Nationwide Initiative Leads to Big Drops in Antibiotic Prescribing
A nationwide initiative nearly halved inappropriate antibiotic prescribing at the 389 ambulatory care settings participating in the program. Created by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the initiative educated prescribers and patients alike about appropriate antibiotic prescribing and encouraged greater use of best prescribing practices.
Prepare Now for the Digital Health Revolution
If recent trends are any indication, digital health is now a mainstream market. Funding for digital health startups already surpassed 2020 levels, with $14.7 billion invested across 372 U.S digital health deals, according to a report from Rock Health released this summer. Mental health, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes were the top-funded clinical indication, according to this report.