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DATA | ‘Social Determinants of Health’ Draw Insurers’ Interest

July 19, 2018

By Marshall Allen, ProPublica July 17, 2018 | Sucking up data on customers’ buying and social habits — but for what purpose? To an outsider, the fancy booths at last month’s health insurance industry gathering in San Diego aren’t very compelling. A handful of companies pitching “lifestyle” data and salespeople touting jargony phrases like “social… Read More ›

EDITORs REVIEW: My Personal Pharmacogenomic (PGX) Journey {Watch}

Concierge Medicine Today supports Concierge Medicine Doctors in working with pharmacists and pharmacogenomic companies to develop clinical decision support tools that will assist and guide prescribers in the use of pharmacogenomic information. Concierge Medicine Today further supports them in preparing and distributing materials for patient education and beginning to frame institutional guidelines for pharmacogenomic implementation… Read More ›

TECHNOLOGY NEWS: Heal to Offer Advanced Diagnostic Tests to U.S. Allergy Sufferers During Convenient House Calls

Physicians can now order and obtain Thermo Fisher Scientific allergic sensitization tests for patients in connection with in-home or in-office visits, helping diagnose and treat respiratory and food allergies more personally and conveniently KALAMAZOO, Mich. – July 10, 2018 – Heal, a leader in physician house calls, announced that it will make advanced diagnostic allergic sensitization tests from… Read More ›

DPC Doctor POLL: Video Consults with Patients? How Many Do You Do Per Day?

KANSAS CITY | Cerner and Lumeris Will Launch Offering to Reduce Complexities for Health Systems Delivering Value-Based Care

Collaboration will create an EHR-agnostic offering, Maestro Advantage(TM), designed to help providers who participate in value-based arrangements, including Medicare Advantage and provider-sponsored health plans, control costs and improve outcomes KANSAS CITY, Mo. and ST. LOUIS, July 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, and Lumeris, an award-winning health plan… Read More ›

Physicians for Informed Consent Releases Information Statement About Vaccines and Immunocompromised Schoolchildren

The Immunocompromised Schoolchildren Risk Group Information Statement was developed to address concerns about risks that the vaccination status of schoolchildren might pose to their immunocompromised classmates. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 2, 2018 Contact: Newport Beach, Calif. — The nonprofit organization, Physicians for Informed Consent (PIC), has released an information statement entitled “Vaccines: What About Immunocompromised Schoolchildren?”… Read More ›

Are You And Your Primary Care Doc Ready To Talk About Your DNA? ~KHN

By Michelle Andrews May 22, 2018 | Kaiser Health News If you have a genetic mutation that increases your risk for a treatable medical condition, would you want to know? For many people the answer is yes. But such information is not commonly part of routine primary care. For patients at Geisinger Health System, that… Read More ›

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