Tag Archives: Patients

More U.S. Patients Scheduling Doctors’ Appointments, Welcoming Telehealth Into Their Visit-Mix

By May 14th, 2020, one-half of consumers in the U.S. expected they would schedule a medical appointment in the next two months. “As the country emerges from COVID-19, we’re watching consumer confidence shift back to where it was prior to the onset of this crisis,” noted Dr. Brad Bowman, Chief Medical Office at Healthgrades. The… Read More »

FDA Approves Koselugo (selumetinib) for Pediatric Patients with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Plexiform Neurofibromas

FDA Approves Koselugo (selumetinib) for Pediatric Patients with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Plexiform Neurofibromas Print this page 13 April 2020 — AstraZeneca and MSD Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., US (MSD: known as Merck & Co., Inc. inside the US and Canada) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the kinase inhibitor Koselugo… Read More »

Hospital costs to treat uninsured COVID-19 patients could top $40B

Dive Brief: The Trump administration’s plan to use the $ 100 billion in emergency COVID-19 funding approved March 27 to pay hospitals for treating the uninsured could take up as much as 40% of that funding, according to an analysis released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Treating the uninsured for symptoms of the disease… Read More »

Viewpoints: Discussing Health Priorities With Seriously Ill Patients Is Vitally Important Now; Rationing Care Forces Hard Decisions

Editorial pages focus on these health care topics and others. Boston Globe: In The Midst Of The Coronavirus Pandemic, We Must Have Those Serious Illness Conversations  The COVID-19 crisis is forcing a lot of uncomfortable conversations, often ones that should have happened long ago but that we’ve put off for one reason or another. Among… Read More »

Wayfinding helps Abbott Northwestern patients navigate 2.7 million square feet

Staff at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, part of health system Allina Health, both based in Minneapolis, know that coming to a large hospital in the city creates anxiety for most patients. It is difficult to know where to park, where to go once you park or which exit is closest to the location you are going… Read More »