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FICPA Presents Annual Health Care Industry Conference to Take Place in April Print E-mail
Written by FHInews   
Friday, 18 January 2019 09:59
Few professions are as evolving as health care. Regulatory and legislative changes contribute to the industry's thirst for current information. The 2019 Health Care Industry Conference, produced by the Florida Institute of CPAs, brings together experts in the field providing the latest data, resources and insights to keep healthcare professionals at the top of their game. The conference will be held April 25th and 26th in Orlando at the Caribe Royale Resort Suites.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 January 2019 10:25
Zip or Genetic Code? Print E-mail
Written by Medical Xpress   
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 12:14
When it comes to disease and health, which is more powerful-zip code or genetic code? The degree to which nature and nurture affect disease and health remains one of the eternal-and still unanswerable-questions in medicine. Now a team of investigators from Harvard Medical School and the University of Queensland in Australia have tackled this question in a decidedly novel way.

In what the researchers describe as a coup for big data and a scientific first, the team has used a massive insurance database of nearly 45 million people in the United States including thousands of twin pairs to determine the effects of genes and environment in 560 common conditions. The diseases analyzed span 23 categories, ranging from cardiovascular illness and neuromuscular diseases to skeletal conditions. The work, published Jan. 14 in Nature Genetics, is thought to provide the largest assessment of U.S. twins to date, the researchers said. It is also the first one to go beyond the traditional one-disease-at-a-time approach and analyze hundreds of the most common conditions among more than 56,000 twin pairs. To date, most twin or familial studies of genes and environment have looked at a single disease or one environmental factor at a time.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 January 2019 12:16
3 ways AI will improve healthcare in 2019 Print E-mail
Written by John Stevens |   
Tuesday, 25 December 2018 00:00
In a recent piece, I explained why AI's complexity shouldn't be a deterrent for its adoption. In fact, I went as far as stating that artificial intelligence will be just as disruptive as the internet was. This is a view I am doubling down on. As far as artificial intelligence is concerned, one industry most likely to be most disrupted is the healthcare industry. Why will AI have such an impact on the healthcare industry? Facts like the ones below are why...

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Last Updated on Friday, 28 December 2018 17:55
Loneliness peaks at three key ages, study finds -- but wisdom may help Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 24 December 2018 14:41
Susan Scutti reports for CNN on December 20, 2018:

Rising rates of loneliness may not be news, but the three periods when it peaks may come as a surprise: More people reported feeling moderate to severe loneliness during their late 20s, their mid-50s and their late 80s than in other life periods, according to research published Tuesday in the journal International Psychogeriatrics. A total of 340 San Diego County residents between the ages of 27 and 101 participated in the study.
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 February 2019 18:18
Florida, California lead Leapfrog's Top Hospitals list Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:53
Meg Bryant reports for Healthcare Dive on 12.5.18
The Leapfrog Group released its 2018 Top Hospitals list Tuesday, with Florida's 18 awardees bumping last year's list leader California into second place with 17 top hospitals. Texas and New Jersey also had strong showings, with 13 and 12 top hospitals, respectively.
Given its large population, one would expect Florida to be near the top of the rankings. That said, the #1 ranking is impressive. Why? According to data compiled by the American Hospital Directory (updated Summer 2018), Florida has 216 hospitals and 55,429 staffed beds. Meanwhile, California has 343 hospitals and 74,762 staffed beds. Texas has 367 hospitals with 59,329 staffed beds.
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