Exploring New Models for CKD

Administrator Seema Verma announced that the new CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) https://innovation.cms.gov payment models are going to transform kidney care so that patients with Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD) have access to high quality, coordinated care. (more…)

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Urgent Care Chain Expanding

CityMD https://www.citymd.com, an urgent care chain, was hosted at a small group investor dinner meeting in N.Y City as part of Credit Suisse’s https://www.credit-suisse.com “Healthcare Disruptive Technologies & Innovations” series. Dr. Richard Park, Founder and CEO of CityMD, discussed how the company has achieved success and today has become one of the fastest growing Urgent Care Chains. (more…)

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Standardizing EHRs for Patients

Data from most of the nearly 15 million individuals living with cancer in the U.S is contained in EHRs of some kind. However, many EHR systems, use different terms to describe the same type of data, collect data in different formats and systems making interoperability difficult to achieve. (more…)

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Misdiagnosis Can Cause Harm

One third (34 percent) of malpractice cases that result in death or permanent disability stem from an inaccurate or delayed diagnosis, making it the number one cause of serious harm among medical errors, according to a study appearing in the journal “Diagnosis”. (more…)

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Army Expanding Virtual Health

The Madigan Army Medical Center https://www.mamc.health.mil provides virtual pre-operative appointments, virtual sleep consults, along with expanded pediatrics services. These services are part of the growing specialty care now available to the Medical Center’s patients through the use of virtual health. (more…)

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House Committee Creates Task Force

The House Ways and Means Committee https://waysandmeans.house.gov has created the “Rural and Underserved Communities Health Task Force”. A bipartisan group of four co-chairs will lead the effort to include Representative Danny K. Davis (D-IL), Terri Sewell (D-AL), Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) and Jodey Arrington (R-TX). (more…)

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Congresswoman Speaks at Hill Event

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) https://debbiedingell.house.gov https://Twitter@RepDebDingell spoke at Altarum’s https://altarum.org “Center for Value in Health Care Symposium” with funding support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation https://www.rejf.org. Congresswoman Dingell told the attendees at the July 9 event that she is an active advocate for quality healthcare to meet the needs of the American population at a reasonable cost. (more…)

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