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Michigan Health Officials Confirm State's 46th Case of Measles
Michigan health officials have confirmed the state's 46th measles case this year. The Detroit Health Department says they confirmed the latest case in someone…
Jul 19, 2019 15:47 UTC Health-Care Read More

1 in 20 patients experience preventable harm while receiving medical care, study finds
About 1 in 10 patients experience some kind of harm while receiving medical care and in about half of those cases — 1 in 20 — the harm is preventable,…
Jul 19, 2019 13:43 UTC Health-Care Read More

California Woman Has Flesh-Eating Bacteria Despite Not Going in Water
Noelle Guastucci was celebrating July 4th weekend when her foot suddenly started swelling and she developed a rash.
Jul 18, 2019 22:51 UTC Health-Care Read More

Dietary substitute kratom stays in legal gray area
CHI Health Pharmacist Bob Grenier said there's no clear cut consensus about kratom at the federal level.
Jul 17, 2019 22:30 UTC Health-Care Read More

Catholic hospitals Little Company of Mary, OSF HealthCare plan to merge
Little Company of Mary's days as an independent hospital would be over when the deal with OSF HealthCare concludes. Crain's has more.
Jul 17, 2019 20:08 UTC Health-Care Read More

B.C. announces new urgent care centre for East Vancouver
The REACH Urgent and Primary Care Centre will be fully operational by October.
Jul 17, 2019 18:39 UTC Health-Care Read More

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

American Medical Association enacts reimbursement codes for 3D printing services in healthcare
The American Medical Association (AMA) has accepted a proposal from the American College of Radiology (ACR) which advances the use of 3D printing in…
Jul 17, 2019 11:51 UTC Health-Care Read More

Travis County Included In Federal Plan To Address Growing Number Of HIV Cases
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention met with other health care leaders in Austin on Tuesday to discuss the need for "disruptive"
Jul 17, 2019 01:18 UTC Health-Care Read More

Kaiser Faces Strike Threat From 85,000 Service Workers
Kaiser Permanente, one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in the United States, is facing the serious threat of a national strike by unions that represent…
Jul 16, 2019 20:30 UTC Health-Care Read More

Exclusive: Trump to order drive for improved flu vaccine
President Donald Trump is readying an executive order that would direct HHS to overhaul the development of flu vaccine and encourage more Americans to get…
Jul 16, 2019 20:00 UTC Health-Care Read More

Intermountain launches value-based care spinoff
Intermountain Healthcare has spun off a new company that aims to help providers, payers and other stakeholders transition to value-based care, the integrated…
Jul 16, 2019 18:50 UTC Health-Care Read More

Seattle Nurse Contracts Measles from Patient — Despite Being Fully Vaccinated
The nurse was wearing protective equipment, but still contracted the virus.
Jul 16, 2019 17:56 UTC Health-Care Read More

Telemedicine is poised to grow as its popularity increases among physicians and patients
Physicians of almost all age groups show an interest in pursuing telemedicine jobs or *service* lines.
Jul 16, 2019 12:09 UTC Health-Care Read More

Cardinal Health Appoints Stephen Mason To Lead Medical Segment
DUBLIN, Ohio, July 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH) today announced that Stephen Mason, President of the company's Cardinal Health…
Jul 16, 2019 11:59 UTC Health-Care Read More

3rd confirmed measles case in El Paso as disease resurges after 25-year absence
The number of confirmed measles cases in El Paso grew to three on Monday, marking what local health officials said was the first resurgence of the…
Jul 15, 2019 22:38 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

Richard Smith: An example of low value health care—time to talk about money and opportunity cost
I'm sitting in the eye clinic for perhaps the tenth time and concluding that the whole programme that I have been through has been a waste of time, resources,…
Jul 15, 2019 16:34 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

The Bedpan: The poor can't afford to follow public health advice
This week: Professor Sir Michael Marmot, professor of epidemiology and public health at University College London.
Jul 15, 2019 00:03 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

Health + Tech Improving hospital business processes with IT
The opportunities for the development and use of technology in healthcare are vast. Knowing how to apply the technology to make hospitals a consumer-friendly…
Jul 14, 2019 05:17 UTC Health-Care Read More

Addition of health insurance company gives Beaumont a competitive plus
Beaumont Health's proposed acquisition of Summa Health in Ohio creates the potential for a new major player in managed care among Michigan's hospital…
Jul 14, 2019 04:04 UTC Health-Care Read More

Siemens, UM System, MU Health Care launch $133M precision medicine alliance
The partnership between Siemens and the University of Missouri will support the UM System's new NextGen Precision Health Institute. (University of Missouri).
Jul 12, 2019 19:19 UTC Health-Care Read More

3 'medical conditions' no longer recognized by doctors
Medical research has changed how doctors diagnose conditions for the better. Read this Spotlight feature to find out about the top three "medical conditions" that…
Jul 12, 2019 16:03 UTC Health-Care Read More

RPS calls for greater pharmacist involvement in tackling type 2 diabetes
Integrating pharmacists as part of diabetes healthcare teams could "dramatically improve the health of patients", according to a major policy report. The Royal…
Jul 12, 2019 11:26 UTC Health-Care Read More

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