Health care

Health technology allows millions of people to “age in place”

Health technology allows millions of people to “age in place”

“Aging in place” refers to people aging in their own homes rather than moving to nursing homes or other types of care facilities. It’s certainly not new, conceptually – for centuries many cultures around the world have celebrated the retirement of the elderly and happily embrace the practice of elder care. What is relatively new, …

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What to do when your HMO says no to a treatment or medication

What to do when your HMO says no to a treatment or medication

Challenging a denial from your health plan for a treatment, therapy, or drug can seem like an uphill battle, but here’s the good news: California consumers are often successful. Over the past two years, patients prevailed in about 68 percent of independent medical reviews conducted by the state Department of Managed Health Care, which regulates …

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Pittsfield woman not eligible for volunteer driver program because she has Medicaid

Pittsfield woman not eligible for volunteer driver program because she has Medicaid

Just last week, Pamela Disney praised the Community Action Program’s volunteer driver services. They provided efficient and reliable transportation for Disney, who doesn’t have a car, to get to her frequent medical appointments. His alternatives – a bus ride or taxi service from Pittsfield – take hours longer and are difficult to set up, especially …

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Emerging Industry Leaders: Sanjeeb Khatua of Northshore Edward-Elmhurst Health

Emerging Industry Leaders: Sanjeeb Khatua of Northshore Edward-Elmhurst Health

Sanjeeb Khatua, MD, MBA, MPH, Chief Medical Officer of Northshore Edward-Elmhurst Health, a health system based in Evanston, Illinois, is one of 10 up-and-coming healthcare leaders featured in the annual Managed Healthcare column Executive. Sanjeeb Khatua, MD, MBA, MPH I grew up in San Jose, California and dreamed of being a doctor from a young …

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Abortion by pill increased in 2020, Vermont data shows

Abortion by pill increased in 2020, Vermont data shows

More and more people seeking abortions in Vermont are turning to medication to do so, thanks to new regulations that are making it easier than ever. Medical abortion is usually performed at home using a combination of two drugs: mifepristone and misoprostol. Photo by Robin Marty via Flickr The vast majority of abortions in Vermont …

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Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care Indonesia and InterSystems Deploy Cloud EMR System - ETCIO SEA

Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care Indonesia and InterSystems Deploy Cloud EMR System – ETCIO SEA

InterSystems, a provider of next-generation solutions for digital business transformation to help customers solve the most critical data challenges, today announced that Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care Indonesia (RSDHI) is deploying the system of Unified Health Information InterSystems TrakCare® with InterSystems IRIS for Health™ Data Platform to create a shared, cloud-based electronic medical record (EMR) …

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Newsom rejects second effort to make more community college adjunct professors eligible for health care

Newsom rejects second effort to make more community college adjunct professors eligible for health care

Photo by Andrew Reed/EdSource Governor Gavin Newsom has vetoed a plan to make more part-time community college professors eligible for health care Photo by Andrew Reed/EdSource Governor Gavin Newsom has vetoed a plan to make more part-time community college professors eligible for health care For the second year in a row, Governor Gavin Newsom has …

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Nursing home workers' union opposes new DOH rules on minimum patient care standards

Nursing home workers’ union opposes new DOH rules on minimum patient care standards

Public comment on changes to New York State’s proposed new minimum staffing requirements for nursing homes is expected by the end of Monday. The union representing many state nursing home workers says the rules proposed by the health department are insufficient and undermine the intent of the 2021 law. Representatives from healthcare workers union SEIU …

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Senate stumbles toward government shutdown with deadlock on energy policy

Senate stumbles toward government shutdown with deadlock on energy policy

Congress has just three legislative days left to avoid an impending government shutdown at the end of the week, and much of its ability to run government will depend on lawmakers’ ability to navigate an impasse over policy. energy. In the few days remaining, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will try to lead the Senate …

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