Tag Archives: healthcare

We were warned what to expect in the pandemic, shows health-care league table – Nature.com

BOOK REVIEW 16 June 2020 Germany and Taiwan top a ranking drawn up pre-crisis by architect of US Affordable Care Act; United States trails behind. Eric Topol Eric Topol is a professor of molecular medicine at Scripps Research in La Jolla, California, and director of its Translational Institute. Contact Search for this author in: Cremation… Read More »

For-Profit Healthcare Doomed Our Coronavirus Response – The New York Times

The arrival of Covid-19 has provided a nuclear-level stress test to the American health care system and our grade isn’t pretty: At least 71,100 dead, 1.2 million infected and 30 million unemployed; nursing homes, prisons and meat packing plants that have become hotbeds of infection. The actual numbers are certainly far higher, since there still… Read More »

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

How to read between the lines of the healthcare data blocking debate

About a year ago, the Department of Health and Human Services first proposed rules to promote sharing and the interoperability of health data to enable patients to electronically access their health information. Many of the top industry players submitted commentary to The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Centers for… Read More »