Canon Medical Systems USA

  • Telemedicine Expands, Though Financial Prospects Still Uncertain

    Telemedicine Expands, Though Financial Prospects Still Uncertain

    Alex Smith - www.npr.org | September 30, 2015


    Say you're a Midwestern farmer in a hospital bed, recovering from surgery or a major illness. It's time for the nurse's check-in, but there's no knock on the door. At Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, a camera attached to the wall over the foot of the bed whirls around, as a video monitor next to the camera lights up to show a smiling face with a headset on. "Good afternoon, this is Jeff with SafeWatch," the smiling face says. "Just doing my afternoon rounds." Read More
  • ABIM report backs replacing MOC exam

    ABIM report backs replacing MOC exam

    AuntMinnie.com staff writers - AuntMinnie.com | September 21, 2015


    ABIM several years ago changed its physician certification rules from a system in which doctors retained their credentials for life once they passed the board exams to one in which physicians must recertify their credentials every 10 years by taking an MOC exam. The new system has generated pushback from many physicians who found it expensive and time-consuming, and in February ABIM even issued an apology for some new MOC requirements. Read More
  • Top Medical Schools React to Harvard’s Curriculum Change

    Top Medical Schools React to Harvard’s Curriculum Change

    Melanie Y. Fu and Jiwon Joung - The Harvard Crimson | September 29, 2015


    Following Harvard Medical School’s launch of its newly renovated curriculum, “Pathways,” deans and professors from peer medical schools commended Harvard’s change and said it mirrored in many cases their own curricular shifts. Read More
  • Healthcare on Aisle 5 - The Rise of the Retail Clinic

    Healthcare on Aisle 5 - The Rise of the Retail Clinic

    Lainie Hardman - Toshiba Learning Center Editor | September 23, 2015


    If you have recently been inside of a major drug store in the last 5 years you have probably encountered a retail clinic. While not at every location, retail clinics, also known as Retail Based Clinics (RBCs) can often be found at major retailers including CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Walmart, and Target. RBCs initially offered basic care for acute conditions but have been expanding their services to include vaccine injections and aiding in the management of chronic conditions. Read More
  • Untangling The Many Deductibles Of Health Insurance

    Untangling The Many Deductibles Of Health Insurance

    Michelle Andrews - NPR | August 05, 2015


    Sure, there's a deductible with your health insurance. But then what's the hospital deductible? Your insurer may have multiple deductibles, and it pays to know which apply when. These questions and answers tackle deductibles, whether an ex-spouse has to pay for an adult child's insurance, and balance billing. Read More