Multistate Nursing License A New Option for Alabama?

Soon Alabama nurses will likely be able to choose one medical license that will allow them to practice in more than 30 states.

CEO Tim Puthoff Joins Brookwood and Tenet Operations

Tim Puthoff returned to Alabama in January to serve as Chief Executive Officer for Brookwood Baptist Medical Center and Tenet's Alabama and Tennessee Group.

Business

CEO Tim Puthoff Joins Brookwood and Tenet Operations

CEO Tim Puthoff Joins Brookwood and Tenet Operations

Tim Puthoff returned to Alabama in January to serve as Chief Executive Officer for Brookwood Baptist Medical Center and Tenet's Alabama and Tennessee Group.

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Multistate Nursing License A New Option for Alabama?

Multistate Nursing License A New Option for Alabama?

Soon Alabama nurses will likely be able to choose one medical license that will allow them to practice in more than 30 states.

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Feature Profiles

Physician Assistant Still going Strong after Knee Replacement at 76

Physician Assistant Still going Strong after Knee Replacement at 76

Most people don't continue working at the age of 76. And most people don't get both knees replaced at the same time. And certainly, most people don't return to work two weeks later, at any age.

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Regulatory/Compliance

DOJ: EHR Companies Should Consider Themselves on Notice

Make no mistake, the federal government intends to hold health information technology ("HIT") companies accountable for failures to develop HIT in accordance with federal certification standards and compliance with federal fraud and abuse laws, including payments for customer referrals.

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HHS Publishes Guidelines on Cybersecurity

This December, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Healthcare & Public Health Sector Coordinating Councils issued voluntary guidelines to assist healthcare providers assess cybersecurity risks and suggestions for mitigating those risks.

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CMS Changes Durable Medical Equipment Regs

CMS Changes Durable Medical Equipment Regs

Starting January 1st, Medicare will put the competitive bidding program (CBP) on durable medical equipment on hiatus. For patients and businesses alike, this opens the door to easier access and a larger market in Birmingham for the sales and rentals of anything from nebulizers to prosthetics to home hospital beds.

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The Stark Law: A Reminder and Request

If you ask a healthcare provider to state the healthcare laws and regulations that give them a headache, you are likely to receive a range of responses.

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Reseach

Study: Low-carb Diet Provides Relief from Knee Osteoarthritis

Study: Low-carb Diet Provides Relief from Knee Osteoarthritis

A study conducted at UAB, published in Pain Medicine, shows a low-carbohydrate diet was more effective in reducing pain intensity than a low-fat diet in adults ages 65-75 suffering from osteoarthritis.

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New Drug Should Benefit Majority of Cystic Fibrosis Patients

A triple-combination drug has been shown to be effective in improving lung function for the majority of patients with cystic fibrosis. The new therapy should provide therapeutic benefits for 90 percent of all patients with the genetic disease.

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Some People are Resilient to Alzheimer's

Some People are Resilient to Alzheimer's

Researchers believe that some people -- perhaps 30 to 50 percent of the population -- are resilient to the effects of Alzheimer's disease.

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The Quest for Quality in Clinical Trials

The Quest for Quality in Clinical Trials

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals is focused on workforce training and development to ensure clinical trials are well designed, executed, and reported to move the science forward.

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Clinical

Home Dialysis Can Be Life Changing for End Stage Renal Patients

Home Dialysis Can Be Life Changing for End Stage Renal Patients

End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), or permanent kidney failure, affects almost 750,000 people per year in the United States, and the patient population is increasing by five percent each year.

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Ending the Allergy March

Ending the Allergy March

"Each rising generation is appearing to be more allergic than the next," says John Anderson, MD, an allergist with Alabama Allergy.

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Allergen Immunotherapy

Allergen Immunotherapy

Allergen immunotherapy (AIT), also known as allergy shots, have been around for over 100 years. This treatment not only creates a long-term tolerance for a specific allergen, but can stop both the development of new sensitivities and the allergic march.

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Severe Asthma Disparities

Severe Asthma Disparities

A recent study found racial disparities in ED usage for severe asthma become statistically insignificant when factoring out socioeconomic elements, paving the way for more emphasis on differences in community than biology.

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The Biggest Threats to Public Health

The Biggest Threats to Public Health

Noted public health expert Dr. William Schaffner shares insights on three of his top public health threats.

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New Access Standards for Veterans to Receive Community Care

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Precision Medical Serves as Team Physicians for Birmingham Iron

Precision Medical Serves as Team Physicians for Birmingham Iron

When pro football arrived in Birmingham this spring, they needed team physicians trained to treat the injuries from multi-hundred-pound men crashing into each other for hours at a time.

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Grand Rounds

Women's Care Specialists Moving Practice

Women's Care Specialists Moving Practice

Women's Care Specialists is moving its practice to the Physicians Plaza at Grandview Medical Center this coming fall.

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Moul Joins Birmingham Orthopedics & Spine Specialists

Moul Joins Birmingham Orthopedics & Spine Specialists

Rebecca Moul, DO has joined Birmingham Orthopedics & Spine Specialists. Moul is board certified by the AOBOS. She specializes in orthopedic surgery, Arthroscopy and sports medicine.

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Fayette Medical Center and its Long Term Care Facility among Top in US

FMC achieved a five-star rating from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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Number of Premature Babies Born to Single Mothers Decreases Thanks to Partnership

The number of premature births in Jefferson County has decreased thanks to the Nurse-Family Partnership, a program run by the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing and the Jefferson County Department of Health.

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Grandview Names Employee of the Year

Grandview Names Employee of the Year

Trussville resident Hai Nguyen was recently named Grandview Medical Center's 2018 Employee of the Year.

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BCBS Promotes Williams

BCBS Promotes Williams

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama has promoted Tyler Williams to Vice President, District and Consumer Sales.

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Butler Named Dean of UAB School of Health Professions

Butler Named Dean of UAB School of Health Professions

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has named Andrew J. Butler, MPT, MBA, PhD, dean of the UAB School of Health Professions following a national search.

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Bogard to Chair Health Law Section of Alabama State Bar

Bogard to Chair Health Law Section of Alabama State Bar

Howard Bogard, a partner with Burr Forman, was recently appointed to serve as chair of the Alabama State Bar Association's (ASB) Health Law Section.

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North Harbor Pavilion Recognized

North Harbor Pavilion at Northport Medical Center has been recognized for providing outstanding patient experience.

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Hindman Named CNO at Princeton

Hindman Named CNO at Princeton

Robbie Hindman has been named Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of Princeton Baptist Medical Center.

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UAB Graduate Programs Ranked among Nation's best

Master's in Health Administration Ranked No. 1

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Luther Joins Grandview Medical Staff

Luther Joins Grandview Medical Staff

Michael Luther, MD has joined the medical staff of Grandview Medical Center. Luther is board certified in Family Medicine. He is in practice with Grandview Medical Group Primary Care in Homewood.

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