Tag Archives: healthcare

Emerging with A Stronger Healthcare System Post-COVID: NAM’s Lessons Learned

The coronavirus pandemic exposed weaknesses in the U.S. health care system that existed before the public health crisis. What lessons can be learned from the COVID-19 stress-test to build American health care back better? The National Academy of Medicine is publishing nine reports addressing health stakeholder segments impacted and re-shaped by COVID-19 — for public… Read More »

Michigan House approves healthcare reform

The Michigan House has passed bipartisan, far-reaching bills it claims will lower health care costs. Some of those bills are opposed by business and health care groups. “This comes down to one simple, but basic fact: Life-saving prescriptions are worthless if people can’t afford them,” Rep. Julie Calley, R-Portland, said in a statement. “This plan… Read More »

The New Normal is Still Unknown, on Earth as it is in Healthcare

By HANS DUVEFELT, MD From the vantage point of our self-quarantined shrunken universes, we cannot see even the immediate future, let alone what our personal and professional lives will look like some years from now. Factories are closed, luxury department stores are in bankruptcy, hospitals have stopped performing elective procedures and patients are having their… Read More »

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »