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Health Headlines for Wednesday, February 14

NY ‘Health Care Shortfall Fund’ Seeks to Reap Benefits of Fidelis-Centene Deal

Health Leaders Media

New York state lawmakers are aiming to create a “health care shortfall fund” to compensate for unexpected reductions in federal funding.

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New Study Shows Patient Care Alerts Nearly Doubled in One Year

PR Newswire

More healthcare professionals are receiving patient care alerts and increasingly performing related patient record queries through the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY), according to a new report by the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC).

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Senate Report: Drugmakers Spent Millions Pushing Opioids in Patient Groups

U.S. News

Drugmakers have given more than $10 million to patient advocacy groups and affiliated physicians since 2012 to promote opioid use to individuals seeking help for chronic pain management, according to a report released by a U.S. Senator Monday.

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Health Information Exchange Brings Higher Quality, Lower Costs

HealthIT Analytics

Health information exchange (HIE) continues to improve care quality, enhance patient safety, and reduce healthcare costs, but more providers need to employ HIE to maximize its potential, according to a report to the community from HEALTHeLINK.

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Too many people don’t follow their prescriptions, but one change could fix it

Washington Examiner

In her opinion contribution, “Senate budget deal benefits insurers at the expense of sick seniors,” Sally Pipes gets it wrong.

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Local Hospitals Scramble To Deal With Surge In Flu Cases

CBS New York

Emergency rooms continued to be flooded Tuesday with people sick during this year’s deadly flu season.

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