Nimra came to the United States from Saudi Arabia in 2008 with her cousin in search of more economic opportunity. For the next three years, they lived in an area right outside of Chicago, where she worked as a housekeeper. In 2010, her cousin received a sudden cancer diagnosis and passed away shortly after. For… Read More >

Filed Under: Chicago, Patients

As physicians around the country look for creative ways to keep their patients active and healthy, one new recommendation is beginning to make its way onto their prescription pads: a trip to the local park. In a recent segment on NPR, DC pediatrician Dr. Robert Zarr explains how he began writing prescriptions for outdoor activity… Read More >

Filed Under: Washington, DC

Health Insurers Are Trying New Payment Models, Study Shows The New York Times, July 9th, 2014 Health insurers are experimenting with new formulas for reimbursing doctors and hospitals, slowly moving away from the traditional approach of basing payments on the numbers of tests and procedures performed. Early experiments seem promising, but experts warn that it… Read More >

Filed Under: Industry News

Last month, CEO Rebecca Onie delivered the commencement address at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine.  The audience of over 3,000 people included graduating medical students, parents and family of graduates, and UCLA faculty and leadership. At this moment in time – a time when, as Rebecca mentions, – healthcare will finally “decide what it’s… Read More >

Filed Under: Event, News