Tag Archives: Access

Federal health agencies block journalists’ access to COVID-19 experts & information

It is a form of censorship.  Journalists trying to cover COVID-19 are not allowed to talk with many federal health researchers or administrators without checking in first with government “public information officers” or PIOs. Sometimes the request is denied outright. Oftentimes, if a reporter is granted an interview, a PIO insists on sitting in on… Read More »

Critical access facility expands use of Medsphere for RCM

Guadalupe County Hospital, a 10-bed critical access hospital in Santa Rosa, N.M., is shifting to use Medsphere Systems’ revenue cycle management suite. The small facility has used Medsphere’s CareVue electronic health records system since 2011. “CareVue has become such an essential component in the care we provide; adding the revenue cycle cloud was a natural… Read More »

For Black Men With Prostate Cancer, Equal Access Means Equal Outcomes

Equal access to care and standardized treatment result in similar outcomes among white and Black men with prostate cancer, suggest new findings published in JAMA Oncology, reports Healio. Black men are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, especially more aggressive forms, and more likely to die of the disease than white men. But… Read More »

BREAKING: Cohen drops testimony on Novartis deal: They wanted ‘access’ to Trump

As much as Novartis might want the issue to go away, the company’s questionable $ 1.2 million consulting contract with President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen caught the spotlight again on Wednesday as Cohen testified to Congress. Pressed by lawmakers in the House of Representatives, Cohen sketched out a relationship that contradicts Novartis’ original… Read More »

Barriers to HCV treatment access from the drug user's point of view: stigma, complex lives and damaged veins

Being asymptomatic led people to ignore their diagnosis and not to engage with medical care for hepatitis C, and interviewees said that they received little information about the impact of hepatitis C on their health or the likely progression of liver disease. People deferred treatment for a long time due to lack of symptoms, but… Read More »

American Well rolls out acute care telehealth cart for specialty access

Dive Brief: American Well on Tuesday launched a new acute care telehealth cart to connect patients and care teams to remote specialists. The American Well 760 Cart is designed for health systems performing telemedicine via the company’s software or an existing Cisco infrastructure.  Features include a touch panel and 20x zoom to increase image clarity,… Read More »

AbbVie inks licensing deal to boost Mavyret access in nearly 100 countries

AbbVie has had success with its new pan-genotypic hepatitis C drug Mavyret, generating blockbuster-level sales at the expense of competitors. Now, the company has inked a deal with the Medicines Patent Pool to boost access to the drug in nearly 100 low- and middle-income countries and territories.  The royalty-free license will allow generics makers to develop… Read More »

Listerine Ultraclean Access Flosser Refill Heads For Better Oral Care, Mint, 28 Count

Easily reach between your teeth with the Listerine Ultraclean Access Flosser Refill Heads. This pack of 28 disposable floss heads features high-tenacity yarn that withstands breakage. Flossing removes plaque on teeth that brushing may miss and is an important step in your oral care routine. These flosser heads are mint flavored, leaving your mouth feeling… Read More »