Tag Archives: Care

MU School of Medicine Awarded Largest Grant for Rural Health Care in School’s History – KBIA

The MU School of Medicine was awarded nearly $ 5 million in grant money to enhance existing medical programs in rural Missouri, the school announced Tuesday. The school received two grants from the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration, which will fund programs designed to address the doctor shortages in rural parts of the state,… Read More »

PBMs: Driving Up Costs and Lowering Quality Care in America

As drug prices sky rocket, the role of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) in health care has been debated and analyzed. Governmental agencies, pharmaceutical executives and insurance providers have all joined the conversation to suggest a quick fix. Yet, among the proposed solutions, we see a stark absence of physician perspective. As a physician myself, I… Read More »

VA unveils new app to connect veterans with care, help with data sharing

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs this week announced a new mobile application it says will help simplify and organize existing resources into one  location to help manage health care needs. WHY IT MATTERSThe Launchpad App for Veterans brings several VA applications aimed at veterans and their caregivers into one location, and will be updated… Read More »

Humana and ADVault expand MyDirectives for advance care planning

Humana and ADVault have announced the expansion of the digital advance care planning platform, MyDirectives to all Humana Medicare Advantage and commercial members. Authorized providers can access the ADVault global repository and get real-time access to the goals, preferences and priorities of Humana members should they become incapacitated and unable to speak for themselves. Through… Read More »