News Archives

September 06, 2016

Kenneth Harwood: Leading Quality Expert from George Washington University Discusses Relation Between PT Access and Costs on RUSK Insights on Rehabilitation Medicine podcast.

May 18, 2016

The Indian Health Service, in conjunction with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), announced today a new partnership to strengthen the quality of care delivered in IHS-operated hospitals.

John Young in courtyard
April 13, 2016

Young, DPS, discusses his career path, his role in creating and implementing the Affordable Care Act, and his desire to understand all aspects of health care.

March 15, 2016

Researchers from the University of Washington and the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences contributed to a policy brief from the Health Care Cost Institute that reports that individuals with lower back pain who received physical therapy had reduced healthcare costs.

March 14, 2016

George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences faculty in partnership with the University of Washington, Department of Family Medicine co-authored a policy brief that focuses on whether unrestricted direct access to physical therapy reduces utilization and health spending. The brief was published by the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), a non-partisan, non-profit organization with a public-interest mission.

June 16, 2015

Ken Harwood, PT, Ph.D., program director for health care quality, director for research for the Physical Therapy (DPT) program, and associate professor of clinical research and leadership, served on a panel at a congressional briefing on May 12, 2015 where Congressman John Conyers re-introduced legislation, called The Nurse and Health Care Worker Protection Act of 2015, that focuses on Safe Patient Handling & Mobility (SPHM).

October 28, 2013

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences hosted the First Annual Health Care Quality Lecture. SMHS was honored to have Carolyn Clancy, M.D., Director (retired), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S.