Tag Archives: Care

Radiation oncology workforce study indicates potential threat to rural cancer care access

An inside look into America’s radiation oncology workforce finds that gender and race gaps have narrowed slightly, although persistent and growing geographic disparities point to a need for more equity in access to radiation therapy care. The survey, which drew responses from more than 1,100 physicians across the country, finds that fewer radiation oncologists are… Read More »

Insurance coverage linked to access to hospital care in new JAMA study

Compared to privately insured patients, people who lack insurance or use Medicaid are more likely to be transferred to another hospital after receiving initial treatment in the emergency department, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The uninsured are also at greater risk of being discharged from an ED and not admitted… 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 »