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Employed Physicians Outnumber Self-Employed Physicians According to American Medical Association

“Transformational change continues in the delivery of healthcare, and physicians are responding by re-evaluating their practice arrangements,” AMA President Barbara McAneny, MD, said in a news release. “Physicians must assess many factors and carefully determine for themselves what settings they find professionally rewarding when considering independence or employment.” The latest AMA study found that 47.4 percent […]

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New Brand, Same Commitment to serve Nurse Leaders

At its 2019 annual meeting, the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) changed its name and logo to better reflect its leadership role in the health care community.  It will now be known as the American Organization for Nursing Leadership.  The new logo (at right) was designed to emphasize the diversity within the organization’s membership […]

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Drug Advertising on TV must Include Price Info

The CMS has announced a rule that requires drug manufacturers to include, in their direct-to-consumer advertising, the list price of the product being marketed.   The intent of the new ruling is to enhance transparency to consumers.  The new ruling is limited to drugs who’s list price exceeds $35 for a month’s supply.   The pricing information […]

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Changes at the Top for DaVita

Kent Thiry has announced his plans to step down as chief executive officer of Denver-based DaVita Inc.  He will retain his position of executive chairman of the company following his June 1 departure.  Thiry has headed the company since 1999 and was instrumental in relocating the corporation’s headquarters to Denver from El Segundo, Calif.  in 2009.  […]

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MEETING OF INTEREST: Donna Lynne to Present

Former Lieutenant of Colorado Donna Lynne will be returning to Colorado to share her thoughts on “Transforming Health Care in an Academic Medical Center” at the next Denver Medical Study Group gathering on May 22.  Dr. Lynne currently holds the position of chief operation officer of Columbia University Medical Center and CEO of Columbia Doctors […]

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New Idea: Ask Elders about Aging Issues

“I think that all research on aging needs to include the voices of older adults,” Amy Eisenstein said. “They are experts about their lives, and we need to incorporate their perspectives to make research better.” Amy Eisenstein is director of the Leonard Schanfield Research Institute at CJE SeniorLife in Chicago and the project’s principal investigator. The […]

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Colorado Seeks to Cap Cost of Insulin

A bill, HB19-1216, to cap the cost of insulin and authorize the state to find out why the drug costs so much is headed to Colorado Gov. Jared Polis to become law. With the governor’s signature, the cost of a month’s supply of insulin for an individual can cost that person no more than $100. […]

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Faster, Safer Treatment for Stroke Patients at Longmont United

Time is of the essence during an ischemic stroke caused by a blood clot blocking access to the body’s most important organ.  2 million brain cells die every minute until blood flow to the brain is restored, according to Harvard.edu. Longmont United Hospital staffers are able to start generating images of a brain through a […]

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PillPack on the Move

Amazon has taken to marketing its newly acquired PillPack product to some of its Amazon Prime members.  The roll-out was targeted to some but not all of Amazon’s more than 100 million-plus Prime membership.  The marketing effort highlights that the PillPack service and shipping are both at no charge, leaving the customer to pay only […]

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In 10 Years, Half of Middle-Income Elders Won’t Be Able to Afford Housing, Medical Care According to Study

In 10 years, more than half of middle-income Americans age 75 or older will not be able to afford to pay for yearly assisted living rent or medical expenses, according to a study published Wednesday in Health Affairs. The researchers used demographic and income data to project estimates of a portion of the senior population, […]

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