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Depression: 'Orphan' brain receptor may be to blame

March 6, 2018

New research uncovers a brain receptor that could explain why some people experience major depressive more

Human Rights Watch Finds Nursing Homes Overmedicate Dementia Patients

February 23, 2018

NURSING HOMES IN THE U.S. are administering antipsychotic drugs to tens of thousands of elderly residents each week who do not have the more


4 ways to cut down on no-show patients at your practice

February 22, 2018

No-show patients are an annoying and costly problem for practices, but one community-based health center in Long Island, New York, is making more


Amazon, JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway to build their own healthcare company

February 20, 2018

When you’re big enough and powerful enough, you don’t need to rely on the existing private healthcare providers out there to more

FDA OKs Blood Test to Detect Concussions

February 19, 2018

A LONG-AWAITED BLOOD test that can detect concussions and more quickly identify possible brain injuries in humans was approved more

High-tech sports medicine gives US Olympic skiers and snowboarders an edge

February 16, 2018

Lindsey Vonn remains one of the most gifted and decorated downhill skiers ever, and at age 33 she's poised to more

Deadly Flu Season Is Far From Over, Set to Be the Worst in 15 Years

February 15, 2018

THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE Control and Prevention warned on Friday this flu season is gearing up to be one of the worst in more than a more


Higher susceptibility of some babies to Zika virus has a genetic origin, study shows

February 13, 2018

Microcephaly, brain calcification, skeletal alterations, auditory and visual deficits - these are examples of the damage that can be caused by Zika more

5 Reasons Email Works Best to Engage Physicians and Improve Retention

February 12, 2018

A strong brand can withstand the occasional hiccup. Apple’s recent software snafu—which impacted the battery performance of older more

Could the biological clock be a key ally in the fight against inflammatory disease?

February 9, 2018

What if the symptoms and seriousness of certain inflammatory diseases were linked to time of day? more


HCV RNA PCR test: Qualitative and quantitative results

February 7, 2018

The HCV RNA PCR test is a blood test that helps doctors diagnose hepatitis C. The test is used to more

Breast cancer: Body fat, not weight, poses major risk

February 6, 2018

A new study has made a surprising finding: even women within a normal weight range may have an increased more

Could the biological clock be a key ally in the fight against inflammatory disease?

February 2, 2018

What if the symptoms and seriousness of certain inflammatory diseases were linked to time of more


HCV RNA PCR test: Qualitative and quantitative results

January 31, 2018

The HCV RNA PCR test is a blood test that looks for the genetic material of the hepatitis C virus, also called its RNA, and uses a process calledread more


Breast cancer: Body fat, not weight, poses major risk

January 30, 2018

According to the information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the majorread more

Healthcare provider groups take aim at Anthem's ER, imaging coverage policies

January 26, 2018 

Healthcare provider groups are hitting back against new policies from Anthem that they claim will harm both patients and more

HHS' Robert Kadlec, M.D.: Agency needs more funding to prepare for public health emergencies

January 25, 2018

The Department of Health and Human Services doesn't have the funding it needs to prepare for a public health more

Report: AI’s success in healthcare relies on quality data

January 24, 2018

The healthcare industry is primed for artificial intelligence to reshape the delivery of medical care, according to a group of independent more

OSU Cancer Hospital Tries Less Invasive Robotic Surgery

January 22, 2018

The health care industry is evolving, thanks to policy changes, societal shifts and technological more

Kentucky Gets OK To Require Work From Medicaid Recipients

January 19, 2018

Poor residents in Kentucky will have to work or do volunteer work if they want to keep their Medicaid benefits after the Trump... read more

Taxes on Pacemakers, Medical Devices Returning in 2018

January 18, 2018

The new year will bring lower tax rates to a bevy of U.S. industries and corporations as details of the GOP' more

At CES, Wearable Tech Blurs Line Between Gadgets and Medical Equipment

January 17, 2018

The pursuit of health and wellness, on the surface, seems like a strange more

What You Need to Know About Your Thyroid Health

January 12, 2018

Your thyroid, one of the largest endocrine glands, greatly influences almost every cell in your more

The Seven Habits of Highly Successful Medical Students

January 11, 2018

Congratulations! You’ve made it through O Chem, survived your MCAT, traipsed around the country to every more

How to Be a Good Doctor: The 4 C's

January 10, 2018

On July 2, 1989, I walked into a patient's room for the first time as a doctor. I was an intern on a night float rotation at Boston City more

Facts About Glaucoma

January 9, 2018

This information was developed by the National Eye Institute to help patients and their families search for general more

Commit to Healthy Choices to Help Prevent Birth Defects

January 5, 2018

We know that not all birth defects can be prevented. But, we also know that women can increase their more

Study finds new marker to detect fatal breast cancer

January 4, 2018

A new study conducted at the University College London, UK, found a new marker that has the more

5 Important Healthcare Predictions For 2018

January 3, 2018

As an industry, healthcare is exploding and is an increasingly interesting space for more

7 Steps For Making a New Year's Resolution and Keeping It

January 2, 2018

Yes, it’s that time of year again. The time of year when we feel as if we have to turn over a new more

Best Doctors in America 2017

December 29, 2017

Congratulations to the Washington University physicians that have been placed on the Best Doctors List in America for more

2017’s Best & Worst States for Doctors

December 27, 2017

Doctors are among the highest-paid and most educated professionals in the U.S. Just consider the more

A year in review: The most popular medical research of 2017

December 26, 2017

As the sun starts to sets on 2017, we take some time to reflect on the remarkable breakthroughs that were presented in medical research this more

Whacky or Wonderful? Making Gift-Giving Memorable in Medical Practice Marketing

December 22, 2017

Right about now, medical practice administrators, physician liaison people, practice ambassadors... read more


December 20, 2017

Whether it's a holiday, medical school graduation, or simply a way to say thank you, finding a gift for the doctor in your life can be a challenging prospect... read more

How cancer could be treated with an old alcoholism drug

December 15, 2017

Previous studies have demonstrated that the alcohol abuse drug disulfiram has anticancer properties... read more


UnitedHealth Buys Large Doctors Group as Lines Blur in Health Care

December 14, 2017

 United Healthcare is buying a roster of over 30,000 physicians to add to its extensive provider network... read more

The Top 7 Medical Apps for Doctors

December 11, 2017

As “mHealth” becomes more popular and patients adopt health tracking apps and fitness measuring wearables such as Fitbits... read more

Test Your Colitis IQ

Decmber 8, 2017

Confused by ulcerative colitisNo surprise there; it can be a bewildering disease, sometimes easily confused with other gastrointestinal troubles... read more


Blood test for colitis screening using infrared technology could reduce dependence on colonoscopy, study finds

Decmber 7, 2017

A fast, simple blood test for ulcerative colitis using infrared spectroscopy could provide a cheaper, less invasive alternative for screening compared... read more


Genetic diversity of tumor tissues can be barrier to precision medicine in gastric and esophageal cancers

December 1, 2017

A new study focused on describing genetic variations within a primary tumor, differences between the primary and a metastatic branch of that tumor... read more

World AIDS Day 2017: Better drugs, prevention, but opioid epidemic fuels spread of HIV

December 1, 2017

When Jeff Simmons, now 52, was diagnosed HIV-positive in 1991, the virus was still a death sentence for many... read more

Soy may raise risk of advanced prostate cancer

November 30, 2017

Soy is often hailed for its health benefits. But for men, eating soy and other foods rich in isoflavones may not be so favorable... read more

The Future Of Healthcare Delivery For Lung Cancer

November 29, 2017

Now CT scanning has been shown to detect lung cancer when it is still small and localized. Further, there have been major... read more

Pancreatic cancer survival linked to four genes

November 28, 2017

Before now, the presence and patterns between the genes and disease progression was not clearly established... read more

Understanding Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) -- Symptoms

November 21, 2017

Heartburn usually is described as a burning pain in the middle of the chest. It may start high in the abdomen or may extend... read more


Diabetes & Depression: Managing Depressive Symptoms Can Improve Blood Sugar Numbers

November 17, 2017

Diabetes and depression have long been linked. About 12% of those with diabetes have major depression... read more

FDA Approves Abbott Freestyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System

November 16, 2017

The FDA has approved the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System, which eliminates the need for routine finger sticks to check blood glucose levels... read more

Psych evaluation identifies bariatric surgery patients who do less well

November 15, 2017

Psychological screening prior to bariatric surgery is not effective for identifying who will do poorly after the procedure... read more

Vitamin D may improve wound healing in burns patients

November 14, 2017

Giving severe burns patients vitamin D supplements could be a simple and cost-effective way... read more

10 Ways To Raise Diabetes Awareness This November (and why it matters)

November 13, 2017

The biggest month for diabetes awareness activities is only a few days away, and it’s the perfect time to raise your voice to increase awareness about diabetes! You might ask: Why?... read more

Why positive role models are essential in medical education

November 11, 2017

In the 70s when I trained, we had no add-on curricula; we had no milestones; we had little interference from governing bodies.  What we did have were role models.... read more

How you design your schedule has far-reaching consequences

November 10, 2017

As a hematology/oncology physician in a non-profit hospital group, I am reimbursed by wRVU. This is the standard mechanism of reimbursement... read more

Medical students must have this mindset

November 9, 2017

It is early on a Saturday morning when I walk out of the elevator of Doan Hall looking for a nursing desk to call the fourth-year anesthesiology resident... read more 

The Growth of the Family Nurse Practitioner

November 8, 2017

As a growing number of states allow licensed Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) to practice medicine independently, the total number of NPs licensed in the United States... read more

Spine Treatment Has Come a Long Way

November 8, 2017

With the surgical practice of medicine dating back many centuries, we modern humans tend to take for granted the option to have any part of our body... read more

For an anesthesiologist, this is the hardest part of medicine

November 7, 2017

As a cardiac anesthesiologist, there are times I care for patients who are faced with a tough decision: to take their chance on a very high-risk surgery... read more

Breaking Down the Uptick in Adolescent Overdoses

November 6, 2017

When it comes to acknowledging the opioid epidemic, the U.S. has been faced with some harsh realities over the past several months... read more

“My mom is a doctor; my dad is a dad.”

November 5, 2017

So stated one of our children in their autobiography assignment for school.  I kept reading, curious what would come next.... read more

Is assembly line surgery better for the patient?

November 4, 2017

A friend of mine recently underwent a total knee replacement. Although he did well and was pain-free, he did say that he felt he was on an assembly... read more

This doctor became her colleagues’ patient

November 1, 2017

According to a recent publication by the Robert Graham Center, the number of family physicians practicing high-volume obstetrics... read more

The key to health care is to have a great team

October 31, 2017

I was a chubby kid, but my parents still introduced me to lots of sports. Soccer, swimming, tennis, basketball; so many sports, when all I wanted to do was... read more

Respiratory syncytial virus: Are we making any progress?

October 30, 2017

It’s fall in the PICU, and we just saw our first severe case of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) of the season. RSV is by far the most common cause of bronchiolitis in infants... read more

Major study of genetics of breast cancer provides clues to mechanisms behind the disease

October 29, 2017

Seventy-two new genetic variants that contribute to the risk of developing breast cancer have been identified by a major international collaboration... read more

The first day of my ER rotation is one that this doctor will never forget

October 28, 2017

It’s the first day of my first ER rotation as an intern. I had endured months on medicine, neurosurgery and the medical ICU. I am finally home back in the ER. I am hoping... read more

Why insurance really is a life or death issue, especially for minorities

October 27, 2017

The study released this week by the American Cancer Society highlighted the significant role health insurance plays... read more

Breast cancer genetics revealed: 72 new mutations discovered in global study

October 26, 2017

Researchers from 300 institutions around the world combined forces to discover 72 previously unknown gene mutations that lead to the development... read more

Dos and don’ts for patients who consult Dr. Google

October 25, 2017

I meet people several like you on a daily basis. It is always a pleasure to meet you since you come much more prepared compared to the average... read more

The flu vaccine doesn’t cause the flu. Period.

October 24, 2017

The Daily Mail published an anti-vaccine op-ed by a former reality TV contestant named Katie Hopkins. It was followed by a shorter counter argument by a doctor, but when you are given less than half the word count... read more 

See what happens when you give a doctor a user-friendly EMR?

October 23, 2017

A few weeks ago I got a new iPad, this time a Mini, which lets me type with two thumbs the way some people text on a smartphone, and the voice transcription is good... read more

Being a specialist is a constant climb. But it’s worth it.

October 22, 2017

The journey to becoming a doctor sometimes feels like climbing a never-ending ladder. The process started for me as an undergraduate when I was seventeen years old and will go on... 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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, 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 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 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" 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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


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. 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 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. 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 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). 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. more


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