Healthcare Archives

Polsinelli named Law Firm of the Year in healthcare

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U.S. News & World Report has released its 2015 Best Law Firms report, naming Polsinelli the “Law Firm of the Year in Health Care.” The designation is based on Polsinelli’s overall performance in health care, incorporating both client feedback and peer review, and reflective of the firm’s growing talent pool, complete range of healthcare legal… Read More →

Phoenix Chamber seeks nominees for IMPACT Awards

Staying Innovative as a One Man Operation

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) seeks nominations for its 2015 IMPACT Awards, which honor the accomplishments of outstanding Valley businesses and the positive impact they’ve made on the Greater Phoenix business community. Nominations — which can come from anyone in the community — are open from now until January 9, 2015, and can… Read More →

John C. Lincoln Recertified as Primary Stroke Center

Neurologist Victor Zach, MD demonstrates the telerobot he uses to coordinate care for stroke patients at John C. Lincoln Hospitals. The telerobot spans the miles between patient and specialist.

John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital in North Phoenix has been recertified as a Primary Stroke Center by DNV Healthcare, an international certifying agency approved by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, according to hospital CEO John Harrington Jr. “Deer Valley Hospital demonstrated that its stroke care program follows national standards and guidelines… Read More →

BCBSAZ launches open enrollment initiative

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Nine out of 10 people are unaware they can enroll in health insurance starting November 15, according to the recent  Kaiser Health Tracking Poll. To help educate Arizonans, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is launching a new program called, “Get In!”. It is designed to encourage Arizonans to get interested, to get informed and… Read More →

Medical records vital for travelers and snowbirds

Medical Records Technician

As thousands of seasonal travelers—also known as snowbirds—make plans to migrate to the Southwest for warmer weather, Scottsdale-based Medical Records Systems advises them to pack a personal health record along with their sunscreen and golf clubs. Members of Medical Records Systems have access to their complete and accurate health file, including print and electronic medical… Read More →

New Health Insurance Kiosk Launches in Valley

Local Enrollment Kiosk_Draft

Local Enrollment Services, the first health insurance kiosk in Arizona, will open at Christown Spectrum Mall in conjunction with the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment for health insurance on November 15. Local Enrollment Services and its staff will provide self-service solutions for people to enroll in the healthcare marketplace and to educate Valley residents about… Read More →

8 Banner Health hospitals earn safety recognition

Banner Baywood Medical Center

Eight Banner Health hospitals received top grades (A’s and B’s) for patient safety, an independent watchdog organization announced Wednesday. Four Banner Health hospitals, two in Arizona and a pair in Colorado, earned “A” scores while four additional Arizona hospitals received “B” scores. Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in Sun… Read More →

Abrazo helps Arizonans with healthcare enrollment

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Abrazo Health on Nov. 20 is launching its Path to Health education series aimed at helping Arizonans get affordable insurance coverage. The new enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace, a one-stop shop to more affordable and accessible health care, is Nov. 15-Feb. 15. Abrazo Health will hold free Path to Health… Read More →

BCBSAZ donates 6,250 meals to the hungry

foodbank

Arizonans across the state struggle with hunger. According to the Association of Arizona Food Banks (AAFB), almost one in five adults, and one in four children, struggle with hunger and poverty in rural and metro communities alike. Because food insecurity rates in Arizona are higher than the national average, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona… Read More →

Nominations open for Healthcare Leadership Awards

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Az Business magazine is dedicated to bringing the stories of healthcare leaders, innovators, researchers and advocates to its readers. Each April, Az Business shines a special spotlight on the medical industry through its annual Healthcare Leadership Awards. Arizona’s healthcare industry is a tremendous economic engine for the state and is making Arizona a better place… Read More →

Orion Health opens development center in Scottsdale

health,informatics

Orion Health, a population health management company, announced the opening of its new development center in Scottsdale. The Orion Health ‘Center of Excellence’ will serve as the company’s North American research and solution center, supporting big data analytics technology development, focused on providing decision support to clinicians and patients, and solution support for clients’ population… Read More →

BioInspire earns ‘Excellence in Innovation’ award

bioscience

BioInspire, the Peoria-based incubator for medical device companies, accepted an “Excellence in Innovation” award at WESTMARC’S Best of the West award ceremony this week. The award is the latest recognition for BioInspire, whose goal is to help start-up companies in the competitive field of medical device innovative gain a competitive edge. The BioInspire facility is… Read More →

Healthcare drives increase in Phoenix job openings

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Simply Hired, the largest independent job search engine with properties in 24 countries and 12 languages, today released its November 2014 U.S. Employment Outlook report which finds that job openings grew 3.17% month-over-month in October 2014.  This increase continues the ongoing job growth reported by Simply Hired over the past several months. “Steady growth in… Read More →

Mattress Firm commits $1 million to TGen research

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Throughout November, the largest U.S. retailer of mattresses, Mattress Firm, hopes to raise visibility around the nation’s fourth leading cause of cancer death as it recognizes National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and makes a commitment to raise $1 million through the Mattress Firm Foundation. These funds will directly impact research at the Translational Genomics Research… Read More →