Proposed CMS Rule Aligns Payment Policies

Aug 10, 2016 at 03:44 pm by Staff

A new proposal from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) aims to better align payment policies for physicians in independent practice with hospital-owned pra.... Read More

Health Central Opens New Emergency Department and Bed Tower

Aug 10, 2016 at 03:34 pm by Staff

OCOEE--An impressive gathering of local elected officials, hospital administrators, healthcare providers and curious community folks convened July 7 on the campus of Health Ce.... Read More

Zika: 'Game-Changer' For Florida OB-GYN Docs

Aug 08, 2016 at 12:17 pm by Staff

Sammy Mack, WLRN Kaiser Health News Late last fall, Dr. Christine Curry was at a faculty meeting with her colleagues when the conversation turned to new reports linking the Zi.... Read More

Study Bodes Well For Biosimilars But Highlights Need For More Research

Aug 03, 2016 at 10:22 pm by Staff

Sydney Lupkin Kaiser Health News Research released Monday finds comparable safety and efficacy for one type of biosimilar drugs, complex medicines intended to be near-copies o.... Read More

Medicare's Readmission Penalties Hit New High

Aug 03, 2016 at 10:14 pm by Staff

Jordan Rau Kaiser Health News The federal government's readmission penalties on hospitals will reach a new high as Medicare withholds more than half a billion dollars in payme.... Read More

Meeting the Needs of Patients, Visitors and Staff Through Design

Aug 02, 2016 at 06:34 am by Staff

By Randy Keiser Healthcare facilities are designed to support state-of-the-art medicine and technology, and over the last decade or so, we've seen a growing trend to make sure.... Read More

Teaching Future Doctors About Addiction

Aug 02, 2016 at 06:31 am by Staff

Natalie Jacewicz Kaiser Health News Jonathan Goodman can recall most of the lectures he's attended at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He can recite detailed inst.... Read More

August 2016 Digital Edition

Aug 01, 2016 at 11:07 am by Staff

Study: Patients May Not Be A Hospital's Only Important Customers

Jul 25, 2016 at 01:47 pm by Staff

Today, more than ever, hospitals 'live and die' by patient discharge satisfaction numbers. Yet, a recent independent research study reveals the patient caregiver who accompa.... Read More

Medicare Prepares To Go Forward With New Hospital Quality Ratings

Jul 22, 2016 at 02:59 pm by Staff

Jordan Rau Kaiser Health News Despite objections from Congress and the hospital industry, the Obama administration said it will soon publish star ratings summing up the qualit.... Read More

For Surgeons, Talking About Adverse Events Can Be Difficult: Study

Jul 20, 2016 at 05:14 pm by Staff

Zhai Yun Tan Kaiser Health News Dr. Thomas Gallagher has been through many tough conversations with patients. He remembers once standing in front of a patient and the patient'.... Read More

Innovation Center to Help Independent Pharmacies Evolve

Jul 20, 2016 at 12:36 pm by Staff

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) has announced the establishment of a new Innovation Center that is intended to further assist and speed up the evolution.... Read More

Sometimes Tiny Is Just The Right Size: 'Microhospitals' Filling Some ER Needs

Jul 19, 2016 at 11:07 am by Staff

Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Eyeing fast-growing urban and suburban markets where demand for health care services is outstripping supply, some health care systems are o.... Read More

Seven Remaining Obamacare Co-Ops Prepare Survival Strategies

Jul 17, 2016 at 12:17 am by Staff

Phil Galewitz Kaiser News Service New failures are piling up among the member-run health insurance co-ops carrying out one of the Affordable Care Act's most idealistic goals,.... Read More

Medical Office Building Construction Remains Robust in Central Florida

Jul 12, 2016 at 02:27 pm by Staff

Hospital growth continues to rise in central Florida with the area seeing both on- and off-campus medical office building construction with nearly 100,000 square feet of new.... Read More

Sparking the Future of Patient Care

Jul 12, 2016 at 02:22 pm by Staff

Orlando, Fla.-based The Garage, a high tech, health IT company recently introduced a new product in the healthcare sector that combines telemedicine with electronic medical re.... Read More

Pediatric Surgery Chief Steadily Grows Division

Jul 12, 2016 at 02:12 pm by Staff

For Adela Casas-Melley, MD, joining Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando this year marked a double homecoming. Not only was she returning to her home state. She was also com.... Read More

Take Your Practice to the Next Level with Video Marketing

Jul 12, 2016 at 02:08 pm by Staff

Searching for the right physician can be extremely daunting. As with any other product or service in the current market, people are digging in and doing their research before.... Read More

The Villages Regional Hospital Unveils New Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Hospital

Jul 12, 2016 at 02:02 pm by Staff

TVRH Rehabilitation Hospital, located on the fifth floor of The Villages Regional Hospital's (TVRH) North Tower, officially opened its doors to patients on July 1. The new 20-.... Read More

Integrated Independent Physicians Network Growing Rapidly in Central Florida Area

Jul 12, 2016 at 01:56 pm by Staff

Navigating the healthcare maze in today's environment is challenging for consumers, employers, physicians, hospitals, and all other healthcare providers. Pressures for reduced.... Read More