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What Are Medical Deserts?

Posted by Capson Team on Jan 16 2019 17:16 | Tags: Healthcare News
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Medical deserts are inhabited areas more than 60 minutes away from properly-equipped hospitals. As more and more hospitals shut down, medical deserts are becoming more common. Most of the U.S. can reach trauma care in less than an hour, but almost 30 million people are stranded in a medical desert.

This has disastrous consequences. Medical emergencies like heart attacks and strokes require quick treatment. Time counts in these situations, with brain cells dying every minute that treatment is delayed.

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Drug Diversion in Healthcare

Posted by Capson Team on Dec 11 2018 17:34 | Tags: Healthcare News
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Drug diversion refers to the illicit use or abuse of prescription drugs by someone other than their intended recipient. In healthcare, this means the use of these drugs by healthcare providers, particularly physicians or nurses who have the most access to these substances.

Deemed an "epidemic" by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rising crisis of prescription substance abuse by healthcare workers should be recognized publicly and nationally. However, due to the amount of power and...

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7 Ways to Prepare Your Practice for the New Year

Posted by Capson Team on Dec 12 2017 18:20 | Tags: Healthcare News
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You only have a few weeks left in the year and you’re scrambling to get everything done. Every day, you question whether or not to check something off the practice “to-do” list before that coveted holiday break. But wouldn’t getting some basics out of the way help you enjoy a more stress-free season? Of course it would.

So here are seven quick ways to prepare your practice for 2018 before the holidays kick into high gear.

Update Your Voicemail with Holiday Hours: It seems like such a minor thing, but...

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Health Exchanges: They’re Here

Posted by Capson Team on Oct 01 2013 10:30 | Tags: Healthcare News

Under the Affordable Healthcare Act, individuals are now able to find more affordable subsidized health insurance benefits through Health Insurance Exchanges (HIX), also called Health Marketplaces. The Marketplace is a new way to compare, and attain quality health coverage while giving an additional 30 million people access to coverage. Consumers will now have three options to buying healthcare: through their employers, government-run marketplaces, or through a private exchange.

The potential effect on...

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The Top Cities for Healthcare

Posted by Capson Team on May 16 2012 14:40 | Tags: Healthcare News

In January 2012, consumer healthcare information provider HealthGrades released a list of the top cities for healthcare in America. These hospitals should, by default, also have some of the lowest medical malpractice insurance claims in the country.

The survey focused on hospital care and evaluated hospitals nationwide on 26 medical procedures/diagnoses, including several now supported by information technology.

The Top Cities for Healthcare in the United States

The study, “HealthGrades Hospital Quality...

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