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How Ontario's new regional health teams will operate is anyone's guess in 'low-rules environment'
No one is sure how they will be governed or funded, or how they will function. But they will be the way forward for health care in the province.
Jul 20, 2019 09:04 UTC Health-Care Read More

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

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

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

New report sets stage for Georgia's health care 'waiver' debate
A state-funded report released Thursday underscores the challenges that Gov. Brian Kemp faces in crafting a plan to provide more health care coverage to…
Jul 18, 2019 13:41 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

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

Demolition Begins to Make way for new Medstar Shah Medical Group Building in Waldorf
The building at the intersection of Route 301 and St. Patrick's Drive in Waldorf is often overlooked by passersby. A wall of trees along southbound 301 limits the…
Jul 17, 2019 16:21 UTC Health-Care Read More

Texas Father of 6 Dies of Flesh-Eating Bacteria Despite Never Going in the Water
Gary Evans never went for a swim during a trip with his wife to Magnolia Beach in Texas, along the Gulf of Mexico, but a day spent crabbing in the waters was…
Jul 17, 2019 15:45 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

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

How Medicare for All Would Stop Hospitals Like Hahnemann From Closing
Taking the profit motive out of health care would ensure that hospitals could provide excellent care to all who need it.
Jul 16, 2019 17:51 UTC Health-Care Read More

Radical health service report underlines Canberra's plight
Despite the high proportion of Canberrans choosing to pay for access to the private system, many use the public system when they can.
Jul 16, 2019 13:59 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

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

Gilead Sciences raises stake in Galapagos as part of $5.1B deal
The two companies have partnered with each other previously on a drug to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Jul 14, 2019 17:16 UTC Health-Care Read More

Legacy Healthcare takes control of SD nursing homes in receivership
It's been a long road for many nursing facilities in the state, but stability appears to be on the horizon for one group. On July 1, Legacy Healthcare took over…
Jul 14, 2019 12:29 UTC Health-Care Read More

Michigan Opioid Study Discusses Access to Primary Care Clinics for Patients with Chronic Pain
The findings in a study in the state of Michigan suggest that access to primary care may be reduced for patients taking prescription opioids. The study results…
Jul 14, 2019 09:56 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

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

Maine health officials looking for links in 6 cases of Legionnaire's disease
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating six recent cases of Legionnaires' disease in the Bangor area to see if they are connected.
Jul 12, 2019 15:59 UTC Health-Care Read More

1st reported measles case in Ohio confirmed by Department of Health
This is the first confirmed measles case in the Buckeye State since 2017, ODH says.
Jul 12, 2019 15:41 UTC Health-Care Read More

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