Posts Categorized: Wrap-Up Friday

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Groups partner to better leverage HIEs for population health, quality improvement. Healthcare IT News, October 18, 2017. Two groups are working together to promote population health goals and cost reduction by tackling different aspects… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) In Start to Unwinding the Health Law, Trump to Ease Insurance Rules. The Wall Street Journal, October 11, 2017. President Trump is initiating the unwinding of the Affordable Care Act and instructing agencies to… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) In Puerto Rico, Health Concerns Grow Amid Lack of Clean Water, Medical Care. The Wall Street Journal, October 4, 2017. The aftermath of Hurricane Maria includes many health concerns in Puerto Rico, including lack… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) FDA warns ‘critical’ drug shortages possible after Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico. USA Today, September 26, 2017. Patients could experience shortages since Puerto Rico’s drug manufacturing industry came to a halt. 2) Coffee sold… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) ONC dials back meaningful use certification program. Healthcare IT News, September 21, 2017. Changes have been made to meaningful use criteria to reduce the burden on the industry. 2) States ask insurers to prioritize… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Equifax, company in data breach, holds Obamacare customer info. AJC, September 13, 2017. Equifax has the federal contract to verify incomes for policyholders on the Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges. 2) FDA Moves To… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Health insurers urged to ‘do the right thing’ after Harvey. Houston Chronicle, September 6, 2017. The Texas Department of Insurance is urging health insurers to loosen restrictions for people seeking medical or mental health… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Already Strained by Harvey, Hospitals Brace for New Wave of Patients. The Wall Street Journal, August 30, 2017. Hospitals that were able to stay open are now bracing for many patients as roads begin… Read the rest »