Future of Health Care

Prior Authorizations Are Becoming Increasingly Burdensome — and Dangerous — for Patients

More than 90% of physicians surveyed by the American Medical Association (AMA) say that prior authorization (PA) delays access to necessary care.


Report: Multiple Factors Converging to Boost Healthcare Costs Further

Fueled by pricey drugs, a rise in chronic conditions and greater access to mental health services, employers’ healthcare costs are projected to continue increasing for the foreseeable future, according to PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI).


Whither, Direct Care?

Supporters of direct or concierge care argue that it lets providers offer more individualized attention, and that by contracting directly with patients — not insurers and government programs — direct care providers keep down overhead.


Millennials’ Unsteady Approach to Health Care

Harmony Healthcare IT surveyed approximately 2,000 millennials ages 23–38. The findings suggest the younger set is charting a sometimes perilous medical path.


Medical Real Estate

The Physician Shortage and Medical Real Estate

The looming physician shortage poses challenges to the medical real estate market and calls for a nimble response from providers and the real estate industry alike.

That was a key takeaway from Bisnow’s National Healthcare West...


Product Spotlight

Personalizing Chemotherapy

Scientists at Rutgers University have developed a portable device that incorporates biosensors and artificial intelligence to help predict whether individual cancer patients are likely to benefit from particular chemotherapy drugs.

Using the device,...


Ending Parkinson’s: Experts Look to Prevention, Treatment and Reversal

Recent scientific advances point to a hopeful future for people who have or could develop Parkinson’s disease, according to a review published in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease.


Convenience and Continuity of Care in the Evolving Retail Clinic Model

Industry observers and insiders ponder the role of retail clinics in modern health care and how that squares with physician-patient relationships.


Obesity During Young Adulthood Linked to Pancreatic Cancer Risk

People with a BMI of 30 or higher have a 20% greater risk of developing pancreatic cancer, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), and the condition is more common in older adults. But a recent study suggests excess weight in early adulthood may pose more risk than weight gained later in life.


Ramping Up Cardiac Care for Cancer Survivors

Increasing cancer survivorship means healthcare providers are encountering new challenges in cardiac health, underscoring the need for additional subspecialists in cardio-oncology.