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Showing 12 articles from January 12, 2015.


Adding a Higher Education Option

UCF College of Medicine begins joint MD-PhD degree program

LAKE NONA MEDICAL CITY -- Beginning this fall, the University of Central Florida (UCF) will offer a combined MD-PhD degree program for students seeking to focus their health careers on both patient care ...



BUILD Health Challenge Issued …

National collaborative awarding up to $7.5 million to improve community health

The Advisory Board Company, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), de Beaumont Foundation and The Kresge Foundation recently joined forces to launch a major public health initiative kn ...

Disability Income Insurance: What Every Physician Needs to Know

Would you ever consider scrimping on your malpractice insurance – buying a cheaper policy to save money – or one-size-fits-all coverage to save time? Probably not, because most physicians know that a solid malpractice policy is a vital part of practicing medicine today. Without it, you could ...

Expanding Access to Psychiatric and Mental Healthcare

Osceola Regional opens Behavioral Health Center for South Orlando

KISSIMMEE — To answer the area’s critical need for psychiatric and mental healthcare in South Orlando and Osceola County, Osceola Regional Medical Center opened the $4.6 million Behavioral Heal ...

High Employer Liability for Employees’ Wrongful Use of Access Privileges to HIPAA Information

In 2010, a Walgreens pharmacist accessed the prescription records of her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend, Abigail Hinchy, for the purpose of gaining information related to Hinchy's use of prescription birth control and potential sexually transmitted infection. That pharmacist divulged this information ...

January 2015

Nemours Awarded Top Hospital Distinction by Leapfrog Group

Nemours Children’s Hospital was one of just nine children’s hospitals in the country to make the annual Top Hospital List from the Leapfrog Group. This elite distinction is awarded to hospitals nationwide for ...

Making Another Strategic Move

Orlando Regional and MCRG acquire Boston Diagnostic Imaging

A 65-year partnership resulted in a first-of-its-kind joint venture that expands Orlando Health’s outpatient offerings for Central Floridians.

Subsidiaries of Orlando Health and Medical Center ...


Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute at Lake Nona

LAKE NONA – Peter Crawford may be an expert in cardiometabolics, but he’s also masterful at explaining in laymen’s terms what he does at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute.

“Frequentl ...

Ten Hot Button Legal Issues to Watch in 2015

Expert Insights for the Coming Year

Already one of the most highly regulated industries in America, 2015 looks to be another active year across healthcare’s legal landscape. Two past presidents of the American Health Lawyers Association, Elisabeth Belmont and J ...

The Private Sector Response to Indoor Bacteria & Viral Contamination

The role of the private sector in the identification and disinfection of surface pathogens is rapidly becoming a necessity. As bacteria continue to adapt and gain resistance to both antibiotics as well as commonly used disinfectants our indoor environments may become a safe harbor for organisms t ...

The Untold Story of Sleep Apneam, Part 1

Juxtaposed in the spectrum of sleep disordered breathing is upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) and obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSA). UARS and OSA are integrated together by one important perturbation – increased respiratory effort. Changes from normal respiratory physiology ...

Vascular Access Centers: A Complex Picture

Vascular access centers (VAC) are a common ancillary service offered by a variety of physicians, mostly nephrologists. They provide a unique setting for patients requiring interventional vascular services in connection with things like oncology, dialysis, nutritional delivery, wound healing, pain ...

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