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Palforzia, If Approved For Peanut Allergy, May Widen Access To A Known Treatment : Shots – Health News – NPR

Enlarge this image Palforzia, a new drug to treat peanut allergies, is expected to get FDA approval. The main ingredient of the drug is peanut flour. Marco Livolsi/EyeEm/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Marco Livolsi/EyeEm/Getty Images A panel of experts earlier this month recommended that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approve a new drug… Read More »

Even $10 increase in Medicaid payments helps erase disparities in care access, study says

Dive Brief: Financial incentives can influence who a physician decides to treat and their patients’ overall health, a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found. Even a slight uptick in Medicaid reimbursement can improve school attendance as well, driving down the rate of chronic absenteeism. The paper estimates that a $ 10 increase… Read More »

Identity and access management automation saves PeaceHealth hundreds of thousands of dollars

About five years ago, PeaceHealth, a 16,000-caregiver healthcare provider in the Pacific Northwest with 10 hospitals and 250 ambulatory clinics, began a focused effort to meet the compliance standards of the HIPAA role-based access requirements. THE PROBLEM At the same time, the provider organization invested $ 300 million in converting the electronic health records of… Read More »

American Well rolls out acute care telehealth cart for specialty access

Dive Brief: American Well on Tuesday launched a new acute care telehealth cart to connect patients and care teams to remote specialists. The American Well 760 Cart is designed for health systems performing telemedicine via the company’s software or an existing Cisco infrastructure.  Features include a touch panel and 20x zoom to increase image clarity,… Read More »

Feds fine hospital that didn’t cut data access to former employee

Pagosa Springs Medical Center in Colorado, a critical access hospital, will pay $ 111,400 to the HHS Office for Civil Rights. The small provider is being hit after neglecting to terminate access to protected heath information after an employee left the practice. A complaint sent to OCR alleged the former employee continued to have access… Read More »