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Sentiments in the notes of ICU nurses are good indicators of whether patients will survive, according to researchers from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.
July 17, 2018 | Care Delivery
The health insurance industry has teamed up with data brokers to “vacuum up” personal details about Americans including race, education level, marital status, TV habits, online ordering habits, social media posts and if they pay bills on time, NPR reported.
July 17, 2018 | Care Delivery
The National Guideline Clearinghouse, guideline.gov, has been terminated after funding to support the resource ended Monday, July 16.
July 16, 2018 | Care Delivery
More Medicare beneficiaries are opting into Medicare Advantage every year, and their health outcomes might be better than those in traditional fee-for-service.
July 13, 2018 | Care Delivery
Advocate Aurora Health and Foxconn Health Technology Business Group have launched a multifaceted collaboration to enhance care delivery.
July 13, 2018 | Care Delivery
Cleveland Clinic has teamed with Luye Medical Group in a strategic collaboration to bring value-based and patient-centered healthcare to Shanghai New Hong Qiao International Medicine Center.
July 10, 2018 | Care Delivery
Medical error is a leading cause of death in the United States—and physician burnout and poor well-being are playing a role, according to a recent study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
July 10, 2018 | Care Delivery
After the Affordable Care Act (ACA) designated behavioral health as an essential health benefit, coverage for services rose significantly from 2013 to 2014, according to a study published July 9 in Health Affairs.
July 09, 2018 | Care Delivery
Commercial health plans vary widely in how they cover specialty drugs, and coverage is not typically based on available evidence-based data, according to a recent study from Tufts Medical Center researchers published online July 9 in Health Affairs.
July 09, 2018 | Quality
Physicians employed at small, independent primary care practices (SIPs) in New York City report dramatically lower levels of burnout, according to new research published July 9 in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.
July 05, 2018 | Care Delivery
Higher occupancy rates in hospitals don’t necessarily mean more infections. Rather, a facility can have the highest risk for Clostridium difficile infections when capacity was in a Goldilocks zone—not too full, not too empty—between 25 and 75 percent, according to new research from the University of Michigan and RAND Corporation.
July 02, 2018 | Care Delivery
Priority Private Care, a New York-based healthcare startup, caters to high-income individuals by bringing care to them. Started 18 months ago, PPC has an urgent care facility in Manhattan that can cut wait times for those paying annual fees starting at $3,000.
June 29, 2018 | Care Delivery
Pediatric cancer rates are highest in the Northeast U.S. and lowest in the South, according to a new report from the CDC, while leukemia is more prevalent in the West. But, the researchers noted, childhood cancer remains rare enough that such variables are more significant to care providers than the public.
June 29, 2018 | Care Delivery
Nearly two-thirds of physicians know another doctor who has tried or died by suicide, according to a Medscape poll published last month. The survey found 65 percent of physicians, 41 percent of nurses and 38 percent of medical students knew a physician who tried or died by suicide.
June 13, 2018 | Quality
Emergency departments, particularly in rural areas, are strained by shortages of physicians and other providers, including nonemergency doctors and advanced practice providers, according to a new study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.
Jun 08, 2018 | Leadership
In a survey of 90 healthcare executives conducted by Lumeris, 27 percent of respondents said they’ll launch a Medicare Advantage plan in the next four years.
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Jun 08, 2018 | Care Delivery
Between 2008 and 2016, NPs increased from 17.6 percent of providers in rural areas to 25.2 percent. In non-rural areas, the increase was smaller but still significant—with the share of NPs making up 23 percent of the providers in 2016, up from 15.9 percent in 2008.
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Jun 06, 2018 | Care Delivery
Health insurance giant Anthem and nine of its state affiliates have filed a lawsuit against Sonoma West Medical Center in Sebastopol, California, alleging its toxicology program is fraudulently billing for tests other labs had been ordered to perform.
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Jun 05, 2018 | Health IT
The price tag includes $292 million in cash and another $60 million in Teladoc stock. As part of the deal, Advance Medical co-founders Marc Subirats and Carlos Nueno will become executives within Teladoc and continue “to lead the Advance Medical business outside the U.S.”
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Jun 04, 2018 | Care Delivery
Researchers, in a study published June 3 in the New England Journal of Medicine, reported women with early-stage invasive cancer could skip chemotherapy if they are at medium to low risk for recurrence—instead opting for hormone therapy after surgery.
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Jun 01, 2018 | Care Delivery
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas will hold off on implementing its controversial approach to emergency room claims for 60 days after meeting with the state’s insurance commissioner. It was originally set to take effect June 4.
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