Teladoc edged out Doctor on Demand by a hair in the J.D. Power survey that found patient satisfaction with virtual care is high overall.
Source: Patients give high marks to telehealth, but uptake still limited | Healthcare Dive
The results can be tragic. Patients with addictions are unlikely to wait the hours or days it takes health insurers to approve the medications they need. Insurers are changing their practices, but not without some outside pressure.
Source: Are Insurers’ Prior Authorization Rules Killing Opioid Addicts? | Managed Care Magazine Online
In a time of rapidly transforming communication technologies, developers and researchers are creating new ways to track and combat disease. A new book presents an integrated look at the methods that are shaping the use of communication technology in health care.
Source: New Book Looks at Communication Technology in Global Health | RTI-HS
New data from the Pew Charitable Trusts highlight trends in U.S. antibiotic use, but effective policy in the area will require more comprehensive information.
Source: Pew: Lack of comprehensive data hinders ability to curb inappropriate antibiotic use | FierceHealthcare
Here’s the truth within the truth: It doesn’t matter. They don’t need to hear you. You don’t need their agreement to validate what you know in your body. That feeling of inner clarity you now feel? That’s yours. Savor it. It won’t taste the same to anyone else, anyway. Even if you know it would free them up on the karmic registry. Truth is your gift to receive.
Source: How to Love Yourself in the Midst of Great Change « Positively Positive!!
Breaking some of the physical and mental habits that feed the depression syndrome.
Source: Warrior Tactics to fight Depression Symptoms –
It can be quite a shock to start learning to connect with people without the social lubricant of alcohol. But it’s totally worth the effort.
Source: Biet Simkin & Olessa Pindak Talk Sober Socializing – mindbodygreen
Limiting the length of opioid prescriptions isn’t inhumane. It could save lives.
Source: The risk of a single 5-day opioid prescription, in one chart – Vox