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$5 Million Goes To UT Southwestern For Patient Care Innovation


Patient-centered care. If you aren’t already familiar with this catchphrase, you will be soon.

The Affordable Care Act created incentives for hospitals and doctors to put patients first, by creating patient-centered medical homes and rewarding preventative care.

The Obama administration is looking for more innovative ways to cut costs and keep patients healthy, and it’s just awarded UT Southwestern with $5 million to create a Center for Patient Centered Outcomes Research.

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Lauren Silverman was the Health, Science & Technology reporter/blogger at KERA News. She was also the primary backup host for KERA’s Think and the statewide newsmagazine  Texas Standard. In 2016, Lauren was recognized as Texas Health Journalist of the Year by the Texas Medical Association. She was part of the Peabody Award-winning team that covered Ebola for NPR in 2014. She also hosted "Surviving Ebola," a special that won Best Long Documentary honors from the Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI). And she's won a number of regional awards, including an honorable mention for Edward R. Murrow award (for her project “The Broken Hip”), as well as the Texas Veterans Commission’s Excellence in Media Awards in the radio category.