ALBANY, N.Y.— When the emergency room fills up— whether it's a big accident, flu season or a stroke of misfortune— Brooklyn nurse Rose Green says she can find herself sprinting from room to room, trying to keep ahead of the whims of calamity. California already has such a law, and the proposal has been debated in New York for years. Hospitals and nursing homes estimate the...» Read More
Over the last 20 years, Americans have witnessed unprecedented advances in care of hospitalized patients. Improved diagnostic procedures, quantum leaps in medical technology, enhanced treatments and a public now familiar with the concept of preventative medical care all mean that healthcare – especially in the hospital – has changed to meet the health care needs of today’s patients.
With stocks shrugging off the wall of worry in the first quarter, the second quarter could prove to be a less rewarding time for those long equity markets as central banks begin to tighten policy via rate hikes or withdrawing extraordinary measures.
Telemedicine has attracted major investments from some of the nation's largest companies over the past year. And it has been endorsed by doctors and care takers who believe patients fare better at home.