Care Delivery

A majority of consumers have at least one social determinant of health (SDOH) challenge that could impact their care, according to a survey from medical billing service Waystar.

Four thousand California-based mental health workers with Kaiser Permanente went on strike this week to call attention to the need for more clinicians and better scheduling for patients.

After months of back-and-forth, Envision Healthcare has renewed its contract with UnitedHealthcare.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has linked up with mobile service provider T-Mobile to improve access to healthcare for veterans through telehealth.

A significant portion of healthcare workers are born outside the U.S., according to a new study published by Harvard Medical School researchers in JAMA.

Physician burnout is a widespread problem across the healthcare industry, but nine organizations stand out in their commitment and progress to prevent and alleviate the issue, according to the American Medical Association (AMA).

Telemedicine is a growing service, but its use is still rare among physicians, according to a recent research paper published in Health Affairs.

More consumers are using telemedicine for a variety of healthcare services, but the overall use is still relatively uncommon, according to a recent study published in JAMA.

The ongoing merger between CVS Health and Aetna officially closed Nov. 28, the companies announced. The $69 billion deal brings together one of the nation’s largest health insurers and retail pharmacy chains and pharmacy benefit managers.

The current environment for clinicians is “a tough time,” according to Donald Berwick, MD, MPP, president emeritus and senior fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Under pressure to convert to a value-based care system with heightened regulation, clinicians can still be at the forefront of leading a radical redesign to meet the goals of the triple aim.

After a federal judge blocked Kentucky’s Medicaid work requirements from going into effect earlier this year, CMS reapproved the program on Nov. 20.

CMS will launch an AI challenge focused on improving healthcare delivery in 2019, the agency announced on Nov. 16.