Tag Archives: Medical

Addressing Health Equity Must Include Digital Equity Beyond Access To Medical Services and Insurance

The 21st Century Cures Act emphasizes patients’ control of personal health information. ONC rules issues in March 2020 called for more patient-facing health tools and apps to bolster health consumer engagement and empowerment. But the emergence of the coronavirus in the U.S. revealed many weakness in the American health care system, one of which has… Read More »

National stockpile almost out of coronavirus masks and other medical equipment

The Strategic National Stockpile is running low on N95 and surgical masks, gowns, and other medical supplies. About 90% of the personal protective equipment in the stockpile has already been doled out to states combating the coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Health and Human Services told the Associated Press on Wednesday. Katie McKeogh, a spokeswoman… Read More »

Is it safe to see the pediatrician for vaccines and medical visits?

We’re tackling a few urgent questions from parents in this time of coronavirus and COVID-19. Are you wondering if babies and children should continue to have vaccines on schedule? Thinking about how to manage regular medical appointments, and which situations require in-person visits to a pediatric practice? Read on. Should parents take babies for initial… Read More »

Banks Pressure Health Care Firms to Raise Prices on Critical Drugs, Medical Supplies for Coronavirus – The Intercept

In recent weeks, investment bankers have pressed health care companies on the front lines of fighting the novel coronavirus, including drug firms developing experimental treatments and medical supply firms, to consider ways that they can profit from the crisis. The media has mostly focused on individuals who have taken advantage of the market for now-scarce… Read More »