This months episode of “News you can Use” in the traditions of “Ask Me Anything” on HealthcareNOWRadio features news from the month of April.
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By David Meyers MD, Francis Chesley MD, & Kamila Mistry PhD MPH – We as a country are facing a critical moment in grappling with the legacies of racism and inequality that cut across our society. We at AHRQ are acutely aware of the enduring racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic disparities embedded in our healthcare system.
On Feb. 8, 2021, Denis McDonough was confirmed by the Senate to be the United States’ 11th Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He heads into the job with a rich background filled with experience navigating the government’s complex bureaucracy.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. Here are some excerpts from the latest blog posts.
Our News site at www.HealthITAnswers.net can thank all the thought leader contributors for its many years of success. Here are recent articles that deserve sharing.
By Devin Partida – Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans can detect early signs of breast cancer, leading to more timely treatment. However, a false-positive result based on MRI scans can cause unnecessary tests and treatments like biopsies and potentially surgery.
From Kaiser Health News Network – Their latest podcast, What the Health, For the first time since its enactment in 2010, the Affordable Care Act is slated for major benefit expansions, courtesy of the covid relief bill approved by Congress this week.
By Art Gross – The healthcare industry has been called to task this year in ways that make them heroic in the eyes of the world. As a global community, words can’t accurately convey the gratitude they deserve from all of us. Today we’re going to talk about another way, one that is less visible, but very important, in which healthcare workers are heroes of a different kind.
From Kaiser Health News Network – Their latest podcast, What the Health, More than a month into President Joe Biden’s term, nominees to fill some of the top posts at the Department of Health and Human Services are finally getting confirmation hearings in the Senate, starting with the nominee for secretary, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.