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How Geisinger's home-care program reduced ED visits—and saved money

November 8, 2019


Geisinger implemented a home-care program, called Geisinger at Home, to better manage care for older patients with complex needs, and the program has helped the health system save money and reduce emergency department visits and hospital admissions.

Women in medicine are more likely to experience 'microaggressions' than men. Here's what can be done about it.

November 8, 2019


Female medical faculty members find so-called "microaggressions"—indirect, fleeting comments that are based in unconscious bias against a marginalized group—common in the workplace, while male faculty say they seldom occur, according to a study published last week in Academic Medicine.

She lost her husband, father, and mother. Then she got a $20K hospital bill.

November 7, 2019


After Arline Feilen's husband, father, and mother died within a few years of each other, Feilen found herself so grief-stricken that a friend sent her to the hospital out of concern for her safety—and because Feilen's association health plan did not cover mental health services, she was left with a $21,634.55 bill.

Hospital-acquired conditions are down, but did CMS' penalty program play a role?

November 7, 2019


Hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) have decreased nationwide, according to a recent CDC report, but a new study published in Health Affairs suggests CMS' HAC Program is not behind the decrease.

Haven is launching 'Haven Healthcare'

November 6, 2019


Haventhe joint health care venture between Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chasein 2020 will pilot two health plans on 30,000 JPMorgan employees in Arizona and Ohio, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

Google Health's vision for your EHR, according to VP David Feinberg

November 6, 2019


Google Health Vice President David Feinberg at a conference last week outlined a vision for an electronic health record search function powered by Google technology.

Should pediatricians treat bad grades as a health problem?

November 6, 2019


The American Academy of Pediatricians recently issued a report recommending pediatricians help children who are not progressing academically in school, saying poor academic performance should be addressed like other complex pediatric problems.

As vaping-linked illness cases exceed 1,800, medical groups are calling for action

November 5, 2019


A coalition of medical groups are calling on Congress and the Trump administration to more closely regulate tobacco and e-cigarette companies as the number of cases of a vaping-linked lung illness exceeds 1,800.

HHS looks to roll back protections for sexual orientation, gender identity in federal health grants

November 5, 2019


HHS on Friday issued a proposed rule that would allow entities that receive grants from federal health agencies to choose not to work with people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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