Someday in the not-too-distant future, cancer patients could see smaller, less toxic and more effective chemotherapy dosages thanks to a compound found in extra virgin olive oil and researchers at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
While physicians and facilities have long had to keep up with different negotiated contract rates among payers, the reimbursement landscape has become much more varied over the last few years as a push toward payment innovation has ushered in a host of reimbursement options ranging from shared savings programs to bundled payments to carrot-and-stick compensation as applied to quality and efficiency metrics.
Organization culture and strategies might be considered "soft" elements of leadership, but they are vital nonetheless. Four healthcare leaders recently joined with HealthLeaders Media to discuss this topic.
Posted Friday, October 24, 2014 6:59 am CDT
Slideshow: Population Health—Are You as Ready as You Think You Are?
This HealthLeaders Media research report shows that for some health systems, hospitals, and physician groups, the ambitious journey to improving the health of defined populations has begun in earnest. But for others, the trek toward innovative new strategies in care delivery has barely left the planning stages. Posted Friday, October 24, 2014 6:55 am CDT
A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea became the first person in the city to test positive for the virus Thursday, setting off a search for anyone who might have come into contact with him. The doctor, Craig Spencer, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital Center and placed in isolation at the same time as investigators sought to retrace every step he had taken over the past several days. At least three people he had contact with in recent days have been placed in isolation. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which dispatched a team to New York, is conducting its own test to confirm the positive test on Thursday, which was performed by a city lab. Posted Friday, October 24, 2014 6:38 am CDT
HIPAA and Patient Interactions
Robert M. Tennant of the MGMA explores how to keep patient interactions at your medical practice HIPAA compliant. Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 10:00 am CDT
New York Ebola patient 'entering next phase of illness'
New York City hospital officials on Saturday said the New York doctor diagnosed with Ebola “is entering the next phase of his illness,” according to the Associated Press.Officials said Dr. Craig Spencer, who contracted the deadly virus while... Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 8:12 pm CDT
Fiancée of NY Ebola patient to return home
The fiancee of a New York City doctor who has been diagnosed with Ebola will be allowed to return home under quarantine, according to news reports.Dr. Craig Spencer was diagnosed with Ebola on Thursday, a week after returning from West Africa... Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 4:49 pm CDT
Quarantined nurse slams 'frightening' treatment
A healthcare worker who tested negative for Ebola after returning from West Africa this week is criticizing her quarantine treatment at Newark Liberty International Airport.In a first-person account published in The Dallas Morning News on... Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 3:26 pm CDT