Tag Archives: Healthcare

Plunge in health-care spending a big reason US economy sank in first quarter – CNBC

A COVID-19 patient is delivered by ambulance to Wyckoff Heights Hospital in Bushwick, New York, Thursday, April 2nd, 2020. B.A. Van Sise | NurPhoto | Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic has put health care at the forefront of the nation’s economic crisis, but it has also put a lot of economic activity from it on… Read More »

Healthcare workers should be screened for coronavirus every week, leading expert says 

NHS workers should be screened for coronavirus EVERY WEEK to protect patients from catching the deadly infection, leading expert says Professor Charles Swanton said medics are spreading the disease in hospitals He has called for screening to find positive cases who show no symptoms Evidence shows asymptomatic cases account for 40-80% of transmission And people may… Read More »

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

How to read between the lines of the healthcare data blocking debate

About a year ago, the Department of Health and Human Services first proposed rules to promote sharing and the interoperability of health data to enable patients to electronically access their health information. Many of the top industry players submitted commentary to The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Centers for… Read More »