State Wellness Program Swells
A state program designed to encourage healthy behaviors has grown from one WellSpot to more than five dozen in just six months. ...Read More
|State Wellness Program Swells|
A state program designed to encourage healthy behaviors has grown from one WellSpot to more than five dozen in just six months.
|AMA’s Telemedicine Push|
Evolution improves health outcomes, accelerates medical education change, and enhances physician satisfaction and practice sustainability
In June, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted a resolution addressing telemedicine as a key innovation in support of healthcare delivery reform.
|Urgent & Emergent|
Getting new treatments through the FDA pipeline
On average, it takes 12 years and more than $500 million … sometimes significantly more … to move a new drug from bench to bedside in the United States.
|PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Yvens Laborde|
His Brothers’ Keepers
It’s been almost five years since the devastating earthquake rocked Haiti on January 12, 2010, killing over 250,000, injuring over 300,000 and displacing over 1.5 million people.
Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.
|HL20: Rebecca Katz—Cooking Up Sustainable Nourishment|
Chef Rebecca Katz's life changed when her father began a battle with laryngeal cancer in 1999. That event spurred her belief that food is a key element in cancer care and her quest to change the American diet. Having cooked for various cancer patients and published a book on the topic, she promotes "sustainable nourishment as a way to improve American health." Posted Friday, December 19, 2014 7:04 am CST
|HL20: Peter Semczuk, DDS, MPH—Taking on the Big Challenges|
Peter Semczuk, DDS, MPH, has been working in New York City for more than 20 years. In that time he has helped transform the Bronx's Montefiore Medical Center's ED into one of the most renowned in the country. As an industry leader, Montefiore has helped assist in numerous endeavors, including the development of New York state's first freestanding ED. Posted Friday, December 19, 2014 7:01 am CST
|No Boost to NFP Hospital Bond Ratings from Medicaid Expansion|
The neutral effect of Medicaid expansion comes even though some not-for-hospitals are seeing payer mix changes that are "really extraordinary," a Standard & Poor's Ratings Services senior executive says. Posted Friday, December 19, 2014 6:56 am CST
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|OVERNIGHT HEALTH: Uninsured rate headed for new low|
The percent of Americans without insurance is on track to reach a historic low after the country’s unprecedented surge in healthcare sign-ups last year, newly released government data show. About 9.7 million people gained coverage in ObamaCare’s... Posted Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:24 pm CST
|More hospitals improve care, increase payment from Medicare|
More hospitals will be rewarded with bigger payments from Medicare because of improved patient ratings this year, a sign that incentives under ObamaCare are helping to improve treatment.The number of hospitals receiving extra money from Medicare... Posted Thursday, December 18, 2014 4:37 pm CST
|UK report: WHO failed on Ebola|
A U.K. parliamentary committee rebuked the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday for failures in its response to the Ebola epidemic. The House of Commons International Development Committee issued a report criticizing WHO for bureaucratic... Posted Thursday, December 18, 2014 3:32 pm CST