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Spine experts repudiate Medtronic studies
In an extraordinary move, a group of spine specialists are publicly repudiating the research of other experts that...
AAMI: Meaningful use rewards early interoperability adopters
Evaluating hospital networks, data, drivers and device types should be completed before embarking on an...
The time is now for ACOs, former CMS administrator says
With the prohibitive and rising cost of healthcare, there has never been a greater need for accountable care...
Stage 2 meaningful use to show ’deference’ to panel proposals
The rule that details the requirements for stage 2 of meaningful use will "look a lot like" the measures that the...
Radiation should follow a mastectomy for advanced cancer, but often doesn't
Radiation after a mastectomy for advanced breast cancer is part of the standard treatment guidelines. But more than a...
Health data losses: Don’t blame hackers
While patients and doctors often worry about medical records being hacked by cybercriminals and Internet snoops, the...
State HIEs wrangle with thorny ’patient consent’ issue
Oregon and Illinois are two states that will launch their initial health information exchange core services in early...
’Mystery shoppers’ to monitor access to docs
Alarmed by a shortage of primary care doctors, Obama administration officials are recruiting a team of "mystery...
FDA actions prompt hope, angst for chronic fatigue syndrome patients
Since the first cases of chronic disease syndrome in the United States were identified in the 1980s, scientists have...
Cancer strategy: Easing the burden
By the time doctors diagnosed Jim Windhorst with lung cancer, the disease was already on the march, gnawing through...