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It works, but how? Researchers to study mechanisms of anesthesia
Wauwatosa Now
The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of General Medical Sciences to study how anesthesia works to suppress consciousness, and how consciousness returns.
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What does the US landscape for nurse practitioner practices look like?
MedCity News
There's no doubt that nurse practitioners are getting a higher profile. Many states, especially where primary care physicians are few in number, have let nurse practitioners set up independent practices without a hospital or physician looking over their shoulder. But in states reviewing this legislation, the issue has spurred debate between those who believe physicians should ultimately be responsible for patient care and those who see nurse practitioners as the best option to address the primary care physician shortage.
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Electronic health records still require manual labor
Reuters
The United States has spent a lot of time and money to digitize healthcare records, but the effort has not gotten very far yet. This is what patient advocate Dave deBronkart experienced recently when a relative went from a hospital to a rehabilitation facility after a hip replacement.
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What's really behind higher healthcare costs?
The Washington Post
A crucial change in the healthcare conversation over the last few years has been the shift in focus from "costs" to "prices." Everyone knows American health care costs too much. But after the release of the International Federation of Health Plans' data, it's also becoming common knowledge that a major cause of those high overall costs is sky-high prices for every individual service, drug and treatment.
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Educate your patients: 5 tips for teaching about insurance
By Jessica Taylor
Health insurance is every practice's nightmare. I'm sure you have millions of questions that arise when you're pulling and filing claims. Don't fret, though, you're not the only one who's confused. Most of your patients do not know about their insurance either, and it's up to you to educate them. USA Today recently reported that about 7 million Americans are estimated to start buying health insurance as part of the new law, but a new survey showed they don't understand the basics of how insurance works or is provided.
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Training options abound within nursing field
Houston Chronicle
Those wanting to enter the thriving field of nursing have a range of options when it comes to acquiring the education, training and licensing required. Those hoping to become registered nurses typically take one of three paths — they earn a bachelor's of science degree in nursing, an associate degree in nursing or earn a diploma from an approved nursing program, in addition to acquiring the necessary licensing.
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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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