Kootenai Behavioral Health closes addiction recovery programs and outpatient psychiatry clinic, cites funding and staff shortages | Idaho News

NORTHERN IDAHO – Kootenai Health, the leading provider of behavioral health services for north Idaho residents, has announced the temporary closure of their addiction recovery programs and the outpatient Kootenai Clinic Psychiatry practice due to staff and funding shortages, despite the nearly $120 million settlement awarded to Idaho in a lawsuit against the nation’s three … Read more

What’s the future of digital medicine? Find out at INVEST PharmaTech.

Digital medicine adoption, also referred to as digital therapeutics, was challenging ahead of the pandemic. Clinical validation and FDA clearances have gradually moved the needle on how these treatments are perceived. But the need for remote patient monitoring for chronic conditions during the Covid-19 pandemic has led to increased interest in this area with the … Read more

Atrium Health plans to combine with Advocate Aurora Health

READ MORE Atrium Health to double its size in major deal Charlotte’s largest hospital system said it will combine with Wisconsin-based Advocate Aurora Health in another national expansion. Here’s everything you need to know Setting its sights on national growth, Charlotte-based health care giant Atrium Health announced major plans on Wednesday to double its size … Read more

Assessment of PRIME program’s impact on health outcomes, utilization of services, and Medi-Cal payments

Researchers led by Dr. Nadereh Pourat, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of health policy and management, have released findings from the Final Summative Evaluation of California’s Public Hospital Redesign and Incentives in Medi-Cal (PRIME) Program. The report, issued by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (CHPR), … Read more

WVU Medicine continues growth through new acquisitions, launch of ‘transformational’ insurance services subsidiary (copy) | State Journal News

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — WVU Medicine continues to weather the pandemic while staying focused on projects that its leadership team believes will improve health care in West Virginia and beyond. With COVID-19 came enormous challenges for the health care industry that have continued into a third year, but WVU Medicine’s staff has risen to … Read more

How is AI moving the needle in the pharmaceutical industry?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is shaking up the healthcare industry. With applications in drug discovery, medical imaging, disease modeling and clinical trial conduct, it promises to revolutionize the ways in which we perform research, treat disease and work with patients. In drug discovery, we have seen some of the realization behind the hype and early demonstrations … Read more

Acceptance, mental health difficulty for trans Hoosiers | News

INDIANAPOLIS — As a teenager, Lilith Le’fay Belladonna, recalls being confused about the relationship between her gender and masculine body and tried to repress any uncomfortable feelings. She hated how she looked and felt strange in her body, as if she were born with the “wrong parts.” “I didn’t even know, more or less, that … Read more

SWI Mental Health & Disability Services awards grants to Jennie | Health and Fitness

Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital has been awarded three grants from the Southwest Iowa Mental Health & Disability Services Region to make improvements in its behavioral health services area. Hospital officials discussed plans during a press conference Thursday morning. Jennie, who has a 20-bed inpatient behavioral health unit, received a $100,000 Impact Grant to purchase new … Read more

VA completes 3rd Cerner EHR launch

The Department of Veterans Affairs on April 30 launched a new Cerner EHR at the VA Central Ohio Healthcare System in Columbus. The VA Central Ohio Healthcare System’s go-live includes its clinics in Grove City, Marion, Newark and Zanesville. The implementation is part of the VA’s $16.1 billion effort, in partnership with Cerner, to modernize … Read more

Treating Frail Patients Requires ‘Precision Gerontology’

An estimated 15% of Americans over age 65 who aren’t living in institutions are considered frail — a complex geriatric syndrome that raises the odds of disability, hospitalization, the need for nursing care, and death. But while the word frailty may conjure images of wizened and weakened men and women, the clinical picture is far … Read more