Sensor-Infused Smart Diabetic Footwear Improving Outcomes

by Mike Hunter

Every 20 seconds in the world, there is a lower limb amputation due to diabetic foot complications. Every 1.2 seconds, there is an ulceration. There is no amputation without prior ulceration. After an amputation, patient life expectancy is five years; same as cancer. This is a problem of epidemic proportion that impacts the lives of many patients and their families. Diabetic … [More]

Axiom Care Breaks Ground on Drug-Use Treatment Facility

by Mike Hunter

An expansion of Axiom Care’s Ocotillo Community Campus, an Arizona-based addiction treatment and medical detox center in Apache Junction, recently broke ground as Medicaid managed-care health plan Mercy Care expands its services to all of Pinal County, in addition to Gila and Maricopa counties, as part of its new AHCCCS Complete Care-Regional Behavioral Health Agreement … [More]

Their Take: Maintaining Company Culture Through Tough Times

by Greg Wells

The past few years have arguably been a tumultuous time for companies; it is hard to keep up with all the changes and challenges. The pandemic fundamentally altered the way we work and do business. Add the Great Resignation and mounting fears of a looming recession to the mix; it is enough for any employer to question how to attract and retain talent while preserving company … [More]

Valley Healthcare Co. to Advance Access to Quality Healthcare for Northern Arizona Communities

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PathfinderHealth, an affiliate of Northern Arizona Healthcare (NAH), announced a partnership with Equality Health, a leading provider of value-based physician networks uniquely equipped to address the needs of diverse and historically underserved populations. Effective Jan. 1, 2023, the partnership will bring improved patient and provider services to PathfinderHealth primary … [More]

Immersive Rooms Help Employees Address Energy, Focus and Mood

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Banner Health has opened immersive “Studio Elsewhere Recharge Rooms” for hospital employees, offering private spaces with sensory-driven experiences involving relaxing music and sounds, aroma, visuals and lighting. Rooms are designed using neuroscience research to address trauma, anxiety, stress and cognitive performance. Recharge Rooms are a restorative space for team … [More]

Phoenix Children’s Achieves Accreditation Signifying Highest Ethical Standards in Research

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Phoenix Children's, one of the nation's largest pediatric health systems, has been recognized by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) for its ethical research and comprehensive protections for research participants. The health system is one of just four Arizona healthcare organizations, and one of just 15 children's hospitals … [More]

3 Tips for Choosing Your Health Benefits for 2023

By Heather Kane & George Young

Annual or open enrollment season is here – a time when more than 7,308,500 people in Arizona and millions of Americans across the country will have the opportunity to select or switch their health insurance plan for the coming year. Open enrollment is a good chance to review how often you’re using health services and decide whether you’ll stick with the plan you’ve got or … [More]

Healthcare Partnership to Bolster Value-Based Care Capabilities

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Redirect Health, a platform that creates and manages healthcare solutions for businesses and employees nationwide, today announced its partnership with Pearl Health, a leading technology company focused on physician enablement and risk-bearing in value-based care. Redirect Health has developed an end-to-end healthcare solution, simplifying and streamlining the … [More]

Phoenix Children’s Launches Division of Infectious Diseases, Names Chief

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"As Phoenix Children's grows its physical footprint, we have a responsibility to continue providing world-class, highly personalized care, on an even larger scale," said Jared Muenzer, MD, MBA, physician-in-chief of Phoenix Children's and chief operating officer of Phoenix Children's Medical Group. Indeed, the COVID-19 pandemic heightened the demand for infectious diseases … [More]

State-of-the-Art Family Dental Practice is Set to Open in Goodyear

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Broch Thomas, DMD and Denis Dong, DMD will soon be offering dental services to the community of Goodyear at their brand-new office, Dental Care at Estrella Crossroads. The new full-service, state-of-the-art family dental practice is set to open on Friday, December 2. Dental Care at Estrella Crossroads will be fully equipped with the latest products and equipment available in … [More]

KWC Partners with VA for Veterans’ Mental Health

by Mike Hunter

Ketamine Wellness Centers, the largest ketamine therapy provider in the U.S. and a subsidiary of Delic Holdings, recently entered into a partnership with the Veterans Administration in Arizona. Veterans suffering from treatment-resistant depression, PTSD and anxiety will have access to ketamine therapy at the KWC Arizona clinics in Phoenix, Tucson and Mesa-Gilbert at no … [More]

Oak Street Health Expansion into Arizona and the Greater Phoenix Area

by Rose Martin

Oak Street Health, a network of value-based primary care centers for adults on Medicare, is on a mission to rebuild healthcare as it should be. To accomplish this, the company is always looking at new regions where this approach to healthcare is needed and where access to high-quality care is challenging. With a large density of Medicare-eligibles, Arizona became an important … [More]

Health Solutions Co. Launches First-of-Its-Kind Women’s Health Offering That Addresses Women’s Needs at Each Stage of Life

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Solera Health, the premier platform for connecting people seamlessly to proven and personalized health solutions, announces the launch of a first-of-its-kind Women's Health network of digital point solutions. Solera's new network covers the spectrum of women's health needs, including those underserved by the market today, filling critical gaps in care to bring more access to … [More]

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley, Terros Health Team Up to Provide Free Behavioral Health Services to Youth

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Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley and Terros Health will provide free behavioral health services to youth at a time when they need it most, thanks to a collaboration between the Arizona Department of Education and three Arizona-based private foundations – The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation, the Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation, and Virginia G. Piper Charitable … [More]

Joint Venture Health Plan Introduces New Billing Program for Health Members

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Banner|Aetna, a joint venture health plan owned by Banner Health and Aetna/CVS Health, has unveiled an all-in-one frictionless billing program, designed to improve the patient payment experience by reducing billing confusion for members who receive care from most Banner Health doctors and facilities. This innovative effort is significant given health care consumers are often … [More]

Health Solutions Co. Adds Behavioral Health Leaders to Fuel Growth in Arizona and Key Markets Nationwide

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Connections Health Solutions, the leading innovator in immediate-access behavioral health crisis care, today announced the addition of two senior leaders to its operations and legal teams. Joel Conger joins as Market President in Arizona, focused on growing the Company's reach and impact within the state and identifying opportunities to enhance operations and patient-care … [More]

Banner Partnership Makes It Easier to Research the Best Medicare Programs

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MST Solutions is excited to announce the next phase of our long-term partnership with Banner Health. In collaboration towards Banner Health’s growth goals for its mission to provide high quality care for its beneficiaries, MST Solutions and Banner Health’s project taskforce has launched a self-service, Medicare Shop and Enroll portal built on a Salesforce Industries … [More]

Pharmacy Services Co. Partners with Insurance Brokers in Arizona, Offers Savings on Prescriptions

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HSARx – launched in August 2022 and offering traditional pharmacy benefit management savings directly to health savings account subscribers – announced today that it has partnered with two general agencies in Arizona to expand the reach of its offerings. The agencies include Paragon Partners and Arizona Benefit Administrators, which encompass over 300 brokers throughout … [More]

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