Tag: Group Health Cooperative
A feature article on efforts in Washington state to address the epidemic of prescription painkiller overdose deaths by LocalHealthGuide editor Michael McCarthy appears this week in the BMJ, the journal of the British Medical Society.
eginning October 8th, Group Health members in the Tacoma area will now have access to new expanded 24/7 urgent-care facility at the Group Health Tacoma Medical Center’s on 209 Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Tacoma.
Group Health Cooperative must cut $250 million over the next 16 months through layoffs, better cost control and some reorganization at the top, reports Seattle Times health reporter Carol Ostrom.
A new Group Health Cooperative study about decision aids, materials given to patients to help educate them about treatment options, shows that they can help hold down costs.
In this week’s issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, Group Health Cooperative CEO Scott Armstrong joined with 22 other authors to lay out a 11-point plan to curb U.S. healthcare costs. Here he writes about the plan.
Seattle-based Group Health Cooperative and the 32-hospital Providence Health & Services announced Wednesday they have formed a joint venture to offer a single delivery network in Spokane to all health plans and employers that want to contract with them.
It’s estimated anywhere from one-fifth to nearly one-third of all tests and treatments are unnecessary. Turning around what is at times thought of as defensive medicine must be tackled and soon, not only to rein in health care costs but to deliver appropriate and high quality care that is evidenced based: More is not always better in healthcare.- Barbara Trehearne, PhD, RN, Group Health Cooperative
It’s estimated that anywhere from one-fifth to nearly one-third of the tests and treatments we get are unnecessary. How do we make sure we get the care we need — and not more than we need?
“Group Health has always stood for universal health coverage—not only because it’s the “right thing”, but also because it’s the most cost-efficient way to provide quality care.” – Dr. Eric Larson, Group Health Cooperative
Seattle’s City Club begins a four-part series on the cost of health care April 17: Why is it so high? and what can be done about it?
Group Health Cooperative, which is a consumer-governed health-care system, is seeking candidates from its membership for four Board of Trustees positions.
This year’s list the magazine’s judges included more health-care leaders working outside the Seattle area, including Pullman, Walla Walla and Yakima.
Group Health Cooperative reports more than $2.5 million in cost savings during the first seven months of this year for its 8,224 patients in complex case management and 1,831 patients in regular case management.
A bill submitted to the Florida state legislature would block doctors from asking about guns in the home. Those that do would face a fine up to $5 million or be sent to prison for up to 5 years. His concern is that the information could fall into the hands of the government or insurance companies, but this from pediatrician’s perspective, it’s just crazy and a waste of time, money, and energy.
For those of us who have looked forward to the day when better health care access is provided to each and every person, it’s a great, new day.