Among the 20 companies, one large insurer stood out for the share of payments it received for diagnoses that were listed on patients' chart reviews and health risk assessment services, but nowhere else.
Researchers in Uganda analyzed blood samples from patients treated with artemesinin, the primary medicine used for malaria in Africa in combination with other drugs. They found that by 2019, nearly 20% of the samples had genetic mutations suggesting the treatment was ineffective.
A report, based on an analysis of anti-vaccine content on social media platforms, found that 12 people were responsible for 65% of it. The group is composed of physicians, anti-vaccine activists and people known for promoting alternative medicine.
What's different from the early scenes of the pandemic is the public's response. Not so long ago, the cheers of community support could be heard from the hospital parking lot. Now, tensions are so strained that Billings Clinic is printing signs for its hallways, asking that the staff members not be mistreated.
Dr. Ana Pujols McKee, executive vice president, chief medical officer, and chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer at the Joint Commission, talks about the need to address healthcare disparities as a patient safety and quality of care issue.
Fifty-six percent of IT and security professionals said cyberattacks have affected patient care, according to a new survey from Ponemon Institute. Nearly one-quarter of those respondents said such attacks resulted in an increased mortality rate, among other consequences.
Alan Nevel, who has served as MetroHealth's chief diversity and human resources officer since 2018, will become its first chief equity officer. Dr. Charles Modlin has been named MetroHealth's first medical director of inclusion, diversity and equity.
The second annual Lown Institute rankings are out. They take into account things like mortality and readmissions, but also consider pay equity, inclusivity and charity care for a fuller picture of how a system operates in their community.
COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March, with experts saying the virus is preying largely on the 71 million unvaccinated Americans.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services wants to build on the lessons learned from experimental private plans for dual-eligibles, an agency official said. The changes could come as soon as this fall.
After more than 20 years as CEO of one of the most well-known systems for quality and safety, Gary Kaplan is leaving Virginia Mason Franciscan Health to spearhead efforts at parent company CommonSpirit Health.
Idaho Gov. Brad Little says $10 million in relief funds will be directed to Idaho hospitals, primary care provider, urgent care clinics and skilled nursing facilities because of the surge in COVID-19 patients.