Tag Archives: Care

6 provider organizations to use data to trim low-value care in Virginia

Sentara and its affiliate insurance arm, Sentara Health Plans, are among six health systems and three clinically integrated networks joining forces to reduce medical waste in Virginia. Announced March 13 by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and funded by a $ 2.2 million grant from Arnold Ventures, the Virginia Center for Health Innovation (VCHI) will launch… Read More »

Americans Skip Meds and Borrow Billions to Pay for Basic Health Care

Last year, Americans borrowed a whopping $ 88 billion to pay for their health care, according to a nationally representative survey. What’s more, 45 percent of respondents said they feared that a major health care crisis would lead to bankruptcy, and nearly 25 percent of respondents reported skipping medical treatments in order to cut costs.… Read More »

Sharp palliative care program gets population health plaudits

Sharp Transitions, part of Sharp HealthCare in San Diego, is the winner of this year’s $ 100,000 annual Hearst Health Prize for population health efforts. The Sharp program provides home-based palliative care for patients with advanced and progressive chronic illness who are not ready for hospice care. Bringing care to the patients and their families… Read More »