The doctors created the "neobladder" to replace Tom Ramsey's original bladder after it was destroyed by bladder cancer, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Minnesota, Texas, and Utah.
HHS on Monday proposed two new rules that aim to give patients greater access to their electronic health information (EHI), require hospitals to send electronic patient alerts, and call out health care providers who impede health data sharing.
Fitbit activity trackers can help doctors track how much patients walk after surgery—and a recent study at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center revealed just how valuable such data can be, leading the researchers to suggest that surgeons may one day treat step count as a "sixth vital sign."
Johnson & Johnson last week announced plans to disclose the list prices of its prescription drugs in television advertisements—the most aggressive response yet from a drugmaker to a Trump administration proposal that would make such disclosures mandatory.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) on Monday signed into law a bill intended to scale back the state's voter-approved Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act—raising questions about whether other states might similarly seek to partially expand Medicaid or roll back their existing Medicaid expansions.