October, 2021

Tech That Empowers Providers To Level Up On Patient Engagement

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The COVID-19 pandemic forced patients and healthcare providers alike to accept new ways to stay in touch, communicate, and to ask and give advice – which, in turn, catalyzed adoption of digital tools.

Kaiser Permanente workers in California vote to authorize strike

Health Care Dive

The outcome does not mean a strike will start immediately. The results give union leaders the authority to set a strike date so long as they give the required 10-day notice in writing to Kaiser Permanente

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Financial Burden of COVID-19 Shifts from Insurance to Patients

Bill Of Health

By Bailey Kennedy. It’s no secret that health care in America sometimes leaves those without means struggling to pay for their care.

NAHQ Awards Recognize Outstanding Healthcare Quality Professionals

NAHQ

CHICAGO (October 6, 2021)— Six healthcare quality professionals earned top honors from the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) for their contributions to the profession.

Why CES 2022 Will Be Keynoted by a Health Care Executive

Health Populi

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced that Robert Ford, CEO and President of Abbott, will give a keynote speech at CES 2022, the world’s largest annual convention of the technology industry.

‘Do I really need this in my life?’ Concerns grow over violence in ERs

Healthy Debate

The post ‘Do I really need this in my life?’ Concerns grow over violence in ERs appeared first on Healthy Debate. Primary Debate Categories

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Microsoft integrates health-specific cloud offering with Cerner EHR

Health Care Dive

Microsoft is looking to capitalize on healthcare organizations that want to invest in virtual care for the long-term

The Target of Health Justice

Bill Of Health

By Sridhar Venkatapuram . As we amplify, further develop, and advise in the realizing of health justice, there would be much benefit in clarifying the basic units of moral concern.

‘Incredibly Profitable’ PACE Model Tees Up Opportunities for Home-Based Care Providers

Home Health Care

The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) model was ahead of its time. Created close to a half century ago, it fits extremely well with the health care issues that seniors are facing in 2021. There are currently 140 PACE programs operating 272 PACE centers across the U.S.,

The Biggest Threat to Our Health Isn’t the Next Pandemic or Cancer…It’s Climate Change

Health Populi

Before the coronavirus emerged, the top causes of death in developed countries were heart disease, cancers, diabetes, and accidents. Then COVID-19 joined the top-10 list of killers in the U.S.

Social workers are essential workers, too

Healthy Debate

The post Social workers are essential workers, too appeared first on Healthy Debate. Primary Debate Categories

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How Physiotherapy Will Improve Your Quality Of Life

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Physiotherapy offers patients the opportunity to recover from various injuries by focusing on several essential aspects of the patients’ health and well-being.

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Amazon teases 5 more cities to get virtual Amazon Care offering this year

Health Care Dive

Amazon Care is currently live in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore area, and will be rolled out in Dallas, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and Los Angeles this year, the unit's director told the HLTH conference Tuesday

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Fiber: The Hero American Nutrition Deserves

Bill Of Health

By Jack Becker. Metropolis has Superman. Gotham has Batman. Could America’s nutrition hero be fiber? Since nutrition can be complicated, consumers need rules of thumb to make more informed decisions without comprehensive nutrition education.

‘I Haven’t Seen Anything Cool Off’: Home Health Market Stays Hot Heading into 2022

Home Health Care

Home Health, hospice and personal care dealmaking has continued its fast pace throughout 2021 after a COVID-19-induced dry spell last year. As the industry looks forward to 2022, one trend that may pick up steam is an uptick in small-scale transactions.

Weekender 10/8/21

HIStalk

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The Pitfalls of Cost Sharing in Healthcare

Healthcare ECONOMIST

Cost sharing is just that, sharing in the cost of providing a health care service. While health insurers often pay for a large share of health care cost (for those covered), individuals also contribute through deductibles, copayments and coinsurance.

Health IT On Business Growth: 4 Areas To Monitor If You Wish To Succeed In Business

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Statistics show that many people fail in business than those who succeed because succeeding in business is more than opening a venture.

'A quiet suffering': Primary care struggles with COVID-19 strain, telemedicine rollbacks

Health Care Dive

Despite broad bipartisan support for telehealth in Washington, the return of restrictions — even nominal ones — threaten the viability of virtual services offered by cash-strapped primary care offices, a new survey finds

The Pandemic Treaty and Intellectual Property Sharing: Making Vaccine Knowledge a Public Good 

Bill Of Health

By Ellen ‘t Hoen. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the lack of regulation for the sharing of intellectual property (IP) and technology needed for an effective and equitable response to the crisis.

SCAN Health Plan Launches ‘Embrace’ I-SNP, Hopes to Set New Standard of Care

Home Health Care

SCAN Health Plan is launching a new care delivery model that it hopes will set a new standard within the Medicare Advantage (MA) space. A subsidiary of SCAN Group, the Long Beach, California-based SCAN Health Plan announced its new model of care on Wednesday.

“Complexity is Profitable” in U.S. Healthcare – How to Save a Quarter-Trillion Dollars

Health Populi

In the U.S., “Health care is complicated because complexity is profitable.” ” So explain Bob Kocher, MD, and Anuraag Chigurupati, in a viewpoint on Economic Incentives for Administrative Simplification, published this week in JAMA.

Patient Safety Representatives Unite to Implement Global Patient Safety Action Plan in the United States

CDC

Preventable harm in the healthcare system is an urgent public health challenge, internationally and in the United States. Globally, more people die now from medical errors or other breakdowns in the quality and safety of healthcare services than from lack of access to them. (1)

AMA Announces CPT Update For Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The American Medical Association (AMA) announced that the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set has been updated by the CPT Editorial Panel to include vaccine and administration codes for pediatric doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed […]. The article AMA Announces CPT Update For Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Walgreens doubles stake in provider network VillageMD with $5.2B investment

Health Care Dive

Thursday's investment hikes Walgreens' stake in VillageMD from 30% to 63% as the pharmacy operator looks to increases its presence in the red-hot primary care market

Should Vaccinating Children Off-Label Against COVID-19 Be Universally Prohibited?

Bill Of Health

By Govind Persad , Patricia J. Zettler , and Holly Fernandez Lynch. As children are experiencing the highest rates of COVID-19 in many states , can efforts to universally preclude vaccination of those under 12 until the U.S.

Providers ‘Should Be in Survival Mode’: Nearly Half of Nurses Could Leave the Field in Next 2 Years

Home Health Care

Almost half of U.S. nurses are at least “somewhat likely” to leave their professions in the upcoming two years, according to a new report from ShiftMed. Of those workers, 38% plan to pursue non-patient facing roles in health care, while 31% plan on leaving health care altogether. “I

Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN COVID-19 Data

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. CMS has posted the nursing home COVID-19 data for the week ending September 26, 2021. This latest data set shows these changes from the September 19 th data set: Resident vaccination increased 0.1%

CommonSpirit, Vital Expand Partnership After Successful Pilot to Improve Patient Experience in ED & Patient Care Delivery

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Today at HLTH 2021, CommonSpiritHealth announced the results of its pilot with Vital , the artificial intelligence (AI)-powered software improving patient experience and follow-up visit loyalty in hospital emergency departments (ED) and inpatient stays.

Advancing Population Health with Analytics and Data

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Brendan Watkins, chief analytics officer, Stanford Children’s Health. Regardless of industry, the purpose of analytics is to better utilize data to improve organizational understanding, which leads to better decision-making. In health care, this is […]. The article Advancing Population Health with Analytics and Data appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

Best Buy's latest health acquisition builds on plan to expand at-home care

Health Care Dive

It's the third healthcare buy for the Minneapolis-based consumer electronics giant, as the company looks to capitalize on trends like the aging population and rising demand for lower-cost care

Building Power Across Movements for Health Justice 

Bill Of Health

By Solange Gould. At its core, public health is the radical concept that everyone has a fundamental right to the conditions required for health and well-being.

More Than 30,000 Home Care Workers Fail to Meet New York Vaccination Deadline

Home Health Care

Roughly a month after New York state made being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 a job requirement for workers with the state’s licensed home health agencies, more than 30,000 caregivers failed to meet Thursday’s deadline.

Investments in Behavioral Health Service Systems: Top Three Emerging Themes from State Home and Community-Based Services Spending Plans

NASHP

States, taking advantage of federal flexibilities and new federal funding, are implementing policy changes that seek to increase availability of and equitable access to behavioral health services.