Tag Archives: Care

Precision medicine as a way to improve oncology care — and potentially drive down drug costs

Broadly defined, precision medicine is about the personalization of care. Yet on a practical level, precision medicine can take on different forms in different subspecialties in healthcare. In modern oncology care, it’s largely about getting the right drugs to the right patient at the right time. There’s also some early evidence that more efficient targeted… Read More »

Cosmetic procedures: Firms warned over ‘duty of care’

England’s top doctor says practitioners offering cosmetic procedures should have training to help them protect vulnerable clients from “quick fixes”. Prof Stephen Powis believes providers should be officially registered and trained to spot people with body-image or other mental-health issues. NHS England says only 100 out of 1,000 practitioners are currently registered. And a charity… Read More »

Americans Skip Meds and Borrow Billions to Pay for Basic Health Care

Last year, Americans borrowed a whopping $ 88 billion to pay for their health care, according to a nationally representative survey. What’s more, 45 percent of respondents said they feared that a major health care crisis would lead to bankruptcy, and nearly 25 percent of respondents reported skipping medical treatments in order to cut costs.… Read More »

Listen: What’s Up With Trump’s Sudden Turnaround On Health Care?

Julie Rovner, the chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Health News, joined Stephen Henderson on WDET’s “Detroit Today” show Tuesday to talk about the Trump administration’s recent decision calling for a federal appeals court to overturn the Affordable Care Act. The decision created so many concerns among Republican lawmakers that President Donald Trump has stepped back… Read More »

Vail Health opts for Spok to aid care team communication

Vail (Colo.) Health is using a communications platform from Spok, implementing the technology across the 12-site system that includes 56-bed Vail Health Hospital. Other facilities at the organization include Shaw Cancer Center, Howard Head Sports Medicine, two urgent care centers and multiple clinics. The Spok software facilitates clinicians in finding information quickly and eliminates phone… Read More »