Tag Archives: healthcare

Half of Medicare patients do not receive recommended healthcare after hospitalization

In the period from October 2015 to September 2016, before the Affordable Care Act, a substantial portion of Medicare patients referred to home healthcare after hospitalization did not receive that care, new findings show. Using national data, the researchers detailed how often Medicare patients referred to home healthcare services after a hospital discharge received one… Read More »

Don’t Underestimate Doctor On Demand – CEO Hill Ferguson on the Era of ‘Tele-Everything’ Healthcare

Health Tech Aug 12, 2020• By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH JUST before the Teladoc-Livongo merger was announced, I had a chance to catch up with Doctor on Demand’s CEO, Hill Ferguson. The future for telehealth, he said, is “bright green” — and I’m pretty sure it’s looking even greener now! Doctor On Demand has stood… Read More »

Why COVID-19’s biggest impact on healthcare may not be until 2022

The following is a guest post from David Shulkin, the former secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, a distinguished health policy fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and a special adviser to Sanford Health. With COVID-19 there has been unprecedented stress placed upon the healthcare system. The human and financial toll of the current… Read More »