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First Day Insights from SCOTUSBLOG

04 March 2015

Lyle Denniston presents his insights on day one of oral arguments in King vs. Burwell before the Supreme Court of the United States. “One of the most important functions of oral argument in the Supreme Court is that it can strongly shape the next round: the private deliberations among the nine Justices as they start […]

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AAMC Asks Congress for Help with Physician Shortage

04 March 2015

The Association of American Medical Colleges is calling on Congress to immediately fund an additional 3,000 medical residency slots each year in addition to the 27,000 to 29,000 residency slots already in place. Under a best case scenario, the nation’s graying and growing population will contend with a shortage of at least 46,000 physicians within […]

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St. Anthony North Health Campus Open

03 March 2015

St. Anthony North Health Campus in Westminster opens its doors on March 3 as the new hospital serving the north metro area. The $177 million, 350,000 square foot facility includes 92 inpatient rooms, with 20-rooms designated for the intensive care unit, and 12-rooms designated for the Birthing Center. The new campus is sponsored by Catholic […]

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Three Colorado Hospitals Make Truven 2015 List

02 March 2015

Three Colorado hospitals have been included in the 2015 edition of Truven Health Analytics’ annual “100 Top Hospitals”. The recognition went to: Poudre Valley Hospital in Ft. Collins, North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, and Rose Medical Center in Denver. All three hospitals were in the “Teaching Hospital” category. Truven reviews objective research and independent […]

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How Does Colorado’s Health Measure Up?

28 February 2015

For another year, Colorado is the eighth-healthiest state in the nation, according to the 2014 edition of “America’s Health Rankings“. The United Health Foundation survey, in it 25th edition, has analyzed the overall health of the nation and compared the health of individual states with one another on key health indicators. Within the adult population, […]

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DaVita Names First International CMO

28 February 2015

DaVita has announced that Dr. Mahesh Krishnan will serve as the corporation’s first international chief medical officer and VP of research and development to implement DaVita’s global clinical initiatives. Dr. Krishnan joined DaVita in 2009 in the Clinical Research Division as vice president of clinical research, innovation and public policy. His new position will be […]

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New Broomfield Hospital Planned

28 February 2015

Texas-based Adeptus Health Inc. the parent company of First Choice Emergency Room, is the company behind a planned 52-bed general hospital in Broomfield that could be completed by spring of 2016. Broomfield city officials confirmed that the group has applied for building permits for the project, which has been ushered through the planning process by […]

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UCCS HealthCircle and Kaiser Permanente Partner

28 February 2015

Kaiser Permanente Southern Colorado members 18 and older can now access primary care services at the UCCS HealthCircle in the UCCS Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences on the outskirts of the UCCS campus in Colorado Springs. This partnership between Kaiser Permanente and UCCS is designed to provide greater access to convenient health care for […]

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Governor’s “Take Meds Seriously” Campaign

28 February 2015

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced an education effort to address the problem of abuse of prescription drugs during a Feb. 24 news conference at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy on the Anschutz Medical Campus. The state-wide campaign titled “Take Meds Seriously” intends to reduce prescription drug abuse and misuse by focusing on safe […]

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CMS Extends ‘Meaningful Use’ Deadlines

28 February 2015

Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) gave physicians an extra 3 weeks to attest that they have made “Meaningful Use” of electronic health records to be eligible for incentive payments through Medicare and Medicaid. Read more at MedPage Today.

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