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The Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy fosters public discussion around health care policy to benefit the public good.  Through research, white papers and other projects, the Foundation serves as an honest, independent broker of ideas and actions designed to achieve the competing goals of cost reduction, expanding access and improving quality.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

New Analysis Quantifies the Impact of Socio-Economic Status on Quality Measures

CMS has refused to make SES adjustments for hospital readmission policies and penalties, but Congress now requires peer grouping of hospitals by proportion of low-SES patients to calculate penalties for readmissions. Today, the JKTG Foundation released new analysis that identifies current challenges in that method and suggests an alternate approach. The analysis was done by J. Graham Atkinson, D.Phil., executive vice president for research and policy at the JKTG Foundation.







Tuesday, March 14, 2017

JKTGF and BCRF Fund Collaborative, Mathematical Cancer Research

Researchers aim to better model, understand cancer metastasis







Thursday, February 23, 2017

JKTG Supports Society for Thermal Medicine Researchers, Scientists

As part of its commitment to support initiatives that help achieve improved health, the Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy (JKTG) has announced it will sponsor the 34th annual meeting of the Society for Thermal Medicine (STM) April 29-May 2, 2017.







Monday, December 19, 2016

Medicare Hospital Star Ratings Gives Flawed Quality Snapshot

Medicare’s star ratings of hospitals fail to provide the public with an easy comparison of the quality of inpatient care provided. An analysis by J. Graham Atkinson, D.Phil., Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy (JKTG) executive vice president for research and policy reveals the biases inherent in the rating system along with conceptual problems in the design of the method used to combine individual quality scores.







Friday, November 18, 2016

Video Replay + Transcript Available: Wall Street Comes to Washington Roundtable

Nov. 15, the JKTG Foundation again sponsored the annual Wall Street Comes to Washington Roundtable bringing Wall Street analysts together with Washington policy expert Paul Ginsburg, Ph.D., to explore what the latest market developments meant for national health policy and how the political climate will affect the health care sector.







Wednesday, November 2, 2016

ACA: Preclusion of Review

Upon enactment and review of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), the JKTG Foundation became concerned by the number and extent of the preclusion of administrative and judicial review provisions the law included.







Monday, October 31, 2016

JKTG Funding at Work: Research Uncovers New Thinking in Cancer Treatment

Two recent research studies partially funded by the Jayne Koskinas & Ted Giovanis Breast Cancer Research Consortium at Wistar are changing our understanding of cancer and may ultimately impact treatment.







Thursday, April 14, 2016

JKTG Foundation Co-Hosts Scientific Conference May 10

The JKTG Foundation along with the Wistar Institute, will host a full-day scientific conference with world-renowned clinical and breast cancer research pioneers to discuss new possibilities in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Registration is required for this free event. Register now!







Tuesday, April 5, 2016

JKTG Funded Research Published in Health Affairs Survey on Consumer Selection of Health Plan

Health Affairs will publish the work of Jessica Greene, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research, School of Nursing at the George Washington University, and Judith Hibbard, DrPH, Professor Emerita and Senior Researcher at the University of Oregon in their April issue. The JKTG Foundation funded the study, “Presenting Health Plan Information so that Consumers Value Quality as Well as Cost,” last year in an effort to measure and better understand how to help consumers make satisfying decisions when choosing health plans.







Thursday, March 3, 2016

ECRI-Led Health IT Safety Collaborative Releases Four Steps to Better Patient Safety

Sponsored in part by the JKTG Foundation, the Partnership for Health IT and Safety recently released the first in a series of evidence-based recommendations designed to improve health IT safety. The widespread and often underreported practice of copy and past has the potential to cause adverse patient safety events and was chosen for the group's first set of recommended practices.

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