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Mental Health Care in the U.S.: Separate and Unequal

More than 20 years after the Mental Health Parity Act, there are wide cracks in the U.S. mental health care delivery system.
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Two Words Can Soothe Patients Who Have Been Harmed: We’re Sorry

When a medical mistake causes serious harm, it is far better to apologize and compensate than deny and defend.

Can Effective Healthcare IT Reduce Hospital Costs?

Five ways health IT can be used to improve care and avoid hospitalizations.

Is Blockchain the Key to Healthcare IT Interoperability?

The interoperability enabled by blockchain is particularly promising for its potential to transfer relevant patient data from one provider to another no matter the location or the providers’ particular EHR.
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High Costs Force Cancer Patients to Skimp On Treatment

With new cancer drugs commonly priced at $100,000 a year or more, hundreds of thousands of cancer patients are delaying care, cutting their pills in half, or skipping drug treatment entirely.

Help to Motivate Healthy Habits

Rick Botelho's guidebook, Motivate Healthy Habits: Stepping Stones To Lasting Change, and a companion workbook, My Healthy Habits Journal, help individuals find the motivation to change.

Geriatricians Can Help Aging Patients Navigate Multiple Ailments

If you or your loved one is a senior with complex medical problems, consultation with a geriatrician can be life-changing.

Billion Dollar EHRs Might Bankrupt the U.S.

Healthcare EHRs offer a unique opportunity to help moderate costs and provide a host of clinical, organizational, and population health benefits by improving processes, but only if the systems don’t require mortgaging the future and putting the hospital in financial straits.

5 Ways the GOP Health Bill Would Reverse Course From the ACA

By Julie Rovner After literally years of promises, House Republicans finally have a bill they say will "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act. Some conservative...
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Build a Patient Portal the Right Way

Engaging patient portals can translate into time savings (and cost savings for providers), fewer visits, stronger patient-provider relationships, and improved outcomes.

A New Diagnosis: ‘Post-Election Stress Disorder’

Politics-induced anxiety is so common that it’s been given an unofficial name: Post-Election Stress Disorder. And, it's not just Dem's who are experiencing it.

How to Avoid Financial Catastrophe When You Purchase a New EHR

Potential repeal of the ACA introduces uncertainty about future revenues that should be factored into decisions about acquiring a new EHR.

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