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Most doctors in Michigan have the ability to take more patients into their practices and would accept new Medicaid patients, according to survey data.

Want a med device hub? Attract an OEM

Written by | Sunday, 20 January 2013 22:55 |

For all the talk of West Michigan becoming a hub for medical device manufacturing, Rose Technologies’ founder Todd Grimm said he doesn’t think the region has made it to that level just yet.

Prevention pays

Written by | Sunday, 20 January 2013 22:17 |

Data tucked into an annual Grand Valley State University glimpse at the health care system in West Michigan supports a simple notion for better controlling costs: prevention works

 

In forming a new psychiatry residency program, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services aims to provide a potential long-term local fix to a talent shortage that’s expected to worsen if left unaddressed.

Cash and success stories motivate people. Fear and punishment: not so much.

Data tucked into an annual Grand Valley State University glimpse at the health care system in West Michigan supports a simple notion for better controlling costs: prevention works.

Under a pilot program, Michigan Health Connect will electronically notify care managers and patients’ personal physicians when they are admitted to or discharged from a Spectrum Health hospital.

Pine Rest to launch residency program

Written by | Sunday, 16 December 2012 23:24 |

A new residency program planned by Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services aims to address a local shortage of psychiatrists.

The potential role of apps to improve the quality of health care is evidenced by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s willingness to put up $200,000 to reward app developers who come up with the best games.

As a serial entrepreneur in the tech industry, Keith Brophy has become intimately familiar with product-development processes for software, websites and apps. With his newest tech venture — an app for smartphones and tablet computers — he had to learn an entirely new product-development skill set: how clinical trials are run.

An American Medical Association report that again ranks Michigan’s health-insurance market as one of the least competitive in the nation provides even more fodder for argument between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and its competitors.

Michigan’s health-insurance market remains one of the least competitive in the nation, according to an annual nationwide analysis by the American Medical Association.


Jim Haveman, 69, is overseeing a department that has a $15 billion budget and is at the ground level of changes coming under federal health care reform.

Mercy Health CEO Roger Spoelman steps down

Written by | Sunday, 25 November 2012 23:38 |

Giving up day-to-day duties as president and CEO of Mercy Health Partners in Muskegon allows Roger Spoelman to spend more time focusing on the regional operations for parent company Trinity Health.

Phil McCorkle to retire from Saint Mary’s

Written by | Sunday, 25 November 2012 23:36 |

The search committee seeking a new CEO for Saint Mary’s Health Care has a lot working it its favor that should attract strong candidates to the job.

Investors look for successful life science exits

Written by | Sunday, 25 November 2012 23:34 |

Investors say once Michigan’s maturing life sciences industry can regularly generate success stories, the chances are that more venture capital will follow.

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