Reasons for Aduhelm’s $56,000 Price Tag

November 25th 2021

The $56,000 price tag is a rational response to an irrational insurance system, says a Berkeley Public Health economist in an opinion piece in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine.

Implementing Wellness Programs For Employers and Health Plans per Neepa Patel of WellRight

November 24th 2021

Briana Contreras, associate editor of Managed Healthcare Executive spoke with WellRight CEO, Neepa Patel, on the topic of wellness programs in healthcare and the need for employers and health plans to roll out new, effective, holistic and innovative programs for patients. Patel did discuss the challenges that some organization can face when rolling out these programs, but she explained how accessible, affordable and beneficial these programs are for patients mental health and wellbeing.

Why 50/50 Gender Representation Matters in Healthcare

November 24th 2021

When women are underrepresented in healthcare — half of our world’s population becomes at-risk.

It's Time to Rethink Respiratory Virus Transmission and How To Prevent It in Healthcare Settings

November 24th 2021

The traditional dividing line between transmission by droplets and smaller aerosols is incorrect, say the authors of a Annals of Internal Medicine review paper, and infection control measures need to reflect the new understanding that respiratory viruses spread in respiratory particles of all sizes and perhaps mainly in aerosols.

Many Young Adults with Asthma Aren't Completely Prepped to Transition to Adult Asthma Care

November 23rd 2021

Young adults with asthma were recently surveyed on their preparation of the transition to adult asthma care. Half of all those surveyed did not remember being introduced to concepts of transitioning care, including asthma self-management, by their pediatric asthma provider.