News You Can Use – Health Equity and Price Transparency
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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As I did last month I am talking to Craig Joseph, MD (@CraigJoseph) Chief Medical Officer at Nordic Consulting Partners. As we have done for the past several months we review the latest news on the COVID19 pandemic front. The vaccine roll out appears to be going well but some got the variants are causing challenges especially in Europe and we talk about Vaccine hesitancy, which as Craig points out is as high as 50% in some healthcare workers and how this needs to be addressed.
We review a recent report from ECRI – “Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns 2021” with the number one concern racial health inequity. The good news is the large spotlight shed but the challenge of solving this is not simple and as you will hear the impact has been worsened by the pandemic
Listen to hear Craig and I discuss the new price transparency regulations and the limited effects or impact we are seeing now but the huge change this will bring about as it did in the second car resale industry and real estate.
About the Show
For years Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick, has served as a voice on the impact of new technologies on healthcare, earning a reputation as a leading authority on where the future of medicine is going. Combining powers of observation and real world experience, Dr. Nick has seen many predictions come true and makes the case that innovations in healthcare can be accomplished incrementally, not just by moonshot events. Tune in to hear Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist and his guests discuss what the future of healthcare looks like, how we will get there, and what it will take to improve healthcare for all.
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