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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has been researching hospitals that order too many CT scans. They particularly looked at the ordering of “double scans” or two scans ordered for the same patient; one with a contrast agent and the other without. “Such double scans are rarely necessary, and expose patients to 700 times as much ...
I keep up to date
with Modern Healthcare, Healthcare IT,
AHRA, and many other healthcare news outlets. If there is one thing that I can
determine about the future, it’s that nobody is sure what will happen. Most
people seem to believe that things will get worse before they get better, but
just how much worse is a subject of great debate. And ...
February is American Heart Month and we all need to sit up and take notice, especially women. Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Smokers, diabetics, and the obese are at higher risk. If you are having heart related symptoms and visit your doctor, any ...
By Patrick K. Lynch, CBET, CCE Hello.This is the first of what I hope are many opportunities I will have to talk with you. Let me use this first installment to tell you a little about me and why you may benefit from reading this blog. I live in Charlotte (actually just across the border in South Carolina) and work as a clinical engineer. I have ...
Are CT scans just for humans? According to news coming out of Topeka,
Kansas the answer is no. One of the Borneo Orangutans, Daisy age 45, at
the Topeka Zoo was experiencing trouble breathing and had mucus coming
from her nose. She was recently taken to a local hospital and was
evaluated by a cardiologist and an ENT specialist. ''Her ...