Author: Ryan Voyles
Over 2,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have gone to Chicago’s homeless residents and shelter staff, as officials laid out plans Tuesday to further target that population for inoculation.
Chicago’s top health official said Tuesday they are looking into reports that some residents have been charged hundreds of dollars for COVID-19 vaccines.
Rep. Deb Conroy, D-Villa Park, filed legislation this week to bolster access to telehealth, an issue lawmakers from both parties have said will be a major healthcare focus headed into the spring session.
Illinois launched two more mass vaccination sites on Monday, bringing the total number of state-supported sites to 14.
Illinois’ two Democratic senators joined nearly two dozen U.S. senators in calling for increased Medicaid funding for home and community-based services to remain in Congress' next COVID-19 relief bill.
Increasing access to behavioral health, supporting telehealth and further regulating pharmacy benefit managers are among the health issues lawmakers hope to tackle this session, panelists said during a virtual Health News Illinois event Monday.
Illinois has surpassed 2 million total COVID-19 vaccines administered.Read More
On the record with Stefan Green, director of the Genomics and Microbiome Core Facility at Rush University Medical Center
Funded by a $3.5 million grant from the Chicago Department of Public Health, Rush University Medical Center is launching a genome sequencing lab to help public officials understand the prevalence of new strains of COVID-19.Read More
Telehealth could be the “great equalizer” to providing health services in traditionally underserved communities, U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Matteson, said Thursday.
Representatives from Illinois hospitality industries told state senators Thursday they want a clearer plan on when COVID-19 restrictions will start to ease on their businesses.
Nine Illinois community health centers are now eligible to directly receive vaccines through a new federal program, the state’s two U.S. senators announced Thursday.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois collaboration receives innovations award for rollout of payer platform
Feb 18, 2021 | Press Releases
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinoisexternal link (BCBSIL), along with healthcare software giant Epic and NorthShore University HealthSystemexternal link (NorthShore), is receiving the Innovations Award at the 45th annual Chicago Health Executives Forumexternal link (CHEF) annual meeting held virtually on February 18th.Read More