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World Health Organization gets its first African director-general, Tedros of Ethiopia

The World Health Organization this week elected Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to be its next director-general. …read more Source:: Modern Healthcare

By |May 27th, 2017|Telemedicine|0 Comments

Silence from healthcare CEOs on AHCA politics is deafening

Healthcare CEOs are hiding behind industry lobbying groups instead of publicly using their power to push for changes in the Republicans’ healthcare reform bill. …read more Source:: Modern Healthcare

By |May 27th, 2017|Telemedicine|0 Comments

Dr. George Brown retires as CEO of Legacy Health and other news makers

Dr.​ George​ Brown is retiring as the longtime president and CEO of Legacy Health, based in Portland, Ore. A successor is expected to be selected by year-end. …read more Source:: Modern Healthcare

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Providers’ AHCA worries rise after latest CBO analysis

Insurance providers fear that the AHCA would dramatically scale back access to care, especially for vulnerable populations. …read more Source:: Modern Healthcare

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Online appointment scheduling a boon for millennial patients

For today’s tech-savvy consumers, patient-centric care begins before the patient steps foot in the doctor’s office, hospital or clinic. It starts with the prospective patient trawling the web for provider …read more Source:: Modern Healthcare

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Guest Commentary: A ‘learning system’ in behavioral health can help in sharing best practices, innovations

While the U.S. healthcare system’s embrace of different health information technologies is still a work in progress, new models of capturing and sharing health data have already begun to transform …read more Source:: Modern Healthcare

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The surprising cause of some vitamin D deficiencies: too much sunscreen

Nearly 1 billion people worldwide may have deficient or insufficient levels of vitamin D due to chronic disease and inadequate sun exposure related to sunscreen use. …read more Source:: Modern Healthcare

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Really​ wanna​ know​ how​ much​ pee​ is​ in​ the​ pool?

A team of chemists at the University of Alberta can determine about how much pee is in a pool by measuring the artificial sweeteners found in most people’s urine. …read more Source:: Modern Healthcare

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Sodium bicarbonate shortage puts surgeries on hold

The country’s only two suppliers have nearly run out of a widely used drug, and most homes have its basic ingredient in their kitchen cabinet—baking soda. The shortage has forced …read more Source:: Modern Healthcare

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Direct Relief and Pfizer donate 1 million doses of naloxone to health providers

California-based charitable medicine program Direct Relief has partnered with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to donate up to 1 million doses of the drug overdose-reversal drug naloxone to free health clinics, community …read more Source:: Modern Healthcare

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