Tag Archives: System

Concerns rise that the system for diagnosing epidemics is failing

Bloomberg—How big is the coronavirus outbreak? A lot bigger than we were initially told, it turns out. On Thursday, confirmed cases of Covid-19 in China’s Hubei Province—the epidemic’s epicenter—jumped by almost 15,000. It’s not that there was a sudden wave of new infections. Rather, the increase reflects a change in how China counts patients; it… Read More »

41 Countries Later, This Doc’s Pick for Best Health System “Hack” | Dr. Niti Pall, KPMG & AXA

Health Tech Mar 13, 2020• By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Dr. Niti Pall has experience working in 41 different health systems around the world in her roles as Global Medical Director for KPMG, Senior Mobile Health Advisor for AXA, and as a General Practitioner in the U.K. With that type of diverse experience across health… Read More »

Canada sours on its drug system just as Trump looks to import from it

Just as the Trump administration is planning to let states import prescription drugs from Canada, the United States’s northern neighbors have grown impatient with their own high drug prices. Canada is enmeshed in a drug pricing war. Canadians are paying among the highest prices in the world for drugs, prompting lawmakers to consider a major… Read More »

Half of patients use online self-scheduling after hours at Benefis Health System

Benefis Health System, a nonprofit, independent health system based in Great Falls, Montana, serves a 38,000 square mile region with many very rural communities. This means the health system has many patients looking to access care. Further, the health system has nearly 300 employed providers, so scheduling patients with providers across multiple locations can be… Read More »

Early Warning System Could One Day Predict Epileptic Seizures

According to the World Health Organization, more than 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, which makes it one of the most common neurological diseases globally. Now, new research published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation reveals that there may be a way to foresee seizures—a common symptom of epilepsy, reports FutureNeuro. For the study, scientists… Read More »