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September 24, 2017

Healthcare

Florida SBDC Network client named National Exporter of the Year

Newberry-based Endoscopy Replacement Parts receives top SBA honors for exporting Read more »
Published on 5/3/2016

Florida Department of Health launches new HIV Data Center

In an effort to increase public awareness of the status of HIV in Florida, the Department of Health has launched a new HIV Data Center that clearly explains the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) information gathering and CDC's deduplication processes. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2016

Zika present in Americas longer than previously thought

The Zika virus was present in Haiti several months before the first Zika cases were identified in Brazil, according to new research by infectious-disease specialists at the University of Florida. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2016

Video diagnostics via telemedicine

Predictions call for the U.S. telemedicine market to grown more than 50% annually to $1.9 billion by 2018. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2016

Cease Fire: HCA and Florida Department of Revenue reach tax-battle truce

Hospital chain HCA Inc. and the Florida Department of Revenue have settled a years-long corporate-income tax battle worth more than $60 million. Under the terms of the settlement, obtained by... Read more »
Published on 4/12/2016

All Children's Hospital celebrates 90 years and changes name to Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

All Children's Hospital will now be called Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. The hospital officially announced its new name today while celebrating 90 years of acclaimed pediatric health care and service to patient families. Read more »
Published on 4/5/2016

Clinical trial at UF Health uses cold virus to attack bladder cancer

When people with stage 1 bladder cancer relapse after standard treatment, often the next step is to remove their bladders. Now a University of Florida Health researcher is testing whether a modified version of the common cold virus could prevent this step, or even cure the disease. Read more »
Published on 4/5/2016

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

Patient simulators are poised for broader acceptance in medical training. A Sarasota firm expects more business. 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

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

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

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

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