To improve health equity, leaders must make it ‘the center of their strategy’

More health systems say they are aiming to close disparities in health care. EY’s Susan Garfield outlines steps to help move the needle. Susan Garfield has been working on health equity issues for over 25 years. “The issues are not new,” she says. Nonetheless, Garfield, chief public health officer at Ernst & Young (EY), says … Read more

Conference to address key issues affecting the health sector

Three former federal secretaries of health headed the marquee for “The Business of Health Care: Managing Through Uncertainty” conference at the University of Miami. The Secretary will join industry executives and experts for a day that will include three formal sessions and several networking opportunities to address key issues affecting the health sector. Conference coordinator … Read more

Promoting a one-health approach can significantly improve human-animal health and environmental integrity

In a recent study published in the LancetThe researchers followed contemporary evidence on how a one-health approach could improve health protection against unprecedented health threats globally, such as those posed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Study: Advancing a Human-Animal-Environment Health Affinity for Global Health Security: What Does the Evidence Say? Image credit: lost_hare/Shutterstock … Read more

Current Health CEO Christopher McCann says care is coming home

Christopher McCann says hospitals shouldn’t dwell on the past. McCann is the CEO of Current Health, a technology company that helps health systems provide home health care, including hospital-at-home programs. The Scottish healthtech leader sees huge promise in offering acute care at home, but he also understands why some health care leaders may be tempted … Read more

£150 million in government funding to better support people facing a mental health crisis

Anyone experiencing a mental health emergency would benefit from more tailored emergency care and support in the community through specialized mental health ambulances, more crisis services and better health-based places of safety. £150 million investment by April 2025 to better support people who are experiencing – or at risk of experiencing – a mental health … Read more

The company breaking down barriers to accessible care

mental well-being AdobeStock_261291438 As we continue to feel the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for mental health care has reached an all-time high. In the US, one in five adults suffers from a mental health condition – however, 60% still struggle to access the care they need. One company that has taken … Read more

Health Care Officers: Staffing was the major challenge for 2022; issues expected to continue in 2023 | wv news

Charleston, W.Va. (WV News) – As infectious diseases fill hospital beds through 2022, and inflation stresses bottom lines in the health care sector, there is perhaps no greater challenge than the continuing workforce shortage for the industry, but According to industry representatives, was terminated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Shortages of health care workers were reported … Read more

Chinese National Health Commission Reveals 60,000 Deaths Since Leaving Zero COVID

On Saturday, China’s leading public health institution, the National Health Commission (NHC), revealed that between December 8, 2022, when the Chinese authorities announced the complete dismantling of all remaining aspects of their pre-zero COVID public health program of, and as of January 12, there were a total of 59,938 COVID-19 related deaths. President Xi Jinping … Read more

Did people make more use of mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic?

In a recent study published in JAMA Health ForumResearchers explored utilization rates of mental health services among adults during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Study: Mental health service utilization rates among commercially insured adults during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US. Image credit: background In a typical year, one … Read more

Biden extends public health emergency as Omicron XBB.1.5 spreads

People wearing masks walk next to a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing site in New York City, New York, US, December 12, 2022. Eduardo Munoz | reuters The Biden administration has extended the COVID-19 public health emergency until April as a highly contagious Omicron subvariant stokes concerns that the US could face another wave of hospitalizations … Read more