Atrial fibrillation hospitalizations reduced by 30 percentage points in first year of program
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., September 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ – UNC School of Medicine cardiologist Anil Gehi, MD, will use a $1.7 million grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to further innovate a care model, launched in 2015, that reduced hospitalizations for patients with atrial fibrillation (Afib) presenting in the emergency room by more than 30 percentage points in its first year.
It’s Women’s Health and Fitness Day. Cox Enterprises is committed to the development of its employees’ physical and mental wellness. At Cox, employees motivate each other to succeed through Wellness Warriors – divisional volunteers who work to ensure employees and their families have the health-related information they need and business-level initiatives to make healthy choices. Cox Enterprises’ Wellness Manager Jessica Rossi explains that wellness is about much more than just your physical health. Rossi shares insights on her career at Cox, wellness and more.
Every day, many patients across the U.S. face access challenges to medications or treatments they have been prescribed because they do not have insurance, their insurance does not cover the prescribed product or treatment, or they struggle to navigate the complex insurance process. To address these and other obstacles, Sanofi supports many of these patients with their specific challenges.
New York, USA. September 22, 2017: Today, at the United Nations, His Excellency Prof. Alpha Condé, President of Guinea and Chairperson of the African Union, convened a high-level meeting to strengthen the partnership with the private sector and discuss opportunities created by Africa’s demographic change. Bringing together African leaders, CEOs and other development partners, the event explored how smart investments in health, empowerment, education and employment can reduce vulnerability and support young people to reach their full potential.
FOSTER CITY, Calif., September 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Gilead has implemented emergency disaster response procedures as part of its Patient Support Programs, effective immediately. These procedures will enable continued access to Gilead’s medications for patients affected by Hurricane Harvey, who may otherwise be at risk for a lapse in therapy.
The long road toward reimbursement for remote patient monitoring services
As remote patient monitoring through mobile medical technologies continues to proliferate, Medicare coverage for physician services using these technologies has remained largely stagnant. Unfortunately, over the past years there have been few new areas of coverage or incentives. The good news is that there have been some important recent developments that may change this situation dramatically.
An Integrated, Mobile Health Information System Enhances Maternal And Neonatal Health Outcomes
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For millions of people in emerging regions, frontline health workers (FHWs) are the first and often the only point of contact for health care access. FHWs form the backbone of the health system, especially in resource-constrained environments which have a shortage of trained physicians and nurses.
Ivy Prosper is a television host, producer and speaker. She's also an advocate for the empowerment of women and for their maternal health rights. She currently works as a producer on documentary projects telling stories in Africa. She is also developing a line of handbags and accessories where a portion of sales go towards maternal health needs in Ghana.
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