Tag Archives: health

Armenia proposes universal health insurance – and a hefty tax increase

Armenia’s Ministry of Health has proposed an ambitious program for implementing a mandatory, universal health insurance system in the country. But many Armenians are balking at the cost, which the ministry said would require a 6 percent income tax on every working citizen. The ministry published a draft of program on November 22, resulting in much social media grumbling. On the website where the ... Read More »

THE DIGITAL HEALTH ECOSYSTEM: An in-depth examination of the players and tech trends reshaping the future of healthcare

Until now, healthcare was the only remaining industry that had yet to feel the rapid impact of digitization endured by retail, banking, and media. But consumer adoption of digital tech, regulatory overhauls, and a shifting reimbursement model are forcing healthcare players’ hands. Business Insider Intelligence Digital health innovation offers market incumbents new opportunities to combat constricting margins, labor shortages, and ... Read More »

NI health system ‘at point of collapse’ say surgeons

Northern Ireland’s healthcare system is “at the point of collapse” the Royal College of Surgeons has claimed after waiting times reached an all-time high. More than 300,000 people are waiting to see a consultant, according to figures from the Department of Health. Mark Jones from the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) described the figures as “distressing” and “unacceptable”. “Patients in the ... Read More »

Guardian Public Service Awards: public health and wellbeing winner

 The Blue Light project brings together partners including police, social care staff and local GPs. Sandwell council: the Blue Light project When people with an alcohol dependence are in the depths of despair, they can sometimes be quite suspicious of support. They may be suffering from complex physical and mental health problems compounded by other social issues. Gaining the trust of ... Read More »

Top 10 Health Care Industry Predictions For The Year 2020

As we near the end of the year, it is again time to go to the crystal ball and issue predictions for what the year 2020 holds in store for health care. This year, I consulted three well-known Venice Beach astrologers, two reputed Chakra healers, and an old Ouija board to arrive at 10 predictions that have a 50/50 chance ... Read More »

US, EU health care giants jump at opportunities in China during import expo

SHANGHAI – Some of the world’s largest medical and health care companies are stepping up their bets on the Chinese market, regardless of slowing economic growth and trade tensions. At this week’s China International Import Expo in Shanghai, health care giants such as AstraZeneca, Boston Scientific, Eli Lilly and Thermo Fisher Scientific unveiled massive floor displays to promote their products in the Chinese market. The companies are looking ... Read More »

Elizabeth Warren’s dream health care world

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare for All plan takes on every major health care industry — insurers, doctors, hospitals and drug companies — in her pursuit of expanding coverage and lowering costs for the middle class. Why it matters: We’ve never tried any cost containment measures that are remotely close to being as aggressive as Warren’s, and there could be consequences if payment rates ... Read More »

Glenn Maxwell to take break from cricket due to mental health issues

 Glenn Maxwell was in destructive form in the opening T20I against Sri Lanka at the weekend. Photograph: Darren England/AAP Glenn Maxwell will take a break from cricket to deal with mental health issues, with D’Arcy Short to replace him in the national Twenty20 squad. Maxwell is understood to have been dealing with personal matters for the past month. He met ... Read More »

Mental Health Problems Need To Be Destigmatized In The Workplace—Here’s How To Do It

Almost one in five adults in the U.S. lives with a mental illness, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NAMI). Today is World Mental Health Day, and it’s a good time to consider the tens of millions of people nationwide who deal with mental health issues and can face serious stigmatization on the job. “Stigma in the workplace is still, ... Read More »

Who is telling the truth about their health?

When researchers or policymakers ask health related questions — which they do a lot — they often rely on self-reported rather than tested health data. IIASA researchers looked into how reliable this type of data is for research and found that, depending on country or age, self-reported data could be highly biased. Declining fertility rates and increased life expectancy has ... Read More »