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John Muir Health and Optum are embarking on a new partnership that will see the Bay Area health system outsource most of its technology and billing functions to the UnitedHealth subsidiary. WHY IT MATTERSOptum will manage John Muir's nonclinical...
Expansion of telehealth coverage and reimbursement at the state level has grown since 2017, according to the latest American Telemedicine Association The report indicates that while states are realizing the many benefits of telehealth and are implementing policies that...
Chinese healthcare ecosystem platform Ping An Good Doctor has reached strategic cooperation with nearly 50 hospitals across China, including the Aviation General Hospital of China Medical University, Sichuan Second Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, and the Fourth Affiliated Hospital...
The Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services has to cope with a very serious tuberculosis problem. THE PROBLEMGuam has an extremely high rate of TB: In 2017, the case rate of TB in Guam was 50.2 per...
Recently, both the Topol Review and the NHS Interim People Plan have recommended actions to increase capacity and improve capability, particularly to meet the need for future digital roles and skills. There are a range of problems we need...
Intermountain Healthcare has launched a new healthcare company with the aim of helping providers, payers, accountable care organizations and others manage the challenges of value-based reimbursement. WHY IT MATTERSThe new company, named Castell, seeks to help these organizations speed...
Capital and Coast District Health Board (DHB) in New Zealand is piloting the Resident Guide app for onboarding junior doctors. The six-month pilot begins in mid-August and involves all resident medical officers (RMOs) at Wellington Hospital. Junior doctors are rotated...
It's no secret that telemedicine is becoming a hugely popular offering in healthcare. A recent Global Market Insights report found that the sector was worth about $38.3 billion in 2018, and that figure is...
Between 250,000 and 440,000 people die each year from medical errors in the U.S., where medical errors are the third leading cause of death. Distraction has been shown to play a role in nearly 75 percent of medical...
John Jay Kenagy, senior vice president and chief information and administrative officer at Legacy Health, a health system based in Portland, Oregon, has had “a labor of love” when it comes to workforce development. That labor was to implement...

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