Latest Florida DOH COVID-19 Information and Updates

Jun 25, 2020 at 04:30 am by pj

     Florida COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard       Up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19 with the Florida DOH  &nb.... Read More

Hospitals Lose Legal Fight Over Price Transparency

Jun 24, 2020 at 10:59 pm by pj

From Bloomberg Law   The Trump administration can keep its rule requiring hospitals to disclose the prices they privately negotiate with insurance companies, a federal.... Read More

AMA: Health Insurance Industry Failure to Adopt Prior Authorization Reforms Requires Federal Response

Jun 23, 2020 at 06:23 pm by pj

After years of inaction, prior authorization may only be fixed through federal interventionCHICAGO – More than two years after a landmark consensus statement s.... Read More

IBH Launches Dysruption, an Industry First, Mental Health, Breakthrough Technology Focused, Corporate Incubator

Jun 23, 2020 at 06:12 pm by pj

IBH Population Health Solutions (Integrated Behavioral Health, Inc.), one of the nation’s largest digitally enabled mental healthcare providers, today announced the.... Read More

St. Jude Creates Resource for Pediatric Brain Tumor Research

Jun 23, 2020 at 06:04 pm by pj

Corresponding and co-senior author Martine Roussel, Ph.D., St. Jude Tumor Cell Biology, helped create O-PDX models to speed discovery and test novel therapies f.... Read More

UCF and HCA Programs Celebrate Graduating Residents

Jun 23, 2020 at 05:31 pm by pj

The taskforce of healthcare workers battling COVID-19 got a much-needed boost with the addition of 137 newly trained physicians who are ready to enter practice. Residents and.... Read More

Is A Second Wave Of Coronavirus Coming, Or are We Still in the First? 

Jun 23, 2020 at 04:20 pm by pj

    Louis Jacobson, PolitiFact    As Americans continue to grapple with the novel coronavirus, one question is on a lot of people’s minds: Are we.... Read More

US Nurses at For-Profit Hospital Chain, HCA, to Strike Over Cuts and PPE Shortages

Jun 23, 2020 at 02:57 pm by pj

(Frederic J Brown/AFP via Getty Images)   Michael Sainato, The Guardian, Kaiser Health News Nurses and support staff at HCA Healthcare, the largest for-profit hospital.... Read More

Pandemic Forced Insurers To Pay For In-Home Treatments. Will They Disappear?

Jun 23, 2020 at 02:52 pm by pj

(Irina_Strelnikova/Getty Images)   Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News After seven days as an inpatient for complications related to heart problems, Glenn Shanoski was i.... Read More

As Problems Grow With Abbott’s Fast COVID Test, FDA Standards Are Under Fire

Jun 23, 2020 at 02:44 pm by pj

(Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)   Rachana Pradhan Kaiser Health News In mid-May, the Food and Drug Administration issued a rare public warning about an Abbott Labor.... Read More

How Those With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Cope With Added Angst Of COVID

Jun 23, 2020 at 02:38 pm by pj

    Elizabeth Lawrence , Kaiser Health News Before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the United States, Chris Trondsen felt his life was finally under contr.... Read More

Easy To Say ‘Get Tested.’ Harder To Do. Here’s How.

Jun 23, 2020 at 02:34 pm by pj

    Bernard J. Wolfson and Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News  Will Bondurant decided to get tested for COVID-19 after attending three racial justice demonstr.... Read More

CMS Announces Membership of Independent Coronavirus Commission on Safety, Quality in Nursing Homes

Jun 20, 2020 at 06:50 pm by pj

  Today, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the MITRE Corporation has published the membership of the independent Coronavirus Commiss.... Read More

Orlando Health and SeaWorld Partner to Reopen Theme Parks Safely

Jun 20, 2020 at 06:42 pm by pj

Orlando Health has partnered with SeaWorld’s Orlando parks (SeaWorld, Aquatica, and Discovery Cove) to prepare its theme parks for a safe reopening and to work together.... Read More

Self Elected as Chair of Florida’s Advisory Council of Faculty Senates

Jun 18, 2020 at 01:27 pm by pj

Dr. Bill Self, an associate professor in the Burnett School of Biomedical Science, was recently elected as the chair of the statewide Advisory Council of Faculty Senates. In t.... Read More

UCF Researchers Start Projects to Fight the Pandemic

Jun 18, 2020 at 01:22 pm by pj

As COVID-19 continues to impact the world, College of Medicine researchers are doing their part to fight it. The medical school recently awarded $20,000 in start-up grants to.... Read More

Study Creates First Ever 3D Map of Heart’s Neurons

Jun 18, 2020 at 01:17 pm by pj

Dr. Zixi Jack Cheng   A team of UCF College of Medicine scientists have helped develop a virtual 3D heart that shows the body’s neurons and their connection to th.... Read More

CMS Issues Proposed Rule for Commercial Plans and States to Negotiate Payment for Innovative Therapies Based on Patient Outcomes

Jun 18, 2020 at 01:04 pm by pj

  Proposed rule updates provisions to promote value-based payment for prescription drugs The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule t.... Read More

PAVe Fighting Predatory Marketing of Vaping Products to Teens

Jun 18, 2020 at 12:06 pm by pj

  Parents Against Vaping E-Cigarettes (PAVe) are irate over the marketing of e-cigarettes to minors and have sent a letter to the FDA to complain of what they see as non.... Read More

New Class of 12 Pediatric Residents Begins at Nemours Children’s Hospital

Jun 18, 2020 at 10:53 am by pj

Nemours Children’s Hospital held a special ceremony to officially welcome the second group of recruited physicians in training for its three-year residency program. At a.... Read More