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8
Dec

Universal health coverage is the best prescription

UHC provides the framework in which the issues of access, quality and cost can be integrated Three recent incidents involving the health-care sector in Delhi have sparked widespread outrage over the alleged mercenary motives and callous conduct of high-profile corporate hospitals. Two cases involved children with dengue who died soon after leaving these hospitals in

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17
Nov

Florida Health System, Grocery Chain Team Up to Increase Access to Care

BayCare Health System and Publix supermarket chain are bringing telehealth clinics and HealthHubs to consumers. November 16, 2017/ Matt O’Connor Health systems are increasingly looking to make health care more convenient for patients, and a recent partnership between Clearwater, Fla.-based BayCare Health System and local supermarket chain Publix will soon allow consumers to grocery shop and

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14
Nov

WHO launches training manual on alcohol brief interventions in primary care

In an effort to assist Member States in introducing or expanding alcohol screening and brief intervention (SBI) programmes, WHO/Europe is launching a new training manual entitled “WHO training on alcohol brief interventions in primary care”. The manual is aimed at supporting the development and implementation of comprehensive training in SBIs for primary health care professionals.

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8
Nov

The Innovation Health Care Really Needs: Help People Manage Their Own Health

Finally, health care, which has been largely immune to the forces of disruptive innovation, is beginning to change. Seeing the potential to improve health with simple primary-care strategies, some of the biggest incumbent players are inviting new entrants focused on empowering consumers into their highly regulated ecosystems, bringing down costs. This shift is long overdue. Whereas new

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24
Oct

Universal health care debate returns to California Capitol

Perhaps no measure generated more interest at the Capitol this past legislative session than Senate Bill 562, as activists led by the California Nurses Association mounted a massive campaign in support of the proposal for a statewide, government-run health care system. They scored a significant victory when the bill passed the Senate in June, but their efforts were ultimately

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18
Oct

Quality gap is real, top hospitals stand apart with fewer complications, deaths

Patients treated at top-rated hospitals had a lower risk of death, complications. A new Healthgrades 2018 analysis of top hospitals shows thousands of lives could be saved if all hospitals performed at a similar level to those rated as five-star facilities. Healthgrades analyzed the performance of roughly 4,500 short-term acute carehospitals nationwide, evaluating hospital performance connected to 34

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