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Non-network cloud-based radiology offers better approach, and other letters
Modern Healthcare | October 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The article “Proponents see cloud technology transforming radiology” presents an interesting use of cloud-based radiology, backed with practical examples of networks that are employing this model.
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Medical technology policies should promote innovation, and other letters
Modern Healthcare | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Oct. 13 cover story, “Devicemakers challenged on resistance to value-based payment,” may leave readers with the mistaken impression that AdvaMed opposes reimbursement reforms designed to provide incentives for reduced costs and higher quality when in fact, we have consistently...
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Recovery audit contractor program draws readers' ire, and other letters
Modern Healthcare | October 04, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding the recent article “RACs recouped $3B for Medicare in 2013”, I would strongly disagree with the validity of the 18.1% reversal rate claimed by the RAC trade group.
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A person's inherent worth has little to do with what they can do, and other letters
Modern Healthcare | September 27, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding the Vital Signs blog post “Will Dr. Emanuel opt for death at 75? Maybe not”, the value of life is not in what we do, but who we are. Equating actions, or the ability to perform them, to our ultimate...
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Device registries can be source of crucial data, and other letters
Modern Healthcare | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding “FDA gets push for device registries”, hip and knee implant registries incorporating refined data for comparative effectiveness, quality monitoring and public reporting are clearly necessary.
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Congressional action needed to address mental-health crisis, and other letters
Modern Healthcare | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As the CEO of a community hospital in North Carolina, I and my staff are challenged professionally, ethically and emotionally by the dire plight of mental-health patients in our community.
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Outsourcing lab services can have long-term risks, and other letters
Modern Healthcare | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding “Evaluating lab outsourcing”, several points should have been included in the article.
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Toxic workplaces reflect leadership failure
Modern Healthcare | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding the recent commentary “Toxic workers put organizations at risk”, toxic behavior can also be linked to the “fear factor,” which is alive and well in healthcare organizations.
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Williams' death sheds light on mental-health issues
Modern Healthcare | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding the recent blog post “Robin Williams' death a wake-up call for mental health workers” (ModernHealthcare.com, Aug. 12), as a lifelong advocate and mental healthcare provider, I, on behalf of my colleagues, applaud the efforts of storytellers and journalists such as John N.
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Emergency care statistics don't tell the whole story, and other letters
Modern Healthcare | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As someone who has worked in the emergency medicine industry for many years, I'd like to offer a different perspective to your publication's portrayal of emergency care than the one presented on the July 28 Data Points page.
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