The year to come in life sciences safety and regulatory practices

How 2020 has shaped the future of healthcare

The fruitful endeavors of the life sciences industry are impossible to miss. The year 2021 begins with two Covid-19 vaccines developed, tested and approved for use in just under a year along with multiple treatments, diagnostics and other medical technology.

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Indigenous services minister ‘alarmed’ by allegations about construction practices on First Nations

Indigenous services minister ‘alarmed’ by allegations about construction practices on First Nations

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says he was alarmed by revelations of a December investigation into construction practices in on-reserve water projects and said he would like to start collecting information about the performance of contractors working on First

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Physician practices take pandemic hit in tandem with hospitals, Kaufman Hall finds

Pandemic spurs consumer-friendly healthcare services that patients expect to continue

Dive Brief: Hospitals and health systems dealing with pandemic-related financial struggles have also been hit with year-over-year declines in volumes and revenues to employed physician practices, according to Kaufman Hall’s quarterly Physician Flash Report. Fewer patient visits, hospital diagnostic and procedural

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Hospital buy-ups of physician practices under fresh FTC scrutiny

Hospital buy-ups of physician practices under fresh FTC scrutiny

Dive Brief: The Federal Trade Commission sent orders to six health insurance companies to obtain patient-level claims data for inpatient, outpatient, and physician services from 2015 to 2020, the agency said Thursday. The FTC wants to figure out how hospitals’

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New care model helps primary-care practices treat obesity

New care model helps primary-care practices treat obesity

Despite the prevalence of obesity in the U.S. and its contribution to costly chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension, seasoned primary-care physicians often lack the education and resources to adequately address the condition among their patients.  A 2017 survey

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New stimulus bill to axe surprise billing practices

Simpler bills, more payment options can improve hospital billing experience

Surprise billing, one of the most universally reviled aspects of the U.S. healthcare system, may finally soon be banned. The $900 billion stimulus bill, which includes a wide array of measures like support for small businesses and rental assistance, also

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New study ties pharma payments to prescription practices

Will the pandemic widen the gender pay gap in healthcare?

Stethoscope and coins on the wooden table vector illustration Nearly three decades of research show that doctors are influenced by the payments they get from drug companies, according to a new review published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.Doctors write

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Knowledge gained from Covid-19: Better practices for preventing infections

Knowledge gained from Covid-19: Better practices for preventing infections

Shot of healthcare workers wearing hazmat suits and sanitising a room during an outbreak The full scope of impact from Covid-19 won’t be known for some time. While in the midst of unprecedented adversity, there is also an invaluable learning

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How to sustain independent physician practices

How to sustain independent physician practices

Even before the pandemic, independent physician practices were facing challenges. Beyond safeguarding the health and welfare of their patients, independent physician practices play a critical role in the fabric of our health system. They’re also strong economic drivers tightly woven

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