5 things to know about CMS Administrator-designate Seema Verma – ModernMedicine

Seema Verma, MPH, a healthcare consultant from Indiana, has been nominated to serve as administrator of the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) under President-elect Donald J. Trump. Here’s what physicians need to know about Verma. ;    Verma is president and chief executive officer of SVC, Inc.,...
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Understanding the current state of clinical decision support systems – ModernMedicine

Clinical decision support (CDS) systems have been hailed for their potential to reduce medical errors and increase healthcare quality and efficiency; therefore, it is critical for physicians to consider implementing a CDS system at their practice. A CDS system is not simply an alert and notification or care system;...
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Labeling homeopathic drugs “unscientific” only makes them more attractive to people who want them – Quartz

Earlier this month, the US Federal Trade Commission made a decision that was a true triumph for science. The agency ruled (PDF) that the makers of homeopathic medicines must add a disclaimer to their products clarifying two things: “There is no scientific evidence that the product works” and “the...
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Why this Jewish millionaire supports Christian missionary doctors in Africa – Fox News

FILE — A malnourished child from southern Somalia sits on a bed at Banadir hospital in Mogadishu.  (AP) Once, Dr. Tom Catena, a Catholic medical missionary then in Nairobi, Kenya, performed twelve C-sections in a single ; In a few hours he saved more lives than most of us...
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Bellevue: Treat Yourself to a Tour of NYC's Oldest Hospital – Signature Reads

Founded four decades before the United States was formed, New York City’s Bellevue is the nation’s oldest public hospital, built even before the medical profession existed. It famously sits along a stretch of First Avenue now, but it first opened on the site where City Hall now stands, a...
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Telemedicine may work as well as in-person visits for depression – Reuters

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – – Treating depression with video conference calls may offer symptom improvement similar to in-person visits, a recent study suggests. Researchers randomly assigned 241 depressed elderly veterans to receive eight weeks of psychotherapy either by visiting a clinician’s office or by using in-home...
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Signature HealthCARE's Telemedicine Affiliate Hits 5,000th eVisit – Yahoo Sports

LOUISVILLE, KY–(Marketwired – November 30, 2016) – Telemedicine is on the leading-edge of a rapidly changing health care industry — and YourDoc2U, one of the fastest growing health startups, is drastically improving patient care at Signature HealthCARE facilities nationwide. The company’s telemedicine affiliate just hit its 5,000th eVisit, a...
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Gillette Children's Grows Telemedicine – Twin Cities Business Magazine

Photo Courtesy of Gillette Children’s Hospital Dr. Tom Novacheck on a telemedicine call. Services now offered at Baxter clinic. by Burl Gilyard November 30, 2016 Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare continues to expand its telemedicine program with the addition of services in the Brainerd/Baxter area in central Minnesota earlier this...
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How will Trump change healthcare? 6 of the biggest questions answered – ModernMedicine

    Throughout his campaign and in the days following the election, President-elect Donald Trump said that one of his top priorities as the commander in chief would be to repeal and replace Obamacare, a major component of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). By having a Republican president as...
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Pharmacy prices vary widely for generic heart drugs – ModernMedicine

The prices of heart failure drugs at retail pharmacies vary widely, and uninsured patients may not be able to afford them, researchers found in a new research letter. The research letter, published in the November 15, 2016 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, was led by Paul J. Hauptman, MD,...
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