Information Technology Orientation For Starting Hospital Administrators

Information technology and computer science tools are definitely the most rapidly growing segment of the world ecosystem. The development in the sector permeates every human activity; social, economic, cultural, religious, political, professional, personal and healthcare. Information technology has radically altered the way many people work and think. Information Technology has made a significant difference to the Quality and Standards of Life. Learning some of the common IT application an individual can carry out any activity of your work life simpler and easier.

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In our current economy, banks are turning good businesses away due to stricter guidelines for loan approval. With equipment leasing, although approval does take good credit on your personal of business side, the process is much easier. Something that leasing with ExecuTech offers is a personal relationship, if you have a business that you feel has a story, we are willing to work with you to get you funded.

Read an example about a business owner with good credit being turned down by Three different banks here: [STORY]

Growing Life Expectancy Gap Between Americans And Europeans

Main Category: Seniors / Aging
Also Included In: Public Health;  Medicare / Medicaid / SCHIP
Article Date: 29 Jul 2011 – 3:00 PDT

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Forty years ago, Americans could expect to live slightly longer than Europeans. This has since reversed: in spite of similar levels of economic development, Americans now live about a year-and-a-half less, on average, than their Western European counterparts, and also less than people in most other developed nations. How did Americans fall behind?

Got The Gout? Self Reported Cases Show Increase In Prevalence

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Main Category: Gout
Also Included In: Arthritis / Rheumatology
Article Date: 28 Jul 2011 – 12:00 PDT

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Eight million Americans, almost 6% of men and 2% of women have got the gout, a painful affliction in which uric acid crystals are deposited in the joints. In a self reported survey, the prevalence of gout continues to climb along with rates of related conditions such as hypertension and metabolic syndrome, reaching 3.9% in 2008, according to a new study released this week.

Access Equals Demand; Health Costs Will Be Up 6% A Year Next Decade

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Main Category: Health Insurance / Medical Insurance
Also Included In: Medicare / Medicaid / SCHIP
Article Date: 28 Jul 2011 – 11:00 PDT

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Healthcare for all may be a good thing, but spending on staying sound will grow almost 6% each year through 2020 according to experts. Researchers estimate that doctor visits, clinical services and prescription drugs will be some of the largest growth areas, because of the comparably young age of the newly insured population.

Families Shifting From Private To Public Health Insurance For Children

Main Category: Medicare / Medicaid / SCHIP
Also Included In: Pediatrics / Children’s Health
Article Date: 28 Jul 2011 – 0:00 PDT

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Families are increasingly relying on public health insurance plans to provide coverage for their children, a growing trend that researchers say is tied to job losses, coverage changes to private health insurance plans, and expanded access to public plans, according to new research from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire.

Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries With Limited Prior Drug Coverage Spend Less On Nondrug Medical Services Today

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Main Category: Medicare / Medicaid / SCHIP
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Article Date: 27 Jul 2011 – 12:00 PDT

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After the implementation of Medicare Part D, elderly Medicare beneficiaries spend considerably less money on non-drug medical services, including skilled nursing facility and inpatient care, researchers from Harvard Medical School reported in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association).

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Blue Collar Workers Work Longer And In Worse Health Than Their White Collar Bosses

Main Category: Arthritis / Rheumatology
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Article Date: 25 Jul 2011 – 0:00 PDT

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$23M Savings In Program Integrity For Iowa Medicaid

Main Category: Medicare / Medicaid / SCHIP
Article Date: 22 Jul 2011 – 5:00 PDT

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A new Iowa Medicaid program integrity initiative saved taxpayers more than $23 million in cost avoidance or recoveries in its first year of operation, according to Medicaid Director Jennifer Vermeer.

“We’ve shown that aggressive oversight can result in substantial savings or paybacks of public dollars without jeopardizing essential healthcare for some 400,000 Iowans who rely on Medicaid,” Vermeer said.

AARP: Generic Drug Prices Fall For Fifth Consecutive Year

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Article Date: 21 Jul 2011 – 9:00 PDT

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Prices for widely used generic drugs fell by an average of 7.8 percent in 2009-the fifth consecutive annual price decrease-while general inflation fell by 0.3 percent, according to AARP’s latest Rx Price Watch report. The report by AARP’s Public Policy Institute comes as many seniors are reaching the coverage gap in Medicare prescription drug coverage, known as the doughnut hole.