Inspira Health Network experiments with using emergency medical technicians to do follow-up home visits

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Inspira Health Network experiments with using emergency medical technicians to do follow-up home visits

April 15, 2014 1:48 pm by | 0 Comments

Hospitals and health systems responding to Obamacare’s reimbursement pressure are increasingly experimenting with new ways to reduce readmissions for patients less than 30 days after they were discharged. To that…


Americans spent $329 billion on medicine, hospitals in 2013

Americans spent $329 billion on medicine, hospitals in 2013

April 15, 2014 3:22 pm by | 0 Comments

Health care service usage rose in 2013 for the first time in three years, a U.S. health care information and technology company reported Tuesday. The analysis by Parsippany, N.J.-based IMS…


New medical school planned in California

New medical school planned in California

April 15, 2014 9:32 am by | 0 Comments

COLTON — A new private nonprofit medical school is planned that would give preference to area Hispanic students that would likely practice in the Inland Empire, officials said Monday. The…



Zohydro ban: Disagreeing with Governor Patrick

Zohydro ban: Disagreeing with Governor Patrick

April 15, 2014 8:01 am by | 1 Comments

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is trying to ban Zohydro ER, a new prescription painkiller, under a state of emergency he’s declared to combat opiate abuse. I agree with the Governor…


Cardiologists’ job is to see the whole person rather than a person with a list of diseases

Cardiologists’ job is to see the whole person rather than a person with a list of diseases

April 15, 2014 7:01 am by | 0 Comments

One of the definitions of the noun steward is a person whose responsibility it is to take care of something. Wikipedia calls stewardship an “ethic that embodies the responsible planning…


Abortion coverage details hard to find on marketplace plans

Abortion coverage details hard to find on marketplace plans

April 15, 2014 5:08 am by | 0 Comments

When it comes to coverage of abortion services in plans sold on the health insurance marketplaces, opponents and supporters of abortion rights are in complete agreement on one thing: Coverage…


More U.S. consumers are seeking medical care, report shows

More U.S. consumers are seeking medical care, report shows

April 15, 2014 4:46 am by | 0 Comments

A historic slowdown in U.S. healthcare spending in recent years may be drawing to a close. An industry report published Tuesday and healthcare experts point to a steady rise in…


Building an app for clinical trial participants? Note these common misconceptions people have

Building an app for clinical trial participants? Note these common misconceptions people have

April 14, 2014 3:56 pm by | 1 Comments

Connecting patients with clinical trials that they’re eligible for, and keeping them engaged once they enroll, has sparked many a digital health company. And for good reason: Clinical trials cost…



Health IT startup sees value of Google Glass in healthcare for teachable moments

Health IT startup sees value of Google Glass in healthcare for teachable moments

April 14, 2014 3:28 pm by | 1 Comments

The applications for Google Glass in healthcare often come in for criticism for the hype surrounding the spectacles. After all, it’s a little early to pronounce it as the future…


Patients often win if they appeal a denied health claim

Patients often win if they appeal a denied health claim

April 14, 2014 3:21 pm by | 0 Comments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Federal rules ensure that none of the millions of people who signed up for Obamacare can be denied insurance — but there is no guarantee that all…


Doctors overlook lucrative procedures when naming unwise treatments

Doctors overlook lucrative procedures when naming unwise treatments

April 14, 2014 2:57 pm by | 0 Comments

When America’s joint surgeons were challenged to come up with a list of unnecessary procedures in their field, their selections shared one thing: none significantly impacted their incomes.
TheAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons discouraged&n…


What is the most important change happening in healthcare today?

What is the most important change happening in healthcare today?

April 14, 2014 1:41 pm by | 0 Comments

MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum, to take place April 22-23 in Chicago, unites active investors with corporate business development executives to facilitate investment opportunities with promising Mid-America based startups. The event…


Business Associate and HIPAA Compliance Infographic

Business Associate and HIPAA Compliance Infographic

April 14, 2014 12:11 pm by | 0 Comments

Surviving a HIPAA Audit Infographic.


Yuck of the week: Amoeba makes you sick by chewing on and spitting out bits of intestine

Yuck of the week: Amoeba makes you sick by chewing on and spitting out bits of intestine

April 14, 2014 7:42 am by | 0 Comments

The suffering stomach bugs cause is bad enough, but what’s worse is how a certain amoeba create food poisoning that can last months. NPR reported on a new discovery: The…


Listen to your audience,  MedStartr CEO advises crowdfunding entrepreneurs

Listen to your audience, MedStartr CEO advises crowdfunding entrepreneurs

April 14, 2014 5:45 am by | 0 Comments

Crowdfunding is one topic that will be a part of the conversation at the upcoming MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum from April 22-23  in Chicago. The event spotlights emerging innovation and…


Waiting – And – Waiting On The Nursing Home Inspector

Waiting – And – Waiting On The Nursing Home Inspector

April 14, 2014 5:31 am by | 0 Comments

Mary Chiu was shocked by the bed sores on her 85-year-old mother. One on her backside was so deep it exposed the bone; others formed on her left leg, heel…