healthcare access

How low-income kids benefit when parents have healthcareA new study reveals an important spillover effect of parental Medicaid coverage.
Health plan addresses urban vs. rural healthcare disparitiesThe access problems many rural health plan members face cannot be rectified overnight, but resources, creativity and time can bring these populations up to par with their more urban counterparts.
How effective is the 9-valent HPV vaccine?One study looks at how successful the 9vHPV vaccine is in preventing HPV-related cervical, vaginal, and vulvar diseases. Plus: FDA approves first neonatal MRI. Also, researchers note that obstetric services in rural areas severely lacking.
Four ways MCOs can reduce health disparities in patients with disabilitiesA new study from The Ohio State University reveals eye-opening findings about individuals with developmental disabilities.
Two ways to address healthcare disparitiesA new Commonwealth Fund has surprising findings following ACA’s major coverage expansions.
Three ways technology is improving pharmacyTechnology advances in pharmacy include innovations that improve medication safety, efficiency, and patient compliance.
How Did You Participate in Rare Disease Day 2017?Rare Disease Day is held every year on the last day of February to help spread awareness about rare diseases and the people they impact.
Nine ways Trump could impact healthcare accessWill Trump’s policies hamper or improve healthcare access? Experts weigh in.
Five things to know: How one health system offers same-day specialty appointmentsAllegheny Health Network (AHN) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has achieved what few health systems have been able to do—offer same-day specialty appointments across its hospital network.
Healthcare access remains problematicA new “secret shopper” study shows that problems exist for patients with acute conditions accessing services for patients. Effectively addressing issues of network adequacy may require more accurate provider information.