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5 Ways to Improve HCAHPS Ratings with a Patient Engagement System

August 15, 2016 by Alex Tate

Across the nation, healthcare consumers have become more conscientious regarding their provider options. Increasingly, they are demanding greater decision-making power and emotional engagement in their own health diagnoses and treatment options. Healthcare providers are answering to this desire by doing everything possible to build and...[read more]

Why Primary Care Physicians Are the Next Phase in CCRC Care

August 10, 2016 by Jennifer Landis

Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) are experiencing a boom in residency, as more seniors with diverse needs prefer the residential alternative of an independent living unit. CCRC contracts often include health care access that a rental or ownership community would not, such as skilled nursing care. Primary care physicians are becoming more in demand for CCRCs.[read more]


3 Doctor's Telemedicine Questions Answered

July 18, 2016 by JT Ripton

There is no way around it, if you are a rural hospital then you represent one of the most endangered hospitals out there today.In fact, there are 673 hospitals that are in danger of shutting down due to financial vulnerability, with 62 hospitals shuttered since 2010, according to iVantageIndex. This is out of a total of 2,078 rural...[read more]


Medicine Or Pseudoscience? Helping Patients Develop Health Literacy

June 11, 2016 by Jenna Cyprus

At a time when we all have access to more information than ever before, it can be difficult to filter through all of that content to determine what’s fact and what’s fiction – and the challenge is only greater for patients working to navigate the world of health and medicine. That’s why, as medical professionals, it’s our responsibility to help our patients develop health literacy skills.[read more]


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]


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]


Healthcare Costs Involved in Treating Drug Addiction

March 31, 2016 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

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]


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

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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