Tag Archives: System

Will Amazon Deliver a Single-Payer Health Care System for the U.S.?

By JOE GRACE Amazon has quietly put together a syndicate including Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan to provide better and more affordable health care for their combined 1.2 million workers.  The joint effort, called Haven, makes sense because many companies of size today are self-insured to provide health care at lower costs. But this is… Read More »

Induced labor not more expensive to healthcare system than spontaneous labor

Expectant parents wait 40 weeks for the arrival of their new baby, but what if labor was induced a week earlier? Conventional wisdom holds that inducing labor at 39 weeks would be cost-prohibitive to a health system. But the results of a joint study between University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare show inducing labor… Read More »

Care management app reduces surgical complications, among other improvements, at health system

Before and after surgery, most patients must serve as the ‘general contractors’ of their own care: Managing appointments, following directions, remembering instructions and more. THE PROBLEM Even when everything goes well, it can be a stressful experience. When things do not go well, patients may arrive unprepared for surgery, be readmitted after improper post-care or… Read More »

U.S. government proposes rule overhauling drug industry rebate system

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at his side in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Thursday proposed a rule to end the industry-wide system of after-market… Read More »