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Ravenswood Family Health Center Finds Strong Partner in Community

July 22, 2015
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Luisa Buada, Chief Executive Officer by Patricia Chaney In the midst of the prosperous Silicon Valley is a smaller pocket of East Palo Alto where one community health center is making tremendous gains in providing care to patients most in need. Since it opened in 2001, Ravenswood Family Health Center has grown from a start-up […]

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Rural Healthcare’s Noble Fight to Survive (Part 2)

February 14, 2013

Yesterday, we examined the plight of rural healthcare in Georgia and how it is reflective of the nation as a whole. Today, we’re going to look at what the federal government plans to do to aid rural areas. John Commins at HealthLeaders Media details the pledges that were made at a teleconference earlier this month […]

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Cloud Technology Helps Hospitals Focus on Use Rather Than Maintenance

November 29, 2012

Although some healthcare executives have major reservations about cloud-computing technology—reservations that include issues with regulatory compliance, security, privacy, and service-level agreements—many health systems and hospitals are embracing the cloud for the opportunities it presents, Scott Mace writes over at HealthLeaders Media. One healthcare organization that has adopted cloud technology to great effect is the University […]

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Government questions providers on EHR entry methods

October 24, 2012

One of the greatest challenges faced by hospital and healthcare organizations these days is the implementation of Meaningful Use and EHRs. The process is so long and taxing on a facility’s resources that the temptation to cut corners is strong. Apparently, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is […]

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PHRs and the Wii generation

August 15, 2012

In a few short years, our currently younger, tech-savvy and web-dependent generations are going to become better acquainted with the healthcare system. Whereas they now maybe see a doctor once or twice a year for basic services like a physical or a flu shot, they’ll soon start catching up to us older folks who utilize […]

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John J. Pershing VA Medical Center: Glenn Costie, Chief Executive Officer

November 10, 2011

In southeast Missouri, three hours from any major metropolitan city, the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center serves an area that is home to approximately 50,000 veterans, about half of which utilize the hospital’s services. “That’s a good market share for a VA hospital,” Chief Executive Officer Glenn Costie said. “It reflects the economics of […]

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Children’s Medical Center: Pamela Arora, Vice President and Chief Information Officer

April 18, 2011

One healthcare role that has evolved tremendously in recent decades is that of the information technologist or information systems manager. It’s no longer just about computers, but about networks of systems that carry patient data and connect sensitive medical instruments and testing devices to physicians even in hospitals where the tests themselves are not being […]

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Find the right health IT consultant — or face the consequences

September 30, 2010

If there was ever a year of health IT consultant, this is it. Hospitals and medical practices are scrambling to put EMRs in place, while keeping their existing systems alive, and their existing IT staff can’t do everything at once. Small medical practices may subsist solely on consultants already – they seldom have IT staff on […]

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Critics say EMR dangers aren’t getting enough attention

September 17, 2010
Are EMRs dangerous?

This week, a tragedy unfolded at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins University, where a man distraught over his mother’s condition shot her, her doctor, and himself. This awful series of events — which ended in the death of the man and his mother– deserve plenty of attention, as the hospital industry is only just beginning to pay […]

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