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
 


Can Bike Riding Up Prostate Cancer Risk?
Title: Can Bike Riding Up Prostate Cancer Risk?
Category: Health News
Created: 7/18/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Scientists Spot Gene Behind Rare but Fatal Disease in Children
Title: Scientists Spot Gene Behind Rare but Fatal Disease in Children
Category: Health News
Created: 7/18/2014 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:00 am CDT

EPA Unveils New Bug Repellant Labeling
Title: EPA Unveils New Bug Repellant Labeling
Category: Health News
Created: 7/18/2014 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Food Safety Tips for the Summer
Title: Food Safety Tips for the Summer
Category: Health News
Created: 7/18/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Antipsychotics Linked to Lower Brain Volume in Schizophrenia Patients
Title: Antipsychotics Linked to Lower Brain Volume in Schizophrenia Patients
Category: Health News
Created: 7/18/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:00 am CDT

HPV Test Beats Pap Smear in Gauging Cervical Cancer Risk, Study Finds
Title: HPV Test Beats Pap Smear in Gauging Cervical Cancer Risk, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 7/18/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:00 am CDT


Partial Recall - New Yorker

New Yorker

Partial Recall
New Yorker
Schiller, who directs the laboratory of affective neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, has lived in New York for nine years, but she was brought up in Rishon LeZion, a few miles south of Tel Aviv. “My father doesn't .... To make memories ...

Posted Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:09 am CDT

Identical twins graduate as medics from Warwick University - and then become ... - Coventry Telegraph

Identical twins graduate as medics from Warwick University - and then become ...
Coventry Telegraph
“I was teaching in a Birmingham high school and at the same time that some of my sixth formers were applying to do medicine I was applying as well – I was advising them on personal statements at the same time as writing my own!” One of the sixth ...

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Posted Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:51 am CDT

Get Out of Jail, Inc. - New Yorker

New Yorker

Get Out of Jail, Inc.
New Yorker
Cleveland told me that when she was first assigned to J.C.S. her probation officer had taken down the names and phone numbers of her family members. As she fell behind on her .... As a prosecutor in Hoover, Alabama, Charlie Waldrep brought cases ...

Posted Monday, July 21, 2014 4:11 am CDT