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March 13, 2019
The shift toward population health as a model for healthcare services delivery is moving, but moving more slowly than healthcare organizations anticipated two years ago, according to a new survey of more than 500 C-suite executives and open-ended interviews with selected participants by consulting firm Numerof & Associates.
Read more: Survey Shows Slow Move to Population Health
March 6, 2019
Arguing that “today’s healthcare system fails to provide quality, therapeutic healthcare as a right to all people living in the United States,” and that nearly 30 million Americans are uninsured and 40 million others cannot afford their co-pays and deductibles, Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and 107 fellow House Democrats introduced the Medicare for All Act (HR 1384) last week.
Read more: House Introduces Medicare for All Legislation
February 27, 2019
Interoperability across the healthcare system is badly needed and also obtainable for providers and other stakeholders, according to a new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington, DC-based think tank, and the Healthcare Leadership Council, a coalition of senior healthcare leaders. Less clear is how all of the players can actually attain the goal of smooth, seamless, secure health information sharing across disparate systems. The report puts forth some concrete ideas.
Read more: Infrastructure, Standards, Metrics Can Pave Way for Interoperability
February 20, 2019
Though healthcare organizations appear to be devoting a greater proportion of financial resources to securing their information systems from unwanted intrusion, significant cybersecurity gaps persist in important areas, according to the Health Information Management Systems Society’s 2019 (HIMSS) Cybersecurity Survey.
Read more: Survey Shows Strengths, Gaps in Healthcare Cybersecurity
February 6, 2019
Annual overdose deaths due to opioids are projected to reach nearly 82,000 by 2025—a 147 percent increase from 2015—and lead to approximately 700,000 deaths between 2016 and 2025, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. Most of the increase would be due to an increase in illicit opioid use rather than prescription opioids, researchers from Pennsylvania State University and Massachusetts General Hospital report.
Read more: JAMA Study Shows Growing Role of Illicit Drugs in Opioid Crisis
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