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How to Open a New Urgent Care Center

April 28, 2016 by Jack Roberts

According to the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AACUM), the number of urgent care centers in this country has increased 14 percent to 9,300 centers since 2008.[read more]

Tackling the Side Effects of Parkinson’s Treatment

April 17, 2016 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

Parkinson’s disease is a slowly developing progressive disorder which is estimated to be the second most common neurodegenerative disease. At present, the disease affects 5 million people and the numbers are projected to reach 9 million by the year 2030.[read more]

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Wearables are Improving Clinical Trial Research

April 13, 2016 by Anne Sim

Wearables are rapidly changing the face of individual health care. As they gain popularity with individuals, clinical trial companies are realizing the advantage of wearables.[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]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

March 31, 2016 by Katie Brant

On March 16, 2016, Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives passed a measure that would legalize medical marijuana in certain forms. The vote was 149-43, with all voting Democrats and more than half of Republicans in support of the bill. The bill now moves onto the Senate, which has already approved an earlier version of the measure 10 months ago.[read more]

Happy National Doctors’ Day!

March 30, 2016 by Jonathan Catley
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Today, March 30th, is National Doctors’ day — here’s a bit of history and a few fun facts to help you get into the spirit.[read more]

Kindred Healthcare Inc. To Pay $125 Million to Settle Allegations of False Claims

February 9, 2016 by Katie Brant

Kindred Healthcare Inc. (Kindred), the largest skilled therapy provider in the nation, has agreed to pay $125 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act (FCA). Kindred is accused of billing Medicare for therapy services that were unnecessary or never occurred, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced January 12, 2016.[read more]

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Tech and Precision Medicine: 29 Companies Who Will Lead the Charge

January 22, 2016 by Eugene Borukhovich

Tech companies will likely win large deals in the battle around precision medicine. Why? Those that understand technology and the goals of medicine will be able to create value in the precision medicine value chain by offering platforms to interpret and connect data points.[read more]

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Addiction: The Road to Recovery After the Hospital

November 24, 2015 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff
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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]

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]

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]