Medical services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), previously known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and health insurance portability standards.
  • 800 clinics operating illegally in Nairobi, says City Hall
    Daily Nation

    800 clinics operating illegally in Nairobi, says City Hall

    Only 1,500 private clinics in Nairobi County have the permits to offer medical services, a report shows. The report by the County Public Health Department reveals that there are 2,315 private clinics, 800 or 34 percent of which are open and offering services to residents illegally. Ms Jesca Omai, the Nairobi County Clinical Inspection Coordinator, made the revelations before the assembly's Health Services committee last week. “After a mapping programme carried out in August last year, the department found out that Nairobi has a total of 2,315 private clinics out of which only 1,500 have received inspection certificates over time and have been cleared with the department as having the necessary permits,” said Ms Omai.

  • Business Wire

    Edwards Lifesciences and Medtronic Lead the U.S. TAVR Market, Despite Threat of New Competition – New Analysis from iData Research

    According to a new series of reports by iData Research, the United States cardiac surgery device market is valued at $5.7 billion USD and is forecast to exceed $10 billion by 2024. The largest segment of the cardiac surgery market is the transcatheter heart valve replacement (THVR) market, accounting for over one-third of the total market share. THVR is a rapidly growing segment and is projected to maintain its dominance in the overall market, due to a growing trend towards minimally invasive procedures, allowing it to cannibalize the surgical heart valve market, which is associated with open heart procedures.

  • Trillium Gift of Life Network honours hospital staff
    Windsor

    Trillium Gift of Life Network honours hospital staff

    Windsor Regional Hospital has been recognized for its efforts to promote organ and tissue donation. The Trillium Gift of Life Network honoured hospital staff Monday, including Dr. Natalie Malus, with the Provincial Conversion Rate Award. Dr. Malus, the medical director for the ICU and hospital donation physician, received the Hospital Donation Champion award in recognition of her years of work promoting the importance of organ and tissue donation in the community. In 2017 and 2018, Windsor Regional Hospital had 29 patients donate their organs. That resulted in 82 transplants and 70 tissue donations. 63 per cent of potential donors receiving care at the hospital went to give the gift of life.

  • Gaylord Hospital President, CEO Named a "Health Care Hero"
    Wallingford, CT Patch

    Gaylord Hospital President, CEO Named a "Health Care Hero"

    Gaylord Specialty Healthcare announced that President and CEO George Kyriacou, MSPH, was recently named as a winner of the 2018 Hartford Business Journal Health Care Hero Award in the category of Corporate Achievement–Innovation. Kyriacou, a West Hartford resident, has been at the helm of Gaylord Hospital for nearly 8 years and is responsible, colleagues say, for ushering in one of the most innovative and dynamic eras seen in the hospital's more than 115 years of existence. As Kyriacou prepares for his planned retirement at the end of December, the hospital lauds a remarkable legacy of accomplishments that cumulatively have galvanized Gaylord's financial viability, its reputation for exceptional quality care and its limitless potential.

  • Trial over Kentucky abortion law in judge's hands
    KTAR 92.3 Phoenix

    Trial over Kentucky abortion law in judge's hands

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The fate of a Kentucky abortion law is in the hands of a federal judge after a trial wrapped up Monday over a lawsuit pitting Gov. Matt Bevin's administration and the state's only abortion clinic. The suit challenges a law aimed at a common second-trimester procedure to end pregnancies. An ACLU attorney representing the clinic says the law is unconstitutional because it would essentially end abortion access for women 15 weeks into their pregnancy. Bevin's lead attorney describes the procedure as “brutal, gruesome and inhumane.” The state's legal team says the law doesn't ban the procedure but requires other methods be used first to cause fetal demise. The clinic's lawyers

  • New Mexico Democrats seek repeal of outdated abortion ban
    SFChronicle.com

    New Mexico Democrats seek repeal of outdated abortion ban

    Democrats in the New Mexico Legislature are preparing plans to ensure legal, safe access to abortions in case regulation of the procedure is returned to states. State Rep. Joanne Ferrary of Las Cruces said she plans to introduce legislation for the next session that removes the state's criminal ban on abortion in case the U.S. Supreme Court overturns a 1973 decision that made the procedure legal nationwide. A 1969 New Mexico statute made it a felony for an abortion provider to terminate a pregnancy, with exceptions for rape, birth defects and serious threats to a woman's health. New Mexico is one of nine states that retain abortion bans that are not enforced because of the Supreme Court decision, according to the abortion rights Guttmacher Institute that monitors local laws.

  • Dominican Republic: Abortion Ban Endangers Health
    Human Rights Watch

    Dominican Republic: Abortion Ban Endangers Health

    Video Dominican Republic: What happens when abortion is totally banned? (Santo Domingo) – The Dominican Republic's total ban on abortion threatens women's health and lives and violates their rights, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Abortion is illegal in the Dominican Republic in all circumstances, even when a pregnancy is life-threatening, unviable, or the result of rape. The 78-page report, “'It's Your Decision, It's Your Life': The Total Criminalization of Abortion in the Dominican Republic,” documents that women and girls facing unwanted pregnancies have clandestine abortions, often at great risk to their health and lives. Many experience health complications from unsafe

  • Leaving Practice to Manage a Hospital: One Doctor's Story
    Medscape

    Leaving Practice to Manage a Hospital: One Doctor's Story

    A recent educational program at the American Academy of Neurology explored alternative careers for physicians,[] which has become a hot topic. Along with Heidi Moawad, MD, and David Jones, MD, I discussed the pros and cons of the varied nonclinical careers available to neurologists seeking to expand their professional experiences. One of the attendees was Lily Henson, MD, a multiple sclerosis specialist-turned-hospital administrator. I recently interviewed Henson about the motivations behind her decision to leave practice. Wilner: Can you please describe your clinical career? Henson: I was a general neurologist when I first came out of residency. I also became a clinical faculty member at the

  • The Daily Gazette

    Dialysis clinic planned in Schenectady

    SCHENECTADY — The state Department of Health has approved construction of a 12-station dialysis clinic at the Crosstown Commons shopping center on Route 7. Cleve Hill Dialysis Center of Buffalo is planning to spend $2.77 million to renovate and outfit existing space at the shopping center, which recently underwent a significant renovation to improve appearance and function. The clinic, to be known as Crosstown Dialysis, will contain 11 treatment chairs and a private treatment room, plus a home-treatment training suite. The applicant said there is an unmet need for this type of facility in Schenectady County, where there were 49 existing or approved dialysis stations as of November 2017 and a

  • Medicine and Dentistry: Undoing an Illogical 150-Year Divide
    Forbes

    Medicine and Dentistry: Undoing an Illogical 150-Year Divide

    It's no secret that medicine and dentistry have evolved an unnatural professional separation that is helpful to no one and often causes unnecessary suffering on the part of patients. But we're in a moment—driven by our greater understanding of the links between medical and dental outcomes—where we can further integrate the two fields to better meet the needs of patients. History Historically speaking, how medicine and dentistry came to be so siloed is somewhat puzzling. The Greek scholar Hippocrates, known as the “Father of Medicine,” didn't hesitate to write extensively about dentistry. In his scrolls, he focused on subjects like tooth decay and gum disease, which he saw as being as elemental

  • Female nurse arrested on suspicion of poisoning patients on stroke ward
    The Telegraph

    Female nurse arrested on suspicion of poisoning patients on stroke ward

    A female nurse has been arrested on suspicion of deliberately poisoning stroke patients in a Lancashire hospital.

  • University of Illinois Hospital nurses suspend strike, return to work
    Chicago Tribune

    University of Illinois Hospital nurses suspend strike, return to work

    Licensed practical nurses at the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics suspended their strike Monday, returning to work after the system's CEO agreed to participate in contract negotiations, the nurses said. The 35 nurses went on strike Thursday after nearly a year of unsuccessful contract negotiations. They have said they are fighting for job protections and fair wages, among other things. The system has more than 1,000 nurses, including registered nurses who are not part of the group that was on strike. The licensed practical nurses decided to suspend their strike after health system CEO Michael Zenn agreed to participate in the ongoing talks, said Ramona Morales, an LPN with the system

  • The 'silent shortage' of mental health workers
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    The 'silent shortage' of mental health workers

    If you've had to wait weeks, even months, to see a psychiatrist you're not alone. Minnesota is part of a national trend in a shortage of mental health counselors at a time when roughly one in five Americans will experience a mental health problem as an adult. The shortage is most acute if you are looking for help in rural America or if you're hoping to see a counselor of color. How did we get here? And what are the consequences of such an urgent shortage? MPR News Host Kerri Miller spoke with two guests: • Dr. Joseph Bianco practices family medicine in Ely with Essentia Health • Dr. Katharine "Kaz" Nelson is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Minnesota

  • Sampson Regional Medical Center Signs New Contract For Streamline Health® Evaluator™ Automated Pre-Bill Analysis Solution
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    Sampson Regional Medical Center Signs New Contract For Streamline Health® Evaluator™ Automated Pre-Bill Analysis Solution

    Clinton, North Carolina-based Hospital and Health System Signs Multi-Year Contract ATLANTA , Nov. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRM), provider of integrated solutions, ...