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Thursday July 24, 2014
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July 2014 - Volume 11 - Issue 1

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With advancements in bionic limbs, 3D organ printers, gene therapy and more, one particularly important trend in orthopedics is the availability of autologous – one’s own – adult stem cells to treat an expanding range of soft tissue and bone pathologies and to enhance regenerative medicine.

The social and political efforts in California, Colorado and other states to legalize the production, distribution, sale and use of marijuana (for medical purposes or otherwise) is also present in Florida. 

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has changed all aspects of health care, and it is now a strategic imperative for health systems to make process improvements to achieve performance expectations.

Apple unveiled its new IOS 8 last month at its Worldwide Developers Conference and one of the many new features incorporated into the innovative software release is the HealthKit framework.

I know it’s been awhile, but I keep telling Carol that good things come to those who wait. So I guess taking a real genuine vacation after several years will be worth waiting for … we hope.

Most of the healthcare industry was astounded when President Obama signed legislation that delayed ICD-10 compliance by at least a year. Now that there’s been time to digest the new Oct. 1, 2015 deadline

Healthcare providers are charged with healing the sick and sustaining wellness, while healthcare financial executives are charged with maintaining a healthy balance sheet.

As a growing hospital or medical practice, one of your highest expense line items is your telecom and IT services. What you may not know is that you are probably over-paying for these services.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a Final Rule, which serves to reduce several burdensome requirements on hospitals and other health care providers.

Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) coverage protects an employer against employment practices liability (EPL) claims of discrimination (age, sex, race, disability, etc.), wrongful termination, and sexual harassment.

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