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Do EHRs Improve Quality of Care?

Over the past few years, use of electronic health records (EHRs) have grown exponentially. However, there has not been definitive proof that EHRs help improve quality and lower costs of health care. This article reviews whether having complementary [...]

November 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Brenda’s Got A Baby

In 2013, the United States had the highest rate of teen births of all developed countries, with 274,641 girls aged 15-19 giving birth in that year alone. Only 38% of women who have a child before 18 years of age finish high school, and the children [...]

November 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Arming the informed consumer

In most sectors of the economy, the more you pay, the higher quality you get. Medical diagnostics and imaging are an exception to this rule, with some tests priced at 10 times the cost of other facilities in the same region with no difference in [...]

November 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

To privatize or not to privatize?

As the business of health care continues to evolve, so does the strategic structuring of many health care organizations across the nation. With diminishing funds from local or state governments, reductions in Medicare and Medicaid payments, and [...]

October 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

Cheating the system

The controversial practice of using electronic health record (EHR) systems to “upcode” Medicare claims has attracted the attention of policymakers and triggered targeted audits by the Department of Health and Human Services. “Upcoding” [...]

October 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

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