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Medications underused in treating opioid addiction, says Mayo Clinic

Along with addiction counseling, the drugs naltrexone, buprenorphine and methadone all have a place in treatment for opioid use disorder.[...]

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Majority of hospitals, physician practices screen patients for at least one SDOH, Dartmouth study finds

The pressure on physicians and hospitals to address social determinants will likely increase, as they've been a focus of payers[...]

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Providers and billing departments face possible communications gap

Technology can improve internal communications to maximize reimbursement and avoid billing errors. Source: healthcarefinancenews.com - Providers and billing departments face[...]

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Hospitals face rising risk of sophisticated cyberattacks

To date, attacks that have led to patient data being exposed; Going forward, attackers will seek to disrupt hospitals' operations,[...]

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Data from homeless emergency department patients finds multiple contributors to homelessness

Homelessness is a social determinant of health that can influence the quality and quantity of healthcare services received. Source: healthcarefinancenews.com[...]

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NimbleRx touts itself as first delivery service designed for independent and local pharmacies

The company saw a market opportunity in helping bring independent pharmacies into the digital and mobile economy. Source: healthcarefinancenews.com -[...]

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Cutting operational costs while improving care quality requires leveraging technology to drive efficiencies

Communicating a patient's financial responsibility and getting a handle on data can make business run more smoothly and helps retain[...]

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Black, Hispanic patients more likely to be brought to safety-net hospital emergency rooms

The largest differences were seen in larger urban areas with multiple emergency rooms and hospitals within the vicinity. Source: healthcarefinancenews.com[...]

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SDOH: Emergency department openings and closures have an impact on heart attack patients

Hospital closures represent a not-often reported social determinant of health, as they stress patient resources. Source: healthcarefinancenews.com - SDOH: Emergency[...]

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All healthcare is local: Blue Shield of California and L.A. Care invest $146 million in community health

Plans will jointly operate 14 community resource centers across Los Angeles that will leverage personalized technology solutions to improve health[...]

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