medicine http://blog.wlrn.org en Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center To Receive $16 Million Per Year http://blog.wlrn.org/post/sylvester-comprehensive-cancer-center-receive-16-million-year <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Rick Scott's budget, the Legislature approved $60 million of annual funding for three cancer centers in Florida. One of the centers, the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami School of Medicine, will receive $16 million per year for five years.</span></p><p>Even before the funding the center made investments including hiring new physicians and researchers, and purchasing new equipment.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:44:58 +0000 Carla Javier 34497 at http://blog.wlrn.org Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center To Receive $16 Million Per Year How A Flawed System Of Reviewing Medical Complaints Puts Floridians At Risk http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-flawed-system-reviewing-medical-complaints-puts-floridians-risk <p>Medical professionals in Florida hang onto their licenses and continue practicing as the state grapples with a lengthy disciplinary process that can take years, according to an analysis by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting.</p><p>Between 2010 and 2012, it took the Florida Board of Medicine an average 434 days&nbsp;to resolve charges of misconduct against doctors, physician assistants and anesthesiology assistants, according to Florida Department of Health records.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 16:10:14 +0000 Steve Miller & Florida Center for Investigative Reporting 22559 at http://blog.wlrn.org How A Flawed System Of Reviewing Medical Complaints Puts Floridians At Risk Why We Can't Blame Cuba For Our Doctor Shortages http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-we-cant-blame-cuba-our-doctor-shortages <p>Millions of angry Brazilians have taken to the streets this summer to demonstrate against their government and political class. And right now we’re seeing a vivid example of why: the controversy over Brazil’s recruitment of 4,000 Cuban doctors to work in its remote regions.</p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Tim Padgett 19893 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why We Can't Blame Cuba For Our Doctor Shortages Doctors Heed Prescription For Computerized Records http://blog.wlrn.org/post/doctors-heed-prescription-computerized-records Uncle Sam wants your doctor to go digital. And the federal government is backing that up with money for practices that start using computerized systems for record keeping.<p>Nearly half of all physicians in America still rely on paper records for most patient care. Time is running out for those who do to take advantage of federal funds to make the switch. So practices like <a href="http://csinternalmed.com/">Colorado Springs Internal Medicine</a> are scrambling to get with the program.<p>Nearly 200 patients come through the office on a typical day. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:36:16 +0000 17464 at http://blog.wlrn.org Doctors Heed Prescription For Computerized Records Could LeBron And RGIII Help Sell The Affordable Care Act? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/could-lebron-james-help-sell-obamas-affordable-care-act <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDRxDEOgc8I</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 20:17:19 +0000 Julie Rovner 16336 at http://blog.wlrn.org Could LeBron And RGIII Help Sell The Affordable Care Act? How Electronic Medical Records Might Breathe Life Into 'Neutral Spanish' http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-electronic-medical-records-might-breathe-life-neutral-spanish <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">South Florida’s diverse Hispanic community requires some extra attention when it comes to </span><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_health_record" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"><u>electronic health records</u></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Jessica Meszaros 15682 at http://blog.wlrn.org How Electronic Medical Records Might Breathe Life Into 'Neutral Spanish'