Disease prevention, disaster preparedness and response and environmental safety. Rich data sets exist at patient and system levels, reflecting the dominant role that Australian Governments play in our system, anchored in the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS) and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and now-ubiquitous My Health Record (MHR).
CDC activated its Emergency Operations Center to coordinate the agency’s response to this emerging health threat and yesterday the Secretary of the Department Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, declared a public health emergency in the United States.
In 2010, teen pregnancy and childbirth accounted for at least $9.4 billion in costs to U.S. taxpayers for increased health care and foster care, increased incarceration rates among children of teen parents and lost tax revenue because of lower educational attainment and income among teen mothers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The training relationship established between the Tennessee Department of Health and Vanderbilt University led directly to the prompt recognition and investigation of a recent large, multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis caused by a contaminated injectable steroid product.
As the WMHS Administration was finalizing our strategic plan, which will take the health system into 2020, it was determined that WMHS would need an academic medical partner to ensure that we could maintain and enhance the clinical programs and services we provide to our patients.