Author Archives: Erika Erdmann

Championing Women at BioReference: Women’s Equality Day

Celebrated annually on August 26th, Women’s Equality Day, commemorates the passage of the women’s suffrage in the United States – a historical marker for the challenges faced to drive the women’s movement forward. THE HISTORY The women’s movement spring boarded in the early 19th century, a time where American women couldn’t inherit property or earn […]

Women’s Health Highlight | SMA Awareness Month

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) affects 1 per 8,000 to 10,000 people around the world, according to the National Library of Medicine.1 For SMA Awareness Month, we’re bringing attention to this genetic disorder by highlighting information about how the disease is inherited and the options for SMA testing during pregnancy or preconception. What Is SMA? Spinal […]

Heading Back to College? Study-Up on STI Prevention & Testing

If you’re packing up to head back to campus or are sending off a scholar – the start of a new semester is the perfect time to encourage sexual health education. Staying informed about the heightened risk for sexually transmitted infections that college students may face is an important factor in supporting sexual and overall […]

OPKO Health Announces Leadership Changes for BioReference Laboratories

OPKO Press Release MIAMI, Aug. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK), a multinational biopharmaceutical and diagnostics company, today announced that Jon R. Cohen, M.D., is retiring from his role as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BioReference Laboratories and Senior Vice President and a Director of OPKO. He will remain as […]

Leading Healthcare Organizations Choose Qualtrics to Improve Patient Experience and Brand Loyalty

Qualtrics Press Release PROVO, Utah & SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Qualtrics (Nasdaq: XM), the leader and creator of the experience management category, today announced that dozens of leading healthcare organizations, including Banner Health, CHRISTUS Health and University of Missouri Health Care, selected Qualtrics solutions in the second quarter of 2022 to create phenomenal experiences for patients, members, caregivers […]

How Insufficient Sleep Can Affect Your Health

A good night’s rest may be elusive at times, but the benefits of adequate sleep can go far beyond feeling rested. Insufficient sleep has been linked to both the development and management of a number of chronic diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.)1 We’re breaking down the importance of habits […]

Check In on Your Skin for UV Safety Month

July is UV Safety Month – an excellent reminder to protect your skin from ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause skin cancer.1 Sun safety is important year-round, but it’s especially essential in the summer when UV rays reach peak strength across the continental U.S.2 For UV Safety Month, we’re highlighting some information about skin cancer […]

Teladoc adds medication delivery, in-home phlebotomy to primary care service Primary360

Fierce Healthcare Teladoc is further building out its primary care offering, Primary360, with new services that enhance care coordination and grow in-home options. Primary360 will now provide care coordination support and health plan in-network referrals alongside free same-day medication delivery from Capsule and in-home, on-demand phlebotomy services backed by Scarlet Health, according to an announcement Wednesday from […]

Teladoc Health Expands Whole-Person Primary Care Offering

HIT Consultant Media What You Should Know: – Today, Teladoc Health announced the expanded capabilities available to Primary360 users to remove barriers to access and offer comprehensive primary care that meets people where they are. – Primary360 members will now receive health plan in-network referrals and care coordination support; free, same-day medication delivery from Capsule, the leading national digital […]

Teladoc expands virtual primary care offerings

Becker’s Hospital Review Teladoc has expanded the offerings for Primary360, its virtual primary care platform, to give members improved access to care.  According to a July 6 press release, the newly expanded services include: Care coordination support and health plan in-network referrals through integrated clinical navigation. Same-day medication delivery from digital pharmacy Capsule. In-home, on-demand phlebotomy services […]