Tag Archives: United States

Survey: Healthcare is Second-most Important Issue After Job Creation

Reuters  www.reuters.com (Reuters) – Healthcare and the national deficit tied as the second-most important issue after job creation in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, a new survey said. Forty-two percent of the 1,000 adults nationwide surveyed by PwC‘s Health Research … Continue reading

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CMS EHR/EMR Meaningful Use Overview

From the US Department of Health & Human Resource, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs provide a financial incentive for the “meaningful use” of certified EHR technology to achieve health and efficiency goals. … Continue reading

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Improving the Physician–Nurse Dynamic

By Jennifer Larson, contributor August 26, 2011 – Can doctors and nurses learn to get along well enough to collaborate? Can they truly be partners in providing excellent patient care? Many health care experts now say “Yes.” But that hasn’t always … Continue reading

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Report: Three-Quarters of US Jobless Can’t Afford Health Care

August 24, 2011  HealthDay News Affordable Care Act will give newly unemployed more choices for coverage in 2014, authors contend. WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) — Nearly three-quarters of jobless Americans say they can’t afford needed health care or prescription … Continue reading

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Obama’s New Rural Jobs Initiative Includes Health IT

By Bernie Monegain, Editor Created 08/16/2011    HealthcareITNews.com New healthcare IT jobs are part of the Jobs Initiatives for Rural America President Obama included announced Aug. 16 at the White House Rural Economic Forum here. The plan includes making HHS loans available … Continue reading

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HHS Allot $137 Million for Public Health Surveillance & Health IT

By Bernie Monegaine, HealthcareITNews.com WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday awarded $137 million to nearly every state to strengthen prevention efforts and to improve public health. Many of the awards include a health IT component, … Continue reading

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Sacramento’s T3 Program Keeps Ill Homeless out of ER

By Jenn Walker, HealthyCal.org Living on the streets is tough. Living on the streets with a chronic medical illness like Crohn’s disease is even tougher. 52-year-old Steven Macko experienced this harsh reality four years ago when he was evicted from … Continue reading

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