Tag Archives: Needs

ACOs lack data on patient social needs, community partners

Accountable care organizations have major challenges integrating social services with medical care, including a lack of data on their patients’ social needs and the capabilities of community partners. That’s the finding of a new study published in the journal Health Affairs, based on qualitative data from 22 ACOs. “The ACOs in our sample frequently lacked… Read More »

Fraud alert: Popular video app Snaptube needs careful watching

Secure-D discovers same developer code as seen in Vidmate case responsible for 70 million suspicious transactions in just six months London, October 17th, 2019 – Snaptube, a popular Android smartphone video app which claims some 40 million users, has been caught making millions of suspicious transactions without the knowledge of its users. The Snaptube app… Read More »

Canada needs to debate its unsustainable health-care system. The Democrats are showing us how. – The Washington Post

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Beto O’Rourke at the Democratic presidential primary in Detroit on July 30. (Paul Sancya/AP) Global Opinions contributing columnist August 9 at 2:29 PM If you need evidence of why the supposed flaws of the American two-party system are deeply overrated, consider this: At present, the Democratic Party contains a broader… Read More »

As renewed debate over health care reform begins to simmer in Washington, can journalists give the topic the attention it needs?

Dec. 14th’s lower court ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional has again thrust health care back on the national agenda. It also gives journalists a chance to redeem themselves from what I have argued has been poor news coverage that helped fuel the public backlash against the law from the beginning. A lot… Read More »

Safely Soothing Teething Pain and Sensory Needs in Babies and Older Children

Consider treating teething pain with a teething ring made of firm rubber (not frozen) or by rubbing the gums with a clean finger. Read this article and watch these videos to learn more. Español  Subscribe: FDA Consumer Health Information Teething is normal but may be a painful experience for infants and toddlers. Too often, well-meaning… Read More »

Physicians Don’t Talk Enough with Patients About Non-Medical Needs

Most patients wish their doctors would have a conversation with them about non-medical issues. The Doctor-Patient Conversation, a survey conducted for the Samueli Foundation by the Harris Poll, examined how patients feel about their health, healthcare, and relationships with physicians. The Samueli Institute, has several missions including integrative health with a focuses on evidence-based practices… Read More »

The Exercise Every Leader Needs

Sarah Richardson, CIO, DaVita Healthcare Partners By definition, boot camp is, “a short, intensive, and rigorous course of training.” While historically known as a military training camp for new recruits with strict discipline, it has become a common term for exercise and education, among many other contexts. Admittedly, I am a bit of boot camp junkie. The… Read More »

What Every Therapist Needs to Know About Anxiety Disorders: Key Concepts, Insights, and Interventions

What Every Therapist Needs to Know About Anxiety Disorders is an integrated and practical approach to treating anxiety disorders for general psychotherapists. What is new and exciting is its focus on changing a patient’s relationship to anxiety in order to enable enduring recovery rather than merely offering a menu of techniques for controlling symptoms. Neither… Read More »