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Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Meanwhile, In Other Health News…

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo and Sarah Jane Tribble of Kaiser Health News discuss some of the under-covered health stories of the past several weeks, including drug price issues, the opioid epidemic and women’s reproductive health.

StayWell Acquires Digital Health Startup Provata Health, Expands Capabilities in Population Health

StayWell, a health empowerment company has acquired Provata Health, a Portland, Ore.-based digital health startup that delivers scientifically proven population health programs to employers, health plans, and hospital systems. Provata Health’s native iOS and Android mobile apps, cutting-edge technology and innovative platform will be integrated with StayWell features to streamline the user e...

As Health Care Changes, Insurers, Hospitals, and Drugstores Team Up

The New York Times |  They seem like odd couples: Aetna, one of the nation's largest health insurers, is in talks to combine with CVS Health, which manages pharmacy benefits. The Cleveland Clinic, a highly regarded health system, joined forces with an insurance start-up, Oscar Health, to offer individuals a health plan in Ohio.    

Big Health, Castlight Health Partner to Offer Clinically-Proven Employee Mental Health Solution

Digital medicine company Big Health, today announced a new partnership with leading health navigation platform provider Castlight Health. Now through Castlight’s suite of digital health and wellness solutions, employers will be able to seamlessly deliver improved sleep and mental health to their employees with Big Health’s digital sleep improvement program Sleepio. Sleepio is clinically proven...

Health Tip: Defining Health Literacy

-- Health literacy refers to how well people get access to the health information and services they need, and their ability to make informed decisions based on this access. According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, more than 90 million...

At UC San Diego Health, a Strategic Focus on Getting Providers the Right Information, at the Right Time

Heather LandiCassi Birnbaum, system-wide director of health information management and revenue integrity at UC San Diego Health, discusses the health system’s roadmap for health information exchange and shares progress on several grant-funded health IT pilot projects.

Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ 2017: The Year In Health Policy

In this episode of “What The Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo and Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times discuss this week’s news, including health issues in the just-passed tax bill and a look back on the year in health policy.

Investing in Housing for Health Improves Health Systems’ Mission and Margin

This Viewpoint reviews the contribution of housing instability to health care outcomes and costs and proposes ways hospitals and health systems could address homelessness to prevent the health problems that result from it.

[Review] Health systems development in Thailand: a solid platform for successful implementation of universal health coverage

Thailand's health development since the 1970s has been focused on investment in the health delivery infrastructure at the district level and below and on training the health workforce. Deliberate policies increased domestic training capacities for all cadres of health personnel and distributed them to rural and underserved areas. Since 1975, targeted insurance schemes for different population grou...

Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Is Health Care Spending Still The Hungry, Hungry Hippo?

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Stephanie Armour of the Wall Street Journal, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo and Margot Sanger Katz of The New York Times discuss new health spending numbers from the federal government, as well as how the year-end legislating in Congress is being complicated by health issues.

Reflections from a Health IT Perspective on Disaster Response

Health information technology (health IT) has come a long way since Hurricane Katrina came roaring ashore in 2005.  At that time, few hospitals in the region had adopted electronic health records (EHRs).  To address some coordination issues, a national foundation comprised of several private businesses, national physician organizations, and other health professionals stood up a […] The pos...

Bipartisan Senate Budget Deal Boosts Health Programs

The agreement would add $2 billion to the National Institutes of Health and fund community health centers around the country. But it does not include provisions to help stabilize the federal health law’s marketplaces.

Big data resources presented at American Public Health Association meeting

(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Although studies and surveys have shown that using information technology to analyze big health datasets and guide public health decisions can improve health equity, the majority of community health center leaders and staff report receiving little to no training in health informatics. Today at the American Public Health Association Annual M...

Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Tax Bill Or Health Bill?

Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Sarah Kliff of, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo discuss the inclusion of health policies into the current tax cut debate, including a possible repeal of the fines for people who fail to maintain health insurance.

[Health Policy] Health workers and the weaponisation of health care in Syria: a preliminary inquiry for The Lancet–American University of Beirut Commission on Syria

The conflict in Syria presents new and unprecedented challenges that undermine the principles and practice of medical neutrality in armed conflict. With direct and repeated targeting of health workers, health facilities, and ambulances, Syria has become the most dangerous place on earth for health-care providers. The weaponisation of health care—a strategy of using people's need for health care ...

Wildflower Health app gives Wyoming families tools to track health, find resources

The Wyoming Department of Health has rolled out a new app that seeks to help patients track the health of each member of his or her family. The tool was developed by San Francisco-based Wildflower Health.

Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Farewell, Individual Mandate

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo and Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times discuss health issues in the emerging tax bill, including the likely repeal of fines for those who fail to obtain health insurance. They also talk about the end of “open enrollment” for 2018 individual health ...

Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Taxes, Medicare And The Year-End Mess

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post discuss the possible impact of the tax bill on the Medicare program, confirmation hearings for a new secretary of Health and Human Services and the future of the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Plus, for “extra credit,” the panelists...

They want to say something on health . . . so what can you fish up?

In Glaziers and Window Breakers: the Role of the Secretary of State for Health in Their Own Words, published by the Health Foundation, Nicholas Timmins and Edward Davies find out what 10 of our recent health secretaries think the job is about. Read the feature on The BMJ

G7 on health, science suggests global action to reduce the impact of climate on health

(Università Ca' Foscari Venezia) Italian Minister of Health Beatrice Lorenzin presented the results of the research in Milan during the meeting on Health attended by the G7 ministers.

MetaLogics Joins StartUp Health’s Moonshot Academy for Digital Health Innovators

MetaLogics Corporation, a Minneapolis-based provider of products for health improvement and weight management, has been selected to join StartUp Health and its exclusive Moonshot Academy for digital health innovators. StartUp Health is organized around 10 Health Moonshots with the long-term goal to accelerate the pace of healthcare innovation and to achieve 100 years of progress in 25 ... Read M...

Health Tip: A Pet May Improve Your Health

-- Getting a pet can improve not only your emotional outlook but your physical health as well, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The CDC says furry companions have been shown to trigger these health improvements: Decreased...

CVS Health to Acquire Health Insurer Aetna for $69 Billion

WOONSOCKET, R.I. and HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), a company at the forefront of changing the health care landscape, and Aetna (NYSE: AET), one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, today announced the execution of a definitive merger agreement under which CVS Health will acquire all outstanding shares of Aetna &#...

StartUp Health Lands $19.3M to Help Startups Achieve Health Moonshots

StartUp Health, a global entrepreneurship development company for Healthcare Transformers has raised $19.3M from Ping An Global Voyager Fund, GuideWell, Masimo Corporation and a consortium of partners through StartUp Health Transformer Fund II. A key part of the StartUp Health’s plan since they launched in 2011 is to leverage the network effect by organizing entrepreneurs (“Health ... Read Mo...

US health care spending double other countries, use rates similar

The United States spent almost twice as much as other high-income countries on health care, but the use of health care in the U.S. closely aligned with those other nations, according to research recently published in JAMA.“Although it is well known that the United States spends more on health care than other countries, less is known about what explains these differences,” Irene Papanicolas, Ph...

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