August 26, 2019

In the News: Aug 22–Aug 29

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This week: Rural ED closures affect emergency care; tech and workflow improvements help with the nursing shortage; and investing in primary care maximizes patient care.

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 June 10, 2019

In the News: June 6–June 13

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This week: The impact of understaffed nursing units, how Medicaid expansion influenced cardiovascular mortality rates, and CVS Health plans to expand its health services.

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 April 15, 2019

In the News: Apr 11–18

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This week: BCBS of Texas will open primary care centers in 2020; morbidity data can help target opioid overuse interventions; and virtual health is now included in Medicare Advantage.

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 February 25, 2019

In the News: Feb 21–28

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This week: Life spans increase with more PCPs; Tennessee’s maternal deaths largely preventable; and HIMSS covers consumerism, price transparency, interoperability.

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 November 15, 2018

In the News: Nov 8–15

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This week: Liquid biopsy tests for cancer care move into the mainstream; midterm elections prove consequential to Medicaid; and CVS Health to expand services into chronic disease management.

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 June 11, 2018

In the News: Jun 7–14

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This week: US suicide rates rise; primary care practices increasingly rely on nurse practitioners; and Medicare Advantage plans have more flexibility to offer nonmedical services.

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 June 4, 2018

In the News: May 31–June 7

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This week: CMS’s Comprehensive Primary Care initiative improved care delivery; the severity and price of ED visits has increased; and Best Buy’s new health care program targets seniors.

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 February 12, 2018

In the News: Feb 8–15

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This week: Virtual health reimbursement legislation, depression treatment initiation and primary care, and rapid adoption of hospital-based palliative care programs

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