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An HIE analogy too far?


Imagine that you’re buying a car, but you can purchase only the body from the dealer. You must buy the engine, drive train ...


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What's wrong with paper?


Recently, in an address to the AMA, President Obama commented on paper being a singular culprit in the rising cost of healthcare ...


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Ignorance is no defense


Alexandra Thran, MD, a practicing emergency department physician, was fired by a Rhode Island hospital, and subsequently was ...


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Are we in denial?


The big announcement coming out of the  Medical Group Management Association annual meeting this year ...


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The sunny side


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reported in late 2008 that it had made more than $36 billion in improper Medicare, Medicaid ...


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From the bottom up


Congress is moving to strengthen legislation and increase funding to the Federally Qualified Health Center program, which provides ...


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HMT evolves


Congress announced in May that it would have a "sweeping" reform package for the

president to sign by July 31. It seems incredible that we ...


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The best laid plans


Okay - Tom Daschle will not be the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of

Health and Human Services after all.


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