Today, ten new genetic and molecular diagnostics tests are introduced every day. The “Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine” calculates that the time spent figuring out insurance coverage for genetic and molecular testing costs a physician between $2,000 to over $3,000 annually just for the physicians time alone. (more…)
In June, Tim Hill Acting Director for CMS https://www.cms.gov sent a letter to State Medicaid Directors on the need to leverage Medicaid technology to address the opioid crisis. The letter emphasizes the importance of using data driven approaches by using prescription monitoring tools and increasing the use of telemedicine especially in rural areas. (more…)
Community paramedicine is working to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare delivery by partnering specially trained paramedics with other healthcare providers.
The California Emergency Medical Services Authority https://emsa.ca.gov/community_paramedicine is sponsoring pilot projects where specially trained paramedics perform duties beyond their traditional roles of responding to 911 calls, transporting patients to emergency departments, and performing inter-facility transfers. (more…)
Today, cardiovascular disease is on the rise and costs are reaching towards $1 trillion in the U.S therefore groundbreaking developments in diagnostics, treatments, and care are urgently needed. (more…)
The Madigan Army Medical Center https://www.mamc.amedd.army.mil is just one of a handful of defense locations that offers all 12 behavioral health services programs in house. Lt. Col. Kevin Goke, Installation Director for Psychological Health and Chief of Behavioral Health, reports that Madigan offers a wide range of outpatient treatment processes to comprehensive inpatient care. (more…)
In May, the World Health Assembly meeting in Geneva Switzerland launched the “Global Digital Health Index” (GDHI), an interactive digital resource. GDHI is able to track, monitor, and evaluate the use of digital technology for health across countries to help foreign ministries, funders, policy makers, and industry make informed strategic decisions for the development of digital health solutions. (more…)