Health Care Archive

US Service Firms Grew at Slightly Slower Pace Last Month

by Associated Press 4/6/2015 11:44 am

U.S. service firms expanded at a slightly slower yet still healthy pace in March, an encouraging sign after multiple reports last week pointed to a slowing economy.

Phyzit App Refines Doctor-Patient Relationships

by Mark Carter 4/6/2015 09:00 am

As with most big ideas, the idea behind Little Rock's Phyzit was hatched when Arkansas Children's Hospital pediatric urologist Stephen Canon realized there had to be a better way. Canon was frustrated with the lack of communication between doctors and patients and set out to improve transitional care management.

Phyzit's 5 Tips for Startup Success

by Mark Carter 4/6/2015 09:00 am

Dr. Stephen Canon and his team at Innovate Arkansas client firm Phyzit offer up their five tips for startup success, plus an important bonus tip.

Former Prison Guard Sues Pathway to Freedom After Beating

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/6/2015 12:00 am

A former guard for the Arkansas Department of Correction is suing a private pre-release and reentry services company over injuries he received during a fight in one of the company's barracks.

HR Director Michele Burns on the Soft Skills Employers Want

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/6/2015 12:00 am

Michele Burns is the state director for the Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management and is the director of classification and compensation with the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Vistage Provides Group Therapy for Executives

by Gwen Moritz 4/6/2015 12:00 am

When Arkansas CEOs come together at their Vistage support group, egos are checked at the door.

UAMS College of Medicine Gets 8-Year Reaccreditation

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/31/2015 11:25 am

The College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has received full, eight-year reaccreditation from Liaison Committee on Medical Education, which oversees medical education.

Law Would Give Arkansas One of Country's Longest Abortion Wait Times

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/31/2015 07:07 am

Arkansas would have one of the longest waiting periods in the nation before a woman could have an abortion under legislation given final approval Monday, which also changes the information a woman must be given before undergoing the procedure.

Arkansas Budget Bill Boosts Money for Schools, Prisons

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/30/2015 08:22 am

Arkansas' public schools, prisons and Medicaid programs are set to receive boosts in funding while most other state agencies will see a 1 percent cut under a nearly $5.2 billion proposed state budget unveiled Friday afternoon.

Nancy Gray Named New Director of UAMS BioVentures

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2015 12:00 am

Nancy Gray, the new director of UAMS BioVentures, has more than 30 years of experience in biomedical industries, including medicinal chemistry research, management of pharmaceutical research and development, and business operations.

Niel Crowson Appointed to A-State Board of Trustees (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2015 12:00 am

Niel Crowson has been appointed to a five-year term on the ASU Board of Trustees. Crowson currently serves as president and CEO of E.C. Barton & Co. in Jonesboro.

Supporting Homegrown Innovation (Michael Singleton Commentary)

by Michael Singleton 3/30/2015 12:00 am

In reality, innovative research with world-changing implications happens every day in our universities and private companies. But what good is the best research discovery, technology or innovation if it never leaves the lab?

Arkansas Labor Force Rises by 9,000

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2015 12:00 am

As the unemployment rate in Arkansas is falling the size of the labor force is increasing, as these charts by Michael Pakko, the state's economic forecaster, show.

US Economic Growth Might Be Mild, But It's Also Really Durable

by Associated Press 3/27/2015 11:45 am

The U.S. economy's tepid performance last quarter — a 2.2 percent annual growth rate, the government said Friday — was typical of the economic rebound that began in the summer of 2009.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Down to 5.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2015 09:47 am

The state's unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent in February, down a tenth of a percentage point from January, according to data released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

Asa Hutchinson Names Mike Preston as New AEDC Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/26/2015 10:58 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced Mike Preston as the new executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

Arkansas State University to Hold Women's Business Leadership Conference April 2

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2015 02:41 pm

Arkansas State University in Jonesboro is holding a Women's Business Leadership Conference on April 2 in Centennial Hall at the Carl R. Reng Student Union and at the Delta Center for Economic Development.

Obamacare Nostalgia (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/23/2015 12:00 am

Obamacare is 5 years old this week, and that milestone has sent me on a nostalgic journey that dates back a quarter-century.

Pediatrics Plus Purchase Leads Off Recent Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2015 12:00 am

Two west Little Rock properties, a children's health care and learning center and an office-retail/bowling alley project, top this week's six-pack of seven-digit deals.

Mississippi County Hospitals Expect To See Tax Revenue

by Mark Friedman 3/23/2015 12:00 am

Ralph Beaty, the CEO of the Mississippi County Hospital System, already has a list of projects to fund with the money generated from the 0.5 percent countywide sales tax that voters approved in October.