Monthly Archives: February 2013

Heart Disease & Women: 7 Warning Signs You Should Not Ignore

Over my 25 years as a Registered Nurse , I have seen cases where women present signs of a heart attack, yet treatment is delayed.  This is often because the warning signs are more subtle in women.  Women also tend … Continue reading

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What are Accountable Care Organizations- the Short Version

Is the term “Accountable Care Organization” popping up in your conversations about health care and insurance? Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are on the horizon, so it’s important to know what they are. Accountable Care Organizations are groups of doctors, hospitals, … Continue reading

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Affordable Care Act- 2013 Timeline

With President Obama at the helm for another term, you can be sure that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is here to stay! Action by the federal government, hospitals and providers is underway to fully implement each phase … Continue reading

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Nurses & Providers: Get to Know the HITECH Act

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act is an important part of President Obama’s stimulus package—known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This act represents the first significant commitment of federal resources to … Continue reading

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