Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Healthcare News Stories - April 2009

Date Title Comments Rating
2009-04-30 VA electronic health records system could be low-cost option for non-VA hospitals 0 None
2009-04-30 Sen. Baucus proposes Medicare changes he says could drive 'transformation of the health care delivery system' 0 None
2009-04-30 Congress approves $3.5 trillion budget resolution that includes reconciliation language 0 None
2009-04-30 Global health organizations are doing too little to support health system strengthening 0 None
2009-04-29 New cancer centre launched in Southampton 0 None
2009-04-26 IT to enhance healthcare across Europe 0 None
2009-04-23 Change to Medicare reimbursement policy may pose risks to black kidney patients 0 None
2009-04-23 Policy brief outlines hurdles of access to health care for people with mental disorders in Europe 0 None
2009-04-23 Many people skipping health care in the past year 0 None
2009-04-22 Palliative care skills training needed for health-care staff in sub-Saharan Africa 0 None
2009-04-22 Medicare recipients see declines in continuity of care 0 None
2009-04-22 Continuity of care for older adults from outpatient to hospital is low, and decreasing 0 None
2009-04-21 Surgical education programs have demand for physician assistants and nurse practitioners 0 None
2009-04-20 New drug use screening tools for physicians 0 None
2009-04-20 Healthcare reform should start with paying evidence-based financial incentives to doctors 0 None
2009-04-20 $1.4 million raised to support local cancer care, research at Wilmot 0 None
2009-04-15 U.S. nursing shortage highlights need for retention programs 0 None
2009-04-12 Hispanics appear to face poorer quality nursing home care 1 None
2009-04-09 Stakeholders participate in regional White House forum on health care reform 0 None
2009-04-08 Large safety gaps identified between top and bottom performing hospitals 0 None
2009-04-08 Mexican health care program has reduced health care costs 0 None
2009-04-08 Court of Appeal says women are free to pursue claims 0 None
2009-04-08 Major health care overhaul in China 0 None
2009-04-06 Lawmakers prepare for budget resolution conference committee, reconciliation likely will be sticking point 0 None
2009-04-06 GAO official names first 13 members of HIT Policy Advisory Committee 0 None
2009-04-06 CMS announces $35.8 million for state health insurance assistance programs 0 None
2009-04-06 Improving U.S. hospitals' efficiency could save at least $4 billion, Thomson Reuters says 0 None
2009-04-06 Mississippi Medicaid fraud-prevention rule criticized for eliminating beneficiaries from program 0 None
2009-04-06 Georgia insurance commissioner launches inquiry into out-of-network payments 0 None
2009-04-06 Minorities more likely than others in California to be uninsured, families USA Survey finds 0 None
2009-04-05 Senate unlikely to vote on Gov. Sebelius' nomination as HHS Secretary until later this month 0 None
2009-04-05 Congress approves budget resolutions 0 None
2009-04-05 Congressional progressive caucus issues letter stating majority of members will only support health reform that includes public plan option 0 None
2009-04-05 More large employers offer chronic disease management programs to reduce health care costs 0 None
2009-04-05 Massachusetts spent $793.7 million in FY 2008 on health coverage for employees of large businesses, report finds 0 None
2009-04-05 About 500,000 Californians have lost health insurance during recession 0 None
2009-04-05 Critics say Louisiana proposal to penalize doctors not meeting standards provides wrong type of incentive 0 None
2009-04-05 Seattle not-for-profits awaiting stimulus funds to continue providing health care, other services to ethnic communities 0 None
2009-04-04 Getting the word out when the need for speed is critical to public health 0 None
2009-04-01 One out of five Medicare patients readmitted to hospital within a month 0 None
2009-04-01 Compassion fatigue: Impact on healthcare providers of caring for the terminally ill 0 None
2009-04-01 One of five hospitalized Medicare patients readmitted to hospital within 30 days 0 None
2009-04-01 Brightly coloured uniforms improve perceptions of hospital nurses among children and parents 0 None
2009-04-01 What patients really think of intensive care unit follow-up services 0 None
2009-04-01 Hospital-to-hospital health information exchange begins 0 None
2009-04-01 Higher hospital safety rating not associated with lower risk of in-hospital death 0 None


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