Tag Archives: Care

Walter Wallace Jr. received mental health care days before shooting

Loading the player… Walter Wallace Jr. received mental health care at a crisis center three days before he was fatally shot by Philadelphia police officers.  Wallace Jr. regularly used the outpatient services at the West Philadelphia Consortium, a mental health crisis response center, and had recently resumed treatment, according to executive director John White, per… Read More »

Study shows PE-owned hospitals increased charges, profitability while some care metrics improved

Dive Brief: Private equity investment appears to have an impact on the way hospitals conduct business, resulting in significantly higher charges and huge surges in profitability, according to a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers from Harvard Medical School, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Massachusetts General Hospital compared the operations of… Read More »

Most Virtual Care Consumers, Satisfied With Visits in the COVID Era, Expect It for Future Care

Within days of the coronavirus pandemic emerging in the U.S., health care providers set up virtual care arrangements to convene with patients. Three months into the COVID-19 crisis, how have patients felt about these telehealth visits? In Patient Perspectives on Virtual Care, Kyruus answers this question based on an online survey of 1,000 patients 18… Read More »

Doctors face pay cuts, furloughs and supply shortages as coronavirus pushes primary care to the brink

Dr Greg Gulbransen performs a medical checkup on a 72-year-old man with Leukemia who is presumed to have the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while at his pediatric practice in Oyster Bay, New York, U.S., April 13, 2020. Lucas Jackson | Reuters Dr. Rafael Guillen spends a lot of time on the phone these days. His practice… Read More »