September 18, 2020

Healthcare

How Florida's long-term care facilities are managing the COVID-19 virus

Most long-term care facilities have had no COVID-19-related fatalities during the pandemic. But when the virus gets into a facility, the results could be disastrous. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2020

Phase two of the Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and Wolfson Children's Hospital expansion

Wolfson Children's Hospital completed the first phase of a multi-year, $200-million construction project in May. The hospital, one of five owned by Baptist Health, placed a 110-ton steel skybridge over Palm Avenue in Jacksonville. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2020

Winnie Palmer Hospital's new newborn screening process means less wait time for test results

In Florida, the state requires newborns to be screened for 57 disorders, ranging from sickle cell disease to cystic fibrosis. Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital has instituted an electronic process... Read more »
Published on 7/27/2020

Nemours sees 2,200% rise in telehealth visits during COVID-19 pandemic

Nemours Children's Health System launched its CareConnect telemedicine platform in 2015 — but use of the video visit service has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic... Read more »
Published on 7/27/2020

Effort to expand flu vaccinations dies in the Florida Senate

In the flu season that ended in the spring, thousands of Florida children got the flu and 14 died. Most of those who died hadn't gotten a flu shot. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2020

Ascension Sacred Heart's children's hospital $85-million expansion

Only a year after opening, Ascension Sacred Heart's $85-million, 126-bed Studer Family Children's Hospital in Pensacola is undergoing a growth spurt. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2020

Nicklaus Children's Hospital is helping treat children with rare illness caused by the coronavirus

Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami has carved out space in its intensive care unit to treat Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), a rare illness that can appear several weeks after exposure to the coronavirus. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2020

COVID-19-related mental health challenges facing Florida's children

Jennifer Katzenstein, director of psychology and neuropsychology at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, spoke to FLORIDA TREND... Read more »
Published on 7/27/2020

A public health success

Targeting HIV through EHRs Read more »
Published on 4/7/2020

Sunsetting VistA

The VA was the first in the nation to integrate electronic medical records with its homegrown software. Now the agency is junking it and migrating to Cerner. Read more »
Published on 4/7/2020

Orlando Health's Epic EHR Overhaul

Orlando Health's EHR switch aims to create a complete patient story in one place. Read more »
Published on 4/7/2020

Sore point: Allegations of fraud in the Electronic Health Records market

Since 2017, three EHR vendors have paid more than $357 million combined to settle government claims related to fraud, kickbacks and other alleged abuses. Read more »
Published on 4/7/2020

Florida's electronic medical records

A $35-billion federal investment in getting health care providers to replace paper charts with electronic health records was a windfall for software vendors. Whether it has helped improve health care is another question. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2020

Teen develops “Germ Genie” to protect travelers from diseases

Henry Hurowitz couldn't have timed his new product and company better. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2020

AdventHealth Nicholson Center opens Prototype Lab to help physician inventors

Each year, doctors from around the world come to AdventHealth Nicholson Center in Celebration to practice surgical techniques using robots and other high-tech devices. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2020

Naples' NCH Healthcare System buys germ-killing robot

In the battle against superbugs, Southwest Florida's NCH Healthcare System has a new high-tech weapon. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2020

Florida Obamacare enrollment

Florida leads the nation in Obamacare enrollment, and more insurance firms are entering the Florida marketplace. The news isn't all good, however. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2020

UF developed tiny chip tracks med-taking

Digital tech company etectRX has received FDA clearance for its ID-CAP system, which verifies medicinal dosage to patients and physicians using digital technology. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2020

Tampa General Hospital's new organ donation equipment

Tampa General Hospital has started using new equipment that enables donor hearts, lungs and livers to be transported at body temperature rather than chilled and transported in coolers. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2020

Jabil Launches Jabil Healthcare, the Largest Healthcare Manufacturing Solutions Provider

Jabil combines Nypro with its Orthopedics, Spine, Trauma, and associated medical instruments businesses to deliver unmatched depth and breadth of advanced manufacturing solutions and innovative technical capabilities. Read more »
Published on 2/3/2020

Lung transplant technology collaboration between Mayo Clinic Florida and United Therapeutics

Mayo Clinic Florida expects to have three ex-vivo lung perfusion systems installed and operating by the end of first quarter 2020 Read more »
Published on 1/27/2020

Bay Medical Center-Sacred Heart introduces two new methods for treating an irregular heart beat

Bay Medical Center-Sacred Heart is giving cardiac patients new ways to treat common heart conditions. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2020

Orange Park Medical Center increases its capacity

Orange Park Medical Center now has two electrophysiology labs. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2020

A second chance after suffering a heart attack

After suffering a heart attack at age 37, Angel Vazquez got moving and completely revamped his diet. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2020

Collier County's Blue Zones Project sees rate of heart disease deaths drop

Collier County has seen the rate of heart disease deaths plummet. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2020

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