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New medical coding system aims to help track quality of health care

...consciousness and if they needed repeat care."ICD-10 has the potential to create many improvements in our public health system," Andy Slavitt, acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, told health providers...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-08/new-medical-coding-system-ai
Nation and World
Local filmmaker Hebert to make "Yuuyaraq" into a film

...diseases like Ebola, and the persistent burn of killers like malaria, the long-term effectiveness of the world's public health system manifests in our continued logarithmic growth as a species on this planet.There are more of us and we live longer...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-15/local-filmmaker-hebert-make-yuuyaraq-film
Art
Report details rural health care

...Alaska's Community Capacity Review: A Statewide Public Health System Assessment" - was released Oct. 1. It is based on a performance review from the public health system earlier this year."A lot of our leadership is...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-14/report-details-rural-health-care
State
Stolen cobalt-60 found abandoned

...sealed.The material was used in obsolete radiation therapy equipment that is being replaced throughout Mexico's public health system. It was coming from the general hospital in the northern border city of Tijuana, Eibenshutz said.Before the container...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-12-05/stolen-cobalt-60-found-abandoned
Not For Web
Ill-fated cruise returns to Seattle

...program of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Protection, in a written statement. "Nowhere else in the public health system of the United States is Norovirus a reportable illness. Norovirus is not a cruise-ship illness, but an illness...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061106/sta_20060611003.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...become so complacent, in fact, that a new outbreak could trigger an epidemic that might overrun our nation's public health system. Far too many people view childhood diseases like diphtheria, whooping cough, rubella, chicken pox and measles...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072500/Ope_vaccinations.shtml
Outside editorial: Swine flu's lessons for public health

...of a disease outbreak - to overwhelm America's public health system. That's an important lesson highlighted in a...response to it document vulnerabilities in the U.S. public health system. Experts say the world is overdue for another major...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061209/opi_450230915.shtml
Outside editorial: US Doctors earn much more than their European counterparts

...an average of $133 for an office visit, versus $129 in England, $45 in Australia and $34 in France. Under public health systems, physicians in England actually get more than their U.S. counterparts on average - $66 as opposed to $60...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-09-21/outside-editorial-us-doctors-earn-muc
Opinion
Swine flu pandemic tests patchwork health system

...episode, and the pandemic-flu response generally, point to the many problems with the nation's patchwork of a public health system. There are more than 2,500 state and local health departments in the nation, and they are plagued by huge disparities...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101209/opi_503858389.shtml
Fear of vaccinations must be overcome

...become so complacent, in fact, that a new outbreak could trigger an epidemic that might overrun our nation's public health system. Far too many people view childhood diseases like diphtheria, whooping cough, rubella, chicken pox and measles...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072500/Ope_vaccinations.html
Opinion

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