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Healthcare IT News: The successes – and pitfalls – of using telehealth for home-based primary care

Although providing services to patients virtually can improve provider efficiency, it’s important to consider individual technological capabilities. By Kat Jercich | June 26, 2020 Home-based primary care allows individuals with chronic conditions – especially older people – to stay in their homes longer, reducing hospitalization rates and improving quality of life. As the COVID-19 crisis… Read more »

Pricing Remdesivir: A Domestic Reference Price Approach

June 23, 2020 by Sean Dickson and Timothy A. Lash  As COVID-19 continues to ravage US communities, the costs in terms of lives and lost wages are severe, particularly among seniors and minority communities. Treating COVID-19 shouldn’t disproportionately add to these costs, but the history of drug pricing in the United States provides reason for concern. The… Read more »

9 in 10 Americans Concerned Pharmaceutical Industry Will Use Coronavirus Pandemic to Raise Drug Prices

Fears abound of COVID-19 crisis worsening affordability challenges of U.S. healthcare system. WASHINGTON, D.C. and SAN DIEGO, CA — June 18, 2020 — Nearly 9 in 10 U.S. adults are “very” (55%) or “somewhat” (33%) concerned that the pharmaceutical industry will leverage the COVID-19 pandemic to raise drug prices. Similarly, 84% are very or somewhat… Read more »

Black Lives Matter:
A Message from Our President and CEO Shelley Lyford

June 8, 2020 Black Lives Matter. We are grieved and outraged by the brutal deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and others who have been hurt or killed by racist violence. The peaceful protests we are witnessing around the nation and in our own communities are righteous and needed to help bring about an… Read more »

Webinar: Value-Based Care in the COVID-19 Era: Current Impact and Future Health Care Resilience

Thank you for joining us! The webinar recording can be viewed here.  ________________________________________________________________________________ The Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and the United States of Care invite you to a webinar on Wednesday, June 10, 9:30-11:30am PT on how health care organizations are leveraging value-based care to respond to COVID-19 and the policy actions that can… Read more »

COVID-19 Interactive Visualizations

West Health’s mission is to lower healthcare costs to enable seniors to successfully age in place with access to high-quality, affordable health and support services that preserve and protect their dignity, quality of life and independence. Through applied medical research, policy, advocacy and outcomes-based funding, we focus on studying, developing, and advancing scalable, sustainable, and… Read more »