Saturday, April 17, 2021

Bride Dies at 30 from Cystic Fibrosis Just 2 Days After Wedding: It’s ‘Traumatic,’ Says Husband

Bride Dies at 30 from Cystic Fibrosis Just 2 Days After Wedding: It's 'Traumatic,' Says Husband | Health.com ...

‘Dirty’ data in EHRs could cause unnecessary expenses

The health IT landscape is changing at a rapid pace, and with this change there is critical work to be done to enhance data integrity and prevent unnecessary expense. With the urgent need for telemedicine some vendors have had to change their course abruptly; some stayed the course but are working faster and harder...

Mental health coaching startup Ginger raises $50M

  Ginger, a digital health startup that lets users chat with a mental health coach, raised $50 million in funding in a series D round. Advance Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners led the funding round, with participation from Cigna Ventures, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, and LinkedIn Executive Chairman Jeff Weiner. David ibnAle, a founding...

Man Who Likely Ate a Gecko on a Dare Dies of Salmonella 10 Days Later: He ‘Basically Rotted from the Inside Out’

Man Who Likely Ate a Gecko on a Dare Dies of Salmonella 10 Days Later: He ‘Basically Rotted from the Inside Out’ | Health.com ...

Whistleblower lawsuit accuses Cigna of Medicare Advantage fraud

A whistleblower lawsuit accuses Cigna of receiving “billions” in overpayments for its Medicare Advantage plans. The amended complaint, filed by the Department of Justice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York a year ago, was unsealed on Wednesday. A former service provider for Cigna’s Medicare Advantage subsidiary alleged that...

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Spreads to East Coast Beaches, Infecting People Crabbing in Delaware Bay

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Spreads to East Coast Beaches, Infecting People Crabbing in Delaware Bay | Health.com ...

Geisinger’s digital strategy to combat COVID-19 and accelerate enterprise transformation

This post was co-authored by Rebecca A. Stametz, Geisinger's vice president of digital transformation; Karen Murphy, RN, its chief innovation officer; David Vawdrey, chief data informatics officer; John Kravitz, chief information officer; and Paddy Padmanabhan, CEO of Damo Consulting. In January 2020, Geisinger, the Pennsylvania-based integrated health system known for decades of clinical innovation,...

MedCity Pivot Podcast: A conversation with Zeke Emanuel on policy, politics, Covid-19 and what we can learn from other nations

Ezekiel (Zeke) Emanuel needs no real introduction to an healthcare audience but here are his official titles: senior fellow at American Progress and the vice provost for global initiatives, the Diane S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, and chair of the department of medical ethics and health policy at the University...

Mom Issues Warning After Son Contracts Flesh-Eating Bacteria at Maryland Beach

Mom Issues Warning After Son Contracts Flesh-Eating Bacteria at Maryland Beach | Health.com ...

Has telehealth hit the high watermark?

In the immediate aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, health systems saw dramatic spikes in virtual visits and telehealth adoption in the patient population. The broad consensus is that the healthcare industry saw more telehealth visits in the one month immediately following the pandemic's lockdown than in the entire year preceding it. A study by...
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