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Guest columnist: Some successes, some missed opportunities in health IT
Chip Kahn | October 23, 2014
The president's pledge to "computerize the nation's health records in five years" largely has come to fruition, but it is important to continue striving for an even larger vision for health IT.
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DaVita Kidney Care to pay $389 million to settle whistle-blower case
Modern Healthcare | October 23, 2014
A whistle-blower alleged that the company induced physicians to steer patients to its dialysis centers for the past decade with opportunities to profit by buying and selling stakes in clinics.
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Clumsy Ebola response tests nation's faith in public health leaders
Modern Healthcare | October 23, 2014
Experts say stronger leadership from public health leaders and top government officials, including the president, is needed to restore people's trust.
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CDC to monitor travelers from Ebola-affected countries
Modern Healthcare | October 23, 2014
CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden said travelers from three African countries will be responsible for reporting their daily temperatures and any Ebola-related symptoms.
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North Dakota 'personhood' ballot measure raises concerns about broader healthcare impact
Modern Healthcare | October 23, 2014
A type of “personhood” amendment North Dakotans will vote on next month could have broad ramifications for healthcare in that state, some experts say.
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Medical device hack-attack issues resurface
Modern Healthcare | October 23, 2014
Three devicemakers have been identified by unnamed sources as having their products studied by a Homeland Security team for possible cybersecurity vulnerabilities, a published report says.
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Data Points | Medicaid expansion
Modern Healthcare | October 23, 2014
How many states had not expanded Medicaid as of August? See this week's Data Points and find out the answer along with other facts about this key component of the reform law.
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DaVita Kidney Care to pay $389 million to settle whistle-blower case
By Gregg Blesch | October 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
DaVita Kidney Care will pay $389 million to resolve a whistle-blower's allegations that the company induced physicians to steer patients to its dialysis centers with opportunities to profit by buying and selling stakes in clinics.
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