Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

AMA says many cities lack options for health care plans

The American Medical Association released last month a new study showing that anticompetitive market power is widespread for each of the three most popular managed care plans in the U.S. The AMA's annual health insurance market analysis for the...

Inland Imaging installs arm-leg MRI at Holy Family

Inland Imaging installs arm-leg MRI at Holy Family

Inland Imaging LLC, of Spokane, has added a magnetic-resonance imaging machine designed specifically for scanning patients' arms and legs. Installed last month at the company's imaging center in Providence Holy Family Hospital, at 5715 N. on the...

Guidelines could reduce unnecessary CT scans

A study conducted at Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital has found that better use of commonly accepted diagnostic guidelines for detecting cervical spine injuries could reduce unnecessary computed tomography scans and spare patients from radiation study...

Orthopedic surgeon tests new hip-replacement device

Orthopedic surgeon tests new hip-replacement device

Dr. David Scott, an orthopedic surgeon here, says a new hip-replacement device he's studying is showing promise for preserving more of a patient's femur and reducing the risk of hip-replacement patients developing osteoporosis. Scott, who in and...

Decrease in kidney function, cognitive skills linked in study

Decreased kidney function is associated with decreased cognitive functioning in areas such as global cognitive ability, abstract reasoning, and verbal memory, says a study led by Philadelphia-based Temple University. The university touted this a...

Creative mechanisms said needed to fund research

Scientists must look to innovative kinds of private investment for future resources, say two faculty members at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins University, in a commentary to be published in the Dec. 12 issue ofThe Journal of the American Medical Moses...

Medication Review hits stride in hospital telepharmacy

Medication Review hits stride in hospital telepharmacy

Medication Review Inc., a Spokane-based provider of pharmacy services and oversight to rural community hospitals, has expanded its foothold throughout the West, and K. Douglas Crafton, the company's president and CEO, says he expects growth to at a...

Study shows decline in fatal cardiac arrests at hospitals

A new study published last month in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that survival in patients who experience a cardiac arrest in the hospital has increased significantly during the past decade. The study, led by cardiologists at of and...

Kootenai Health acquires gastroenterology practice

Kootenai Health, the Coeur d'Alene-based hospital district that operates Kootenai Medical Center, has agreed to acquire a gastroenterology practice over the next year and a related endoscopy practice in 2014.North Idaho Gastroenterology will its...

New medical complex rises in Valley - art only

New medical complex rises in Valley - art only

The $58 million Providence Medical Park-Spokane Valley has started to come out of the ground along the south side of Interstate 90, along Indiana Avenue and east of Sullivan Road. The 127,000-square-foot building is scheduled to be completed in of...

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