State okays Neighborhood Health, Buffalo General expansions
Regulators at the State Department of Health approved three local health care expansions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

State okays Neighborhood Health, Buffalo General expansions
Regulators at the State Department of Health approved three local health care expansions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

At Least 72 People Got Sick After Swimming at a Minnesota Campground, Officials Say
A Minnesota campground seems to be behind an apparent outbreak of water-borne parasitic illness, public health officials said. Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) officials confirmed last week that three people tested positive for cryptosporidiosis after visiting Shades of Sherwood Campground in Zumbrota. (One person also tested positive for E. coli.) In an update posted Friday, MDH officials said they have identified 72 people with symptoms consistent with cryptosporidiosis or E. coli, though most of these illnesses have not been laboratory-confirmed. Cryptosporidiosis is typically contracted after ingesting water that h...
Source: TIME: Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Minnesota onetime Source Type: news

Charging for technology appraisal and highly specialised technology recommendations and miscellaneous amendments to NICE legislation
Department of Health and Social Care -The government is consulting on proposed changes to legislation to allow the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to charge companies for making technology appraisal and highly specialised technology recommendations relating to their products. The consultation also outlines potential changes to the regulations to allow NICE to recruit appeal panel members from the healthcare system in the UK. The closing date for comments is 14 September 2018.ConsultationDepartment of Health and Social Care - consultations (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - August 10, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Consultations New technologies Regulation, governance and accountability Source Type: news

Louisville's Largest Assisted Living Facilities
ABOUT THE LIST: Information was obtained from representatives of listed facilities, the Kentucky Cabinet for Health Services Office of Aging Services, the Indiana State Department of Health and Louisville Business First research. The list is limited to facilities that have obtained assisted-living certification through the Kentucky Cabinet for Health Services Office of Aging Services or a license through the Indiana State Department of Health. Other facilities might have been eligible but did not respond to requests for information. Local refers to the Louisville area of Jefferson, Bullitt, Oldham and Shelby counties in Ke...
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

CMS, HHS: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Adoption of the Methodology for the HHS-Operated Permanent Risk Adjustment Program for the 2018 Benefit Year Proposed Rule
Notice of proposed rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to adopt the risk adjustment methodology that HHS previously established for the 2018 benefit year. This action is a result of the February 2018 district court ruling that vacated the use of statewide average premium as a basis for the HHS-operated risk adjustment methodology for the 2014-2018 benefit years. Comments are due by September 7, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 10, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Sunstar Paramedics Employee Honored by Florida Department of Health
ARGO, Fla.– Debbie Vass, director of quality initiatives at Sunstar Paramedics and parent company PatientCare, was honored with an Excellence in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Award from the Florida Department of Health. Vass received the Larry S. Jordan EMS Hall of Fame Award, which honors an individual for lifetime achievement in the field of EMS. As the director of quality initiatives, Vass oversees strategic planning and deployment, accreditation initiatives, and focuses on ensuring high-quality patient care throughout all levels of the organizati...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - August 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sunstar Paramedics Tags: News Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Sunstar Paramedics Employee Honored by Florida Department of Health
ARGO, Fla.– Debbie Vass, director of quality initiatives at Sunstar Paramedics and parent company PatientCare, was honored with an Excellence in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Award from the Florida Department of Health. Vass received the Larry S. Jordan EMS Hall of Fame Award, which honors an individual for lifetime achievement in the field of EMS. As the director of quality initiatives, Vass oversees strategic planning and deployment, accreditation initiatives, and focuses on ensuring high-quality patient care throughout all levels of the organizati...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sunstar Paramedics Tags: News Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Preventing Prescription Opioid Overdoses in New York State
Like many states, New York is suffering from the consequences of the opioid overdose epidemic. There has been a dramatic increase in the number of overdoses due to both prescription and illicit drug use in recent years. Overdoses are killing people of all races and ages. The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) is coordinating statewide prevention interventions to save lives and prevent opioid overdoses. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS, HHS: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Adoption of the Methodology for the HHSOperated Permanent Risk Adjustment Program for the 2018 Benefit Year Proposed Rule
Pre-publication notice of proposed rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to adopt the risk adjustment methodology that HHS previously established for the 2018 benefit year. This action is a result of the February 2018 district court ruling that vacated the use of statewide average premium as a basis for the HHS-operated risk adjustment methodology for the 2014-2018 benefit years. Comments are due by September 7, 2018. Official publication of this notice will appear in the August 10, 2018 Federal Register. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Ru...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Children and young people's mental health focus group research
The Department of Health and Social Care funded Youth Access, Young Minds and the National Children ’s Bureau to carry out a series of focus groups to further understand the views of young people, parents and carers, and professionals. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UCLA awarded $9.3 million to help provide prostate cancer treatment in the community
Members of the  UCLA urology department have received $9.3 million of funding from the state of California to help combat the financial burden of cancer treatment for men diagnosed with prostate cancer, one of the most common cancers in American men.During the next three years, the award will directly support the 17-year-oldIMPACT program, which stands for Improving Access, Counseling and Treatment for Californians with prostate cancer.Dr. Mark Litwin, professor of urology in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and his team have led the efforts of the state-funded program that provides free, high-qu...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientist receives $708,044 grant from Florida Department of Health to study metastasis
(Florida Atlantic University) A leading scientist has been working to identify what contributes to the ability of tumor cells to move through the body and find other places to 'set up shop.' He has identified a number of enzymes that he believes are responsible for this process and is working to develop novel compounds to slow down this spreading aspect of cancer. Currently, there is a great need to find new and effective compounds to target these enzymes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

HHS, CMS: Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Notice from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking comment on their intent to re-establish a matching program between CMS and the Social Security Administration (SSA) entitled “Determining Enrollment or Eligibility for Insurance Affordability Programs Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).” The program allows CMS and SSA to use data to determine an individual’s health plan eligibility through an ACA exchange and for insurance affordability prog rams and certificates of exemption, and to make eligibility redeterminations a...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 7, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

NCDHHS awards $17M contract ahead of Medicaid reform
On Friday, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services said it has signed a $17 million contract with Reston, Virginia-based Maximus for managed care enrollment broker services. The deal with the government services agency comes ahead of the state's Medicaid reform next year, which will go from a Medicaid fee-for-service model to a managed care model, and is the first procurement contract award to aid in the transition. Some of the services Maximus is expected to provide include counseling,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

NCDHHS awards $17M contract ahead of Medicaid reform
On Friday, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services said it has signed a $17 million contract with Reston, Virginia-based Maximus for managed care enrollment broker services. The deal with the government services agency comes ahead of the state's Medicaid reform next year, which will go from a Medicaid fee-for-service model to a managed care model, and is the first procurement contract award to aid in the transition. Some of the services Maximus is expected to provide include counseling, enrollment… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

ECMC receives $1.2M to boost organ donor rates
Erie County Medical Center has received a federal grant to help boost organ and tissue donation. The three-year, $1.2 million grant comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration to support ECMC’s Regional Center of Excellence for Transplantation and Kidney Care. The grant will fund social and behavioral interventions aimed at incre asing donations of both solid organs and tissue. Awareness about living donor programs are particularly vital,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Largest Central Ohio Assisted Living Facilities
We rank Central Ohio's largest assisted living facilities by number of state-licensed beds. Information is from the Ohio Department of Health, individual assisted living facilities and Columbus Business First research. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Department of Health and Social Care -The Cyrus Project - unsolicited packages
The Department of Health and Social Care has issued a Class 1 Chief Medical Officer Alert. An organisation identifying itself as‘The Cyrus Project’ ... (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 3, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

IRS, HHS, EBSA: Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance
Notice of final rule from the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Employee Benefits Security Administration to amend the definition of short-term, limited-duration insurance. Under the new definition, contracts issued must have an expiration date that is less than 12 months after the original effective date of the contract and, taking into account renewals or extensions, has a duration of no longer than 36 months in total. Short-term limited-duration insurance is not required to comply with federal requirements for individual health insurance coverage and is designed to fill temporar...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 3, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

National firm withdraws dialysis center plan for Gowanda
Multiple factors have led a national dialysis company to withdraw its plans to build a dialysis center in Gowanda. DaVita Inc. subsidiary Liberty RC Inc. received approvals last year to open a 12-station extension clinic on Allen Street in the village, which would have made it the first dialysis center in Cattaraugus County. Initial plans filed in fall of 2016 with the State Department of Health called for Bu ffalo nephrologist Dr. Basharat Ali to serve as medical director of the site. The project… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

HHS announces grantees for Title X family planning program services
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Population Affairs announced the 96 grantees to whom HHS intends to award Title X family planning service grants for fiscal year 2018. Twelve of the intended awards go to grantees who are new to Title X. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: IRS, HHS, EBSA: Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance
Notice of final rule from the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Employee Benefits Security Administration to amend the definition of short-term, limited-duration insurance. Under the new definition, contracts issued must have an expiration date that is less than 12 months after the original effective date of the contract and, taking into account renewals or extensions, has a duration of no longer than 36 months in total. Short-term limited-duration insurance is not required to comply with federal requirements for individual health insurance coverage and is designed to fill temporar...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Resources for NHS trusts to help manage overseas visitors and migrant charging
The Department of Health and Social Care has published information to help NHS trusts manage overseas visitors and migrant charging. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

FICEMS: No Travel History Screening for Ebola Needed
In a letter to the EMS and 911 communities, the chair of the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS said that the cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo earlier this summer did not require Ebola-specific travel screening by first responders or 911 telecommunicators in the United States. "At this time, the [United States Government] has determined that there is very little risk to the United States of potential EVD transmission to our population," wrote Edward Gabriel, deputy assistant secretary for preparedness and response in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Ser...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: NHTSA Office of EMS Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

FICEMS: No Travel History Screening for Ebola Needed
In a letter to the EMS and 911 communities, the chair of the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS said that the cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo earlier this summer did not require Ebola-specific travel screening by first responders or 911 telecommunicators in the United States. "At this time, the [United States Government] has determined that there is very little risk to the United States of potential EVD transmission to our population," wrote Edward Gabriel, deputy assistant secretary for preparedness and response in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Ser...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: NHTSA Office of EMS Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

First Death in Wisconsin Linked to Fake Weed
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is confirming a death in Milwaukee County related to theuse of synthetic cannabinoids, often called fake weed, K2, and spice. This is the first confirmed death linked to the outbreak. Overall, Wisconsin has seen 45 cases since March of this year, including 37 confirmed cases and 8 probable cases. Counties with confirmed cases include Dane, Milwaukee, Outagamie, and Rock. “We are continuing to...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 1, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Former Sobeys pharmacy manager 'snooped' into drug records of 46 people
The province's privacy commissioner has come down hard on the Department of Health and Sobeys for their investigation into the actions of a pharmacy manager at one of the grocery store chain's rural Nova Scotia operations. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Memorial Hospital receives trauma center designation
On the heels of major emergency room upgrades and renovations, Jacksonville's Memorial Hospital has officially received level II trauma center status from the Florida Department of Health, the hospital announced Tuesday. Memorial, located at 3625 University Blvd. S., has been operating a "provisional" level II trauma center since last year as it underwent an inspection and approval process. Also during that time, the hospital took on a $23 million expansion that added 22 patient rooms and allowed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison Colburn Source Type: news

Memorial Hospital receives trauma center designation
On the heels of major emergency room upgrades and renovations, Jacksonville's Memorial Hospital has officially received level II trauma center status from the Florida Department of Health, the hospital announced Tuesday. Memorial, located at 3625 University Blvd. S., has been operating a "provisional" level II trauma center since last year as it underwent an inspection and approval process. Also during that time, the hospital took on a $23 million expansion that added 22 patient rooms and allowed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 1, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Allison Colburn Source Type: news

State awards permits to 3 grower/processors in southwestern Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Tuesday awarded three new medical marijuana grower/processing licenses in the Pittsburgh region. The permits, among 13 that were announced, included Maitri Genetics LLC, PennAlt Organics and Hanging Gardens LLC in the southwestern region. Maitri Genetics and Hanging Gardens were the two picked among the applications in the southwestern region, while PennAlt Organics was the highest-scoring am ong the entire state. Maitri Genetics is located at 120 Beta Drive… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

What We Know About the Effect of Psychotropic Drugs on Migrant Kids
A federal judge on Monday ruled that the government must obtain parental or guardian consent before administering psychotropic drugs—those that can affect the brain or behavior—to migrant children in its care. But plenty of questions still remain about what these drugs do to young brains in the first place. “The benefits or risks of psychotropic medications to brain development are only beginning to be evaluated,” says Dr. Manpreet Singh, director of the Pediatric Mood Disorders Program at Stanford University. “We haven’t actually looked, directly and in systematic ways, at the effects o...
Source: TIME: Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime onetime Source Type: news

How much do you know about Medicare Part B?
In recent months, the Administration has proposed a number of changes to Medicare Part B. From the Department of Health and Human Services ’request for information,HHS Blueprint To Lower Drug Prices And Reduce Out-Of-Pocket Costs, to the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services 2019 proposed Physician Fee Schedule and 2019 proposed Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System rule, many of the changes under consideration alter the Part B program ’s successful structure in ways that could negatively impact patients. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - July 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Access Patients Medicare Part B Source Type: news

BBC reveals women are buying abortion pills online to take at home
In England, two abortion pills must be administered in a clinic or hospital, at least one day apart. The Department of Health is assessing abortion pills' safety and effectiveness when taken at home. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK biological security strategy
Department of Health and Social Care - Significant outbreaks of disease are amongst the highest impact risks faced by the UK. The UK biological security strategy draws together for the first time the work taking place across government to protect the UK and its interests from significant biological risks, no matter how these occur and no matter who or what they affect. The strategy, produced in association with the Home Office and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, sets out the nature of the biological risks and the opportunities we face, looks at how this landscape is continuing to evolve, and ex...
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - July 31, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Patient safety Source Type: news

HHS Inspector General's Report Finds Flaws And Fraud In U.S. Hospice Care
Medicare pays more than $16 billion a year for hospice services. But a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services says hospice patients don't always get the care they're promised.(Image credit: Bromberger Hoover Photography/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ina Jaffe Source Type: news

CMS, HHS: Adoption of the Methodology for the HHS-Operated Permanent Risk Adjustment Program Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for the 2017 Benefit Year
Notice from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of a final rule adopting the risk adjustment methodology that HHS previously established for the 2017 benefit year. This action is a result of the February 2018 district court ruling that vacated the use of statewide average premium as a basis for the HHS-operated risk adjustment methodology for the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 benefit years. This rule is effective July, 30, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 30, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Analysis and critique of 'Transforming children and young people's mental health provision: a green paper': some implications for refugee children and young people - Cox P, McDonald JM.
Adopting a children's rights perspective, a critique and analysis underpinned by documentary research methodology was undertaken in order to assess the extent to which the government's Green Paper (Department of Health and Social Care and Department of Edu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

ACOG, Others Come Out Against Proposed Rule on Title-X
THURSDAY, July 26, 2018 -- Health care organizations have come out against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services'proposed rule that amends regulations governing the Title X of the Public Health Service Act, which provides low-income... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Governance changes to autism strategy
The Department of Health and Social Care has updated how it and other organisations monitor the progress of the autism strategy. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HHS: Secretarial Review and Publication of the National Quality Forum 2017 Annual Report to Congress and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Submitted by the Consensus-Based Entity Regarding Performance Measurement
Notice from the Department of Health and Human Services acknowledging that the Secretary has received and reviewed the 2017 National Quality Forum (NQF) Annual Report. The Secretary's comments are included in section II of the notice, including the response to NQF's work in addressing challenges faced by rural communities when implementing certain quality measures. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 25, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

A safe and effective way to whiten teeth
American Chemical Society In the age of Instagram and Snapchat, everyone wants to have perfect pearly whites. To get a brighter smile, consumers can opt for over the counter teeth-whitening treatments or a trip to the dentist to have their teeth bleached professionally. But both types of treatments can harm teeth. According to an article published inACS Biomaterials Science& Engineering, researchers have now developed a new, less destructive method. Teeth can become discolored on their outer surfaces when people consume colored foods and drinks, such as coffee, tea or red wine. As a result, many people turn to non-...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 24, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

HIV-TB Connection: Key to Ending Infections
Michelle, a transgender peer educator, walks through her village in Joyce Bay, Port Moresby. Credit: Tom MaguireBy Tom MaguireLONDON, Jul 24 2018 (IPS)A group of teenage boys huddle around Michelle in the mangroves behind Joyce Bay, a spot frequented by men who have sex with men (MSM) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG). She asks them how regularly they have sex and whether they have been tested for HIV or tuberculosis (TB). Her questions are met with giggles, intrigue and confusion. It turned out that none of the eight present have been tested for either disease. Michelle is a peer educator working to test key populat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tom Maguire Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Countdown: Central Ohio's busiest ERs show impact of freestanding facilities
The opening of several freestanding suburban emergency rooms throughout Central Ohio had the intended impact on what had been the region's busiest major-trauma center – by making it markedly less busy. All but two hospital emergency departments in the seven-county region saw visits decline in 2017 from the prior year, according Columbus Business First's annual analysis of statistical reports to Ohio Department of Health. The perennial busiest is the only one to see volume increase – averaging… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Virginia health officials warn of a flesh-eating bacteria outbreak that has left one dead
Officials from the Virginia Department of Health are warning residents about a flesh-eating bacteria found in warm, coastal waters that has so far killed one and left a total of 23 people infected since April. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baltimore City, Md. Congressional delegation fight proposed federal anti-abortion rule
Baltimore City's mayor and health commissioner were joined by the full force of the local Congressional delegation today in denouncing a move by the Trump administration which takes aim at health centers across the U.S. that perform abortions. In May, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued proposed changes to the Title X Family Planning Program that would prevent funding from going to any health centers that perform abortions or are affiliated with those that do. The new… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Memorial Hospital wins challenge over UF Health Jacksonville
The Florida Department of Health on Friday issued a final order rejecting a challenge to a new trauma center at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville. The department adopted recommendations by Administrative Law Judge Robert Cohen, who ruled against UF Health Jacksonville, which has long operated a trauma center and filed the challenge. The Department of Health last year gave what is known as “provisional” approval for Memorial to open a tra uma center. UF Health Jacksonville challenged the approval… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Australia TGA to change Prostheses List publication schedule starting in 2019
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group The Australian Department of Health will begin publishing its Prostheses List of prosthetic medical devices more frequently starting in 2019 in an effort to address patient access and manufacturer reimbursement issues. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only and do not necessarily reflect those of MassDevice.com or its employees. The post Australia TGA to change Prostheses List publication schedule starting in 2019 appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - July 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

Namvar Zohoori Takes Seat on National Health Committee (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Namvar Zohoori has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - July 23, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UTSA researcher receives $1.9 million HHS grant to develop anti-fungal vaccine
(University of Texas at San Antonio) A researcher at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support her efforts to create a vaccine for valley fever. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news