Overlook to conduct study to evaluate nasal spray for the treatment of primary headache disorders; patient enrollment has begun (unionnewsdaily.comThe Headache Center at Overlook Medical Center and Atlantic Neuroscience Institute has started recruiting patients for an observational study to assess the safety and tolerability of non-prescription, homeopathic severe headache and migraine nasal spray Ausanil® in the treatment of primary headache disorders, including migraine, cluster headache and severe tension headaches. The study will also examine several secondary outcomes: headache pain, functional outcome, time loss to headache and overall patient satisfaction.
Cooper Learning Center Receives $10,000 Grant to Help Students With Reading Disabilities (cooperhealth.org) The Cooper Learning Center has received a $10,000 grant from the Stan McKee Reading Foundation to provide individual learning therapy for children who have been identified in grades K, 1 and 2 as at risk for showing signs of dyslexia in the Brooklawn School District in Camden County, NJ.
HackensackUMC Fitness and Wellness Powered by the Giants Receives 2015 NJBIA Good Neighbor Award (hackensackumc.org) HackensackUMC Fitness and Wellness Powered by the Giants has received the 2015 New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) Good Neighbor Award. This award annually recognizes the best and most exciting commercial and industrial development projects in the state of New Jersey. Winners are chosen based on economic benefit and job creation, architectural merit, and community involvement.
Imaging Now Open at Meridian Health Village at Jackson (meridiandhealth.com) Meridian Health Village at Jackson is once again “turning on the lights” with the opening of Meridian Imaging. The center offers full service radiology, including x-ray, DEXA scans, 3D mammography, ultrasound, MRI, and low dose CT. All studies are interpreted by board certified radiologists.
SJWH Recognized for Energey Efficiency Improvements (stjosephshealth.org) In celebration of Earth Day 2015, Assemblyman Scott T. Rumana, Legislative District 40, presented St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital (SJWH) with a Certificate of Appreciation. SJWH and Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) recently completed $4 million in energy efficiency improvements that will save the acute care community hospital more than $435,000 annually in utility costs and improve the comfort and convenience of patients, staff and visitors.
Officials Weigh Options To Hold Down Medicare Costs For Hospice (kaiserhealthnews.org) Medicare officials are considering changes in the hospice benefit to stop the federal government from paying twice for care given to dying patients. But patient advocates and hospice providers fear a new policy could make the often difficult decision to move into hospice care even tougher.
The Valley Hospital in New Jersey sends medical teams to patients' homes to coordinate follow-up care (feircehealthcare.com) The healthcare industry abounds with new ideas to reduce unplanned hospital readmissions and emergency department (ED) visits, but a New Jersey hospital has turned to a seemingly old-fashioned medical strategy--the house call.
NJ Spends More on Medicaid But Rate of Growth Ranks Among Nation’s Lowest (njspotlight.com) Increase of just 2 percent over FY 2000 credited to 2012 federal waiver and emphasis on managed care New Jersey spent 14.6 percent of its total revenues on Medicaid health coverage for low-income residents during the 2013 fiscal year, a full 2 percent more than the 2000 fiscal year, according to a new report from The Pew Charitable Trusts.
Nemours Children's Health System breaking ground for $45M Deptford facility (njbiz.com) The Nemours Children's Health System will expand its services to New Jersey children and their families with a new $45 million outpatient facility that will break ground Friday in Deptford. Nemours, which has children’s hospitals in Wilmington, Delaware, and Orlando, Florida, has been providing pediatric medical care to New Jerseyans for more than a decade through a partnership with Inspira Health Network at facilities in Vineland, Voorhees and Woodbury.
Future Physicians Take New Medical College Admission Test® (aamc.org) Last weekend, more than 7,500 aspiring physicians worldwide were among the first examinees to take the new Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®). Developed and administered by the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges), the new exam tests students on the knowledge and skills that future physicians need to practice in a changing health care system and to better serve a changing patient population.
All the technology in the world won’t help providers improve care without a cultural acceptance of collaboration and partnership (healthcareitnews.com) For providers considering how to assemble a viable accountable care organization, experts say the key is to first have a strong care coordination system in place. Without cohesion and collaboration among clinicians, an ACO has no chance of getting off the ground, says John Shankman, senior vice president of clinical innovation for New York-based AMC Health.