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Docs frustrated with transition to electronic medical records

By Molly Rosbach / Yakima Herald-Republic
mrosbach@yakimaherald.com

September 12, 2014

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

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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

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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

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Why Insult & Injury? - The Video

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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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McDonald: VA needs unprecedented cultural change - Fierce Government

Fixing the Veterans Affairs Department will take an unprecedented culture change in the agency, but it will give the VA an opportunity to overhaul the failing system, newly-confirmed VA Secretary Robert McDonald said at an Aug. 285 more words

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Pay rises for hospital execs, led by UMass Memorial chief - Business - The Boston Globe

The departing chief of UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester earned $4.8 million in 2012, topping the list of Massachusetts hospital executives who received healthy increases in seven-figure pay packages — even as they faced growing pressure to bring costs under control. 740 more words