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Diagnostic Reading: 5 Must-Read Articles From the Past Week

November 23, 2015 by Erica Carnevale

Time for another issue of Diagnostic Reading! This week we have included articles about using ultrasound for pediatric intussusception, big data, telehealth's biggest roadbock, cloud security, and EMR adoption.[read more]

Is E-mailing with Patients a Good Idea?

November 23, 2015 by Michael Kirsch

E-mailing directly with patients has its benefits, but the practice of medicine is not yet fully wireless. There are still certain scenarios that led themselves better to an in-person visit rather than an e-mail. Check out some example case studies, and comment with your opinion![read more]

Has CLL Defined Me?

November 22, 2015 by Andrew Schorr

I had responded initially “no” because of the way I am able to live my life. Since 2010, I haven’t needed treatment. The only pill I take is vitamin D3 when I remember. I continue to work as a communications consultant and a medical journalist. I travel when and where I want. I have visited more than a dozen countries since my original diagnosis. Sounds like “no,” doesn’t it?[read more]

Why PPC Should Be a Long-Term Process For Healthcare Companies

November 21, 2015 by Jonathan Catley

We get it. You want leads now. Your business depends on it. When marketers often explain the differences between Pay-Per-Click advertising (PPC) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO), they’ll say that SEO is a long-term process and PPC can get you leads now. While this is true, I think it’s the wrong way to think about PPC.[read more]

Head of the DOJ's Antitrust Division Raises Concerns About Two Proposed Mega-Mergers Between Leading Health Insurers

November 20, 2015 by Katie Brant

The anticipated mergers between four leading health insurers, namely, Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc., and Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp., are causing quite a stir among the American Medical Association (AMA) and antitrust enforcers. They view these mergers as being detrimental to competition and a possible violation of antitrust laws and principles.[read more]


How to Improve Patient Relationship this Holiday Season

November 20, 2015 by Dennis Hung

The holiday season is a time of giving, making memories, overeating and probably more than one family squabble. In addition to finding tips online on how to host the best holiday party ever, the Internet has a plethora of ways to manage stress,...[read more]

Radiology as an Enterprise Model for Collaboration

November 17, 2015 by Erica Carnevale

Collaboration has become a key component of today’s healthcare system. Department silos are breaking down and fading away, and from the rubble is born multidisciplinary teams with a focus on interoperability across departments.Meaningful Use (MU) has served as a great incentive to make patient information universally available to...[read more]

Value-Based Bundles for Total Joint: The Glass Is More Than Half-Full

November 17, 2015 by Elizabeth Zampino

The bundles are coming! The bundles are coming! While many health systems have been delivering care in value-based bundles for some time, the broad implementation of bundles was made a reality when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid announced the Comprehensive Care for Total Joint proposal to go into effect in early 2016.[read more]

Gadzooks! There's Gluten in my Cheerios!

November 17, 2015 by Michael Kirsch

Recently, General Mills recalled nearly 2 million boxes of gluten-free Cheerios because the boxes were contaminated with wheat. But the FDA's response was a little over the top.[read more]