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August 9 , 2018 | Posted by graciela |

RAND: NY Health Act would work

ALBANY, NY — A study commissioned by the New York State Health Foundation and performed by the RAND Corporation said the proposed single-payer health plan proposed in New York State is feasible, and would save the state healthcare system a bit of money. The proposed New York Health Act (NYHA), which the has been passed

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3
Aug

Three Women Changing The Way We Deliver Healthcare

Three women leading the digital Health Care revolution. Piraye Beim, Katherine Ryder and Darlene Higbee Clarkin.PHOTO COURTESY OF VINETTA In the wake of Amazon’s nearly one billion dollar acquisition of the online pharmacy, Pillpack a full-service pharmacy that delivers medication, there is little question about the impact that technology is having on healthcare. And while technology has

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3
Aug

Better Care Quality Needed for Universal Health Coverage

HealthDay News — In order to achieve universal health coverage, stakeholders must focus on the quality of health services, including provision of effective, safe, timely, equitable, integrated, and efficient health services, according to a report published by the World Health Organization. According to the report, quality of care is suboptimal in many countries, especially in low-

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July 17 , 2018 | Posted by graciela |

What Is Medicare For All?

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during a health care rally at the 2017 Convention of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee on September 22, 2017 in San Francisco, California. Sen. Bernie Sanders addressed the California Nurses Association about his Medicare for All Act of 2017 bill. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) A leading

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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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