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Hospitals’ Purchase Of Doctors Leads To Higher Prices, Spending, Study Finds

Hospitals’ Purchase Of Doctors Leads To Higher Prices, Spending, Study Finds

By Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News A new study gives ammunition to what health economists and health insurers have argued for years: When..

May 6, 2014
States Confront ‘New Mindset’ on Home Care Workers’ Wages

States Confront ‘New Mindset’ on Home Care Workers’ Wages

By Pamela M. Prah Stateline A new rule from the Obama administration designed to provide better pay and working conditions to two million..

May 2, 2014
Commentary: Telepsychiatry Works As Mental Health Services Come to You

Commentary: Telepsychiatry Works As Mental Health Services Come to You

In rural parts of North Carolina, the option of seeing a mental health professional via video link is easing access to care. By Mebane Rash..

April 1, 2014
Caring for Seniors in a Holistic Way

Caring for Seniors in a Holistic Way

Piedmont Health SeniorCare meets the many needs of seniors and – most important – allows them to remain in their homes and..

March 6, 2014
Texting to Improve Hospital Quality

Texting to Improve Hospital Quality

A local project allows patients and family members to give real-time feedback on patient safety and satisfaction. By Rose Hoban Last..

March 5, 2014
Out-of-pocket Costs Hinder Cancer Healing

Out-of-pocket Costs Hinder Cancer Healing

Studies from several Triangle researchers show challenges for patients. By Stephanie Soucheray It’s the ultimate rubbing of salt in the..

January 13, 2014
Worker Health A Focus for Commerce Secretary Decker

Worker Health A Focus for Commerce Secretary Decker

Last week, Department of Commerce Sec. Sharon Decker spoke to business leaders gathered at the North Carolina Hospital Association about..

November 18, 2013
Different Cultures, Different Systems: Comparing Health Care in the U.S. and Taiwan

Different Cultures, Different Systems: Comparing Health Care in the U.S. and Taiwan

A daylong symposium in Research Triangle Park gave participants perspective on how the health care systems in the U.S. and Taiwan are..

August 28, 2013
Focus on Patient Transition from Hospital to Home Pays Off

Focus on Patient Transition from Hospital to Home Pays Off

Payment regimens in the health care system are changing and, increasingly, hospitals will be penalized when patients are readmitted..

August 22, 2013
Hospitals Lose Clout, and With It, Dollars

Hospitals Lose Clout, and With It, Dollars

Legislators are asking for rate cuts and higher assessments from North Carolina’s hospitals, moves that in the past would have been..

July 24, 2013
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