FDA Authorizes Updated COVID Boosters to Target Newest Variants

Aug. 31, 2022 –The FDA on Wednesday granted emergency use authorization to Omicron-specific COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna. The agency cited data to support the safety and efficacy of this next generation of mRNA vaccines targeted toward variants of concern. If you’ve been waiting to get a variant-specific booster shot, you may be … Read more

2020 taxes: What to do with Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace® Statement

Published on February 12, 2021 If anyone in your household had a Marketplace plan in 2020, you should have received Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace® Statement, by mail from the Marketplace (not the IRS). After confirming that it’s accurate, be sure to store it with important tax information, like W-2 forms and other records, so … Read more

Boston Hospital Leverages RPM Solution for Postpartum Hypertension

With a focus on postpartum hypertension, safety net hospital Boston Medical Center (BMC) has leveraged a remote monitoring platform to bring patient data from cellular-connected blood pressure cuffs into their clinical workflow. Postpartum hypertension is a leading cause of postpartum hospital readmissions and severe maternal morbidity, as it can lead to heart attacks and strokes. … Read more

What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Outbreaks of Injustice Linked by Two Different Dobbs. – The Health Care Blog

BY MIKE MAGEE Under the definition for the noun, epidemic, there are two main (and distinctly different) definitions. I know this fact because it was the beginning point of my preparations earlier this summer for a Fall course on “The History of Epidemics in America” at the Presidents College at the University of Hartford.  The … Read more

How investment decisions are made

As the investment arm of OSF HealthCare, OSF Ventures sources, vets and performs due diligence on hundreds of possible health care solutions every year. The goal is to ensure the devices, technology and services we invest in enhance the patient experience, improve patient outcomes, reduce the cost of care or help meet any other Ministry … Read more

No Need to Rip It Off Like a Bandage With This Wound Cover

Aug. 17, 2022 – A new adhesive bandage is being designed to stick twice as well to skin – even hairy parts – but hurt half as much to pull off. Scientists are tapping into the main ingredient in school glue to make this possible. The problem that researchers from Pennsylvania universities set out to … Read more

Why automation, AI and ML are the future of the post-pandemic healthcare world in fraud and waste prevention

If Americans thought healthcare was costly pre-pandemic, they—and their wallets—are about to be hit with a harsh reality: the cost to treat patients is expected to increase 6.5% this year, slightly higher than pre-pandemic, according to PwC’s Health Research Institute. What should be even more concerning is that a significant portion of what the United … Read more

See preventive care services covered by Marketplace health insurance plans

Published on February 25, 2021 Marketplace plans cover a set of — like shots and screening tests — at no cost to you. What are preventive health services? Preventive services are routine health care procedures, like screenings, check-ups, and counseling to prevent illness, disease, and other health problems. Taking advantage of these free services can … Read more