Studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that patients of color are less likely to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and that the vaccine is disproportionately distributed to primarily White communities. Primary care physicians can help alleviate patient concerns and address factors that may prevent them from getting the vaccine with these tips.
Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reported 28 separate cybersecurity breaches related to patient data. Two recent attacks on hospital chains are part of a larger emerging trend in healthcare hacking.
A new study by Health Affairs shows the degree to which telehealth skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this rise was not even across specialties or patient demographics. What groups are left out — and how is the industry shifting to include them?
New data shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the rate at which certain medical professionals are reporting burning out. According to the study by Medscape, the burnout rate in primary care has dropped from 51 to 47 percent, but other specialties and female physicians have risen in risk.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently finalized the “CMS Interoperability and Prior Authorization” rule. How might this rule improve data exchange and decrease administrative burden for providers?
Symptom tracker smartphone applications can be valuable tools for patients who need healthcare guidance. A new study shows that while they will never replace a physician, the apps have strong potential in the primary care setting.
Haven, the ambitious joint venture by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase & Co., will end operations. How will the three groups continue to collaborate, and what challenges does Haven’s end highlight?
An in-depth study on patient discrimination in the healthcare industry reveals the extent to which patients have experienced it. Among skin color, patients have also cited sex, weight, and appearance as methods of discrimination.
What health data are hackers after in recent attacks? How much will hospitals possibly lose due to COVID-19? Find out in The Rundown by inforMD!
How many Americans delayed care due to COVID-19? How much does primary care save employers? Find out in The Rundown by inforMD!