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Efforts To Address Hardest Hit Black, Latino Communities Hamstrung By Generations Of Distrust In Health System

Data show that black Americans are infected and dying in disproportionate numbers. But for a community that has been mistreated and exploited by the health system for centuries, it can be difficult to then turn to those very institutions for help. Advocates say directed communication is key to helping the vulnerable group. Politico: ‘I’m Not… Read More »

HHS price transparency efforts may decode only sliver of total spending

Dive Brief: A new analysis by the large payer-backed Health Care Cost Institute concludes the Trump administration’s efforts at pushing price transparency may cover just a sliver of services obtained by patients. Altogether, CMS specifies 70 services out of 300 for which hospitals will have to provide price data beginning next year. Hospitals can determine the… Read More »

Google under fire for its efforts to access health records

Tech giant Google continues to face criticism for the company’s reported efforts to obtain the health records of millions of Americans without their awareness or consent. A Wall Street Journal article published on Saturday, entitled “Inside Google’s Quest for Millions of Medical Records,” reported how the vendor has struck deals with some of the largest… Read More »