HHS

Heartland Health Monitor
5:00 am
Thu November 6, 2014

HHS Official: Let's Use Technology To Change The Way We Talk About Health

Dr. Jacob Reider is deputy national coordinator of health information technology for the Department of Health and Human Services.
Credit Department of Health and Human Services

Many health experts say that, to save money and improve care, the United States needs to get past paper records and frequent visits to the doctor.

And to encourage the switch to standardized electronic records, the federal government has begun offering incentives to providers.

But the push to innovate has been met with some resistance. Dr. Jacob Reider is deputy national coordinator of  health information technology for the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Health
5:14 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Health Services Expand In Johnson And Miami Counties

Marina Roman stopped by Health Partnership of Johnson County for the first time today. Roman is without health insurance and hopes to see a doctor soon.
Elana Gordon KCUR

Health services for uninsured and underinsured people in Johnson and Miami counties just got a major boost.

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Health
3:37 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Area Hospitals Intensify Patient Safety Efforts

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Nationwide, about one in twenty patients will contract a hospital associated infection, leading to tens of thousands of deaths annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

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Health
2:55 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Community Health Center To Expand In Independence

Swope recently completed installing an electronic record system throughout its clinics. Nurse Practitioner, Kamara Allen, recently used the record system during a prenatal visit with patient Whitney Robinson.
Elana Gordon KCUR

One of Kansas City’s main community health centers got a major funding boost today. Swope Health Services has received $2,515,313 in federal grants for facility and infrastructure upgrades. 

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