Tag Archives: Point

Barriers to HCV treatment access from the drug user's point of view: stigma, complex lives and damaged veins

Being asymptomatic led people to ignore their diagnosis and not to engage with medical care for hepatitis C, and interviewees said that they received little information about the impact of hepatitis C on their health or the likely progression of liver disease. People deferred treatment for a long time due to lack of symptoms, but… Read More »

Getting to the Point: A Multifaced Approach to Avoiding App Overload

Elaine Goodman, MD, Medical Director, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Associate CMO, Wellframe As more emphasis is placed on value-based care, health plans are looking to devote more resources toward lowering costs and improving outcomes. Adopting new technology-enabled approaches that help patients take control of their own well-being can be a win for the patient, physician… Read More »

CVS + Aetna: Inflection Point in US Healthcare, Merger Approved Update

[unable to retrieve full-text content]     CVS Health’s acquisition of Aetna was approved this week by U.S. Federal regulators after months of scrutinizing the antitrust-size-market control implications of the deal. I wrote this post on the deal as an inflection point in American healthcare on 3rd December 2017 when CVS and Aetna announced their… Read More »