Care Delivery

Telehealth is finally seeing a little more traction in acceptance and use, according to a recent survey from J.D. Power. In fact, telehealth adoption is set to grow as more consumers use the technology and recommend the service to others.

Racial bias has been uncovered in health algorithms, negatively affecting black patients, according to new research published in Science.

Between one-third and half of all nurses and doctors in the U.S. are feeling symptoms of burnout.

Cleveland Clinic has released its rankings for the best medical innovations for 2020.

Biogen, a biotech company based in Massachusetts, is planning to seek approval from the FDA for an experimental drug that targets the underlying causes of Alzheimer’s disease.

CVS Health is experimenting with drone delivery to its pharmacy customers through a new partnership with UPS subsidiary UPS Flight Forward.

Roughly 57,000 unionized workers in California from Kaiser Permanente have ratified a new agreement with the healthcare nonprofit. The agreement, which ended a scheduled strike in October by the workers amid negotiations for a new workforce contract, was announced at the end of September.

Centene, Walgreens and RxAdvance have teamed up to form a pharmacy benefit management model to boost transparency and achieve better health outcomes with lower costs, the companies announced.

Seattle-based Amazon will pay the travel expenses for its workers diagnosed with cancer to see specialists at a Los Angeles health system, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Sky-high drug prices are a huge issue for many Americans who can’t pay for necessary medications, and 78% feel the federal government should be able to negotiate better prices.

 

The Trump administration released the star ratings for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D prescription drug plans just before the 2020 open enrollment period.

UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest health insurance provider, has added a telemedicine app to its offerings, giving its millions of member access to on-demand services anytime.