CVS Health and Walmart on Friday announced they have signed a new multi-year contract, ending a dispute the two companies had over reimbursement rates, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arkansas, Illinois, Rhode Island, and Virginia.
Between 36 and 41.3 million people have been stricken with the flu so far this flu season, according to the latest CDC data, marking the longest flu season since CDC began tracking flu season duration more than 20 year ago.
Technology companies at this year's Consumer Electronic Show unveiled 'scores of personal health care devices' that aim to address common—and not-so-common—health concerns, but is technology really the best way to solve them? Advisory Board's Rachel Woods outlines four questions that providers should ask when evaluating new innovations.
Following days of chest pressure and dizziness, Trymaine Lee went to the doctor and after an electrocardiogram was told not to worry, it was likely "just gas"—but less than 48 hours later, he had a so-called "widow maker" heart attack. In a New York Times opinion piece, Lee, an MSNBC correspondent, shares the "trauma" that comes after suffering a heart attack.
In a JAMA opinion piece, researchers from Stanford University and Mayo Clinic raise alarms about the prevalence of "unnecessary diagnostic imaging." Advisory Board's Lea Halim and Erin Lane say the findings reinforce the need to focus on "appropriate use" and leverage radiologists in creating guidelines.