Health care quality

Kyowa Kirin welcomes the decision that NICE will revisit their appraisal of the innovative systemic treatment, POTELIGEO®▼ (mogamulizumab), for adults living with two forms of ultra-rare non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 1:51pm

Kyowa Kirin remains committed to finding a solution for people living with SS or MF to have access to POTELIGEO and will continue discussions with NICE and NHS England to find a resolution.

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  • Kyowa Kirin remains committed to finding a solution for people living with SS or MF to have access to POTELIGEO and will continue discussions with NICE and NHS England to find a resolution.
  • We strongly believe in the clinical and cost effectiveness of POTELIGEO and will continue a dialogue with NICE and NHS England.
  • We are hopeful that NICEs reassessment might bring parity with the SMCs decision to make mogamulizumab available in Scotland.
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LAZAREX CANCER FOUNDATION'S 'DISRUPTING THE SYSTEM' SUMMIT TACKLES CANCER HEALTH DISPARITIES MANY WON’T TALK ABOUT

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:01pm

Thats what we are seeking to change, explains Marya Shegog, PhD, MPH, the Health Equity and Diversity Coordinator at Lazarex Cancer Foundation.

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  • Thats what we are seeking to change, explains Marya Shegog, PhD, MPH, the Health Equity and Diversity Coordinator at Lazarex Cancer Foundation.
  • Dr. Marya Shegog is dedicated to addressing health disparities to achieve health equity for everyone.
  • After serving on the Lazarex Board of Directors for over 6 years, she now brings her skills and knowledge to Lazarex Cancer Foundation as the Health Equity and Diversity Coordinator to continue to aggressively integrate and diversify the story of Cancer.
  • She is a community activist that believes that through collective action, partnership and education across all sectors, health disparities will be eliminated.

Members of Congress, Public Health Experts & Community Advocates Join Good Days & HealthCentral to Address Health Disparities in America

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 3:00pm

Public health experts, policy makers and community leaders will deliver remarks and join a panel discussion moderated by Julia Savacool, executive editor at HealthCentral, on ways we can work together to advance health equity in America.

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  • Public health experts, policy makers and community leaders will deliver remarks and join a panel discussion moderated by Julia Savacool, executive editor at HealthCentral, on ways we can work together to advance health equity in America.
  • The livestream will conclude with a keynote address by Nathan Stinson Jr., Phd, MD, MPH, director of the division of scientific programs at the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).
  • "We need the support of all community leaders to affect real change in the health disparities that are worsening across the country," says Clorinda Walley, president of Good Days.
  • Nathan Stinson Jr., Phd, MD, MPH, Director of the Division of Scientific Programs, National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities.

Hartford HealthCare Selects Upfront as its Partner in Transforming the Patient Experience

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 3:00pm

Hartford HealthCare (HHC) will leverage Upfront Healthcares patient engagement and communication platform to further their goal of transforming the digital patient experience enterprise-wide, building on the success with Upfront for COVID-19 vaccine coordination.

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  • Hartford HealthCare (HHC) will leverage Upfront Healthcares patient engagement and communication platform to further their goal of transforming the digital patient experience enterprise-wide, building on the success with Upfront for COVID-19 vaccine coordination.
  • Upfront delivers dynamic, digital care navigation to improve patient experience, increase necessary visits, reduce no-shows and improve population health performance.
  • In this sense, Upfront will play a critical role in helping us reinvent the patient experience.
  • Using advanced analytics, personalized content and strategic calls-to-action, Upfront aligns patient care needs with health system resources through a 1:1 digital experience based on deep healthcare operations and patient engagement experience.

AdhereTech Announces Partnership with AARDEX Group to Boost Medication Adherence with Smart Pill Bottle, Software and Data Analytics

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 2:00pm

The collaboration will link AARDEXs proprietary Medication Event Monitoring System (MEMS) with AdhereTech's Smart Adherence System, featuring the AdhereTech Smart Pill Bottle.

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  • The collaboration will link AARDEXs proprietary Medication Event Monitoring System (MEMS) with AdhereTech's Smart Adherence System, featuring the AdhereTech Smart Pill Bottle.
  • As a Smart Devices Partner, AdhereTech participates in AARDEXs ever-growing ecosystem of MEMS Adherence Hardware .
  • The combination of our real-time data from AdhereTechs Smart Adherence System with AARDEX MEMS AS will help to improve medication adherence in the important area of clinical trials.
  • AdhereTechs medication adherence programs are customized using real-time data from our pioneering smart devices to help patients effortlessly stick to their medication schedules.

Upward Health Announces Contract with Clover Health to Serve Patients In Four States Under New Direct Contracting Initiative

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 1:45pm

As Clover scales Clover Home Care through Direct Contracting, the company has contracted with Upward Health to provide integrated home-based medical and behavioral care for aligned beneficiaries with complex needs in the States of New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Texas.

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  • As Clover scales Clover Home Care through Direct Contracting, the company has contracted with Upward Health to provide integrated home-based medical and behavioral care for aligned beneficiaries with complex needs in the States of New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Texas.
  • Clover is focused on reducing costs through improved health outcomes, and scaling home-based care for our most vulnerable beneficiaries through CMS Direct Contracting model is a key component of our strategy.
  • Upward Health is excited to work with Clover Health and its Participant Providers on this important program said Glen Moller, CEO of Upward Health.
  • Clover Health (Nasdaq: CLOV) is a next-generation insurance company dedicated to achieving health equity for all Americans.

Evernorth to Expand Weight Management Program to include Wegovy

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 1:45pm

BLOOMFIELD, Conn., June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Evernorth, the fast-growing health services business of Cigna Corporation, is expanding its industry-first comprehensive weight management program to include Wegovy (semaglutide), a promising new therapy to conquer obesity, and to provide convenient, virtual care from MDLIVE physicians for eligible patients.

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  • BLOOMFIELD, Conn., June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Evernorth, the fast-growing health services business of Cigna Corporation, is expanding its industry-first comprehensive weight management program to include Wegovy (semaglutide), a promising new therapy to conquer obesity, and to provide convenient, virtual care from MDLIVE physicians for eligible patients.
  • However, weight management medications present affordability, access, and adherence challenges for patients and health plans.
  • "Our Weight Management Care Value program brings together capabilities from across the Evernorth portfolio to address many of the challenges in effective obesity care while allowing us to be with our patients along every step of their weight management journey."
  • All Evernorth solutions are serviced and provided by or through operating affiliates of Evernorth Health or third-party partners.

VoiceFriend Adds New Discharged Patient Module to its Popular Integrated Messaging and Engagement Solution

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 1:00pm

BOSTON , June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- VoiceFriend, LLC significantly enhances its premier Integrated Messaging and Engagement solution with the release of its new Discharged Patient module.

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  • BOSTON , June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- VoiceFriend, LLC significantly enhances its premier Integrated Messaging and Engagement solution with the release of its new Discharged Patient module.
  • This first-of-its-kind module was specifically designed to help post-acute care providers optimize discharged patient engagement, better ensuring patient well-being and satisfaction, and meet hospital network requirements all while boosting census and increasing referrals.
  • To help them achieve these goals, we worked closely with care providers to develop our new Discharged Patient module.
  • VoiceFriend's Discharged Patient module is included as part of its robust, proven Integrated Messaging and Engagement solution designed to boost the engagement, wellness/safety, and satisfaction of patients, seniors and families while increasing staff productivity.

Local Houston Hospital Launches Independent Provider Network

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 6:13pm

HOUSTON, June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston Physicians' Hospital (HPH) is launching an independent provider network to bring more opportunities to physicians, providers, employers and patients.

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  • HOUSTON, June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston Physicians' Hospital (HPH) is launching an independent provider network to bring more opportunities to physicians, providers, employers and patients.
  • We are excited about launching the network to support independent providers as we focus on providing high quality care.
  • HPH is building the network to support independent providers by working together to continue delivering clinical quality outcomes and exceptional patient experience ratings.
  • Houston Physicians' Hospital sets the standard for superior patient healthcare and satisfaction by providing personal, individualized care to the community.

Addressing Health Disparities Identified as Essential Factor in Transforming the Human Experience in Healthcare

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 4:00pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --The Beryl Institute announces the release of the full research report from its latest patient experience benchmarking study, The State of Patient Experience 2021: Transforming the Human Experience.

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  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --The Beryl Institute announces the release of the full research report from its latest patient experience benchmarking study, The State of Patient Experience 2021: Transforming the Human Experience.
  • According to the research:
    Experience efforts are increasingly driven by a desire to provide better outcomes and addressing health disparities is now an essential factor.
  • Employee engagement and culture remain top priorities for investment, as telemedicine and addressing health disparities see rapid rise.
  • The Beryl Institute is a global community of over 55,000 healthcare professionals and experience champions committed to transforming the human experience in healthcare.