Tag Archives: Services

After California surprise billing law, fewer specialty services were out-of-network

Dive Brief: After a surprise billing ban went into effect in California, the share of services delivered out-of-network by affected specialties declined by 17%, according to a new analysis by the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy. The drop was primarily focused in the third quarter of 2017, immediately after the law was implemented. The… Read More »

Natural Power appoints Offshore Services Lead in North America

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider Natural Power has appointed Matthew Filippelli as Principal Engineer and Offshore Services Lead. He will be based in the New York office located in Saratoga Springs. Jim Adams, President of Natural Power in North America, said: “The US has a vast offshore wind energy resource, and as this… Read More »

Younger patients dissatisfied with healthcare's status quo, more willing to try nontraditional services

Healthcare consumers are changing, and their expectations are changing, too. They want convenience, affordability and quality, and younger patients especially are dissatisfied with the status quo and more likely to adopt nontraditional healthcare, such as virtual care and retail clinics. According to a new Accenture survey, consumers of all ages are showing more willingness to… Read More »

Proposed National eHealth System and Services Act approved by house panel in the Philippines

Last week, the House Committee on Health in the Philippines House of Representatives chaired by Rep. Angelina Tan approved a substitute bill seeking to establish the National eHealth Systems and Services that shall deliver health services through cost-effective and secure information and communications technology (ICT). WHY IT MATTERS The landmark measure provides for an organised… Read More »

Helicopter emergency medical services uneven across Europe

(Reuters Health) – The availability of helicopter ambulance service varies widely across different European countries, a recent study suggests. This inconsistency could lead to greater inequity in access to healthcare, the authors write in the Emergency Medicine Journal. “These services are variable in so many ways in terms of geographic coverage and population coverage,” said… Read More »