Healthcare

Amazon’s creep into healthcare has spooked some experts

Smith told WIRED that Amazon keeps patient health information confidential and secure in accordance with federal law and regulations and in accordance with industry standards; Amazon Clinic customer data will be protected using HIPAA compliant encryption methods. “Protecting patient information is an important part of our business; we are not in the business of selling …

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The Covid-19 public health emergency has been extended in the US

CNN — The Biden administration on Friday extended the Covid-19 public health emergency for another three months. US Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra officially renewed the declaration, extending it until October 13, 2022. The emergency declaration has been in effect since January 2020, and the latest renewal comes as the Omicron BA.5 …

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The state must use technology for the health of rural Nebraskans

The number of Americans using telehealth services has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Derrick Conrad Courtesy photo Telehealth visits in National Medicare, for example, increased from 840,000 in 2019 to nearly 53 million in 2020, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. Unfortunately, Nebraska has a lower growth rate. But if the …

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Young adults with a high incidence of caries can quickly change their oral health behaviors

Young adults with extensive caries often have a high propensity for oral health risk. At the same time, with the right support and treatment, they can change their unhealthy behavior. A dissertation at the University of Gothenburg describes the challenges of helping patients in this vulnerable category. In Sweden, oral health has improved significantly over …

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Shopping for healthcare online? Why health systems should care about commodities

Just as Americans shop online for the holidays, patients should be able to have the same convenience in finding the care they need. Consumers today are experts in online shopping. Whether you’re buying clothes, electronics, furniture, or just about anything else, online stores let you sort items and apply filters to find the exact products …

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Health care workforce shortages persist in Massachusetts and the United States – Health

To print this article, all you need is to be registered or logged in to Mondaq.com. The United States continues to face an unprecedented health care workforce shortage at the end of 2022. As a result, we have seen a recent increase in federal and state legislative activity aimed at addressing this shortage. Multiple states …

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How to Ensure Affordable Medical Imaging and Diagnostics Through Health Plans | EBA

Most estimates of the cost-effectiveness of screening and diagnostic examinations are based on imaging costs in university health systems rather than affordability of examinations, which can now be provided quite widely in employer-sponsored health plans. The widespread availability of more affordable quality screening and diagnostic exams nationwide—coupled with the lifestyle and health changes brought about …

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California aims to maximize health insurance subsidies for workers during labor disputes

This spring, Chevron workers testified that the company canceled health insurance for hundreds of United Steelworkers Local 5 members at the Richmond, Calif., refinery during a strike that ended up lasting two months. Thousands of nurses at Stanford Health Care were told in April they would lose their health insurance if they did not return …

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