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As more doctors and hospitals go digital with medical records, the size and frequency of data breaches are alarming privacy advocates and public health officials.
Although awareness of HIV is widespread in the New York neighborhood, translating knowledge about safe practices into action is a different story.
The things that Amy Vance does for James Prasad are pretty simple: She calls doctors with him, organizes his meds, and helps him keep tabs on his blood pressure, blood sugar and weight. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is leading a $2 billion health care experiment in the state, aimed at changing the way the sickest people in Oregon get health care.
HIV/AIDS service programs say a rule change by a federal agency would squeeze their budgets to the point that they may not be able to serve as many patients. The Health Resources and Services Administration is now requiring that rent, utilities and insurance costs be classified as administrative expenses under parts of the federal Ryan White HIV/AIDS program. As such, these costs will be charged to the administrative cap of 10 percent of the total amount awarded.
Jo Ann Snyder, 57, was shocked when she found out how much her medical bill… (Bob Chamberlin, Los Angeles…)
Washington Absent a significant change in the trajectory of Medicare’s physician quality reporting system, a large majority of doctors will set themselves up for future rate cuts by failing to report enough quality measures to the federal government in 2013.
Katherine Leon says she spends up to 12 hours a day online interacting with others who share her rare heart condition.
20 - 23 August 2013 , Copenhagen, Denmark. The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) announced that the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (MEDINFO 2013) will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Enhancing the humble fruit could be an efficient way to improve global health.
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A long time ago, on a college campus far, far away, a student stepped into her advisor’s office, bursting with enthusiasm. “I’ve decided to get a master’s degree in library science,” she announced.
As a patient who was asked to speak at the Association of Health Care Journalists 2012 conference, I felt a bit covert. I wasn't in a "backless gown," rolling my IV pole down the hall of some hospital's cardiac care unit. I wore an official lanyard and badge and mixed among health care journalists, yet I felt more like a dugout mom than savvy reporter.
More than one in 20 prescriptions have some sort of error, the study found. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian More than one in six patients who are put on medication after seeing their GP are given a prescription containing an error, according to the General Medical Council.
A new study suggests that at least one surgical procedure, Caesarean delivery, is a highly effective way of improving health at a reasonable cost in developing countries. Researchers weighed the value of making caesarean deliveries more accessible to pregnant women.
WASHINGTON-- The GOP may insist that there is no war on women, but the campaign against Planned Parenthood, which provides health care to one in five American women each year, is gaining ground in the Midwest. Republican state representatives in Ohio slipped an amendment into the state's substitute budget bill on Tuesday that puts family planning clinics like Planned Parenthood at the bottom of funding priorities and blocks them from receiving funding for cancer screenings and HIV and domestic violence services. Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin announced on Friday that it has stopped providing nonsurgical abortions, which make up about 25 percent of all abortions performed at its clinics, due to a new state law that criminalizes physicians who perform them.