Tag Archives: Improve

Aetna, Ascension join industry blockchain pilot to improve network directory data

Dive Brief: Health insurance giant Aetna, newly merged with CVS Health, and Ascension have teamed up with five other healthcare companies to test the use of blockchain technology to fix provider network lists.  The so-called Synaptic Health Alliance will help to pilot a blockchain-enabled initiative to improve data quality and trim time and costs associated with… Read More »

A need for structural change to improve the safety and well-being of LGBTQ people

In a previous post on LGBTQ care, Dr. Carlene MacMillan called attention to the importance of respecting patients’ pronouns. As she points out, discrepancies between patients’ chosen names/pronouns and gender markers on official documents can pose real challenges to providing patient-centered care. Even if health care providers know their patients’ self-determined identities, electronic health records… Read More »