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Why some psychologists are using 'superhero therapy' to connect with their patients

October 24, 2019

Psychologists are showing growing interest in so-called "superhero" or "geek therapy," which are forms of therapy that use pop culture figures, such as characters from movies or television, to help patients express their thoughts and feelings.

'The heartbeat of the hospital': Behind the viral photo of a nurse recovering from a hard day

October 24, 2019

When Laura McIntyre posted a Facebook tribute earlier this month to her twin sister Caty Nixon, a labor and delivery nurse, McIntyre did not expect the post to go viral—but the tribute has racked up over 219,000 likes and 129,000 shares.

An exclusive (but growing) club: The doctors with licenses in all 50 states

October 24, 2019

As demand for telemedicine grows, more doctors are seeking licenses in multiple states so they can tap into the technology to treat patients across state lines—and some are even getting licensed in all 50 states.

5 barriers to implementing home-based care (and how to overcome them)

October 24, 2019

Home-based care models provide "tremendous opportunities to improve care," but "there are significant risks and challenges to their broader adoption," write Pooja Chandrashekar, Sashi Moodley, and Sachin Jain in the Harvard Business Review, sharing five common challenges—and solutions—to implementing such programs.

The top hospitals for 16 specialties, according to Healthgrades

October 23, 2019

Healthgrades on Tuesday released its 2020 Specialty Excellence Awards, which recognize 1,007 hospitals that rank in the top 10% of hospitals nationwide for at least one of 16 specialty areas Healthgrades evaluated.

CVS, Kaiser, and more are teaming up with UPS for drone deliveries

October 23, 2019

The United Parcel Service on Monday announced it is expanding its drone medical supply delivery project to include AmerisourceBergen, CVS Pharmacy, Kaiser Permanente, and the University of Utah health system.

Cleveland Clinic and American Well are launching a big telehealth bet: 'The Clinic'

October 23, 2019

Cleveland Clinic and telehealth company American Well on Monday announced a partnership to provide comprehensive and high-acuity specialty telehealth consults with Cleveland Clinic specialists through a new platform called The Clinic.

Judge denies CMS' request to stay ruling striking down site-neutral payments

October 23, 2019

A federal judge on Monday denied CMS' request to modify and stay a prior ruling that struck down cuts to Medicare payment rates for off-campus hospital facilities.

Why providers' hiring practices are 'outdated,' according to Harvard Business Review

October 23, 2019

As the health care industry shifts towards value-based payments, it has become increasingly clear that the industry needs to do a better job of "generating outcomes that matter to patients," but current hiring practices can hinder health care organizations from achieving those goals, Elena Butler and Shreya Kangovi write for Harvard Business Review.

'A nightmare situation': A popular childhood cancer-fighting drug is in short supply

October 22, 2019

Vincristine, a drug used to treat the vast majority of childhood cancers, is becoming less and less available, and doctors say they might have to ration the drug if the shortage continues.

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