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Integrative Medicine and CAM Articles 2006: Hospitals, Insurance, Clinics, Employers, Research, plus PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Weeks   
Wednesday, 08 August 2007

Integrator Archive by Subject for 2006: Academics, Insurance, Hospitals, Clinics, Personnel, Comments, Employers, Professions, Research, plus

Summary:  Gathered here in one place are all of the Integrator article from March-December of 2006. This resource is meant to assist you in locating articles of interest. The articles and the (#) in each category are organized as follows: Academic Action/Education (20), AMA Scope of Practice Partnership (7), Brief Notes, Links and Personnel Changes (13), Commentary from Readers (7), Federal Politics (15), Hospitals/Health Systems/Integrative Clinics (21), IAYT-Sponsored Series on the Future of Yoga Therapy (5), Insurance/Employers/Payment (18), Media Reviews & Trends (7), Natural Products (7), Professional Organizations, Other Guild Politics and Turf (26), Research (17), and Integrator News - Polls, Advisers, Sponsors, Top 10 (12). Some are listed in more than one category. This page can be accessed on the right column of the home-page. Contents may also be found through the search function on the right side of the home page. Coming soon: Jan-June 2007 content.  Enjoy!
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Academic Action/Education

Research Fellowships Offered Through Osher-NCCAM and UCSF-Osher (12/29/06)

Good Samaritan Hospital and Emperors College in Cost/Care Project on Historic, Trusting Exploration of Well-Integrated Inpatient Acupuncture (12/12/06)

"Integrative Medicine" Definition Changed by Conventional Academics at Request of CAM Academics (12/07/06)

Payne on a University-Based, Integration-Oriented Yoga Therapy Rx Program: What Part in Yoga's Future? (11/14/06)

Massage School-Med School Educational Integration: Potomac Institute's Experience with Georgetown (11/03/06)

Wisconsin CME Session Explores Benefits/Costs of Nutrition+ for CAD, Childhood Obesity (10/23/06)

Pelletier-Weil Program Has Major Employers Exploring Integrative Medicine Approaches (10/20/06)

Kansas' Drisko Honored with Nation's First Endowed Chair in Orthomolecular Medicine (10/10/06)

Winterstein/NUHS Explores New Ground for Multi-Disciplinary, Integrated Natural Health  Care Education (9/28/06)

Inner Harmony Group: Outcomes of a Mindfulness Program in an Elementary School (8/18/06)

The Future of MD Education: Empathy, Roses and Respect via Georgetown and U Minnesota Pilots (8/15/06)

AMA Resolution Urges MDs/Students Receive Info on CAM Benefits & Risks (7/26/06)

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Pew Comission's Competency Strategy Suggested for CAM-Im Turf Battles 7/9/06)

AAOM Challenges Chiropractic Standard on 300 Hour Acupuncture Certification (7/7/06)

Allied Health: U Mich School of Social Work Proposes Multi-Disciplinary CAM-IM Certificate Program (6/6/06)

AOM School Initiates "Integrative Medicine Certification" for Acupuncturists (5/3/06)

Lessons from a Clinical Network Business Organized to Foster Collaboration (4/28/06)

Brave New World: AOM Institute Offers 100 Hour Training for MD Acupuncturists (3/27/06)

Conventional Academic Consortium Chair Susan Folkman Shares Group's Priorities (3/27/06)

GMEF Initiates 18-Month Program in "Transformative Medicine" (3/27/06)


AMA Scope of Practice Partnership and Coalition Action

AMA SOPP Expands with New Resolutions: Nurses Anesthetists Charge AMA with "Medical McCarthyism"(11/26/06)

Coalition Opposing AMA's Campaign Against Other Disciplines Sets Next Steps (8/30/06)

AMA Targets Nursing Doctorate and ND Licensing: Old Boys vs. the Emerging Medical Matriarchy? (8/8/06)

CAM-IM Responses to the AMA Scope Campaign; Coalition Plans Next Steps (8/2/06)

Coalition Battles AMA Campaign to "Thwart" Other Disciplines' Scope Expansion (6/21/06)

AMA Group to "Thwart" Practice Expansions of Others, and a Challenge to the CAM-IM Fields (5/1/06)

American Medical News Focuses on MD Resistance to ND  Licensing (4/15/06)


Brief Notes, Links and Personnel Changes

Brief Notes: Personnel, Health Systems, Educator (12/26/06)

Brief Notes: Personnel Changes, Organization Action (12/09/06)

Brief Notes: Personnel Moves, Employment Opportunities, Business Shorts (11/23/06)

Brief Notes: Leadership Shift at Bastyr, 16th Wright-Gaby Nutrition Seminar, Holistic Health Coaching/Linda Bark, Wayne to Osher/NESA Position Open, Media Watch, plus (10/31/06)

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Brief Notes - NADA Advances, Choate (Goertz) & Kail/Research Awards, Marinelli/AAPM, IFM/ACCME, IAF/AHRQ-CDC, plus (9/24/06)

Brief Notes - AMSA's R-25, ABHM/Lipsenthal, Traub Awarded, ACA/Humana, Olive Leaf/Ground Zero, Cleveland Chiro/Truman HS, ITI/ND Residency, plus (8/30/06)

Brief Notes: Merrell/Martha Stewart, AANP/Benda, Benjamin/Humana, Patton/GHC, Abrams/Osher, plus ...

Brief Notes - Merrell/Martha Stewart, AANP/Benda, Benjamin/Humana, Patton/GHC, Abrams/Osher, plus ... (8/15/06)

Brief Notes - Weil/NYT, Time feature, Tai Sophia, AYU Ayurveda, plus ... (7/17/06

Brief Notes - McAndrews, AHMA/AHNA, Ullman, HerbDay, NADA, Picker/Patient-Centered Care, plus ... (7/6/06)

Brief Notes - AMTA Data, NCNM/50 years, Samaritan Health, plus ... (6/2/06)

Brief Notes - Deaconess leader, Koffler, Ananth/Health Forum, plus ... (5/5/06)

Brief Notes -  Findlay/Samueli, Pan/GWU, Hooper/Bastyr, NDI/Nicaragua, GMEF, plus ... (4/15/06)


Commentary from Readers

Your Comments: Heated Debate on the Hourly Pay for an Acupuncturist in a Community Setting (12/05/06)

Your Comments: Aagenes/US Senator Tester, Levin/Values of NCCAM and Cost Savings from Dietary Sups, Nicholson/Yoga's Caveat Emptor, Kaminoff/Yoga Therapy Rx, Betz/Culture Issues on Payment (11/20/06)

Your Comments: Rossman, Miles, Campbell, Barkley on the Attacks on NCCAM and the Center's Role (10/29/06)

Your Comments: Bill Benda, Candace Campbell, Bill Manahan, Lori Bielinski and Lou Sportelli Reflect on Hospital Care - with a coda from George Orwell (10/10/06)

Your Commentary: Kemper & Benoir/Federal Office, Dacher/"Integral Education", ND/AMA SOPP, Levin/Liva and Product Assurance, + (9/26/06)

Forum Feature: Christy Lee-Engel, ND, LAc on Making a Center Truly Collaborative (5/3/06)

Forum Feature: Bill Manahan MD, on His View of The New Medicine (4/15/06)


Federal Politics

Follow-up on the New Adverse Events Reporting (AER) Law for Dietary Supplements: Interview with Former Harkin Chief of Staff Peter Reinecke (12/12/06)

Supplement Industry-backed Adverse Events Reporting (AER) Bill Passes (12/07/06)

Integrated Healthcare Policy Consortium (IHPC): Leadership in National Action (10/23/06)

Is NIH NCCAM Sailing into a Perfect Storm? (10/13/06)

Poll on IHPC Interest in a Federal Office of Integrated Health Care: 63% Support, Negatives Intriguing (10/06/06)

Do We Need a Federal Office for Integrated Health Care? (9/24/06)

New Integrator Poll: Establish a Federal Complementary/Integrative Health Care Office? (8/20/06)

Readers Say Research "Whole Practices" - NCCAM Needs Focused Program (8/19/06)

Jon Tester, Organic Farmer, Friend of Natural Health Care, Leads in Montana US Senate Race (8/4/06)

Fed Candidates/Officials Forum: Senator Clinton Suggests CAM Office (7/14/06)

More on Chiros, Surgeons, the Murder of the AHCPR - and a Parallel Swiss Story (7/10/06)

Back Surgeons, Chiropractic, and the Murder of a Federal Agency on Evidence-Based Medicine (6/16/06)

Allied Health/CAM-IM Coalition Kills S 1955, Saves Hard-won Insurance Mandates (6/2/06)

Special Report: The De-Facto 2006 Federal Agenda for CAM and IM, Part 1 (4/19/06)

Medicare/CME Memo Offers New Niche for Multidisciplinary Care in Cardia Rehab (3/27/06)


Hospitals/Health Systems/Integrative Clinics

Belly of the Beast, Part 3: The Cost of a Hospitalization with a $5000 Deductible (12/26/06)

Good Samaritan Hospital and Emperors College in Cost/Care Project on Historic, Trusting Exploration of Well-Integrated Inpatient Acupuncture (12/12/06)

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Center and Health System Updates: NYBI Creates First Hospital IM Department, plus Novey's Advocate Program, Marino Center, Inner Harmony, ADD Centers (11/24/06)

Your Comments: Bill Benda, Candace Campbell, Bill Manahan, Lori Bielinski and Lou Sportelli Reflect on Hospital Care - with a coda from George Orwell (10/10/06)

Belly of the Beast #2: $5000 Deductible, ER Timing, Cost Implications and a Coda on Health Reform (9/29/06)

Belly of the Beast #1: Musings on My Recent Hospitalization (9/29/06)

(Another Kind of) Integration in Georgia - Yoga, Mindfulness, TCM and Functional Medicine at Athens Regional Medical Center (9/07/06)

Peter Amato: Inner Harmony's Winding Road to Health (and Profitability) (8/18/06)

Inner Harmony Group: Outcomes of a Mindfulness Program in an Elementary School (8/18/06)

Hospital Inclusion of CAM - New Health Forum/AHA Report Released (7/20/06)

Shore Health's Awarded Reiki Program - Strategy and Outcomes (7/18/06)

Mayo Clinic's CAM-IM Integration:  Strategy and Growth in a Bastion of Conservative Medicine (6/23/06)

Berwick's IHI Announces 100,000 Lives Campaign Has Prevented Over 120,000 Medical Deaths (6/22/06)

Business Week Data: Economics, Not Evidence, Rules Medicine (6/11/06)

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center: Details of an Expanding Massage Program (6/4/06)

Shore Health System: Exploring CAM-IM's Economic Value in Nurse Retention (5/19/06)

Ira Zunin on CAM-IM Clinical Services in Healthy Living "Age-Targeted" Communities (5/15/06)

Medical Errors, Mistreatment of Nurses, and Hope in Integration's Hard Context: Interview with Milt Hammerly, MD (5/13/06)

Forum Feature: Christy Lee-Engel, ND, LAc on Making a Center Truly Collaborative (5/3/06)

Medicare/CME Memo Offers New Niche for Multidisciplinary Care in Cardia Rehab (3/27/06)

Bezold-Alternative Futures Project Seeks Data, Partners on CAM for Disparity Reduction (3/27/06)


IAYT-Sponsored Series on the Future of Yoga Therapy

Payne on a University-Based, Integration-Oriented Yoga Therapy Rx Program: What Part in Yoga's Future? (11/14/06)

Kaminoff Makes Case Against Insurance, Regulation, Dictated Standards (10/27/06)

Harvard Researcher Sat Bir Khalsa on "Hygiene for the Body-Mind" and Yoga's Emergence (8/4/06)

Insurance Coverage and Development of the CAM Professions: Perspective of Triad's Agostino Villani, DC (7/9/06)

IAYT Sponsors IBN&R Series on the Future of Yoga Therapy: Part 1 - Context and Current Initiatives (5/19/06)


Insurance/Employers/Payment

Your Comments: Debate on Hourly Fees for Acupuncturists - Justice, Apprenticeship and the Market (12/18/06)

Working Class Acupuncture: Revolutionary Model Creates Access, Fosters Business Potential (11/26/06)

National Employer Group CMO on CAM/IM and Agreements Underlying a New Employer-Practitioner Relationship (11/07/06)

Kaminoff Makes Case Against Insurance, Regulation, Dictated Standards (10/27/06)

Pelletier-Weil Program Has Major Employers Exploring Integrative Medicine Approaches (10/20/06)

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Naturopathic Insurance Leaders on 3rd Party Payment, the CPT, Villani's Views, and CAM-IM Maturation (10/06/06)

Sam Benjamin, MD, on Integrated Wellness Care in 11-Million Member Humana, Inc. (9/07/06)

CAM "Insurance Laboratory" Finding:  Limited $$ Risk from ND, DC,  LMT and LAc Services (8/1/06)

AOL Founder Case's Revolution Health Names IM Leader Jacobs to Key Role (7/21/06)

An Interesting Set of CAM-IM Conferences: Researchers, Employers, Payers, Consumers (7/12/06)

Insurance Coverage and Development of the CAM Professions: Perspective of Triad's Agostino Villani, DC (7/9/06)

Integrator Poll Results:  How Critical to CAM-IM is 3rd Party Reimbursement? (7/6/06)

Analysis of Noe's Award-Winning Worksite Wellness Program - Making the CAM-IM Employer Connection to Reduce the Global Costs of Health (6/16/06)

Business Week Data: Economics, Not Evidence, Rules Medicine (6/11/06)

Awarded Employee Benefits Program to Give Naturopathic Physicians Key Role in 2nd Phase (6/6/06)

Allied Health/CAM-IM Coalition Kills S 1955, Saves Hard-won Insurance Mandates (6/2/06)

Proposed Employer-Physician "Contract" Suggests Cost-Case for CAM-IM (5/16/06)

Medicare/CME Memo Offers New Niche for Multidisciplinary Care in Cardia Rehab (3/27/06)


Media Reviews and Trends

The Coming of the Light! A Solstice-Celebrating Integrator Top 10 from 2006 (12/21/06)

Political-Economic Issues in Whole Systems Research Revealed by JACM Roundtable (12/12/06)

NBC Science Correspondent Takes Editorial Clamor against NIH NCCAM to the Popular Media (10/27/06)

Business Week Data: Economics, Not Evidence, Rules Medicine (6/11/06)

Trends in Natural Health Care as Captured in Time Magazine's 2005 Review (4/25/06)

Nutrition Business Journal's Aarts on Trends in Natural Products Sales (4/15/06)

Bravewell-backed "The New Medicine" Debuts March 29 on PBS (3/27/06)


Natural Products

Follow-up on the New Adverse Events Reporting (AER) Law for Dietary Supplements: Interview with Former Harkin Chief of Staff Peter Reinecke (12/12/06)

Supplement Industry-backed Adverse Events Reporting (AER) Bill Passes (12/07/06)

Wisconsin CME Session Explores Benefits/Costs of Nutrition+ for CAD, Childhood Obesity (10/23/06)

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Integrative Medicine
Journal Offers Practitioners a Tool for Natural Product Quality Assurance (9/09/06)

Trends in Natural Health Care as Captured in Time Magazine's 2005 Review (4/25/06)

Nutrition Business Journal's Aarts on Trends in Natural Products Sales (4/15/06)

Consortium of Organizations Offer Proposal for Regulating Traditional Medicines (3/27/06)



Professional Organizations, Other Guild Politics and Turf

Your Comments: Debate on Hourly Fees for Acupuncturists - Justice, Apprenticeship and the Market (12/18/06)

Holisms's First Official Recognition: ANA Grants Holistic Nursing Formal Status as a Nursing Speciality (12/15/06)

"Integrative Medicine" Definition Changed by Conventional Academics at Request of CAM Academics (12/07/06)

AMA SOPP Expands with New Resolutions: Nurses Anesthetists Charge AMA with "Medical McCarthyism"(11/26/06) 

Working Class Acupuncture: Revolutionary Model Creates Access, Fosters Business Potential (11/26/06)

Portrait of the AOM Profession Via 6 Years of Acupuncture Today Polls (11/08/06)

CAM Disciplines Data: Licensed NDs Double in 5 Years; Massage Use Doubles in 10 Years (10/31/06)

Integrated Healthcare Policy Consortium (IHPC): Leadership in National Action (10/23/06)

Naturopathic Insurance Leaders on 3rd Party Payment, the CPT, Villani's Views, and CAM-IM Maturation (10/06/06)

Organizational Action at a Glance: AAOM, Bravewell, CAHCIM, ACCAHC, ACA, AANP, AMTA, plus ... (10/06/06)

AMA Resolution Urges MDs/Students Receive Info on CAM Benefits & Risks

NCCAM Blasted, Defended, in Science Magazine (7/24/06)

More on Chiros, Surgeons, the Murder of the AHCPR - and a Parallel Swiss Story (7/10/06)

Pew Comission's Competency Strategy Suggested for CAM-Im Turf Battles 7/9/06)

AAOM Challenges Chiropractic Standard on 300 Hour Acupuncture Certification (7/7/06)

Back Surgeons, Chiropractic, and the Murder of a Federal Agency on Evidence-Based Medicine (6/16/06)

AAOM and AOM Alliance to Meet on Cooperating to Advance AOM (6/15/06)

Allied Health/CAM-IM Coalition Kills S 1955, Saves Hard-won Insurance Mandates (6/2/06)

AOM School Initiates "Integrative Medicine Certification" for Acupuncturists (5/3/06)

Lessons from a Clinical Network Business Organized to Foster Collaboration (4/28/06)

Kassirer: "Physicians on the Take" or, Disciplines Heal Thyselves ... (4/15/06)

Forum Feature: Bill Manahan MD, on His View of The New Medicine (4/15/06)

Bravewell-backed "The New Medicine" Debuts March 29 on PBS (3/27/06)

Brave New World: AOM Institute Offers 100 Hour Training for MD Acupuncturists (3/27/06)

Consortium of Organizations Offer Proposal for Regulating Traditional Medicines (3/27/06)

Chiro Group Consensus - Priorities on Public Trust and Equity (3/27/06)


Research

Research Fellowships Offered Through Osher-NCCAM and UCSF-Osher (12/29/06)

Political-Economic Issues in Whole Systems Research Revealed by JACM Roundtable (12/12/06)

Integrator Poll: 72% View NCCAM as Critical to Integrated Care's Advance (11/22/06)

Straus Steps Down as NIH NCCAM Director, Transition Under Way (11/08/06)

Your Comments: Rossman, Miles, Campbell, Barkley on the Attacks on NCCAM and the Center's Role (10/29/06)

NBC Science Correspondent Takes Editorial Clamor against NIH NCCAM to the Popular Media (10/27/06)

Is NIH NCCAM Sailing into a Perfect Storm? (10/13/06)

Not Just a Science But an Agenda: Politics of Nutrition and Whole Practice Ayurveda/Diabetes in the Recent ATHM (9/24/06)

Readers Say Research "Whole Practices" - NCCAM Needs Focused Program (8/19/06)

Harvard Researcher Sat Bir Khalsa on "Hygiene for the Body-Mind" and Yoga's Emergence (8/4/06)

NCCAM Blasted, Defended, in Science Magazine (7/24/06)

An Interesting Set of CAM-IM Conferences: Researchers, Employers, Payers, Consumers (7/12/06)

More on Chiros, Surgeons, the Murder of the AHCPR - and a Parallel Swiss Story (7/10/06)

Back Surgeons, Chiropractic, and the Murder of a Federal Agency on Evidence-Based Medicine (6/16/06)

"Inspiring" and Robust Research Conference on CAM-IM: First Impressions (5/30/06)

NCCAM Fellow Tilburt on Bioethical Challenges in Integration (5/19/06)

Historic Scientific Meeting May 24-27 on IM-CAM to Draw 500+ (5/3/06)

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Integrator News - Polls, Advisers, Sponsors

The Coming of the Light! A Solstice-Celebrating Integrator Top 10 from 2006 (12/21/06)

Integrator Poll: 72% View NCCAM as Critical to Integrated Care's Advance (11/22/06)

Integrator Announces Editorial Advisory Board (10/26/06)

Welcome! Alternative Medicine Integration Group Chooses Integrator Sponsorship (9/01/06)

Welcome! Standard Process Chooses Integrator Sponsorship

Integrator Poll Results:  How Critical to CAM-IM is 3rd Party Reimbursement? (7/6/06)

Forum Feature: Christy Lee-Engel, ND, LAc on Making a Center Truly Collaborative (5/3/06)

Integrator Notes on Participant/Reader Use Patterns (5/3/06)

Triad Healthcare Joins Integrator Sponsor Group (4/15/06)

Integrator Notes #1 -- Initial Use Patterns (4/15/06)

Forum Feature: Bill Manahan MD, on His View of The New Medicine (4/15/06)

Welcome to the Integrator Blog News and Reports, Issue #1 (3/27/06)




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