North Central Florida Local News

Central Florida Daily COVID-19 Update and ICU Availability

Jan 18, 2021 at 02:00 pm by pj

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Statewide Daily Statistics    Total cases: 1,579,281 Total resident deaths: 24,274 Total resident hospitalizations: 68,17.... Read More

DOH-Marion Moves COVID Vaccination Operation to Paddock Mall

Jan 17, 2021 at 11:39 am by pj

      OCALA, Fla.—The Department of Health in Marion County is moving its COVID-19 vaccination operations to the Paddock Mall (3100 SW College Road, Oc.... Read More

CMS Final Rule Addresses the Prior Authorization Process

Jan 15, 2021 at 09:51 pm by pj

  Final rule gives providers access to patient treatment histories, and streamlines prior authorization to improve patient experience and alleviate burden for health car.... Read More

etectRx Announces Agreement to Advance Digital Sensors for Medication Adherence in Combination with Prescription Digital Therapeutics

Jan 14, 2021 at 04:34 pm by pj

  NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA - Digital health company, etectRx, Inc., has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Pear Therapeutics, Inc. to devel.... Read More

Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Expected to Rise By 30 Percent Nationwide in 2021

Jan 14, 2021 at 04:31 pm by pj

  A new report shows that prostate cancer continues to be one of the most prevalent cancers among men nationwide, with an alarming 30% rise in new cases antici.... Read More

University of Florida Health Researchers Win $75 Million Grant to Help Develop New Antibiotic

Jan 14, 2021 at 03:47 pm by pj

By Doug Bennett In the medical and military fields, antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be formidable foes. Now, University of Florida Health researchers and their collabo.... Read More

Delicate Covid Vaccines Slow Rollout

Jan 14, 2021 at 03:42 pm by pj

  By Rachana Pradhan, Kaiser Health News   For Heather Suri, a registered nurse in Virginia, the race to vaccinate Americans against covid has thrown up some.... Read More

Vaccination Disarray Leaves Seniors Confused About When They Can Get a Shot

Jan 14, 2021 at 03:38 pm by pj

    By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News For weeks, doctors’ phones have been ringing off the hook with anxious older patients on the other end of the.... Read More

Hospitals’ Rocky Rollout of Covid Vaccine Sparks Questions of Fairness

Jan 14, 2021 at 03:29 pm by pj

  By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Last week, after finishing inoculations of some front-line hospital staff, Jupiter Medical Center was left with 40 doses of.... Read More

Left Out: Private Practice Doctors, Patients Wonder When It’s Their Turn for Vaccine

Jan 14, 2021 at 03:20 pm by pj

  By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News  Dr. Andrew Carroll — a family doctor — wants to help his patients get immunized against COVID, so he paid.... Read More

UF Nursing Opens Leading-edge Simulation and Learning Lab

Jan 14, 2021 at 02:00 pm by pj

By Anna Hoffman University of Florida College of Nursing students and faculty can now hone their skills using the latest technology in patient safety and learning assess.... Read More

Your Front Office: The Bridge Between Service Provided and Payment

Jan 14, 2021 at 01:55 pm by pj

  By KAREN RUMBLEY    Everyone is aware of how important the front office staff is in a medical office.  This is.... Read More

AdventHealth Reports ‘Smooth Process’ for COVID-19 Community Vaccines

Jan 14, 2021 at 01:40 pm by pj

  More than 7,000 vaccinations to be distributed by the end of the week at site near Orlando International Airport, and nearly 37,000 doses across Central Florida. .... Read More

Randy Haffner Named President and CEO for AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division

Jan 14, 2021 at 11:53 am by pj

  Haffner will assume leadership on Feb. 1.    ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 14, 2021 — Randy Haffner has been named president and CEO for AdventH.... Read More

Orlando VA to Hold Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for Certain Veterans who Receive Care at VA

Jan 13, 2021 at 04:52 pm by pj

  The Orlando VA is holding COVID-19 vaccination clinics on Saturday, January 16, 2021 and Monday, January 18, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Orlando VA Medical Cente.... Read More

Three Trends Shaping Healthcare in 2021

Jan 12, 2021 at 04:32 pm by pj

By JEFF KISER The first wave of the coronavirus pandemic essentially gutted a big part of the U.S. healthcare system, like family and pediatric practices, obstetrics and.... Read More

Health Workers Unions See Surge in Interest Amid COVID

Jan 12, 2021 at 04:23 pm by pj

  By Aneri Pattani, Kaiser Health News    The nurses at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, declared on March 6 — by filing the o.... Read More

Even With Senate Control, Democrats Will Need Buy-In From GOP on Key Health Priorities

Jan 12, 2021 at 04:10 pm by pj

  By Emmarie Huetteman, Kaiser Health News     Democrats have argued for more generous pandemic relief, more pressure on drugmakers to lower prices and.... Read More

Biden’s First Order of Business May Be to Undo Trump’s Policies, but It Won’t Be Easy

Jan 12, 2021 at 04:02 pm by pj

  By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News  The party split in Congress is so slim that, even with Democrats technically in the majority, passing major health.... Read More

Survey Finds Americans May Delay Important Medical Appointments and Even Emergency Care During Pandemic

Jan 12, 2021 at 11:02 am by pj

  Experts say forgoing care is dangerous and that medical facilities are among the safest public spaces   ORLANDO — A new national survey by the O.... Read More