Undergraduate students pursuing careers in medicine, pharmacy, optometry, and other healthcare professions now have a degree designed specifically for them at UT Dallas. The School of Interdisciplinary Studies will debut its Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Studies this fall. Kathleen Byrnes, head of the new program, said UT Dallas established the degree due to the high number of pre-health students at the university. Students will be able to personalize the degree to align with their career goals. “The benefits of the degree are that it has the science foundation coursework,” Byrnes said in a statement. “But then it’s personalized per the… Full Story
Final rule on Stage 2 of EHR incentive program issued. Physicians’ Capital Investments, Physicians’ Capital Markets, and EDGE Realty Capital Markets announce a strategic alliance. USMD Hospital at Fort Worth ranks in Becker’s top hospitals for patient med guidance. CDC: West Nile Outbreak one of largest in U.S.
Planned Parenthood to use $3 million donations after Komen flap for new breast health initiative. UT Southwestern named the official healthcare team of the Dallas Stars. Ten social media tips for docs. Drugmakers use coupons to fight generics.
Hospitals name their most and least favorite insurers. Five compensation options for ACO physicians. Aerial spraying for West Nile Virus began in Dallas last night. The average amount embezzled from medical practices is $1,000. AHA: Black stroke survivors face greater risk from high blood pressure.
The University of North Texas System Board of Regents is expected to consider a proposal Aug. 16 to explore combining its Fort Worth-based Health Science Center with the main campus in Denton. If approved, the university would study the merger and report its initial findings to the board in November. According to Chancellor Lee Jackson, a combined entity potentially could enhance the university’s research reputation, increase research funding, and improve faculty recruitment and retention. Jackson noted the University of Texas system has started development of a medical school in Austin that would be part of the main campus, and the… Full Story
Methodist Health System shares its cost-cutting strategies. Area hospital executives Joel Allison, Britt Berrett, Trevor Fetter, and Stephen Mansfield made Becker’s Healthcare “Top 300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” list. Texas Children’s Hospital reveals results of its long-term Berlin Heart study. Palliative care challenged by physician shortage. Employers becoming more of a catalyst for driving healthcare change.
Children’s Medical Center levels up patient’s gaming systems and electronics with $150,000 gift from MMK Foundation. One-third of doctors declined to take new Medicaid patients in 2011. New HHS rule may save up to $9 billion over the next 10 years and give doctors more time with patients. The Institute of Medicine wants doctors’ Medicare pay to reflect city population. HIPAA has changed; new compliance training can be found online.
UT Southwestern investigators awarded $48.2 million in latest round of CPRIT grants. Baylor University Medical Center’s dermatology program gets $450,000 boost from Fort Worth-based Galderma Laboratories. Children’s Medical Center to commemorate its latest My Children’s clinic opening Lake Highlands this morning. U.S. News & World Report: Feds humming along on national health insurance exchange programs; on track for Fall 2013 startup. Becker’s Clinical Quality and Infection Control lists three top ways to reduce hospital heart attack readmission rates.
Texas has the country’s lowest physician-to-patient ratio. UNT Health Alliance Clinic hires one of few physical therapists in Tarrant County who treats pelvic problems in both men and women. Dallas is one level away from citywide mosquito spraying to prevent West Nile. Beginning today, Parkland’s Youth and Family Centers will offer expanded hours of operation. Top 21 code reasons for denied claims, as compiled by RemitDATA.
The College of Health Care Professions has opened a new campus in Dallas at 8390 LBJ Fwy., Ste. 300. “We can now meet the overwhelming demand we’ve seen for our on-campus programs in the Greater Dallas area,” said CEO Jon Emerald. Founded in Houston in 1988 by physicians at the Texas Medical Center, the Dallas site gives it five locations in Texas; the others are in Austin, Houston Northwest, Houston Southwest, and San Antonio. The school offers a wide range of career programs, including vocational nurse, health information technology, dental assistant, medical coding and billing, massage therapist, diagnostic medical ultrasound,… Full Story