Archive for April, 2017

Who is the biggest paid CEO is the healthcare industry’s 2016?

Icon Written by Alex on April 17, 2017 – 4:48 pm

Have you hard of Valeant?  Their CEO, Joseph Papa, was paid $62.7 million in 2016.  He’s the highest paid executive in healthcare in 2016.  And keep in mind he only worked a partial year at Valeant. And under Papa, who was recruited to Valeant from Perrigo in May, Valeant’s stock price slid 67% to less than $10 […]

Medication History for Patients on Blood Thinners Is Critical to EMS

Icon Written by Alex on April 5, 2017 – 5:49 pm

WASHINGTON — One change to field triage guidelines for emergency medical services (EMS) responding to older adults with head trauma could make a “clinically important improvement over usual care,” according to a study and accompanying editorial published earlier this month in Annals of Emergency Medicine. (“Out-of-Hospital Triage of Older Adults With Head Injury: A Retrospective Study […]

Former Siemens exec to head ONC

Icon Written by Alex on April 1, 2017 – 12:03 pm

Dr. Donald Rucker has been named head of HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Rucker is currently an adjunct professor at Ohio State University’s college of medicine in the biomedical informatics department. Previously, he was chief medical officer for Siemens. Before joining Siemens, Rucker was an emergency department physician and one […]