New Prostate Procedure Provides Less Invasive Treatment Option

More than 500 million men worldwide suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate.

Life-saving Battlefield Tourniquet Approved for Use by Alabama First-Responders

The Abdominal Aortic Junctional Tourniquetâ„¢ (AAJT) that treats both pelvic hemorrhage and severe bilateral lower junctional hemorrhage has been approved for use by paramedics and other first-responders in Alabama.

Business

OIG Reminds Healthcare Providers of Fraud Risk Factors When Deciding whether to Exclude a Healthcare Provider

With the continued proliferation of qui tam False Claims cases showing no signs of slowing down, not only must providers consider the amount of any monetary settlements, they must also consider whether the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health & Human Services ("OIG") will require a corporate integrity agreement ("CIA").

Read More

Alabama Hospital Association Campaigns to Expand Medicaid in Alabama

Alabama Hospital Association Campaigns to Expand Medicaid in Alabama

The Alabama Hospital Association has launched the ALhealthmatters campaign, highlighting the importance of expanding Medicaid in Alabama.

Read More

Feature Profiles

Morgan Perseveres Through Challenges

Morgan Perseveres Through Challenges

Micah Morgan, CRNP has never shied away from a challenge. After earning her nursing degree from UAB in 2011, Morgan began working at the UAB Medical Intensive Care Unit and quickly developed a passion for caring for the critically ill.

Read More

Regulatory/Compliance

The Stark Law: A Reminder and Request

If you ask a healthcare provider to state the healthcare laws and regulations that give them a headache, you are likely to receive a range of responses.

Read More

Alabama's New Data Breach Law

Alabama's New Data Breach Law

Read More

DOJ Formalizes New Approach to Frivolous Qui Tam Actions

DOJ Formalizes New Approach to Frivolous Qui Tam Actions

We recently reported that Michael Granston, Director of the Civil Fraud Section of the Department of Justice (DOJ), made comments during a November 2017 healthcare compliance conference suggesting that in cases where the DOJ has determined allegations in a qui tam (or "whistleblower") lawsuit lack merit, the government may more aggressively exercise its statutory authority - rarely used in the past - to dismiss such cases.

Read More

The Battle over 340B

The Battle over 340B

The battle over 340B continues as hospitals serving some of the nation's most vulnerable patients worry what will happen if $1.6 billion in cuts go through.

Read More

Reseach

New Drug Should Benefit Majority of Cystic Fibrosis Patients

A triple-combination drug has been shown to be effective in improving lung function for the majority of patients with cystic fibrosis. The new therapy should provide therapeutic benefits for 90 percent of all patients with the genetic disease.

Read More

Some People are Resilient to Alzheimer's

Some People are Resilient to Alzheimer's

Researchers believe that some people -- perhaps 30 to 50 percent of the population -- are resilient to the effects of Alzheimer's disease.

Read More

The Quest for Quality in Clinical Trials

The Quest for Quality in Clinical Trials

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals is focused on workforce training and development to ensure clinical trials are well designed, executed, and reported to move the science forward.

Read More

New Breathing Tube for Cardiac Arrest Could Save Thousands

New Breathing Tube for Cardiac Arrest Could Save Thousands

A study comparing two breathing tubes used by paramedics during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest shows that the King laryngeal tube was superior to the more commonly used endotracheal tube.

Read More

Clinical

Life-saving Battlefield Tourniquet Approved for Use by Alabama First-Responders

Life-saving Battlefield Tourniquet Approved for Use by Alabama First-Responders

The Abdominal Aortic Junctional Tourniquetâ„¢ (AAJT) that treats both pelvic hemorrhage and severe bilateral lower junctional hemorrhage has been approved for use by paramedics and other first-responders in Alabama.

Read More

New Prostate Procedure Provides Less Invasive Treatment Option

New Prostate Procedure Provides Less Invasive Treatment Option

More than 500 million men worldwide suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate.

Read More

House Calls

House Calls

Birmingham can be proud of having some of the most advanced health care resources on the planet. But for patients who are house-bound, those resources can be as inaccessible as if they were a world away.

Read More

Sharing ACE Advances

Sharing ACE Advances

In improving cognition and functional outcomes in hospitalized geriatric patients, the Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) model has proven its value. The difficulty is that there are so few ACE units and so many patients who could benefit but don't have access.

Read More

One-and-Done Infusion Option for Cellulitis

One-and-Done Infusion Option for Cellulitis

When a patient presents to the emergency room with cellulitis--a soft tissue infection--they often end up admitted to the hospital for an average stay of around 3.8 days.

Read More

Advancements in Imaging Improve Prostate Cancer Detection

Advancements in Imaging Improve Prostate Cancer Detection

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among American men outside of skin cancers and is the most common solid organ malignancy in American men. UAB Hospital has developed a program for personalized prostate care and advanced state-of-the-art imaging tools that is helping doctors detect and fight this disease.

Read More

Who is Getting Healthcare Right?

Who is Getting Healthcare Right?

Knowledge is power ... Healthgrades has recently released the 20th annual hospital quality rankings and 2nd annual National Health Index, looking at the strengths and challenges city's face in creating a healthy community.

Read More

Grand Rounds

Erwin Receives Distinguished Service Award

Erwin Receives Distinguished Service Award

Paul Erwin, MD, dean of the School of Public Health at UAB, has received the Doris Spain Award for Distinguished Service from the Tennessee Public Health Association.

Read More

Children's of Alabama Maintains Level I Trauma Designation

Children's of Alabama was re-designated as a Level 1 Trauma Center for the State of Alabama by the Alabama Department of Public Health. Children's has held this designation continually since 2013.

Read More

Ted Hosp Joins Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Ted Hosp Joins Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Ted Hosp has been named Executive Director of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Governmental Affairs division.

Read More

New 3D Mammography at DCH Regional and Northport Medical

The latest in 3D Mammography is available at DCH Regional Medical Center and Northport Medical Center.

Read More

Susan Bria Named CNO of Shelby Baptist

Susan Bria Named CNO of Shelby Baptist

Susan Bria has been named Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of Shelby Baptist Medical Center.

Read More

Campaign for UAB Surpasses One Billion Dollars

Campaign for UAB Surpasses One Billion Dollars

The future of UAB is now one billion times brighter.

Read More

Amy Beard Named CNO at Brookwood

Amy Beard Named CNO at Brookwood

Amy Beard has been named Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of Brookwood Baptist Medical Center.

Read More

James Hill, PhD Joins UAB

James Hill, PhD Joins UAB

James Hill, PhD, an internationally recognized expert in weight management, has been named chair of the UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences and director of the UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC).

Read More

Megan Drake Named COO of Shelby Baptist Medical Center

Megan Drake Named COO of Shelby Baptist Medical Center

Megan Drake has been named Chief Operating Officer of Shelby Baptist Medical Center. Drake began her career with Community Health System (CHS) in 2010 as an Administrative Specialist at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale, Arkansas.

Read More

Princeton Baptist Doubles Cardiac MRI Throughput with New MRI

Princeton Baptist Medical Center has added a new 1.5 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine to its roster.

Read More

BCBS Alabama Updates Opioid Management Strategy

In a continued effort to help battle the opioid epidemic, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is updating its opioid management strategy.

Read More

Cassandra Frieson, DNP honored by UAH

Cassandra Frieson, DNP honored by UAH

Cassandra Warner Frieson, DNP is the recipient of the 2018 University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH) Alumni of Achievement Award.

Read More

Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: