CourMed Now Has Next-Day Delivery of Healthcare Items in DFW

Pharmacies and patients in the Dallas-Fort Worth area will now have a new option for accessing their medications and healthcare items through CourMed‘s next-day delivery. Items such as prescription medications, premium vitamins and supplements, as well as eyewear and some natural medicines will now be available for delivery directly to the patient’s home or workplace. CourMed deliveries are made through a web of crowdsourced drivers, and pharmacy patients can expect their orders by the next day, sometimes even within a couple of hours, and at no extra cost to them. The pharmacies will foot the tab for delivery while expanding… Full Story

Report: The Emergence of Clinical Supergroups

Physicians, dentists and vision-care specialists are teaming up to form supergroups as they strive to meet the growing demands for greater value, innovation, and technology while attempting to maintain independence. Law Firm Polsinelli released a white paper addressing the development and examining the movement. Historically, small-group or solo practices have been the norm for physicians, but the report indicates that such traditional clinician practice models are often unable to capitalize on changing payment systems, so consolidation within a supergroup can provide relief from various pressures such as decreasing fee for service  compensation. Other challenges include increasing financial demands on growing… Full Story

Texas Health Stephenville Earns Cardiovascular Recognition

The Cardiovascular Rehabilitation program at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Stephenville has has received certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Over the last 34 years, the Association has granted certification to institutions which follow national guidelines for high levels of advancement in comprehensive patient experience as well as improved overall patient outcomes. The Association looks especially for facilities which approach treatment through a program of preventative education, “prehab”, and rehabilitation in order to empower patients toward monitored self-management. The cardiovascular rehabilitation regimen at Texas Health Stephenville involves exercise, instruction and counseling, and also offers support… Full Story

Medical City Lewisville Accredited For Bariatric Surgery Program

Medical City Lewisville was recognized as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, a nod toward patient safety and care for patients with severe obesity. The Medical City Lewisville program approaches each patient’s case with a multidisciplinary program in addition to surgical procedures in order to try and improve outcomes and long-term success rates. According to the National Institutes of Health, severe obesity effects about one in every 25 Americans and increases risk factors in almost all other areas of health. Through metabolic and bariatric surgery, it is possible to address and reduce… Full Story