Policy plays an undeniably instrumental role in the type of care patients receive, so this group of blogs will help you keep a pulse on any changes affecting the industry.
21. FDA LAW BLOG
Because so much of what the FDA does involves food, it’s easy to forget the organization also helps regulate drugs and medical devices. Law firm Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C. publishes FDA Law Blog to illustrate how regulations related to these topics play out in the real world and in the courtroom.
This blog from the Brookings Institution takes a look at how changes in health policy affect individuals as well as the broader system. You’ll also find information about health care policy around the globe.
23. HHS BLOG
The US Department of Health & Human Services works to improve public health, and their bloghighlights some of the ways it’s happening. Expect to read about emerging methods for treating and diagnosing diseases, practical tips you can use to lead a healthier life, and steps the government can take to improve health outcomes across the country.
24. HEALTH AFFAIRS BLOG
Most major news publications share what’s happening in health policy without going into much detail. This is where the Health Affairs Blog stands apart from the rest, offering analysis on issues affecting health care. They also welcome submissions, so feel free to chime in and pen a piece yourself.
POLITICO’s eHealth site covers everything happening, and what could potentially happen, in health care. The blog does a good job of reporting the latest happenings in Washington and also features insights from people who work in the health care industry.
26. HEALTH CARE INTELLIGENCE
Anyone working in the health care field knows how quickly things can change, so the weekly roundup from Health Care Intelligence is useful for getting a lot of information without having to spend hours reading. Each post shares the latest health care news from the last week, then elaborates on the most important points.
27. CARE AND COST
For anyone who has ever found themselves scratching their heads while reading about health care,Care And Cost will offer some much-appreciated clarification. The experienced team of writers craft stories with patients in mind, so there’s no need to worry about getting lost when weighing the pros and cons of going with a PPO health plan.
28. ACO WATCH
Focusing primarily on accountable care organizations, ACO Watch could be considered somewhat of a niche blog. But anyone who wants to learn more about the broader health care conversation will appreciate how clearly information is laid out using bulleted lists and easy-to-understand graphics.
29. VITAL SIGNS
The Vital Signs blog covers health policy news with a healthy dose of skepticism. This blog is able to discuss policy in a way that speaks to individuals and political parties, as well as people in the health care industry, without coming across as either too cheerful or too dismal.
This blog from the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute covers all things health insurance. Through expert posts, the blog aims to “untangle the often arcane world of insurance regulation.” This means answering questions about federal and state rules, and clarifying what they mean for individuals and their families.
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