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Healthcare Can Learn From Chess

By KIM BELLARD Oh, gosh, two of my favorite things are in the news together: Twitch and chess.  Just kidding.  I barely know what Twitch is, and the last time I played chess was, well, not in this century (and, even then, not well).  But I’m not kidding about their convergence.  Chess has become a… Read More »

Lyft claims NEMT program helps Medicaid beneficiary health access – Healthcare Dive

Dive Brief: Rideshare giant Lyft released data it says shows its non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) program improves health access for Medicaid beneficiaries by shifting the reliance on emergency services to upstream preventive primary care. In one example, year-long use of Lyft led to a 40% decrease in emergency room utilization and a 12% drop in ambulance use… Read More »

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »