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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Ted's Take: Mandated Benefit Review Panel

In my view, there are four key ideas that should guide us in making our health policy decisions as we cannot afford to include every possible benefit within insurance coverage.







Tuesday, August 20, 2019

JKTG-funded report examines US health care quality measurement

This report examines the state of quality measurement in the U.S., and why our quality measurement system isn’t getting us to a demonstrably better value proposition.

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Monday, August 5, 2019

JKTG Announces $624K in Funding for Metastatic Breast Cancer Research

The Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy (JKTG) today announced funding to Daniele Gilkes, Ph.D., at Johns Hopkins’ University, for research that aims to better understand breast cancer metastasis and builds on a previous JKTG-funded pilot project at the Gilkes’ lab.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Study notes problems in hospital infection rate risk-adjustment models

The authors looked at hospital intensive care units (ICU) and found great variation in reported ICU utilization among admissions for congestive heart failure with alarming data revealing that the designation of ICU versus non-ICU care was unrelated to patient severity.







Monday, January 21, 2019

JKTG Gives CMS Recommendations to Avoid Conflict of Interests for AOs

In comments submitted to CMS on Accreditation Organizations (AOs) Conflict of Interest, JKTG Foundation stressed the inherit conflicts of interest that result from AO consulting relationships with providers, objectivity challenges when providers are part of AO board of directors, particularly those who receive payment for their board participation. JKTG provides three recommendations that address the concerns identified.







Thursday, November 8, 2018

Foundation for the NIH and JKTG Foundation Renew Support for Training Two Research Fellows at the NIH

The two deserving scholars have received training awards through the NIH Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Awards (Postbac IRTA) program and the NIH’s Graduate Partnership Program (GPP) to conduct full-time research at NIH under the mentorship of Dr. Sharon Milgram, Director of the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education. While the GPP scholar is interested in research focused on nanotechnology and cancer therapeutics, the Postbac IRTA scholar is focused on physics and biomedical engineering.







Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Wistar Receives Grant from the Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy to Support the Breast Cancer Research Consortium

The Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy (JKTG) awarded The Wistar Institute a $840,000 grant, over three years, to support the Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Breast Cancer Research Consortium at Wistar.







Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Study Notes Complexity When Using Hospital Mortality Rates as Quality Measure

. A recent paper in the American Journal of Medical Quality, by researchers from 3M and Yale University and assisted by the J. Graham Atkinson, DPhil, Executive Vice President for Research and Policy of the Foundation, raises important issues regarding the measurement and use of mortality rates and points out the importance of focusing on preventable deaths and appropriately risk adjusting.







Monday, February 26, 2018

JKTG Announces $300K in Funding for Nanoparticle Cancer Research

Award builds on JKTG-funded work of Johns Hopkins’ Researcher, Robert Ivkov, Ph.D.







Monday, January 29, 2018

JKTG-Funded Projects Suggest Cancer Treatment Changes to Combat Drug Resistance

JKTG and BCRF jointly funded three multi-institutional collaborations for projects with potential to substantially advance understanding of cancer biology or improve clinical outcomes. Members from one 2017 AMIGOS multidisciplinary team published five papers during the year.








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