Category Archives: Ignatius Bau: Policy Analysis

I am available for policy analysis of relevant legislation, regulations and standards. Recent work has included:
* Prepared analyses of federal legislation, including the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
*Prepared comments on implementing regulations for the HITECH Act to the Office of National Coordinator for HIT and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
*Conducted background research and prepared comments on several proposed models for medical homes
*Prepared analyses of requirements for “meaningful use of certified health electronic health records” and their alignment with proposed standards for medical homes

Side-by-Side Analysis of Equity Provisions in Final Senate and House Health Care Reform Bills

This is my side-by-side analysis of the provisions in the final Senate and House health reform bills related to equity, health disparities, demographic data, language access, cultural competency, health workforce diversity and community health. 

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California Pan-Ethnic Health Network Bulletin: Advancing Patient-Centeredness and Equity in Health Reform

An overview of the patient-centeredness and equity provisions of the national health care reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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California Pan-Ethnic Health Network: How Medical Homes Can Advance Health Equity

This issue brief from the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network describes the concept of the “patient-centered medical home” and explains how this emerging model of health care delivery might advance health equity.  The issue brief highlights ten common characteristics of medical … Continue reading

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California Pan-Ethnic Health Network Bulletin: How Health Information Technology Can Advance Health Equity

An overview of how health information technology can advance health equity for communities of color and other underserved populations.

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The California Endowment Issue Brief: Financing Language Assistance Services

This issue brief describes how states have accessed federal matching funding for language assistance services.   Link to Original Source

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Policy Analysis

I am available for policy analysis of relevant legislation, regulations and standards. Recent work has included: * Prepared analyses of federal legislation, including the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and the Patient Protection and Affordable … Continue reading

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