Healthcare News & Insights

Keeping HIV transmission rates low for new moms & babies

Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, designed to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS. And since the day was first created in 1988, hospitals have come a long way with preventing the transmission of HIV between new mothers and their babies. 

Shared decision making: Improves care while lowering costs

A recent report in the New England Journal of Medicine, touts that shared decision making provides numerous benefits for patients, clinicians and the healthcare system, including increased patient knowledge, less anxiety over the care process, improved health outcomes, reductions in unwarranted variation in care and costs, and greater alignment of care with patients’ values.

CDC: Only one-fourth of HIV patients get optimal treatment

According to a new CDC report, only about one-fourth of Americans infected with HIV are getting the recommended course of treatment to give them the best shot at maximizing their life expectancy.