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9 03, 2016

Zika Virus Outbreak – U.S. Expects More Than 4 Million Cases

By |March 9th, 2016|Healthcare|Comments Off on Zika Virus Outbreak – U.S. Expects More Than 4 Million Cases

Spread to people through mosquito bites, blood transfusion and sexual contact, Zika virus outbreak has reached epidemic levels in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports as of March 2, 2016, 153 cases of travel-associated Zika cases were reported in US States. An [...]

15 02, 2016

Zika – The Latest Global Public Health Challenge

By |February 15th, 2016|Healthcare|Comments Off on Zika – The Latest Global Public Health Challenge

The Zika virus is the new health threat that the world is facing. This mosquito borne virus is spreading rapidly in South and Central America and the Caribbean. According to World Health Organization (WHO) scientists, there will be 3 to 4 million new infections in the Americas and the virus could spread in the southern [...]

24 11, 2014

Transparency in Healthcare Pricing Can Reduce HealthCare Costs

By |November 24th, 2014|Healthcare, Laboratory Tests|Comments Off on Transparency in Healthcare Pricing Can Reduce HealthCare Costs

The call for healthcare pricing transparency is growing stronger as the nation struggles to control rising healthcare costs. A new study published in JAMA reports that patient awareness about pricing related to services before they were used resulted in lower claims payments for 3 common medical services - diagnostic laboratory tests, advanced imaging services, and [...]