Tag Archives: healthcare

‘Easily solvable problem’: Jon Stewart says Republicans are ignoring veterans on healthcare

Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart accused Republicans of being all talk and no action when it comes to taking care of veterans. After being shown a clip of a veteran yelling at Republican lawmakers outside the Capitol over her concerns about healthcare, Stewart told MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell that he’s been out with those… Read More »

Hospital revenues and telehealth are among the top healthcare trends over the next year

Healthcare leaders have spoken: Declining hospital revenues, attributable largely to canceled elective procedures during the COVI-19 pandemic, will account for the greatest impact across the industry during the next year, a new survey finds. Conducted by Definitive Healthcare, the 2020 Healthcare Trends Survey polled more than 2,300 health leaders ranging from pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical… Read More »

Proper implementation of chatbots in healthcare requires diligence

While the technology for developing artificial intelligence-powered chatbots has existed for some time, a new viewpoint piece lays out the clinical, ethical and legal aspects that should be considered before applying them in healthcare. And while the emergence of COVID-19 and the social distancing that accompanies it has prompted more health systems to explore and… Read More »

Healthcare sector added 358K jobs, hospitals had first gains in 2 months

Dive Brief: The healthcare sector added 358,000 jobs throughout the last two weeks of May and the first two weeks of June, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly jobs report. Similar to last month’s report, dentists and physician’s offices saw notable gains: 190,000 and 80,000 jobs added, respectively.​ Hospitals added about 7,000 jobs,… Read More »

What Will Healthcare Costs Be After COVID? PwC Looks Behind the 2021 Numbers

Whether healthcare spending in 2021 increases by double-digits or falls by one-third directly depends on how the coronavirus pandemic will play out over the rest of 2020, based on PwC’s annual report on medical cost trends for 2021. The three cost scenarios are based on assumptions shown in the fine print on the first chart:… Read More »