Research examines impact caregiving can have on your health

Nearly half of American adults have at least one chronic health problem —and whether their disease worsens rapidly or over time, many have spouses or children who tend to their needs. But how badly do those problems emotionally affect otherwise healthy caregivers? And does spirituality make things easier? These are questions that an effort among … Continue reading Research examines impact caregiving can have on your health

When it comes to digital health, embrace the art of possible

Following a big year of technology disruption in 2015, Nick Reddy, Chief Digital Officer (CDO) and Senior Vice President of Information Services for Baylor Scott & White Health, weighs in on the digital business transformation taking place within the Texas-based healthcare organization today. “What got you here won’t get you there,” Reddy said. “The future … Continue reading When it comes to digital health, embrace the art of possible

Prevent hospital cyberattacks to protect patient information

Hollywood. It’s famous the world over for movies, celebrities, glitz, glamour and – as of February 2016 – one of the most highly publicized cyberattacks and IT security breaches in health care history. A hospital in the area bearing the Hollywood name became the latest target of a high profile cyberattack. It was the victim … Continue reading Prevent hospital cyberattacks to protect patient information

Why hospital reviews and ranking systems should matter to you

Today’s consumers are savvy. Many go to the internet or publications such as Consumer Reports to help them determine the best quality at the best price when purchasing goods and services. When it comes to health care, these same consumers look to reputable publications such as U.S. News & World Report and other reliable ranking … Continue reading Why hospital reviews and ranking systems should matter to you

Health startup Oscar enters Texas market with Baylor Scott & White Health

Oscar, the startup health insurance company that markets itself primarily on the health insurance marketplace, is now available in Dallas, Tarrant and Collin counties. The company is offering individual and family policies with Baylor Scott & White Health and Tenet Healthcare as the health care providers on the marketplace locally. Purchased Oscar health plan coverage … Continue reading Health startup Oscar enters Texas market with Baylor Scott & White Health

Man behind drug cost controversy casts spotlight on price hiking

He was the perfect villain. Martin Shkreli, the smug 32-year-old Turing Pharmaceuticals chief executive officer, raised the price on a drug called Daraprim from $13.50 a pill to $750 overnight. The Daily Beast called Shkreli the most-hated man in the U.S., even eclipsing the dentist who killed Cecil the Lion. After ferocious public pushback, Shkreli … Continue reading Man behind drug cost controversy casts spotlight on price hiking

Texans work together, provide vital supplies to Syrian refugees

What happens when violence and war steals your sense of security in your homeland? When a place you once recognized as a safe haven now perpetuates unbearable fear, threatening your family and your own life? You run. And as you take on the great risk to escape, you become a refugee. An estimated nine million Syrians have been displaced by civil … Continue reading Texans work together, provide vital supplies to Syrian refugees