Healthcare Delivery

Association Between Interhospital Care Fragmentation, Readmission Diagnosis, and Outcomes

May 6th 2021, 4:00pm

Article

In this analysis of the National Readmissions Database, the authors investigated the association between interhospital fragmentation of care, reason for readmission, and patient outcomes.

Alberta, Canada, Begins Mandating Switches From Originator to Biosimilar Humira

May 5th 2021, 8:20pm

Article

Alberta, Canada becomes the latest province to begin switching patients from originator adalimumab (Humira) to biosimilar versions as part of its Biosimilars Initiative.

How Has COVID-19 Impacted the Allergy and Immunology Field?

May 4th 2021, 10:00pm

Podcast

Courtney Blair, MD, discusses how COVID-19 has impacted patients with allergies and other respiratory conditions.

Researchers Wirelessly Record Long-term Brain Activity in Patients With Parkinson Disease

May 4th 2021, 7:21pm

Article

Researchers were successful in wirelessly recording the direct brain activity of patients with Parkinson disease, while also showcasing the first demonstration of adaptive deep brain stimulation at home.

Employer Best Practices to Optimize Behavioral Health, Telehealth Coverage

May 2nd 2021, 2:30pm

Video

Ensuring that employees have the assistance and tools necessary to meet telehealth and behavioral health demands is vital to promote safety and health amid the pandemic, along with lowering or eliminating out-of-pocket costs that can steer people away from cancer screenings, therapies, or aspects of high-value care.

Future of CKD Care Remains Focused on Value, Even With CMMI Delay

May 1st 2021, 12:30pm

Article

Although the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) has delayed the start of payment models for kidney care, one dialysis provider says it remains committed to the concept.

What We’re Reading: CVS Mental Health Counseling; New CMS Rules Adopted; Excess of Cervical Cancer Screening

April 30th 2021, 2:30pm

Article

CVS will expand its pilot mental health program; CMS adopts new rules to lower out-of-pocket costs; a study highlights overuse of cervical cancer screening tests.

FDA Grants Priority Review for Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Xywav in Idiopathic Hypersomnia

April 29th 2021, 7:30pm

Article

The FDA decision on Xywav in idiopathic hypersomnia is expected in the third quarter of 2021.

Analysis Buttresses Idea That Inhaled Corticosteroids in COPD Guard Against Lung Cancer

April 28th 2021, 10:06pm

Article

Authors of a global meta-analysis concluded that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), who are generally at a higher risk for lung cancer, may gain some protection from inhaled corticosteroids.

Dostarlimab, Diagnostic Cleared for Advanced Endometrial Cancer With Specific Biomarker

April 28th 2021, 8:45pm

Article

Dostarlimab, for patients with recurrent or advanced deficient mismatch repair endometrial cancer, and a companion diagnostic, were recently approved by the FDA.