Bandwidth Expansion Aids Telestroke Efforts
Michele Wilson, for HealthLeaders Media, February 13, 2011
It started as a directive from Congress to the Federal Communications Commission: Create a plan that ensures every American can access broadband capability, with healthcare as one of seven key focus areas. That was early 2009. Today, the FCC is pushing forward a National Broadband Plan—though as the plan’s executive summary states, it’s in beta, ever-changing, “like the Internet itself.”
Improving Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes
Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, January 8, 2011
By establishing multidisciplinary approaches and minimally invasive oncology techniques, hospitals are improving patient outcomes and and their own bottom lines.
5 CFO-Friendly Pediatric Care Strategies
Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, December 15, 2010
Minimally invasive surgical practices and specialty services in pediatric care are becoming key niche programs for hospitals to reach improved patient outcomes as well as satisfactory hospital fiscal bottom lines.
Malpractice Data Analysis Offers Window into Surgical Error
Heather Comak, for HealthLeaders Media, July 13, 2010
The term "malpractice" often invokes images of courtrooms and spiraling insurance rates, but malpractice data can often be used for the purpose of fostering patient safety. In the surgical world, that information is increasingly more important as the amount and types of surgeries performed climb each year.
New tools for helping heart patients
New York Times, June 22, 2010
A new wave of smart implantable devices is transforming the care of people with heart disease and creating a bonanza for researchers. The hope is that the devices, now being tested in clinical trials, will save lives, reduce medical expenses, and nudge heart patients toward managing their symptoms much the way people with diabetes manage theirs.
Spring Hill, TN, ER plan advances
The Tennessean, June 16, 2010
A 10,000-square-foot emergency treatment center could open in Spring Hill, TN, as soon as late 2012 if approved by the state this fall and uncontested by other healthcare facilities.
Heart attacks down 24% in decade
San Francisco Chronicle, June 10, 2010
A study of more than 46,000 Northern California Kaiser Permanente patients found a significant drop in heart attacks over a 10-year period, and a major decrease in the most serious type of heart attacks.