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Top 10 Benefits of ICD-10


Transitioning to ICD-10 won't be easy, but it may be worth the effort
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Balancing the Pros and Cons of Point-of-Care Testing


Use of point-of-care testing is on the rise. Patients love the convenience, but are there drawbacks?
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EHR Implementation: A Journey, Not a Destination


Implementing an EHR is a learning process and figuring out what works (or doesn’t) for staff members can take time.
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A New Look at Informed Consent: Recent guidelines prompt patient-centered approach


Recent changes from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), along with Joint Commission rules, have prompted many hospitals and health systems to get more involved in what previously fell firmly in the physician’s purview.
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The Post-Project Hangover


At last year’s annual ASJA Writers’ Conference in New York, two experts offered tips and tricks to help you say good-bye to one project and move on to the next with renewed energy and enthusiasm. (Full article is only available for ASJA members. Email me at ep@emilypaulsen.com to see a sample.)
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HIV Prevention in Women Requires a Full Toolbox


Although these statistics on HIV rates among women--and especially African American women-- seem dire, new research, presented here at the National Medical Association 2011 Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly, offers hope that the tide will turn on HIV transmission.
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NIH, NMA Renew Push for Minorities in Clinical Trials


The shortage of minority participants and researchers continues despite arguments made in the medical community that minorities should be included to identify disparate reactions and disparities in healthcare.
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Abuse a Common Theme Among Obese Black Women


In our nationwide epidemic, black women have the highest rates of obesity. The root causes, paradoxes, and misconceptions surrounding obesity were the focus here at the National Medical Association 2011 Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly.
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Faith Communities a Bridge to Closing Healthcare Disparities


Faith-based organizations can play an important role in reducing disparities in healthcare and improving the overall health of the African American community, Miriam Burnett, MD, MDiv, MPH, from Marietta, Georgia, told the audience at the Community Medicine and Public Health Assembly here at the National Medical Association 2011 Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly.
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Parental Fears Over Childhood Vaccination Must Be Addressed


Vaccines protect both the individual and the community, yet a significant number of parents decide not to vaccinate their children. This article summarizes a presentation by Daniel Salmon, PhD, MPH, director of vaccine safety for HHS's National Vaccine Program Office. Dr. Salmon spoke at the National Medical Association Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly in July 2011.
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“Specialized Interventions Help Latinos Quit Smoking”


Summary of research into specialized interventions to help Latinos Quit Smoking written for the Center for Advancing Health's Health Behavior News Service.
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