TelehealthFeds Offer $1.15B to Fund Rural High-Speed Internet Access
USDA also invests $50 million to improve access to telemedicine, distance learning for 7.6 million rural Americans.
TelehealthATA Seeks Telehealth PHE Measures 'At Least Through 2022'
American Telemedicine Association CEO Ann Mond Johnson says the PHE created "flexibilities that have allowed clinicians across the country to...
Human ResourcesUnderstaffed State Psychiatric Facilities Leave Mental Health Patients in Limbo
The shortage of beds and mental health workers has collided with an increasing, pandemic-driven demand for mental health treatment.
Clinical CareDirect Primary Care, With a Touch of Robin Hood
St. Luke's, a clinic with a staff of four in a nondescript shopping center, offers an unorthodox combination of concierge-style...
Clinical Care'They Treat Me Like I'm Old and Stupid': Seniors Decry Health Providers' Age Bias
Nearly 20% of Americans age 50 and older say they have experienced discrimination in healthcare settings.
TelehealthSeniors' Telehealth Use Holds Steady, but Rural Access Lags
One-third of rural older adults had at least one virtual visit in 2020, compared with nearly half of seniors in...
StrategyCommonSpirit CEO Lloyd Dean Announces Retirement
During his 22-year leadership tenure, Lloyd Dean has been a leading voice in health equity.
Covid-19NY Reaches Agreement With DOJ Over Vaccine Access for Blind People
State officials say they have corrected issues that prevent blind or visually impaired users from accessing forms or navigating vaccine...
PayerAn Arm and a Leg': How One State Protects Patients From Hospital Lawsuits
This episode, the fourth in our series on charity care, focuses on how states are protecting consumers against aggressive hospital...
Human ResourcesOpinion: The Pandemic Forced My Transgender Wife to Fight Our Insurer Over Hormones
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused millions of people to lose their jobs and private health insurance, particularly LGBTQ adults.
Clinical CareRacism a Strong Factor in Black Women's High Rate of Premature Births, Study Finds
Black women are about 1.6 times as likely as whites to give birth more than three weeks before the due...
MarketingBlue Shield of California, Venus Williams Team Up to Address Implicit Biases in Healthcare
The nonprofit health plan's advertising campaign, titled "Hear Me," will feature Williams among several other women who will address topics...