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The problem with patients bringing in their own CDs

As someone who has been in IT health care supporting hospitals, radiologists, and specialty surgeons, I’ve seen the struggle from just about every angle when it comes to the problems with health care technology. One of these struggles that continue to be a problem for myself, our patients, and our physicians are the imaging CDs […]

It’s Getting Even Harder for Refugees to Access Health Care

The Trump administration's policies have likely exacerbated these problems, both for women struggling with access in their home countries and for those who eventually flee to the United States. The post It’s Getting Even Harder for Refugees to Access Health Care appeared first on Rewire.

5-Star Friday: ‘A step away from the norm of the daily drumbeat’

In this installment of 5-Star Friday — our regular feature highlighting excellent health care writing that caught our eye — we noticed a bit of a common thread. Our publisher Gary Schwitzer called it “a step away from the norm of the daily drumbeat.” The topics covered below are ones you’ll read about week after […]

California Today: California Today: Health Care Proves Divisive Among Democrats

4 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Friday: Candidates for governor spar in San Diego, a powerful state senator resigns, and a Riverside County native nabs ice hockey gold.

Transforming patient health care and well-being through lighting

(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) The world of health care is changing rapidly and there is increased interest in the role that light and lighting can play in improving health outcomes for patients and providing healthy work environments for staff, according to many researchers. Show More Summary

Social interaction, staff training reduce agitation in dementia patients

18 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters Health) - An approach to nursing home care that fosters interest and social interaction among patients and staff may reduce agitation and other neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia sufferers and improve their quality of life, a recent trial suggests.

Can You Catch the Flu Twice in One Season?

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by LCMC Health Urgent Care. Can You Catch the Flu Twice in One Season? In case you haven’t noticed, this flu season has been a particularly rough one throughout most of the United States. Louisiana is one of three dozen states across the country with an unusually high number of […]

Here’s why Maryland needs a basic health plan

Health care is a human right. Without universal access to quality, affordable health care, nothing else matters. Children need good health to learn and grow, and working adults need it to be engaged, creative and productive citizens. Unfortunately, Republicans are using their control of the federal government to rip health coverage away from the American […]

How Universal Catastrophic Care Could Ease Class Tensions

I have written frequently about universal catastrophic coverage (UCC) as a possible healthcare reform compromise. Under such a program, the government would provide health insurance with a deductible scaled to household income. [1] [2][3] The UCC policy would protect people against financial ruin caused by healthcare costs. Show More Summary

Adventist Health System Forms First Accountable Care Organization

Adventist Health System (AHS) today announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) has approved the formation of its first Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and its participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. The ACO provides the infrastructure for the Shared Savings Program, which cares for senior citizens across the state of Florida. Nearly... Read More

Liberal Think Tank Unveils New Alternative to Single-Payer Health Care

You can view the new CAP proposal as a sign of growing Democratic progressivism, or as a way to avoid the problems with single-payer plans.

Health care company charged in inmate's dehydration death

yesterdayNews / Crime : Crimesider

Terrill Thomas spend seven days without water in his cell as punishment in April 2016

Association of the client-provider ratio with the risk of maternal mortality in referral hospitals: a multi-site study in Nigeria

The paucity of human resources for health buoyed by excessive workloads has been identified as being responsible for poor quality obstetric care, which leads to high maternal mortality in Nigeria. While there...

The 50 worst US cities for retirement

Certain US cities are the worst places to live when you retire, according to a recent ranking. Choosing the best place to retire in the US means weighing affordability, quality of life, activities, and health care. More than 20 of the...Show More Summary

The White House Just Accidentally Made the Case for Single-Payer Health Care

Trump’s team of economists argues that Medicaid is bad because it covers too few people.

Stroke survivors and caregivers feel abandoned by health services, study finds

(University of Cambridge) A systematic review of studies focused on stroke survivors' and carers' experiences of primary care and community healthcare services has found that they feel abandoned because they have become marginalised by services and do not have the knowledge or skills to re-engage.

The CVS-Aetna merger is still the one to watch in 2018

Lots of mergers have been announced lately, but there’s still one transformative merger that will define and reshape the U.S. health care market in 2018: the CVS/Aetna $69 billion deal announced last December. CVS is best known for its 9700 retail pharmacies and 1100 walk-in clinics, but its most significant profit driver is its pharmacy […]

The Republicans’ Endless Attempts to Destroy Obamacare Haven’t Succeeded Just Yet

For all of last year’s talk about drastically reworking our health insurance system, and despite all the failed Republican attempts to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, new evidence suggests that little has changed in terms of how many Americans are insured. A new report out today from the National Center for Health Statistics […]

The Liberal Establishment Suddenly Sounds Very Ambitious On Health Care

A new plan signals revived interest in public options and even Medicare-for-all.

600 face tuberculosis threat from infected health care worker

yesterdayNews : USAToday: News

A health care worker could have exposed up to 600 people with TB due to working while undiagnosed.        

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