Tag Archives: Healthcare

In-person healthcare visits can be done safely despite coronavirus risk, small JAMA study suggests

Dive Brief: A small study of obstetrical patients at four hospitals in Boston found no meaningful association between the number of in-person visits and the rate of novel coronavirus infection. The study looked at 111 patients with an average of three in-person visits between April 19 and June 27, when all obstetrical patients were tested… 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 »

Healthcare organizations turning to wide range of vendors in pandemic

A new KLAS report found that organizations have turned to a wide range of vendors – most frequently those providing telehealth technology – to help provide care amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. “Most notable is the very high number of vendors that organizations have adopted: the 174 respondents who report heavily utilizing [virtual care] technology mentioned… Read More »

German healthcare market rich with potential for app developers

Research conducted last year by consulting company Roland Berger predicts that the German digital health market volume will grow exponentially in coming years. The sector could well be worth €38 billion by 2025, said Julia Pietsch, digital health expert at Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI). GTAI is the economic development agency for the Federal Republic… Read More »

What Will Healthcare Costs Be After COVID? PwC Looks Behind the 2021 Numbers

Whether healthcare spending in 2021 increases by double-digits or falls by one-third directly depends on how the coronavirus pandemic will play out over the rest of 2020, based on PwC’s annual report on medical cost trends for 2021. The three cost scenarios are based on assumptions shown in the fine print on the first chart:… Read More »