What Matt Damon, Jamie Lee Curtis, others are saying

SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher at a news conference announcing the actors' strike July 13, 2023 in Los Angeles.

The Hollywood heavyweights are coming out in support of the actors’ strike, which officially kicks off at midnight on Thursday. After a month of tense negotiations between SAG-AFTRA and the major studios, talks collapsed Wednesday at Midnight (PDT) and the union’s negotiating committee unanimously recommended a vote by its national council to call a strike. … Read more

Grant renewal strengthens patient-centered outcomes research training program

Grant renewal strengthens patient-centered outcomes research training program

by Bill Snyder The federal government has renewed its support for a Health Learning System (LHS) T32 training program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center that prepares researchers to discover, evaluate, and implement strategies to improve patient outcomes and ultimately, the general health of the community. Christianne Roumie, MD, MPH The traditional approach to health care … Read more

Biden accuses Tuberville of endangering US security

Biden accuses Tuberville of endangering US security

I’d be willing to talk to him if I thought there was any chance he would change his ridiculous stance on this. He is jeopardizing the security of the United States with what he is doing, President Joe Biden said during a news conference in Helsinki, Finland, when asked about Senator Tuberville’s position by CNN. … Read more

Medicaid expansion has improved access to palliative care for cancer patients

Medicaid expansion has improved access to palliative care for cancer patients

By Kelsey Waddill July 13, 2023 — Medicaid recipients with advanced-stage cancer may have greater access to palliative care in states that have adopted Medicaid expansion, according to a study published in Health Affairs. The researchers leveraged the National Cancer Database to perform this assessment. The individuals in the sample ranged in age from 18 … Read more

Equum Medical and National Rural Health Association collaborate on IT and telehealth to help support the health safety net

Equum Medical and National Rural Health Association collaborate on IT and telehealth to help support the health safety net

NEW YORK, July 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) has designated Equum Medical as an exclusive partner of the Health Information Technology Coalition. The HIT Coalition, with the support and expertise of Equum Medical, will work on initiatives to revolutionize care for rural Americans through more widespread and effective use of … Read more

Patient Discovery announces steering committee dedicated to reducing disparities in cancer care

Patient Discovery announces steering committee dedicated to reducing disparities in cancer care

Nationally Recognized Champions of Health Equity Named as Inaugural Members. BOSTON, July 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Patient discoveryleader in using patient-centric data to drive equitable health outcomes, recently announced inaugural members of new group Connect life to care Steering Committee. This group will focus on improving access to care and outcomes for all cancer patients. … Read more

Home budget plan would make mass healthcare more affordable – CommonWealth Magazine

Home budget plan would make mass healthcare more affordable - CommonWealth Magazine

MASSACHUSETTS HEALTHCAREit’s the best in the nation, but assistance is still out of reach for too many residents. From doctor visits to life-saving medications, too many people cannot access vital services when they need them. Fortunately, a House proposal is currently under consideration by the conference budget committee that would provide significant cost relief for … Read more

How does the US healthcare system compare to other countries?

How does the US healthcare system compare to other countries?

The cost and quality of the US healthcare system is one of the most important issues facing everyday Americans. It is a major political concern for voters, a key indicator of economic efficiency, and a significant driver of national debt. The recent release of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Health Statistics 2023, … Read more

St. Luke | Aspirus healthcare

St. Luke |  Aspirus healthcare

Proposal for St. Lukes to Affiliate with Aspirus Health to Improve Health Care Quality and Expand Access to Services in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan Aspirus Health is pleased to announce that St. Lukes has signed a letter of intent to affiliate with Aspirus. By affiliated with St. Lukes, headquartered in Duluth, MN, our … Read more

Will the doctor see you now? Healthcare systems changing the landscape

Will the doctor see you now?  Healthcare systems changing the landscape

From Julie ApplebyANDMichael Andrews Lucia Agajanian, a 25-year-old freelance film producer in Chicago, doesn’t have a specific primary care doctor, preferring the convenience of visiting a local clinic for flu shots or going online for video visits. You say what you need and there’s a 15-minute wait time, she said, explaining how her appointments usually … Read more