Lebanon, Pa.-based Good Samaritan Hospital has aligned its brand identity with York, Pa.-based WellSpan Health to reflect the two entities’ recent consolidation, according to the Lebanon Daily News.
The healthcare IT job market appears to be flying a steady course, with few layoffs expected and an overall optimistic forecast for the next year.View full post
Despite the promise of secure messaging to help patients and providers manage blood pressure, current messages do not effectively close the loop, according to a study published in Telemedicine and e-Health.read moreView full post
To the Editor: Ephedra (ma huang) is an ephedra alkaloid botanical (primarily ephedrine and pseudoephedrine) with sympathomimetic activity. Ephedra can have a substantial effect on the cardiovascular and central nervous systems through direct adrenergi…View full post
CMS announced Wednesday some physicians will continue to experience a temporary 21 percent pay cut, even though Congress finalized the repeal of Medicare’s ‘doc fix’ in plenty of time Tuesday night, according to The Hill.View full post
As Thanksgiving approaches, I am reminded of the many things I am grateful for, particularly the daily progress that is made to improve care for individuals and families across the country. This is work that cannot be achieved by one industry on its own, but rather takes the commitment on behalf of all stakeholders to focus on evidence-based care delivery that’s coordinated and patient-centered. Continue reading →
It’s becoming more and more apparent that physician practices must make some strategic changes to stay viable. But given the time, expense and disruption that practice reinvention creates, you want to make sure you get it right. Bruce Bagley, M.D., senior advisor to the professional satisfaction and practice sustainability effort at the American Medical Association, offers 5 ways to make make stratefic changes with greater efficiency.