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Survey: Community Hospitals Push Ahead with IT Despite Tight Budgets

By Mike Millard, Healthcare IT News DALLAS – A new survey from Anthelio finds that a majority of community hospitals report having low operating margins due to rising healthcare costs and lower Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement. Nonetheless, most hospitals surveyed are still working … Continue reading

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Community Hospitals Adopting IT Faster Than Ever

By Bernie Monegain, Healthcare IT News OREM, UT – The community hospital that still relies exclusively on a paper medical record is rapidly moving toward extinction, according to a new report from research firm, as meaningful use drives a jump … Continue reading

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Data Shows Uninsured Patients Have Shorter Hospital Stays

By Amy Norton, Reuters Health NEW YORK (Reuters Health) — Uninsured Americans tend to be discharged from the hospital somewhat sooner than those with health coverage, regardless of the medical condition itself, a new study finds. Researchers are not sure … Continue reading

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Red Hot Accountable Care! What Will This Mean for Healthcare?

By Kate Goonan, MD   Advance Laboratory Eye on Quality Accountable care organization (ACO) is the latest buzz phrase to hit the healthcare executive lexicon. The concept is so hot yet so poorly understood that a cartoon mocking our ignorance … Continue reading

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ANA Launches Website to Help Preserve Medicaid

medicalnewstoday.com   6/10/2011 The American Nurses Association (ANA) is working on several fronts to counter attack on Medicaid funding and keep nurses informed about the efforts on Capitol Hill that impact this program which provides essential health care coverage for an estimated … Continue reading

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Health Facilities Support Seasoned Nurses Through Shift to EMR Charting

Nurse.com,  By Joan Fox Rose, RN, MA    6/10/2011 Jackie Pichette, RNC, was apprehensive when her employer made the change from using paper charts to a computerized charting system. “I’d been a medical-surgical nurse for 25 years. Not being from … Continue reading

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Scrubs and Lab Coats Hold Promise in Protecting Health Care Staff and Prevent Infections

NurseZone.com, By Jennifer Larson   6/8/2011 Not so long ago, a scrub top was just a scrub top. Not anymore. Now scrubs, surgical gowns and lab coats are made of high-tech fabrics that their manufacturers claim will do just about … Continue reading

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