

By: Kelly Ko, Adrian Lesser, Kevin Biese, Ula Hwang and Christopher Carpenter | Health Affairs Blog | September 12, 2017

As more and more of us live longer and healthier lives, we are becoming part of one of the largest demographic shifts in US history, as some 10,000 Americans now turn 65 every day. Innovations in health and care have helped make that increased longevity possible, and now a new wave of innovations to our health care system and community-based services must emerge to reflect our country’s changing demographic.