Interoperability

In the healthcare space, interoperability can be a loaded term, one that can get people to listen like none other.  But what makes it such an issue in healthcare?  I recently came across an article that explored the reasons behind interoperability’s popularity. Back...

Understanding Heroin

Earlier this week, Frontline PBS aired the special “Chasing Heroin”, which discussed the opioid epidemic with addicts, family members, clinicians and government officials.  The information is riveting, with one man describing heroin addiction as a “quiet epidemic...

Good News For Not-For-Profit Hospitals

As not-for-profit hospitals finally find themselves on stable ground, there could finally be relief after several years of navigating a rocky business environment.  For the first time since 2008, credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the outlook on...

Saliva and Alzheimer’s

According to preliminary findings from a small study presented this past weekend at the annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in DC, saliva could help with early detection of developing Alzheimer’s.  Saliva could be used to differentiate...

King V. Burwell

These days, court watchers have been working themselves into a frenzy while awaiting a decision on King v. Burwell, one of the most anticipated cases of the year.  On opinion days, dozens of reporters are packing into the court, or swarming the steps outside, while...