$320 billion – this is how much money was spent in 2015 on prescription medications, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Office of the Actuary National Health Statistics.
10 percent – this is the percentage of people who are taking at least five medications a month, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.
We know that...
Wearable technology and the resultant increase in the potential data they can provide continues to spread and evolve. During the holiday season I saw a large increase in the advertising of virtual reality headsets, especially during the Super Bowl. Several commercials during the big game showed grandparents engaging with a virtual reality headset – some with their family around them watching. They were all having...
There is a lot of debate happening these days in California around a proposed staffing ratio bill that has been introduced. It has led to considering the impact this would have on the quality of care for the dialysis patient in California. The Conditions for Coverage that govern dialysis providers nationally give this guidance: "Adequate number of qualified personnel are present whenever patients are undergoing...
Encouraging, creating and improving transparency in health care is a priority for us here at HealthInsight. So much so that transparency is a major part of our Ends policies that guide and direct the work we do here. Transparency in health care means having the right information available to the right people when they need it.
As part of the work to create a transparent...Read more