Gaining The Upper Hand In The New Healthcare Marketing Landscape

Corey Quinn is the CMO at Scorpion, an internet marketing company with offices located across the U.S. Patient behaviors and expectations are changing rapidly — and as a result, so is the world of healthcare marketing. With the rise of urgent care centers, retail clinics and telemedicine in recent years, consumers now have access to a more diverse […]

Healthcare’s Dangerous Fee-For-Service Addiction

For its many users, healthcare’s fee-for-service reimbursement methodology is like an addiction, similar to gambling, cigarette smoking and pain pill abuse. Doctors and hospitals in the clutches of this flawed payment model have grown dependent on providing more and more healthcare services, regardless of whether the additional care adds value. I don’t use this metaphor […]

Immune cells may heal bleeding brain after strokes

Credit: Courtesy of Aronowski lab, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston. While immune cells called neutrophils are known to act as infantry in the body’s war on germs, a National Institutes of Health-funded study suggests they can act as medics as well. By studying rodents, researchers showed that instead of attacking germs, some neutrophils […]

How does the US healthcare system compare with other countries?

Despite US legislation in 2010 that moved the country closer to achieving universal healthcare, costs have continued to rise and nearly 26 million Americans are still uninsured according to the Congressional Budget Office. As Republicans decide whether to repeal or replace the struggling healthcare policy, how does the existing US healthcare system compare with those […]