Intravenous Immune Biologics Will Suffer from the Pending Shift in Coverage from the Medical to the Pharmacy Benefit
NASHVILLE, Tenn. and GLEN ROCK, N.J., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy and Fingertip Formulary find that surveyed pharmacy directors of both national and single state plans say coverage of immune biologics will shift
from a medical benefit to a pharmacy benefit by 20...
Technological Advancements Shift Site-of-Care From the Operating Room to Your Doctor's Office
CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Futurist and world-recognized authority on technology trends in orthopaedics, John A. Engelhardt, concluded the 5th Annual Orthopaedic Manufacturing & Technology Exposition and Conference (OMTEC) by awakening attendees to the opportunity of lowering...
Fauquier Hospital Nurses Increasing Productivity by 15-25 Minutes per Shift with PerfectServe
In an effort to eliminate communication breakdowns that contribute to delays in care and clinical decision-making, Fauquier Hospital in Warrenton, Va., recently deployed the PerfectServe physician-contact network. PerfectServe is saving Fauquier Hospital nurses 15-25 minutes per shift.
Minnesota Health Plans Select IGI and ORBIT(R) to Power First State-Mandated Shift to Standardized, Electronic Data Exchange between Plans and Providers
PISCATAWAY, N.J., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Minnesota has become the first state in the nation to cut red tape by requiring all health care providers to electronically submit insurance claims to health plans, using a single set of data standards. The law, referred to as the E3 Initiative, will also r...
Cephalon Announces the Availability of NUVIGIL for the Treatment of Excessive Sleepiness Associated with Treated Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Shift Work Disorder and Narcolepsy
NUVIGIL Launch Enhanced by Robust Patient Access Programs
FRAZER, Pa., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEPH ) today announced that NUVIGIL(R) (armodafinil) Tablets [C-IV], a longer-lasting formulation of modafinil, is now available. NUVIGIL is indicated to improve ...
Clinical Data & Innovation Will Shift PCI and CABG Procedures in Europe
By 2013, over 685,000 PCI and 165,000 CABG procedures will be performed, according to Millennium Research Group
WALTHAM, Mass., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- According to two new Millennium Research Group (MRG) reports, emerging clinical data and innovations in device technology will shift
Frost & Sullivan: Shift from Analog Mammography Systems to Digital Mammography Systems Will Boost the European Mammography Systems Market
LONDON, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Analog screening systems are gradually being replaced by digital mammography systems. Screening programmes for breast cancer detection are responsible for driving the market. A majority of screening programmes have already been implemented in European countries. Howev...
MRSA study suggests strategy shift needed to develop effective therapeutics
USA300the major epidemic strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) causing severe infections in the United States during the past decadeinherits its destructiveness directly from a forefather strain of the bacterium called USA500 rather than randomly acquiring harmful genes fr...
New CME guidelines advise paradigm shift in physician education
New evidence-based educational guidelines evaluate the effectiveness of current continuing medical education (CME) practices and provide the first set of recommendations on how those practices need to change in the future. Published in the March issue of CHEST , the peer-reviewed journal of the A...
Night Shift Work Hard on the Heart
Study finds it alters levels of hormones, could raise risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease
MONDAY, March 2 -- Working the night shift
might lead to hormonal and metabolic changes that raise risks for obesity, diabetes and heart disease, researchers say.
"In the long run, the...
Hospitals and Healthcare Leaders Shift Dairy Market
Yoplait Eliminates rBGH Milk from Products
ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yoplait has announced to its hospital customers that it will stop using milk from cattle injected with the growth hormone rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone) to make its yogurt products, beginnin...
Study shows how shift workers can improve job performance and implement a realistic sleep schedule
Westchester, Ill. A study in the Dec. 1 issue of the journal Sleep shows that the use of light exposure therapy, dark sunglasses and a strict sleep schedule can help night-shift workers create a "compromise circadian phase position," which may result in increased performance and alertness durin...
Minor shift in vaccine schedule has potential to reduce infant illness, death
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. A new study by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University suggests that protecting infants from a common, highly contagious and even deadly disease may be as easy as administering a routine vaccine two weeks earlier than it is typically ...
Risk of death after cancer diagnosis; shift in stage of breast cancer diagnosis
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LOW SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS INCREASES RISK OF DEATH AFTER CANCER DIAGNOSIS
Cancer patients with low socioeconomic status (SES) have more advanced cancers at diagnosis, receive less aggressive treatment, and have a higher risk of dying in the fi...
MBGH Annual Employer Benefit Survey Reveals Growing Shift to Value-Based Benefit Design
Employers increasingly focused on prevention and wellness
CHICAGO, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- As the U.S. economy struggles,
value-based benefit designs and consumer engagement strategies are gaining
in popularity. These are among the findings in a nationwide survey of U.S.
employers' views on ...
Miami Hospital Market Sees Shift in Ownership of Two Area Facilities
For-Profit HCA and Tenet Healthcare Each Sell Financially Challenged Facilities to Local Market Players, According to New Report from HealthLeaders-InterStudy
NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 9, 2008 /PRNewswire/ --
HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of healthcare ...
Survey Highlights Ongoing Shift To Wellness to Manage Health Care Costs
Cowden Associates Finds High-Deductible Health Plans Not the Solution for Employers
PITTSBURGH, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Employers in Pennsylvania, West
Virginia and Ohio believe the future of managing health care costs lies in
helping their employees manage their ...
AMA Commends Independent Health for Joining Industry Shift on Physician Performance Measurement
Remarks delivered today at a press conference hosted by New York
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to announce an agreement with Independent
BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a
statement attributable to, Nancy Nielsen, M.D., AMA President-elect:
Night Shift Work May Heighten Risk for Cancer
Expert panel to add it to list of 'probable' causes of malignancy
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Workers on the night shifts at bars, convenience stores, hospitals and other venues may be putting themselves at heightened risk for cancer.
That's the conclusion of an internati...
Striking shift seen among newly HIV-infected men regarding partners
New data from six U.S. sites show a dramatic shift
by men acutely infected with HIV to choose to have unprotected intercourse only with other HIV-infected partners.
While the findings showed condom use was up and the number of partners was down, the most startling effect was seen in men choosi...
Contact Lens Shift Can Compromise Vision of People with Astigmatism with the Blink of an Eye
Clinical study compares rotational stability of two differently designed
toric soft contact lenses over a range of every day viewing conditions
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- For contact lens wearers who
wonder why their vision may sometimes fluctuate during the day, the answer
WHO Study: Night Shift Work May Cause Cancer
Hazards of painting, firefighting also examined by international
BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study by the
World Health Organization has found that night shift
work increases the
risk of cancer in humans. The study found that after prol...
Topical treatment for cold sores achieves efficacy of oral drugs; represents paradigm shift
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 28, 2008) Scientists at NanoBio Corporation have demonstrated for the first time in humans that a novel topical treatment for cold sores (herpes labialis), NB-001, speeds healing of lesions as effectively as the leading oral systemic drugs but without safety or toxicity ...
Nurses working overnight support the need for a restorative nap during the night shift
WESTCHESTER, Ill. A research abstract that will be presented on Monday at SLEEP 2008, the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS), identifies a number of personal health, safety, and patient care issues that support the need for a restorative nap during the night...
Sex Ends as Seasons Shift and Kisspeptin Levels Plummet
A hormone implicated in the onset of human puberty also appears to control reproductive activity in seasonally breeding rodents, report Indiana University Bloomington and// University of California at Berkeley scientists in the issue of Endocrinology. The paper is now accessible online via the jour...
Govt to Shift its Focus From Curative to Preventive Mode of Healthcare
The government is shifting its focus from the curative mode of healthcare to the preventive one, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Anbumani Ramadoss said here Friday //.
'Children will be administered all viable vaccines, including those for Hepatitis B and Japanese Encephalitis. W...
Biocon To Shift Focus On Innovation To Accelerate Growth
Biocon Ltd, India's largest biotechnology firm, has made a paradigm shift
from being a generic drug manufacturer to innovation to drive its future growth aggressively. //
"We are rapidly transforming from a generics API (active pharmaceutical ingredients) manufacturer into an innovator for deve...
Mental health largely affected by shift in eating patterns.
In a new study and report in UK it has been revealed that a increase in cases of mental health is due to shift
in the way we eat over the years.
The Mental Health Foundation and food campaign group says that less nutritious diets // have led to an increase in cases of depression, schizophrenia...
Premature birth linked with pregnant women on night shift
In a study by researchers of University of North Carolina reveal that women working night shifts have higher incidence of premature delivery. //This links an external factor like night shift
with movements in the uterus.The study shows that this factor can influence premature delivery by 50%.
Seniors: Get Your Checkbooks Ready
...ing "cost savings" to the American health care system, this provision would shift
billions of dollars in costs to senior citizens who rely on these critical services.
"This provision does nothing but shift
$24 billion in costs of laboratory tests away from the government and onto ...
Expanding Health Coverage May Not Improve Access
...s works collaboratively to address a patient's health-care needs.
But creating a system of care that encourages coordination-of-care will require a shift
away from the traditional fee-for-service method of reimbursement, Cassil noted. "How we address payment reform will have everything to do with how th...
Hill-Rom Reports Third Quarter Financial Results
... nearly two million (8.6 percent) and free cash flow increased by $58 million. Our gross margins increased 120 basis points even in the face of a mix shift
towards lower margin international products and a charge related to performance issues on a discontinued product. Our operating expenses, exclusive o...
AMN Healthcare Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results
...s quarter and an increase of 60 bps as compared to 26.4% for the same quarter last year. The year over year and sequential increase mainly reflected a shift
in business mix and tight management of direct costs.
Selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses (excluding restructuring costs)...
US Oncology Reports Second Quarter Operating Results
...offset earnings associated with revenue growth. We are also experiencing a shift
toward generic alternatives for certain oncology pharmaceuticals and the as... oncologists affiliated under comprehensive service agreements, a continued shift
toward advanced targeted radiation therapies that are reimbursed at higher ...
New Research Suggests Most Are Willing to Make Tradeoffs and Would Embrace Comprehensive Health Care Reform
...ewed as simultaneously cost intensive and largely flawed, and expressed greater openness to paying more for a system that works.
opinion of "freeloaders" and become more supportive of health care benefits for all residents after learning more about the circumstances of the unins...
APA Releases Report on Sexuality Debate
... many gay men and women, it is almost always the motivating factor behind their decision to leave it behind and that many in Exodus have experienced a shift
in attractions along the way. Chambers just released his second book, Leaving Homosexuality , which clarifies realistic expectations involved in t...
CAHI Says Health Insurers Are Not the 'Problem'
...ion in 2008, according to the actuarial firm Milliman -- saving lives and protecting families' assets for decades. And, of course, picking up the cost shift
from Medicare and Medicaid underpayments.
The vast majority of health insurers, the people working for them, and the agents who sell their pro...
'Health Care Reform Must be Abortion-Free,' says Supreme Knight
...o choose; 86% of the American people would choose to significantly restrict abortion." Other recent polls, including the Gallup Poll, have confirmed a shift
in public opinion. Gallup showed a majority of Americans describing themselves as pro-life for the first time since they began asking the question in ...
Emdeon Closes The Sentinel Group Acquisition, Implements First Customer in Less than 30 Days
... Gary Stuart, executive vice president of payer services at Emdeon. "More importantly, we are attempting to lead the healthcare industry in a paradigm shift
away from the antiquated pay-and-chase method and towards a straightforward pre-payment approach. Everyone wins when payments are made in an accurate ...
Surveyed Physicians Will Treat Over 50 Percent of Hepatitis C Genotype 1-Infected Patients With the Protease Inhibitor Telaprevir
...onomic and scientific factors.
Members of the media are welcome to attend our upcoming webinar entitled On the Verge of a Paradigm shift
in the Hepatitis C Virus Market: Physician and Payer Perceptions of Telaprevir, Boceprevir and Other Key Novel Antivirals . This webinar will be held ...