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Between an ER and Urgent Care: Urgency Centers

For many Minnesotans, the decision is easy: go to the hospital emergency room and wait for hours, or take their acute health problem to an urgency center. A new health…
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5 Ways Doctors Should Text

The media noted a trend of doctors connecting with patients through social media and texting as early as 2012. Doctors can respond to simple questions their patients send via email…
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The Doctors Are In, and They Own the Hospital

As we’ve noted before, doctors at a physician-owned hospital have an idea about how to improve care or create more efficient surgery schedules, and they don’t have to go through…
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Breakaway: A Look Behind the Curtain

Ever wonder what the cinematic classic The Wizard of Oz, and modern healthcare have in common?  The yellow brick road, flying monkeys, or perhaps the man behind the curtain could…
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Tech Solutions to Hospital Acquired Infections

Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) are more than just a thorn in the side of the healthcare industry – they’re a serious problem. According to CDC data, one in 20 patients…
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Putting Patients First in Long-Term Care

(As vice president of Long-Term Care Solutions for Xerox Government Healthcare Solutions and former Medicaid director and deputy director of the Rhode Island Department of Human Services, Frank Spinelli’s more…
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Educating the Next Generation of Health IT Professionals

Graduates must prepare to enter diverse and complex job market in rapidly changing healthcare sector  The healthcare sector is undergoing a technological revolution, system-wide reform and major user expansion all…
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One Doctor’s Electronic Health Record Story

A physician in rural Kansas opens up about what an EHR system has meant for her practice. Dr. Jen Brull has her rural practice in Plainville, Kan., down to something…