Here's The Latest in Health Care:
• In research recently published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, a new study introduces a new potential malaria-fighting tool: the medication, Ivermectin. Ivermectin kills malaria-carrying mosquitos who feed on individuals that ingest the drug. Read More
• Many health systems experience obstacles in the operating room in the face of supply shortages. Using inventory analytics can help reduce costs and medical supply shortages. By automating this process, costs are reduced and providers have more free time to focus on patients and support better outcomes. Read More
• Experts have outlined three key reasons for ditching the fee-for-service (FFS) payment model. First, FFS trends toward a metric-oriented process over patient outcome. Second, joining partnerships in value-based care can break down payment barriers and prioritize patient input. And third, FFS can create an ethical issue when physicians over-diagnose or over-treat patients in favor of increased reimbursement rates. Read More
• This week, a California state judge ruled that coffee sellers would be required to brand their beverages with cancer warning labels. When coffee beans are roasted, a chemical called acrylamide is formed, which is on California's list of chemicals considered to cause cancer. Companies like Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts can file objections to the proposed decision within the next two weeks. Read More
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