Bridging Cultural Gaps to Improve Health Equity

Bridging Cultural Gaps to Improve Health Equity

Achieving health equity benefits healthcare payers and members alike. Culturally diverse audiences experience disparities in access to healthcare and in health outcomes. Patients with limited English proficiency (LEP) experience poor health outcomes across the board, including above-average emergency department visits and hospital stays. Most healthcare leaders agree that we must work to improve these outcomes, … Read more

Avoiding “Never Events” Should Be an “Always Event”: Successfully Navigating the Value Analysis Process

Avoiding “Never Events” Should Be an “Always Event”: Successfully Navigating the Value Analysis Process

There’s a term in healthcare — hospitals, in particular — for a situation that should never, ever under any circumstances occur. It’s known as the “never event.” And if it sounds a bit ominous to you, it absolutely should. That’s because “never events” are seriously problematic for everyone involved—patient, physician and healthcare facility. Specifically, we’re … Read more

ROI and Clinical Validation Will Determine Digital Health Startups’ Success in 2023, Investors Say

ROI and Clinical Validation Will Determine Digital Health Startups’ Success in 2023, Investors Say

Going into 2023, investors think the abilities to demonstrate a measurable return on investment and prove technology’s clinical validation will be the most important factors determining the success of digital health companies, according to a recent report pious GSR Ventures. For the report, GSR gathered information from more than 50 digital health venture capital investors. … Read more

UnitedHealth, American Nurses Foundation Launch Program for Nurse Burnout

UnitedHealth, American Nurses Foundation Launch Program for Nurse Burnout

As nurses battle burnout amid a major workforce shortage, a new partnership aims to provide relief. The United Health Foundation (UNF) — the philanthropic arm of UnitedHealth Group — and the American Nurses Foundation (ANF) have teamed up to launch the three-year, $3.1 million Stress & Burnout Prevention Pilot program. The program aims to improve … Read more

Panel Orders UnitedHealthcare to Pay $10.8M for Allegedly Underpaying Physicians

Panel Orders UnitedHealthcare to Pay .8M for Allegedly Underpaying Physicians

A three-judge arbitration panel in Tampa, Florida, has ordered UnitedHealthcare to pay $10.8 million to a TeamHealth clinician group for underpayments from 2017 until 2020. Based in Knoxville, TeamHealth employs more than 15,000 affiliated healthcare professionals and advanced practice clinicians in a variety of care, including emergency medicine, hospital medicine, critical care, anesthesiology, orthopedic surgery, … Read more

What Should Health Systems’ Patient Access Strategies Be Heading into 2023?

What Should Health Systems’ Patient Access Strategies Be Heading into 2023?

Health system leaders believe that improving patient access should be their top priority when strategically planning for 2023, according to a new report from the KLAS Research spirit UPMC‘s Center for Connected Medicine. For the report, KLAS and the Center for Connected Medicine surveyed 61 leaders from 59 US health systems. These leaders included C-level … Read more

DTC Metabolic Tracker Company To Expand Personalized Nutrition Guidance With $62M

DTC Metabolic Tracker Company To Expand Personalized Nutrition Guidance With M

Users breathe into the Lumen device in order to get a reading on their metabolism. Based on the results, the connected app will give users a recommendation to follow a low-carb diet that day, a high-carb diet or somewhere in-between. Wellness and fitness company Lumen announced Thursday that it aims to bring its metabolism tracking … Read more

How Patient Care Is Being Improved by Technology Everyday

How Patient Care Is Being Improved by Technology Everyday

With technology becoming more integral to patient care in recent years, innovation in the medtech space is progressing at an unprecedented level. From streamlining long-held manual processes to creating entirely new diagnostic devices, new tech is cropping up all over the industry—resulting in a real-world impact on patients’ quality of life. These technologies are helping … Read more

The FDA Is Opening the Use of Registry Data in Drug Development – ​​What Does It Mean for Patient Advocacy Groups?

The FDA Is Opening the Use of Registry Data in Drug Development – ​​What Does It Mean for Patient Advocacy Groups?

Having a full view of a patient’s health story through real-world data (RWD) and evidence (RWE) is the key to improving health outcomes and advancing treatment options. Yet, many historical challenges have slowed consistent adoption, such as data standards, data holders disregarding and blocking the sharing of information, and a lack of awareness among a … Read more

San Francisco Police can now kill high-risk suspects using robots – Technology News, Firstpost

San Francisco Police can now kill high-risk suspects using robots – Technology News, Firstpost

Mehul Reuben DasDec 02, 2022 18:40:07 IST As developed as the United States of America is, it has its own share of gun violence and mass shootings to deal with. However, the country has a history of doing everything to curb gun violence, barring anything that makes some sense. Such is their freedom. In a … Read more