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Healthcare.gov Is Open And Ready For New Patients

November 10, 2014 – 11:40 AM |
Obamacare

As of today, Heathcare.gov is open for business.  Almost.
The Obama administration announced that patients can begin Monday to shop and compare costs for health coverage …

Why Physician Practices Need To Build An ICD-10 Bridge

October 22, 2014 – 7:24 AM | One Comment
doctors

By Charles Settles
The ICD-10 mandate may be delayed another year, but providers and EHR vendors shouldn’t view the reprieve as an opportunity to relax. Building …

Doctor Google Will See You Now

October 14, 2014 – 2:11 PM |
Google health

By Brad Broker
What do you do when you need health information? Before you go to the doctor’s office, you most likely go online to Dr. …

New Artificial Hand Gives Amputees Sense of Touch

October 9, 2014 – 9:00 AM | One Comment
limb

By Lauran Neergaard
AP Medical Writer 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are moving closer to an artificial hand that can feel: Implanted electrodes allowed some amputees to tell …

Gov’t Website for Doctor Payments Not Quite Up to Snuff

October 2, 2014 – 3:04 PM |
open payments

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Jack Gillum
ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — Another year, another headache for the Obama administration over a health care website.
This one is called “Open …

Doctors Urge Caution As Pharmaceutical Payments Become Public

October 1, 2014 – 1:39 PM |
doctors

By Shefali Luthra

A federal database unveiled Tuesday afternoon details 4.4 million payments from pharmaceutical and medical technology companies to doctors and teaching hospitals, sparking concerns that consumers might …