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Transitioning From Pediatric to Adult Care Is a Vulnerable Time for Patients With Rheumatic Diseases

September 20, 2020

Pediatric patients who had a referral from their pediatric rheumatologist and continued insurance coverage saw decreased delays when transitioning to an adult rheumatology clinic.

Contributor: FAIR Health Study Reveals Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Dental Services

September 17, 2020

A FAIR Health review finds a dramatic drop in dental claims in March and April 2020 due to COVID-19.

Contributor: COVID-19 Vaccine May Not Be the Ultimate Panacea

September 15, 2020

We should look forward to a safe, effective vaccine for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) but not expect it to be the ultimate panacea.

The Growth of Telehealth During COVID-19 and Its Future After: Dr Patricia Salber Interviews Dr Joseph Kvedar

September 08, 2020

Telehealth has been around for years in the United States, but it was not until the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that it became so widely used.

Dr Kashyap Patel on Pressing Topics in Cancer Care Delivery to Be Discussed at PCOC 2020

September 08, 2020

The top 3 issues relevant within cancer care delivery to be discussed at this year's virtual Patient-Centered Oncology Care Conference 2020 will include COVID-19, pharmacy benefit managers, and alternative payment models.

Uptake of Palliative Care in Liver Cancer Needs Improvement, Report Says

September 05, 2020

Hepatocellular carcinoma is rising, and so is the need for increased awareness and use of palliative care, say the authors of a recent review.

From Clinical Trial to Clinical Practice: How Can DAPA-CKD Lead to Prevention in Renal Care?

September 04, 2020

Kidney failure is one of the expensive conditions in health care, but new results from the DAPA-CKD trial could change the equation in favor of prevention.

Managed Care Should Implement Cloud-Based Cybersecurity

September 04, 2020

At the heart of a defensive strategy against ransomware and other cybersecurity risks is a cloud-based approach to protecting data.

Understanding the Risk of Joint Replacement in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

August 29, 2020

Despite progress from disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, there is still a far greater long-term risk of undergoing total knee and hip arthroplasties in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Intravenous Lidocaine Useful in Reducing Postoperative Pain, Study Says

August 28, 2020

The report explored the use of intravenous lidocaine in a hospital that expanded its use beyond postoperative gastrointestinal surgery.