Tag Archives: care

Health Care Vitals: Nashville

The Axios roundtable last Thursday morning in Nashville. Photo: Adam Sanner for Axios Last Thursday, Axios’ Sam Baker hosted an Expert Voices Live roundtable in Nashville, TN on health care access and affordability in the state. Government officials, academic experts and local leaders discussed the challenges faced by care providers in delivering equitable, high-quality care, and the lasting impact this ... Read More »

Breaking Down Health Care Silos

A patient we’ll call Bonnie has been on dialysis for five years, making the difficult trip three times a week to a clinic to sit for hours hooked up to a machine that filters toxins from her blood. Bonnie is 65 and suffers from end-stage renal disease (ESRD), the gradual failure of her kidneys. She has chronically low blood pressure, ... Read More »

Trump’s new health care plan, health reimbursement accounts, explained

President Donald Trump’s new health care plan: health reimbursement accounts. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Trump long ago gave up on his promise to deliver “health care for everybody,” but his administration does have something else in mind: health reimbursement accounts. The Trump administration finalized some new regulations late last week for those tax-preferred accounts. In short, employers can pay money into ... Read More »

South Carolina’s largest health care system conducting national search for new CEO

Greenville, S.C. (FOX Carolina) — Greenville Health System’s CEO, Michael Riordan will be stepping down this year and actively supporting the search for a replacement, officials released to media. Riordan is the current Co-CEO of Prisma Health along with Co-CEO Charles D. Beaman Jr. Together, they hope to set a strong foundation of governance and leadership for Prisma Health, and empower a ... Read More »

Transition Care: Everything You Need To Know

With a significant number of patients suffering from critical ailments being re-admitted to hospitals after being discharged, the shortcomings in the healthcare industry are evident more than ever before. Even the most advanced critical care management system fails to ensure holistic recovery in the absence of follow-up care. Therefore, it is imperative to ensure efficient utilisation of critical care facilities ... Read More »

Transforming health care for all in Indonesia

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) — many of which are related to unhealthy lifestyle choices — are on the rise. (Shutterstock/File) Indonesia has set itself an ambitious goal of establishing universal health care by 2019, a move commended by the United Nations as part of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. While its goals are noble, we are coming up against the reality ... Read More »

The path to fixing health care starts with employers

Want to change health care? Start with employers. Seattle-based investor Dave Chase has studied health care market forces for more than a decade, and he has a background in enterprise sales. He’s not surprised that the Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and J.P. Morgan health consortium is starting with its own 1.2 million employees first. Focusing on improving outcomes and lowering costs for employer-insured ... Read More »

Why Your Health Insurer Doesn’t Care About Your Big Bills

Widely perceived as fierce guardians of health care spending, insurers, in many cases, aren’t. In fact, they often agree to pay high prices, then pass them along to patients. Justin Volz for ProPublica Michael Frank ran his finger down his medical bill, studying the charges and pausing in disbelief. The numbers didn’t make sense. His recovery from a partial hip ... Read More »

Dementia patients can live better if they get care, support from friends

Good relationships, social engagement, better everyday functioning, good physical and mental health, and high-quality care have been identified as some crucial factors linked to better quality of life for people with dementia, according to a study. “While many investigations focus on prevention and better treatments, it’s equally vital that we understand how we can optimise quality of life for the ... Read More »

Amazon’s entry into health care may have just narrowed with the Cigna-Express Scripts deal

Health insurer Cigna’s announced move Thursday to buy pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts may have just narrowed Amazon’s entry into health care. If Amazon founder Jeff Bezos ever wanted to get into the health insurance industry, “the target that would have made sense for them is Cigna,” Ana Gupte, senior health care services analyst at Leerink Partners, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” On Thursday, Cigna agreed to buy Express ... Read More »