CDC warns doctors to watch for monkeypox

CDC warns doctors to watch for monkeypox

Federal health officials on Friday advised clinicians to watch out for a telltale rash that could be a symptom of monkeypox, a rare viral infection found in the US earlier this week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an advisory Friday, saying it is working with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to … Read more

Eye Trouble May Bring Lower Scores on Seniors’ Thinking Tests

Eye Trouble May Bring Lower Scores on Seniors’ Thinking Tests

By Robert Preidt HealthDay ReporterHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 20 2022 (HealthDay News) – Poor eyesight makes it harder to read and easier to trip. But it can also lead to a misdiagnosis of mild mental decline in older people, according to a new, small study. That can happen if someone’s thinking abilities are assessed using … Read more

AHA wants False Claims Act enforcement of Medicare Advantage care denials

AHA wants False Claims Act enforcement of Medicare Advantage care denials

The American Hospital Association on Thursday urged the Justice Department to conduct more False Claims Act investigations of Medicare Advantage insurers for denying patients access to services and payments to providers. But whether the False Claims Act applies to Medicare Advantage prior authorization denials is up for debate. AHA’s letter to the Justice Department cited … Read more

Why CMS is prioritizing value-based care and how healthcare companies can support this initiative

Why CMS is prioritizing value-based care and how healthcare companies can support this initiative

Created upon enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMS Innovation Center) was established to design, implement and test new healthcare payment and delivery models for Medicare and Medicaid. Managed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the CMS Innovation Center aims to achieve … Read more

Big Rise in Marijuana Vaping Among US Teens

Big Rise in Marijuana Vaping Among US Teens

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) – A growing number of US teenagers are vaping marijuana – a habit that in some ways may be more risky than old-fashioned pot smoking, a new study finds. Researchers found that between 2017 and 2019, the percentage of teens who reported any marijuana … Read more

Why Storage and Backups Are a Key Component of Healthcare Cybersecurity

Why Storage and Backups Are a Key Component of Healthcare Cybersecurity

With that in mind, Baltazar says, most organizations have made public cloud storage an important part of their data strategy, and they’ve settled on a multipronged cybersecurity approach. “First, there’s the protection part,” he says, which includes data encryption, for example. “But then there’s also the part where you say, ‘Well, if we’re going to … Read more

WELL Health is investing $ 32M in R&D to improve the patient experience

WELL Health is investing $ 32M in R&D to improve the patient experience

The healthcare industry has not exactly been a leader in customer service, as Guillaume de Zwirek, CEO of the digital health patient communication company WELL Health, is quick to point out. After being frustrated and overwhelmed by the inefficiency of trying to communicate with his health system during a health scare, de Zwirek founded WELL … Read more