value Black lives by helping close the racial wealth gap

Iinstitutional declarations of support for Black lives were ubiquitous in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd. The radical, transformative change demanded by hundreds of thousands of protestors across the country, however, has not been realized. Health systems can and must help move the country in that direction. Addressing immediate social needs, such as … Read more

Telehealth in the Pandemic—How Has It Changed Health Care Delivery in Medicaid and Medicare?

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 early in the pandemic, millions of doctors’ visits and health care check-ups were postponed or even canceled. In many other cases, these typically in-person visits were conducted instead by phone or video conference. The use of these telehealth appointments boomed during the pandemic. However, there are concerns about the … Read more

Ideas From Health Care Workers on the Floor

Many studies have been done how to increase hand hygiene adherence. However, ICT® decided to go to the source and ask the health care workers themselves why they do not always follow hand hygiene. Every medical professional knows the importance of hand hygiene (HH). It is the first and most critical defense against the chain … Read more

Optimal birth weight may help reduce the risk of mental health problems in children

New research from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences has found that babies with larger birth weights tend to have fewer mental health and behavioral issues in childhood and adolescence. These findings could help to identify and support children at greater risk of developing psychological problems. The study, published in European Child & Adolescent … Read more

Collective Health Earns NCQA Accreditation for Care Navigation™ Program

SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Collective Health announced it has received its two-year Case Management Accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its Care Navigation™ program. Care Navigation™ plays a crucial role in helping people get the right support, at the right time, across an extensive set of complex health needs. The NCQA … Read more

Caris’ Precision Oncology Alliance Welcomes St. Luke’s University Health Network

St. Luke’s University Health Network joins Caris’ extensive network of leading cancer institutions committed to utilizing clinical data to advance patient care and outcomes IRVING, Texas, Sept. 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Caris Life Sciences®(Caris), the leading molecular science and technology company actively developing and delivering innovative solutions to revolutionize health care, announced today that St. … Read more

After pushing a major health system to cut costs, a Massachusetts agency wants more power

The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission reached an agreement with Mass General Brigham on a plan to reduce spending. The state agency wants more authority to control hospital costs, including financial penalties. A Massachusetts state agency has signed off on a plan by Mass General Brigham to reduce spending, and the agency would like more authority … Read more

Mental health supports reduce suicidality in LGBTQ+ students

LGBTQ+ college students with access to mental health and LGBTQ+-specific services through their institution are significantly less likely to seriously consider or attempt suicide, according to a new survey by the Trevor Project. The organization, a nonprofit aimed at preventing LGBTQ+ youth suicide, surveyed 33,993 LGBTQ+ college students attending two-year institutions, four-year institutions and graduate … Read more

Jackson County will save $500K by switching employee health care insurers

JACKSON COUNTY, MI – Jackson County employees will see a new health care insurance provider next year, and while they shouldn’t expect many changes to their benefits, they will pay a little more for them, officials said. At a Tuesday, Sept. 27 special meeting, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved switching the county’s … Read more