Tag Archives: care

The Post-COVID 19 Health Consumer: Ready for DIY Health Care and More Open to Telehealth

The COVID-19 pandemic has re-shaped consumers for work, school, fitness, cooking, and certainly for health care. PwC’s Health Research Institute has combed through their consumer survey data and developed insights on health consumers, shared in a summary titled Consumer health behavior and the COVID-19 pandemic: What we’ve learned. Most U.S. consumers would be likely to… Read More »

Calls Mount for Biden to Track US Health Care Worker Deaths from Covid

Calls are mounting for the Biden administration to set up a national tracking system of covid-19 deaths among front-line health care workers to honor the thousands of nurses, doctors and support staffers who have died and ensure that future generations are not forced to make the same ultimate — and, in many cases, needless —… Read More »

Nonprofit hospitals spent less on charity care than for-profit, government facilities: Health Affairs

Dive Brief: New research quantifying how charitable hospitals in different ownership categories are shows that, in aggregate, nonprofit hospitals spent $ 2.30 of every $ 100 in total expenses on charity care, which was less than government ($ 4.10) and for-profit hospitals ($ 3.80). The Health Affairs study published Monday examines the financial data more… Read More »

Oscar expands into 4 new states, touts new virtual primary care option

Dive Brief: Startup payer Oscar announced a major expansion of both its national presence and virtual healthcare services Thursday, the latter spurred on by the COVID-19 pandemic. New York City-based Oscar said it is expanding into four new states in 2021: Oklahoma, Iowa, North Carolina and Arkansas. It is also expanding into new counties in… Read More »

How to Safely Use Nail Care Products

[embedded content] Español Manicures and pedicures can be pretty. The cosmetic products used, such as nail polishes and nail polish removers, also must be safe—and are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA also regulates devices used to dry (or “cure”) artificial nails or gel nail polish as electronic products because they… Read More »