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Maybe Theodoric of York, Medieval Barber had the cure for one superbug

One of Steve Martin’s most hilarious Saturday Night Live characters was Theodoric of York, Medieval Barber.

Well, it turns out those primitive practitioners may have been onto something when it comes to fighting the superbug MRSA. 181 more words

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IPC, Misconceptions in Retail Clinics: Population Demographics

Alexandra Jung talks about the misconception that exists about who visits retail clinics and provides clarity on the issue.

Highlights Include:

  • Mom’s and Kids not the most common consumer/patient…
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DUN & Bradstreet: Walk-In Clinics Compete with Primary Care.

By Anne Law

March 10, 2015, 12:00 PM – Walk-in and urgent care clinics are popping up in droves. Whether located in a stand-alone facility or within a retail store, consumers are steadily turning towards the… 502 more words

HIE inPractice Blog Series: Using HIE Metrics to Address Quality of Care and ROI

by: Dr. Satyendra Kaith, Adjunct Professor, Kaplan University, School of Business and Information Technology 675 more words
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Study: Doctors not honest with Alzheimer's patients about diagnosis

A new report finds doctors are more likely to tell a patient they have cancer than Alzheimer’s disease.

The report released this week by the Alzheimer’s Association¬†found that just 45 percent of Medicare patients who’d been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s said they were informed of the diagnosis by their doctor. 248 more words

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ACA Insurance Expansion and Uncompensated Hospital Care Costs

Hospital uncompensated care costs were $7.4 billion less in 2014 than they would have been if insurance coverage had remained at 2013 levels. That’s according to an updated analysis by HHS, based on estimated 2014 growth in insurance coverage due to the Affordable Care Act. 197 more words

Posted By Diana Culbertson

John Kerry Is No More Trustworthy Than The Disgraced Jonathan Gruber

In summer of 2009, as Obamacare crafters were assembling their plan to destroy the U.S. health care industry, they faced several problems, and most of them involved financing. 704 more words

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