Tag Archives: access

U.S. Sanctions Cut Off Iranians’ Access To Medicine, Iran Says – NPR

The U.S is working to increase pressure on Iran, and many Iranians are struggling. The State Department is challenging Iran’s charges that the U.S. is cutting off access to cancer drugs. DAVID GREENE, HOST: We are hosting the program across continents today, which gives us perspective to cover a major global story. The United States… Read More »

Critical access facility expands use of Medsphere for RCM

Guadalupe County Hospital, a 10-bed critical access hospital in Santa Rosa, N.M., is shifting to use Medsphere Systems’ revenue cycle management suite. The small facility has used Medsphere’s CareVue electronic health records system since 2011. “CareVue has become such an essential component in the care we provide; adding the revenue cycle cloud was a natural… Read More »

For Black Men With Prostate Cancer, Equal Access Means Equal Outcomes

Equal access to care and standardized treatment result in similar outcomes among white and Black men with prostate cancer, suggest new findings published in JAMA Oncology, reports Healio. Black men are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, especially more aggressive forms, and more likely to die of the disease than white men. But… Read More »

Verma: Move to value-based care slowed by lack of access to data

The value-based transformation in healthcare is not moving quickly enough, and a major reason for the industry’s slow adoption is the difficulty in obtaining health data. That’s the contention of Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, who lamented the country’s lack of progress in transitioning away from fee-for-service. “Value-based care… Read More »

Wildfires: Data access in times of disaster

To help those responding to disasters like the wildfires ravaging California every year, authorities have created the Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies (PULSE). PULSE is a web application connecting HIE organisations and other data sources in order to be used during disaster scenarios and enable volunteers to help those being evacuated. It was originally… Read More »