Jordan Roberts

Health Policy Analyst

Posts by Jordan Roberts (page 3)

  • Telemedicine can help with chronic disease management

    Yesterday on the blog, I wrote about a doctor in North Carolina who treated an astronaut at the International Space Station via telemedicine. This example shows just the potential of telemedicine in the U.S. health care system. Another area that telemedicine has the…
    Jordan Roberts, January 9, 2020
  • NC doc treats patient at International Space Station via telemedicine

    Recently a doctor treated someone via telemedicine in space from earth. Yes, you read that right. As an article from Forbes describes, a doctor from North Carolina treated an astronaut on the international space station for a blood clot:  No, it wasn’t a trip to…
    Jordan Roberts, January 8, 2020
  • N&O misses the mark on Medicaid expansion claims

    A recent editorial by the News and Observer editorial board detailed 5 “goals” which they believe the NCGA should pursue in 2020. Putting aside the fact that most of this list could be mistaken for a Democratic candidate platform, there was one line that struck me. Goal No. 1, unsurprisingly,…
    Jordan Roberts, January 7, 2020
  • A Win for Patient Data Privacy

    I recently posted on the blog about a letter I signed on to encouraging Congress to continue a prohibition on any federal funds going towards the creation of a unique patient identifier. Here’s an excerpt from the blog post on what is the UPI: A UPI would assign…
    Jordan Roberts, December 18, 2019
  • Benefits of dental therapy

    A recently published article in Inside Dentistry by Frank Catalanotto describes the benefits of dental therapy:  Dental therapists help dentists provide quality oral healthcare to more patients. A literature review of 1,100 studies and evaluations assessed dental…
    Jordan Roberts, December 18, 2019
  • Atrium, Novant fight over CON

    It’s hard not to laugh while reading the following excerpt from an article on CON laws from the Charlotte Observer:  Atrium Health and Novant Health agreed on one thing at a public hearing on Monday — Mecklenburg County needs more acute…
    Jordan Roberts, December 17, 2019
  • 2018 National health expenditures

    Health Affairs released a new report detailing overall health spending for 2018. Here are the numbers: National health expenditures = National health expenditures rose 4.6% to 3.6 trillion in 2018. Health expenditures accounted for 17.7% of GDP, slightly down from 17.9% in 2017. …
    Jordan Roberts, December 6, 2019
  • Too much screen time associated with poorer mental health

    One of the most troubling trends in the health care space in our country is the prevalence of mental health issues among our youngest generations. Disproportionately, Millenials and Generation Z are affected by rising mental health issues and a higher incidence of self-inflicted harm. In previous writings (see…
    Jordan Roberts, December 4, 2019