Tag Archives: healthcare

Google strikes deal with hospital chain to use patient data for healthcare algorithms

Google struck a deal with national hospital chain HCA Healthcare to use its patient data to develop algorithms that could guide doctors’ medical decisions, increasing the tech giant’s foothold in the healthcare sector. HCA, which operates 181 hospitals and more than 2,000 healthcare sites in 21 states, would give Google anonymized data from patient health… Read More »

Cigna adds in-network virtual mental healthcare, highlighting focus on treatment access

Dive Brief: Cigna will offer behavioral health coaching as an in-network benefit to 14 million customers through its partnership with virtual mental health service provider Ginger, the companies announced April 28. Ginger provides Cigna customers with employer-sponsored or individual and family insurance plans with behavioral health coaching, therapy and psychiatry services through its app. Its… Read More »

Healthcare worker walks for first time in 1 year after contracting COVID-19

Health News Loading the player… A frontline worker in New Orleans has walked for the first time one year after contracting a severe case of COVID-19 early on in the pandemic.  Peter Woullard, a behavioral health technician at St. Charles Parish Hospital, tested positive for coronavirus on March 31, 2020.  Peter Woullard, a frontline worker… Read More »

Healthcare Costs, Access to Data, and Partnering With Providers: Patients’ Top User Experience Factors

As patients returned to in-person, brick-and-mortar health care settings after the first wave of COVID-19 pandemic, they re-enter the health care system with heightened consumer expectations, according to the Beryl Institute – Ipsos Px Pulse report, Consumer Perspectives on Patient Experience in the U.S. Ipsos conducted the survey research among 1,028 U.S. adults between 23… Read More »

Reasons Why Nurses Are Important In Healthcare

Reasons Why Nurses Are Important In Healthcare Reasons Why Nurses Are Important In Healthcare : With aging baby boomers and rising health concerns, the entire healthcare industry is witnessing an outward shift in the demand curve. Hospitals need better equipment, resources, and more healthcare workers to ensure optimal health services delivery. More than surgeons and… Read More »

Amy Coney Barrett’s healthcare record to face heavy scrutiny

With healthcare and the fate of Obamacare being significant election issues and Democrats scrambling for a way to stop Judge Amy Coney Barrett from joining the Supreme Court, Barrett’s position on the healthcare law, known as the Affordable Care Act, will likely be front-and-center at her confirmation hearing. Democratic members of Congress and presidential nominee… Read More »