Health & Fitness

?Boom in Dallas’ freestanding emergency rooms begins to wane

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/14 8:34A Jon Prior
A number of privately operated emergency rooms are closing in the Dallas area as a once booming but controversial niche of the healthcare industry has overbuilt in city centers and is now looking to spread into more rural parts of the state....

How to avoid the high cost of flu season

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/13 8:15P Steve Moore
Flu season can be costly for workers and companies alike. According to the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NFCDC), up to 20 percent of the U.S. population contracts the flu each year. The loss of employee...

Why it's hard to be a woman in Texas

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/9 11:57P Bill Hethcock
If you're really old — borderline ancient — you just might remember a song in which Tammy Wynette sang about how, sometimes, it's hard to be a woman. As it turns out, for entirely different reasons than those in Tammy's tune, it's still difficult,...

How a healthy life leads to a healthy business

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/31 8:15P Jeff Shavitz
“Align Your Purpose, Passion and Career” is a common theme I’ve lectured about at many conferences. Talking about the proper “work-life balance” has resonated with thousands of people because it's a common goal that many professionals are tying...

Parkland puts former campus in Dallas' Medical District on the market

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/31 4:18A Candace Carlisle
Parkland Health & Hospital System unveiled plans to sell its former Parkland Memorial Hospital campus in Dallas' Medical District, more than two years after opening its new $1.3 billion hospital. The campus sits on five adjacent sites totaling...

How Texas ranks when it comes to Medicare waste

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/25 8:40A Craig M. Douglas
The good news is that improper Medicare payments to health care providers fell sharply in 2015. The bad news: The overspending still totaled in the hundreds-of-millions-of-dollars. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, overpayments...

Blue Cross Blue Shield to build next big widget in Dallas' West End

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/20 8:55A Candace Carlisle
Health care giant Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas plans to bring the next big widget to save on health care costs to fruition in Dallas' West End neighborhood, in a new two-story innovation hub. "Texas will be one of our most important markets...

?SEC fines Lewisville medical firm $14 million over accounting scheme

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/18 7:18A Jon Prior
Lewisville-based medical device firm Orthofix International will pay more than $14 million to settle charges from the Securities and Exchange Commission for accounting violations and made improper payments to doctors in government-run hospitals...

M.D. Anderson to cut 1,000 jobs in Houston

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/5 8:22A Cara Smith
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center announced Jan. 5 that it plans to eliminate roughly 1,000 jobs, or 5 percent of its workforce, through layoffs and retirement. The cuts are expected to save the institution around $120 million a...

What the 21st Century Cures Act means for digital health

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/4 11:10P Matthew Amsden
After three years in the making, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law in mid-December. The pharmaceutical industry and some patient advocacy groups herald the legislation for reducing the layers of bureaucracy through which...

A deeper dive into the Forest Park Medical Center indictments

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/3 8:31A Bill Hethcock
“Yo Yo! We have a super fresh Medicare patient ready for surgery. Dr. Barker said he worked a deal with you regarding Medicare peeps. Please add this lady to the Medicare list.” So reads an email from a member of bariatric surgeon Wade Neal...

?Dallas investment firm deals eating disorder center

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/3 6:14A Jon Prior
Dallas private equity firm Trinity Hunt Partners has sold an eating disorder treatment center to Riverside, the company announced Tuesday. The deal follows a similar exchange between the two firms in December when Trinity sold a substance abuse...
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