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The Implications of Overuse Medical Care - AHRQ Interview with Rosemary Gibson

Editor’s note: Rosemary Gibson, MSc, is Senior Advisor to The Hastings Center and an editor for JAMA Internal Medicine. She led national initiatives to improve health care quality and safety at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for 16 years. 2,305 more words

Health Care Economics

Making healthy choices for children — add good eyesight and good health literacy to your skill set

Continuing the conversation about health literacy

Children are attracted to colourful drinks at their sports events. To know what these sports drinks contain, parents and coaches need good eyesight to read the small font on the label. 226 more words

Health Literacy

Docs frustrated with transition to electronic medical records

By Molly Rosbach / Yakima Herald-Republic

September 12, 2014

Scribe AJ Lakey enters patient information that will become part of an electronic medical record as Dr. 1,479 more words

Integrated Electronic Health Records

VA Lays Groundwork for Private Care - Nextgov

By Bob Brewin
September 15, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to outsource issuance and administration of the “Veteran’s Choice Card,” a key provision of legislation signed last month by President Barack Obama that allows veterans to seek health care from private providers outside the Veterans Health Administration network of 950-plus hospitals and clinics. 291 more words

Integrated Electronic Health Records

Bickering Among EHR Vendors, Payers And Providers Continues To Put Patient Safety At Risk - Forbes

Pharma & Healthcare 8/26/2014 @ 1:23PM

Remember that Boston Globe story from July that questioned the safety and efficacy of electronic health records? If you haven’t seen it, I recommend that you check it out, but take a grain of salt with it, since the story neglects to say that the savings and quality gains promised with the $27 billion Meaningful Use EHR incentive program aren’t supposed to be realized until Stage 3, which won’t start before 2017. 809 more words

Integrated Electronic Health Records

Why Insult & Injury? - The Video

See the brief video where I explain the background to this blog!

You Think Financing U.S. Health Care Is Bizarre? Check Out 340B Drug Pricing - Forbes

Guest post written by Uwe Reinhardt

Mr. Reinhardt is the James Madison Professor of Political Economy at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

Ms. Sally Pipes’ latest post is the… 1,348 more words

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