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Reconnecting #healthcare through health information exchange #HIE

Published at Hospital Impact on September 15, 2010 The clinical scenario is familiar to many doctors. An elderly man arrives at California Pacific Medical Center’s emergency department in San Francisco at 11 p.m. on a Saturday by ambulance, unconscious and severely ill. A neighbor had called 911 after he failed to answer the phone or door. No friends or relatives …

The case of the $517 chest x-ray #healthcare #prices

Part 1 in a Series.  So the story goes like this.  A patient of mine needed a chest x-ray.  He doesn’t have health insurance, so rather than just give him a requisition and send him to the local hospital, I decided to do a little calling around on his behalf to find out what the damage would be… Vendor #1: …