Tag Archives: care

Groupons For Medical Treatment? Welcome To Today’s U.S. Health Care – Kaiser Health News

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). Emory University medical fellow Dr. Nicole Herbst was shocked when she saw three patients who came in with abnormal results from chest CT scans they had bought on Groupon. Yes, Groupon — the online coupon mecca that also sells discounted fitness… Read More »

Price Transparency in Health Care Is Coming to the US — But Will It Matter? – Harvard Business Review

Executive Summary President Trump has instructed federal agencies to use their authority (established in part under provisions of the Affordable Care Act, which the administration regards as unconstitutional) to develop federal rules requiring disclosure of hospital prices in consumer-friendly, electronic form. This would include not just the list prices that hospitals purport to charge but… Read More »

Pittsburgh provider to offer ICU teleconsults to expand care

Allegheny Health Network, an 8-hospital delivery system based in the Pittsburgh area, is working with Mercy Health System’s telehealth program—Mercy Virtual—to deliver care services across Western Pennsylvania. At Allegheny, telehealth consultations for ICU patients will be available on a 24/7 basis to give complete coverage for all physicians, with intensivists conducting the consultations, says Chong… Read More »