Tag Archives: Healthcare

Post-Pandemic Solutions: A Public Option for Universal Healthcare

By ROSEMARIE DAY As the coronavirus pandemic overtook the tail end of the Democratic primary season, attention rapidly shifted from examining the nuances of the differences between the candidates’ healthcare platforms to simply demanding a response to the pandemic. Beyond addressing the immediate crisis, however, lie many questions about the weaknesses of our current healthcare… Read More »

The New Normal is Still Unknown, on Earth as it is in Healthcare

By HANS DUVEFELT, MD From the vantage point of our self-quarantined shrunken universes, we cannot see even the immediate future, let alone what our personal and professional lives will look like some years from now. Factories are closed, luxury department stores are in bankruptcy, hospitals have stopped performing elective procedures and patients are having their… Read More »

Medical expenses from coronavirus could cost the US healthcare system up to $654 BILLION

Coronavirus medical expenses could cost the US up to $ 654 BILLION as the healthcare system strains to provide ventilators, hospital beds and care for patients with YEARS of complications from the virus to come, study suggests Researchers found that the average cost of coronavirus infection alone is $ 3,045, which is four times higher than… Read More »

The Undercurrents & Subtext of JP Morgan Healthcare 2020 | Luminary Labs, Sara Holoubek

Health Tech Mar 2, 2020• By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Sara Holoubek, Founder & CEO of Luminary Labs, a strategy and innovation consultancy — and the recognized “Queen” of identifying the undercurrents and sub-text of conversations at healthcare conferences — dishes about those undercurrents running just-below-the-surface at JP Morgan Healthcare 2020. Where’s the digital health… Read More »

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

How to read between the lines of the healthcare data blocking debate

About a year ago, the Department of Health and Human Services first proposed rules to promote sharing and the interoperability of health data to enable patients to electronically access their health information. Many of the top industry players submitted commentary to The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Centers for… Read More »