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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

Aortic valve replacement widens heart patients' options
Heart specialists in Buffalo and across the country brace for greater demand as word spreads about TAVR effectiveness for most patients – including rock…
Jul 19, 2019 09:59 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

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

Scrutiny of CVS-Aetna deal shows AMA's powerful impact
The word “unprecedented” is used frequently in news reports to describe the CVS-Aetna merger, a $69 billion deal approved by the Justice Department last year…
Jul 18, 2019 11:59 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

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

Abbott ramping up FreeStyle Libre production following bountiful Q2
Following a major sales bump in the second quarter of 2019, Abbott Laboratories is planning to significantly ramp up manufacturing for its FreeStyle Libre…
Jul 17, 2019 19:23 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

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

CVS Stock Falls Despite Home Dialysis Trial; DaVita, Fresenius Hit
CVS stock fell, even as CVS Health began a trial of a home dialysis system that could cut into a $35 billion market ruled by Fresenius Medical and DaVita.
Jul 17, 2019 16:04 UTC Health-Care Read More

Travis County Included In Federal Plan To Address Growing Number Of HIV Cases
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention met with other health care leaders in Austin on Tuesday to discuss the need for "disruptive"
Jul 17, 2019 01:18 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

Hearing, Vision Loss Raise Dementia Risk in Older Adults
LOS ANGELES — Impaired vision or hearing loss increases the risk for dementia in older adults. The risk is particularly pronounced in individuals with both…
Jul 15, 2019 18:14 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

Replacing an EHR comes with many challenges and costs
The vast majority of healthcare provider organizations use electronic health records and physician practice management systems to manage the care they give…
Jul 15, 2019 05:50 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

Could a National Health Insurance Fund be just months a...
The time for talk is over, said Zweli Mkhize in his first budget speech as health minister. But if you thought that Cabinet's approval of the National Health…
Jul 14, 2019 23:12 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

Health + Tech Improving hospital business processes with IT
The opportunities for the development and use of technology in healthcare are vast. Knowing how to apply the technology to make hospitals a consumer-friendly…
Jul 14, 2019 05:17 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

GMP Securities reveals its top Canadian Health Care and Tech picks
Looking for a stock that will gain at least 20 per cent over the next year? Look no further than GMP Securities. On Wednesday, GMP released a list of its highest…
Jul 12, 2019 17:31 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

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

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