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Disparity Evident in Navigator Grants

Jacqueline Fellows

CMS funding to help states pay for federally required navigator programs isn't nearly enough to adequately help the number of uninsured Americans who are expected to enroll in the health insurance exchanges this October. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Are Retail Clinics Competitors or Potential Partners?

Walgreens' expansion into treatment of chronic illness could look like competition to hospitals and health systems, or it could be a possible referral source. Many provider executives are eager to partner with retail clinics. >>>

Patient Advocates are Not the Enemy

Healthcare leaders in the nonprofit sector may see themselves as being under attack from proponents of access to care for the poor and underserved, but embracing the adversary can prove to be an effective strategy. >>>

Hospitals Re-Think Neurological Services to Meet Geriatric Needs

With the cost of treating dementia alone expected to double within 30 years, it's no wonder hospitals are ramping up their care planning with specialized clinics in neurological institutes aimed at geriatric patients. But shrinking reimbursements and physician resources are forcing innovative thinking. >>>

Small Budget Cancer-Screening Campaign Pays Off

Months after a Virginia medical center's launch of a campaign targeting employees for mammograms, it's clear the marketing effort was a success. >>>

ONC Responds to HIE Criticism with Grants

Stung by a negative report on health information exchanges, the federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is handing out nearly a half million dollars to spur private efforts in the area. >>>

HIT Errors 'Tip of the Iceberg,' Says ECRI

A report from the ECRI Institute blames humans for 46% of errors in which health information technology malfunctions and either causes or creates a risk of patient harm. >>>

Healthcare Sector Props Up March Jobs Report

Healthcare accounted for a quarter of the new jobs created in March across the United States, according to federal data. The majority of new healthcare jobs came in ambulatory services, followed by hospitals. >>>



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News Headlines

Why Republican senators like Obama's Medicare nominee

The Washington Post, April 10, 2013

AG: ME Gov's plan to pay off hospital debt is constitutional

Bangor Daily News, April 10, 2013

How price transparency could end up increasing healthcare costs

The Atlantic, April 9, 2013

Obama administration pushes toward EMR

The Hill, April 9, 2013

Big data could mean big savings in healthcare

GigaOm.com, April 8, 2013

MS hospital group: No Medicaid expansion will leave 200,000 in 'the gap'

Mississippi Business Journal, April 8, 2013

AL won't enforce federal healthcare rules

Tuscaloosanews.com / The Associated Press, April 8, 2013

Walgreens first retail chain to diagnose, treat chronic conditions

Kaiser Health News / USA Today, April 5, 2013

Obama's budget to spare medicaid from deep cuts

NPR / Associated Press, April 5, 2013

Cancer clinics turning away thousands of Medicare patients

The Washington Post, April 4, 2013



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