August, 2021

Carrot Health Joins 2021 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Carrot Health, a leading provider of healthcare solutions powered by consumer and claims data, ranked among the top 400 fastest-growing private companies in its inaugural appearance on the 2021 Inc.

What Makes Social Movements ‘Healthy’?

Bill Of Health

By Wendy E. Parmet. Social movements can play an important role in promoting population health and reducing health disparities. Yet, their impact need not be salutatory, as is evident by the worrying success that the anti-vaccination movement has had in stoking fears about COVID-19 vaccines.

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Biden administration invests $19M to bolster rural telehealth

Health Care Dive

The investments will provide funding to train primary care providers, aid groups delivering virtual care, pilot new telehealth services and research the efficacy of digitally delivered care in rural geographies

IoT and The Rise of the Machines in Healthcare

Health Populi

As connected devices proliferate within health care enterprises and across the health care ecosystem, cybersecurity risks abound.

Accelerating Workforce Readiness to Deliver on Quality and Safety

NAHQ

Can you believe that summer is almost over? I was grateful to be able to travel again to see the loved ones I’ve missed so much. I hope that you too were able to take a break for some much-needed rest and recharging as we deal with the challenges of SARS-CoV-2.

Set boundaries at work and in your life

Pro CRNA

By Thomas Davis, DNAP, MAE, CRNA. It’s 11pm and you are finally ready to collapse into bed…just another day in your hectic life. You resisted the urge to smash the alarm clock at 5am, got out of bed and hit the floor at full speed. The clock is ticking.

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Preventing Misuse of COVID-19 Vaccine Medical Exemptions

Bill Of Health

By Ross D. Silverman and Gabriel T. Bosslet. As COVID-19 vaccination mandates become increasingly common , we can expect exemption requests (and misuse) to become increasingly widespread, too.

Google disbands health unit as chief departs for Cerner

Health Care Dive

The dissolution of the health-specific division is the latest of a number of rolled back initiatives from tech giants in the space

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Can the U.S. Improve Health System Performance with Digital Health Tools? Pondering A Big Question for #HIMSS21

Health Populi

Simply put, is the equation, “Spend more, get less” a sustainable business model? Of course not. But that’s the simple math on U.S.

State Efforts to Ban or Enforce COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates and Passports

NASHP

State Efforts to Ban or Enforce COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates and Passports Updated August 20, 2021.

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NAHC, National Minority Health Association Announce New Vaccination Program for the Home-Based Care Workforce

Home Health Care

In a move to increase COVID-19 vaccinations among home-based care workers, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has teamed up with the National Minority Health Association (NMHA) and the Flex for Checks program. “We

5 Degrees For A Career In Speech and Hearing Disorders

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Approximately 15% of people in North America have some type of communication and hearing disorder.

COVID-19 is Still a Crisis for All

Bill Of Health

By Chloe Reichel. Recently, a narrative that COVID-19 is now a “ pandemic of the unvaccinated ” has emerged. Setting aside the callousness of the claim, the biggest problem with this narrative is that it’s wrong.

Headspace, Ginger to merge, creating $3B mental health company

Health Care Dive

As Headspace Health, the two companies will offer support for mental health symptoms from anxiety to depression to more complex diagnoses, selling direct to consumer and to employers and health plans

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Health Disparities in America: JAMA Talks Structural Racism in U.S. Health Care

Health Populi

“Racial and ethnic inequities in the US health care system have been unremitting since the beginning of the country.

States Address Students’ Transition Back to School

NASHP

States Address Students’ Transition Back to School Updated August 17, 2021. As of August 6, 2021, the CDC has recommended that all children 12 years and older get vaccinated against COVID-19 and that all students wear masks in schools regardless of vaccination status.

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HIStalk

Top News Healthcare connectivity platform vendor Commure will acquire mobile.

10 OTC For Emergencies and First Aid

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Over-the-counter refers to the medications available to you without the doctor’s prescription and can be bought without hesitation.

How Social Movements Have Facilitated Access to Abortion During the Pandemic

Bill Of Health

By Rachel Rebouché. Before the end of 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will reconsider its restrictions on medication abortion.

Burnout, delta variant boost demand for traveling nurses again

Health Care Dive

Hospitals are probably paying 10% to 20% more than they were during previous COVID-19 waves for travel nurses, Kathy Kohnke, senior vice president of client relations at Fastaff, said

Prescription Drugs in the Pandemic, Year 2: Pricing Rx and Going Direct-to-Consumer

Health Populi

There is one health care public policy issue that unites U.S. voters across political party: that is the consumer-facing costs of prescription drugs.

State Approaches to Extending Medicaid Coverage Beyond 60 Days Postpartum

NASHP

States have an increasing interest in extending Medicaid coverage from 60 days to 12 months postpartum, driven by states’ priorities for ensuring continuity of coverage and addressing the maternal mortality crisis.

‘We Want to Support People Being in Their Home’: Walmart, Amazon Outline Health Care Strategies

Home Health Care

If home-based care is not a very real part of both Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) and Walmart’s (NYSE: WMT) future health care plans, each has done a bad job of hiding it lately.

Hospitals Turn To Tech To Help with 2021 Nursing Shortage

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. One of the greatest health concerns of modern society is nursing shortages in different states across the world.

Monthly Round-Up of What to Read on Pharma Law and Policy

Bill Of Health

Ameet Sarpatwari , Beatrice Brown , Alexander Egilman , Aviva Wang, and? Aaron S. Kesselheim.

HHS OIG backs nixing capital cost exemption for new hospitals

Health Care Dive

Currently, new facilities help pay for their capital costs through a special exemption. An HHS watchdog says Medicare could see significant cost savings if regulators did away with the carveout

Doctors’ Offices Morph into Bill Collectors As Patients Face Growing Out-Of-Pocket Costs

Health Populi

In the U.S., patients have assumed the role of health care payors with growing co-payments, coinsurance amounts, and deductibles pushing peoples’ out-of-pocket costs up.

5 reasons to listen to MEDITECH podcasts

Meditech

Podcasts continue to grow in popularity across many industries — and healthcare is no exception. MEDITECH recently launched our own podcast series , focused on the intersection of technology and medicine and featuring unique perspectives from today’s thought leaders in healthcare.

Two-Thirds of States Have Reported Permanent Closures of HCBS Providers During the Pandemic

Home Health Care

The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on the need for home- and community-based services (HCBS), with that attention likely to lead to new funding and regulatory flexibilities moving forward.

Make Patient Data More Useful Today: Here’s How

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Just like other segments of the financial industry, insurance services providers have been severely shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic.