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Ten Hot Button Legal Issues to Watch in 2015 | Healthcare Compliance, Healthcare Regulations, American Health Lawyers Association, Stark Laws, Anti-Kickback, Affordable Care Act, HIT, HIPAA, Privacy and Security Breach, Big Data, Fraud & Abuse, Elisabeth Belmont, Joel Hamme
Ten Hot Button Legal Issues to Watch in 2015

Expert Insights for the Coming Year

Already one of the most highly regulated industries in America, 2015 looks to be another active year across healthcare’s legal landscape.

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By CINDY SANDERS, ELISABETH BELMONT & JOEL HAMME

BUILD Health Challenge Issued … | BUILD Health Challenge, The Advisory Board Company, de Beaumont Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Community Health, Population Health, Social Determinants of Health
BUILD Health Challenge Issued …

National collaborative awarding up to $7.5 million to improve community health

The Advisory Board Company, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), de Beaumont Foundation and The Kresge Foundation recently joined forces to launch a major public health initiative known as the BUILD Health Challenge, which will award up to $7.5 million in grants, low-interest loans and program-related investments over the next two years to improve health in low-income neighborhoods within cities that have a population of 150,000 or more.

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CINDY SANDERS

Remedy: Telemedicine | Southeastern Telehealth Resource Center, TeleHealth Resource Centers, HRSA, SETRC, Rena Brewer, Paula Guy, Florida State University College of Medicine, Florida Partnership for TeleHealth, Florida TeleHealth Summit, Florida Partnership for TeleHealth, Nick Hernandez, ABISA
Remedy: Telemedicine

In the New Health Economy, telemedicine eases physician shortage, improves patient satisfaction and promotes competition

Telemedicine is the key to reforming healthcare, say Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs) leaders, who are promoting telehealth activity – especially to underserved populations – via 14 regional and national offices, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Rural Health Policy.

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JULIE SPEED

The Secret Suffering of Doctors
The Secret Suffering of Doctors

Ophthalmologist pens book about the looming crisis in medicine, a remedy for burnout

Missed family gatherings and soccer games, frustration with bureaucracy, dwindling self-worth and utter exhaustion often overshadow the initial call to heal others.

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By JULIE PARKER