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Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: HealthCare.gov is a one-stop shop for learning about available health insurance coverage, based on location, state of health, and other criteria. It includes links to healthcare facilities that accept the uninsured-- "self-pay" patients and those who cannot afford to pay. HealthCare.gov is also a place to check for answers to questions about the Affordable Care Act, and to use an interactive timeline detailing the implementation of its most important provisions. Different topics under "Comparing Care Providers" link to the Medicare website, to other sections of this site, or to the DHHS website, where users can learn about physicians or types of healthcare facilities.
Keywords: consumer health, health services, healthcare, healthcare policy, healthcare system, law, Medicare/Medicaid, public health, U.S. Government
Provider: HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society)
Descriptions: HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. The adoption of the EMR and EHR, or Electronic Medical or Health Record, is a prominent theme of HIMSS. Resources on conferences and professional development activities in the field of health informatics are included. A Nursing Informatics section provides free PowerPoint-style educational presentations. Some content at the HIMSS site is for members only.
Keywords: education, electronic health record, healthcare system, informatics, information management, information science, information technology, jobs, networking, partial open access, trend, workplace
Provider: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Descriptions: The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) is a suite of healthcare databases and related software tools developed through a Federal-State-Industry partnership to build a multi-state system of healthcare databases supportive of research and decision-making. HCUP databases contain a core set of clinical and non-clinical information found in a typical patient discharge abstract: listed diagnoses and procedures, status at time of discharge, patient demographics, and charges regardless of payer (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, or uninsured.) The information is translated into a single format to facilitate both multi-state and national-to-state comparisons. HCUP is sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) as part of its mission to improve the quality, safety, efficiency and effectiveness of the U.S. healthcare system.
Keywords: demographics, health statistics, healthcare administration, healthcare policy, healthcare system, hospitals, Medicare/Medicaid, public health, statistical
Provider: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: This HHS website is a portal to information on health IT grant programs, electronic health record privacy and security issues, the Nationwide Health Information Network, the Federal Health Information Technology Standards Committee, and other relevant government resources. Health information technology (health IT) makes it possible for health care providers to better manage patient care through secure use and sharing of health information. Health IT includes the use of electronic health records (EHRs) instead of paper medical records to maintain people's health information.
Keywords: electronic health record, healthcare system, HIPAA, information technology, U.S. Government
Provider: Harris County Hospital District
Descriptions: A discount health services card for use in Harris County Hospital District's hospitals, clinics and other facilities. Financially distressed Harris County residents can apply for the Eligibility Card. Based on household income, one may qualify for medical financial assistance. The application form is available in English and Spanish on the website. A link to a list of local walk-in registration or "eligibility centers" and an explanation of the documents needed to accompany applications are also on this page.
Keywords: clinics, consumer health, Harris County, health services, healthcare system, hospitals, Houston, poverty, social services, TX
Provider: AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges)
Descriptions: Wing of Zock is a blog from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC.) It provides a new forum for faculty, residents and administrators at U.S. academic medical centers to share best practices in the new health care environment. Posts are to discuss issues in patient safety, innovations in the delivery of care, technology, quality of care, payment reform and other topics affecting patient treatment and medical education.
Keywords: advocacy, blog, care, faculty, free, graduate medical education, health sciences, health services, healthcare, healthcare administration, healthcare policy, healthcare professional, healthcare system, HIPAA, hospitals, interactive, law, management, medicine, networking, news, physician, policy, quality, standard of care, trend, workplace
Provider: National Institutes of Health/U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
Descriptions: This NIH/DHHS page lists the categories of grant funding available to the State of Texas from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Keywords: health services, healthcare administration, healthcare policy, healthcare system, hospitals, law, Texas, U.S. Government
Provider: Texas Health and Human Services System
Descriptions: "The DSHS Center for Health Statistics was established to provide a convenient access point for health-related data for Texas. Our objective is to be a source of information for assessment of community health and for public health planning. Our data are used to support research, grant applications and policy development and to provide rapid needs response to health emergencies." Statistical data provided by region in spreadsheet format.
Keywords: health services, health statistics, healthcare system, public health, Texas
Provider: Texas Health and Human Services System
Descriptions: A very broad spectrum of useful health-related resources and information for Texas residents is presented or linked to by this website. Browse or search for information on state regulations, diseases, statistics, consumer product safety, food and drug safety, immunization, professional licensing, social services- and much, much more.
Keywords: consumer health, drugs, food safety, gateway, government, health services, health statistics, healthcare system, law, public health, safety, social services, Texas, vaccine
Provider: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Descriptions: This informative website's resources may be designed for use by various categories of healthcare provider, but it contains information interesting and useful to consumers as well. Under the Research, Statistics, Data and Systems tab, for instance, in Medicare Provider Charge Data, one can explore comparative data like the often stunning disparities in rates charged by different hospitals within a single city, or by hospitals across the country, for treatment of a selection of 100 common diagnoses. It also provides links to detailed information about individual states' Medicare and Medicaid policies and programs.
Keywords: aging, care, consumer health, healthcare administration, healthcare policy, healthcare system
Provider: Center for Studying Health System Change
Descriptions: The mission of the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) is to inform policy makers and private decision makers about how local and national changes in the financing and delivery of health care affect people. HSC strives to provide high-quality, timely and objective research and analysis that leads to sound policy decisions, with the ultimate goal of improving the health of the American public. The Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) is a nonpartisan policy research organization located in Washington, D.C. HSC designs and conducts studies focused on the U.S. health care system to inform the thinking and decisions of policy makers in government and private industry. In addition to this applied use, HSC studies contribute more broadly to the body of health care policy research that enables decision makers to understand change and the national and local market forces driving that change.
Keywords: healthcare policy, healthcare system, industry, sociology
Provider: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Descriptions: This website contains data sets, reports and rankings that include information on the quality of care delivery, patient outcomes, and patient feedback on physicians, hospitals, and cost. A "data hub" provides interactive graphics of state populations broken out by ethnicity, educational attainment, and age group for a number of healthcare measures, such as rates of the uninsured, portion of state budgets spent on healthcare, healthcare quality, and more. The focus of this website is discussion and demonstration of how "big data" can serve to improve health care in the United States.
Keywords: blog, data, data analysis, data-sharing, economics, education, free, full text, health statistics, healthcare policy, healthcare system, Medicare/Medicaid, population, public health, reports, Texas, wellness
Provider: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Descriptions: Kaiser Health News (KHN) is a nonprofit news organization committed to in-depth coverage of health care policy and politics. KHN is a project of the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Keywords: government, health services, healthcare policy, healthcare professional, healthcare system, news, NIH, poverty, public affairs, public health, reports, trend
Provider: JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations)
Descriptions: Established in 1951, the independent, non-profit Joint Commission provides accreditation and certification services for health care facilities-- hospitals, nursing homes, laboratories, home health care providers, etc. and in diverse specialties ranging from critical care to behavioral health. The JCAHO "...seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value." To that end, it produces standards, goals, certifications, awards, quality reports and consumer resources. Standards address levels of performance in areas such as patient rights, patient treatment, medication safety and infection control. JCAHO publishes reviews, white papers, reports including an Annual Report, National Patient Safety Goals, its Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, and numerous newsletters, some of which are freely accessible here.
Keywords: certification, consumer health, ethics, glossary of terms, health services, healthcare policy, healthcare system, hospitals, measurement, news, partial open access, patient education, public health, quality, reports, safety, standard of care
Provider: American Hospital Association
Contents: brief records, directory, index, partial full text, statistics
Access Level: Licensed, Partially Open, Special Access Terms
Descriptions: The Directory's complete content is not accessible to our users, but by clicking "Free Hospital Information," one can search for hospitals; view profile information like location, number of beds, types of services offered, Medicare patient charges and utilization numbers; and see general State and National hospital statistics. Full access to the database is currently restricted to TMC library staff. Please contact staff via Ask Us for assistance with other questions that might be answered using this resource.
Keywords: healthcare system, hospital statistics, Hospitals - United States
Descriptions: AHRQ conducts and supports health services research on clinical outcomes, quality, cost, use of resources, and access to care. Findings from AHRQ-supported health services research are used by clinicians, patients, health system leaders, and others to help them make more informed health care decisions. Many resources are provided here, including a free health information technology toolbox.
Keywords: bioterrorism, clinical studies, disaster, emergency medicine, emergency preparedness, federal agencies, healthcare administration, healthcare professional, healthcare system, hospitals, infectious disease, pandemic, public health
Contents: E-books, full text
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: An expanding collection with more than 100,000 titles in trade, reference, science, technology, medicine and literature. Some content is out of copyright, free with subscription; some is licensed by the Texas State Library for TexShare; and some is provided by the University of Texas at Austin.
Keywords: cell biology, chemistry, cognitive science, genomics, healthcare policy, healthcare system, medicine, microbiology, multidisciplinary, nanoscience, nursing, nutrition
Contents: Abstracts, Citations, index, links to full text, mobile access
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: PsycInfo provides citations with abstracts covering the peer-reviewed literature of psychology and psychiatry, as well as related material in the social, behavioral and health sciences. Provides selective coverage of approximately 2,500 periodicals and 3 million records from books, journals and other publications. Some of the literature cited and abstracted here date back to the early 1800's.
Keywords: behavioral sciences, healthcare policy, healthcare system, neurology, neuroscience, psychiatric nursing, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, social work
Provider: AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)
Descriptions: The Health section of AARP's website provides very user-friendly coverage of health care issues like Medicare and other insurance, health care reform, drug costs, and how to talk to one's physician. It contains tools for checking drug interactions, a pill identifier, information on diseases, conditions, signs and symptoms, caregiving, brain health (including brain games) and more.
Keywords: brain, consumer health, disease, drugs, general health, general medical reference, healthcare policy, healthcare system, Medicare/Medicaid, popular