Tag Archives: Health

Health Care In the COVID-19 Era – PwC Finds Self-Rationing of Care and Meds Especially for Chronic Care

Patients in the U.S. are self-rationing care in the era of COVID-19 by cutting spending on health care visits and prescription drugs. The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on health consumers’ spending varies depending on whether the household is generally a healthy family unit, healthy “enthusiasts,” dealing with a simple or more complex chronic conditions, or managing… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for MAY 16, 2020: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

The association between labor epidural analgesia and postpartum depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Almeida M, Kosman KA, Kendall MC, De Oliveira GS.  BMC Womens Health. 2020 May 11;20(1):99.   Free Article Of the 148 studies available, 9 studies with 4442 patients were included in the analysis. The use of labor analgesia on positive depression… Read More »

Fitbit research shows people's general health and fitness is improving during lockdown

Fitbit has released data from 200,000 Fitbit users showing the resting heartrate of the world’s population is declining, while people pay more attention to their general health with their newfound free time on lockdown. Fitbit research shows people’s general health and fitness is improving. Their research showed that when comparing Fitbit users’ baseline data from… Read More »

Apervita’s NCQA approval helps health plans speed VBC analysis

Value-based care platform provider Apervita says it is the first company to be certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for electronic clinical quality measures using a clinical quality language-based engine. The company’s newly certified CQL-based engine—based on HL7 logic standards that support both eCQMs and clinical decision support—can be adopted by healthcare organizations… Read More »

Health standards organizations help codify novel coronavirus info

As part of the global effort to manage and contain the coronavirus response, two global health standards organizations have introduced new content. Regenstrief Institute and SNOMED International, are supporting care teams globally to code and track SARS-CoV-2 testing and COVID-19 cases, and by extension support clinicians and researchers in their efforts to address its containment.… Read More »