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Many cancer patients pay dearly for hospital parking

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Rebecca J. Ritzel, Kaiser Health News From: pbs.org For cancer patients, the road from diagnosis to survivorship feels like a never-ending parade of medical appointments: surgeries, bloodwork, chemotherapy, radiation treatments, scans. The routine is time-consuming and costly. So, when hospitals charge patients double-digit parking fees, patients often leave the garage demoralized. Iram Leon vividly remembers the first time he …

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Amazon Care and privacy: A host of unknowns

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Matt Fisher From: medcitynews.com If HIPAA does not apply to Amazon Care, then absent another privacy regulation applying, avoiding exploitation of the data relies on the good faith of the entity operating the service. The recent announcement by Amazon concerning a national launch of its telehealth offering, Amazon Care, is generating a significant amount of buzz and speculation within …

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Rare Patient Voice Ad Test

In Uncategorized by Barbara Jacoby

Each year as this month rolls around, I have a conversation with my sister-in-law on the anniversary of my brother’s passing from a heart attack while on the operating table during his 12th surgery related to his metastatic liver cancer. I can’t help but acknowledge her on this day for all of the help and love and support that she …