By Editor on September 14, 2012
The proposal to fund a University of Texas Medical Center at Austin teaching hospital continues to gain momentum, especially among groups that would financially gain from passage. More than 400 Austin doctors released their names as supporters of an initiative that will enhance the accessibility and quality of healthcare services in Central Texas.
By Editor on September 2, 2012
Dr. Myiesha Taylor always knew she would become a physician one day. However, during her childhood in the 1980s, there were few women of color in her daily life or in the media to serve as role models.
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By Editor on June 4, 2012
As more doctors and hospitals go digital with medical records, the size and frequency of data breaches are alarming privacy advocates and public health officials.
By Editor on March 21, 2012
The availability of a new proprietary online learning portal to boost understanding and knowledge of interventional pain management procedures among clinicians and support staff has been announced by Kimberly-Clark Health Care. The portal was built to function as a central repository of educational information for clinicians to review and refresh clinical techniques.
By Editor on March 10, 2012
New York hookers spreading HIV. Killer mosquitos. An anthrax-toting terrorist. An urban-scape rife with the sick and poor. These are just some of the challenges tackled by Farzad Mostashari, a Yale-educated physician, epidemiologist and self-confessed computer nerd. His current mission: moving doctors from the Age of Gutenberg into the 21st century. For starters, he’d like them to use e-mail at the office.
By Editor on February 15, 2012
The United States is a leader in healthcare information technology use and adoption by physicians, according to a new eight-country study from Accenture. The study shows that the United States is one of the few countries in which healthcare IT penetration is nearly equal among primary physicians and specialists.
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By Editor on February 9, 2012
When Sharon Smith chose an out-of-network specialist to perform a complicated jaw surgery on her teenage son last May, she knew it would cost her more. But she was not expecting a $15,000 difference. Consumers have long complained about the cost of going outside their health plan’s network, but Smith encountered a new twist: a growing number of insurers have changed the way they calculate reimbursements to shift more of the expense to patients.
By Editor on January 27, 2012
The 13-year-old boy watched frantically from the bank of the Colorado River as his dad struggled to free himself from the flood-swollen waters. Clutching his cell phone the boy dialed 9-1-1. When the dispatcher answered, she tried to get him to relay the location of the location of his party on the river, but the boy had no idea. Fortunately, he didn’t have to.
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By Editor on January 15, 2012
Texas faces a shortage of physicians, most significantly those who specialize in primary care. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently noted that Texas ranks an alarming 46th in the number of active physicians per 100,000 population. It ranks an even worse 48th in the number of active primary care physicians per 100,000 population.
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By Editor on January 8, 2012
El Paso has the longest doctor’s office waiting times in the country, a new study shows.