Engineers at the University of California San Diego recently unveiled a skin patch capable of tracking blood pressure and pulse rate while also measuring the glucose, lactate, alcohol, or caffeine levels of the patient. The unit is the first device capable of tracking cardiovascular impulses simultaneously as various biochemical levels in the body. The researchers
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a suggested voluntary financing plan aimed at expanding care across entire geographic areas, in late 2020. The Geographical Direct Contracting Model is a test to determine whether direct contracting organizations can maximize the productivity of recipients and minimize costs. Providers can enter into value-based care payment
The COVID-19 pandemic is impeding patient involvement activities among all categories of patients, according to a recent report. Both preventive and chronic care demographics are less involved in care, the study found. Multiple provider organizations used patient involvement techniques to better coordinate treatment, evaluate health outcomes, and spur patient education before coronavirus became a pandemic.
A division of Humana Inc. and a senior-focused primary care provider, Partners in Primary Care (PiPC) announced recently that it plans to increase growth this year. This would bring the cumulative number of PiPC sites to 80 by the time 2023 arrives, with the overall target being 100 primary care centers across the country. PiPC