Biotech & Growing Opthalmic Market

Repeated surveys (e.g. one from Cintas Corporation) have revealed that sight is the sense people would least like to lose, and vision loss is, in fact, considered to be one of the greatest health concerns for many.  The American Academy of Ophthalmology reports that, in the U.S., 24.4 million people suffer from cataracts, 2.7 million …

Biotech & Growing Opthalmic MarketRead More »

Marion J. Ball, EdD

Marion J. Ball, dubbed the “mother of medical informatics” in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, was one of seven inaugural recipients of the Most Influential Women in Health IT Award, given by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) in December of 2016. She has truly been a pioneer, achieving success …

Marion J. Ball, EdDRead More »

Art Education for Doctors

Anatomy, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Immunology, and … Art?? Incorporating art classes in the first- and second-year curriculum of medical students has been a growing practice in schools across the country, aimed at correcting a perceived weakening of doctors’ physical exam skills in an era of advanced technology and rushed patient encounters.  These classes are …

Art Education for DoctorsRead More »

Key People In Early Drug Development

  Anthony (Tony) J. Coyle, PhD, is originally from England, where he earned both his bachelor’s degree and PhD in pharmacology from King’s College London.  He worked as a post-doctoral assistant at the Institut Pasteur, and as a post-doctoral research assistant with the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine before being hired as …

Key People In Early Drug DevelopmentRead More »

Problems with Patient Satisfaction

The Affordable Care Act of 2010 established the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing program, implemented through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  In October of 2012, the program began withholding one percent of Medicare reimbursements from hospitals, allowing only those with high performance to earn it back; this withholding increased to 2% for FY 2017.  Twenty-five …

Problems with Patient SatisfactionRead More »