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Michigan health officials investigate multiple cases of gastrointestinal illness
Michigan health officials are investigating multiple cases of a gastrointestinal illness caused by a microscopic parasite, and they say the infected people reported…
Jul 19, 2019 18:25 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

Phreesia's CEO hopes today's strong listing is 'blazing a trail' for 2019's remaining digital health IPOs
The digital health mainstay closed its first day of trading roughly 40% above its set price, and looks forward to scaling its business as a public entity.
Jul 18, 2019 20:01 UTC Health-Care Read More

Kentucky Man Fighting Illness from Flesh-Eating Bacteria
Jonathan Metcalf has been fighting the illness for several weeks and had to have a six-inch section of his thigh removed.
Jul 18, 2019 18:02 UTC Health-Care Read More

Meningococcal, Hep A vaccines to be required for 2019-20 school year in Kansas
Meningococcal and Hepatitis vaccines will be required for the 2019-20 school year.
Jul 18, 2019 17:32 UTC Health-Care Read More

Game On: PDGM Encourages Home Health Agencies to 'Game the System'
When the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), part of the goal was to fix problems that exist…
Jul 18, 2019 15:55 UTC Health-Care Read More

State of emergency, Part 2: Why Ontario badly needs more ER nurses
ANALYSIS: Hospital administrators see them as expendable. But nurses provide care and bring order to chaos — and our hospitals don't have enough of them.
Jul 18, 2019 14:33 UTC Health-Care Read More

Pharmacist blasted over ice trafficking
The Courier Mail reports that the pharmacist, a father of one, was caught with 5kg of methamphetamine when police searched his car in a McDonalds car park in…
Jul 18, 2019 09:21 UTC Health-Care Read More

Ground broken for Lutheran Downtown Hospital Business Journal Gazette
Lutheran Health Network and local elected officials broke ground today on the new Lutheran Downtown Hospital.
Jul 17, 2019 18:10 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

Doctors working overtime as Hawke's Bay's flu season stretches health sector
Hawke's Bay doctors are working feverishly as winter flu and injuries overwhelm the region's medical centres and the hospital's Emergency Department.
Jul 17, 2019 09:22 UTC Health-Care Read More

Local doctors get training necessary to prescribe opioid treatment
SAN ANTONIO – Local doctors are working to give more people access to opioid treatment, and it all starts with giving doctors more access. A drug called…
Jul 16, 2019 21:59 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

Ontario Investing in New Program to Support Seniors' Mental Health
TORONTO - Seniors want to remain active and live independently in age-friendly communities that are open to their full participation. Yet many seniors face…
Jul 16, 2019 18:26 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

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

Blue Cross Blue Shield, Amerigroup adding 'at least' 350 jobs for new Medicaid plan
DURHAM - "At least" 350 new jobs are coming to Cary and Winston-Salem as Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and Amerigroup Partnership staff up to…
Jul 15, 2019 16:55 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

DHMC opening 10-bed neurocritical care unit
LEBANON — While hospital leaders ceremonially opened Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center's new neurocritical care unit on Friday afternoon, Wanda…
Jul 12, 2019 21:37 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

ODH director reports first measles case in Ohio
COLUMBUS – Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton confirmed Friday the state's first measles case of 2019. The young adult from Stark County…
Jul 12, 2019 14:48 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

How patient records from one Boston hospital fueled explosion in AI
More than 12000 researchers hailing from more than 70 countries have been granted access to the MIMIC patient database since 2009.
Jul 12, 2019 08:37 UTC Health-Care Read More

Resident Hour Cap Does Not Harm Patients, New Study Confirms
Reductions in residency training hours do not significantly affect quality of patient care, including inpatient mortality, according to a study published online today…
Jul 11, 2019 21:25 UTC Health-Care Read More

Houston Methodist Primary Care Group announces plans to open in Tomball
Houston Methodist Primary Care Group will open in the Tomball Marketplace, located at the southwest corner of Hwy. 249 and FM 2920, in September,…
Jul 11, 2019 18:14 UTC Health-Care Read More

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