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Patients of Color Hesitant About Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine

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.

Recent Hospital Breaches Reveal Disturbing New Cybersecurity Trend

Hacked computer due to cybersecurity weakness

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.

New Study: Telehealth Skyrocketed, but Not Evenly

Sick man uses telehealth via laptop to talk to doctor.

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?

Data Shows Worsening Burnout Rates Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Stressed doctor takes a break.

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.

CMS Finalizes Prior Authorization Rules, Receives Pushback

Doctor making phone call to ask question.

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 Apps Show Promising Results for Primary Care

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.

Joint Venture Haven Will Disband

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?

Patients Report New Ways They Have Been Discriminated Against in Healthcare

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.

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