Americans give health care system failing mark: AP-NORC poll

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Emmanuel Obeng-Dankwa is anxious about creating lease on his New York City condominium, he in some cases holds off on filling his blood strain medicine.

“If there’s no revenue, I like to skip the treatment to becoming homeless,” mentioned Obeng-Dankwa, a 58-year-outdated security guard.

He is among the a the vast majority of adults in the U.S. who say that wellbeing treatment is not handled perfectly in the region, in accordance to a new poll from The Connected Press-NORC Centre for General public Affairs Investigation.

The poll reveals that public fulfillment with the U.S. wellness

  Read more

One hundred days of war has put Ukraine’s health system under severe pressure

After one hundred days of war, Ukraine’s health system is under severe pressure and the World Health Organization (WHO) has increased its presence, both in Ukraine and in those countries hosting displaced Ukrainians, to help meet the escalating health needs.

““This war has gone on for 100 days too many, shattering lives and communities, and imperilling the short- and long-term health of Ukraine’s people,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “WHO is doing everything we can to support Ukraine’s Ministry of Health and deliver essential medical supplies and equipment. But the one medicine that Ukraine needs most is the

  Read more

Strengthen Your Immune System With These Expert-Backed Tips

For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO and CDC websites.

Your immune system keeps you healthy and fights off sickness. From the common cold to the flu to COVID-19, your immune system needs to be strong enough to fight off a variety of illness, viruses and diseases.

When it comes to strengthening your body’s immune defenses, there are lots of different factors at play. As tempting as it may be to pop a supplement and call it a day, there are a lot of factors that affect how well your body

  Read more

FTC Sues to Block Merger Between Utah Healthcare Rivals HCA Healthcare and Steward Health Care System

 The Federal Trade Commission has authorized an administrative complaint and a lawsuit in federal court to block the proposed merger between Utah healthcare competitors HCA Healthcare and Steward Health Care System. The agency alleges that the deal would eliminate the second and fourth largest healthcare systems in the Wasatch Front region, where approximately 80 percent of Utah’s residents live. The companies offer a broad range of essential medical and surgical diagnostic and treatment services that require an overnight hospital stay, known as inpatient general acute care services. 

“As the second and fourth largest healthcare systems in the Wasatch Front region

  Read more

FTC Sues to Block Merger Between New Jersey Healthcare Rivals RWJBarnabas Health and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System

The Federal Trade Commission authorized an administrative complaint and a suit in federal court to block the acquisition of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System by RWJBarnabas Health, or RWJ, which is one of the largest hospital systems in New Jersey. The complaint alleges that in Middlesex County, in the central part of the state, the acquisition will harm competition for inpatient general acute care services, which are a broad range of essential medical and surgical diagnostic and treatment services that require an overnight hospital stay.

“Saint Peter’s University Hospital is less than one mile away from RWJ in New Brunswick, and

  Read more

Mount Sinai Health System to provide emergency medical care services at RUMC

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – A range of specialists, physicians and other medical personnel from the Mount Sinai Health System will soon populate the Emergency Department at Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), as the two health-care organizations move forward with a clinical and academic affiliation aimed at providing elite emergency medical care and trauma services to the borough.

“We are delighted to further expand and enhance our affiliation with Mount Sinai Health System,” said Daniel J. Messina, president and CEO of RUMC, commenting on the newest segment of the partnership between the two providers that was originally established in 2020. “Adding

  Read more

Build on current system to improve health care

Ensuring access to high-quality, affordable health care coverage for Mainers has been a priority of mine since being elected to the state Senate in 2010. I spent significant time examining our current health care system as chair of the Insurance and Financial Services Committee. I’m troubled by calls to completely replace it with an unproven state government-run system that is likely to reduce access and hurt Maine families and small businesses.

During my time in the state legislature, I sponsored bills to ensure sustainable health care access to our neighbors in the rural Jackman region. A government-run option will undo

  Read more

MidCoast Health System, Resilient Working to Fix Health Care’s ‘Forever Crisis’

Seniors in rural areas often face more hurdles to gaining access to home-based care, especially in comparison to their urban counterparts.

Resilient Healthcare’s recent Rural Health Initiative aims to address this. The program is the latest development for the rapidly growing in-home care provider, which specializes in treating higher-acuity patients.

“Rural Health Initiative started when we realized that people weren’t able to have the access to the care they’d have in a larger city,” Alysa Newman, director of nursing at Resilient, told Home Health Care News. “The resources weren’t there, the people weren’t there, and the staff wasn’t there.”

Founded

  Read more

Errors in DoD’s new electronic health care records system raise concerns among providers

Information about patients’ health care isn’t always accurate or complete in the Defense Department’s new electronic records system, according to a survey of defense health care providers conducted by the Inspector General’s Office.

These digital records allow providers to share a patient’s information with other providers — both within and outside the military health care system. But mistakes and lapses have had an impact on doctors’ ability to provide quality patient care, according to the IG.

Nearly 58% percent of the survey respondents expressed concern with the accuracy and completeness of the electronic health records, auditors found, according to a

  Read more

Alice L. Walton Foundation, Washington Regional partner on new healthcare system

Photo: Washington Regional Medical System

The Alice L. Walton Foundation and Washington Regional Medical System on Monday said they will create a new health system as part of a larger plan to improve access to specialty healthcare services in Northwest Arkansas.

The foundation last year announced a partnership with the Cleveland Clinic to evaluate which types of specialty care are needed in the region, and then make recommendations on how to achieve those improvements.

A 2019 report showed that many Northwest Arkansas residents currently travel elsewhere for specialty care. Those findings indicated that the region lost an estimated $950 million

  Read more