August 3, 2020

New Op-Ed in The Hill on Ageism from Shelley Lyford, President and CEO of West Health

COVID-19 has delivered a one-two punch to state budgets — and we’re still in the early rounds of the fight to contain this deadly pandemic. Steeply declining tax revenues combined with sharply rising expenses have turned budget surpluses into record deficits and placed critical government programs squarely in the crosshairs for cuts or elimination. 


July 29, 2020

New West Health/Gallup Survey Finds Large Racial Divide in Americans’ Concern Over Ability to Pay for COVID-19 Treatment

People of color are far more likely to worry about their ability to pay for healthcare if diagnosed with COVID-19 than their White counterparts, according to a new survey from nonprofit West Health and Gallup.


July 1, 2020

Geriatricians Can Now Apply for a Unique Fellowship Opportunity with West Health and UC San Diego Dept. of Medicine

The UCSD Geriatrics Quality Improvement Science Fellowship Program gave one geriatrician the resources to realize her “Dream career in Geriatrics Quality Improvement.” Undergoing the fellowship served as a profound educational experience for current program co-director Lindsey Yourman, MD. Qualified geriatricians can apply today for the chance to improve healthcare for older adults. 


June 25, 2020

New Op-Ed in Morning Consult on Telehealth from
Shelley Lyford, President and CEO of West Health

It took a public health emergency to temporarily lift the regulatory barriers that have stifled the growth of telehealth in this country. Now, Congress must act and take the next step, which is to legislate telehealth into the mainstream of medicine and into the outstretched arms of millions of Americans who desperately need it, COVID-19 pandemic or not.


June 18, 2020

West Health/Gallup Survey:
9 in 10 Americans Concerned Pharmaceutical Industry Will Use Coronavirus Pandemic to Raise Drug Prices

A new national survey released today by West Health and Gallup as part of ongoing research on the rising cost of healthcare in the U.S. finds a growing fear that the COVID-19 pandemic will make the healthcare cost crisis even worse.


June 10, 2020

Value-Based Care in the COVID-19 Era: Current Impact and Future Health Care Resilience

Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and United States of Care co-host webinar featuring West Health’s Chief Strategy Officer Tim Lash to discuss how health care organizations are leveraging value-based care to respond to COVID-19 and the policy actions that can support value-based care both during and after the pandemic.



New Strategic Roadmaps Outline Next Phase for Value-Based Payment Reform in U.S. Healthcare

The Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and West Health collaborated on two strategic roadmaps for advancing value-based payment (VBP) reform in the U.S. healthcare system.



While #telehealth is seen as the future of #healthcare, a digital divide exists that could leave many #seniors behind. It would be “like having a clinic up a flight of stairs with no ramp or elevator.”…

About 3 hours ago from West Health’s Twitter via Twitter Web App


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