Examining the Law on Health Information and COVID-19 for Businesses

by Meghan O’Connor and Simone Colgan Dunlap

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced unprecedented reliance on technology and remote connectivity and created a significant increase in COVID-19 patient information from the public, media, drug manufacturers, first responders and other providers, family members, and patients themselves. This rapid and significant shift in technology usage and increasing interest in and need for … [More]

Spine Health: The Pandemic Underscores Its Importance

by Steven R. Knauf, D.C.

With two-thirds of the workforce now working from home, there is growing concern to adopt new practices that promote self-care along with productivity. Many may be sitting in new positions — working on a laptop at the dining table, or participating in a video meeting on the sofa (or bed) — for prolonged periods of time, which, according to the National Spine Health Foundation, … [More]

Arizona Among Least Prepared for Hospital Capacity Nationally

by Adam Johnson

One of the primary concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic is the capacity of healthcare systems to handle the growing number of cases. The CDC and other health organizations refer to this as flattening the curve. "The curve" is the total number of cases in a time period since the first case. If there are too many total cases in a short period of time, it can overwhelm healthcare … [More]

How Businesses Can Prepare for Coronavirus in the Workplace

by Charles S. Touché

Fear and concerns surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus already have had devastating impacts on financial markets, economic activity and local communities. Now, as the virus continues to spread across the U.S., more businesses are wondering what they can do to keep their workplaces and employees safe and healthy during this time of extended uncertainty. Beyond the baseline — … [More]

Expanding Delivery of Behavioral Health Services

by Mike Hunter

HonorHealth and Universal Health Services, Inc. recently broke ground to begin construction of a new 120-bed behavioral health facility to be named Via Linda Behavioral Hospital. The new hospital will address the growing need for accessible, high-quality advanced behavioral health services in Phoenix, Scottsdale and the surrounding communities, providing a full continuum of … [More]

Phoenix Children’s Expands Specialty Clinics in East Valley

by Mike Hunter

With the opening the Phoenix Children’s Specialty Clinic, the health system achieves a long-term goal: to give local families access to a full gamut of services, right in their own backyard. All told, Phoenix Children’s now offers care in 30 specialties at the Phoenix Children’s Specialty Clinic and PCH’s 13 other East Valley sites. Giving families access to healthcare … [More]

Coronavirus in the Crosshairs

Meirav Naor-Weinstock

As a healthcare technology company, IMNA Solutions is hyperaware of the severity of coronavirus, and we’re working to put a stop to it. We’re currently teaming up with researchers and pharmaceutical companies to help bring a COVID-19 vaccine to market by providing free access to our clinical trial data collection, patient engagement and management software. Right now, our … [More]

FastMed Seizes Opportunity in VA Extension

by Lane Tassin, M.D.

FastMed Urgent Care, one of the nation’s largest urgent care providers and the largest that is Joint Commission-accredited, is honored to be included as part of the network of community providers that now serve veterans, a result of the 2019 urgent care expansion by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The extension of benefits, made possible by the MISSION Act passed by … [More]

RealAge for Better Health

by Mike Hunter

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ), the state's largest locally based healthcare insurer, and Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, have formed a strategic partnership to empower every Arizonan, regardless of insurance coverage, to improve their holistic health and well-being. Additionally, this deal provides … [More]

One-Stop Solution for Sleep Health

by Mike Hunter

Full-service population sleep health company FusionHealth and sleep diagnostics leader Nox Medical have joined forces to form Nox Health, becoming one of the world’s largest providers of sleep health solutions. “Sleep issues affect half the world’s population,” according to Dr. Jeffrey Durmer, co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of FusionHealth, “yet many of today’s programs … [More]