Direct contracts with medical providers help self-insured employers control costs
A growing number of self-insured employers are bypassing health plan administrators and contracting directly with pro-viders in efforts to limit the in-creases in their health care costs.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Schools need nursing plans for students with life-threatening health conditions
A medication or treatment order, if appropriate. The medication or treatment order must be from the child's licensed health care provider , who may be a doctor, physician's assistant, advanced registered nurse practitioner, etc; - Any necessary, ordered medication or equipment to implement the health plan on site.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Infirmary Health in negotiations to take over management of Atmore Community Hospital
The Escambia County Healthcare Authority moved to enter contract negotiations with Infirmary Health to take over management of the Atmore Community Hospital this week.
People over age 65 have a milder immune system boost from flu shots compared with younger people.
Pediatricians Say Later School Start Times Better for Mental Health and Academics
The information provided on the PsyWeb.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her health professional.
WNDU-TV South Bend
Online immunization registry passes milestone
An Indiana State Department of Health website that allows people to download, print, email or fax family immunization records has reached a milestone.
The Miami Herald
Ga. health care provider, tech firm partner
The 14-year agreement was announced Thursday. Some Georgia Regents Health System information technology staff will become Cerner associates starting Sept.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Huntington Ingalls Industries has as a big plan in the works for 2015, but it has nothing to do with building ships.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
CVS Doubles Up Walgreen In Hospital Deals As Obamacare Pushes Collaboration
I've written about health care for more than two decades, starting from my native Iowa where I covered the presidential campaign bus rides of Bill and Hillary Clinton through the Hawkeye state talking health reform and the economy.
Manage infrastructure convergence without losing your grip
Michael Heil remembers when network convergence began to make sense to him. A few years ago, the manager of infrastructure engineering for Cone Health, a regional health care provider in central North Carolina, was asked to stand up a large virtualized SQL environment running Microsoft Amalga in 90 days with no additional resources.
Wrong Diagnosis Leading Cause for Catastrophic Malpractice Payouts
CHICAGO, Aug. 26, 2014 - A study published in the Journal for Healthcare Quality reports that many huge malpractice awards can be prevented by targeted interventions by health care provider organizations to reduce patient safety risks, such as reducing diagnosis errors.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Updated asthma prevalence in Greater Sacramento Region
" California Breathing is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with asthma in California by leading the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Asthma in California .
Crooks and Liars
California Health Provider Regal Medical Group Rejects All ACA Insureds, Takes Everyone Else
Some providers use Medicare as their cash cow while refusing individuals covered under ACA exchange plans.
Local Hospitals Post ER Wait Times
Billboards around town displaying emergency room wait times three for Valley Hospital and three for Deaconess are part of a promotion for a pledge to have people in front of a health care provider within 30 minutes of checking in.
Partners HealthCare Reaches Payment Agreement With Somerville
Partners HealthCare has reached an agreement with the city of Somerville to make annual municipal services payments for offices it plans to build in Assembly Square.
3M Partners with Premier, Inc. on Purchasing Agreement for Catheter Securement and Stability Products
In a move aimed at bringing greater economic efficiencies to Premier's more than 100,000 health care provider members, the new agreement allows them to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier.
Readiness for school not always about age - Tue, 26 Aug 2014 PST
It is nearly time for another school year. Registration, buying school supplies, getting a physical, updating vaccines and picking out school clothes are all a part of the ritual of going to school.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
National Immunization Awareness Month
August is National Immunization Awareness Month and now is the right time to ask your health care provider about your vaccinations.
Mayo to offer at-home screening test for colon cancer
Mayo Clinic physicians will begin prescribing an at-home colon cancer screening test that it developed with Exact Sciences Corp. Rochester-based Mayo is the first health care provider to offer Cologuard, which tests stool samples for DNA mutations and blood biomarkers that indicate a patient may have cancer.
Treating the mind - Part 2
When Tina Carlson, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, began searching for nurse practitioners willing to be trained to care for patients with mental health conditions, she knew it wouldn't be easy.