At a time when more healthcare stakeholders are looking to integrate care across providers and provide better care coordination for patients, addressing social determinants of health is gaining prominence.

Drugmaker Pfizer hid that one of its powerful anti-inflammatory drugs for rheumatoid arthritis therapy, Enbrel, reduced the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 64%, according to a report by the Washington Post.

 

WHO has added burnout to its international classification of diseases, giving it an ICD-11 code, the organization announced May 28. While WHO noted burnout is an occupational phenomenon and not a medical condition, it is notable that symptoms can affect health status.

Two of the leading causes of death have had opposite trajectories in the U.S. over the last two decades, despite sharing similar lifestyle and health-risk factors.

The overall cost of care for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries is 16.7% higher than Medicare Advantage beneficiaries when it comes to caring for dual eligible beneficiaries, according to a recent report from Avalere.

The promised, less expensive insulin product from pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly has officially come to market, the company announced May 22.

The percentage of individuals offered access to their online medical record did not change from 2017 to 2018, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).

Avoidable hospital deaths are on the decline, according to recent estimates from the Leapfrog Group for Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The American Hospital Association has outlined a seven-step approach specifically tailored to health system leaders to address burnout in healthcare.

CMS has issued a new guidance to limit the prevalence of spread pricing in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as part of a broader effort to lower prescription drug costs.

Civica Rx, a not-for-profit drug company startup that aims to provide more affordable drugs, inked a new deal to distribute antibiotics with Xellia Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company based in Copenhagen that develops, manufactures and commercializes anti-infective treatments.

Rural hospitals are closing at a quick pace, leaving communities at a loss after sometimes long-standing institutions shutter their doors. In Fort Scott, Kan., the closure of a 132-year-old hospital had to be reckoned with, and the closure brings up the question of if small towns need a traditional hospital at all, NPR reported.