Chronic Diseases

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Lawsuit: Anthem mail-order pharmacy program discriminates

Anthem Blue Cross of California faces a lawsuit for allegedly discriminating against certain members with chronic diseases, including HIV/AIDS and cancer, by forcing them to obtain prescriptions using a mail-order pharmacy.

UnitedHealth offers $60K for chronic care technologies

UnitedHealth has launched a new contest that seeks ideas on how technologies can help improve treatment of chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease and obesity.

Funding for preventive public health is under attack

I've said it before, and I've no doubt that I'll say it again: Prevention saves lives. Investing in preventive medicine helps defray rising healthcare costs while simultaneously easing, or avoiding

EMR-driven disease management reduces mortality, costs

EMRs keep on proving their mettle in the area of care coordination. The latest evidence comes from Kaiser Permanente Colorado, which improved outcomes by mining its EMR and electronic disease

EHRs can boost health of low-income, minority populations

Among the many goals of the federal EHR incentive program is to help improve health in low-income and minority communities that traditionally have been underserved but suffer from disproportionately