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Patients' medical records under threat

...demonstrates that data breaches have been and will continue to be a persistent threat to patients, clinicians, and health care systems," Liu said.The study appears in Tuesday's Journal of the American Medical Association.A JAMA editorial says...
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France OKs health care bill targeting anorexia, cigarettes

...the challenge of aging and the emergence of new diseases" while preserving France's generous and highly vaunted health care system.Here's a look at some of the key reforms:ANOREXIC MODELSIn a measure that could cause ripples in France's...
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My Turn: Medicaid expansion makes sense for many reasons

...we're talking about providing benefits to people who are currently falling through the cracks of our changing health care system. According to current data, over 43 percent of the people who fall within the income requirements for this program...
Delays at Alaska VA clinics are shorter than US average

...The national data spans August through February.Cynthia Joe, chief of staff for the Alaska Veterans Affairs Health Care System, said the VA has agreements with community health providers across Alaska to provide care that VA either cannot...
Pioneers' Home continues film series March 18

...radical new approach in reforming long term care created by Dr. Bill Thomas who is internationally known for his health care system innovations. The Sheridan Wyoming Green House is not connected to any established nursing home or corporation...
Today in history for Tuesday, Mar. 10

...Five years ago: President Barack Obama denounced waste, inefficiency and downright fraud in the government's health care system as he sought to rally public support for his revamped overhaul plan during a rally in suburban St. Louis. About...
Report: Expanding Medicaid would save state millions

...receive the right care at the right time, place and price will improve patient outcomes and free up capacity in the health care system.Uncompensated care, provided to those who are unable to or do not pay their medical bills, is a driver of health...
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My Turn: Health care math doesn't add up for Alaskans

...did we get here?If you remember back to 2009, the health care law was sold on a promise to reform our nation's health care system, reduce premiums for families by $2,500 a year, and make health care more accessible and affordable for all...
Senator upbeat at Sitka luncheon

...noted, were the Water Resources Development Act, the Highway Transportation Bill and the reform of Veterans Affairs health care system, with the latter being of particular importance to veterans in rural communities. Murkowski's focus then shifted...
US missionary with Ebola leaving Liberia Tuesday

...blood, meaning it is not spread as easily as airborne influenza or the common cold. Africa's under-developed health care system and inadequate infection controls make it easier for the Ebola virus to spread and harder to treat.Any modern hospital...
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