Not Doing IT Risk Assessments Can Mean Repaying Incentives

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Current Birmingham Medical News

Pacemakers and MRI, Together At Last
Pacemakers and MRI, Together At Last

Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first pacemaker that can be used with an MRI scan, making these two potentially lifesaving technologies compatible for the first time.


 
Sharing Medical Images Helps Patients and Saves Money
Sharing Medical Images Helps Patients and Saves Money

A Huntsville radiological technology company, FINAO, has digitally connected Radiology of Huntsville (ROH) with more than 30 medical facilities in North Alabama, including Huntsville Hospital and Crestwood Medical Center.


 
IT FOCUS

Not Doing IT Risk Assessments Can Mean Repaying Incentives
Not Doing IT Risk Assessments Can Mean Repaying Incentives

“The government has taken back incentive money,” says Nic Cofield with Jackson Thornton Technologies.


 
EHRs and Meaningful Use Stage 2
EHRs and Meaningful Use Stage 2

The quest to prove meaningful use of electronic health records (EHR) has moved into Stage 2 this year.


 
Moving In-House EHRs to the Cloud
Moving In-House EHRs to the Cloud

Practices with Electronic Medical Record software (EHR) stored on in-house servers may regret not being hosted in the cloud.


 
Healthcare Spotlight

Ryan Pflugner: Field Goals, Surgery Helped Kick Off Medical Career | Ryan Pflugner, Orthopaedics, Alabama Orthopaedic Surgeons, sports medicine, Alabama football, college football, field goal records, biologics, Tommy John surgery
Ryan Pflugner: Field Goals, Surgery Helped Kick Off Medical Career

When Alabama's kicking unit took the field against Arkansas, fans weren't expecting much. The Crimson Tide was on the never-land of the 45 yard line.


 
Guest Writers

No Downturn in Federal Health Care Fraud Enforcement

On May 27, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) announced recoveries of approximately $3.1 billion from the federal health care programs for the first six months of fiscal year 2014, according to the agency's Semiannual Report to Congress (“Report”).


 
Alabama Medicaid: Changes to the RCO

On May 17, 2013, Governor Bentley signed into law Act 2013-261, Ala. Code § 22-6-150 et. seq. which changed the Alabama Medicaid program from a fee-for-service program to a managed care program creating Regional Care Organizations ("RCOs") to serve as the conduit for care to Medicaid beneficiaries.


 
The Literary Examiner

Over Our Dead Bodies: Undertakers Lift the Lid

by Kenneth McKenzie and Todd Harra

c.2014, Citadel Press $15.95 / $17.95 Canada 256 pages

 


 
Grand Rounds

July 2014
 


Extreme Weather Kills 2,000 in U.S. Each Year: CDC
Title: Extreme Weather Kills 2,000 in U.S. Each Year: CDC
Category: Health News
Created: 7/30/2014 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/31/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, August 1, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Make Kids' Weight Loss a Family Affair, Study Suggests
Title: Make Kids' Weight Loss a Family Affair, Study Suggests
Category: Health News
Created: 7/30/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/31/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, August 1, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Different Areas of Brain Affected in Autism, Sensory Disorders
Title: Different Areas of Brain Affected in Autism, Sensory Disorders
Category: Health News
Created: 7/30/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/31/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, August 1, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Gene Mutation May Make Food More Tempting
Title: Gene Mutation May Make Food More Tempting
Category: Health News
Created: 7/30/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/31/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, August 1, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Scientists Shed Light on Link Between Depression, Dementia
Title: Scientists Shed Light on Link Between Depression, Dementia
Category: Health News
Created: 7/30/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/31/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, August 1, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Tip-Over Furniture Can Kill Kids
Title: Tip-Over Furniture Can Kill Kids
Category: Health News
Created: 7/30/2014 5:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/31/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, August 1, 2014 2:00 am CDT


Let more elderly die, says top heart doctor: Patients with low quality of life ... - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Let more elderly die, says top heart doctor: Patients with low quality of life ...
Daily Mail
Dr Beattie, who works at the East of England NHS Foundation Trust in Birmingham, explained that the chance of an elderly person leaving hospital after being resuscitated is around 5 per cent. But he said the issue was a difficult one because people ...

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Posted Friday, August 1, 2014 8:02 pm CDT

Dr Le Fanu's online health clinic, Friday 1st August 2014 - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

Dr Le Fanu's online health clinic, Friday 1st August 2014
Telegraph.co.uk
I take 'Warfarin' (Coumadin) for AF, and I regularly self-test my INR at home under the guidance of Birmingham City Hospital Haematology Dept. With a history of a serious cerebral bleed, the antidote - Vitamin ... Is there anything more I can do by way ...

Posted Friday, August 1, 2014 9:52 am CDT

Southern-style diet 'increases death risk' in kidney disease patients - Medical News Today

Medical News Today

Southern-style diet 'increases death risk' in kidney disease patients
Medical News Today
Lead author Dr. Orlando GutiƩrrez, associate professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, says: ... High blood pressure, diabetes, a family history of kidney failure and being over 60 are major risk factors for developing kidney ...

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Posted Friday, August 1, 2014 2:09 am CDT