Tracey Walker
Here’s why preventive care should be a priority
A Cleveland Clinic study examines the mortality burden of modifiable behavioral risk factors such as obesity, diabetes, tobacco use, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Researchers identify more effective, cost-efficient test for breast cancer risk
New findings reveal this genetic test to assess breast cancer risk could be more effective than others.
ACA uncertainty impacts rate of insured: What health execs should know
A Gallup-Healthways poll shows it will be important to monitor the uninsured trends in the coming months as the ACA hangs in the balance.
How to connect with the sickest, neediest patients
A new Commonwealth Fund survey on how Medicaid changes could affect this population, has experts weighing in on ways to resolve the healthcare disconnect.
How to make health price information more accessible to consumers
National survey and surveys in New York State, Florida, Texas, and New Hampshire point to a need for more actionable price information.
How one hospital reduced pediatric epilepsy emergency visits, admissions
Nationwide Children’s Hospital sees dramatic drop in ED visits and inpatient admissions for epilepsy patients with collaborative quality improvement project.
Game-changing cholesterol-buster further reduces heart attack, stroke
A new outcomes study shows that the PCSK9 inhibitor Repatha significantly reduced the risk of hard major adverse cardiovascular events in high-risk patients by 20%.
Partnership aims to make insulin more affordable
CVS, Novo Nordisk launch a prescription savings program to help patients afford essential medications.
Game changing idea: Specialty intensive medical home
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois partners with gastroenterology group to focus on Crohn’s disease patients.
Behavioral health top priority for employers
With a growing need for services, nearly nine in 10 employers cite behavioral health as an important priority in Willis Towers Watson survey.