Health Care Archive

Mike Ross Unveils 'Bill of Rights' for Older Arkansans

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/7/2014 01:38 pm

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross on Thursday proposed appointing a "chief seniors advocate" in his office and setting up a website to access services as part of a package aimed at helping older Arkansans.

UAMS Team Gets $2.1M for Diabetes Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2014 11:19 am

A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences research team has been approved for nearly $2.1 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study how to improve diabetes self-management in the Marshallese community of northwest Arkansas.

Arkansas Leads Country In Decline of Uninsured

by Associated Press 8/5/2014 01:35 pm

States that fully embraced President Barack Obama's health care law coverage expansion are experiencing a significant drop in the number of uninsured residents, according to a major new survey released Tuesday.

Nominate Now for Arkansas Business' CFO of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/5/2014 11:28 am

Arkansas Business is searching for the state's most outstanding chief financial officers for its sixth "CFO of the Year" awards. You can nominate CFOs here.

Democrats Hit Tom Cotton on Children's Hospital Vote

by Associated Press 8/5/2014 10:06 am

Senate Democrats' campaign arm on Tuesday began a $3.6 million ad blitz against Republican Rep. Tom Cotton, starting with his vote against funding pediatric research at an Arkansas hospital.

Well-Being Report Ranks Arkansas at 41 in Child Poverty

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/4/2014 12:00 am

The poverty rate among children in Arkansas rose to 29 percent in 2012, up from 25 percent in 2005, according to the “Kids Count Data Book,” an annual report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Arkansas Details Changes to Medicaid Expansion

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/1/2014 04:16 pm

Many participants in Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion would be required to contribute monthly to health savings accounts and would face new limits on transportation for non-emergency services under proposals the state detailed Friday.

UAMS Opens Neighborhood Clinic

by Associated Press 7/30/2014 09:14 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has opened a new neighborhood clinic in west Little Rock.

A Closer Look: Arkansas Unemployment and Employment

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/28/2014 12:00 am

The unemployment rate in Arkansas fell in June to 6.2 percent, but the number of people employed “continues to be a source of concern,” state economic forecaster Michael Pakko noted recently.

LR Dietician Offering Virtual Coaching

by Brandon Riddle 7/28/2014 12:00 am

For individuals seeking health advice, registered dietician Robin Burks Reynolds has launched a virtual health coaching service aimed at encouraging healthier lifestyles.

Hospitals, Medical Society At Odds Over New Legislation

by Mark Friedman 7/28/2014 12:00 am

The Arkansas Medical Society and the Arkansas Hospital Association don't see eye-to-eye on new legislation that deals with physician peer reviews. Last month, Baptist Health of Little Rock, Mercy Health System of Chesterfield, Missouri, which operates six hospitals in Arkansas, and Washington Regional Medical Center of Fayetteville filed a lawsuit in Pulaski County Circuit Court challenging the constitutionality of the Peer Review Fairness Act of 2013.

Gary Campbell in Driver's Seat of Accelerate Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/28/2014 12:00 am

Gary Campbell has been elected chairman of the board of Accelerate Arkansas. Mike Malone has been hired as vice chairman. Accelerate Arkansas is a group of business and education leaders in the state with the goal of raising per capita income of Arkansas residents to the U.S. average by 2020.

C. Lowry Barnes Set To Chair UAMS Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/28/2014 12:00 am

Dr. C. Lowry Barnes has been named chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. He previously worked at UAMS as a professor of orthopedics and maintains a private practice. He will start in his new position Aug. 1 and will continue to see patients at Arkansas Specialty Orthopaedics and St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, both in Little Rock.

Arkansas Business Presents the 2014 Power List

by Gwen Moritz 7/28/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas Business introduced “The Power List” in 2006, and after updating it annually for a few years, we decided to spread it out. That means there have been a lot of changes in 20 industries and professions since our last installment in 2011, so we've been doing a lot of rounding up of resumes and photos in the last few weeks.

State Higher Ed Board OKs Osteopathic School at Arkansas State

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2014 01:42 pm

The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board grants the New York Institute of Technology certification for an additional osteopathic medical school site on the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro.

Report: Adding Vision, Dental Would Cost $43M

by Associated Press 7/25/2014 07:32 am

Adding dental and vision coverage to Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion would cost nearly $43 million, according to a report released Thursday, but state officials said they're not looking at expanding the program's benefits.

Mississippi County Court OKs Hospital Tax Vote

by Associated Press 7/23/2014 10:21 am

Mississippi County residents will go to the polls in October to vote on a new half-cent sales tax to help the county hospital system.

Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care Team Gets CMS Contract

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/22/2014 10:52 am

The Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care is part of a team that was recently awarded a five-year Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization contract.

UA Gets $1.5M for Cancer Research

by Associated Press 7/22/2014 09:34 am

Researchers at the University of Arkansas have been awarded $1.5 million from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health to develop new molecules and biopharmaceuticals that improve a patient's immune response against tumors.

Wal-Mart Execs Naturally Dominate List of Executive Compensation

by Gwen Moritz 7/21/2014 12:00 am

Top executives at the world's largest company continue to dominate Arkansas Business' annual list of public company executive compensation, starting with the new CEO, Doug McMillon.