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Examining Oral Health Care Utilization and Expenditures for Low-Income Adults
Brief analyzed dental service use and cost data for non-elderly Medicaid-enrolled adults by a number of individual-, community-, and state-level factors. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Downward trend in antibiotic expenditures in the US
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - November 1, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Cochrane Public Health seeks Research Associate/Information Scientist - Glasgow, UK
Job title: Research Associate – Information ScientistClosing date:  26th November 2017Position Type:  Full TimeSalary Range:  £34,520 - £38,833Job PurposeWe are delighted to be advertising this full timepost for an information scientist to provide professional and technical support to meet the information science needs of theMRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU),University of Glasgow andCochrane Public Health (CPH).  Specifically, the postholder will provide specialist information science support for a wide range of research projects conducted across the MRC/CSO SPHSU ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 30, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Office Manger - London, UK
Specifications: Full TimeSalary: Up to £30,000Location: London, UKApplication Closing Date: 20/11/2017Cochrane is a global, independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making vast amounts of research evidence useful for informing decisions about health. We do this by synthesizing research findings to produce the best available evidence on what can work, what might harm and where more research is needed. Our work is recognised as the international gold standard for high quality, trusted information.This role is an exciting opportunity to use yo...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 27, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Office Manager - London, UK
Specifications: Full TimeSalary: Up to £30,000Location: London, UKApplication Closing Date: 20/11/2017Cochrane is a global, independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making vast amounts of research evidence useful for informing decisions about health. We do this by synthesizing research findings to produce the best available evidence on what can work, what might harm and where more research is needed. Our work is recognised as the international gold standard for high quality, trusted information.This role is an exciting opportunity to use yo...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 27, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Can Machine Learning Save Medicine?
As a professor of genomics and early digital health evangelist, Eric Topol has long been on the cutting-edge of medical technology. Now, the cardiologist and best-selling author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine and The Patient Will See You Now is turning his attention to what he believes is healthcare’s next frontier: artificial intelligence (AI). Topol will give a keynote address on how AI will transform medicine and take audience questions during a panel at MD&M Minneapolis November 8 starting at noon. MD+DI had the chance to catch up with him in advance of the event. Below is a slightly edited version o...
Source: MDDI - October 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Jamie Hartford Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Innovation for Climate-Smart Agriculture Key to Ending Hunger in Kenya
Vaccination of live stock in Samburu County, Kenya. Credit: @FAO/LUIS TATOBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya , Oct 23 2017 (IPS)Some parts of Kenya are reeling from the effects of probably the worst drought in the last 20 years. With nearly 3.4 million people food insecure, Kenya’s food security prognosis looks gloomy, with climate change and natural resource depletion set to pose even greater risks in the long term. Rising temperatures and unpredicatble rainy seasons could destroy crop yield gains made in the recent past, and the threats of extreme weather such as flooding, drought and pests becoming more real. T...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Aid Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Natural Resources Poverty & SDG Source Type: news

Former success regime and SHA boss to lead troubled STP
The former chair of the North Cumbria success regime has been appointed to chair an STP going through the national capped expenditure process, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Concentration of Potentially Preventable Spending Among High-Cost Medicare Subpopulations
Article published in theAnnals of Internal Medicine outlines how interventions targeting the health conditions of high-cost patients could significantly reduce avoidable expenditures in Medicare. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A matter of time: a partial test of institutional anomie theory using cross-national time use data - Weld D, Roche SP.
OBJECTIVES The institutional anomie theory of crime (IAT) has traditionally been tested using either survey-based attitudinal measures or government expenditures. However, data on how people use their time may offer more valid and unobtrusive indicators of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

See which Tennessee hospitals have the biggest payrolls
Health care is big business, and with a big business comes a hefty payroll. Nashville hospitals took two of the top 10 spots in Memphis Business Journal ’s ranking of Tennessee’s largest hospitals by expenditures in payroll during 2016; Memphis had four hospitals in the top 10. Data comes from the State of Tennessee's annual Joint Annual Report of Hospitals. Click on the slideshow to see total payroll data for Tennessee’s 40-largest hospitals . Vanderbilt University Medical Center had the largest… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 6, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

See which Tennessee hospitals have the biggest payrolls
Health care is big business, and with a big business comes a hefty payroll. Nashville hospitals took two of the top 10 spots in Memphis Business Journal ’s ranking of Tennessee’s largest hospitals by expenditures in payroll during 2016; Memphis had four hospitals in the top 10. Data comes from the State of Tennessee's annual Joint Annual Report of Hospitals. Click on the slideshow to see total payroll data for Tennessee’s 40-largest hospitals . Vanderbilt University Medical Center had the largest… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 6, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

N.C. consumer spending ticked up in 2016, new report says
North Carolinians picked up the pace in consumer spending in 2016. Personal consumption expenditures — the measure for consumer spending on goods and services — was up 4.3% in 2016, making North Carolina higher than average in consumer spending. The details were revealed today in an annual report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Across the country, cons umer spending was up 4% — roughly the same rate as the year prior. North Carolina experienced above average growth in housing and utilities… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Monica Mendoza Source Type: news

N.C. consumer spending ticked up in 2016, new report says
North Carolinians picked up the pace in consumer spending in 2016. Personal consumption expenditures — the measure for consumer spending on goods and services — was up 4.3 percent in 2016, making North Carolina higher than average in consumer spending. The details were revealed today in an annual report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Across the countr y, consumer spending was up 4 percent — roughly the same rate as the year prior. North Carolina experienced above average growth in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Monica Mendoza Source Type: news

These Tennessee hospitals dispense more than $4.5 billion in payroll
Health care is big business, and with a big business comes a hefty payroll. Memphis hospitals took four of the top 10 spots in MBJ ’s ranking of Tennessee’s largest hospitals by expenditures in payroll during 2016. Data comes from the State of Tennessee's annual Joint Annual Report of Hospitals. Click on the slideshow to see total payroll data for Tennessee’s 40 largest hospitals. Vanderbilt University Medical Center ha d the largest payroll by more than double over the next highest, which… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

Colorado consumer spending ticked up in 2016, new report says
Coloradans picked up the pace in consumer spending in 2016. Personal consumption expenditures — the measure for consumer spending on goods and services — was up 5.4 percent in 2016, making Colorado one of the states with the fastest growth in consumer spending. The details were revealed today in an annual report form the Bureau of Economic Analysis. C olorado experienced above average growth in housing and utilities expenditures at 5.6 percent, the report says. The state also experienced above… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 4, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Monica Mendoza Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; Part B Drug Payment Model; Withdrawal
Withdrawal of the proposed Part B Drug Payment Model, which was designed to test whether alternative drug payment designs would help reduce Medicare expenditures while also preserving or improving care quality. The model details were originally published in a March 11, 2016, proposed rule. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 4, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Irregular Expenditure At National Health Laboratory Service Increases By R990 Million
[DA] According to the National Health Laboratory Service's (NHLS) Annual Report, irregular expenditure increased by R990 million in just one year. Even more shocking is fact that its deficit increased by R2.2 billion over the same period, from a surplus of R273 million the previous year, to a R1.9 billion deficit. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: Part B Drug Payment Model; Withdrawal
Pre-publication withdrawal of the proposed Part B Drug Payment Model, which was designed to test whether alternative drug payment designs would help reduce Medicare expenditures while also preserving or improving care quality. The model details were originally published in a March 11, 2016, proposed rule. Final publication of the withdrawal in the Federal Register is scheduled for October 4, 2017. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 3, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Why Paying for Nutrition Saves Money on Health Care
The foods we eat play a central role in our health. The epidemics of our time—obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes—are intimately tied to unhealthy patterns of eating. But eating healthy is also expensive, making it particularly challenging for the 12% of US households who have to worry whether they can afford enough food each month. For the 41 million Americans living in these households, a common coping strategy is to purchase cheaper, less healthy foods in an effort to make their food budgets last longer. Over time, however, these unhealthy dietary patterns can have a significant impact on a person’...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hilary K. Seligman, Seth A. Berkowitz and Sanjay Basu Tags: Uncategorized diet Diet/Nutrition food insecurity Food stamps Health Care health care costs Healthy Eating SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Source Type: news

Income related inequality and influencing factors: a study for the incidence of catastrophic health expenditure in rural China - Gu H, Kou Y, Yan Z, Ding Y, Shieh J, Sun J, Cui N, Wang Q, You H.
BACKGROUND: Catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) puts a heavy disease burden on patients' families, aggravating income-related inequality. In an attempt to reduce the financial risks of rural families incurring CHE, China began the New Rural Cooperative M... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Clarivate Analytics 2017 State of Innovation report shows that global innovation is growing, but at a slower rate
According to the 2017 State of Innovation Report: The Relentless Desire to Advance, released today, analysis of year-over-year research and patent activity across 12 key industries shows that the growth rate has slowed in 2016. Patent volume is still on an upward trajectory, with over 2.6 million published patents in 2016. This indicates that global corporations, universities, government agencies and research institutions are continuing to relentlessly contribute new solutions to address the world’s biggest problems. The eighth annual study from Clarivate Analytics, the global leader in provi...
Source: News from STM - September 28, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

NHS payments to general practice, England 2016/17
NHS Digital has published details of NHS payments to individual providers of general practice services in England. Figures are given for the main payment categories which include “global sum” the minimum practice income guarantee (MPIG), balance of PMS expenditure, quality and outcomes framework (QOF) and enhanced services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Lombard touts expected 50% cost reduction in restructuring effort
Lombard Medical Technologies (NSDQ:EVAR) said today it completed a restructuring of its business after implementing a plan to focus its sales efforts on the UK, Japan and China, as well as reducing operating and manufacturing costs as it seeks to breakeven with its cash flow. The UK-based company said that the restructuring is expected to result in a reudction of nearly $12 million in operating expenses next year when compared to last years expenditure levels, with costs reduced more than 50%. “During 2017, we have refocused sales and marketing activities in an effort to concentrate on our highest margin markets...
Source: Mass Device - September 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News lombardmedical MicroPort Scientific Source Type: news

Apple ’s New $1,000 iPhone X Is Luxuriously Out of Touch
You could be forgiven for seeing the iPhone as a functional and practical acquisition. The phone, after all, has revolutionized how we take pictures, order food, sign up for an exercise class, read the news, listen to music, communicate across thousands of miles through FaceTime and wait, as if reading tea leaves, as we watch the ellipses between exchanges with a new romantic partner. With each release of a new version, Apple makes its previous technology antiquated in mere seconds, thus shaming many of us to upgrade. For millions of us, the many capabilities of the iPhone make dropping several hundred dollars to acquire o...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Currid-Halkett Tags: Uncategorized Class iPhone tech technology Source Type: news

Business R&D performed in US reached $356 billion in 2015
Businesses spent $356 billion on research and development (R&D) performed in the United States in 2015, a 4.4 percent increase over the $341 billion spent in 2014. Of the total R&D expenditures in 2015, companies spent $22 billion (6 percent) on basic research, $56 billion (16 percent) on applied research, and $278 billion (78 percent) on development. The spending shares did not change from 2014. Those data points come from the Business R&D and Innovation Survey (BRDIS), ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243082&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medicare spending over $1B on drug with less efficacy
Researchers at Oregon State University found an expensive drug is driving up Medicare expenditures without evidence of greater effectiveness. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expensive drug driving up Medicare expenditures without evidence of greater efficacy
(Oregon State University) Medicare spent more than $1 billion over a five-year period on a high-priced drug that has not been proven more effective for a collection of inflammatory conditions than much less expensive corticosteroids. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Aid in Cash, Not Goods, Averted a Famine in Somalia
Young girls line up at a feeding centre in Mogadishu. Credit: UN Photo/Tobin JonesBy Roshni MajumdarUNITED NATIONS, Sep 8 2017 (IPS)In February, when the government of Somalia sounded an alarm to the UN about risks of a famine in the country, the UN’s Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), besides quickly shuffling a response team, was acting from a steep sense of history. The Office, instead of sending out massive aid packages, distributed cash vouchers to families who could spend it to buy goods according to their needs. The famine between the years 2010 and 2012, which killed more than a quarter of...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roshni Majumdar Tags: Africa Aid Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Household Food Security in the United States in 2016 (September 2017)
This report presents statistics from the survey that cover household food security, food expenditures, and use of Federal food and nutrition assistance programs in 2016. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Financially struggling CCG has 'no plan' to hit deficit target
A clinical commissioning group that is in the capped expenditure process has said it has “no viable plan” to hit its control total this financial year. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

MEPS Data Users' Workshop - September 2017
September 19, 2017; Rockville, MD. AHRQ is conducting a full-day workshop to facilitate the use of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, Household Component (MEPS-HC) by the health services research community. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

DOE Advanced Nuclear Reactor Program Deemed Ineffective
According to a new report,  the Department of Energy’s program to develop advanced nuclear reactors has shifted priorities too often and overspent on facility upkeep. After $2 billion in expenditures, no advanced design is ready for deployment. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - September 5, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: awolfe Source Type: news

CCGs to stunt GP spending growth in national savings drive
Commissioners in Cheshire are set to cut the growth in their primary care budgets in response to the national capped expenditure process,  HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 5, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Falls in middle-aged adults presenting to emergency departments in Queensland, Australia: risk factor exploration (Safety-2016 abstract #94) - Li E, Clark M, Heesch K, Vallmuur K.
Background Falls represent a significant public health issue, with previous studies focusing on older adults. With an ageing population and corresponding escalation of health expenditure, the need to target the current and future health of middle-aged popu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Exclusive: Trusts hit by £500m unexpected inflation costs
NHS trusts are having to bear unexpected inflation costs of around £500m, which means the underlying financial gap between their income and expenditure has barely improved over the last year, policy experts have said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 30, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UPMC reports $14B in operating revenue for FY2017
UPMC reported operating revenue of $14 billion, net income of $991 million and operating income of $240 million for fiscal year 2017 on Tuesday, spurred in part by new affiliations like UPMC Susquehanna. UPMC’s earnings before interest, depreciation and amortization (EBIDA) was $732 million, and the system reported $6 billion in cash and investments, with a fiscal return of nearly 12 percent for the year. The system spent $589 million on capital expenditures in fiscal year 2017. The system's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 30, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lydia Nuzum Source Type: news

UPMC reports $14B in operating revenue for FY2017
UPMC reported operating revenue of $14 billion, net income of $991 million and operating income of $240 million for fiscal year 2017 on Tuesday, spurred in part by new affiliations like UPMC Susquehanna. UPMC’s earnings before interest, depreciation and amortization (EBIDA) was $732 million, and the system reported $6 billion in cash and investments, with a fiscal return of nearly 12 percent for the year. The system spent $589 million on capital expenditures in fiscal year 2017. The system's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 30, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lydia Nuzum Source Type: news

Nigeria: South African Minister Mocks Buhari, Other African Leaders for 'Health Tourism'
[Premium Times] South Africa's Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, on Monday scolded African leaders who seek medical care away from the continent, saying the culture has become a major drain on their countries health expenditures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Report: Chinese medical device market growing faster than pharma
The medical device industry in China is experiencing rapid growth when compared to the global medtech market, as well as its  pharmaceuticals industry, according to a report from China Med Device. Between 2005 and 2015, the medical device market in China hit an annual growth rate of greater than 20%, according to the report, with demand for medical devices “expected to increase significantly.” In 2014 the medical device industry in China hit total sales of $387.4 million (Yuan 2,556 billion), up 20% year-over-year, beating the pharmaceutical industry’s growth for the year of 13%, according to the rep...
Source: Mass Device - August 29, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution China Source Type: news

Reduced performance triggers turnover for nonprofit executives
(North Carolina State University) Nonprofit organizations that have declining expenditures -- an indication of reduced operations -- are more likely to seek new leadership, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sirtex swings to a loss after ‘ challenging ’ year
Shares in Australian cancer treatment developer Sirtex Medical (ASX:SRX) plunged more than 15% yesterday after the company posted a net loss of -A$26.9 million in 2016, compared to a profit of A$54 million the year before. Sirtex has faced a barrage of obstacles this year, including a number of clinical trials that failed to meet primary endpoints. The company’s full-year results were hit by a slowdown in sales growth of its SIR-Spheres Y-90 radioactive microspheres and by the costs linked to its restructuring efforts. In June, Sirtex said it planned to cut 15% of its workforce, estimating that it would sav...
Source: Mass Device - August 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Source Type: news

Parks After Dark turns Los Angeles County parks into safe havens for communities
A Los Angeles County recreational program created stronger ties within communities, improved relations between the community and law enforcement officers, and decreased crime,  according to a report by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The study also found that the program, called Parks After Dark, saved millions of dollars in policing and health care costs.The program was intended to make specific Los Angeles parks safer through positive community engagement by the Los Angeles County Sheriff ’s Department, while providing wider access to free recreation, health and wellness programs. The eff...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

HeartSciences wins CE Mark, launches MyoVista ECG in the EU
HeartSciences said today that its MyoVista high sensitivity electrocardiograph testing device won CE Mark and launched in Europe. The Westlake, Texas.-based company’s device measures the heart’s energy per heartbeat using Continuous Wavelet Transform, a type of advanced signal processing that provides doctors with a detailed visual description of a cardiac cycle’s energy distribution. Traditional resting ECG tech detects coronary artery disease less than 50% of the time, HeartSciences reported. “Currently, there’s a significant diagnostic gap in detecting heart disease early, resulting in a bu...
Source: Mass Device - August 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Diagnostics Regulatory/Compliance heartsciences Source Type: news

How Paramedics helped BlueCross BlueShield of New Mexico Reduce ED Usage, Readmissions
The EMS profession has been suggesting Alternate Payment Models (APMs) for the services we provide for several years.  Many of us believe that the payment model used by most third party payers (Medicare, Medicaid, commercial insurers) provides what’s referred to as “perverse incentives," in essence forcing EMS to transport patients to an emergency department (ED) in order to be eligible for payment.  A recent article outlines a new initiative in New Mexico and a shift in thinking from some third party payers:   Since the program’s full launch in 2016, BCBSNM estimates that it saved $1...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, EMT Tags: News Mobile Integrated Healthcare Source Type: news

Navigating South Korea ’s Healthcare Paradox
In recent years, we have witnessed an explosion of interest among our pharmaceutical clients in conducting research in South Korea. Some emerging market analysts have suggested a ‘K’ should be added to BRIC, reflecting the country’s burgeoning economic status and its increasingly inclusion in global studies, not just regional Asia Pacific or emerging market studies. Indeed, there is ongoing debate about whether South Korea can still be considered ‘emerging’ as it i s a growing player in the pharmaceutical industry in its own right.   As well as looking at South Korea ’s health...
Source: EyeForPharma - August 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Unstable housing to cost health care system estimated $111 billion over 10 years, study finds
(Boston University Medical Center) Unstable housing among families with children will cost the United States an estimated $111 billion in health and education expenditures over the next ten years, according to new research published by Children's HealthWatch based at Boston Medical Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic contributes $28 billion to US economy, creates jobs nationwide
(Mayo Clinic) Today, Mayo Clinic released a societal impact report demonstrating the powerful effect the organization has on medical practice, patients and the American economy. The report -- a first-of-its-kind study for Mayo Clinic -- shows that Mayo Clinic contributed $28 billion to the US economy and created 167,000 jobs nationwide through its business expenditures and the employer multiplier effect. TEConomy Partners, LLC, a consulting firm that provides econometric analysis, conducted this study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Revenue Exceeds Expenditures for Many ABMS Member Boards
Change in net balance of American Board of Medical Specialties member boards grew from 2003 to 2013 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 2, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news