Tag Archives: Healthcare

Ask an Expert: How can healthcare leaders support compassion in the workplace? – Vanderbilt University News

Vanderbilt University faculty are sharing their expertise on a range of topics related to COVID-19. Subscribe to Vanderbilt’s “Ask an Expert” series on YouTube to get the latest updates. [embedded content] As COVID-19 strains hospitals and doctors’ offices, it’s more important than ever for health care leaders to model, cultivate and support compassion among their staff—both for… Read More »

As COVID-19 drives demand for some healthcare workers, others furloughed

The coronavirus crisis has created a stratified impact on the healthcare workforce, with front-line doctors and nurses and select specialists in high demand, while others are finding demand for their jobs is dropping precipitously. Temporary workers —​ such as traveling nurses — are in especially high demand, according to staffing firms. And while most hospitals… Read More »

During coronavirus, how to lead on healthcare regulatory flexibility

As the coronavirus epidemic spreads, interrupting the global economy and causing mass disruption to societies the world over, federal agency officials and governors in the United States are taking some critical steps to loosen healthcare regulations that stand in the way of a robust, effective response. But more must be done. While all eyes are… Read More »

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

How to read between the lines of the healthcare data blocking debate

About a year ago, the Department of Health and Human Services first proposed rules to promote sharing and the interoperability of health data to enable patients to electronically access their health information. Many of the top industry players submitted commentary to The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Centers for… Read More »

The Digital-First Health Insurance Startup Changing Healthcare in Nigeria | Femi Kuti, RelianceHMO

Health Tech Feb 4, 2020• By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH RelianceHMO is a Nigerian-based health insurance startup that aims to turn the traditional health insurance world upside-down. CEO Femi Kuti delves into how his company is using mobile phones, telemedicine, data science, and even underwriting (!) to make health insurance cheaper — and more accessible.… Read More »