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Craig McDougall, MD, and his patient Amy Cannon reviewed her latest lab results. Cannon, 45, has high cholesterol and high blood pressure but McDougall told her she was on the right track. She had lost 30 pounds and her blood sugar level had dropped. (Anna Gorman/KHN)

By Kaiser Health News 10:08 am May 11, 2016
By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News Lacee Badgley, the mother of a seven-year-old, works full time as an insurance adjuster. Like most working parents, she finds making time for doctor’s appointments a challenge. “I don’t have the time or energy to drive around town and then wait,” she said.
By Beth Jones Sanborn 09:15 am May 11, 2016
When Leapfrog released its Spring 2016 patient safety grades recently, 15 hospitals got slapped with a very public 'F' grade casting a spotlight on them that no institution wants.

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By Jessica Davis 01:32 pm May 10, 2016
Many physicians have waited with bated breath for the end of meaningful use, looking forward to a new era of less burdensome compliance requirements and more realistic reporting guidelines. This may not be what they had in mind.
By Jonah Comstock 11:44 am May 10, 2016
NantHealth, the personalized medicine company founded by Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, has registered for a $92 million initial public offering. That number may seem low for a company used to securing nine-figure investments, but it is likely just a placeholder.
By Bernie Monegain 11:09 am May 10, 2016
Female CEOs are doing better than ever on the compensation front, with median pay figured at $15.9 million, 21 percent higher than last year. That compared with median pay for male CEOs of $10.4 million, which was down 0.8 percent from 2013.
By Anthony Vecchione 10:45 am May 10, 2016
Getting pharmacists involved in patient-centric activities, including being part of clinical care teams, is a little easier thanks to telepharmacy technology.
By Jeff Lagasse 08:49 am May 10, 2016
New findings from hospital watchdog the Leapfrog Group shows many hospitals across the country are failing to meet national performance targets for  quality of maternity care.
ICD-10 claims coding
By Tom Sullivan 05:32 pm May 09, 2016
The workgroup’s research found productivity hiccups in providers’ coding, and clinical documentation alongside positive impacts for payers in the areas of claims validation and data analytics. But isn’t it too early to tell whether the transition really went well? 
data breach HIPAA violation OhioMHAS postcard
By Bernie Monegain 04:42 pm May 09, 2016
OhioMHAS sent clients a postcard inviting them to take part in a satisfaction survey, thereby disclosing that the individuals had received treatment. And it’s not the first time the department has sent such a postcard.

"We need to break down silos that keep research away from the world," said Vice President Joe Biden at Health Datapalooza. "Researchers aren't incentivized to share data, but they need to share data to find results more rapidly."

By Jessica Davis 04:18 pm May 09, 2016
For Vice President Joe Biden, his National Cancer Moonshot Initiative is more than just a government program – it's personal.

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