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Franken introduces bill to boost discounts for rural healthcare IT

Franken introduces bill to boost discounts for rural healthcare IT

By Joseph Conn  |  July 18, 2016

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has introduced a bill to help cut the operating costs of health IT in rural areas. The legislation would create a group tasked with offering financial and technical assistance to rural hospitals and physicians and advice on how to increase internet access in rural areas.

Top 10 Best Practices chosen by Modern Healthcare readers

Top 10 Best Practices chosen by Modern Healthcare readers

By Jaclyn Schiff  |  July 09, 2016

We asked readers to select up to three out of 25 topics covered in the Best Practices feature since it was launched in 2013. The top 10 vote-getters include using scribes to aid physicians, payers publishing the cost of services and ways to smooth the discharge process.

Most important best practice? Readers say partnerships targeting readmissions

Most important best practice? Readers say partnerships targeting readmissions

By Jaclyn Schiff  |  July 09, 2016

Hospitals are concluding they have to work very closely with healthcare providers, community organizations, families and patients themselves if they're going to keep people out of hospital beds—the new mandate under Medicare and fast-growing models of value-based payment.

Nebraska looking at ways to encourage telehealth services

By Associated Press  |  July 03, 2016

Nebraska lawmakers are once again looking for ways to expand so-called telehealth services throughout the state to address a shortage of specialized health care providers and an aging rural population.

Walgreens aims to promote greater mental health awareness

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  May 10, 2016

Drugstore giant Walgreens Boots Alliance has taken another step in its effort to be viewed as a healthcare provider alternative. Walgreens is collaborating with the behavioral health advocacy group Mental Health America to provide mental health screening to as many as 3 million people through 2017.

Inside North America's first all-digital hospital

Inside North America's first all-digital hospital

By Beth Kutscher  |  April 30, 2016

The digital experience at Humber River Hospital in northwest Toronto begins the moment patients arrive. The sleek, square building feels like a small airport, with each registration area designated with a letter. Before arriving, patients look online to find out their check-in zone.

NYC to invest in mental health at Rikers Island jail

By Caroline Lewis, Crain's New York Business  |  April 27, 2016

Better-staffed mental health units, mini clinics and telehealth services are among several features that will soon be put in place to improve healthcare at New York's Rikers Island, Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration announced Tuesday.

Forward from 40: The top healthcare milestones of the past 40 years

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 26, 2016

In celebration of Modern Healthcare's 40th anniversary, we have created a list of the 40 most important healthcare milestones of the past 40 years, as chosen by our readers. Find out what events and breakthroughs made our Top 40.

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