Equality Health Launches Partnership with Devoted Health

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Equality Health, a whole-health delivery system that aims to improve access to value-based care, is now working with Devoted Health, one of the fastest-growing Medicare Advantage plans in the United States. “We want to empower patients with knowledge to achieve their healthcare goals in order to live healthy lives and prevent disease,” said Lisa Stevens Anderson, … [More]

Primary Care Centers Coming to Arizona in 2022, Bringing Model for Older Adult Care

Oak Street Health

Oak Street Health, Inc., a network of value-based primary care centers for adults on Medicare, announced its plans to enter Arizona in 2022, marking its 20th state. The Company will bring its innovative model of care to older adults in Phoenix and Tucson while creating employment opportunities for healthcare providers and other qualified candidates in those cities. “As … [More]

Devereux Arizona Offers LGBTQ, Gender-Expansive Integrated Care

Devereux Arizona

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona recently began providing LGBTQ and gender-expansive affirming integrated care to better meet the needs of youth enrolled in the organization’s outpatient program in Phoenix. Devereux Arizona has been added to Mercy Care’s Maricopa County Direct Support and Specialty Provider Directory as a specialty provider of outpatient … [More]

Akos Medical Campus Opens in Avondale

Akos

Providing improved access to healthcare services for the growing population in Greater Phoenix, Akos MD today announced the opening of the Akos Medical Campus in partnership with Apricus Health. The cutting-edge, newly constructed healthcare facility is located at 10825 W. McDowell Road on an eight-acre site in the heart of Avondale’s Health-Tech Corridor. The first of two … [More]

Feedback: June 2021

by Shawn Ellis, Elizabeth Hart, Meagan Jackman

Question: Stress and mental health are hot topics in the best of times. Since the pandemic started raising people’s stress levels, the issue has gotten increased attention. How does your company help employees deal with mental health issues? Shawn Ellis VP, Human Resources Lovitt & Touché, A Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company Sector: Insurance and … [More]

The State of Telehealth – Booming!

by Bret Larsen

It’s referred to by many terms in our industry: virtual care, telehealth, telemedicine, virtual health and remote care. No matter what we may call it, one thing is for certain — it’s here to stay!  At eVisit, we call it virtual care, namely to signify that our end-to-end SaaS (Software as a Service) technology platform virtualizes every step in the care process from … [More]

Enabling Remote Analytic System Integration

by Kent Dicks

When looking for silver linings in the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are the positive gains made in the use of telehealth, to minimize the risk of exposure to frontline care workers and patients alike. In this realm, Life365 is continually adding new solutions to help solidify the embrace of virtual care and make the concept of Hospital@Home a reality. The pandemic … [More]

Workplace Stress: Facts and Fictions

by Jen Butler

Heavy workloads, team conflicts, miscommunications, struggles to balance work and home, and job insecurity — it’s no wonder we’ve come to believe that workplace stress is inevitable. That first fiction, that workplace stress is inevitable, leads us to a second: Stress is something we simply have to live with. In fact, if we want to succeed in our jobs, we have to learn how to … [More]

Phoenix Children’s Building New Hospital in Glendale

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In a move that will dramatically expand access to nationally ranked pediatric health care in the West Valley, Phoenix Children’s announced plans to build a new freestanding, three-story hospital in Glendale. Phoenix Children’s Hospital – Arrowhead Campus will offer inpatient care, an emergency department, an outpatient surgery center and a multi-specialty clinic. “Phoenix … [More]

CDC Report Ranks Arizona First for COVID-19 Vaccination in Smaller Rural Counties

Arizona Department of Health Services

Arizona ranks ahead of every other state for its percentage of adults vaccinated against COVID-19 in smaller rural counties, according to a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found that 59% of those 18 and older in Navajo, Apache, Gila, Santa Cruz, Graham, La Paz, and Greenlee counties had … [More]

Creating Positive Change to Help Arizona Youth Become Future Leaders

by Jessica Yanow

During the past year, mental health has worsened due to the pandemic and various associated stressors, especially within our youth population. According to a 2021 State of Mental Health in America report, youth between the ages of 11 and 17 have been more likely than any other age group to experience moderate to severe symptoms of anxiety and depression. The report also … [More]

ClearSky Health Breaks Ground for New Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital in Avondale

ClearSky Health

ClearSky Health, an established rehabilitative healthcare provider, recently broke ground for a new inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Avondale, Ariz. The hospital will be located at 109th Ave. and West McDowell Road. ClearSky Rehabilitation Hospital of Avondale will be a 30-bed facility that is expected to treat about 650 patients annually. Physician-led rehabilitative … [More]

Health Care System Launches Digital Health Program with Virtual Care Platform

Banner Health

Banner Health, one of the country’s largest nonprofit health care systems, today announced the launch of its digital health program with Xealth, the leader in enabling digital health at scale, as the deployment platform. Rolling out this platform system-wide, Banner’s 30 acute-care hospitals and other entities can access digital solutions, beginning with Babyscripts, a leading … [More]

Global Health Services Co. Expands Health Plans for Small Businesses in Arizona

Cigna

Cigna, a global health service company, and Oscar Health, Inc. (NYSE: OSCR), the first health insurance company built on a full stack technology platform, announced that Cigna Administered by Oscar1 small group health insurance will be available to Arizona employers across Apache, Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Santa … [More]

Telehealth Provider Solution Helps Decker Truck Line Reduce Absenteeism, Annual Healthcare Costs

MeMD

With nearly 70% of all freight tonnage moved in the United States carried on trucks, ensuring professional drivers stay healthy is imperative to avoid supply chain disruption. Understanding the health challenges that drivers face in a 24/7 sedentary job, Decker Truck Line turned to national telehealth provider MeMD to offer its workforce cost-effective access to virtual care … [More]

To Mask or Not to Mask? What Small Businesses Need to Know about the CDC’s New Guidance

by Edgar R. Olivo

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Thursday it is safe for fully vaccinated people to stop wearing masks in most indoor settings. But the new guidance came with conditions and confusion, leaving small businesses to sort through the information and decide how to update their own rules. To mask or not to mask? This new announcement sounded like … [More]

Strong Demand for COVID-19 Vaccination on the First Day of Age 12-15 Eligibility

Arizona Department of Health Services

Arizona-run sites in the Phoenix area, Tucson, Yuma, and Flagstaff administered more than 6,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses Thursday and saw their greatest demand in the late afternoon as parents brought their kids ages 12 to 15 to be vaccinated. And that’s just part of the demand across our state as that age group became eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Many pharmacies … [More]

CVS Pharmacy Makes Adolescent Vaccinations Available Nationwide

CVS Health

CVS Health announced that COVID-19 vaccine appointments for adolescents ages 12 to 15 are now available for scheduling at more than 5,600 Pharmacy locations nationwide, following Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for this age group. Starting tomorrow, May 13, participating CVS Pharmacy locations will begin … [More]

State Sites Ready to Vaccinate Ages 12 to 15 Thursday, May 13, Subject to CDC Approval

Arizona Department of Health Services

Arizona-run vaccination sites in the Phoenix area, Tucson, Yuma, and Flagstaff are ready to begin vaccinating children 12 to 15 years old on Thursday, May 13, following guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “The COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and free ‒ and they’re our best shot to end this pandemic and return to the things we’ve … [More]

State Sites Have Administered More Than 1.5 Million Doses of Covid-19 Vaccine

Arizona Department of Health Services

The seven state mass-vaccination sites in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Tucson, Yuma, and Flagstaff reached another milestone today, having now administered more than 1.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine while helping to protect Arizonans rapidly and efficiently. With vaccine increasingly available at pharmacies, pop-up clinics, doctors’ offices, and other neighborhood … [More]

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