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NeoGenomics' revenue increases 18% to $24.3 million in second quarter 2015

NeoGenomics' revenue increases 18% to $24.3 million in second quarter 2015

NeoGenomics, Inc., a leading provider of cancer-focused genetic testing services, today reported its results for the second quarter of 2015. [More]
Availability of primary care appointments improves for people with Medicaid in Michigan

Availability of primary care appointments improves for people with Medicaid in Michigan

Getting access to health insurance, and getting access to a doctor, are two very different things. But a new University of Michigan study suggests that the two have gone hand-in-hand in the state of Michigan, despite a rapid influx of hundreds of thousands of newly insured people under the state's expansion of Medicaid. [More]
Mercy Medical Center named third best hospital in Maryland

Mercy Medical Center named third best hospital in Maryland

U.S. News & World Report has released its annual "Best Hospital" rankings. This 26th annual edition includes information on nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide. U.S. News & World Report named Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore as the third best hospital in Maryland, behind only the academic medical centers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland. Mercy also retained its status from last year as the state's top-ranked community hospital. [More]
Experts draft prescription for making cancer drugs more affordable

Experts draft prescription for making cancer drugs more affordable

A group of 118 of the nation's leading cancer experts have drafted a prescription for reducing the high cost of cancer drugs and voiced support for a patient-based grassroots movement demanding action on the issue. Their recommendations and support are outlined in a commentary, co-authored by the group, in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. [More]
Research suggests that only one in three older Americans have diabetes under control

Research suggests that only one in three older Americans have diabetes under control

Only one in three older Americans have their diabetes under control as measured by guidelines set by the American Diabetes Association, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. [More]
Invuity's proprietary photonics technology recognized for improving patient safety

Invuity's proprietary photonics technology recognized for improving patient safety

Invuity, Inc., a leading surgical photonics company, today reported that The Joint Commission has recognized its proprietary photonics technology as an important innovation in the prevention of unintended retained foreign objects (URFOs) that are left inside patients during surgery. [More]
Breast cancer survivors in Appalachia not taking life-saving follow-up treatment, new study finds

Breast cancer survivors in Appalachia not taking life-saving follow-up treatment, new study finds

Nearly a third of breast cancer survivors in Appalachia are not taking the critical, potentially life-saving follow-up treatment - despite having insurance that would pay for it, a troubling new study has found. [More]
State healthcare regulations linked to late-stage cancer diagnoses

State healthcare regulations linked to late-stage cancer diagnoses

States' regulations of health insurance and practitioners significantly influence when patients receive colorectal or breast cancer diagnoses, especially among people younger than the Medicare-eligible age of 65, according to a new study by researchers at Georgia State University's School of Public Health and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. [More]
Virginia Mason Institute selected to improve patient safety and control costs at NHS hospitals

Virginia Mason Institute selected to improve patient safety and control costs at NHS hospitals

Virginia Mason Institute announced today it has been selected by England's Your text to link...National Health Service Trust Development Authority to implement Virginia Mason's management system as part of a broad effort to improve safety and quality, and control costs at NHS hospitals. [More]
UC San Diego Health, AccentCare jointly create home health services agency to improve patient outcomes

UC San Diego Health, AccentCare jointly create home health services agency to improve patient outcomes

UC San Diego Health and AccentCare have created a jointly owned home health services agency to serve UC San Diego Health patients in San Diego and surrounding communities. The new agency is designed to provide a comprehensive continuum of care after patients have been discharged from the hospital to facilitate efficient communication, improved safety, and faster healing. [More]
Teen birth, mental illness increase hospitalization of children in Texas

Teen birth, mental illness increase hospitalization of children in Texas

From 2004 to 2010 in Texas, mental illness was the most common reason for the hospitalization of children ages 10-14 while pregnancy/birth was the most common reason for the hospitalization of adolescents ages 15-17, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School. [More]
CCNC implements IMAT Enterprise Data Foundation to support primary care practices

CCNC implements IMAT Enterprise Data Foundation to support primary care practices

IMAT Solutions announced today that Community Care of North Carolina, Inc. has implemented the IMAT Enterprise Data Foundation to support its fourteen regional networks and 1,820 participating primary care practices. [More]
Consumers get access to nationwide ratings of individual surgeons based on patient outcomes

Consumers get access to nationwide ratings of individual surgeons based on patient outcomes

Preventable medical errors of various kinds kill at least 200,000 Americans each year, making this the third leading cause of death in the United States, six times as many deaths as from auto accidents. One way to reduce such errors is for consumers to choose the best surgeons. For the first time ever, consumers across the U.S. today have access to ratings of individual surgeons based on outcomes—how often their patients die in hospital or within 90 days of hospital discharge, have serious complications in hospital, or need to be readmitted to a hospital within 90 days of discharge. [More]
U-M Medical School researchers compare reality and rhetoric of two health plans

U-M Medical School researchers compare reality and rhetoric of two health plans

Few people today would dare call President Richard Nixon a radical liberal. But 44 years ago, he proposed a health plan that went far beyond what today's Affordable Care Act includes. After the first plan failed, he did it again three years later. [More]
Proper documentation of hospital patients' malnutrition can help increase care and reimbursement

Proper documentation of hospital patients' malnutrition can help increase care and reimbursement

Nutrition support professionals who are well-versed in proper documentation of malnutrition diagnoses in hospital patients can help ensure that hospitals receive maximum funding for patient care according to a new review. [More]
New screening program using CT scan technology can help better detect lung cancer in smokers

New screening program using CT scan technology can help better detect lung cancer in smokers

Long-time smokers and past smokers now have a more accurate way of detecting whether or not they have lung cancer thanks to a comprehensive lung cancer screening program that uses CT scan technology at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City. [More]
Revised work hour restrictions for resident physicians fail to improve surgical patient outcomes

Revised work hour restrictions for resident physicians fail to improve surgical patient outcomes

Work hour restrictions for resident physicians, revised nationally four years ago largely to protect patients against physician trainees' fatigue-related errors, have not had the desired effect of lowering postoperative complication rates in several common surgical specialties, according to new study results. [More]
Phase 3 ODYSSEY JAPAN trial of Praluent injection meets primary endpoint

Phase 3 ODYSSEY JAPAN trial of Praluent injection meets primary endpoint

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sanofi today announced that the Phase 3 ODYSSEY JAPAN trial of the investigational therapy Praluent® (alirocumab) Injection met its primary endpoint. [More]

Partnerships between healthcare insurers and pharmaceutical companies promote real-world value

PwC's Health Research Institute (HRI) reports that market forces are driving new sector collaborations– pairing traditional drug makers with insurers, health systems, patient groups and technology firms – to maximize real-world value and health outcomes. [More]
AGS supports inclusion of ACP codes in 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

AGS supports inclusion of ACP codes in 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) strongly supports inclusion of the Advance Care Planning (ACP) codes in the 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. [More]
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