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Podcast Interview with CIO Jason Wood, Part 1: “Covid Turned Our Business Upside Down.”

Jason Wood, CIO, OptumCare – Northwest For healthcare IT leaders, prioritization and resource allocation can be challenging under normal circumstances (that is, if there is such a thing). But when a global pandemic hits, it graduates to a new level. As teams log 100-hour weeks to ensure patients can receive care, whether it’s virtually or… Read More »

Wrong body part removed during surgery

The NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has ordered an urgent investigation into a Sydney hospital after surgeons removed the wrong body part from a cancer patient last week. The male cancer patient was admitted to the Northern Beaches Hospital, in Frenchs Forest, for colorectal surgery at the public-private hospital, when physicians removed the wrong side… Read More »

Insurers’ message on ‘Medicare for All’: We’re part of the answer

Health insurers are grappling with how to craft their message to investors and the public about universal coverage as a growing field of Democratic presidential contenders backs moving the U.S. healthcare system toward expanded coverage. Some of the nation’s largest commercial payers weighed in on the proposals, many of which are branded as “Medicare for… Read More »