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Innovation, Patient Experience

US task force recommends anxiety and depression screenings for adults

September 22, 2022

Via: Fox News

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended anxiety and depression screenings for adults as mental health concerns among Americans rise. The task force recommends that adults below the age of 65 undergo screenings for anxiety. Meanwhile, the policy for depression […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Patient Engagement Functionality to Improve Practices’ Bottom Line

July 14, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

With urgent care clinics becoming the go-to sites for on-demand healthcare in the U.S., patient engagement technology has become necessary for clinics to succeed in the highly concentrated, competitive marketplace. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated patient expectations and demands for more […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Patients treated with monoclonal antibodies during COVID-19 delta surge had low rates of severe disease, study finds

June 27, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

A study of 10,775 high-risk adult patients during the COVID-19 delta variant surge in late 2021 finds that treatment with one of three anti-spike neutralizing monoclonal antibodies for mild to moderate symptoms led to low rates of severe disease, hospitalization, […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

High cost of cancer care in the U.S. doesn’t reduce mortality rates

May 27, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

While the U.S. spends twice as much on cancer care as the average high-income country, its cancer mortality rates are only slightly better than average, according to a new analysis by researchers at Yale University and Vassar College. The results […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

What Doctors Want You To Know About Abortion Right Now

May 4, 2022

Via: HuffPost

Since 1973, Roe v. Wade has protected the right of all Americans to access safe and legal abortions. But a leaked document published by Politico on Monday shows that the federal protections conferred by Roe may be struck down by […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

‘The Danger Is Still There’ ― As Omicron Lurks, Native Americans Are Wary of Boosters

March 31, 2022

Via: Kaiser Health News

When covid-19 vaccines first became available, Native Americans acted swiftly and with determination to get their shots — as though they had everything to lose. Covid hospitalization and death rates for American Indians and Alaska Natives had skyrocketed past those […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Most hospitals performed well on LGBTQ+ equity, Human Rights Campaign report finds

March 30, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

Most participating healthcare facilities performed well on the annual Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) survey put out by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. In the 15th edition of the HEI, which measured 2,200 healthcare facilities on equitable treatment of LGBTQ+ […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Delays for Autism Diagnosis and Treatment Grew Even Longer During the Pandemic

March 30, 2022

Via: Kaiser Health News

Wylie James Prescott, 3, had to wait more than a year after his autism diagnosis to begin behavioral therapy, even though research shows early treatment of autism can be crucial for children’s long-term development. His mother, Brandie Kurtz, said his […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Pandemic Medical Innovations Leave Behind People With Disabilities

March 11, 2022

Via: Kaiser Health News

Divya Goel, a 35-year-old deaf-blind woman in Orlando, Florida, has had two telemedicine doctors’ appointments during the pandemic. Each time, she was denied an interpreter. Her doctors told her she would have to get insurance to pay for an interpreter, […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Patient advisors: could they change the face of medtech trials?

February 18, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

On 26th January, the FDA released a guidance document for industry, detailing how best to involve patients in medical device clinical trials. The guidance, which follows several years of FDA discussions, recommends that patients should be involved in an advisory […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

New medicines for treating heart patients

February 17, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

New University of Cincinnati research discovered a unique class of medications that act as blood thinners by inhibiting an enzyme in the genes of tick saliva. The research focused on novel direct thrombin inhibitors (DTI) from tick salivary transcriptomes, or […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Can Price Transparency Alone Improve Patient Experiences?

November 22, 2021

Via: Health IT Answers

The Price Transparency rule is intended to help consumers know the costs of hospital healthcare services before receiving them. While providing a list of services and prices is useful, it’s only part of the solution to help patients understand what […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Outcomes for hospitalized COVID-19 patients taking immunosuppressive medications similar to non-immunosuppressed patients, study finds

November 17, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

A large, nationwide study of COVID-19 cases led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found that people taking medications that suppress the immune system — for example, to prevent transplant rejection or to treat […]


Innovation, News, Patient Experience

1 in 3 patients defer healthcare due to existing medical debt, TransUnion finds

November 10, 2021

Via: Healthcare Dive

The pandemic appears to again be altering the healthcare landscape as patients defer doctor visits to avoid contracting the virus. A report this month from consultants Kaufman Hall showed hospital margins declined more than 18% in September from August as […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

How Should Healthcare be Delivered?

October 29, 2021

Via: Health IT Answers

How should patients be able to access healthcare services? The question is becoming more nuanced given the growth and expansion of telehealth. Prior to COVID-19 driving the implementation of telehealth, access to healthcare services had largely been the same for […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Healthcare Desserts: 80% of U.S. Lacks Adequate Access to Healthcare

September 10, 2021

Via: HitConsultant

What You Should Know: – Over 80 percent of the country lacks adequate healthcare infrastructure in some shape or form, according to recent report findings from GoodRx Research. The research finds that over a third of the U.S. population lives […]


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V-safe: How everyday people help the CDC track covid vaccine safety with their phones

September 7, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Of the 203 million people who have received at least one dose of a covid-19 vaccine, more than 9 million have enrolled in a program to share information about their health since getting the shot. The initiative was created for […]


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Telemedicine appointments reduce risk of further illness

August 31, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Telemedicine appointments combined with in-person visits significantly reduced the risk of further illness for children with medically complex cases, according to results of a new study by researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Researchers conduct an international study of vaccine hesitancy

August 30, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Hesitancy towards COVID-19 vaccines threatens to impair the steady progress being made towards achieving widespread immunity, with a sufficient non-vaccinated population to allow SARS-CoV-2 to persist fiercely in some locations. Factors related to safety concerns and distrust of pharmaceutical companies […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Black patients have worse safety outcomes than White patients at the same hospital, study finds

July 20, 2021

Via: Healthcare Dive

The report published Tuesday is the latest finding health disparities based on a patient’s race, a systemic issue in the U.S. healthcare system recently thrown into stark relief by the coronavirus pandemic. Urban Institute researchers, funded by the Robert Wood […]