Much has been written about the cost of prescription drugs in business journals, in healthcare blogs, in government publications and issue briefs from the American Academy of Actuaries. So many are watching because skyrocketing drug prices are not sustainable and are a serious economic threat to the communities we serve. Left unchecked, they threaten patient access to drug therapies and challenge providers’ abilities to provide … Continue reading Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Prices Troublesome Throughout Healthcare System
By Greg EnsellVice President of Government Relations, AzHHA When Summit Healthcare in Show Low, AZ, lost its inpatient dialysis service and its two local nephrologists in 2016, it was no longer able to provide dialysis for patients who were hospitalized. Instead, Summit had to transport these patients to a hospital in Phoenix, Tucson or Flagstaff, where they could receive not only acute inpatient services but also inpatient dialysis. These … Continue reading Rural, Inpatient Dialysis is the Telemedicine Trifecta: Improving Access, Improving Outcomes and Saving Millions
Today’s blog comes to us from Steve Purves, President and CEO of Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS). Here he shares his thoughts on the success, challenges and the future of healthcare in Arizona. Once you’ve had a chance to read it, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Generating meaningful conversations around the health issues facing us here in Arizona is another way we are working … Continue reading CEO Spotlight – Steve Purves
Is it health related? Let me guess …. Lower your weight? Eat healthier? Workout more? Quit smoking? While health-related resolutions are one of the most common, Fast Company Magazine claims only 8 percent of us follow through on the goals we set in January. Don’t let that stop you from making a list of steps you can take this year to improve your quality of life. … Continue reading What’s your New Years resolution for 2019?
Today’s blog comes to us from Mike Patterson, Arizona Market President and CEO of Havasu Regional Medical Center. Here he shares his thoughts on the success, challenges and the future of healthcare in Arizona. Once you’ve had a chance to read it, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Generating meaningful conversations around the health issues facing us here in Arizona is another way we are working … Continue reading CEO Spotlight – Mike Patterson
Below is a list of some of our top blogs this year covering everything from the efforts to curb opioid misuse in our state to end of life care to rural hospital challenges and much, much more! The common theme through all of these issues is our overarching goal of finding new ways to one day make Arizona the Healthiest State in the Nation! This … Continue reading 2018 Top 10 List
For some, getting together with family and friends makes this….well, as the old song says, the most wonderful time of the year. But for others, the holidays can leave us feeling more overwhelmed than festive and that can lead to another type of holiday tradition…..stress. From Healthline.com: With the arrival of the holidays comes the annual season of family, food, gifts, and stress. The holidays … Continue reading Ho Ho Ho-liday Stress!