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Can blockchain put health care back together? Bay Area companies gamble that it can - San Francisco Business Times - Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 20:19

San Francisco Business Times

Can blockchain put health care back together? Bay Area companies gamble that it can
San Francisco Business Times
It's possible that introducing blockchain, a distributed ledger used to log transactions securely using cryptography, could overhaul the way the health care industry handles information, eliminating some of the inefficiencies that now plague the system ...

Health-Care Groups Streamlining Prior Authorization - Bloomberg BNA - Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 20:15

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Health-Care Groups Streamlining Prior Authorization
Bloomberg BNA
17. The 40,000-member MGMA, which represents physician practice administrators, is one of the organizations that agreed to the consensus statement. “The vast majority of prior authorizations are ultimately approved,” Tennant said. “But the hoops that ...
Hospitals, payers and docs collaborate on prior authorizationHealthcare Dive
AHA, AMA and Others Offer 5 Prior Authorization Reform StrategiesRevCycleIntelligence.com
Insurer Groups Join Effort to Ease Prior Authorization NightmaresThinkAdvisor

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North Allegheny considers later start time for middle and high school students - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 18:47

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

North Allegheny considers later start time for middle and high school students
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The North Allegheny School Board will vote Jan. 24 on a proposal to start both high school and middle school at 8 a.m., beginning with the 2019-20 school year. The district had investigated ways to start high school later to help students with stress ...

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Connections: Discussing antidepressants and approaches to treating depression - WXXI News - Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 18:42

Connections: Discussing antidepressants and approaches to treating depression
WXXI News
The British writer Johann Hari has just released a new book about how to treat depression. It's a book that makes a case for a much different approach -- but that's not what is sparking the most controversy. In the book, Hari claims that ...

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5 ways physicians, payers will work together to streamline prior authorizations - FierceHealthcare - Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 17:30

5 ways physicians, payers will work together to streamline prior authorizations
FierceHealthcare
Physicians and payers are vowing to collaborate to help relieve one of doctors' biggest headaches: obtaining prior authorizations. Six leading health industry groups, including the American Medical Association, the Medical Group Management Association ...

Psychiatrists' immoral attacks on Trump - Butler Eagle - Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 17:03

Psychiatrists' immoral attacks on Trump
Butler Eagle
Most of the attacks by mental health experts on Donald Trump's psychological qualifications to be president have violated the “Goldwater Rule,” the informal name given to section 7.3 of the American Psychiatric Association's “Principles of Medical ...

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Doctors group promotes its economic impact in Maryland - Baltimore Sun - Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 16:53

Baltimore Sun

Doctors group promotes its economic impact in Maryland
Baltimore Sun
There are 17,633 active patient care physicians in Maryland supporting more than 213,000 jobs and generating $3.95 billion in economic output for the state's economy, according to a study released by MedChi, Maryland's medical society, and the American ...

Antidepressants not always effective in people with chronic disease - Harvard Health - Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 16:35

Antidepressants not always effective in people with chronic disease
Harvard Health
Some antidepressants may not offer much relief for people who battle both depression and a chronic disease, according to research in the Nov. 21, 2017, Journal of the American Medical Association. Nearly half of Americans live with a chronic condition ...

Antidepressants not always effective in people with chronic disease - Harvard Health - Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 16:35

Antidepressants not always effective in people with chronic disease
Harvard Health
Some antidepressants may not offer much relief for people who battle both depression and a chronic disease, according to research in the Nov. 21, 2017, Journal of the American Medical Association. Nearly half of Americans live with a chronic condition ...

Trump to Aid Health Workers Who Avoid Procedures Citing Religion - Bloomberg - Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 16:32

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Trump to Aid Health Workers Who Avoid Procedures Citing Religion
Bloomberg
“Any rule that grants a license to discriminate would be a disgrace and a mockery of the principle of religious freedom,” said Harper Jean Tobin, policy director at the National Center for Transgender Equality. “That would be an invitation to deny life ...

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