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Opinions

Amazon looks to supply chain as possible entry point for healthcare

February 15, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

(Bloomberg)—Amazon.com may have big ambitions to shake up healthcare, but it appears to be starting small. The Internet giant is angling to become the go-to source for basic medical supplies such as latex gloves, bandages and sutures. While that’s not […]


Opinions

How we can fix our broken health-care system

February 14, 2018

Via: CNBC

What’s past is prologue. These words from William Shakespeare are on my mind as I conclude nearly 20 years of working in the nation’s dynamic health-care sector – both with the biotech company Celgene and as a board member for […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

CDC: Flu hospitalizations highest on record

February 5, 2018

Via: FierceHealthcare

This year’s flu season is shaping to become the worst in recent years, causing a record number of hospitalizations across the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Federal officials don’t think the flu has peaked yet, […]


Opinions

Survey finds most physicians don’t think value-based payment models are the answer to healthcare woes

February 1, 2018

Via: FierceHealthcare

Most doctors don’t think that value-based payment models are the solution to cut healthcare costs and improve quality of care, according to a new survey. The survey by Leavitt Partners found that physicians, employers and healthcare consumers all agree that […]


Opinions

In Real Estate It Is Location, In Healthcare It Is Compliance

January 17, 2018

Via: Forbes

Pointing out that hospital supply chain management (SCM) practice has left a lot to be desired is about as insightful as suggesting that President Trump reconsider the urgency of his tweets. Amidst declining reimbursements, readmission penalties and a steady stream […]


Regulatory

Hospitals, Doctors Brace For Loss Of Children’s Health Funds

January 15, 2018

Via: Forbes

Providers of medical care are once again bracing for the loss of federal funding under the Children’s Health Insurance Program with the Republican-led Congress still unable to come up with a plan to fund it beyond March of this year. […]


Regulatory

CDC quietly postpones nuclear war prep briefing to focus on the flu epidemic instead

January 15, 2018

Via: FierceHealthcare

The nationwide flu epidemic has led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to postpone its planned briefing on preparation for nuclear war and replace the topic with how healthcare officials can respond to severe influenza. The previously scheduled briefing […]


Wellness

What are the best foods for weight loss?

January 15, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Research by scientists has revealed that some foods may have an impact on appetite. These could be beneficial for weight loss when incorporated into a healthful diet and lifestyle. Read on to learn more about seven foods that may be […]


Data Security, Information Management

Saving Lives Starts with Protecting Our Hospitals

January 11, 2018

Via: InformationWeek

Healthcare organizations and the patients they serve have to step up to ensure that medical records and devices are secured from hackers. According to Symantec, only 6% of the IT budget allotted in hospitals is devoted to cybersecurity. Therefore, it […]


Opinions

The Bogus Arguments That The Government Uses To Support Quack Medicine

January 8, 2018

Via: Forbes

Chairman Mao would be delighted, if he were alive to see it. He has now got the U.S. government buying into arguments that he used to hoodwink his own people, decades ago. Never mind that the arguments are all bogus. […]


Opinions

The Rise Of Medical Tourism Accepting Crypto Currencies

January 4, 2018

Via: Forbes

Healthcare is being transformed in many ways. For example, not only are the rich and super-rich embracing concierge medicine, but also so are those less wealthy looking for higher quality care than is often traditionally available. At the same time, […]


Opinions

Opioid prescribing for disabled Medicare beneficiaries related to county-level economic factors

December 28, 2017

Via: The Medical News

For non-elderly Americans on disability, local prescribing of opioid pain medications is significantly related to county-level economic factors like unemployment and income level, reports a study in the January issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer. About half of […]


Opinions

Researchers explore patient-doctor conversations, best practices linked to opioid tapering

December 15, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Increased scrutiny of opioid prescribing for patients with chronic pain has led providers and healthcare organizations to consider opioid-dose reductions, known as tapering. Such actions can precipitate communication challenges for primary-care physicians. A new study, published in The Journal of […]


Opinions

Consumers who froze their credit reports could hit a glitch enrolling in insurance

December 13, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Some Americans who froze their credit reports following the big data breach this year at the credit-rating firm Equifax may be in for a surprise if they try to purchase insurance on the federal health law’s marketplaces. That freeze could […]


Data Security, Information Management

7 Tips for Secure BYOD in Healthcare

December 7, 2017

Via: HITECH Answers

It’s So Easy to Infiltrate If endpoint security – especially for smartphones – wasn’t a top-of-mind issue for healthcare IT leaders before, it certainly is now. I’ve spoken with numerous customers who struggle with it and are asking for guidance. […]