Briefly Noted December 2013


Frank Diamond

Encouraging news about the future supply of doctors: For the first time the number enrolling in medical schools in the United States exceeded 20,000, says the Association for American Medical Colleges. The 2013–2014 school year sees enrollment of 20,055 students. Four new medical schools opened this year, and existing schools are expanding class sizes, researchers say.... Health literacy tests might benefit patients and doctors alike, according to a study in the journal Surgery. They could give patients a more positive outlook on their treatments while giving physicians a better idea of just what patients do and don’t understand. The tests need to be short and simple, though.

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HAP, a subsidiary of Henry Ford Health System, is a nonprofit health plan providing coverage to individuals, companies and organizations. This executive develops strategies to meet membership and revenue targets through products, pricing, market segmentation and advertising.  Aligns business among Business Development, Commercial Sales, Medicare and Public Sector Programs and Product Development. Seeks to enhance and be responsible for business development and expansion through the development of an effective product portfolio, strong interpersonal relationships and service excellence.

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