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Digital healthcare of all types is on the increase and it’s not just as a result of the COVID-19 lockdowns. The pandemic was a catalyst for a growing industry with increasing demand. Certainly there was a drive toward digital through 2020 and 2021, but advancing...
A visit to the chiropractor for a 32-year-old patient in Georgia recently led to a $75 million medical malpractice verdict. The claim related to emergency treatment the patient received after collapsing with a brainstem stroke, resulting from chiropractic manipulation...
With the impact of COVID-19 on senior living facilities and nursing care services, the industry is under the spotlight. Now more than ever, the industry must look at liability mitigation.
Social inflation is a buzzword insurers use to explain the rising costs of insurance claims resulting from primarily increasing litigation arising from more plaintiff-friendly legal decisions and larger compensatory jury awards. While many industry experts put it down...
With workers in elder care facilities leaving the industry in droves, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities continue to face pandemic problems, with many closing to new admissions and some even closing down.
The healthcare industry has been rocked with more change in the last two years than we've seen in decades, which has led to uncertainty for insurers. The pandemic and the associated implementation of government policies left many people with negative perceptions of...
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Are "cat loss" policies an answer to weather insurance woes?by Insurance Business on December 2, 2022 at 3:05 pm
It "takes an expert" to understand cover, says insurance boss
NetDiligence helping cyber insurers get more breach plans in place for policyholdersby Insurance Business on December 2, 2022 at 3:02 pm
"Cyber threats are imminent. The time to prepare is now"
Two-thirds of insureds don’t know what their homeowners’ policy covers – surveyby Insurance Business on December 2, 2022 at 2:58 pm
New data reveals opportunities for the insurance industry to better educate consumers
AXIS Capital launches new environmental and general liability productby Insurance Business on December 2, 2022 at 2:54 pm
New offering designed with the manufacturing sector in mind
Study looks at extent of residual lung abnormalities after COVID-19 hospitalizationby Haymarket Media on December 2, 2022 at 9:23 pm
The posthospitalization prevalence of residual lung abnormalities was estimated at 11.7% in sensitivity analyses.
Updated CDC guidance for senior living balances COVID prevention with reduced services, programmingby Kimberly Bonvissuto on December 2, 2022 at 5:08 am
In updated COVID-19 guidance for certain congregate living settings such as independent living and assisted living communities, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that the settings apply prevention strategies based on community transmission levels.
Senior living industry pitches immigration reform as partial solution to workforce crisisby Kimberly Bonvissuto on December 2, 2022 at 5:07 am
With the workforce crisis top of mind for most senior living and other long-term care providers, trade associations representing providers are making a last-minute push to float immigration reform to the top of lawmakers’ to-do lists before the end of the year.
Older adult population isn’t just growing; it’s growing older: reportby Kimberly Bonvissuto on December 2, 2022 at 5:06 am
The older adult population in the United States isn’t just growing — quadrupling since 1900 — but it also is becoming increasingly older, according to an annual summary of related statistics.
Managers express explicit and implicit bias toward others from marginalized groups, study findson December 2, 2022 at 11:59 pm
In a study that examined bias in the workplace, a University of Florida researcher found that those in management positions demonstrate explicit and implicit bias toward others from marginalized groups and often express more implicit bias than people who are not in management.
AI could make doctors’ work simpler, faster, and more preciseon December 2, 2022 at 11:53 pm
One in nine women in the developed world will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her life. The prevalence of breast cancer is increasing, an effect caused in part by the modern lifestyle and increased lifespans.
Adoption of front-of-pack nutrition labeling in the Americas can help reduce poor-nutrition related NCDson December 2, 2022 at 11:38 pm
The adoption of best practice front-of-pack nutrition labeling in more countries of the Americas can help reduce poor-nutrition related non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure and some cancers in the region, a recent study led by researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno and the Pan American Health Organization suggests.
Study assesses the prevalence of residual lung abnormalities following COVID-19 hospitalizationon December 2, 2022 at 11:32 pm
In a new study published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, researchers sought to determine the percentage of COVID-19 patients discharged from the hospital who had a type of fibrotic lung damage, known as interstitial lung disease, that requires ongoing follow-up care.
AMA adopts new policy aimed at protecting physicians-in-training from impact of private equity in medical educationon November 17, 2022 at 2:51 am
As private equity firms continue to invest in and profit from U.S. hospitals with residency programs, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted policy during the Interim Meeting of its Ho...
Lifting the Burden of Technology for Hospital Administratorson October 27, 2022 at 2:27 am
By John Cooper Healthcare facilities have evolved over the last several decades to meet the ever-changing needs of providers and patients – as well as the advancing technology landscape...
HCA Healthcare Announces Operational Reorganizationon October 27, 2022 at 2:13 am
HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA), one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, has announced an organizational change that includes the creation of a third operating group. The change,...
How Private Equity Is Investing in Health Care: A Video Primeron October 27, 2022 at 1:53 am
By Hannah Norman and Oona Tempest, Kaiser Health News In the past decade, private equity has moved aggressively into health care, gobbling up physician practice...
Short term memory problems can be improved with laser therapy, according to new studyon December 2, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Laser light therapy has been shown to be effective in improving short term memory in a study published in Science Advances.
Re-examining antibodies' role in childhood allergieson December 2, 2022 at 6:34 pm
The presence of food-specific IgA antibodies in the gut does not prevent peanut or egg allergies from developing in children, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Science Translational Medicine.
Pregnant moms' stress may accelerate cell aging of white, not Black, kidson December 2, 2022 at 6:14 pm
Does stress during pregnancy impact children's cell aging, and does race matter? The answer is yes, according to a new UC San Francisco study published Dec. 2 in Psychological Medicine.
Study: New tool twice as accurate at predicting antibody resistance among US children with Kawasaki diseaseon December 2, 2022 at 6:13 pm
A new tool under development by University at Buffalo researchers could one day help clinicians better predict resistance to immunoglobulin therapy among children with Kawasaki disease in the United States.