General Health

6 major issue facing healthcare in 2019, according to PwC

PwC identifies six issues facing healthcare in 2019 in its report called "Top health industry issues of 2019

Despite safety violations over 100 psychiatric hospitals are still credited by Joint Commission

Despite significant safety violations, including care lapses related to patient deaths and abuse, more than 100 psychiatric hospitals are still fully accredited by the Joint Commission.

Apple introduces ECG app in its watch

The Apple watch now offers two features OK'd for medical use.

CMS Administrator Seema Verma announces new leadership team for value-based transformation

The CMS have appointed and promoted a team that will focus on value-based care and coverage initiatives. 

Facebook, Google and other tech giants meet to tackle online opioid sales

Patient care software and telehealth software are facilitating healthcare but, technology poses its own challenges.