Health Systems News and Research RSS Feed - Health Systems News and Research

Elekta striving to build radiation therapy infrastructures and save lives of cancer patients in Africa

Elekta striving to build radiation therapy infrastructures and save lives of cancer patients in Africa

In Africa, cancer kills more people than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Approximately 40 percent of cancer cases can be prevented and 40 percent can be cured with the right treatment. Together with Elekta, ministries of health in almost a dozen African nations are working to build up their radiation therapy infrastructures and save lives. [More]
Neonatal abstinence syndrome on the rise in U.S.

Neonatal abstinence syndrome on the rise in U.S.

The number of infants born in the United States with drug withdrawal symptoms, also known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), nearly doubled in a four-year period. By 2012, one infant was born every 25 minutes in the U.S. with the syndrome, accounting for $1.5 billion in annual health care charges, according to a new Vanderbilt study published in the Journal of Perinatology. [More]
Main Street fully exits investment in California Healthcare Medical Billing

Main Street fully exits investment in California Healthcare Medical Billing

Main Street Capital Corporation announced that it recently fully exited its investment in California Healthcare Medical Billing, Inc. CHMB is a provider of outsourced medical billing, revenue cycle management, practice management and electronic health record (EHR) solutions to physicians, clinics, hospitals and health systems throughout the United States. [More]
Innovative programs, outstanding leaders in health care honored at MHA's annual awards ceremony

Innovative programs, outstanding leaders in health care honored at MHA's annual awards ceremony

The Minnesota Hospital Association honored innovative programs and outstanding leaders in health care at its 31st annual awards ceremony on Friday, April 24. [More]
High-dose flu vaccine more effective than standard dose for elders

High-dose flu vaccine more effective than standard dose for elders

If you're age 65 or older and go to your doctor or pharmacy for a flu shot, you may be offered two options: the standard vaccine, or a high-dose version that packs a stronger wallop to activate the immune system, which is weaker in seniors. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says either vaccine is appropriate for this age group. [More]
QPID Health included in 'Cool Vendors' for Healthcare Providers report

QPID Health included in 'Cool Vendors' for Healthcare Providers report

QPID Health, a leader in clinical reasoning software, today announced it has been included in the "Cool Vendors" for Healthcare Providers report published by Gartner, Inc on April 3, 2015. QPID's innovative solutions help hospitals and medical groups optimize their investments in the information held within electronic health records to help improve patient outcomes and increase clinical satisfaction. [More]
Systematic review shows hepatitis B and C testing lacking in many European countries

Systematic review shows hepatitis B and C testing lacking in many European countries

The apparent dearth of research on hepatitis B and C testing in many European countries could be hampering efforts to identify infected individuals, according to results from a comprehensive review of 136 studies presented today at The International Liver Congress 2015. [More]
Mayo Clinic earns No. 3 spot on 2015 DiversityInc Top 5 Hospitals and Health Systems list

Mayo Clinic earns No. 3 spot on 2015 DiversityInc Top 5 Hospitals and Health Systems list

Mayo Clinic earned No. 3 on the 2015 DiversityInc Top 5 Hospitals and Health Systems list for its continued commitment to diversity and inclusion. This is the fourth year that Mayo has earned a spot on the list. This year's rankings were announced at the annual DiversityInc Top 50 event in New York on April 23. [More]
WHO calls on global health community to address significant gaps in prevention, treatment of malaria

WHO calls on global health community to address significant gaps in prevention, treatment of malaria

WHO is calling on the global health community to urgently address significant gaps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria. Despite dramatic declines in malaria cases and deaths since 2000, more than half a million lives are still lost to this preventable disease each year. [More]
UC San Diego, Scripps partner to improve patient care, physician training and research in hospice medicine

UC San Diego, Scripps partner to improve patient care, physician training and research in hospice medicine

UC San Diego Health System and Scripps Health are partnering to provide improved continuity of patient care, fellowship training and research in hospice and palliative medicine. Under a new five-year agreement, Scripps will work with UC San Diego to provide outpatient and inpatient hospice care for UC San Diego patients, allowing UC San Diego physicians to better coordinate post-acute care for patients with chronic illness. [More]
BCBSIL announces four new ACO agreements to improve patient care

BCBSIL announces four new ACO agreements to improve patient care

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois announces four new, strategic agreements aimed at improving patient care while slowing health care cost trends. Accountable Care Organizations are a value-based care model that seeks to move the healthcare industry's payment structure from one based on fee-for-service, or volume, to one that reimburses based on the quality of patient outcomes and patient care. In an ACO, both the payer and provider share financial risk, and in return, shared savings, while improving the care that is delivered. [More]
Itraconazole drug shows potential in cancer treatment

Itraconazole drug shows potential in cancer treatment

A common anti-fungal treatment has joined the ranks of drugs that may be suitable for use in treating cancer, according to research from the Repurposing Drugs in Oncology (ReDO) project published in ecancermedicalscience. [More]

WHO issues public statement calling for transparency in medical research

WHO today issued a public statement calling for the disclosure of results from clinical trials for medical products, whatever the result.The move aims to ensure that decisions related to the safety and efficacy of vaccines, drugs and medical devices for use by populations are supported by the best available evidence. [More]
Philips launches connected health technology solutions at HIMSS15

Philips launches connected health technology solutions at HIMSS15

Royal Philips today announced its participation in the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition (HIMSS15), taking place April 12-16 in Chicago, Ill. [More]
Caesarean sections can save lives, but often performed without medical need

Caesarean sections can save lives, but often performed without medical need

Caesarean section is one of the most common surgeries in the world, with rates continuing to rise, particularly in high- and middle-income countries. [More]
Early and guideline adherent physical therapy reduces costs, resources in LBP patients

Early and guideline adherent physical therapy reduces costs, resources in LBP patients

A study in the scientific journal BMC Health Services Research shows that early and guideline adherent physical therapy following an initial episode of acute, nonspecific low back pain (LBP) resulted in substantially lower costs and reduced use of health care resources over a 2-year period. [More]
Study examines new Ebola Prediction Score

Study examines new Ebola Prediction Score

Abdominal pain, fever and unexplained bleeding - which are commonly believed to indicate infection with the Ebola virus -- are not significantly predictive of the disease, according to the results of a study examining a new Ebola Prediction Score published online Friday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Derivation and Internal Validation of the Ebola Prediction Score for Risk Stratification of Patients with Suspected Ebola Virus Disease"). [More]

AMGA premieres first segments of in-depth, online program aimed at nation's healthcare industry

Last week at its 2015 Annual Conference, the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) premiered the first segments of an in-depth, online program specifically aimed at the nation's healthcare industry, High-Performing Health. [More]
Hospitals, health systems preparing to treat patients with Ebola face unexpected challenges

Hospitals, health systems preparing to treat patients with Ebola face unexpected challenges

Hospitals and health systems preparing for and treating patients with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the fall of 2015 faced unexpected challenges for ensuring safety of staff, patients and the community. The experiences are detailed in two studies published online in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. [More]
Ebola epidemic reveals critical weaknesses in global public health system

Ebola epidemic reveals critical weaknesses in global public health system

In the year since the World Health Organization (WHO) was first notified of an outbreak of what proved to be Ebola virus disease in the west African country of Guinea, more than 24,000 cases have been reported and over 10,000 individuals have died - primarily in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. [More]
Advertisement
Advertisement