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Overcoming loneliness together

Overcoming loneliness together

By Sara Stevenson With a focus on improving health outcomes in the communities it serves, Humana is in lockstep with medical, policy and grass roots professionals addressing social determinants of health. At the forefront of Humana’s work is research and understanding of loneliness. Loneliness is the quality of relationships within a person’s network and their

HealthConomy: A look inside Humana with William Fleming

As part of an ongoing series, Medical News and the Health Enterprises Network are partnering to tell the healthcare story for the Greater Louisville region. Each month, we will feature an interview with a local healthcare executive as we explore the business of healthcare in our region. This month, we spoke with William Fleming with

Medical News partners with Health Enterprises Network to tell the healthcare story

By Ben Keeton With over 450 companies working in the business of healthcare, Kentucky is often touted as a healthcare hub, especially as it relates to healthcare services and aging care.  From large corporations like Humana and Kindred to start-up companies like RCM Brain and EdjAnalytics, the region is flush with interesting stories and potential

US Senate takes on major health legislation

By Ben Keeton In late June, Senator Alexander introduced a broad bill focused on lowering healthcare costs across the US. This legislation passed the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee and if passed, will have implications across the healthcare sector in Kentucky. The wide-ranging bill aims to tackle many issues including: surprise medical bills,

A reinvestment in infrastructure

One sign of a healthy economy is the number of cranes visible on the skyline. During the great recession, many healthcare organizations placed their new building and renovation projects on moth balls, as they figured out how to make do with their existing facilities to meet the healthcare challenges they faced.   As the economy has

Making recovery possible for more people

By Scott Hesseltine Every year, a new report highlights the toll of drug overdoses in our communities. According to the Centers for Disease Control’s August report, 72,000 Americans died of drug overdoses last year with most stemming from opioid use. Synthetic opioids like fentanyl can be 50 times more powerful than heroin thus causing a

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