Healthcare and Insurance

Coping with Covid: State, regional coronavirus cases update

A Friday update from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports the state now has 56,592 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 632 deaths since the beginning of the outbreak. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported on… more

Construction of second facility for families of local hospitalized veterans underway

A new facility now under construction will benefit veterans receiving care at the Kansas City VA Medical Center and their families, by allowing veterans’ loved ones to live nearby. The new facility is called the Fisher House and is anticipated… more

University of Missouri Health Care data breach exposes patient information

A report this past Friday revealed another victim of cyber-attacks, this time the University of Missouri Health Care experiencing a data breach which has leaked patient information for thousands of patients. The original attack was said to have occurred between… more

Clinical trial testing begins at KU Medical Center for those with mild COVID-19 symptoms

A new study has begun at the University of Kansas Medical Center as it started clinical trials for a new COVID-19 treatment Tuesday. The new treatment aims to help infected individuals with mild COVID-19 symptoms that have not been hospitalized… more

Construction of new Children’s Mercy headquarters to finish this month

A new nine-story, 375,000-square foot headquarters for Children’s Mercy Research Institute is slated to finish construction this month. The new building’s design is said to be more energy efficient and support a more collaborative approach to research between physicians, scientists, academic… more

Coping with Covid: COVID-19 cluster information from KDHE remains undisclosed

A Wednesday statement from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has confirmed they are putting a pause on the release of COVID-19 cluster information. Last week, the department began releasing detailed cluster information for the state which included… more

The 2020 Ingram’s 250

Time for some Ingram’s 250 math: What’s i250 x 5? If you came up with 1,250, hats off to your grade-school math teachers—their lessons clearly took hold. But with this being the fifth year of our recognition of the 250… more

Saint Luke’s Health System, others affected by breach

The Blackbaud security breach has touched yet more healthcare systems in the U.S., this week nine more health organizations added to the list of those reporting they have been affected. On the existing list of breach victims includes Kansas City-based… more

Cerner, Finland officials collaborate on health services digital system

A new digital platform is in the works due to a recently announced partnership between Kansas City-based health-tech supplier Cerner and Finland officials. The partnership between the two was created to help build a new digital platform that will combine… more

Coping with COVID: Kansas Gov. Kelly urges residents to get flu shot this season

With flu season approaching amidst ongoing COVID-19 cases, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has asked that Kansans get a flu shot this season. By receiving a shot, Kelly said it could help assist hospitals reportedly overburdened with treatment of COVID-19 patients… more