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.
|SF's first stand-alone children's hospital set to open|
Step inside the new children's hospital in San Francisco and it might feel more like you are at the Exploratorium. That is exactly what officials at the UC San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco want patients to experience with its light-shadow installation and rotating art exhibits in the lobby. The facility is The City's first stand-alone children's hospital, and it is one of three new UCSF hospitals that will open Sunday as part of a $1.5 billion medical center at Mission Bay. "In a children's hospital, you put in a lot of things for fun, but that's part of the health care treatment," said Kim Scurr, executive director of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco. Posted Monday, January 26, 2015 7:47 am CST
|OIG Raps CMS Oversight of Compounded Drugs|
The Office of Inspector General recommends 55 practices that it says CMS and CMS-authorized accreditors should use to oversee compounded sterile preparations. Posted Monday, January 26, 2015 7:07 am CST
|Business Roundup: CHS Enters Michigan, Humana Launches ACO|
Community Health Systems, Inc. has announced that it will purchase 80% equity in Metro Health. In Colorado, Humana and Boulder Community Health have announced the launch of an accountable care arrangement and population health partnership. Posted Monday, January 26, 2015 7:01 am CST
|House passes bills to fight human trafficking|
The House on Monday passed a package of legislation to combat human trafficking.Many of the bills passed in the last Congress but didn't get votes in the Senate. Members debated and passed the legislation by voice vote Monday afternoon, despite the... Posted Monday, January 26, 2015 4:47 pm CST
|OVERNIGHT HEALTH: HHS announces major Medicare reforms|
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell on Monday announced an ambitious new effort to reward quality medical care and phase out payments based solely on the volume of services provided in the Medicare program. For the... Posted Monday, January 26, 2015 3:17 pm CST
|Budget office lowers ObamaCare price tag by 20 percent|
The total price tag for ObamaCare’s insurance programs will be 20 percent less than expected, the government’s budget office said Monday.The law’s insurance provisions are now expected to cost $571 billion through 2019 — a drop of about $139... Posted Monday, January 26, 2015 2:53 pm CST