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“Getting On”: The New HBO Series Set in an Extended Care Hospital Unit

An American remake of a popular British TV series debuted Sunday, November 24. A late-night HBO comedy built around the idiosyncrasies of hospital extended care might seem like a strange…
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The Top 7 ACA Call Center Questions, Answered

With online options often on the fritz, more and more potential consumers on the insurance exchange are calling hotlines for help. In Kentucky, for example, agents had answered more than…
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A Plan to Resolve Conflict of Interest in Managed Care

Focusing on Medicaid eligibility in the quest for patient-centered care. Implementation of the Affordable Care Act is increasing the number of people eligible for Medicaid, which is fueling the debate…
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Your Worst Information Security Threats Are Internal, but You Can Fix Them

What’s the biggest threat to health data security? Not the cloud. Not hackers. “Your biggest threat to health systems is internal access to records,” said Ken Bradberry, chief technology officer…
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7 Steps to Implement ICD-10

For providers, the reality of healthcare has changed greatly in the past couple of years. Practicing medicine now revolves around an electronic health record, clinical decision support and analytics. And…
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How Emerging Tech Brings Patients and Providers Together, with Dr. Chris Kuzniak

Stationed in Atlanta, Dr. Chris Kuzniak is a practicing surgeon turned entrepreneur with strong points of view on how technology advancements and adoption can complement the patient-provider relationship. Kuzniak frequently…
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Tweet Check: Who’s Signing Up and Liking It?

Inspired by Sally Kohn’s story of success, we went looking for more examples of consumers who successfully used the insurance exchanges and are happy with their results. Surprisingly, there was…
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Friday Roundup: How Did The Government Shutdown Affect Healthcare in the U.S.?

Experts have already decided that the two-week government shutdown did more harm than good for the Republican effort to stall or strike down the Affordable Care Act. All the talk…
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Is Telemedicine Making Healthcare Less Human?

Possibly yes, probably no, says the CEO of the American Telemedicine Association. Telemedicine –remote consultation with doctors via Skype or apps that send and receive test results – is often…
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[VIDEO] Keeping Paterson, New Jersey, Healthy

Kenneth Morris, Jr., a city council member in Paterson, NJ, and director of government affairs at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center since 1981, is involved with shaping local and state policy on…
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The Doctors Are In, and They Own the Hospital

As we’ve noted before, doctors at a physician-owned hospital have an idea about how to improve care or create more efficient surgery schedules, and they don’t have to go through…
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[INFOGRAPHIC] Americans Remain Conflicted Over EHRs

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