health care

Rx chains help keep ACA focused on consumers

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — Highlighting the Obama administration’s partnerships with drug chains to boost health plan enrollment, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell last month toured a CVS/pharmacy store here. Burwell’s visit also was intended to urge people to sign up for health insurance by the February 15 deadline in the current open enrollment period

Study assesses health care views of consumers, providers

McLEAN, Va. — A new survey finds that consumers and heath care providers share strong opinions — as well as hold impressive differences — on the future of health care. Booz Allen Hamilton and Ipsos Public Affairs discovered the perspectives in a study titled “How We View Health Care in America: Consumer and Provider ­Perspectives.”

Telemedicine and the future of retail health clinics

It’s Monday morning and you wake up with a throbbing headache, stuffy and dizzy, recognizing that the next thing you absolutely positively need to hear is, “The doctor will see you now.” You roll over in bed, pick up your tablet, open your accountable care organization’s (ACO’s) telemedicine app, and in a few minutes you