North Central Florida Local News

HCH Healthcare’s North Florida Division Expands Coverage with New Dermatology Practice Offering Telehealth Appointments

Aug 04, 2020 at 10:39 pm by Melissa

HCA Healthcare’s North Florida Division – Orlando Market has expanded its physician specialty coverage in Greater Orlando with the addition of a new dermatology pr.... Read More

Administration Proposes to Expand Telehealth Benefits Permanently for Medicare Beneficiaries Beyond the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Aug 04, 2020 at 07:27 pm by pj

  Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule would make permanent certain telehealth and workforce flexibilities provided during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and impro.... Read More

What Seniors Can Expect as Their New Normal in a Post-Vaccine World

Aug 04, 2020 at 02:48 pm by pj

(ilyaliren/Getty Images)   By Bruce Horovitz, Kaiser Health News Imagine this scenario, perhaps a year or two in the future: An effective COVID-19 vaccine is rout.... Read More

What are Your Patients Thinking? Avoiding Care During the Pandemic Could Mean Life or Death

Aug 04, 2020 at 02:44 pm by pj

(Thomas Barwick/Getty Images)   By John M. Glionna, Kaiser Health News These days, Los Angeles acting teacher Deryn Warren balances her pain with her fear. She&rs.... Read More

Embraer Announces the Phenom 300MED, a Unique Light Jet Medevac Solution 

Aug 04, 2020 at 12:19 pm by pj

  Melbourne FL - Embraer has announced the Phenom 300MED, a unique Medevac solution for Phenom 300 series aircraft, which is also available for retrofit, throu.... Read More

Central Florida Daily COVID-19 Update and ICU Availability

Aug 04, 2020 at 10:00 am by pj

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Statewide Daily Statistics    Total cases: 502,739 Total resident deaths: 7,627 Total Hospitalizations: 28,573 New resid.... Read More

Fauci Unfazed as Scientists Rely on Unproven Methods to Create COVID Vaccines

Aug 03, 2020 at 02:13 pm by pj

(Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA/Bloomberg via Getty Images)   By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News  With millions of lives on the line, researchers have been working at an un.... Read More

Groundbreaking Technology Allows ‘Dead’ Hearts to be Transplanted; Gives Hope to Nation’s Organ Shortage

Aug 01, 2020 at 10:02 pm by pj

  AdventHealth Transplant Institute is the first in Florida to use technology that will greatly expand the donor pool for those needing a transplant.     Th.... Read More

CMS Updates Medicare Payment Policies for Several Types of Healthcare Providers

Aug 01, 2020 at 12:27 am by pj

Three final rules will strengthen Medicare program The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is finalizing three Medicare payment rules that further advance our.... Read More

Employers Requiring COVID Liability Waivers as Conflict Mounts Over Workplace Safety

Jul 30, 2020 at 12:41 pm by pj

(Photo by Lindsey Nicholson via Getty Images)   By Harris Meyer, Kaiser Health News After spending a May day preparing her classroom to reopen for preschoolers, A.... Read More

Public Health Experts Fear a Hasty FDA Signoff on Vaccine

Jul 30, 2020 at 12:26 pm by pj

(KHN illustration/Getty Images)    By Arthur Allen, Kaiser Health News The vaccine trial that Vice President Mike Pence kicked off in Miami on Monday gives t.... Read More

Orlando Health St. Cloud Hospital Expands Healthcare Services with New Medical Pavilion

Jul 28, 2020 at 06:32 pm by pj

  Facility includes primary and specialty physician practices, a walk-in clinic and outpatient lab    The Orlando Health Medica.... Read More

The COVID-19 Downturn Triggers Jump in Medicaid Enrollment

Jul 28, 2020 at 02:53 pm by pj

(KHN illustration/Getty Images)   By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Reversing a three-year decline, the number of people covered by Medicaid nationwide rose ma.... Read More

The Color of COVID: Will Vaccine Trials Reflect America’s Diversity?

Jul 28, 2020 at 02:43 pm by pj

 (Lynne Shallcross/KHN illustration; Getty Images)   By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News When U.S. scientists launch the first large-scale clinical trials f.... Read More

Last Thing Patients Need During Pandemic: Being Last to Know a Doctor Left Network

Jul 28, 2020 at 02:37 pm by pj

(KHN Illustration/Getty Images)   By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News NEW YORK — As the coronavirus spread silently through New York City early this yea.... Read More

With DACA Ruling, Did Supreme Court Grant Trump New Powers To Reshape Health Care?

Jul 28, 2020 at 02:32 pm by pj

 (Jonathan Newton /The Washington Post via Getty Images)   By Jon Greenberg, PolitiFact, Kaiser Health News President Donald Trump came into office vowing to.... Read More

Technology Divide Between Senior ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-Nots’ Roils Pandemic Response

Jul 28, 2020 at 02:27 pm by pj

(KHN Illustration/Getty Images) By Judith Graham Family gatherings on Zoom and FaceTime. Online orders from grocery stores and pharmacies. Telehealth appointments with.... Read More

Patient-Centered Wound Care

Jul 28, 2020 at 02:09 pm by pj

  By DR. NILMA ELIAS SANTIAGO   Ask a patient with a chronic wound how they feel about it and they will tell you the emotional, psychological, financial, and phys.... Read More

Getting Telemedicine Right: Key Considerations for Technology, Workflow and Measuring Success

Jul 28, 2020 at 12:28 pm by pj

  By Jeanette Ball, RN, PCMH CCE and Dana Bensinger, MSN, RN-BC    The benefits of telemedicine are becoming increasingly known, eve.... Read More

CNS Healthcare Announces Local Enrollment for Late Stage Global Study of mRNA Vaccine Candidate Against COVID-19

Jul 28, 2020 at 12:06 pm by pj

  Mike Dever, MD will lead the CNS Healthcare study program   Potential participants can visit to learn more about.... Read More