Is a Mental Health Crisis Emerging in the US Workforce?

August 11, 2020


By increasing access and awareness of mental health services, employers can assist in addressing concerns precipitated by pandemic and racial injustice to curb potentially severe and persistent mental illness, said Joe Grasso, PhD, clinical director of partnerships at Lyra Health.

What Is the Relationship Between Sleep, Respiratory Health Among Adolescents?

August 06, 2020


The impact of impaired sleep, which is more frequent among adolescents, was associated with a greater risk of asthma and allergies among this age group, but association does not equal causation. As a result, these associations warrant greater investigation, as well as the potential effects of social determinants of health such as race and socioeconomic status, said Lakiea Wright, MD, practicing physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and the medical director at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Dr Daniel Laroche Discusses Eye-Related Implications, Barriers to Eye Care Amid COVID-19

August 01, 2020


Whether you fit into the older or younger demographic, staying up to date on eye care is key as growing risks of cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration are leading causes of blindness. Moreover, reducing the structural barriers to eye care, which disproportionately affect blacks and Afro Latinos, can assist in advancing the availability of eye health nationwide, said Daniel Laroche, MD, director of Glaucoma Services and president of Advanced Eye Care of New York.

How Can Health Care Purchasers, Providers Better Coordinate to Improve Value-Based Care Delivery?

July 31, 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic spotlighted the lack of preparation and notable disruptions in the US health care delivery system. To optimally transition to delivering high quality and affordable care, findings from a report by the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions and the Council for Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP) suggest that enhanced care coordination, greater investment in delivery systems and primary care, and aligning reimbursement with patient outcomes is warranted, said Norman Chenven, MD, vice chairman of CAPP.

Dr Fumiko Chino: All Patients With Cancer Should Have Access to Clinical Trials, Innovative Treatments

July 30, 2020


All patients with cancer deserve a fair shot at survival, and this includes access to clinical trials. At present, however, access to these trials is restricted under Medicaid coverage, necessitating a need for change at the federal policy level, noted Fumiko Chino, MD, assistant attending radiation oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, in an interview for ASCO20 Virtual, this year’s annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

How Can Integrating Data, Population Health Optimize Employer Health Care Delivery Amid COVID-19?

July 24, 2020


In addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, a more active-based approach is warranted among employers to optimize care. Through detailed databases and a greater focus on population health, Paladina Health has promoted this transition to a more informed, value-based health care delivery system, said Kirk Rosin, chief revenue officer of Paladina Health.

Progressive Phenotype ILD: Effect on Personal Life

July 20, 2020


The effect of chronic fibrosing ILD with progressive phenotype on personal relationships with friends and family.

Key Steps to Reduce Racial Cancer Disparities Include Supporting Minority Scientists, Diversifying Medical Schools and Clinical Trials

July 15, 2020


Today, The American Journal of Managed Care® is speaking with 2 experts to discuss the root causes of racial inequities in cancer care. Dr John Carpten, professor at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, outlines what needs to happen to improve cancer outcomes for minority populations and support minority scientists, and Dr Russell Ledet, president of The 15 White Coats and medical student at Tulane University School of Medicine, explains the steps to breaking down the barriers to medical school for those from marginalized communities.

Precautions of Progressive Phenotype ILD During COVID-19

July 13, 2020


Concerns and precautions for a patient living with chronic fibrosing ILD with progressive phenotype during the coronavirus pandemic.

How Are Employers Addressing Safety and Well-being Implications in Their Reopening Plans?

July 06, 2020


Based on findings from our COVID-19 Reopening the Workplace Survey, employers are increasing focus on safety, enhancing well-being programs, and providing flexibility to accommodate employees who may be at-risk or may shoulder a greater caregiving responsibility, said Regina Ihrke, senior director and wellbeing leader of Willis Towers Watson in North America.