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While nearly every industry has switched to electronic record keeping and payments, the health care industry is lagging behind — and it is costing the country $22 billion in health care expenses every year. Celent, a research and advisory firm, says that electronic processing is present in most steps of the health care revenue cycle… Continue Reading Technology delay costing health industry $22 billion annually

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Massachusetts plan offers tangible results Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a five-part series about the business implications of health care reform produced by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Massachusetts set the blueprint for current and future health care reform, and the nation could learn about pitfalls and success by studying the state’s model. Implemented during 2007, Massachusetts… Continue Reading A blueprint for health care

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AMA shifts to prevention

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Even as some groups are advocating reducing preventive services, the American Medical Association says that much of the additional expenses associated with health care could be curbed by taking steps to keep chronic diseases under control. “Healthy People 2010” is a set of health objectives for the nation. “Nearly half of Americans are living with… Continue Reading AMA shifts to prevention

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WASHINGTON (AP) – When it comes to paying for a health care overhaul, Americans see just one way to go: Tax the rich. That finding from a new Associated Press poll will be welcome news for House Democrats, who proposed doing just that in their sweeping remake of the U.S. medical system, which passed earlier… Continue Reading AP Poll: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

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The health care industry is expected to spend $55.5 billion on telecommunication services during the next five years – giving that sector a boost even as the economy recovers. A new market research study by Insight Research shows pending services will grow at a compounded rate of 10.2 percent during the forecast period, increasing from $7.1… Continue Reading Health care to spend billions on telecommunications

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No nurses, no teachers, many more patients

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Colorado is about to face the “perfect storm” in its nursing industry: an aging population that requires more care, an older-than-average work force and a lack of teachers to train new nurses. Those factors will lead to a critical nursing shortage around the state, said Pam Haynes, executive director of Colorado Health Institute, which surveyed… Continue Reading No nurses, no teachers, many more patients

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For the ninth consecutive year, the Colorado health insurance market experienced a double-digit rate increase. The  annual Lockton Benefit Group survey shows that premiums statewide will increase 11.8 percent next year. “This survey is significant in that it demonstrates that the rate of increase in the cost of coverage in Colorado greatly exceeds the national… Continue Reading Insurance premiums again see double-digit increase

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The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs found itself in an unusual position earlier this year — professors had the chance to study the H1N1 virus up close after a large-scale outbreak quarantined hundreds of cadets. Scientists from the Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine Epidemiology Consult Service worked with academy staff and discovered… Continue Reading H1N1 still contagious even after symptoms disappear

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The nation’s hospitals are on the clock to upgrade their information technology — and big brother is watching. “The government doesn’t just want to see hospitals using information technology — they want meaningful use of that technology as part of health care reform,” said Bill Luallen, a partner in the health care provider practice at… Continue Reading Hospitals racing to comply with IT deadline mandates

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However, switch from paper-based system won’t be easy Editor’s Note: PricewaterhouseCoopers is conducting a series of five seminars during October and November about health care reform. This is the third in the series covered by Amy Gillentine. The series will continue through Nov. 27. Health information technology could be the silver bullet for health care… Continue Reading IT could be key to making health care reform successful

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