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Two-pronged attack increases potency of new anti-cancer drugs

The combination of birinapant and p38 inhibitors showed promise in preclinical studies as a new treatment for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). Both drugs have been studied alone in clinical trials for treating cancer, offering hope that the combination could be safely given to people with AML who have few other treatment options. Dr Najoua Lalaoui, […]

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Physician Practice Management Companies Stage a Comeback; Anatomic Pathology Groups Remain Skeptical

As reimbursement models shift, physician practice management companies (PPMCs) offer increased value and appeal for hospital-based physicians (HBPs) Are physician practice management companies (PPMCs)—a hot trend during the 1990s—poised to make a comeback in this decade? Whether this healthcare business model can gain traction during the 2010s remains to be seen, but, of all physician […]

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Healthcare price transparency trend shows increasing support by US physicians but hospitals and labs are slow to respond

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina expands a website that allows consumers to check the prices charged by physicians; Clinical labs are watching the price transparency trend Once again, a major health insurer has raised the stakes on transparency of the prices charged by physicians, hospitals, clinical laboratories, and anatomic pathology groups. Blue Cross […]

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The Greatest Constraint Hospital Leaders Overlook

  Hospitals that fail to deliver proactive care are failing as hospitals. If you’re not certain you have proactive care throughout your hospital, you probably don’t. And that’s costly, in both human and financial terms.     Actual Hospital Care Hopefully we can all agree that proactive hospital care should be routine. The logic is overwhelming. Prevent complications before […]

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New $35m health innovation fund in Queensland

The Palaszczuk Government is leading Australia with a new $35 million innovation fund to provide more targeted services to patients. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick said today that the new fund would lead to better cooperation between GPs, hospitals and medical clinics. “Today I am proud to announce a $35 million integrated […]

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