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Utahn dies after weight-loss surgery in Mexico
A Utahn has died after undergoing weight-loss surgery in Tijuana, Mexico, state health officials said.
Jul 22, 2019 19:15 UTC Health-Care Read More

Healthcare's blind spot: Unmanaged IoT and medical devices
From imaging to monitoring systems, infusion pumps to therapeutic lasers and life support machines, medical devices are used to improve and streamline.
Jul 22, 2019 05:45 UTC Health-Care Read More

How a doctor from a tiny Mediterranean island rose to be Mayo Clinic's new CEO
ROCHESTER – As a young physician, Gianrico Farrugia admired Mayo Clinic's Plummer Building, a historic landmark with massive bronze doors and a soaring…
Jul 21, 2019 00:32 UTC Health-Care Read More

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

Owens Healthcare transitioning to CVS Pharmacy
Owens Healthcare announced Thursday that it will sell 12 retail pharmacies in Northern California to CVS Pharmacy with the transition expected to be…
Jul 20, 2019 04:36 UTC Health-Care Read More

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

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

Hamilton and Burlington health providers apply to be first in Ontario to reinvent care
Hamilton and Burlington organizations want to be among the first to adopt a major overhaul of the health care system by the Progressive Conservative…
Jul 19, 2019 03:12 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

Optum's John Muir Health deal provides a new model for health system collaboration
As part of the deal, Optum will take over non-clinical functions for the provider ranging from IT services, revenue cycle management, analytics and claims…
Jul 18, 2019 17:33 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

"If you like your plan, you can keep it." Biden's health pitch invokes Obama's troubled claim
Joe Biden invoked a risky — and familiar — phrase to sell his health care plan. At an AARP event in Iowa, Biden told voters he'd create a government insurance…
Jul 18, 2019 16:26 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

OSF HealthCare expected to merge with Chicago-based provider
By Neil Doyle. PEORIA – OSF HealthCare, which runs hospitals in Bloomington, Peoria, and Pontiac, is in negotiations for a full merger with Chicago-based…
Jul 17, 2019 23:38 UTC Health-Care Read More

Salary potential influences most residency choices: 10 highest-paid residencies
Almost all medical residents — 93 percent — say salary potential influenced their specialty choice, at least to some degree, according to a survey conducted by…
Jul 17, 2019 22:42 UTC Health-Care Read More

Here's All the Places Where People Have Reported Contracting Flesh-Eating Bacteria in 2019
Each summer, as the waters along the U.S. coastline heat up, cases of flesh-eating bacteria start to grow. The parasite — which can be deadly, depending on…
Jul 17, 2019 20:23 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

Health insurance idea born at U-M could help millions of Americans spend less for the care they need most
ANN ARBOR—Millions of Americans with chronic conditions could save money on the drugs and medical services they need the most, if their health insurance…
Jul 17, 2019 17:13 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

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

Skin sensors are the future of health care
Thin, flexible, wireless monitoring systems could make medicine more predictive and personalized, argue Shuai Xu, Arun Jayaraman and John A. Rogers.
Jul 17, 2019 11:01 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

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

Why Is Healthcare So Expensive? How Mental Health Stigma Drives The Cost Of Therapy & Psych Meds
It's well known that therapy is often expensive, but here are the deeper reasons mental health stigma and our society's lack of awareness drive the costs of…
Jul 16, 2019 14:33 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

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

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

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