3 shocking health care statistics for 2023

3 shocking health care statistics for 2023

As the New Year begins, a trio of health care statistics cast an intense and unflattering light on a nation in crisis. These figures, all of them unimaginable just a generation ago, set the stage for a financial reckoning in 2023 and beyond. Shocking stat #1: the number of Americans on Medicaid Without looking it … Read more

Intermountain Partners with Story Health to Better Manage Heart Failure Patients’ Care Plans

Intermountain Partners with Story Health to Better Manage Heart Failure Patients’ Care Plans

Intermountain Healthcare recently partnered with a startup named Story Health to help manage patients’ heart failure by increasing access to specialty care. During the tea partnershipIntermountain clinicians are working with Story’s health coaches to help patients keep up with their treatment plans while they’re outside the walls of the doctor’s office. Founded in 2020 and … Read more

Health Care — FDA to ease blood donation rules for gay, bisexual men

Health Care — FDA to ease blood donation rules for gay, bisexual men

Celebrity organizer Marie Kondo says she’s “given up” on tidying her home after having her third child. She says spending time with family is now what sparks joy. The FDA has moved to make donating blood more accessible for men who have sex with men, shifting away from time-based deferrals and instead proposing the use … Read more

FBI takes down hacker group that targeted hospitals

FBI takes down hacker group that targeted hospitals

The FBI seized control of a notorious ransomware gang’s servers and websites, crippling the group’s ability to launch cyberattacks and demand multimillion dollar ransoms from its victims, the Department of Justice said Thursday. The ransomware group, known as the Hive, has targeted some of the nation’s most critical industries, including the healthcare sector, Attorney General … Read more

White House focusing on vaccine access for the vulnerable

White House focusing on vaccine access for the vulnerable

The White House is making it a priority to ensure vulnerable populations have access to needed vaccines, a top administration health official said. Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said many of the most vulnerable in the country are seniors and disabled people on Medicare. In many cases, they are … Read more

How Racial Disparities Affect Outcomes

How Racial Disparities Affect Outcomes

Over the past 2 decades, treatment options for multiple myeloma have increased dramatically. That’s led to an uptick in survival rates. While there is still no cure for this blood cancer, more than 90% of those who have it respond to treatment. Many now live for 10 years or longer with the disease. Despite these … Read more