Health information security needs a new approach — one that boosts compliance among health care workers and doesn’t slow down patient care. According to Lynne VanArsdale, acting chair of the Health Information Security Center of Excellence, success hinges on open conversations between information security and health care professionals. Health care workers...
The Colorado Springs Planning Commission approved a bundle of agenda items last week that will allow Penrose-St. Francis Health Services to move yet another step closer to building a third hospital campus, this one at the northeast corner of West Fillmore Street and Centennial Boulevard — a project that isn’t sitting well with some area […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript, Corporate Membership or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
While many health care structures didn’t actually spring from the ground in 2016, major regional players in the industry had expansion on their minds. Planning to stay competitive in the rapidly growing Pikes Peak region was a common theme at Penrose-St. Francis, UCHealth Memorial and Children’s hospitals this year. For the kids Perhaps 2016’s biggest […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
Mission Medical Clinic began in 2004 as a “group of church-minded folks who were praying for healing,” according to Barb Cronin, executive director for the only free clinic in Colorado Springs. “They soon discovered if they added a little penicillin to the praying, perhaps people would be healed faster,” she said. This is the fifth […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
After a two-and-a-half month search, Children’s Hospital Colorado announced June 22 they’ve selected GE Johnson Construction Company as its general contractor to build the new facility on Memorial Health System’s north campus. After announcing the project last year, the contractor industry expressed interest and enthusiasm in partnering with the organization to develop the area’s first free-standing pediatric hospital, […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript, Corporate Membership or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
This week marked a significant milestone for health care in Colorado Springs, as the Lane Center at UCCS welcomed 22 third-year University of Colorado School of Medicine students for orientation. About half call the region home. Students begin clinical studies May 2, according to Erik Wallace, associate dean of the CU School of Medicine’s first […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
There’s no getting around it. Americans are using more medications and spending more for them. The latest evidence comes from Express Scripts, the pharmacy benefit manager and middleman between drug makers and employers. The number of Americans — almost 600,000 — with yearly medication costs of more than $50,000 rose 63 percent from 2013 to […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript, Corporate Membership or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
  A relatively new type of medicine aims to eliminate chronic pain from arthritis or after traumatic events, and it’s happening in Colorado Springs. Using stem cells and typically with one treatment, Dr. Rebekah Martin can eliminate chronic pain. “I have a life again because of her,” said Mark R. Merkley, a heavy-equipment operator injured […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript, Corporate Membership or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
Colorado Springs-based Spectranetics has grown from $100 million in sales four years ago to almost $300 million in 2015. Yet, the company has no problems with the prospect of losing about 25 percent of that amount this year. The firm, with 800 employees globally, manufactures devices that clear occluded veins in the legs and eliminate […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Basic Free, Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript, Corporate Membership or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
Few people go to the hospital expecting their hospital stay to kill them. But sometimes it does. No one is sure of the precise number of people who die because of mistakes made in hospitals, but it’s not small. Every patient is potentially at risk. Even though hospitals don’t intentionally harm people in their care, […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript, Corporate Membership or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
The Pikes Peak Regional Medical Center Association’s new electronic, online version of the Teller County Medical Directory is live as of Jan. 1. It can be found at pprmc.org. The online directory includes Internet links to more than 30 area specialties and more than 100 Teller County medical professionals. Plus, viewers will find the “Top […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript, Corporate Membership or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.