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The story behind removing the satisfaction score barrier from safe prescribing

CMS announced that they will remove questions related to pain from the hospital consumer assessment of health care providers and systems (HCAHPS), commonly known as patient satisfaction survey.  This means that hospitals would continue to use the questions to survey patients about their inpatient pain management experience, but these questions would not affect the level […]

If You Want A Reason To Keep Your Medical Records To Just Those You Really Trust This Is It!

This appeared a few days ago:Terror review to consider giving spy agencies access to mental health records, Malcolm Turnbull saysJuly 22, 20169:53amKARA VICKERY News Corp Australia NetworkPRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed...Show More Summary

Huron Consulting Group Acquires HSM Consulting: 6 Things to Know

  Management consulting firm Huron Consulting Group Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Healthcare Services Management, Inc. (HSM), a firm specializing in healthcare IT and management consulting. Here are six things to know about the acquisition: 1. Show More Summary

Medisafe App Launches Medisafe for Pharma to Address Non-adherence

Medisafe, a personalized medication management platform with nearly three million patient and caregiver users has launched Medisafe for Pharma. Medisafe’s latest pharma offering will address all three major challenges attributed to non-adherence – patient quality of care (e.g. Show More Summary

Executive Health Centre Taps BaseHealth for Genomics-driven Health Assessment Engine

BaseHealth, a comprehensive predictive analytics company for healthcare has inked a partnership with Canada-based Executive Health Centre, one of the leading preventative health care clinics in North America. Through the partnership,...Show More Summary

Here Is A Readable Version of the ADHA’s Strategy Milestones. They Really Are Just Dreaming!

I have typed it out for ease of readingADHA Strategy MilestonesSlide Contents:Year 1:Milestone: Lay FoundationsConsumers: Opt-in and Opt-out My Health Records trialsHealth Workers: Create guidelines and common languagesYear 2:Milestone:...Show More Summary

It Really Looks Like The ADHA Has Slipped Its Moorings!

This was sent to me a little while ago: Sorry about the quality - seeking compulsory health records for all citizens in year 2. What on earth?? This is the sort of fantastical nonsense and time frames that just confirms we should all be very alarmed. Show More Summary

It Really Looks Like The ADHA Has Slipped Its Moorings!

This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David.

Residency doesn’t prepare you for these 7 important topics

There’s no doubt physicians entering practice today leave their residency programs with a tremendous amount of medical education and training; what seems like a lifetime’s worth of knowledge crammed into just a few, intense years of instruction. Show More Summary

Ace your medical school interview by being yourself

Did you know that the majority of medical schools only interview about 15 to 20 percent of the applicants that submit an application to that school? Albert Einstein College of Medicine, for instance, had 8,138 people apply for entrance. 1,324 were interviewed. That’s only 16.27 percent of the applicants. If you have an interview, that […]

AMA, Omada Health, Intermountain Healthcare Launch Digital Health Program to Reduce Type 2 Diabetes

The American Medical Association (AMA), Omada Health, and Intermountain Healthcare today announced a digital health initiative aimed at reducing the alarming number of adults who develop type 2 diabetes. The new partnership will create...Show More Summary

Week 4 of the Special Issue on Preventing Diabetes

PLOS Medicine Senior Editor Richard Turner discusses the fourth and final week of the Special Issue on Preventing Diabetes. Read about week one Read about week two Read about week three This fourth and ultimate week of PLOS Medicine...

Nomad Health Lands $4M to Connect Doctors with Freelance Clinical Work

Nomad Health, a digital health startup creating an online marketplace connecting doctors with freelance clinical work has raised $4M in the funding. The Series A round was led by First Round Capital and RRE Ventures with participation from.406 Ventures. Show More Summary

Tumor Patch Brings Three Weapons to Fight with Cancer

18 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

MIT researchers have created an implantable patch for the administration of three completely different therapies to tumor sites in order to kill and prevent the recurrence of cancer. The hydrogel patch is embedded with gold nanorods that are able to heat up and ablate nearby tissue when illuminated by infrared light. Show More Summary

How CMS’ Proposed Meaningful Use Changes Would Reduce Stage 2 & 3 Burdens on Providers

Editor’s Note: Thomas Grove is a Principal of Consulting and Compliance Services at Phoenix Health Systems, a division of Medsphere Systems. As a healthcare management executive with 20+ years of experience, Thomas has extensive expertise in strategic assessments and planning, revenue cycle management, and process improvement. Show More Summary

Can medicine cure what’s wrong with U.S. immigration policy?

Recent events seem to be signaling an increasing sentiment toward hitting the metaphorical “pause button” on immigration or perhaps even adopting more anti-immigrant postures in the US and in many other places around the world. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued its deadlocked non-decision in United States v. Texas, No. 15-674 which […]

NewYork-Presbyterian Launches Telehealth Platform, NYP OnDemand

  NewYork-Presbyterian has announced an expansion of its telehealth efforts with the launch of NYP OnDemand, a new suite of digital health services designed to improve and expand patient care, while also extending access to the clinical...Show More Summary

Sansoro Health Lands $1.5M for EMR Integration Solution

Sansoro Health, an EMR integration company has raised $1.2M in seed funding led by San Francisco-based investor Healthy Ventures, with additional funds coming from TreeHouse Health and angel investors. The company will use the investment to enhance its open API software, expand its team, and further develop its marketing and sales capabilities. Show More Summary

How Specialty Pharmacy Is Penetrating Buy-and-Bill Oncology Channels

The distribution channel for provider-administered oncology drugs is undergoing significant change—notwithstanding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) misguided and controversial Part B Drug Payment Model. As you will...Show More Summary

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