Author Archives: Sally McMahon

UK researchers raise concern about heart medication

Study shows digoxin increases death in patients with AF. By Jodi Whitaker Digoxin, a drug widely used to treat heart disease, increases the possibility of death when used by patients with a common heart rhythm problem—atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study by UK HealthCare researchers. The results were recently published in the European Heart Journal, and they raise serious concerns about the expansive

Educating tomorrow’s doctors today

The need to align physician training with the evolving practice environment is imperative. By Cindy Sanders The first baby boomers turned 65 in 2011, and AARP estimates 8,000 boomers will hit the magic age for Medicare every single day for the next 16 years. Then there are the more than 30 million Americans who will

Legislative wrap up

The state of healthcare bills in Frankfort. By Ben Keeton The beginning of April signifies another legislative session that has come and gone. Though this was a short session, legislators took up a number of bills that directly or indirectly have an effect on the healthcare system. While many of these bills were dead on arrival, there were several surprises along the way. Below

The power of collaboration

Working together to deliver exceptional, patient-centered care. By William A. Fera, MD We are entering a new horizon in healthcare. The delivery system is transforming rapidly from siloed, provider-centered, volume-driven care to integrated, patient-centered, outcome-driven care. In the years to come, the key to achieving high performance and patient-centered goals will be the ability for