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Data Points: STDs rising; prevention funding frozen

Data Points: STDs rising; prevention funding frozen

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 01, 2017

Despite declining sexual activity among U.S. adults, the incidence of sexually transmitted infections showed a sharp increase in the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. In inflation-adjusted dollars, government efforts to prevent the spread of STDs is declining.

Data Points: VHA wait time update

Data Points: VHA wait time update

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 25, 2017

The Veterans Health Administration, responding to the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014, has taken steps to reduce delays for veterans seeking outside appointments for care. But problems persist.

Data Points: Wellness priorities

Data Points: Wellness priorities

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 18, 2017

Legislation before Congress encourages greater use of workplace wellness programs, but also gives employers the right to view employees' health information, which is raising privacy concerns. Critics also say these programs focus on the wrong issues.

Guest commentary: House version of ACA replacement moves us in the wrong direction

Guest commentary: House version of ACA replacement moves us in the wrong direction

By Anthony Tersigni and Robert Henkel  |  March 15, 2017

The House is embarking on an ambitious effort to remake our healthcare system, aiming to inject more competition, reduce costs and expand coverage. We share those goals. While the American people have legitimate concerns about the ACA, the proposed replacement takes us in the wrong direction.

Data Points: Climate change and health

Data Points: Climate change and health

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 11, 2017

Average global temperatures rose to new heights in 2016 with the U.S. recording its second-hottest year ever. Rising temperatures are having a major impact on public health.

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