Physician assistants and nurse practitioners are more likely than physicians to advise patients who have chronic illnesses on how to live healthier lives, according to a new study published in Preventing Chronic Disease.
Epic Systems Corp. has been selected by drugstore chain CVS Caremark Corp. as the provider of an electronic health-record system for its MinuteClinic division, a deal that will extend Epic's ambulatory-care footprint across 800 healthcare clinics in 28 states and as many as 1,500 locations in the not too distant future.
It’s invariably the unseen stories, the hidden, off the beaten track, unprepared accounts that evade our attention, but seem to be an indication of the bigger matters. Like how an Iranian businessman didn’t hesitate a second to invest in an Israeli startup founded by former Israeli defense military personnel. It’s [...]
A Ponemon Institute survey finds that criminal attacks on health care organizations have increased by 100% over the last four years. Meanwhile, 69% of respondents cite Affordable Care Act provisions as a top security and privacy concern. Clinical Innovation & Technology et al.
Joe Kiani has been a leader in patient safety and healthcare innovation for more than 20 years. He is Chairman and CEO of Masimo Corporation, a global medical device manufacturer, and the founder of the non-profit Patient Safety Movement Foundation. His mission is to drastically reduce the more than 200,000 preventable patient deaths that occur in U.S. hospitals every year from medical errors and hospital acquired infections (HAI).
Umar Saif has done a lot in his 35 years. A Pakistani, he earned his PhD in computer science from the University of Cambridge at 22. He began a post doctorate degree at MIT at an age when most of his peers – age wise – had not completed their [...]
Federal investigators are pursuing what may be the first enforcement action against a surgeon involved in a controversial type of medical device firm known as a physician-owned distributorship. The probe follows scrutiny by the government into the impact of these PODs on patient care and costs.
Using data from 2010, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) listed the following as the top five chronic health conditions within the Medicare beneficiary community. High blood pressure (58%) High cholesterol (45%) Heart disease (31%) Arthritis (29%) Diabetes (28%) From the same report (PDF here), they also found that more than two-thirds (about 21 million) [...]