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Wal-Mart provides evidence Obamacare is working

August 20, 2015 by David E Williams

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What’s in your basket? Weakness in Wal-Mart's pharmacy business is a sign that the Affordable Care Act is having an impact for lower middle class families.[read more]

2015 Trends for Rural Hospitals and Rural Healthcare

August 18, 2015 by Moira O'Connell

According to the NC Rural Health Research Program there have been 56 rural hospital closures since 2010. The reasons behind the closures may vary but the message rings true, rural hospitals are struggling and something needs to be done. From difficulties implanting new HER systems to the re-evaluation of Medicare reimbursements, rural hospitals are looking for new ways to stay afloat. We’ve selected 4 trends that we’ve seen buzzing in the rural healthcare sector this year and that have been helping rural hospitals make the changes they need to succeed.[read more]

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3D-Printed Pill Opens Up World of Customized Medication

August 11, 2015 by Nishita Pereira-Gracias

Every time a one-of-a-kind 3D-printed trinket takes center stage, the power of the technology seems to blow our minds – whether it is Strati, the first 3D-printed car; the 3D Varius, the first SLA 3D-printed electric violin; the 2-story villa being built in China with 3D-printed modules; or pizzas, cookies, and cakes printed by XYZ...[read more]

The 5 Biggest Challenges Healthcare Leaders are Facing in 2015

August 5, 2015 by Moira O'Connell

2015 Healthcare Challenges

2015 has been a big year of change for many healthcare systems. With this change, healthcare leaders have been faced with many challenges, including complying with new federal regulations and making strategic moves towards better care. We've compiled a list of the five biggest challenges healthcare leaders have been facing this year.[read more]

CMS Finds More Than 10% of Payments Paid Improperly

August 4, 2015 by Phil C. Solomon

 GAO Report Identifies Vulnerabilities in CMS’s Enrollment ProcessTo enroll in Medicare, providers and suppliers must use the Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS). According to CMS, as of December 31, 2014, there were about 1.8 million healthcare providers and suppliers enrolled in PECOS and, in fiscal year 2014,...[read more]

Doctors 2.0 and You: Conference, Community, and Medical Association #doctors20

July 22, 2015 by Denise Silber

This was my second time attending the Doctors 2.0 and You conference in Paris. My first time was last year and I plan to attend every year from now on. Why? Short answer: The people I meet, the speakers and their presentations, information on the latest trends, and the early discussions about collaborative projects all start at the conference and then continue to mature after the conference.[read more]

One Food that is Killing You

July 21, 2015 by Gary Epler
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Too much omega-6 is one food that scientists are now saying will cause increased mortality by causing inflammation throughout the body resulting in heart disease and stroke.[read more]

In These 10 States, Cost-of-Living and Cost-of-Care Are Dramatically Different

June 23, 2015 by Brad Wright

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Brad Wright looks at the latest report that shows the cost of healthcare in 10 different American states. Interestingly, the cost-of-living did not affect the cot of healthcare. Here's how the capitals of the 10 states rank in order from most expensive to least expensive health care.[read more]

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The Bionic Man Makes History in Mind-Controlled Prosthetics

May 27, 2015 by Nishita Pereira-Gracias

A new generation of mind-controlled prosthetic technologies for amputees is changing the game. Long term goals are to find more ways for humans to be able to control dexterous robotic devices without any invasive surgeries or implants.[read more]

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BioPharma Beat: mHealth Apps - to Regulate or Not to Regulate

May 12, 2015 by David Davidovic
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We are witnessing exuberance about all things digital, especially in the health space. As healthcare apps for mobile devices continue to proliferate, soon to be in the thousands, there is a lingering question as to whether or not they will be regulated, by whom, and to what extent.[read more]

4 Ways to Harness Trending Headlines in Your Physician Marketing Strategy

March 18, 2015 by Jonathan Catley

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When a hot topic about medicine goes viral, it is a golden opportunity for physician marketers. Health topics provide fodder for custom content in a wide variety of mediums. Here are four ways physician marketers can take advantage of trending headlines.[read more]

Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Anthem Hacked

February 11, 2015 by Morgan Brown

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Anthem Inc., provider of Blue Cross and Blue Shield health insurance, revealed that hackers broke into a database housing records of 80 million Anthem customers and employees in, what the Wall Street Journal says could be the largest healthcare data breach in history.[read more]