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Playlists created in the Music & Memory program have power beyond prescriptions. 

Playlists created in the Music & Memory program have power beyond prescriptions. 

By Sally McMahon The Music & Memory program, created by Long Island social worker Dan Cohen in 2006, helps provide iPods loaded with personalized playlists to people suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia across the country. The hope is that the music can trigger memories. Cohen got the idea for the program in 2006 after he

Advanced illness care reduces costs through integrated care, without reducing the quality of care

By Gwen Cooper With the repeal, replace or repair of the ACA as a top conversation among legislators, regulators, providers, payers and consumers, the opportunity to disrupt the fragmented healthcare system is now. This can be accomplished through the adoption of innovative, sound programs that bend the cost curve and provide increased value to both

Lawmakers hear sobering account of opioid crisis

By Ben Keeton At one Kentucky hospital, people are bringing in their own heroin and shooting up with patients. That’s one example of the “very desperate situation” the opioid-abuse crisis has created, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President Dave Adkisson said while testifying before a panel of state legislators in the Capitol Annex. He was among

New editorial board selected for Medical News

  IGE Media, publisher of Medical News and producer of the MediStar Awards, added six new members to the Editorial Board, effective June 23. The Board provides leadership for carrying out Medical News’ mission to help the healthcare business community in Kentucky stay informed, grow their businesses and build relationships around important issues. “We are

Local marketing experts work to engage today’s patients

You might have heard that our nation’s healthcare system is evolving. This backdrop of near-constant change in healthcare brings challenges and opportunities for hospital executives and marketing professionals. Marketers are moving away from old tactics, such as explicitly sales-y content and press releases, and moving towards newer tactics, such as thought leadership and omnichannel campaigns.