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The Burden of Prescription Drug Prices on Seniors

America’s seniors are increasingly finding it harder and harder to pay for prescription drugs. The 2021 Healthcare in America Report, published in December 2021, details the experiences and the impact these costs are having on seniors including skipping medications to save money or foregoing care all together.  Data Highlights More than 1 in 10 Americans… Read more »

Emergency Medical Technicians’ Perspectives on a Telehealth Facilitator Role to Expand Home-Based Primary Care: Pilot Study Results

A growing body of literature supports telehealth-enabled emergency medical services (EMS) personnel acting in expanded roles in the pre-hospital setting. While paramedic-based community programs have shown great promise, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), who make up a larger percentage of the total number of nationally certified EMS personnel and generally have fewer options for career growth,… Read more »

A Practical Guide: Creating a Screening & Referral Program to Address Malnutrition

This guide was developed by West Health and the University of North Carolina to serve as a resource for providers, clinical staff, and health care administrators working in acute care settings including Emergency Departments, Urgent Care Clinics, and other health care settings who care for a broad population of patients regardless of their ability to… Read more »