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Though the U.S. healthcare system is straining under the burden of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been acceleration in one area of the industry: innovation and IT efforts. Organizations are crediting technology with helping them stay connected with their patients and advancing their population health efforts, despite the growing healthcare access challenges brought on by …

DAVIS, W.Va. – Jason Syr, an army veteran, was diagnosed with what would usually be considered a career-ending disease while on deployment with his army regiment in Kenya, working alongside Kenyan Special Forces. That disease was Type 1 diabetes and at first, Syr couldn’t believe it because he was in great shape, ate well, and …

By Devin Oates, Special to the Daily Republic ​November is considered National Diabetes Awareness Month, with the global celebration of World Diabetes Day on Nov. 14 to raise awareness for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are currently 34.2 million Americans with diabetes. That’s just …

Hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) need elective procedures to be able to return to near pre-pandemic levels for both their patients as well as their hospital’s financial health, but the continued impact of the coronavirus pandemic complicates the issue in many geographies. The American Hospital Association (AHA) estimates that the country’s hospitals will lose …

Results from a national survey conducted by the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists show that individuals living with diabetes feel they are doing everything they can to manage the condition, yet believe more can be done. Results from a national survey conducted by the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES) show …

The INVEST Digital Health Virtual conference, held in partnership with healthcare industry association Medical Alley, included conversations spanning behavioral health, the future of health insurance and how hospitals are addressing the pandemic. We recorded each session and now you can check it out on video! The first video installment of the conference is a panel …

Insurance startup Bright Health raised another $500 million, as it plans to expand into new markets and offer small group plans. The company, which was co-founded in 2015 by former UnitedHealthcare CEO Bob Sheehy, offers individual market plans and Medicare Advantage plans. It uses a narrow-network model that involves partnering closely with one health system …

Healthcare entrepreneurs are an essential part of the innovation landscape and they play center stage at several of MedCity’s events. At the upcoming MedCity INVEST Digital Health virtual conference September 21-25, held in partnership with Medical Alley, digital health startups will present to judges across four tracks as part of the Pitch Perfect competition. At MedCity …

Newman Regional Health’s Diabetes Education Program was recently named the recipient of a major grant from a major local employer. Tyson Fresh Foods gifted Newman a $10,000 grant that will be used to help provide diabetes patients who normally could not afford the program due to non-coverage or financial hardships with scholarships to receive the …

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted every facet of our society — how we work, live, learn, and play — and normalcy will not return until we find a proven vaccine. While multiple pharmaceutical and biotech companies have raced to develop a cure, a viable vaccine might still be a year out. While we’re searching for …