Boston, we have a problem: mental health and practice data is out there

Massachusetts has a lot to offer. Harvard is there, for example. They also have that funny way of pronouncing the word “yard” like they’re throwing it out of their mouths. And um… I’m sure there’s something else, right? That third thing might be just what is needed to make the practice in New England a …

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Health plan strategy tips from an HSA pioneer

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) quickly became a dominant part of employer-sponsored health care after they were authorized in 2003 when President George W. Bush signed into law the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act. A key advocate behind this reform was health policy analyst John Goodman, who famously drew a diagram of a tax-advantaged …

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The FTC fines GoodRx for sharing consumer health data with advertisers

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a $1.5 million fine against online pharmacy and telehealth provider GoodRx for allegedly sharing its customers’ private health data with Google, Facebook and other third parties without consent. GoodRx also agreed to an unprecedented provision that will prohibit the company from further sharing consumer health data with third parties …

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Governor Hochul Announces Details of $1 Billion Plan to Overhaul New York State’s Mental Health Care Continuum

State Senator Nathalia Fernandez said: “The Governor’s mental health budget proposals reflect a long-overdue seriousness that is on par with the issue itself. The sizable increase in spending since 2023 should lead to a wave of positive outcomes for the inseparable issues of mental health.” and substance abuse. I am encouraged to see Governor Hochul …

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Omnibus Bill Will Impact Telehealth, Mental Health | EBA extension

Between the rising health care costs and the end of government aid fueled by the pandemic nears, employers and employers may feel that there is little good news on the health front. But the Consolidated Text of the 2023 Appropriations is ready to offer some relief. The Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2023 is a $1.7 …

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Walking “tea bag style” for just a few minutes a day could have important public health benefits

Tea bag walking is a form of exercise that involves walking in small, slow steps. It is believed to increase the inefficiency of physical activity, making it an alternative to conventional forms of exercise. This method of walking was inspired by the comedy group Monty Python and has gained popularity as a means of promoting …

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Trinity Health lawsuit alleges ‘monopolistic behavior’ by major Western Michigan orthopedic practice

BIG RAPIDS – Health of the Trinity and four surgeons want a federal court to void non-compete agreements with Orthopedic Associates of Michiganarguing that they allow the market’s largest orthopedic practice to essentially hold a monopoly on procedures in Kent County. In a federal lawsuit filed this week, Michigan Trinity Healthcare and the surgeons claim …

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Massive Bio has been listed in the New York City Digital Health 100

NEW YORK–(COMMERCIAL THREAD)–Massive Bio, a leader in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to match cancer patients to clinical trials, is honored to announce that it has been named to the New York Digital Health 100 (DH100) for the second consecutive year. The DH100, published annually by Digital Health New York (DHNY), showcases the most …

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