The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare on Friday announced it has submitted a proposal to CMS to implement a voter-approved Medicaid expansion that does not include work requirements or other restrictions recently proposed by state lawmakers, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Idaho, and Pennsylvania.
Biometric technology has improved in recent years and is now used in everything from law enforcement to unlocking your smartphone—and increasingly hospitals are adopting the technology to improve patient identification and reduce harm.
Cleveland Clinic has cut the time between a cancer patients initial diagnosis and first treatment by 33% since it launched targeted, multidisciplinary programs five years ago, Alok Khorana, the vice chair of clinical services for Cleveland Clinic's Taussig Cancer Institute, and Brian Bolwell, chair of the Taussig Cancer Institute, write in NEJM Catalyst.
Americans spend almost $8 billion per year on over-the-counter cough and cold medicines, but despite their popularity, there is little-to-no evidence that these products can cure or shorten the duration of a cough.
An increasing number of employers are offering wearables like Fitbits or Apple Watches to their employees in an effort to help workers lead healthier lives, but some experts are raising concerns about how employees' health data could be used, Christopher Rowland reports for the Washington Post.
FDA and drugmakers failed to take action when a federal program designed to ensure potent fentanyl painkillers are distributed and prescribed appropriately showed providers were inappropriately prescribing the drugs to patients who did not qualify for them, according to a new study.
The Supreme Court will hear a case that centers on whether the U.S. Department of Commerce can add a citizenship question to the U.S. Census, which opponents have argued could jeopardize Medicaid and other population-based federal funding.