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Benefitting from ‘Health Information Handlers’ | Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Lindy Benton, MEA, esMD, CMS, health information handler, HIH
Benefitting from ‘Health Information Handlers’

The not-so-new role is gaining traction, as time and money savings highlight submissions process

Five years ago, the 400-bed Boca Raton Regional Hospital in Florida faced a crush of Medicare audits and penalties.

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Affairs of the Heart | Cardiovascular Disease, CVD, Heart Disease, Subclinical Atherosclerosis, Healthy Lifestyle, Dr. Thomas J. Wang, Vanderbilt Heart & Vascular Institute, Circulation, American Heart Association, AHA, Cardiovascular Health Score, CVH Score, Heart Statistics, Stroke Statistics, National Heart Blood & Lung Institute, NHBLI
Affairs of the Heart

Americans & Cardiovascular Health

Perhaps it should come as no surprise that there is a major divide between what Americans should do and what is currently being done when it comes adopting healthy cardiovascular lifestyle habits.

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Blood Sugar Control: From Kitchen Experiment to Commercial Success | Dr. Francine Kaufman, Extend Nutrition.
Blood Sugar Control: From Kitchen Experiment to Commercial Success

World-renowned endocrinologist and former ADA president finds mainstream success with St. Louis-based Extend Nutrition

ST. LOUIS – When Francine Kaufman, MD, was completing an endocrinology and metabolism fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, part of the University of Southern California (USC) School of Medicine, she became intrigued with finding a clinically proven way to control blood sugar for six to nine hours for patients who have trouble managing blood glucose.

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Experts Predict Another Year of Robust Healthcare M&A | Healthcare M&A, Mergers, Acquisitions, Deal-Making, Financial Transactions, Healthcare Transactions, KPMG, Bill Baker, Irving Levin Associates
Experts Predict Another Year of Robust Healthcare M&A

After a record-setting year of mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare sector for 2014, a recent survey by U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP indicates 2015 will offer more of the same.

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Overcoming an Abundance of Adversity | Dr. Beverly Smallwood, This Wasn’t Supposed to Happen to Me, Thomas Nelson, Rodan + Fields.
Overcoming an Abundance of Adversity

Popular motivational speaker and psychologist lives the meaning of “Physician, Heal Thyself”

When Beverly Smallwood, PhD, was making the rounds discussing her candidly written book and video training program, This Wasn’t Supposed to Happen to Me: 10 Make or Break Choices When Life Steals Your Dreams and Rocks Your World, based on many adversities she and others had overcome, she admittedly thought most of her woes were behind her.

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Breaking News

AMA Supports Private Enforcement of Medicaid’s Equal-Access Mandate

Medicaid patient access at stake in U.S. Supreme Court case

WASHINGTON - Jan. 12, 2015 - The American Medical Association (AMA) and a coalition of several health care organizations have filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to allow private actions challenging states that break trust with Medicaid’s promise to provide patients with equal access to medical care.

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Physician Medical Association Selects Cloud-Based EHR - Health IT Outcomes (press release)

Health IT Outcomes (press release)

Physician Medical Association Selects Cloud-Based EHR
Health IT Outcomes (press release)
The organization works on practice management, legislative advocacy, continuing medical education, and more. According to their website, DCMA represents allopathic and osteopathic physicians in every medical specialty. The organization has existed for ...

Posted Wednesday, February 11, 2015 4:12 am CST

Medical student's startup uses Google Glass to improve patient-physician ... - Stanford Medical Center Report

Stanford Medical Center Report

Medical student's startup uses Google Glass to improve patient-physician ...
Stanford Medical Center Report
Tran began to realize just how much the daily grind of record-keeping cuts into the physician-patient relationship after his second year of medical school in the summer of 2012, when he started rotations and began caring for patients. Late that summer ...

Posted Friday, February 6, 2015 4:52 pm CST

Feds move into digital medicine, face doctor backlash - USA TODAY

USA TODAY

Feds move into digital medicine, face doctor backlash
USA TODAY
The government has been handing out $30 billion in incentives to help doctors install and use these digitized patient medical histories to improve patient care. But critics say the incentives and penalties have the effect of mandating a technology that ...

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Posted Sunday, February 1, 2015 3:20 pm CST