Would ‘Medicare For All’ cost more than U.S. budget? Biden says so. Math says no.

Medicare for All
During the Feb. 7 Democratic presidential debate, former Vice President Joe Biden once again questioned the price tag of “Medicare for All,” the single-payer health care proposal championed by one of his key rivals, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Biden argued that the plan was fiscally irresponsible and would require raising middle-class taxes. Specifically,...

The Adizero Pro Marathon Shoe Is Adidas’s Nike Vaporfly Rival

Before the Nike Vaporfly 4% and NEXT% came along, you would see a range of shoes being used by runners at the sharp end of marathon racing. However, if there was one shoe that did stand out as more popular than most, it was the Adidas Adizero Adios. The shoe was used...

Interoperability? Yes, for value’s sake!

When we talk about connected care and interoperability, we tend to do so within an outdated framework that prioritises ‘medicine’ over ‘health’. We shouldn’t get stuck there, writes Dr Charles Alessi, HIMSS International chief clinical officer. Source link

Primary care startup Iora Health raises $126M

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Iora Health, a startup that operates primary care clinics focused on Medicare patients, raised $126 million in a series F round. The new funds are in addition to the more than $220 million Iora has raised to date. The Boston-based company currently has 48 practices across the U.S., a significant increase from the 24...

First week of February worst for staff sickness

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Tuesday top for unplanned staff absence Tech industry takes most unplanned leave e-days reveals Absence Intelligence research London, UK: 3rd February 2020: Tuesday is the most frequent day taken by staff as unplanned absence, according to statistics provided by e-days, the leader in global absence intelligence.The company has revealed that the first week...

Is that a glass ceiling I can see through?

There have been numerous initiatives over the years to try and promote equality and diversity in public sectors. Diversity is governed by a mixture of policies and legal rights, but, more than that, it’s something that society expects as part of a progressive community. I take a view that if we want the...

Preeminent hospitals penalized over rates of patients’ Injuries

Hundreds of hospitals across the nation, including a number with sterling reputations for cutting-edge care, will be paid less by Medicare after the federal government pronounced that they had higher rates of infections and patient injuries than others. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Wednesday identified 786 hospitals that will receive lower...

The Brooks Hyperion Elite Running Shoe Is The Nike Vaporfly’s First Real Rival

Running shoes don’t normally make headlines, but the story of the possible World Athletics ban of the Nike Vaporfly running shoe has caught the attention. You may be wondering why Nike apparently has the monopoly on this kind of technology – can no other large sportswear companies compete with them?While Hoka One...

Health IT companies divided on information blocking rule

Health IT companies remain divided over a proposed rule by the department of Health and Human Services to make it easier for patients to share health information. The rule is currently in front of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and is expected to be finalized in February. Epic Systems, one of the...

BridgeHead Software appoints new Senior Director of Sales EMEA

Darrell Bailey
Darrell Bailey joins to drive growth across the NHS, private healthcare, occupational health and elite sports marketsASHTEAD, UK – 16 January 2020 – Today, BridgeHead Software, a leader in healthcare data management, announces the appointment of Darrell Bailey as Senior Director of Sales, EMEA. Darrell will be responsible for managing...
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