PayerBlue Shield of California, Walgreens Collaborate to Bring Services to Communities in Golden State
The collaborators say they'll provide personalized in-store access for consumers to improve health outcomes and access, and lower costs.
TelehealthHigh Costs, Low Reimbursements Hobble Rural Telehealth Expansion
Rural hospitals with low patient volumes cannot easily absorb the upfront costs of establishing a telehealth network and potentially see...
Covid-19Medicaid Vaccination Rates Founder as States Struggle to Immunize Their Poorest Residents
The problems reflect the decentralized nature of the health program, funded largely by the federal government but managed by the...
TelehealthBay State FQHCs Log 1M Telehealth Visits
The visits have provided access to primary care for communities of color, which have been disproportionately harmed by the COVID-19...
Covid-19Pandemic Unveils Growing Suicide Crisis for Communities of Color
In 2020, during the pandemic's first year, suicides among white residents decreased compared with previous years, while they increased among...
Covid-19To Stoke Rural Vaccination Rates, Trusted Farmers Are Asked to Spread Word
Boosting COVID-19 vaccination rates in rural America is now less a problem of access and more an issue of trust.
Covid-19COVID Politics and Fatigue Work Against Contact-Tracing Foot Soldiers
State and local health departments are trying to build back operations with depleted resources, as COVID fatigue among their workers...
PayerAlternative Data Paired With Social Determinants Help Redraw Patient Health Outcomes
One payer hopes to make healthcare more equitable by using alternative data.
TelehealthStakeholders Urge Congress to Avert 'Telehealth Cliff'
Virtual care advocates note that telehealth demonstrated its value as a care option for seniors during the pandemic, when in-person...
TelehealthLatinos Embraced Remote Mental Health Visits Amid Pandemic
By greatly boosting the numbers of people using telehealth, COVID-19 may have jumpstarted broader adoption of telehealth for mental health...
TelehealthWolters Kluwer Launches Remote Patient Education Platform
The new platform provides patients with hundreds of videos and more than 8,000 leaflets in 20 languages and at a...
Human ResourcesCalifornia Takes a Nibble at Offering Food Stamps to Undocumented Immigrants
The cost of the proposed expansion, starting in 2023, was put at about $550 million a year.