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September 2006 - Volume 3 - Issue 3

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Ana Mederos blends her life experiences - professional, personal, national and international- as recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah. She draws on her professional accomplishments (both in clinical and...
When Noel J. Guillama started Renaissance Health Systems in 2002, he wanted to create something that had never before existed in healthcare—a solutions company that supported both physicians and payers, while still improving the quality of care for...
Veni, vidi, vici …
In his book, The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger described the horrific consequences that resulted when a series of natural occurrences converged in one location. For the last half decade, Florida’s healthcare industry has confronted a different type of...
Listening to Chris Claflin, President and CEO of University Nuclear and Diagnostics, describe their business you are struck by the firm’s achievement in making a highly complex process so simple for the physicians who wish to offer one of the most...
Cardiac surgery, as we all know, can be a very complex and daunting affair. The advice frequently proffered during my training years at Columbia University by the Chief of Cardiac Surgery, a pioneer of the profession, went something like this: "the best...
On August 2, CMS released the long-awaited changes to reimbursement rates for 2007 inpatient hospital services. Surprisingly, but to the relief of many, the anticipated reductions of up to 34% for cardiac procedures that were issued in the May Proposed...
Communication is vital in health care for patients of all backgrounds and cultures. Members of the deaf community, for example, do not see themselves as having a disability, but rather as a part of a group that communicates differently. Many hearing...
Ask any active senior to name their foremost fear and 30 percent will say it is fear of falling. Double that number for seniors who have already fallen Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths among individuals who are over 65 years old,...
Medicine today is becoming more and more about the business of providing multiple services and finding streams of revenue to augment cash flow in order to maintain the ability to care for patients. The reasons for this shift in practice structure are many...
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