General Healthcare Discussion


The Cost of the Health Care Workforce

4 hours ago

The Cost of the Health Care Workforce

According to Hodgin (2019), “the United States healthcare system is the most expensive in the world, reaching $3.5 trillion in 2017 ($10,739 per person) and comprising 17.9% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).” Healthcare costs are beginning to reach unreasonable levels which hinders America’s “international competitiveness, burdening U.S. families, and…

Healthcare Workforce Costs

2 days ago

Healthcare Workforce Costs

If there was an effort in controlling the cost of the United States healthcare workforce who would be in charge? “Major drivers of healthcare costs include inappropriate utilization of advanced medical technology, payment system distortions, high prices for health care services, and a healthcare workforce that is not aligned with national needs”. (“Controlling Healthcare Cost While Promoting the Best Possible Health outcome,” 2009, p. 2). The cost of healthc…

FDA Grants Fast Track Designation for FARXIGA in Heart Failure

13 hours ago

AstraZeneca today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for the development of FARXIGA (dapagliflozin) to reduce the risk of cardiovascular (CV) death or the worsening of heart failure in adults with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) or preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF).

Authentic Leaders in the Healthcare Industry

5 days ago

Authentic Leaders in the Healthcare Industry

Anyone can be a leader or a manager, but it is excellent leaders that can inspire and influence the people around them to execute the company’s objectives successfully. "Leaders inspire people through a shared vision and create an environment where people feel valued and fulfilled" (Caramela, 2017, p. 1). Therefore, the following article will discuss thoughts on healthcare leadership. The following will also provide a list of authentic leadership…

Henrietta Lacks and Health Care Leadership

1 week ago

After reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks I can say that the book did a mediocre job in illustrating the significance of Henrietta’s life. The book did tell her story and how she contributed to the science community, but not as much as it discussed Henrietta’s personal life. So much so there is a debate if Skloot provided too much information about Henrietta’s life. Skloot did not put much focus at all on the advancements in medicine that resulted from Henrietta’s cells. Skloot …

Intact Vascular to Announce One-Year Data from TOBA III Clinical Trial

13 hours ago

​Intact Vascular, Inc., a developer of medical devices for minimally invasive peripheral vascular procedures, today announced that the one-year data from its Tack Optimized Balloon Angioplasty (TOBA) III clinical trial will be presented during the High Impact Clinical Research session of the 31st

Henrietta Lacks and Healthcare Leadership

1 week ago

9/8/19 Henrietta Lacks and Health Care Leadership by Amy Canchola:

Introduction

The story of Henrietta Lacks is a lesson of health care leadership and how things can go wrong and negatively with the want for more experiments and research rather than caring for the actual person. During Skloot and Deborah's meeting with Christoph Lengauer, Lengauer emphasizes the importance of Henrietta Lacks’s contribution to science and how she is remembered in the medical community (Skloot, 2010). Many feel…

Evaluation of Henrietta Lacks and the Impact. MHA 508 by Edward Bethune

2 weeks ago

The world of science manifests itself on evolution.Everything has an evolution period.Science always evolve for learning, and improvement.The pivotal point of evolution, is the beginning.In order for things to evolve, there has to be a starting point. In the story of Henrietta Lacks, there are periods that emphasizes her lifestyle, impact, and the legal doctrines that ensued from her impact. Before the 2017 film, the immortal life of Henrietta Lacks was a popular book.This book was used to expl…

National Lipid Association’s New Position Statement on Use of Icosapent Ethyl in High and Very-High-Risk Patients Recognizes Importance of Addressing Residual Cardiovascular Risk in Patients on Statins

14 hours ago

​Amarin Corporation plc (NASDAQ: AMRN), a pharmaceutical company focused on improving cardiovascular health, today announced that the National Lipid Association (NLA) has issued a position statement recognizing the cardiovascular risk-lowering effects of icosapent ethyl based on the landmark REDUCE-IT cardiovascular outcomes study.

Article on The Impact of Innovation

2 weeks ago

The Impact of Innovation

Alice Wyatt-Larry

MHA/515

Prof. Lee Tompkins

The Impact of Innovation

Innovation have a powerful impact on health care industries. Telehealth technology is a newer innovation used today in the health care industry. “Telehealth is described as the delivery of health-related services including medical care, provider and patient education, health information services, and self-care via telecommunications and digital communication technologies.” (“CatalystNEJM, Or…

The Impact of Innovation - Children’s Hospital Connects Newborns and Parents with NICU App

3 weeks ago

Technology has made a huge impact in many industries to date, but most importantly on the healthcare industry. As technology and innovation continue to grow, so does the average person’s perception and level of comfortability with the use of technology. The more familiar patients become with new developments in healthcare, the better off we will be. Premature babies or newborns with health problems often must stay in the NICU, even after their parents leave the hospital. To help ease a stress…

Consumer and Provider Costs

3 weeks ago

With the way health care is today, it has not only become quite difficult to have access to health care that is sufficient and does not have significantly high deductible. Health insurances are trying to claim this to be consumer-based and are encouraging those individuals to make better choices when it comes to their health. However, this can cause a positive or negative effect. There have been many adjustments to health care policies, which could really benefit those who want to ch…

Celgene Announces Phase 3 QUAZAR AML-001 Study of CC-486 as Maintenance Therapy in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukemia Met Primary and Key Secondary Endpoints

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Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) today announced top-line results from the international phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, QUAZAR AML-001. The study evaluated the efficacy and safety of investigational therapy CC-486 as maintenance therapy in patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

Consumer and Provider Costs

3 weeks ago

Healthcare Cost

The cost of healthcare has become one of the fastest growing expenses in the United States economy. “In the ten-year period between 1999 and 2009, U.S. health care spending nearly doubled, climbing from $1.3 trillion to $2.5 trillion. In 2009, while the rest of the U.S. economy plunged into recession and millions lost their jobs, health care costs grew by 4 percent” (Auerbach, 2019). The fact of the matter, as healthcare spending has increased, so has the cost that consume…

Consumer and Provider Costs

3 weeks ago

Brittney Johnson MHA 516 August 26, 2019 Humberto Munoz Consumer and provider costs tend to grow annually at what seems to be an alarming rate. Healthcare seems to be unaffordable for most even with work-sponsored plans due to out-of-pocket costs. If things don’t change and we continue on this path we will no longer be able to afford to take care of ourselves. Federal polices can both help and hurt both the consumer and the provider when it comes to costs. Positive Impact of Federal Heal…

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