It took a public health emergency to temporarily lift the regulatory barriers that have stifled the growth of telehealth in this country. Now, Congress must act and take the next step, which is to legislate telehealth into the mainstream of medicine and into the outstretched arms of millions of Americans who desperately need it, COVID-19 pandemic or not.
A new national survey released today by West Health and Gallup as part of ongoing research on the rising cost of healthcare in the U.S. finds a growing fear that the COVID-19 pandemic will make the healthcare cost crisis even worse.
The Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and West Health collaborated on two strategic roadmaps for advancing value-based payment (VBP) reform in the U.S. healthcare system.
Civica Rx, the nonprofit generic drug manufacturer created in 2018 by seven leading health systems and three national foundations including the Gary and Mary West Foundation, is now part of a new and historic federally-funded partnership to ensure certain and timely access to lifesaving medications both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 has led to a dramatic increase in the use of telehealth services, particularly with older adults, who are at highest risk of potential infection and mortality. As a result, Emergency Departments (EDs) around the country are now leveraging telehealth as a key tool in a variety of settings for COVID-19 and non-COVID related conditions.
For only the second time in its near 80-year history, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) will award one of its highest honors typically reserved for individuals to West Health.
“We are at a pivotal moment where we could make great strides forward in increasing access and affordability of health care, or we could go backward to the dark days when people were discriminated against.”
– Iowa Resident, Ron Dinsdale
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The rising cost of healthcare is a growing economic and public health crisis that hurts the U.S. economy, threatens individual financial security, compromises care and reduces patient access.
From healthcare experts to geriatric thought leaders, our research teams publish work that explores ways to lower costs and improve healthcare delivery for seniors.
We’re combining data and graphics to illustrate opportunities for lowering healthcare costs to help seniors.
From healthcare experts to geriatric thought leaders, our research teams publish work that explores ways to lower healthcare costs to enable successful aging.
Through video, livestreams, webinars and other multimedia, we are working to shine the light on the challenges facing seniors in this country and the actions we need to take to lower the cost of healthcare for all Americans.