Author Archives: Sally McMahon

New diabetes and kidney research centers at IUPUI win Signature Centers Initiative funding

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has named two new centers — one dedicated to diabetes research and the other focused on developing imaging methods for the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease — as 2014 recipients of initial funding under the IUPUI Signature Centers Initiative. The IUPUI Signature Centers Initiative fosters the development of centers unique to

Telemedicine catches blinding disease in premature babies

Telemedicine is an effective strategy to screen for the potentially blinding disease known as retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), according to a study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI). The investigators say that the approach, if adopted broadly, could help ease the strain on hospitals with limited access to ophthalmologists and lead to better care

University of Louisville Hospital Nurse Residency Program receives full accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Program builds on collaborative partnership with the UofL School of Nursing to transform delivery of nursing care The nurse residency program at University of Louisville Hospital, a part of KentuckyOne Health, is one of 12 in the nation to receive recognition for consistent, high quality care. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the leading

Addressing obstacles on the road to diabetes control

Race and ethnicity are important variables in how information is received, perceived and acted upon. By Cindy Sanders What is the best way to get—and keep—diabetic patients actively engaged in the lifelong self-management of their condition? The individual or institution that comes up with a definitive answer to that question will surely be remembered in the

Medicare Part D and patient assistance programs

Programs serve necessary purpose, subject to fraud and abuse. By Rene Savarise The Department of Health and Human Services through its Office of Inspector General (OIG) periodically issues guidance alerting the healthcare industry of problems and special areas of concern. One such area warranting the OIG’s attention is Medicare Part D and financial assistance programs created to assist eligible patients with their