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41 Oregon providers, payers commit to value-based payment initiative

Transitioning to value-based healthcare requires collaboration across the various sectors of the industry. To that end, healthcare stakeholders in Oregon are signing a pact to support the implementation of value-based payment models. Forty-one healthcare entities — including Oregon Health & Science University, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and the Oregon Medical Association — have signed […]

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Eric Church Gets COVID-19 Vaccine Shot For Billboard Magazine’s Cover

Eric Church delivered a powerful statement about COVID-19 vaccinations this week with a wink to none other than Elvis Presley.  The country singer-songwriter was photographed receiving a COVID-19 vaccine for the cover of Billboard magazine’s April 3 issue. In the accompanying interview, he describes the vaccines as “a godsent miracle” and urges fans from both sides of the political […]

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Drone in your home? Telehealth makeover underway at Univ of Cincinnati

Three colleges at the University of Cincinnati partnered on a project to develop a telehealth drone that health professionals can send to a patient’s home. Pictured from left are Professor Victoria Wangia-Anderson, Associate Professor Seung-Yeon Lee, Director of Telehealth Debi Sampsel and Professor Manish Kumar (Photo: Joseph Fuqua II/UC Creative) Telehealth delivery appears to be […]

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Stricter COVID-19 Precautions Could Have Saved 240,000 Lives So Far, Economist Says

An early, stricter, more consistent approach to mask mandates, social distancing and testing protocols could have saved hundreds of thousands of lives that have been lost to COVID-19, a new research study concludes. The death toll from COVID-19 could have been less than 300,000, estimated Andrew Atkeson, an economics professor at the University of California, […]