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Winter Park Health Foundation grant in good hands during this year's ClinCon 2013
by Christian Berry, FCEP
There are many things in life we give little thought to. Gravity is one of them. However, to many of Florida's senior population, gravity is a big deal. It accounts for the predominant cause of injury. According to Learn Not to Fall, about one-third of the elder population over the age of 65 falls each year, and it only increases the older one gets. By the time we reach 80, half of us will fall once a year. And these statistics only account for falls that are reported.
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Telemedicine conference speakers say technology to connect patients, doctors is 'effective and efficient'
The Florida Times-Union
Telemedicine, the delivery of healthcare services using technology such as video conferencing, is "a cost-effective, hassle free and patient centered" approach to healthcare. That's the message State Rep. Cary Pigman and a dozen other speakers recently delivered during the 2013-2014 Telemedicine Public Policy Symposium, held at the Mayo Clinic's Jacksonville campus.
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Buying bulk, smaller networks cut health insurance costs in Florida
The Tampa Tribune
As healthcare costs rise in Florida, insurers and hospitals vested in the success of the Affordable Care Act, are coming up with new ways to cut costs from buying services in bulk and piloting programs to lowering hospital readmission rates and limiting the number of doctors within a plan's network.
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Sen. Cruz: No surrender on Obamacare
Newsmax
Sen. Ted Cruz, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, used a speech to an Americans for Prosperity conference in Orlando, Fla., to take to task those in his party who are wary of risking a possible government shutdown in an effort to fight Obama's signature healthcare law.
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5 good things the Affordable Care Act imposed on healthcare
By Mike Wokasch
The U.S. healthcare market is well entrenched with operational complexity, an inefficient cost structure and serious quality issues. The diversity of treatment, along with huge, inexplicable variability in costs and how care is paid for make the Affordable Care Act even more challenging to implement. Whether or not you are a fan of "Obamacare," this government-driven initiative has already facilitated five major changes to healthcare.
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