How Inequity Gets Built Into America’s Vaccination System

How Inequity Gets Built Into America’s Vaccination System

By Maryam Jameel and Caroline Chen, ProPublica.This story was originally published by ProPublica.Series: Coronavirus The U.S. Response to COVID-19It’s a fact that simply being eligible for a vaccine in America doesn’t mean that you can instantly get one. Yet the

Read More How Inequity Gets Built Into America’s Vaccination System

Liva Healthcare and Amgen partner to improve access to cardiac rehabilitation

Amgen, Liva Healthcare

European digital health coaching company, Liva Healthcare and global biotechnology organisation, Amgen, have announced a partnership to make cardiac rehabilitation accessible to patients following a heart attack. The collaboration will enable the companies to develop Rehab+, a digital tele-rehabilitation solution

Read More Liva Healthcare and Amgen partner to improve access to cardiac rehabilitation

Federal budget should address lack of access to family doctors: CMA – National

Federal budget should address lack of access to family doctors: CMA - National

A group representing thousands of doctors from across the country is hoping the Liberal government’s coming federal budget addresses a long-standing concern about the lack of access to family doctors in Canada.The Canadian Medical Association estimates about five million

Read More Federal budget should address lack of access to family doctors: CMA – National

How to Navigate Prior Authorization

How to Navigate Prior Authorization

One reason for Americans’ low trust in health insurance companies may be one of the industry’s most frustrating practices: prior authorization requirements.Prior authorization (PA) — also called preapproval, prior approval, preauthorization or precertification — is the process health plans use

Read More How to Navigate Prior Authorization

Prior Authorization Doesn’t Have to Be a Barrier to Care

Prior Authorization Doesn’t Have to Be a Barrier to Care

Even after menopause, Gail Weiss had severe endometriosis that caused her excruciating pain. Weiss researched her options and found a surgeon out of state who performed specialized excision surgery. Her insurance company would only pay for a more standard surgery

Read More Prior Authorization Doesn’t Have to Be a Barrier to Care

Families With Sick Kids on Medicaid Seek Easier Access to Out-of-State Hospitals

Families With Sick Kids on Medicaid Seek Easier Access to Out-of-State Hospitals

Three-year-old Elizabeth Zakutansky was born with a rare genetic condition that causes multiple seizures. Her neurologist, a top expert on treating her condition, practices at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, less than an hour’s drive from the Zakutanskys’ home in

Read More Families With Sick Kids on Medicaid Seek Easier Access to Out-of-State Hospitals

Health systems are navigating the digital divide and vaccine access

Health systems are navigating the digital divide and vaccine access

CLEVELAND—Shortly after University Hospitals opened online scheduling for the COVID-19 vaccine, hospital operators were fielding calls from patients without email or internet asking, “How am I supposed to schedule a vaccine?”UH was able to quickly identify this gap thanks to

Read More Health systems are navigating the digital divide and vaccine access

Nonsensical Processes Prevent Patient Access to New and Safe Treatments

Nonsensical Processes Prevent Patient Access to New and Safe Treatments

  Health technological innovations only have value if doctors and patients have access to them. Insurance companies label new products as investigational to justify the denial of care. Nonsensical processes prevent patient access to new, safe, and effective treatments. The

Read More Nonsensical Processes Prevent Patient Access to New and Safe Treatments

To maximize patient access to care, policies should be modernized to enable the broader digital health landscape

Trump rule gives small companies a new tool to help workers buy health coverage

While the current Covid-19 pandemic has sped up the adoption of digital health technologies and the virtualization of several aspects of outpatient care—both keys to improving care access, optimizing health outcomes, and lowering costs—once the public health emergency ends, we

Read More To maximize patient access to care, policies should be modernized to enable the broader digital health landscape