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The disproportionate effect of school closures on low-income children, who are less likely to have access to computers, home internet connections and direct instruction from teachers, has been well documented. Less recognized are the...
Calvin C.J. Sia, M.D., FAAP, father of the medical home concept of care and Emergency Medical Services for Children Program, died Aug. 19 in Honolulu at age 93.
Telehealth is a bit of American ingenuity that seems to have paid off in the coronavirus pandemic. Medicare temporarily waived restrictions predating the smartphone era and now there’s a push to make telemedicine widely available in the...
As the realization settles in that the pandemic will stretch into multiple quarters rather than multiple months, CEOs must again grapple with how to advise their employees on returning to the office. In March, many initially set an...
Aetna is partnering with WellBe Senior Medical, a relative newcomer, to deliver primary care services to about 10,000 high-risk seniors in their homes, according to WellBe CEO Jeff Kang, who is also a physician. The program launched in...
A 7.5-hour self-care program focusing on mindfulness improved well-being for a team of healthcare professionals, researchers said.
Rideshare company Lyft wants to continue pushing into healthcare, particularly in Medicare and Medicaid. So, it just brought on a new executive to help the Lyft healthcare team navigate the complexities of regulations and policy.  Lyft...
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Friday that it has created its first list of medical supplies that are facing a shortage just hours after President Trump touted the administration's production of personal protective...
The collateral damage from the pandemic continues: Young adults, as well as Black and Latino people of all ages, describe rising levels of anxiety, depression and even suicidal thoughts, and increased substance abuse, according to findings...
Kroger and CVS Health [a PCC Executive Member] are pitching Covid-19 testing programs to employers, such as colleges and manufacturing plants. The retailers are focused on the business-to-business approach as testing delays cause...
A case for integration of primary care and behavioral health: Andy Keller, CEO of Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute in Dallas, said providers should implement the collaborative care model, in which primary care clinicians, care...
Physicians and health policy experts say the pandemic is accelerating efforts to restructure primary care — which accounts for about half the nation’s doctor visits every year — and put it on a firmer financial footing. The efforts also...
More than one in four adults in the United States experience a behavioral health concern each year. For those seeking help, the first stop is often a primary care provider. Yet, many primary care providers lack the knowledge, time, and...
A new interactive database from KFF’s Kaiser Health News (KHN) and Guardian US reveals that many of the more than 900 U.S. health care workers who have died in the fight against COVID-19 worked in facilities with shortages of protective...
The field of medicine has long skewed white and male. Only 5 percent of the American physician work force is African-American, and roughly 2 percent are Black women. Emergency medicine is even more predominantly white, with just 3 percent...
The Trump administration on August 11 announced it is further transforming the nation’s rural healthcare system by unleashing innovation through new funding opportunities that will increase access and improve quality. The Community Health...
COVID-19 threatens our health care system in the present but also risks its future by delaying the adoption of value-based care. The longer we proceed under pure fee-for-service models, the longer health care costs will spiral with limited...
Most companies don’t have a chief medical officer, but more are exploring their options as they seek health expertise. Traditionally, companies with CMOs tended to be health-care or pharmaceutical companies or big hospital systems, where...
In response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the American Society of Clinical Oncology recommends, “to conserve health system resources and reduce patient contact with health care facilities,… that cancer screening...

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