Tag Archives: CAH

HHS Rural Health IT Task Force Focus Health IT for Rural Hospitals

By Bernie Monegain, HealthcareITNews.com WASHINGTON – The Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture have signed a memorandum of understanding linking rural hospitals and clinicians to capital loan programs to help them purchase software and hardware needed to implement … Continue reading

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Legal Oversight May Leave Rural Health Clinics Behind

By Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for Health Leaders Media   7/6/2011 A seemingly small omission from the 2009 economic stimulus law could spell big trouble for the country’s thousands of rural health clinics. The problem? If you’re billing the Centers for … Continue reading

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Proposed Bill to Set Nurse Staffing Levels

By Karen M. Cheung, Fierce Healthcare Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) last week introduced legislation that would establish a federal minimum of nurse-to-patient ratios at all hospitals, according to a press release. Aimed at decreasing mortality rates and preventing medical errors, … Continue reading

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An Insider’s Perspective of the Future of Tele-ICUs

By Mary Jo Gorman, MD, MBA  MedGadget.com Mary Jo Gorman, M.D., MBA, is the CEO of Advanced ICU Care, a medical service company headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., which provides high-quality care to patients in the intensive care unit. For more … Continue reading

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eICU Technology to Expand Care to Rural Hospitals

By Healthcare IT News Staff   6/30/2011 NEW ORLEANS – Ochsner Health System has signed an agreement with Philips VISICU to implement its eICU Program to enhance critical care. As the only healthcare provider in Louisiana with such a program, … Continue reading

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Rural Hospitals Struggle to Meet Electronic Record Standards

By Jennifer Vogel, Minnesota Public Radio   6/20/2011 Carol Weiler, who lives in Sartell and suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, can schedule appointments at her HealthPartners clinic online. She can refill prescriptions and view parts of her medical record via the … Continue reading

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$95,000 Grant for Study of Telemedicine

Billings Gazette, By Cindy Uken  6/10/11 Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association, a private, nonprofit facility that houses a nursing home, clinic and hospital in Ekalaka, has received a $95,000 grant for a yearlong study into how telemedicine is used to provide … Continue reading

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