Retailers are well-positioned to disrupt healthcare, with a new Definitive Healthcare report showing that retail clinics have seen a 200% increase in utilization over the past five years – higher than primary care, urgent care and hospital emergency rooms.

BJC HealthCare and Saint Luke’s Health System have signed a letter of intent to form an integrated, academic, Missouri-based health system. The integrated health system will expand healthcare access for more than six million residents in Missouri and beyond, according to both organizations.  

Dr. Eric Liederman, director of medical informatics for the Permanente Medical Group, describes how the shared security governance within the Kaiser Permanente organization helps strengthen its cybersecurity posture.

A Columbus children’s hospital failed to protect employees — including nurses and mental health professionals — from patients whose bites, kicks, punches and other assaults caused serious injuries, a U.S. Department of Labor investigation has found.

New programs and partnerships between Optum Rx and community pharmacies are aimed at expanding care access, preventative services and medication adherence in underserved communities, the pharmacy benefit manager said this week. Optum Rx is launching initiatives meant to support pharmacists in connecting patients to services that address needs such as food, nutrition, transportation, housing and […]

Lisa Stephenson, chair of the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Committee and CNIO at Houston Methodist, says nurses need to move beyond culling data from the EHR to a bigger picture that includes interoperability and health equity.  

On Tuesday, the American Medical Association, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and Race Forward officially launched Rise to Health, a call to action for providers, payers, pharma and professional societies to make health equity a priority.

Artificial intelligence software is able to extract valuable information from medical records, says Dr. Tim O’Connell, CEO and founder of Emtelligent.  

Healthcare costs for a typical American family of four reached $31,065 this year, according to the new 2023 Milliman Medical Index, which measures healthcare costs for individuals and families receiving coverage from an employer-sponsored preferred provider plan.

DrFirst’s AI-driven medication algorithm can read the intent of the prescription renewal request, says CMO Dr. Colin Banas.  

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