Flu shots are available at your local PeakMed LifeCenter and you might consider getting one. Last year’s 2017-2018 flu season broke records in Colorado with over 4-thousand people hospitalized. (CDPHE) Coloradan’s ages 6-months and older are encouraged to get a flu shot, especially the elderly and those with weak immune systems. The vaccine takes about two weeks to take effect so October and November is a great time to get it. Three facts about flu vaccines You need
Four health-tech startups shared a $150,000 prize after competing in the fourth annual Prime Health Challenge, Oct. 19. The event’s goal is to help advance health care technologies that improve the experience for doctors and patients. The event, organized by Prime Health, was the culmination of a three-month process in which experts from across the industry evaluated the teams’ proposals and narrowed down the list from more than two dozen to six
Technology in medicine is crucial to make health care more efficient and cost-effective. When electronic medical records became a reality, the transition within an industry that relied on paper may have been a bit painful, but now it makes the best use of employees’ time. It is easier to share records between departments, get lab results quickly and send off prescriptions directly to a patient’s pharmacy. When your goal is to
This year has seen quite the “health care” debate. Members of Congress believe they have the solution to make health care affordable and keep health insurance markets from collapsing. But the so-called health care debate in Washington has nothing to do with actual health care, it has to do with health insurance. To solve the problems with actual health care, it’s time to work with the providers and the “boots
After months of work by sponsoring members of Colorado's House, Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, and several Direct Primary Care physicians here in Colorado, led in part by Dr. Mark Tomasulo, founder of PeakMed, HB 17-1115 was finally signed into law yesterday by Governor John Hickenlooper. The new law concerns the establishment of direct primary health care agreements to operate without regulation by the Colorado Division of Insurance. The bill establishes parameters
Denver, Colorado – House Bill 17-1115 passed the Colorado Senate Committee unanimously today. Dr. Mark Tomasulo testified before the Colorado Senate Committee today on behalf of the bill, clarifying Direct Primary Health Care Services, concerning the establishment of direct primary health care agreements to operate without regulation by the division of insurance. Description of the Bill: The bill establishes parameters under which a direct primary care agreement (agreement) may be implemented.