The recent study examined data from more than 560,000 patients who could have been treated with Paxlovid from March 1, 2022, to Aug. 1, 2022. Among these patients, 146,000 received Paxlovid and 421,000 did not receive the oral antiviral medication.
California-based Adventist Health and value-based medical group Emcara Health have partnered recently to extend care into high-risk communities across the state. As part of the Enhanced Care Initiative from CalAIM (California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal), this partnership is intended to close care gaps for patients facing the most complex care needs by addressing barriers such as homelessness and other social determinants of health.
Although the healthcare industry has used EHRs for a long time, these systems are constantly being redesigned to meet the challenges of the times as well as become more helpful for providers. In this article, we will explore the changes that custom EHR systems have seen recently, and how they help overcome the challenges brought about by the pandemic and other significant healthcare events.
A new JAMA Network Open study has found that patient engagement technology can significantly increase the number of patients who get, and stay, vaccinated. By using text reminders, automated vaccine reservations, and other techniques like links to vaccine verification, providers can leverage technology to keep patients engaged and healthy as the industry continues to work through the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the conversation turns to rebuilding the resiliency of our healthcare system, disparities in care are top of mind for many organizations. The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minority groups, as well as on rural and poor populations, has shown the extent of our healthcare accessibility gaps.
Sentara Healthcare has launched a community care program to provide neighborhood-level access to services for people who are on Medicaid or are uninsured or underinsured. A primary focus of Sentara Community Care is to help patients address social determinants of health such as housing, food security, and transportation, which have a pivotal impact on the physical and mental health of patients.
Health equity has emerged as a pressing issue in U.S. healthcare during the coronavirus pandemic. In particular, there have been COVID-19 health disparities for many racial and ethnic groups that have been at higher risk of getting sick and experiencing relatively high mortality rates.
Review your Environment of Care (EC) and Life Safety (LS) policies and procedures now that The Joint Commission has issued another round of revisions, prepublished September 21 with an effective date of January 1, 2023. Only 12 standards are involved in this latest round. Many of the revisions add specifics to long-standing requirements, including several that add new notes under the element of performance (EP). Others are simple tweaks.
In addition to a final rule on COVID-19, the agency is working on standards covering emerging infectious diseases and workplace violence in healthcare, said OSHA’s Assistant Secretary of Labor Doug Parker in an address at the National Safety Council’s 2022 NSC Congress & Expo in San Diego.
On episode 62 of PSQH: The Podcast, Dr. Alvaro Pascual-Leone, professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, and Chief Medical Officer of Linus Health, talks about his new research into cognitive assessment.