CMS Finding New Ways to Penalize Home Health Providers
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is finding new ways to penalize home health providers. In its proposed payment rule for 2020 released last…
Jul 17, 2019 16:34 UTC Health-Care Read More
How Data Analytics Has Curbed the Prescription of Opioids in Philly
Though the opioid epidemic is not nearly as bad as it was in 2017 when the misuse of prescription painkillers resulted in more than 5,000 overdose deaths in…
Jul 17, 2019 13:38 UTC Health-Care Read More
Why Is Healthcare So Expensive? How Mental Health Stigma Drives The Cost Of Therapy & Psych Meds
It's well known that therapy is often expensive, but here are the deeper reasons mental health stigma and our society's lack of awareness drive the costs of…
Jul 16, 2019 14:33 UTC Health-Care Read More
McLeod Health to launch Cerner EHR at 4 more hospitals
Florence, S.C.-based McLeod Health will roll out a Cerner EHR at four more of its hospitals in September, according to SC Now.
Jul 15, 2019 19:48 UTC Health-Care Read More
Hearing, Vision Loss Raise Dementia Risk in Older Adults
LOS ANGELES — Impaired vision or hearing loss increases the risk for dementia in older adults. The risk is particularly pronounced in individuals with both…
Jul 15, 2019 18:14 UTC Health-Care Read More
Replacing an EHR comes with many challenges and costs
The vast majority of healthcare provider organizations use electronic health records and physician practice management systems to manage the care they give…
Jul 15, 2019 05:50 UTC Health-Care Read More
Could a National Health Insurance Fund be just months a...
The time for talk is over, said Zweli Mkhize in his first budget speech as health minister. But if you thought that Cabinet's approval of the National Health…
Jul 14, 2019 23:12 UTC Health-Care Read More
Gilead Sciences raises stake in Galapagos as part of $5.1B deal
The two companies have partnered with each other previously on a drug to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Jul 14, 2019 17:16 UTC Health-Care Read More
Michigan Opioid Study Discusses Access to Primary Care Clinics for Patients with Chronic Pain
The findings in a study in the state of Michigan suggest that access to primary care may be reduced for patients taking prescription opioids. The study results…
Jul 14, 2019 09:56 UTC Health-Care Read More
GMP Securities reveals its top Canadian Health Care and Tech picks
Looking for a stock that will gain at least 20 per cent over the next year? Look no further than GMP Securities. On Wednesday, GMP released a list of its highest…
Jul 12, 2019 17:31 UTC Health-Care Read More
Maine health officials looking for links in 6 cases of Legionnaire's disease
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating six recent cases of Legionnaires' disease in the Bangor area to see if they are connected.
Jul 12, 2019 15:59 UTC Health-Care Read More
Lunds & Byerlys to Close All 14 Pharmacies July 11, 2019
Lunds & Byerlys is shuttering all 14 of its pharmacies, the company announced Thursday. In a statement, the company said the decision stems from “significant…
Jul 11, 2019 22:55 UTC Health-Care Read More
Resident Hour Cap Does Not Harm Patients, New Study Confirms
Reductions in residency training hours do not significantly affect quality of patient care, including inpatient mortality, according to a study published online today…
Jul 11, 2019 21:25 UTC Health-Care Read More
Point-of-Care Test Cuts Antibiotic Use in COPD Exacerbations
Point-of-care testing for C-reactive protein reduced antibiotic use in patients seen for acute COPD exacerbations; editorialists say the results are compelling.
Jul 11, 2019 17:10 UTC Health-Care Read More
CDC urges awareness of AFM; 1 case of rare, potentially paralyzing disease found in PA this year
As late summer approaches, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging doctors to be on the lookout for a rare and mysterious illness…
Jul 11, 2019 10:14 UTC Health-Care Read More
Study says limits on residency work hours didn't affect doctor performance
The authors noted that physicians work in big teams in the hospital, which mutes the impact of any single doctor on the quality of patient care.
Jul 11, 2019 09:06 UTC Health-Care Read More
We love primary care. Why are our trainees so discouraged by it?
We have been primary care physicians for a combined total of 98 years. Every day we are reminded why we do it and why we love this type of medicine.
Jul 11, 2019 08:46 UTC Health-Care Read More
Akron, Summit County leaders react to Summa Health acquisition
Several local leaders spoke favorably Wednesday about the pending acquisition of Summa Health, Summit County's largest employer, by Michigan-based…
Jul 10, 2019 18:12 UTC Health-Care Read More
A new individual approach to health care
Immigrants and minorities have historically faced challenges in the health care system due to inequities in access to quality care, lower insurance coverage rates…
Jul 10, 2019 17:34 UTC Health-Care Read More
President Trump Announces Bold Vision for Transforming Kidney Care
New York, NY, July 10, 2019—Today President Trump announced a bold vision for transforming kidney care for the estimated 37 million Americans affected by…
Jul 10, 2019 16:44 UTC Health-Care Read More
Proposed Mandatory Payment Model for Dialysis Could Have Skilled Nursing Promise
The federal government on Wednesday unveiled a new proposed payment model for certain kidney-related conditions, and several providers in the space say it…
Jul 10, 2019 15:33 UTC Health-Care Read More
New Cancer Drugs and Diagnostics in WHO Essential 2019 Lists
New cancer drugs and, for the first time, cancer diagnostic tests have been added to the 2019 WHO essentials lists.
Jul 10, 2019 13:34 UTC Health-Care Read More
UK health service signs up Amazon 'Alexa, my head hurts'
The UK government said Wednesday that Britons will be able to get an answer to this and other simple medical questions from the National Health *Service*…
Jul 10, 2019 12:38 UTC Health-Care Read More
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