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Author: Ryan Voyles

Pritzker says that telehealth will be focus of first release of broadband funds

Telehealth will be among the initial focuses of the state's $420 million broadband infrastructure expansion plan, Gov. JB Pritzker said Wednesday. He announced the release of the first $50 million at a press conference in Springfield.

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Lawmakers unveil union-backed revamp of hospital assessment program

Lawmakers unveiled a union-backed revamp of the state hospital assessment program on Wednesday that they said would ensure safety net and other community hospitals receive their fair share of state Medicaid dollars.

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ACCESS Recognized with Highest Award for Case Management Accreditation Boosting Integrated Care Model to Support the Needs of Chicago’s Most At-Risk Residents

With health disparities continuing to negatively affect Chicago area mortality rates, safety net hospitals facing closures and Illinois’ Medicaid program still going through many changes with insurers both exiting and entering the market, area primary care providers are more challenged than ever to make sure patients don’t get lost in the system and lose out on the critical care and support services they need.

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Report: Communication issues led to greater health risk in last year’s Lake County chemical spill

Communication challenges between first responders and healthcare providers during last April’s chemical spill in Lake County led to greater exposure to the toxic gas, according to a report last week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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