Tag Archives: Patient

New Senate bill takes aim at patient matching improvements, with help from the post office

With proposed legislation they say would bolster COVID-19 response efforts nationwide, two Senators have introduced a new bill aimed at more accurately linking patient records across the care continuum. WHY IT MATTERSThe Patient Matching Improvement Act, drafted by Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, and Dr. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, seeks to accomplish this by making the… Read More »

Covid-19 Patient Gets Double Lung Transplant, Offering Hope for Others

A young woman whose lungs were destroyed by the coronavirus received a double lung transplant last week at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, the hospital reported on Thursday, the first known lung transplant in the United States for Covid-19. The 10-hour surgery was more difficult and took several hours longer than most lung transplants because… Read More »

Hardin Memorial Health improved communications in its ED, and patient satisfaction is soaring

When Kentucky-based Hardin Memorial Health doubled the size of its emergency department to better serve its growing population, the hospital also added more care team members and implemented a new communication system. Change management under these circumstances would be challenging in any area of a hospital, but emergency medicine is one of the most stressful… Read More »

‘Uber’ of Pharmacy: Disrupting the Market, or Patient Care? – MedPage Today

Capsule, a digital pharmacy armed with a fleet of couriers that delivers prescriptions directly to patients’ doors, has been described as the Uber of pharmacy, but some patients have raised concerns about delays and missing medications. The app-based pharmacy delivers same-day prescriptions in four of New York’s five boroughs (Staten Island excluded). The company describes… Read More »

2020: The year of the patient centricity

The concept of patient centricity has been around for some time, but traditional product-based approaches have persisted, especially within pharma companies. However, life science organizations are increasingly understanding that they can’t deliver tomorrow’s innovation today if they are still using yesterday’s business models. Focusing on product doesn’t enable the responsiveness and agility needed to meet… Read More »

ACOs lack data on patient social needs, community partners

Accountable care organizations have major challenges integrating social services with medical care, including a lack of data on their patients’ social needs and the capabilities of community partners. That’s the finding of a new study published in the journal Health Affairs, based on qualitative data from 22 ACOs. “The ACOs in our sample frequently lacked… Read More »