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March 27, 2017

GAO to Launch Investigation of FDA’s Orphan Drug Program

Acting on a request from three influential U.S. senators, the government’s accountability arm confirmed that it will investigate potential abuses of the Orphan Drug Act (ODA).

March 27, 2017

KUDOS | Orange County

Allied Anesthesia Physician Brings Healing to People in Developing Countries | Award-winning medical group Allied Anesthesia announced that, as of 2016, Allied Anesthesia physician Clifford Char, MD, has completed 25 medical mission trips to underdeveloped nations, averaging more than one…

March 27, 2017

Match Day Assigns Local Med Students to Residencies

On March 17, medical school students and graduates across the United States, including 97 at UC Irvine, learned the specialty and location of the residency programs where they will live and work for the next three to seven years.

March 20, 2017

Report Examines California Primary Care Shortage

A new report from UC San Francisco Healthforce Center reveals that California doesn't have enough doctors in most regions to handle its primary healthcare demands, and the problem is becoming more acute because of an aging physician workforce, a growing…

March 20, 2017

Tustin Hospital With Turbulent History Reopens With New Leadership

Following a decade of turmoil and scandal,the 177-bed community hospital once known as Tustin Hospital and Medical Center has quietly reopened with new equipment, new employees and a new name, Foothill Regional Medical Center.After the 2007 closure of its six-bed…

March 20, 2017

Orange County Allocates Additional $9.6M to Whole Person Care Program

Last Tuesday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved the addition of $9.6 million in funding for the Whole Person Care (WPC) pilot program. The funding is in addition to last year’s pledge of $23.5 million for the WPC program,…

March 13, 2017

The American Health Care Act: Overview and Response

The Republicans revealed their “repeal and replace” plan last week, calling it the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Under the plan, California patients, providers and healthcare facilities would see major changes in health insurance coverage and costs.

March 13, 2017

Local Hospitals Expanding Outpatient Services

Southern California hospitals are making strategic moves away from traditional inpatient care to expand outpatient services. Hospital executives from UCLA Health, St. Joseph Hoag, and MemorialCare explain how this benefits the communities they serve.

March 13, 2017

SADA Systems to Host Executive Summit on Transforming Healthcare

SADA Systemswill host a March 22 event focused on how cloud computing technologies are being used to empower care teams, advance patient care and optimize healthcare operations. Thomas C. Lee, MD, director of The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los…

March 13, 2017

What Regulations Limit Your Ability to Serve Patients?

Physicians are no strangers to burdensome regulations, and we know not all regulations are created equal. Some regulations protect public health, while others are outdated or hurt doctors’ ability to expand their medical practice to serve more patients, especially those…

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