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JOIN US for a Farewell State-of-the-State

JOIN US FOR OUR FAREWELL STATE-OF-THE-STATE BREAKFAST on Tuesday, April 23, at the Wellshire Event Center – 3333 South Colorado Blvd.  Registration, breakfast and networking begin at 7:00am.  Introductions: 7:45am.  Program:  8:00am. Following in the tradition of past State-of-the-States, we will hear from a panel of healthcare thought leaders on Colorado’s major health care developments […]

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UCHealth CNO Retires after 50 Years

After fifty years, Donna Poduska has retired from Poudre Valley Hospital.  Poduska has spent her career as a nurse at Poudre Valley Hospital.  She started at PVH in 1969 after graduating from nursing school at Montana State University.   Over the years she has held a variety of nursing and leadership positions with the hospital.   […]

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Colorado Wants to Import Prescription Drugs from Canada. It May Work, Maybe Not

A bill making its way through the Colorado General Assembly with the support of Gov. Jared Polis would create a program to start importation of prescription drugs from Canada by 2022. Colorado is trying to become one of the first states in the nation to import prescription drugs from Canada, a hope to give consumers […]

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1 in 5 Patients Noted Error in Their Electronic Health Record

The January 2019 Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll finds the public remains concerned about Electronic Health Records (EHRs).  88 percent of those surveyed say their physician or other health provider enters their health information into a computer-based medical record. While there is wide acceptance among the public for the use of EHRs, some concerns […]

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Social Media Posts Could Affect Insurance Costs, Wall Street Journal Reports

In January, New York became the first state to provide guidance for how life insurers may use algorithms to comb through social media posts—as well as data such as credit scores and home-ownership records—to size up an applicant’s risk. The guidance comes amid expectations that within years, social media may be among the data reviewed […]

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Lori Call Moves On

Lori Call, the stakeholder engagement operations leader at Kaiser Permanente Colorado, has left her position with the organization.   She had been with Kaiser Permanente for fifteen years. Call is now the senior director of policy programs at the Boulder Chamber, the nonprofit business advocacy and support organization for the greater Boulder community.  Call will […]

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Top Ten Healthiest Counties in Colorado

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute annually survey the health of the nation by individual counties. Several health outcomes and health factors are measured and then the health of a particular county is compared and ranked with other counties in that state. Virtually every county in […]

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MEETING OF INTEREST: CHSM’s Policy Discussion Tomorrow with Gov. Polis’ Health Care Cabinet

This Friday, March 22, Colorado Healthcare Strategy & Management will host Governor Polis’ health care cabinet for a session regarding health care policy for the State. The panel will include:  Kim Bimestefer – Executive Director, Department of Health Policy & Finance;  Mike Conway – Commissioner of Insurance, Division of Insurance; Jill Hunsaker Ryan – Executive […]

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UnitedHealth: Freestanding Emergency Departments Charge Up To 22 Times More Than Physician Offices

Freestanding Emergency Departments (EDs) are proliferating.  In 2016, there were at least 566 freestanding EDs in the U.S.   That’s up 42 percent from 2015 and up 155 percent from 2008. Texas is home to 266 freestanding EDs, 204 of which are independent and 62 of which are hospital-owned. Texas began licensing freestanding EDs in […]

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Broken Bones from Falls While Dog Walking are On The Rise Among Older Adults

According to a study published recently in JAMA Surgery, University of Pennsylvania researchers examined government data on emergency room visits for dog walking injuries in adults aged 65 and older. The numbers nationwide jumped from almost 1,700 in 2004 to about 4,400 in 2017. Almost 80 percent of the patients were women, who tend to have […]

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