Population Health

Assisted Living Facilities
Definitive Healthcare Adds Retail Clinics and Assisted Living Facilities to its Coverage of Healthcare Providers

Definitive Healthcare continues to expand its provider database to cover virtually all healthcare facilities Framingham, MA – October 25, 2017 – Definitive Healthcare, the leading provider of data, intelligence, and analytics on the healthcare provider market, recently added more than 2,400 retail health clinics and 38,000 assisted living facilities to…

Mental Health Mass Trauma
How to Address Mental Health after Mass Trauma

Firearm-related injuries account for more than $2.8 billion in direct emergency and inpatient care costs every year in the U.S. This does not include the indirect financial costs or emotional effects on patients and providers after incidents of mass trauma. Currently the U.S. is facing a potential shortage of physicians…

hospital outpatient procedures
Will the Rise of Outpatient Clinics Lead to Fragmented Care?

As medical technology advances, physicians are able to shift more procedures from outpatient to inpatient settings. However, hospital procedure prices can be prohibitive for patients, leading to a rise in the popularity of independent outpatient clinics and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). These outpatient centers offer patients lower costs and shorter…

Community Health Centers
Community Health Centers Show Billions in Medicare Savings

Every year, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) celebrates Community Health Centers Week. From August 12-19, the HHS acknowledged the impact that community health centers have on vulnerable and underserved populations by providing quality care regardless of patient ability to pay. Community health centers (CHCs) are community-based, patient-directed…

organ shortage
Chimeras Offer Solution to Organ Shortage

Earlier this month researchers announced the use of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology to successfully eliminate a porcine retrovirus that served as a stumbling block in organ transplants between pigs and humans. Currently there are more than 117,000 people on the waiting list for an organ transplant in the United States….

Epilepsy management
U.S. Epilepsy Rates Continue to Rise

Epilepsy rates are rising in children and adults according to a new report from the CDC. The percentage of the U.S. population diagnosed with epilepsy rose from 0.8% in 2011 to 1.2% in 2015, totaling over 3 million adults and approximately 0.5 million children. Categorized as a spectrum disorder due…

Opioid Prescriptions
Curbing an Epidemic: How Providers Impact Opioid Use

Opioid addiction was recently declared a national emergency after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who leads the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, likened the death toll to a “Sept. 11 every 3 weeks.” In 2015 alone, more than 52,000 Americans died of a drug overdose…

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