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Judge Backs Firm’s Catholic Owners on Contraceptive Rule

July 29, 2012 Leave a comment

See on Scoop.itLawyering in a Modern World
What exactly does separation of nchurch and state mean anymore — can anyone with a religious belief interfere with the proper functioning of government in exercising its legitimate powers?

Are there religions that advocate racial, religious, or other cultural purity? Will adherents to such religions be allowed to discriminate on the basis of religion or race? I believe this is one more slide down the slippery slope of theocracy that the Founding Fathers clearly were opposed to.

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By Louise Radnofsky:

A federal judge on Friday granted a temporary injunction sought by Catholic owners of a Colorado heating-and-cooling company who had objected to new federal requirements that they provide contraception coverage in workers’ health-insurance.
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PAMF Doctor Researching Patient-Centered Care – San Jose Mercury News

July 7, 2012 Leave a comment

Research by Dr. Dominick Frosch of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation is expected to benefit patients in Santa Cruz County.  Frosch’s pilot project is one of 50 funded for two years by the nonprofit Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, which allocated $30 million in April. Frosch was awarded $674,264. He is testing whether empowering patients to ask three key questions will result in patients learning about all the options available and the potential outcomes.

The 3 questions are:

• Given my personal characteristics, conditions and preferences, what should I expect will happen to me?

• What are my options and what are the benefits and harms of those options?

• What can I do to improve the outcomes that are most important to me?

According to Frosch, patients are frequently not informed by their health care providers of the full range of interventions, and patients are often reluctant to speak up because they fear being perceived as “difficult” and getting lower quality care.

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10 things you hate about your EMR | Healthcare IT News

June 18, 2012 Leave a comment

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The great debate concerning electronic medical records continues to this day, and as more systems are implemented, the more issues providers and professionals have with them. That’s why we asked readers and experts alike to share with us some of their biggest gripes concerning EMRs.

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EHRs widely used but fall short of federal standards

June 15, 2012 Leave a comment

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California physicians are finding themselves cornered in an EHR catch-22, a new report finds. The data shows that although a majority of the state’s physicians now use EHRs – technology pushed by the federal government – most of the implemented systems fail to meet new federal meaningful userequirements. The report, conducted by the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) in conjunction with the California Medical Board and the California Department of Health Care Services, comes as a disappointment for the state’s medical community.

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