Author Archives: Health

How the pandemic has accelerated digital payments in telehealth

The COVID-19 pandemic has redefined how health care is delivered as well as how people pay for it. On the delivery side, patients and doctors offices have embraced telehealth appointments; on the financial side, patients have turned to contactless payment modalities and phone apps to handle their balances.  Zotec Partners, a healthcare payment vendor, reports that the… Read More »

“Blood test finds 50 types of cancer” – we’ve been down this path before

Shoddy, incomplete, fawning news coverage of screening tests is one of the most clearly established problems in health news coverage – something HealthNewsReview.org has revealed countless times over the past 15 years. A public relations news release 22 days ago – from “a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early” – touted study… Read More »

Mississippi and Louisiana have some of the worst vaccine rates and highest Covid hospitalizations in U.S.

Medical workers with Delta Health Center wait to vaccinate people at a pop-up Covid-19 vaccination clinic in this rural Delta community on April 27, 2021 in Hollandale, Mississippi. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Covid cases are doubling across several states and hospitals are starting to fill up again, especially in states with lower vaccination rates… Read More »