October 22, 2016


BCBS finds new enrollees via the Affordable Care Act need more medical care

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association examined the health conditions and costs of caring for newly enrolled individual members in 2014 and 2015. Read more »
Published on 3/31/2016

New report shows Medicaid expansion in Florida can improve behavioral health care access

In Florida 309,000 uninsured people with a mental illness or substance use disorder had incomes that could qualify them for expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act in 2014 Read more »
Published on 3/29/2016

Health Insurance Marketplace gained 731,000 new Floridians

Newly released data also shows active shoppers saved $260 in Florida. Read more »
Published on 3/15/2016

Health care and social assistance

Industry interviews, charts, profiles and a by-the-numbers sector overview. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2016

Researchers: Testosterone treatment effective for older men

a team that included UF Health researchers has established testosterone's benefits in a study published February 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read more »
Published on 2/18/2016

Flesh, blood and plastic: A look at patient simulators in medical training

Sarasota-based CAE Healthcare is hoping a study that touts the benefits of patient simulators that can talk, breathe, blink and respond to medications and treatments will translate into sales. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2016

Health care & millennials

The connected, tech-savvy millennial generation is influencing every aspect of health care — from the technology used by physicians to insurance. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2015

Thomas J. Graham to become Tavistock Group Chief Health Innovation & Strategy Officer, and Chairman of Lake Nona Institute

Former Cleveland Clinic Chief Innovation Officer to Advance Hub in Orlando and Lake Nona Medical City Read more »
Published on 12/16/2015

Blurred lines: Health providers and insurers move into each other's turf

In today's health care landscape, the old “fee for service” model in which insurance companies pay providers for each individual procedure a consumer needs is giving way. In its place, a value-based or pay-for-performance approach is emerging in which insurers pay providers a set amount to care for each insured patient. Read more »
Published on 11/24/2015

The direct approach: ‘Direct primary care' practices

One response to growing health care costs and bureaucracy has been the emergence of “direct primary care” practices in which patients bypass insurance companies, paying a flat monthly fee to a group of providers for basic health care. Read more »
Published on 11/24/2015

Florida Is the state with the 3rd-highest uninsured rate post-Obamacare

With the third open-enrollment period for health insurance upon us and 11.7 percent of the U.S. population still lacking coverage, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015's States with the Highest & Lowest Uninsured Rates. Read more »
Published on 11/10/2015

Stemming Florida's physician shortage

Attracting younger physicians to Florida could help close health care access gaps and improve the state economy, according to a report from taxpayer watchdog Florida TaxWatch. The report calls for increasing the number of Graduate Medical Education programs, more commonly known as medical residencies, to attract additional doctors. Read more »
Published on 10/29/2015

UF receives $17.5 million to speed discoveries toward better health

The University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute has been awarded $17.5 million from the National Institutes of Health's Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA, program) to continue to pave the way for a swifter and more collaborative journey from research to improved health in the nation's third largest state. Florida State University joins UF as a community research partner on the four-year award. Read more »
Published on 10/29/2015

FIU to examine substance use in youths as part of national landmark study on brain development

The National Institutes of Health has awarded FIU $12.7 million as part of a multi-year national landmark study on substance use and adolescent brain development. The award, for the first five-year cycle of the research study, is the single largest NIH award ever received by FIU faculty. Read more »
Published on 9/29/2015

Pain patients say they can't get medicine after crackdown on illegal Rx drug trade

Until a few years ago, Florida was considered the epicenter for the trafficking of illegal prescription narcotics. The DEA and local law enforcement shut down more than 250 so-called “pill mills” — clinics where doctors could sell narcotics directly to people for cash. Now Florida doctors can no longer dispense narcotics directly to patients. Wholesalers, who paid to settle claims for failing to report suspicious orders of drugs, now limit the amount they sell to pharmacies. Read more »
Published on 8/6/2015

Medicare turns 50 but big challenges await

Medicare, the federal health insurance program for the elderly and disabled, has come a long way since its creation in 1965 when nearly half of all seniors were uninsured. Now the program covers 55 million people, providing insurance to one in six Americans. Read more »
Published on 7/30/2015

New Life: Heart transplants in Florida

At any given moment, about 250 Floridians are waiting for a new heart. Read more »
Published on 6/26/2015

Cancer Care: Statewide efforts

Florida treatment centers are stepping up efforts to help patients recover quickly. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2015

Cancer Care: X-ray visionaries

Fort Myers-based 21st Century Oncology has grown from one location in 1981 to become the nation's largest provider of radiation therapy. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2015

Brain trust: Florida research groups target Alzheimer's

This article looks at the ground-breaking work being done at Roskamp by Fiona Crawford, President and CEO, along with Daniel Paris, head of research and development, and 50 other scientists in an old contact lens manufacturing building. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2015

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