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How That New Drug Goes From Idea to Market

April 16, 2016 by Ryan Kh

The development and approval of new drugs is mandated by FDA's CDER (Center for Drug Evaluation and Research) center, the apex government body governing this segment. So how is a drug conceptualized and then developed, marketed, and then transported to various parts of the country for storage, management, and transportation of drugs?[read more]

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Healthcare Costs Involved in Treating Drug Addiction

March 31, 2016 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff
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In a sense, the true costs of drug addiction are incalculable. How do we calculate the cost of incompetence in the public and private sector? How many people are late to work due to one drug-related accident? How many of those people will be fired as a result of being late one too many times?[read more]

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How Physician Offices Can Improve Patient Health Care

March 31, 2016 by Ryan Kh

Doctors and their staff want what is best for patients. Yet in physician offices across the country, it’s becoming an increasingly challenging feat to provide the best level of care for patients despite best intentions. Many are swamped with appointments, understaffed, and stretched thin on resources.[read more]

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Medical Advancement: 6 Things to Know About Your Body

March 21, 2016 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff
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The physician’s office of today is finding itself confronted with the single job of both minimizing their clinical and operating expenses as well as reaching the ever increasing standards of care and safety. In order to ensure that patients receive exceptional treatment, free medical billing software is an outstanding way to meet organizational goals within your finance department.[read more]

Making The Case for Behavioral Health Integration

March 18, 2016 by Moira O'Connell

Thanks to The Excellence in Mental Health Act (ExACT) passed in 2014, it’s predicted that 2016 will be a big year for Behavioral Health. As the country takes critical steps towards moving Behavioral healthcare off the back burner, demand for these services continues to grow.[read more]

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Dramatic Early Clinical Trial Success for New Cancer Treatment

March 14, 2016 by Ryan Kh

Attendees at this year's annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C. were astounded by what they heard. Dr. Stan Riddell, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, shared his ongoing research study and clinical trial results on immunotherapy, an experimental cancer treatment.[read more]

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How Staffing Agencies are Helping Healthcare Professionals Land their Dream Jobs

February 26, 2016 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

Yes, thousands of nurses, nursing aides, rehabilitation workers, home health providers and medical staff of every ilk find work each year through temporary placements. Some of these lead to long-term and even permanent jobs. Some allow workers to simply explore the healthcare profession and all the opportunities within that system.[read more]

2016 Excellence in Behavioral Health Program Design

February 23, 2016 by Moira O'Connell

2016 is going to be a big year for Behavioral Health, thanks to The Excellence in Mental Health Act (ExAct) passed in 2014. The ExAct is a crucial step towards taking behavioral healthcare off the back burner and sparking an important discussion on mental health.[read more]

Should Medicare negotiate drug prices? Probably not

February 11, 2016 by David E Williams

It’s nice that the vast majority of Democrats (93%) and Republicans (74%) have found something to agree upon. Too bad it’s the overrated idea of having Medicare negotiate drug prices.[read more]

Reducing Healthcare Costs Through Company Wellness Plans

February 4, 2016 by Stephen Schimpff

Employers have seen their health care costs rise dramatically over the years. To compensate, they have expected employees to pay an increasing portion of the healthcare insurance premium, expected employees to pay significant co-pays with each physician visit and have purchased policies that restrict individuals to a narrow network of doctors and hospitals.[read more]

5 Healthcare Industry Issues of 2016

January 25, 2016 by Moira O'Connell

It’s only the beginning of 2016, but we've been keeping a close eye on the upcoming healthcare trends for the year. Thanks to the annual Healthcare Issues report by the Health Research Institute of PricewaterhouseCooper (that highlights 10 major issues for the healthcare industry), we are able to take a deeper look into what the New Year may hold for the healthcare industry as a whole. From mobile health to Mergers and Acquisitions, let’s look at the first 5 healthcare industry issues bound to take root this year.[read more]

The Benefits of Specialty Pharmacy: For Hospitals & Health Systems

December 12, 2015 by Moira O'Connell
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The specialty pharmacy industry is booming, and as many pharmacies opt for moving down the specialty pharmacy accreditation path, many hospitals and healthcare systems are starting to realize opening their own specialty pharmacies (or partnership with one) could be a good idea.[read more]