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With Specialists In Short Supply, L.A. County Turns To e-Consulting

By Anna Gorman || Kaiser Health News

Doctors called it the black hole.

If their low-income or uninsured patients needed specialty care, they put in a referral to the massive Los Angeles County health care bureaucracy and then waited — for weeks or even months. 978 more words

New And Interesting

A Soldier’s Last Mission, A Medic’s Battle For Survival….and Sharon Helman’s Albatross

  Note: Much of this blog posting was taken directly from an article written by Dennis Wagner that was published in the Arizona Republic Sunday August 14, 2014. 3,142 more words

Nursing & Healthcare

Paramedics Steer Non-Emergency Patients Away From ERs

By Anna Gorman | Kaiser Health News

SPARKS, Nev. — Paramedic Ryan Ramsdell pulled up to a single-story house not far from Reno’s towering hotels and casinos in a nondescript Ford Explorer. 1,536 more words

Healthcare Policy

Cost Sharing - A Closer Look Reveals Unintended Consequences

Recently the NY Times had an article commenting on the unforeseen consequences of cost-sharing among patients with chronic illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. This is based on a recent… 76 more words

Healthcare Policy

Why are you #ANACProud? by Melanie Steilen and Andrea Vinet

I’m #ANACProud because for over 20 years I’ve been mentored, supported, loved and encouraged to reach beyond my wildest dreams in my HIV nursing career. I’m  #ANACProud for being an ACRN since 1997.  430 more words

Pre-ops for cataract surgery?

Cataract Surgery Fast And Safe, But Many On Medicare Get Costly Pre-Testing

By Michelle Andrews | Kaiser Health News

Requiring patients to get blood work and other tests before undergoing cataract surgery hasn’t been recommended for more than a dozen years. 347 more words

Healthcare Policy

What Does ANAC Mean To You? by Carole Treston

Today concludes National Nurses Week and our #ANACproud social media campaign. It’s been great to see ANAC members from around the world post their pictures on Facebook, raising awareness of the many faces and roles of HIV nurses. 248 more words