The December slaughter of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., instigated a national dialog on mental health care after the public learned of the assailant's troubled history. In a broad strategy to contain mass shootings and random violence,...

Two vastly different analyses of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act were presented to a Florida Senate committee Tuesday. Jonathan Gruber, professor of economics at theMassachusetts Institute of Technology, said the federal law is based on one implemented in his state in 2007. “A colleague said the Affordable Care...

CLEARWATER, Fla., Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Senior Home Care, Inc. today announced it has been selected to join Florida's Health Information Exchange (HIE). The company is part of a network of individual health care providers, now totaling 22 participants, which will electronically...

In another step toward transforming Medicaid into a statewide managed-care system, the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration said Tuesday it has chosen five health plans to provide coverage to seniors who need long-term care. The announcement came after a months-long bidding process that included HMOs...

NCH Healthcare System in Collier County is among four additional health care organizations selected to join Florida’s electronic medical records sharing system, the Health Information Exchange, state officials said this afternoon. The exchange allows separate health entities to share medical records, test results and other relevant...

A dozen years later, Maruchi Mendez still chokes on her words when she talks about her son, a star baseball pitcher. A strapping athlete scouted by the pros, he keeled over in his South Miami backyard while playing catch. Ramiro “Toti” Mendez was dead at 20...

If you're a nurse who specializes in assisting with surgery, newborn care, or cardiovascular disease, you can write your own ticket. Broward Health Medical Center, for example, is providing a $5,000 sign-on bonus to surgery RNs who commit to two years' employment. RNs remain in short...