Medical Industry News Archives - Integrity Locums

New Study Indicates Role of Fungi in Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease belongs to a group of conditions known as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract.  Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the GI tract. While symptoms vary from patient to patient, the common symptoms of Crohn’s disease include persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, urgent need […]

Current Cancer Research May Benefit Parkinson’s Patients

More than 1 million people in the United States live daily with Parkinson’s disease. The disease systematically takes away the patient’s motor abilities, leaving them with a slow and labored gait, rigid limbs, tremors, shuffling and a lack of balance. A recent study , reported in the journal Science in the last week, suggests that […]

Sepsis Detection – Early Diagnosis is Key

Sepsis is the presence of harmful bacteria and their toxins in tissues, typically originating from infection of a wound. Half of all hospital deaths are caused by sepsis; Dr. Martin Doerfler, senior vice president of clinical strategy and development at the North Shore-LIJ Health System, says the blood infection is a problem because it doesn’t […]

Top Hospitals in the U.S. By Specialty

For the last 5 decades, more than 33 million people check into hospitals per year – that is basically a person every second. Sadly, even with the sheer number of patients coming through for commonplace treatments, too many hospitals still struggle to reach standards of excellence. To help consumers choose the best local hospital for […]

WHO Begins Search for New Chief Executive

In April, a major international healthcare organization began the hunt for its next top leader. In 2017, Dr. Margaret Chen, the first Chinese national to serve at the helm of the World Health Organization, will be relinquishing her post after 10 years and two terms.  WHO is the central coordinating body for international health within […]

Integrity Locums | Addressing the Physician Suicide Problem

According to Dr. Pamela Wible, who recently gave a popular and well received TED talk at TEDMED, physician suicide is a rampant problem that should be addressed from the very first day of medical school. Wible cited that other high stress professions – such as fire and police departments – foster a feeling of family […]

OpenNotes initiative improves transparency for future doctors

In 2010, a research project was launched that would revolutionize the way patients and doctors interacted. Named OpenNotes, the initiative endeavored to allow patients to easily view the notes from the visit to their doctor; including a summary of their conversation, a synopsis of symptoms and all the doctor’s thoughts and findings. Until this project, […]

(MACRA) Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act

In April of 2015, after two years of cooperation between Congress, the ACC and other interest holders, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was enacted into law.  The legislation, which touches many aspects of health care, repealed and replaced the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) statute and instituted a mechanism to incent clinicians to […]