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Digital Healthcare and the Uncertain Malpractice Landscape

Digital Healthcare and the Uncertain Malpractice Landscape

The digital healthcare revolution has taken the country by storm - an exciting new area, where opportunities abound for commercial agents. This rapid growth, was fueled by a combination of changing lifestyle trends, technological advancements and a shortfall in...

What’s Hot in 2023 – Carrier Appetites for Healthcare

What’s Hot in 2023 – Carrier Appetites for Healthcare

The insurance landscape is ever-evolving, and understanding the latest trends can help commercial agents identify opportunities in the marketplace. When we assessed the appetites of a sampling of our top carriers - certain classes of business in healthcare emerge as...

Increasing Telehealth risks could be good news for Captives

Increasing Telehealth risks could be good news for Captives

As telehealth continues to reshape the landscape of healthcare delivery following the COVID-19 pandemic, it's been linked to an upswing in medical malpractice claims. This trend is complicating an already challenging insurance market, making it increasingly difficult...

Standing on the Brink: The Future of Senior Living

Standing on the Brink: The Future of Senior Living

Standing on the brink of transformative change, the senior living industry is currently influenced by a multitude of factors. These include changes in Medicare reimbursements, demographic shifts, staffing shortages, a dwindling number of geriatric specialists,...

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  • How well does Medicare cover end-of-life care? It depends on what type
    on July 19, 2024 at 5:28 pm

    Not all versions of Medicare are created equal—and when it comes to end-of-life care, some versions may serve a patient's needs better than others. That's the focus of newly published research by Lauren Hersch Nicholas, Ph.D., MPP, a University of Colorado Department of Medicine and CU Cancer Center health economist, and her colleagues.

  • Computational tool integrates transcriptomic data to enhance breast cancer diagnosis and treatment
    on July 19, 2024 at 5:00 pm

    Addressing problems with diagnosing and treating breast cancer, scientists at EPFL have developed EMBER, a tool that integrates breast cancer transcriptomic data from multiple databases. EMBER can improve precision oncology by accurately predicting molecular subtypes and therapy responses.

  • Pandemic health behaviors linked to rise in neonatal health issues
    on July 19, 2024 at 4:17 pm

    Studies show that social distancing and other public health measures during the COVID-19 pandemic effectively reduced the spread of the deadly virus. However, they had unanticipated effects such as reduced health care accessibility and utilization, especially in high-risk populations.

  • Making clinical guidelines work for large language models
    on July 19, 2024 at 3:46 pm

    Clinical guidelines are essential to the practice of evidence-based medicine, but they are long and complex, which makes it hard for busy doctors to quickly and easily find the information they need to care for each patient.

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