This annual special report recognizes leaders in the industry and examines emerging treatments, new facilities, insurance and more.
Bar-coding is familiar to everyone who shops, with electronic scanners reading product information and price after a quick swipe of a tag through a scanner. This technology is now being used at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center to assure a higher level of patient safety and service.
San Diego-based SafeMed, a provider of analytical software for advanced clinical decision support, announced its collaboration with Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) on the launch of Google Health, a new product that helps users store, organize and manage their medical records online. Working with Google Health, SafeMed enables users to obtain personalized health feedback -- such as potentially harmful drug interactions and other preventative guidelines -- based on their own unique Google Health profiles.
The ailing economy is helping to ease the nursing shortage.
San Diego-based AMN Healthcare (NYSE: AHS) is the largest and most relied upon health care staffing company in America.
Health care professionals facing scrutiny by federal government and/or peer review are not helpless to watch their life's work and career swept away by governing bodies. Too often, the professional becomes the target of a complaint or investigation that is unfounded.
The theme "Night of Nights" proved to be very fitting for the Palomar Pomerado Health (PPH) Foundation Gala that took place at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla on June 7. If the hosting duo of NFL standout LaDainian Tomlinson and wife Torsha partnered with the legendary Emmitt Smith as emcee isn't enough to raise eyebrows, the $642,905 raised at the event -- almost $150,000 more than the goal -- surely will.
Rudolph and Sletten Inc. is California's largest health care facility builder. Within the greater San Diego area, Rudolph and Sletten's health care clients include Palomar Pomerado Health, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Scripps Health, Tri-City Medical Center and University of California, San Diego.
The motto of Burnham Institute for Medical Research is "From Research, the Power to Cure." Now more than ever, that motto seems appropriate as Burnham participates in a focused effort to cure childhood diabetes. Partnering with Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, S.D., Burnham will be part of the Sanford Project, a medical research program established by philanthropist Denny Sanford with the goal of curing one childhood disease in his lifetime.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Some health insurance companies rate doctors on their performance. Now doctors are turning the tables.
San Diego County's patients and physicians face an unhappy future as a convergence of factors makes medical practice increasingly difficult financially.
The hospital industry in San Diego is facing challenges from budget cuts to staffing shortages, to the extent that some officials are saying they're looking more and more seriously at sweeping changes to the health care system.
For nine years, Adam Shevel made the two-hour round-trip commute from his home in Santa Monica to his Burbank office, where he worked in a high-profile, high-stress position as an international marketing and branding specialist promoting donuts, ice cream and booze.
If you've ever been rear-ended in an auto accident or sustained a sports injury, chances are that you have spent some time in chiropractic care. This is one of the most common reasons why we seek adjustments, aside from stress related to improper posture. Once the symptoms of pain go away, we stop treatments and revert to our normal routines.
There are certain things in life that you shouldn't do alone.
While most San Diegans were manning the grill over Memorial Day weekend, Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder had more pressing things to do. He spent the day on Cuayamaca Mountain, searching for three lost hikers as part of the San Diego County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Unit.
Admittedly, San Diego is a beautiful place to live. But that isn't why Dr. Mark A. Talamini left a distinguished career at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for new appointments as professor and chairman of the department of surgery at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine three years ago.
Although the road to recovery takes time, CEO Harris Koenig believes every day Alvarado Hospital makes progress.