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Iris Telehealth focuses on hospitals, health centers with virtual psychiatry

Andy Flanagan, CEO of Iris Telehealth, says he is optimistic about his company’s prospects, largely due to the pressing need for mental health services nationwide. Iris is meeting a critical need for providers who see overwhelming numbers of patients in need of mental health services, he said. Based in Austin, Texas, Iris offers virtual psychiatry …

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Medicaid expansion would mean $ 500 million a month for NC, state health department says :: WRAL.com

By Travis Fain, WRAL state government reporter North Carolina would raise more than $ 500 million a month in federal funding if lawmakers agreed to expand Medicaid in the coming months, according to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services. Most of that money would come from increased insurance coverage as the state adds …

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Virtual mental health is increasingly important for younger, Hispanic populations, the data show

The Covid-19 pandemic has created a massive shift to virtual health and the need for affordable and affordable care, with 62% of consumers saying they are very or somewhat inclined to use a virtual visit if they don’t need a medical examination, according to a new one CVS Health 2022 Health Care Insights study. The …

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Tackling the mental health crisis in America, especially in rural areas, begins by making care more accessible

After more than two years of lockdowns and social restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the recent escalation of gun violence, there is a significant spotlight on mental health in the United States. Mental health has been labeled a crisis by the mainstream media and leading political figures, and the data supports this assessment. …

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How health plans can improve member experience through consumerized data

Unsurprisingly, many health plans are rapidly updating their templates to improve vendor data inaccuracies, enable members to find the right care, and avoid costly fines for non-compliant data. With ghost networks recently in the news headlines and erroneous data impacting patients’ ability to find care, health plans across the country need to act quickly to …

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Adventist partners with Emcara Health to deploy field service teams for Medi-Cal members

Like many health systems, California-based Roseville Adventist health pursues the mission of making healthcare accessible to all. Achieving this vision will require strategic investments in care provided outside the walls of its hospitals and clinics, said Shelly Trumbo, Adventist vice president of welfare. That’s why the health system announced collaboration with Emcara Health last week. …

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How the UCSF accelerator is helping healthcare technology reach more low-income patients

Global investment in digital health reached a record of $ 57.2 billion in 2021, according to CB insights. However, the healthcare industry is a long way from seeing a significant return on that investment in the form of sustained cost reductions or improved outcomes. A huge reason for this could be that low-income patient populations …

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How healthcare technology can improve the patient and provider experience

The healthcare sector has struggled with the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic for more than two years. Much has been asked of doctors, who have faced unprecedented stress due to the workload presented by these cases. They had to adapt nimbly to the rapid downsizing of telemedicine and transform the way they work. Hospitals are …

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North Carolina’s opportunity to ban gag clauses on the healthcare industry and unleash pricing transparency

This piece was co-written with Cynthia Fisher. Jason Dean of Tennessee needed knee stitches after a minor accident last year. He went to a local hospital which told him insurance would cover the procedure. Weeks later, he received a bill for $ 6,500, of which his insurer covered only half. Jason thought the bill was …

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