Institute for Patient Access Launches National Health Policy Blog

Health Policy Today features news, clinician and patient commentary on health disparities, value and innovation, patient access and health technology assessment

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A new blog, Health policy today, highlights national news and clinician and patient perspectives on current policy issues that impact patient-centered healthcare. Launching today, the site is a project of the nonprofit National Institute for Patient Access, a physician-led 501(c)(3) policy research organization.

Health Policy Today combines commentary from healthcare providers and patients, plain-language blog summaries of new data and current health policy developments, and educational resources. Content featured relates to one of Health Policy Today’s key policy areas: health disparities, value and innovation, patient access, and health technology assessment.

Resources available include original content from the Institute for Patient Access as well as materials from other policy, advocacy, and research organizations.

Examples include:

Health disparities – Rejected: How life-saving heart medication is slipping away from women, southerners and people of color
Value and innovation – Innovation puts patients back in control by Robert FeketeMD
Patient Access – More States Embracing Step Therapy Limits
Health Technology Assessment – Sacrificing quality for QALY

Health Policy Today replaces the now defunct Institute for Patient Access Policy blog.

DECLARATION OF MICHELLE WINOKURDrPH, DIRECTOR GENERAL, INSTITUTE FOR PATIENT ACCESS: “Health Policy Today is an online hub dedicated specifically to the issues that dominate current health policy discussions. Regarding health disparities, innovation, access or assessment of health technologies healthcare, this site serves as a go-to resource for new data, blog content and feedback from patients and frontline healthcare providers.”

The Institute for Patient Access is a physician-led policy research organization dedicated to upholding the primacy of the physician-patient relationship in the delivery of quality health care.

SOURCE Institute for Patient Access

Amanda J. Marsh