Thursday, September 29, 2011

Payers and providers need to play together to make accountable care organizations successful

The ACO Team
By David Ruppert September 29, 2011
Payers and providers need to play together to make accountable care organizations successful.



When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and private sector payers join in support of the accountable care organization, providers can expect big changes. "Thought-leading providers are glad to see a congruent and coherent message coming from both the private and public payers," said Scott Sarran, M.D., chief medical officer at Health Care Services Corp., the parent of nonprofit Blue Cross plans in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Nurses Lead the Way: A New Approach to Patient Safety

Nurses Lead the Way: A New Approach to Patient Safety

By Rick Hill September 28, 2011

An Oregon health care system employs a British approach to quality that relies on staff empowerment and dedicated resources for improvement.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

AAMI Releases Horizons Issue on Managing Medical Devices on IT Networks

The challenges in managing medical devices on wireless and wired IT networks are the focus of a special Horizons magazine just released by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). The latest in a series of special-topic Horizons from AAMI, this issue focuses on helping healthcare organizations and medical device manufacturers ensure that their networks and products are secure, reliable, cost-effective, and positioned for future success.
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Monday, September 26, 2011

Dr. Wright's NewsLetter Healing and Nutrition

Good information!

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Genes Play Role in Coronary Artery Disease

(Ivanhoe Newswire) – Could your genes prevent coronary artery disease (CAD) and heart attack? Scientists are saying yes.

About 13 million people in the United States have coronary artery disease. It is the number one killer of both men and women. Now, an international consortium of scientists are reporting the discovery of five new genes that affect the risk of developing coronary artery disease (CAD) and heart attacks.

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Vitamin D and Obesity

Did you know that Vitamin D helps fight obesity?

Part of the flurry of discoveries in the last two years
has uncovered a relationship of Vitamin D and leptins.
What are leptins? They are the hormones related to
appetite, weight and fat metabolism.

The more leptins you have the less your appetite, the
higher your metabolism - and the less your weight.

On the other hand, anything that enhances leptin
resistance makes you obese. Stated differently, obesity is
a chronic inflammatory condition. Our old friend, NF-
kappaB, plays a critical role in leptin resistance.

One more factor is that Vitamin D also appears to mediate
insulin resistance, thereby making diabetes less likely.

Obesity, diabetes and inflammation are all intimately
related. Vitamin D reverses all of those conditions.

Vitamin D is all good. That is why the medical world is
so excited about it.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Do you have Adult ADD?

Interesting article on ADD in Adults. Could you have ADD? article: click here

Natural Meditation

Natural Meditation: Great information on how to meditate "naturally" click here Interested in becoming a Certified Meditation Instructor: information: click here

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Diagnosing ADHD in Adults

Information on making the diagnosis of ADHD in Adults. click here

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Photo of Grieving Father Becomes Symbol

Photo of Grieving Father Becomes Symbol for 911 Anniversary click here

Monday, September 12, 2011

Spiritual Reflections on 9/11

Immediately following the 9/11 attacks, spiritual leaders from all traditions gathered to offer comfort to the families, friends and workers. HuffPost Religion is proud to feature some of their reflections 10 years later. Access to Articles: click here

Friday, September 2, 2011

"Earthing" for Great Health and Vitality!

Earthing is about “grounding” your body to naturally discharge inflammation, pain and stress. It’s simple and it’s free. Learn More: access here FREE E-book on Earthing. A must read Access here

The Macular Degeneration Handbook

Stop Macular Degeneration from stealing your eyesight - before it's too late! Learn How to fight America's #1 cause of blindness - and keep "sharp as an eagle" eyesight! Link to full article

Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Patient's Best Advocate

By Michael P. Savitt September 01, 2011 Actively engaged employees make all the difference in an organization. Ensure that your employees have a positive attitude about their work. From the moment patients enter a hospital, they may encounter three types of employees: the "actively engaged," the "ambivalent" and the "actively disengaged." Patients' views of the hospital and the level of care they receive largely depend on the type of employees with whom they interact during their stay. Access full Article