Tag Archives: Quality

Bayer version of COVID-19 antimalarial hopeful may come with quality concerns: report

Drugmakers are rushing to supply millions of doses of hydroxychloroquine, a cheap generic in testing as a possible treatment for COVID-19, after public interest sent demand through the roof. But donated batches of the antimalarial drug from Bayer—which haven’t been approved by the FDA—are drawing quality concerns.  The U.S. government has grown worried that millions of doses of… Read More »

Poor Sleep Quality During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Perinatal Depression

All women are at risk for depression during pregnancy and the postpartum period, and there is growing evidence to suggest that poor sleep during pregnancy and the postpartum period may be a risk factor for the development of perinatal depression. Undoubtedly the interplay between sleep and depressive symptoms is quite complex. Does sleep disruption cause… Read More »

Health plans need to better use tech to simplify quality initiatives

Value-based care depends on measuring and reporting outcomes, but doing so is causing burnout in physicians. That additional challenge for physicians comes despite widespread efforts to reduce this burden, according to a new survey of 23 health plans conducted by Harrisburg, Penn.-based Geneia, an analytic solutions and services company. Part of the problem lies in… 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 »

Quality standards framework can improve both clinical and financial performance in healthcare

Achieving clinical quality has always an important component of healthcare delivery, but in an age of quality-based reimbursement and a consumer-oriented business culture, it’s more important now than ever. The problem is that, until recently, there hasn’t been a consistent set of standards governing how quality is measured and achieved. That results in a high… Read More »

HENRY the Dentist is bringing quality dentistry to the workplace – MedCity News

It turns out that reluctance in visiting the dentist isn’t just limited to children. According to a report from the American Dental Association, more than half of adults with private dental insurance haven’t visited the dentist in over a year. Regular dental care helps avoid more serious and costly dental procedures down the road and… Read More »