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Hacienda to give licensing authority over to Dept. of Health – ABC15 Arizona

PHOENIX — Hacienda HealthCare has responded to state officials, agreeing to give licensing authority over to Department of Health. Multiple state agencies have said they opposed the abrupt closure of a Hacienda HealthCare unit where an incapacitated woman was raped, became pregnant and gave birth last year. Officials say they have concerns over patients being… Read More »

Health information exchange participation reduced readmissions in heart attack patients, study finds

Dive Brief: A new study in Health Affairs lends weight to the value of health information exchanges (HIE) in improving patient outcomes. Using state-level data for 2011-2014, the authors measured the effect of hospital participation in HIEs on quality and health outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction, or heart attack. Those that participated had a… Read More »

Innovation Amidst the Crisis: Health IT and the Opioid Abuse Epidemic | Part 4 – Resource Allocation and Access

By COLIN KONSCHAK, FACHE and DAVE LEVIN, MD  Dave Levin Colin Konschak The opioid crisis in the United States is having a devastating impact on individuals, their families, and the health care industry. This multi-part series will focus on the role technology can play in addressing this crisis. Part one of the series proposed a… Read More »