Sarah Langan, a nurse anesthetist at Columbus Community Hospital in Ohio, completed the Ironman triathlon that took place in Wisconsin last month, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Illinois, Ohio, and Wyoming.
Bridges to Care (B2C), a community-based program focused on coordinating care for high ED users, was able to cut ED visits and hospitalizations and boost use of primary care physicians—all in just six months, according to a study published in Health Affairs, Alexandra Wilson Pecci writes for HealthLeaders Media.
Researchers for the first time have successfully used gene therapy to stave off a rare but deadly degenerative brain disease for more than two years of follow up, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Writing for Harvard Business Review, former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy spotlights the growing "loneliness epidemic," its risks to health and happiness—and five ways to fight back, beginning in the workplace.
Two MedPAC members recommend replacing MIPS with a "voluntary value program," which would eliminate data reporting requirements by leveraging population-based measures from Medicare claims data or "centrally conducted surveys."
When a 47-year old man presented with a mass in his lungs, the doctors went in expecting cancer—but what they found was much more surprising (and nostalgic): The patient had a tiny Playmobil plastic traffic cone lodged in his airways, accidently inhaled about 40 years prior, according to a case study in The BMJ.
President Trump is expected this week to sign an executive order that would include broad instructions for the Department of Labor, the Department of the Treasury, and HHS to explore how they can ease regulations to make it easier for individuals to purchase insurance through so-called "association health plans."