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June 18 , 2018 | Posted by graciela |

‘Why universal health coverage should be made national agenda’

Professor Eyitayo Lambo, a health economist and health systems expert, was Nigeria’s Minister of Health from 2003 to 2007. In this interview, he x-rays bottlenecks to increasing health insurance coverage for Nigerians, the progress made towards achieving Universal Health Coverage and areas of concern in the country’s health system. Excerpts: Daily Trust: You are one

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18
Jun

VA telemedicine program reduces inter-hospital ICU transfers

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Tele-ICU program, which provides remote access to comprehensive acute care, is helping to reduce inter-hospital transfers of critically ill patients to other facilities by leveraging telemedicine. Small, community and regional ICUs in the VA’s health system often lack intensivists to provide advanced critical care. That’s where telemedicine serves to fill

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14
Jun

Saving One Million Lives and Push Towards UHC

As Nigeria continues to push towards Universal Health Coverage, Martins Ifijeh examines the role of the federal government’s Saving One Million Lives in achieving the goal. It is no longer news Nigeria is one of the worst places on earth to give birth due to the poor maternal and child health indices in the country,

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June 6 , 2018 | Posted by graciela |

Future of Cardiology Will Be Defined by Digital, Mobile Advances

Three JACC articles examine how new technology will change the prevention and treatment of heart disease Digital mHealth advances like wearable heart monitors, smartphone apps and artificial intelligence will reshape the standard of care in the coming years according to three recent JACC articles. June 5, 2018 — The future of cardiovascular care will be transformed by

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May 17 , 2018 | Posted by graciela |

GHTC welcomes launch of first-ever WHO list of essential diagnostic tests

Landmark action by WHO follows global advocacy campaign led by GHTC and partners The Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) welcomes the publication today by the World Health Organization (WHO) of its first Essential Diagnostics List (EDL), a critical new tool to help guide governments on the vital diagnostic tests that should be made available through health care systems.Although diagnostics

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May 15 , 2018 | Posted by graciela |

Healthy America, a big new plan to combine Medicaid and Obamacare, explained

Albin Lohr-Jones/LightRocket via Getty Images The Urban Institute, a major left-of-center policymaking outfit, has released an expansive and ambitious new plan to expand health insurance coverage: the Healthy America program. This isn’t quite Medicare-for-all, but that’s part of the selling point. The idea is to not totally disrupt the existing system, especially the employer-based coverage that covers

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