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Lupus patient on hydroxychloroquine contracts coronavirus, report says

A Wisconsin woman who for 19 years has been taking hydroxychloroquine — the same drug President Trump announced he has been taking in order to preventatively ward off the novel coronavirus – claims she has contracted COVID-19. The woman, whose last name was not revealed by WISN.com, said she was prescribed the anti-malarial drug for… Read More »

Treatments for leading cause of blindness generate $0.9 to $3 billion in patient, economic benefit

Wet age-related macular degeneration, or wAMD, is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S. Breakthrough treatments come with a steep price tag and treatment burden for the patient, but a new study suggests their benefits to patient health and society would top billions of dollars, or more, if adherence could be improved.… Read More »

Severely injured patient becomes first African American to receive full face transplant

A 68-year-old man from Los Angeles has made medical history by becoming the first African American to receive a full face transplant. In July, Robert Chelsea also became the oldest patient to undergo the surgery, which was performed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, NBC News reports. “May God bless the donor and his… Read More »

HHS announces interoperability innovation awardees for FHIR scalability, patient engagement

Two interoperability projects will get a funding boost from the Leading Edge Acceleration Projects in Health Information Technology, or LEAP in Health IT program, launched by the The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information IT. WHY IT MATTERSThe LEAP in Health IT awardees will get address fast emerging and future challenges to advance… Read More »

New med school curriculum to emphasize patient safety

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is creating a curriculum for persons going into medical school, as well as other healthcare professionals, to teach patient safety across the education process from freshman year through residency. The goal is to reduce preventable patient deaths, and multiple schools already have committed to the curriculum. They include Chapman University… Read More »

Borrego Health succeeds with multicultural patient engagement technology

Healthcare provider organizations face an ongoing need to engage patients to help them get the care they need. This engagement has multiple benefits to both patients and providers. THE PROBLEM It can increase access to healthcare, improve care, reduce costs and drive better health outcomes. It can also impact patient retention and have a range… Read More »

How payers are balancing patient engagement, data security

Health insurers are establishing innovative ways to provide better care and improve the overall patient experience, according to America’s Health Insurance Plans. That’s why insurers are investing in patient portals, mobile apps, telehealth and other personalized tools, like those that focus on social determinants of health, says Cathryn Donaldson, director of communications at AHIP. The… Read More »