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Product liability limits not what doctor ordered, 4-6-11, Daily Advance (Elizabeth City)

Commentary by the Capitol Press Association’s Scott Mooneyham on House Bill 542—Tort Reform for Citizens and Business.

Doctors using fully implemented EHRs report lower costs, higher productivity, MGMA finds, 4-6-11, Modern Healthcare

Writer Joseph Conn reports on a survey undertaken by the MGMA to ascertain whether physicians who have implemented electronic health record systems are satisfied with their purchases.

Disparities in care, 4-5-11, The News and Observer

In a letter to the editor, Family Physician Carson Rounds, MD, President of the NC Academy of Family Physicians, writes about efforts raise awareness among physicians about cultural differences among patients. 

Rex, feds settle allegations of inflated Medicare claims, 4-5-11, WRAL-TV

Bruce Mildwurf reports on Rex Healthcare’s decision to settle allegations that it submitted false claims to Medicare, an allegation denied by Rex’s chief medical officer Linda Butler, MD.

Mayo clinic Leader Joins UHS as President, 4-4-11, PRNewswire (news release, UHS of Eastern Carolina)

A news release issued by University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina on the naming of David Herman, MD, as the new president of the health care system.

Doctor shortage increases, 4-1-11, The Daily Tar Heel

Reporter Chelsea Bailey writes about the challenge of keeping graduates of North Carolina medical schools in-state after graduation.


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