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Op-ed: Net neutrality and the movement of health data

In late 2017, the debate over net neutrality once again reached a boiling point, as FCC chairman Ajit Pai led a repeal of US net neutrality policy. Here, assistant professor and graduate program director Thomas Martin writes on the importance of net neutrality on healthcare in the United States and makes recommendations for the future of internet policy in regards to healthcare.

Posted:  April 20, 2018

Salzer, Foley recognized for excellence in research, teaching

At the Faculty Teaching, Research and Creative Awards ceremony on Monday, April 9, two College of Public Health faculty members will receive some of the university’s highest honors. Mark Salzer, professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and director of the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion, will receive the Paul W.

Posted:  April 4, 2018

Op-ed: What recent changes to blood pressure guidelines mean for US adults

Last year, the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association updated its clinical guidelines for high blood pressure treatment – increasing the number of Americans diagnosed with high blood pressure. Here, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration and Policy Gabriel S.

Posted:  February 26, 2018

Q&A: Will the Amazon/JP Morgan/Berkshire Hathaway venture impact the everyday consumer?

In January, Amazon announced that it will form a company—together with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase—to cut healthcare costs for its employees. Though details were sparse, the companies seek to provide “simplified, high-quality and transparent healthcare” for their 500,000 U.S. staff. Here, Health Services Administration and Policy faculty members Stuart Fine and Thomas Martin discuss the impacts of the Amazon venture on everyday consumers.

Who will be directly impacted by this new venture?

Posted:  February 16, 2018

New study may change dialogue surrounding obesity

There’s some controversy over whether fighting obesity should begin with the person or the place where he or she lives. In a new study, lead investigator Michael Halpern, associate professor in the Department of Health Services Administration and Policy, argues that addressing the needs of individuals is more effective than tackling problems facing a community or neighborhood as a whole.

Posted:  January 15, 2018

Study measures effectiveness of stopping opioid abuse before it starts

There’s a new approach to addressing the opioid crisis in Philadelphia: prevent addiction from happening in the first place. At the Care Clinic, a federally-qualified community health center run by the nonprofit Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), people who suffer from chronic pain learn to manage their symptoms in a way that keeps them from slipping into opioid abuse.

Posted:  November 3, 2017