Tag Archive: health care

Aug 10 2014

Patients to access summary of care

Patients who complete an inpatient or observation stay at any ETMC acute care hospital can access an online summary of care for their stay through the MyETMC Web portal, MyETMC.org. The summary of care includes discharge medications, allergies, lab test results, problem lists, vital signs and discharge information. It is available for patients admitted to …

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Jul 12 2014

Marketplace delivers on promises

It’s been six months since millions of American began to benefit from health insurance bought through the new federal marketplace, so it’s fair to ask: How is the coverage working? Though analyzing the health care law remains a work in progress, the U.S.  Department of Health and Human Services has taken a close look at …

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Jun 28 2014

GSMC names new Chief Medical Officer

Good Shepherd Medical Center has named Lawrence T. Verfurth, DO, MBA, FACOI, as its new Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Verfurth, who joined the Good Shepherd staff earlier this month, is a visionary physician executive with a broad base of operation and clinical leadership spanning the spectrum of healthcare. He most recently served as Vice President/Chief …

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Dec 10 2013

Behavioral health care needs in Texas are no myth

Holiday blues and a spike in suicides are often assumed to occur during the holidays. But, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the supposed uptick in depression-related issues is just a myth. The challenges facing Texas’ behavioral health care system, however, are not a myth. They include: • An insufficient workforce to …

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Nov 12 2013

Lone Star State-Healthcare: There is no place like home

Some health care once done in a hospital or doctor’s office can now be done at home. It’s just as effective, more convenient and usually less expensive. Medicare pays for health care you receive in the comfort and privacy of your home if you meet certain requirements. To qualify, you must be home bound, under …

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Oct 30 2013

Healthcare.gov Glitches are not the biggest problem: Focus needs to be on Texas’ high rate of uninsured and costs to hospitals, privately insured

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified today before the U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee on the technical problems that have plagued the healthcare.gov open enrollment website since it went online on Oct. 1. While addressing these problems is important, the intense focus on the flawed website distracts from the …

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Oct 20 2013

Health care hypocrisy:Sen. Ted Cruz declined taxpayer-funded coverage because of his wife’s Cadillac policy

And now, Dr. Hightower offers this advice for improving your mental health: Don’t fume about the GOP’s lunatic effort to kill health care reform — just laugh at their farcical show. Take Sen. Ted Cruz’s 21-hour blabathon, in which he said he would stop the Affordable Care Act in its tracks. Not only did the …

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Oct 07 2013

The values divide: The showdown in Washington isn’t just about political posturing

There’s a lot of talk about how polarized the country is today. Sometimes that polarization is more than about partisan politics — it’s about real differences in values. Take the House Republicans’ recent votes to deny food and health care to millions of Americans. Those were statements of values. The first vote was to cut …

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