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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]

Benchmarking: The Case for Looking Outside the Healthcare Box

January 14, 2016 by Stewart Gandolf, MBA

Millennial medical students are starting their third year clerkships in hospitals around the country and are asking: Where is the cutting age technology I am used to? Where are the seamless communication systems? Where is the user experience? The students are evaluating the care systems they are asked to inherit…and thinking twice.[read more]

FDA’s Agenda for 2016: Biggest Issues on Agency’s Calendar for the New Year

January 13, 2016 by Katie Brant

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has great influence on a vast array of issues impacting the medical industry in the U.S. The decisions it makes in 2016 will have a significant impact for health care providers and on the lives of many Americans. Here is a look at the top issues on the agency’s agenda in 2016.[read more]

10 Things to Know to Survive Your Medical Residency

January 12, 2016 by Michael Jones

You graduated medical school and are officially an MD or DO. The funny thing is, you may not feel ready to be responsible for other peoples’ lives just yet. But guess what? You are responsible. Keeping some of the following tips in mind may help you get through the next few years.[read more]

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Does Legalized Marijuana Impact the Healthcare Industry?

January 4, 2016 by Ryan Kh

While it’s true that cannabis can become habit forming, it is also true that for many, cannabis helps more than it hurts. So, what does that truly mean for our healthcare industry?[read more]

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What Doctors Should Know About Symptoms & Dangers of Concussions

December 31, 2015 by Ryan Kh
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Thus, it’s no big surprise that concussions are no laughing matter. Recent reevaluation of the risks these injuries pose to people has shown that seemingly low-risk concussions can actually be far more destructive to us than previously believed. No where is this more apparent than in athletics.[read more]

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Career Searching? Don't Forget Nursing!

December 17, 2015 by Ryan Kh
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When you reach a point in your life where you're making a choice of careers--or a change in careers--don't give up on reliable jobs like nursing. There are some unique things about this job in particular that can make you glad you took it on.[read more]

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The Cost of Quality Medical Supplies

December 2, 2015 by Ryan Kh
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Medical supplies play a key role in the overall patient care plan. Subpar equipment can lead to poor quality or delayed treatment or, worse, infection induced from faulty or unsterile equipment. If you operate a primary hospital, nursing care facility, or any other type of patient care center, you should understand the role quality medical supplies play on a daily basis within your practice.[read more]

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Information-Based Careers for Lab Scientists

November 25, 2015 by Daphne Stanford
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As a healthcare professional, have you considered more information or office-based positions that still require a good deal of specialization?[read more]

Is Pharma “Educating” U.S. Patients in the Wrong Way?

November 25, 2015 by Andrew Schorr

What gets patients angry—besides being upset about their diagnosis—is high drug prices. And direct-to-consumer ads rub salt in the wounds.[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]