HHS unveils more specifics on federal Alzheimer's initiative

Share this article:
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

The federal government on Wednesday unveiled the first draft of its national action plan against Alzheimer's disease.

Building on the framework published in January, the draft released by the Department of Health and Human Services yesterday proposes the creation of registries to better direct Alzheimer's sufferers into clinical trials. The plan also calls for the establishment of a national inventory of research investments.

The national plan recommends that private partners work with government officials to formulate evidence-based guidelines for Alzheimer's care and create a national clearinghouse to publicize these guidelines.

It also proposes that healthcare entities such as medical homes and accountable care organizations be analyzed for outcomes among Alzheimer's patients. Click here to read the full national draft plan in its entirety.

Share this article:

More in News

Nursing home antipsychotic use has dipped nearly 19% under national effort, latest figures show

Nursing home antipsychotic use has dipped nearly 19% ...

The percent of long-stay nursing home residents receiving antipsychotic medication has decreased 18.8% under a nationwide initiative that started in 2012.

Jimmo succeeds in getting Medicare coverage, two years after landmark case ended

Glenda Jimmo has reached a settlement with the federal government and will finally receive Medicare coverage for claims that were denied in 2007, which led her to file a class-action lawsuit over the so-called "improvement standard."

Breier named new CEO at Kindred

Breier named new CEO at Kindred

Kindred Healthcare announced Thursday that it has chosen a new top executive to lead its push toward creating a mammoth national brand. Benjamin A. Breier, the company's current president and ...