Tag Archives: Need

Seniors' Health Costs May Be Moderating But The Need For Long-Term Care May Be Growing

The surgeon makes an surgeon in operation room with blood operation.Getty The pace of medical spending for older adults is slowing, and one highly-respected health economist gives much of the credit to the increased use of medications that reduce the risk of heart disease. That is good news, but it largely ignores the growing costs… Read More »

We Need A Moonshot For Diabetes Prevention, Part Two: Three Misconceptions

Misconceptions About Diabetes PreventionGetty Diabetes is one of the fastest growing killers, as I discussed in Part 1 of this series. Thirty million adults in the U.S. suffer from it today. Another 84 million have a milder condition, prediabetes, that puts them at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Over time, if current trends… Read More »

IT execs see rising need to achieve interoperability

Interoperability efforts for electronic health systems in the U.S. are mired in mediocrity. That’s the assessment of Donald Rucker, MD, the country’s National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. In testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, Rucker graded the nation’s interoperability at, well, less than average. In fact, Rucker told representatives that… Read More »