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Gist Healthcare Daily

Dec 20, 2021

In this episode, we hear from Dr. Taki Michaelidis, Medical Director of the UMass Memorial Health Hospital at Home Program. The Worcester-based system has quickly scaled up its program, doubling capacity in just a few months.

Dec 17, 2021

As COVID cases climb, companies return to remote work and schools go online. Physician practice acquisitions fuel the big surge in healthcare deals this year. And there are big regional variations in child covid vaccine uptake.

Dec 16, 2021

A third of Americans say they’re skipping at least some healthcare because it’s too expensive. The $35 monthly cap on insulin faces a challenge in the Senate. And the US passes another grim threshold, 800,000 COVID deaths.

Dec 15, 2021

Employer health benefits costs rose faster this year than in any year since 2010. A record 19 rural hospitals closed in 2020, but more are joining forces with larger systems. And signs from Europe and Africa spell trouble for Omicron’s spread in the US. 

Dec 14, 2021

Companies are overwhelmed by all the new healthcare startups targeting specific conditions. Elizabeth Mitchell, CEO and President of the Purchaser Business Group on Health, which represents large employers buying health benefits, says companies are looking for an integrated solution and independent information about...