Posts tagged with 'medical'
Business Support Small But Growing for Single-Payer HealthRead the rest of this entry »
While the national discussion of a single-payer health plan falls along political lines, there is a small, but growing group that sees such as system as good for business -- employers struggling to keep up with the cost of providing health insurance.
“Businesses are really angry about the system, and there is a lot of frustration with its rising costs and dysfunction,” Dan Geiger tells Kaiser Health News. Although no Fortune ...
Hospitals More Willing to Accept Med Students Trained AbroadRead the rest of this entry »
The looming shortage of physicians is prompting hospitals to take a closer look at hiring U.S. citizens who got their medical training abroad.
In the past, hospital residency programs gave priority to medical school grads educated in the U.S. There was a justifiable belief that U.S. medical school training was more rigorous. According to a report in the May issues of the Journal of Medical Education and ...
3D Printers Are Pharma's 'Next Great Step'3D printing came to the pharmaceutical industry two years ago when the FDA gave Aprecia Pharmaceuticals approval to use the technology to manufacture its epilepsy medication Spritam.Read the rest of this entry »
Though adoption of 3D pharmaceutical manufacturing is in its infancy, within a decade the medical application of the technology could exceed $1.9 billion, an estimate that may already be outdated as the pace of development has been accelerating steadily. Before drug companies ...
Why Patients Rate Their Doctors the Way They DoWhen patients post reviews about their doctors how long they wait, how staff treats them and the appearance of the office all influence their opinion even before they get into an exam room.Read the rest of this entry »
In a survey of some 6 million patient reviews, the consumer healthcare shopping site Vitals found most people gave their doctor a 4 or 5 star rating. They used language that made clear the doctor had a ...
What the Amish Know About HealthcareAnyone who's visited western New York State or Pennsylvania's Amish country has seen the simple horse-drawn carriages and unadorned houses and barns.Read the rest of this entry »
They call themselves "Plain" because they eschew modern conveniences and modern society, and prefer to interact with outsiders only in limited ways.
However, when it comes to healthcare, there is nothing plain or simple about their practices. To be sure, home remedies are common, but when ...
The Best and Worst Places For DoctorsApex, North Carolina is an affordable, yet fast growing city on the edge of the state's famed Research Triangle. A half hour west of Raleigh, which itself is a hot employment destination for young professionals, Apex enjoys double-digit job growth and housing with a median price of $243,000.Read the rest of this entry »
No wonder then, that Money magazine ranked it first on its "Best Place to Live" list.
And for all those ...
Doctors Say New Med Codes Take Too Much TimeTwo weeks into the rollout of 140,000 new medical billing codes, major insurers say that it's "so far, so good." Frustrated physicians, however, are calling it a headache.Read the rest of this entry »
On October 1, medical practices nationwide had to implement the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, commonly referred to as ICD-10. The codes are how practitioners, clinics, hospitals and other providers bill insurers and the government.
A Forbes report says ...
After Ebola: How the U.S. Healthcare System Has RespondedThe global panic over an Ebola pandemic has faded as the virus has come under control in Africa. After killing more than 11,000 people worldwide, including one in the U.S. Ebola has disappeared from the headlines.Read the rest of this entry »
Yet in the healthcare system, and especially in hospitals, the fallout of what was mostly a West Africa epidemic is still being felt. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service ...
Will Apple Make Clinical Trials Obsolete?Who's the newest player in the pharmaceutical industry?Read the rest of this entry »
Would you believe Apple? The Apple Watch has gotten attention for its design, powerful processor, and other techie wonders. It's potential for a game changer in the medical field has gotten less attention.
Less attention is not no attention and MacWorld itself suggests the watch may be a "game changer" for medical devices. Mashing up tech innovation with medical needs ...
What's Ahead for Healthcare In 2015Spurred by consumers, technology companies and millions of new participants in health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, the healthcare industry "is undergoing profound transformation." A report looking ahead at the sector in 2015, PriceWaterhouseCoopers says healthcare will come to resemble other customer-facing industries. "Consumers are leading the way, bearingRead the rest of this entry »
more of the cost of their own care — and making more decisions," says the report. Top Health Industry Issues of ...