No longer limited to the wealthy pursuing cosmetic surgeries and cutting-edge treatments overseas, medical tourism has become a solution for the low-income and uninsured. 1.9 million Americans will travel outside the U.S. for medical care this year, according to Patients Beyond Borders.(more…)
Consumers are showing an increased demand for patient-centric portals with simplified transparency. More specifically, healthcare payers are seeking a convenient way to receive and review electronic health records (EHR) within the current market. With these recent developments, 68% of physicians believe they are prepared to provide quality in the midst of a changing industry, as stated by Healthcare Finance. This innovative revolution has consumers interested in technologies that will aid in managing their health.(more…)
Earlier this month, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report outlining options and technicalities lawmakers need to consider to establish a single-payer health care system in the United States. Although a lot to assess, the “single-payer” term generally refers to a system in which health care is paid for by a single public authority, as stated by Kaiser Health News (KHN). While once a pipe dream, this topic is officially mainstream and cultivating questions quickly.
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