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Addiction: The Road to Recovery After the Hospital

November 24, 2015 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

The prevalence of addictions has risen sharply in recent years. According to the CDC, 2.5% of people over the age of 12 have illegally used drugs in the past month. Since addictions are more common than ever before, medical professionals are looking for new ways to help treat their patients. Many doctors are trying to treat addictions with the use suboxane. However, others prefer alternative treatments.[read more]

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]

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]

What is “Arts and Health?”

November 20, 2015 by Colleen Young

The arts and health can intersect in many different ways, with different aims and outcomes. The arts can help us to understand, communicate and cope with various experiences of human illness – be it our own or a loved one’s, a patient’s or a provider’s. The arts help to reconnect us with the human element of health and health care.[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]


How Digital Is Transforming Employee Healthcare

November 16, 2015 by Jessica Oaks

Even as employers are shifting healthcare costs back onto employees' shoulders companies are realizing that employee wellbeing can have an impact on the bottom line. While those employees are now responsible for a greater percentage of their medical bills, technological advances are also making it easier for them to not only find and...[read more]

HIPAA Basics For Licensed Health Care Professionals: Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules

November 16, 2015 by Katie Brant

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued a HIPAA fact sheet for health care professionals and organizations. We could all use a little refresher from time-to-time.[read more]


The Healthcare Costs Associated with Alcohol Addiction

November 16, 2015 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

For most people, alcohol is a social drug – used in moderation. There are even studies that show that light alcohol consumption can have health benefits for certain populations. However, there are those for whom alcohol is an addiction. And it's costly.[read more]


When a Health Care Business Model Disruption is Self-Destructive

November 13, 2015 by David Davidovic

Three companies - Valeant, Theranos, & Turing - have recently gained notoriety in the healthcare space. Each openly expressed their desire and plans to disrupt everything based on completely new business models - but is it working?[read more]

Emergency Nurses: An Overabundance of Violence

November 11, 2015 by Annette Hogan

As part of a normal workday, emergency nurses witness the injuries and human suffering that result from violence. But what about when emergency nurses become victims of violence?[read more]

Hospitals and Caregivers: Coordinating Care to Serve Patients

November 6, 2015 by Christina Thielst

Consolidation, especially in small and rural communities, has been hurting patients. It sounds like things will get worse for all seniors. Check out this infographic to see what hospitals can do to coordinate care to better serve patients.[read more]


Common Characteristics of Fad Diets

November 5, 2015 by Jenna Cyprus

So many diets sound too good to be true - and most of the time, they are. Read on to learn about the 4 characteristics that will tip you off to a fad diet.[read more]