Tips to get more bang for your buck and increase referrals – ModernMedicine

Editor’s Note: Welcome to “Eye Catching: Let’s Chat,” a blog series featuringcontributions from members of the ophthalmic community. These blogs are an opportunity for ophthalmic bloggers to engage with readers with about a topic that is top of mind, whether it is practice management, experiences with patients, the industry, medicine in general,...
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Essure safety a high-priority issue, says FDA – ModernMedicine

Establishment of a patient registry, collection of clinical and bench data, and changes to labeling were among the postmarket measures discussed by an expert panel convened by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on September 24 to weigh the benefit/risk profile of Essure. The session, which brought together representatives...
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Hospitals, doctors continue criticism of insurance deals at Capitol Hill hearing – ModernHealthcare.com

The CEOs of Aetna and Anthem returned to Capitol Hill Tuesday to defend their respective transactions to House members, the second such congressional hearing in a week, but hospitals and doctors said the deals remain unjustified and deserve sharp federal scrutiny. Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini and Anthem CEO Joseph...
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Westborough firm to add 1000 jobs in big expansion – The Boston Globe

Comments Print Globe File/2013 Girish Kumar Navani, CEO of eClinicalWorks in Westborough. The medical software company eClinicalWorks will spend more than $50 million to expand its Massachusetts headquarters and add 1,000 jobs over the next three years, the company said Tuesday. That would more than double the workforce of...
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Keys Turtle Hospital On Cutting Edge Of Saving Sea Turtles – WGCU News

   Hear the vets and Turtle Hospital staff describe their work saving endangered sea turtles The unassuming blue-green building in Marathon once housed a strip club. Now it is a modern medical facility on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine applied to sea turtles. The Turtle Hospital started in...
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How Vaccines, a Collective Triumph of Modern Medicine, Conquered the World's … – Smithsonian

Tucked away in a cabinet on the fifth floor of the National Museum of American History are rows of tiny bottles, boxes and needles. Acrid whiffs of evaporating medicine hints at their purpose. These are the instruments that brought down polio, smallpox and diphtheria—diseases that in the past two...
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Key Afghan city falls to Taliban in major government setback – Military Times

Taliban fighters take positions after occupying a police station for several hours, in Kunduz city, Afghanistan, on Monday. An Afghan official said hundreds of Taliban fighters launched an early morning attack on the city.(Photo: AP) KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban captured the strategic northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Monday...
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70000 Ways to Classify Ailments – Wall Street Journal

ENLARGE ‘We’re hoping [the switch to the new codes] will be like Y2K,’ when computer systems managed the date switch to 2000, says Dr. Robert Wergin, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, shown with a patient in 2014. Photo: Dan Little/Lincoln Journal Star/Associated Press By Melinda Beck...
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New Cleveland Clinic telemedicine app offers live health providers 24/7 – Sun Sentinel

Cleveland Clinic Florida is joining the growing trend of offering live access to health providers through two-way video conferencing. On Monday, the clinic announced a service called MyCare Online, which enables patients to quickly be seen by medical professionals at any time of the day or week. Virtual visits...
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