Biography for Alicia Caramenico
Alicia Caramenico is the editor of FierceHealthcare and its related publications. Before joining FierceMarkets, she was a web production/multimedia intern at the non-profit Education Week. For almost two years she worked as a publications intern at RiskMetrics Group, a risk management and corporate governance firm in Rockville, Md. Alicia holds a B.A. in print journalism from American University in Washington, D.C. She enjoys reading and playing with her English bulldog. Alicia can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @FierceHealth and @HealthPayer on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.
Articles by Alicia Caramenico
Healthcare professionals are the third most satisfied with all aspects of their jobs, following behind engineering and finance employees, according to new survey results from Monster.com.
There's a lot of news coming out of the American Medical Association, which voted yesterday during its annual meeting to adopt several new policies.
The former CEO of Miami Beach Community Health Center was sentenced to 42 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for embezzling millions of dollars from the federally qualified health center.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Department of Justice and Department of Education are warning U.S. medical schools, nursing schools, dental schools and other health-related schools about hepatitis B discrimination in enrollment decisions, HHS announced.
While a new study found significant differences in hospital performance when measuring for size and teaching status, no one hospital-size class had the "best" or "worst" performance in all metrics.
A new Dartmouth Atlas report shows Medicare patients have experienced improvements in end-of-life care, with chronically ill beneficiaries in their last six months of life spending fewer days in the hospital and receiving more hospice services in 2010 than in 2007.
With medical school graduates beginning residencies next month, a recent article in Slate painted a harrowing picture for physicians-in-training. Danielle Ofri, M.D., an associate professor of medicine at NYU School of Medicine, describes the "hidden" medical school curriculum that sends future doctors into the field jaded and embittered. But there is another side to the hidden curriculum, one that is a positive learning experience.
Backing up President Obama's claim that healthcare reform is working as planned, hospitals already are achieving cost savings and improved care under the law, Bloomberg reported.
When it comes to quality and patient satisfaction, nonprofit church-owned hospitals outperform their public and for-profit counterparts, thanks in part to their religious mission, according to a study by Truven Health Analytics.
Hospitals are ramping up efforts to improve care and keep patients from bouncing back to their facilities, thanks in part to penalties for higher-than-average readmission rates for heart failure, heart attack, or pneumonia.