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Recent events surrounding the diagnosis of Ebola on U.S. soil have proven that we can't always predict when and where an infectious disease will present. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas wasn't really prepared for a person who would test positive for Ebola to walk...

source: By Christina Thielst
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Several of the nation's largest pharmacies and health-care companies are urging lawmakers to expand the types of telehealth services that can be covered by government insurance programs, arguing that an outdated federal law is limiting...

source: The Washington Post

Now that many people finally have health insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchanges, some are running into a new problem: They can't find a doctor who will take them as patients. Because these exchange plans often have lower reimbursement rates, some doctors are...

source: USA today

Patient engagement is one of the more popular topics in the mHealth landscape these days, and with the mHealth Summit right around the corner (really, December isn't that distant), it's sure to work its way into many a conversation. But will mobile health technologies ultimately...

source: mHealthNews

Now that hospitals and other providers have become highly invested in nickel-and-diming their patients with fees that have little to do with the care they actually provide (they're also addition to the facility fees becoming more and more commonplace), here are some suggestions...

source: FierceHealthFinance

Much of the focus on adopting EHR technology is on primary care, but with the expansion of the care continuum to include an array of clinical and healthcare professionals EHR use must be able to be leveraged in dramatically different care environments. With the extension...

source: EHRIntelligence.com

Providers who better understand the specific uses of different kinds of laboratory tests order fewer unnecessary tests and provide better patient care, Medscape Medical News reported from the American Society for Clinical Pathology conference.

source: FierceHealthcare


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