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Emergency medicine can be exhausting. Here’s what this doctor does to unwind.

October 20, 2017

So I’ve finished up at one job and moved on to another. I was a director for a year, and it was a learning experience. Right now I’m nearing the final approach... read more


 

The digitalized hospital of the future will include clinical command centers and interoperable EHRs

October 18, 2017

In 10 years, hospitals will be outfitted with a centralized clinical command center that collects real-time data, wearable sensors and yes, even interoperable medical records.... read more 


Advances in brain pacemaker reduces tremors, helps Parkinson's sufferers live a more normal life

October 17, 2017

The skull is opened, and electrical leads are implanted directly into the tissue of the brain. These wires are connected to a small device that sends a small dose of electricity into the brain.... read more


Health-care dilemma: 10,000 boomers retiring each day

October 16, 2018

What do you get when an abundant demographic cohort hits the 65-year mark? A wave of baby boomers retiring in excess, to the tune of 10,000 men and women a day.... read more


Robots in White Coats and Stethoscopes

October 11, 2017

If the next physician you see has a robotic bedside manner, it could be for good reason: That doctor might actually be a robot. Surgical robots that... read more


The rush to provide 'psychological first aid' in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting

October 10, 2017

The morning after 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on 22,000 concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay Resorts promptly opened... read more


What PAs Want in the Workplace: A Supportive Work Environment

October 9, 2017

PAs (physician assistants) are a solution to the nation’s physician shortage and can help meet patient and employer needs.  Studies show that PAs provide high quality care and patient satisfaction ratings of PAs are on a par with physicians.... read more


Having a medical license doesn’t mean you’ve mastered the art of medicine

October 4, 2017

I learned about the Dunning-Kruger effect at a medical conference recently. It certainly seems to apply in medicine. So often, a novice thinks... read more


Two-sided risk is coming — here's how healthcare providers can prepare

October 3, 2017

As healthcare providers continue to build alternative payment models and transition to value-based care, government and commercial payers are more often requiring providers to assume greater levels of risk.... read more


How the nurse makes it possible

October 2, 2017

The day drags on; you hang in there until the job is finally complete. You are exhausted, tired, and sure something is clearly wrong. Arriving in the emergency... read more


Community health centers still believe medical home model delivers value

September 28, 2017

Usually, when Medicare sneezes, other payers and providers catch a cold. However, despite a recent finding... read more


If you cut payments to surgeons, don’t be surprised if they do more procedures

September 26, 2017

Knee replacements are booming. Between 2005 and 2015, the number of knee replacement procedures in the U.S. doubled... read more


Ranking the world’s health systems: These results may surprise you

September 25, 2017

I was recently by the New York Times’ the Upshot to rank eight health care systemsthey had chosen: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.... read more


Is a Minimally Invasive Procedure the Right Option for You?

September 20, 2017

His only chance for a cure was the Whipple procedure, a highly complex surgery that removes part of the pancreas, the gallbladder... read more


What does trust mean to a patient?

September 19, 2017

I have been working on this essay for some time now. It has been difficult for me to convey in words this complex issue... read more


How to find joy in practicing medicine

September 18, 2017

Her face was quivering with restrained tears as she turned to me, “I don’t think I helped anyone today.” This was not the first time ... read more 


I vow not to call my patients “difficult.” Here’s why.

September 15, 2017

I am not a doctor.  (Yet.)  I am a novice third-year medical student, somewhat able to perform and document a physical exam on a sleeping child ... read more


 

Top 24 Things A Medical Student Must Know

September 13, 2017

You don’t need to know the Krebs Cycle to lead a fulfilling life, or to treat 99.9% of your patients. If you use more than one color of highlighter, you are a tool. Don’t complain about the first two years of stupefying memorization. ... read more


Being a CEO isn’t that different from being a clinician

September 12, 2017

As a pediatrician, I have always known the value of my presence. At least, that is how I remember feeling during long nights in the hospital taking care of sick children, in the clinic or in any situation that required pediatric expertise. ... read more


Healthcare Insiders Expose the Pros and Cons of Working in a Hospital

September 8, 2017

You’ve busted your back throughout school and you’ve got your eye on the prize — your career. But you’re not just a hard worker; you’re the type of person ... read more


Medical device companies will soon face hard audits

September 6, 2017

Approximately 18 months ago, I was asked to serve as the surgical director for operating room (OR) services at our children’s hospital. The opportunity has been an eye-opening experience in understanding ... read more


Physician, heal thyself. With help.

September 5, 2017

Doctors see firsthand the toll that today’s increasingly stressful society takes on patients: Engineers, office managers, teachers, you name it.... read more


When medical training stresses you: Write it out

September 4, 2017

I don’t think I would be the first resident to claim that residency is hard. Anyone who has gone through, or is currently participating in residency, will attest to the challenge of medical training. Efforts have been made on national... read more


Doctors Warm to Single-Payer Health Care

September 1, 2017

Single-payer health care is still a controversial idea in the U.S., but a majority of physicians are moving to support it, a new survey finds.... read more


Op-Ed: Medical Innovation Is a Matter of Life and Death

August 31, 2017

Robots are no longer a figurative idea of the future. Much like computers, robotic assist surgery – or "computer-assisted surgery" – is here to stay. Over just the past decade, we have seen ... read more


How should physicians be rated? Here are 8 factors that should be included.

August 30, 2017

Ratings have become a national obsession.  U.S. News & World Report rates colleges, medical schools, hospitals, subspecialties, etc.  Some private ... read more


A reminder of how important bedside manner is

August 29, 2017

Being a physician is hard. Really hard. Four years of medical school, multiple years of residency and perhaps fellowship training add up to years of working... read more


5 ways virtual doctors can help during a natural disaster

August 28, 2017

In Houston, all of my colleague’s offices are closed, and there is limited access to the Texas Medical Center due to Hurricane Harvey. As a virtual medical doctor, there was only one thought on my mind this ... read more


Do doctors need an emergency fund?

August 25, 2017

There is a lot of talk on the web about having an emergency fund. Typically this is three to six months of expenses. Some would argue to keep three to six times bare bones expenses, and others would argue to keep three ... read more


Traditional private practice needs to change

August 24, 2017

Owning a business is not some pie in the sky deal where you take a phone call when you make the turn at the country club every day. The public ... read more


Compare your own practice patterns to the national average. Here’s how.

August 22, 2017

In an era of increasing transparency in medicine, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been publishing data ... read more


This frontier of medicine and surgery has been largely ignored for many years

August 21, 2017

Medical and surgical research is breaking boundaries at an astounding pace. From genetic modification and stem cell therapy to robotic and 3-D printing technology, scientific advancement is finding novel, unique ... read more


7 ways to combat compassion fatigue

August 19, 2017

This is the patient’s eight admission over the course of two weeks. The patient is a heroin abuser and has bacteremia and endocarditis. Their heart valve is failing and they are in and out of congestive heart failure. Every day, dozens ... read more


Can health care executives help with physician burnout?

August 18, 2017

The National Academy of Medicine has launched an Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience, but there is one missing stakeholder. On July 14th, NAM hosted its first public meeting on establishing clinician well-being ... read more


What do primary care doctors need? More time.

August 17, 2017

While in training, we were told that we were not efficient if we couldn’t see 20 or more patients and complete our notes for billing. We were told that primary care offices were asking our residency program for our efficacy data before consideration of hire.... read more


We must make the word “diagnostician” the most prestigious term in medicine

August 16, 2017

The current focus on diagnostic error raises an interesting question:  Is this a larger problem in 2017 than in the 1970s and 1980s? ... read more


Telehealth Outlook Under the Trump Administration

August 10, 2017

The Trump Administration is likely to drive telehealth advancement in a positive direction. For example, President Trump’s plan to reform the Veteran’s Affairs Department includes improved patient care through the use of telehealth technology. ... read more


10 best and worst states for healthcare

August 9, 2017

Hawaii is the best state for healthcare, according to analysis by WalletHub.

To identify the best and worst states for healthcare, WalletHub analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia on 35 key metrics of healthcare cost, accessibility and outcomes.... read more


Top 3 pharmacy challenges in 2017: Two-pronged solution

August 8, 2017

2016 was a year of major change for healthcare organizations. Just when managed care executives thought they were making progress, the fate of healthcare was put in the hands of a new administration with vastly different ideas about the industry’s future.... read more


Revenue cycle, medical record platforms start driving patient experience for smaller practices

August 4, 2017

While larger healthcare providers often have the scale to make large investments in technology, the rise of consumerism and the accessibility of affordable technology is giving small outfits the opportunity to stay on top of the trends.... read more


High costs give palliative care increased industry interest

August 3, 2017

Efforts to improve palliative care are growing as both providers and payers struggle to control costs and provide quality end-of-life care. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation report found roughly ... read more


Advanced-Practice Providers Are Key To America's Healthcare Future

July 31, 2017

Somewhere in the hospital, an alarm goes off. A panicked crowd begins to form inside a patient’s room, where a monitor reveals a flat line and a woman lies equally still on a bed. ... read more


Senate Opens Debate on Health Care, Votes Down Repeal and Replace

July 27, 2017

With Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote, Republicans moved forward on health care reform Tuesday as the Senate successfully opened debate on the issue. But just six hours later ... read more


Doctor and Patient Relationships: Empathy & Litigation

July 24, 2017

Research has shown that emergency physicians (EPs) with better interpersonal skills and who spend more time with patients appear to have fewer malpractice claims filed against them. ... read more


Giving Telemedicine More Room to Breathe: Recent and Pending State and Federal Actions in the World of Online Prescribing

 July 20, 2017
 
On October 18, 2008, the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008 (the “Haight Act”) came into law as the federal government’s first attempt to address the public health risks associated with online pharmacies... read more

Make the most of predictive analytics: Top tips for health systems, health plans

July 18, 2017

Predictive analytics involves extracting information from data and using it to forecast the future based on existing patterns and associations. It has been used to optimize existing processes, better understand customer behavior... read more


 

Hospitals see revenue opportunities in oxygen therapy for diabetics

July 17, 2017

Revenues rather than proven benefit may be driving an increase in the use hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat diabetic ulcers, Kaiser Health News reported... read more.


 

Obamacare’s Taxes On High-Earners Staying In New Senate Health Care Bill

July 13, 2017

Top Senate Republicans have indicated that it’s likely that the Affordable Care Act taxes on high-earners that the initial GOP repeal bill eliminated would be be put back in the latest draft expected this week.... read more


Senate Republicans delay August recess to work on health care

July 12, 2017

WASHINGTON — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday the Senate will delay the start of its summer recess to finish action on repealing Obamacare and other priority items. “In order to provide more time to complete... read more


What this physician practice did to fight burnout

July 10, 2017

As a physician who left clinical medicine because of burnout and as a writer, I’m drawn to stories of physicians whose professional and personal lives have improved after reasoned interventions. So my ears jumped... read more


States Move To Tighten Medicaid Enrollment, Even Without A New Health Law

July 6, 2017

No corner of the health care system would be harder hit than Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for the poor, if Republican leaders in Congress round up the votes to repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act.... read more


10 ways for doctors to think outside of the box

July 5, 2017

Thinking outside the box is a somewhat cliché way to illustrate thinking beyond the norm and imagining what “could be” with an innovative mindset. This imagery of being stuck in a box rings true for many physicians, given how many of us are quite... read more


The 3 phases of a physician’s career transition

July 4, 2017

The practical aspects of making a medical career transition can be divided into three phases or stages: waking up, taking stock, and taking the leap of faith. Note that this process is the same whether the physician is anticipating... read more


What We Can All Do About Rising Healthcare Costs

June 30, 2017

In a striking shift of healthcare costs, patient payments now account for 35% of provider revenue, the third largest source of provider income behind only Medicare and Medicaid. By comparison, in 2000 patients paid just 5% of healthcare ... read more


Nurse Practitioner Demand Eclipses Doctors As States Lift Hurdles

June 29, 2017

Nurse practitioners are more in demand than most physicians as states allow direct access to patients for these increasingly popular health professionals. Only family physicians, psychiatrists and internists are more in demand than nurse practitioners, according to the latest snapshot into the U.S. healthcare workforce from MerrittHawkins... read more


What Consumers Most Want from Health Insurers’ Technology

June 6, 2017

In the $3 trillion United States healthcare industry, choice has swung decisively toward consumers in recent years. Empowered by technology, encouraged by employers, and incentivized by new regulations and products, more and more people are playing an active role in managing their own wellness, medication choices, and treatment options... read more


Medication Management Council’s Top 10 Compliance Best Practices for 2017

June 5, 2017

The Medication Management Council is a thought leadership initiative of Omnicell. Formed in June 2014, the Council’s mission is to identify medication management best practices and generate top 10 lists of best practices in the areas of safety, efficiency and compliance... read more


Nursing in 2017: Expanding Roles and Responsibilities

June 3, 2017

Nursing is becoming an increasingly regarded field in the healthcare system as hospitals are fast realizing the valuable roles nurses fill. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, nurses are the largest component of a hospital’s staff and are the primary providers of patient care... read more


Why Healthcare Email Marketing is Powerful and Popular

June 2, 2017

The new business opportunity for healthcare email marketing is real, and better than ever. Here’s why: More than a few people I know have at least one smartphone in hand or close by…constantly. They never travel far without it...read more


How Long Can High Drug Prices Last?

June 1, 2017

How long can high drug prices last? Of all sectors in health care, the most profitable is pharmaceuticals. They now account for nearly as much cost as hospitals, and prices continue to rise at a rate two to three times faster than overall medical inflation...read more


Why Nurses Are The Best Teachers For Medical Students

May 30, 2017

It was 5:30 a.m., and I could barely contain my excitement. I was almost done with my clinical rotations. I had worked tirelessly to improve my medical knowledge and spent hours mastering my clinical skills. Now, as I was nearing...read more


Create Healthcare Apps That Drive Sustained Patient Engagement

May 26, 2017

With the number of Americans who own smartphones steadily increasing – recent research indicates that more than two-thirds of adults own some type of smartphone — the number of people using apps to help manage their healthcare is also increasing...read more


Why Physicans Should Become Active On Social Media

May 25, 2017

If you and your team haven't discussed how social media can be used to grow your practice and get seen in a competitive market, I hope you keep reading. Finding sucess with social media takes time and...read more


What Netflix Can Teach Us About Treating Cancer

May 24, 2017

Two years ago, former President Barack Obama announced the Precision Medicine initiative in his State of the Union Address. The initiative aspired to a "new era of medicine" where disease treatments could be specifically tailored to each patient's genetic code...read more


Experts' Tips For Choosing The Safest Sunscreen

May 23, 2017

Throughout the summer, consumers struggle with how to best protect their skin from harmful rays of the sun. But which products are the safest? A new report...read more


National Women's Health Week - What Steps Can You Take for Better Health?

May 18, 2017

It's never too early or too late toward being your healthiest you! This National Women's Health Week, we want to help you take control of your health. Take the first step...read more


HHS Updates Ransomeware Guidance for Healthcare Organizations

May 17, 2017

HHS on May 15 released a third updated for its "International Cyber Threat to Healthcare Organizations" guide. The new guidance...read more


To Increase Access of Palliative Care, Turn To Primary Care

May 16, 2017

America is facing an epidemic of chronic illness. Today, half of all adults in the United States have a chronic disease like chronic lung diease, cardiovascular disease or cancer...read more


President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

May 15, 2017

Physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. Getting active is easier than you may think. Find ways to add in or mix up daily activity and discover a healthier you...read more


Wanna Cry Ransomeware Spreads Globally: Yes, You're Not Wrong If You're Thinking NSA

May 13, 2017

I'ts been weeks since a hacker group named Shadow Brokers dumped a set of tools believed to belong to the U.S. National Security Agency. Now, it appears the group is using one leaked tool, a Microsoft Windows exploited called EnternalBllue...read more


How the App Economy is Transforming The Healthcare Industry

May 11, 2017

The app economy -- the term used to describe the economic activity created by the app market -- has proven to be a disruptive force over the last few years, and it shows no signs of slowing down...read more


10 States With the Best Health Care Access

May 11, 2017

These states have the largest percentages of insured adults and citizens making wellness and dental visits...read more


How to eliminate the stigma around mental illness

May 11, 2017

Efforts to eliminate the stigma attached to mental illness must be "targeted, credible and continuous," said Patrick Corrigan, a federally funded researcher who studies the topic...read more


Drugs shouldn't be this expensive

May 10, 2017

Why are the costs of prescriptions drugs so high? While Dr. Michael Kirsch has prescribed thousands of them, he can't offer an intelligent answer to this inquiry. Of course, all the players in this game -- the pharmaceutical companies, pharmacy benefit managers, insurance companies, consumter activitsts, and...read more


New partnership brings artificial intelligence to ambulances, paramedics

March 30, 2017

Massachusetts-based medical equipment manufacturer, Samsung Neurologica has partnered with Israeli firm, MedyMatch Technology, to bring artificial intelligence technology to emergency medical transportation...read more


Study: Physicians feel pressured to provide unnecessary care for VIP patients

March 22. 2017

A recent study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine shows that a majority of hospital physicians feel pressure from VIP patients or their family members to perform additional treatments or tests on said patients. Nearly one-third of polled physicians felt pressured by hospital staff to perform these additional services...read more


OhioHealth boosts hospice referrals

March 7, 2017

Following reports that hospice care improves quality of life while reducing costs near death, OhioHealth has increased its referrals for early palliative care with positive results...read more


Walgreens appoints new CIO

March 3, 2017

Illinois-based pharmacy giant, Walgreens has named Steve Turner as its new vice president and CIO, effective April 1. An internal promotion, Turner has been with Walgreens since 2009 and currently serves as its vice president of service delivery and infrastructure...read more


CMS awards $100 million to help small practices with Quality Payment Program

February 21, 2017

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, has awarded $100 million dollars to 11 organizations to aid in implementing the Quality Payment Program for clinicians...read more


Skiff Medical Center drops 'interim' from President Laurie Conner's title

February 15, 2017

Interim president of Iowa-based Skiff Medical Center, Laurie Connor has been appointed to serve in a permanent capacity, beginning March 19th...read more


Budget reconciliation schedule, regulatory relief on tap for 2017

February 8, 2017

During the 2017 Rural Healthcare Leadership Conference on Tuesday, February 7th, the AHA Senior Associate Director of Policy, Priya Bathija, and Senior Associate Director of Federal Relations, Sarah Macchiarola, addressed legislative changes and the future of the Affordable Care Act...read more


Aetna's Q4 net profit falls 57%, but still beats forecasts

January 31, 2017

Connectiut-based insurance company, Aetna saw its net profit drop 57% in 2016's fourth quarter. Dropping from $321 million last year to $139 million, Aetna purports this decrease is due to an increase in restructuring costs...read more 


Yale researchers tapping into emerging secure cloud platform for sharing patient data

January 24, 2017

Yale researchers are currently working on a highly secure cloud-based platform. When complete, this platform--dubbed "Hugo" by the researchers--will allow patients to share their personal health information from different electronic health records with medical researchers...read more 


UC Davis Health appoints new CIO

January 17, 2017

Effective February 13th, William Showalter will be the new CIO of Sacramento-based UC Davis Health...read more 


Ambient sunlight energy promising replacement for battery-powered implants, study says

January 10, 2017

According to a recent study published in the international journal, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, energy from ambient sunlight may be a possible alternative to battery power in pacemakers and other medical implants...read more


2017 brings KU Hospital, Hays Medical Center partnership into effect

January 4, 2017

Announced in September 2016, the partnership between University of Kansas Hospital and Hays Medical Center took effect on January 1st. The staff of the two Kansas-based hospitals will remain at their current facilities and an operations council has been formed to direct the new partnership...read more


Health insurance technology startup Zipari lands $7 million in Series A funding

December 21, 2016

Brooklyn-based health insurance IT startup, Zipari has acquired $7 million in its first round of funding. Zipari offers predictive analytics and a rules engine to help health insurance companies personalize offerings, gain real-time consumer behavior insight, monitor member value and re-engage consumers...read more


Quest Diagnostics data breach affects 34k individuals

December 14, 2016

Quest Diagnostics, a medical laboratory company, has reported a recent data breach that affected 34,000 patients' health records. The breach was caused by a third party accessing the data through its web application, which is called MyQuest by Care360...read more


AHA Letter to President-elect Trump addresses regulatory relief for hospitals

December 5, 2016

The second letter from the AHA to President-elect Trump thanked him for his interest and suggested 33 possible actions the incoming administration could take immediately upon taking office...read more


Mount Sinai makes big move into robotics

November 30, 2016

With the Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Health System has launched a robotics institute in New York City to further its work in the field of robotic surgery...read more


VA to unveil online appointment scheduling in 2017

November 15, 2016

Starting in January, patients of the Veterans Health Administration will be able to schedule their own primary care appointments online or through an app...read more


Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health discuss alignment

October 25, 2016

In an effort to strengthen their role in the evolving health care system through increased access and enhanced clinical care, Catholic Health Initiatives of Colorado has signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore aligning with San Francisco's Dignity Health...read more


IBM Watson, Siemens Healthineers partner to globalize population health management

October 11, 2016

IBM Watson and Siemens Healthineers have formed a strategic alliance to help hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks and other providers deliver value-based care to patients with complex, chronic and costly conditions...read more


Geisinger refunds patients $400k for 'uncompassionate care'

October 5, 2016

Since employing the ProvenExperience initiative in November 2015, Geisinger Health System has refunded patients dissatisfied with their hospital experience more than $400,000...read more


Uber's pilot program brings the ease of modern transportation to healthcare

September 28, 2016

The newest initiative from Uber, the modern transportation giant, allows hospital transport coordinators to schedule and manage on-demand rides from one centralized location through a patient portal, providing more individualized care without driving up costs...read more


UMC invests in tech firm to grow Medicare Advantage membership

September 22, 2016

Pennsylvania-based health insurance provider, UPMC, has announced its plan to invest in Cavulus, a South Carolina tech firm which uses predictive modeling and data analytics to help insurers automate marketing, sales, enrollment, retention and compliance operations...read more


Aetna CEO responds to US senators' letter

September 13, 2016

Responding to a letter from U.S. senators criticizing Aetna's pullback from 11 of the 15 ACA exchanges it operates in, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini called their criticisms "unfounded" and insisted the pullback was a "marketplace reality"...read more


Get Set for the Modern House Call

September 7, 2016

A modern take on a classic healthcare strategy, Hospital at Home is a new healthcare delivery model being tested at hospitals around the country. Using videoconferencing and digital sensors to track vitals, as well as regular nurse visits to administer medicine, patients are able to be monitored and treated from the comfort of their homes...read more


Study finds upbeat music may boost cooperation in the workplace

August 31st, 2016

A new study published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior concluded that happy, upbeat music can boost cooperation among co-workers. Researchers conducted two different versions of the study...read more


Apple Buys Healthcare "Magic Machine"

August 24, 2016

In an effort to broaden its presence in the market of personal healthcare information management, Apple has acquired Gliimpse, a medical records startup which simplifies medical records for easier comprehension...read more


Wausau's Interim HealthCare changes hands

August 9, 2016

The in-home service organization, Interim Healthcare, is fully under new leadership as Jan Kocha, 74, retires. Interim was sold to Dr. Andrew Weber five years ago...read more


Verity Health names new CEO, COO

August 3, 2016

Andrei Soran has been named the new CEO of Verity Health System (formerly Daughters of Charity Health System) after serving as COO for 3 years. B. Joseph Badalian will replace Soran as COO in September...read more


CMS releases hospital star ratings

July 28, 2016

Against the urging of the American Hospital Association (AHA), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the new star ratings system for hospitals on its Hospital Compare webpage. AHA CEO/President, Rick Pollack, warns against the confusion this new ranking system may cause...read more


Pokemon Go has hospitals trying to keep it real: 4 things to know

July 19, 2016

Downloaded by more than 15 million users already, Pokemon Go uses augmented reality to create a virtual hunt for Pokemon in the real world. This has caused hospitals to call security, publicly plea with users not to play within the hospital, petition the developers to remove hospitals from play, and, most importantly, treat the injured...read more


Meet the 11-year-old working to expand telemedicine coverage

July 11, 2016

Carson Domey, a Massachusetts middle schooler, is working with Boston Children's Hospital to promote a state bill that would expand insurance coverage for telemedicine...read more 


Louisiana expands Medicaid coverage to former prisoners

July 5, 2016

Beginning in July, newly-expanded Medicaid coverage is extending eligibility to all Louisiana citizensbelow 133% of the federal poverty limit, including recently-released state prisoners...read more


Oregonians use ER less, docs more after Medicaid expansion

June 27, 2016

An expansion of Medicaid in Oregon has led to a drop in ER visits as Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) expand. CCOs received $168 million in incentive payments...read more 


Bay-area Hospitals Partner to Create 'Virtual Safety Net' for Patients

June 22, 2016

A groundbreaking partnership between six East Bay-area hospitals is focusing on serving the needs of their most underserved patients through the utilization of a secure-data sharing platform. This platform allows the participating hospitals to share patient health records in real time...read more 


150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare | 2016

April 18, 2016

Becker's Healthcare is pleased to release the 2016 edition of "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare."  The list features U.S. healthcare provider organizations, such as hospitals, health systems, ambulatory surgical centers and home health agencies, as well as other types of healthcare-specific companies, like consulting firms, health IT vendors, medical societies and more....read more


 

Which Physicians Generate the Most Revenue for Hospitals?

April 11, 2016

Hospital CFOs crunched the numbers to see how various physician specialties stack up according to the amount of revenue they generate for their affiliated hospital.  For the survey, researchers from Merritt Hawkins, a national physician search firm, asked hospital CFOs to quantify the amount of revenue physicians in 18 medical specialties generated for their affiliate hospital in the previous 12 months. ...read more


 

8 Emerging Trends in Healthcare

April 4, 2016

Hot off the presses is the 2016–2021 FutureScan Healthcare Trends and Implicationsenvironmental assessment. The annual survey identifies the eight most important emerging issues and trends in health care for the next five years....read more


10 Hospitals With Strong Finances

March 29, 2016

Here are 10 hospitals and health systems with strong operational metrics and solid financial positions based on recent reports from Moody's Investors Service and Fitch Ratings. ...read more


American Pain Society Releases Clinical Practice Guidelines for Post-surgical Pain Management

March 23, 2016

Providing adequate pain relief to patients after surgery is one of the top priorities for any clinician, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the majority of surgical patients are coming out of procedures pain-free. To assist with post-surgery pain management, the American Pain Society has published its own set of clinical practice guidelines for those treating pain....read more


FDA Wants to Study Whethere Animated Prescription Drug Ads are Memorable for the Right Reasons

March 16, 2016

They probably don’t have quite the following of, say, Mickey Mouse or Charlie Brown, but the athletic, fungus-fighting Jublia toenail and the walking, talking, diarrhea-stricken Xifaxan intestine seem to be everywhere these days (or maybe I watch too much television). ...read more


Rural Hospitals are Shutting Down Their Delivery Rooms

March 8, 2016

A few years ago, when a young woman delivered her baby at Alleghany Memorial Hospital in Sparta, North Carolina, it was in the middle of a Valentine’s Day ice storm and the mountain roads out of town were impassable. The delivery was routine, but the baby girl had trouble breathing because her lungs weren’t fully developed. ...read more


The Healthcare Industry Added a Ton of Jobs Last Month

March 4, 2016

The economy added 242,000 jobs in February, 38,100 of which were in health care, according to the better-than-expected February jobs report. ...read more


New Guidelines for Cardiac Imaging in the ER

February 24, 2016

New guidelines, published online Jan. 22 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, have been developed for assessing the appropriateness of imaging for patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain. ...read more


Rural vs. Urban: A Comparison of Hospital Costs and Charges

February 19, 2016

Rural acute care hospitals charge far less than their urban counterparts, according to a broad analysis of Medicare costs and charges by iVantage Health Analytics, a firm that compiles a hospital strength index that is based on data about financial stability, patients and quality indicators. ...read more


Johns Hopkins in the First in the US to Offer HIV-Positive to HIV-Positive Organ Transplants

February 10, 2016

Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins is the first hospital in the United States to receive approval from the United Network for Organ Sharing to perform HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants.  With this approval, Johns Hopkins surgeons will be the first in the United States to perform an HIV-positive kidney transplant and first in the world to do an HIV-positive liver transplant. Physicians in South Africa have performed HIV-positive kidney transplants. ...read more

 

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