Not Doing IT Risk Assessments Can Mean Repaying Incentives

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

 



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
 


Genes May Be Key to Language Delay in Kids
Title: Genes May Be Key to Language Delay in Kids
Category: Health News
Created: 7/25/2014 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Anal, Throat Cancers on the Rise Among Young Adults, Study Finds
Title: Anal, Throat Cancers on the Rise Among Young Adults, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 7/25/2014 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Most Adults Are Members of 'Clean Plate Club'
Title: Most Adults Are Members of 'Clean Plate Club'
Category: Health News
Created: 7/25/2014 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Rhymes Reveal Evidence of Learning in the Womb
Title: Rhymes Reveal Evidence of Learning in the Womb
Category: Health News
Created: 7/25/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Lymphoma Treatment May Harm, Halt Men's Sperm Production
Title: Lymphoma Treatment May Harm, Halt Men's Sperm Production
Category: Health News
Created: 7/25/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Ills
Title: Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Ills
Category: Health News
Created: 7/28/2014 9:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:00 am CDT


Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition - Alabama's News Leader

Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition
Alabama's News Leader
During his four-year family medicine residency, he accompanied Mcray on medical missions to Uganda and earthquake-devastated Haiti. He also spent several weeks working in Tanzania, where a cousin lives and works as a medical missionary, Mcray said.

Posted Monday, July 28, 2014 5:13 pm CDT

Register now for inaugural 5K/Fun Run to support Equal Access Birmingham - UAB News

Register now for inaugural 5K/Fun Run to support Equal Access Birmingham
UAB News
6, to raise funds for the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine student-run free clinic, which provides education and health care to Birmingham's uninsured and underserved. The Heart + Sole 5K/Fun Run — a family-friendly event open to ...

Posted Monday, July 28, 2014 9:56 am CDT

Aid Group: 2 Americans have Ebola in Liberia - Alabama's News Leader

Aid Group: 2 Americans have Ebola in Liberia
Alabama's News Leader
Brantly is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and went to Liberia as part of a two-year fellowship with Samaritan's Purse, shortly after he completed his residency in family medicine at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.

Posted Monday, July 28, 2014 5:03 am CDT