Stories from Texas Medicine, June 2017

An Access Problem? - 05/03/2018

A U.S. district court in San Antonio has dismissed one lawsuit by an Austin attorney who alleged a number of practice websites weren’t compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); however, the lawsuit highlights an undefined hole in ADA regulations.


A Texas-Size Problem - 04/25/2018

Texas' health disparities have deepened as the state's population has grown and become more diverse. A report released in December found that health disparities in Texas cost the state $1.7 billion in excess medical care and $2.9 billion in lost productivity each year. Texas' increasing racial diversity will make this problem worse.


Preparing for the Worst - 06/01/2017

Zika is likely to be back in the news in June, and the Galveston National Lab at The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) will have a hand in combatting it. The lab is a "biosafety level 4," or BSL 4, facility — the only one on a college campus in the United States. At the heart of the UTMB campus, the lab studies and tracks emerging infectious diseases and defends against bioterrorism.


Big Help for Small Shops - 06/01/2017

The TMF Health Quality Institute wins a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services award to help train and educate small practices on MACRA's Quality Payment Program.