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Complaint: Health facility staff weren’t fired after neglect

A complaint survey says two employees who falsified records and failed to check on a resident who died at an Idaho health care facility were not fired. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports the employees at the Southwest Idaho Treatment Center instead received more ...

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Hospitals, health care companies find cybersecurity protection a top priority

As cyberattacks become more common, health care entities such as hospitals and insurance companies need to prepare for the inevitability that they will experience a breach or some other attack on their systems. Doctors, hospitals and insurance carriers are entrusted ...

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Saint Alphonsus facility expands to new space (access required)

The Center for Global Health & Healing at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center has moved to a larger space to handle an expanding and diverse patient base. Hospital staffers, community members and Mayor Dave Bieter were on hand Dec. 13 ...

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Paramedics, police have a home at Saint Alphonsus-Nampa (access required)

Having paramedics, police and hospital staff under the same roof? It’s sort of a natural fit for folks in the helping business, according to a host of officials, dignitaries and guests who recently marked the partnership between Saint Alphonsus Medical ...

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New hospital in Meridian to help fill mental health treatment gap (access required)

A 72-bed inpatient and outpatient behavioral health facility will open in Meridian in January after a for-profit company saw a need to expand mental health care in the Treasure Valley. Cottonwood Creek Behavioral Hospital at 2131 S. Bonito Way will ...

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Jobs lost, gained in St. Luke’s restructuring (access required)

St. Luke’s Health System, Idaho’s largest private employer, is in the midst of an organizational redesign, and the transition now underway means some job layoffs. At the same time, staffers affected by the changes will have the first shot to ...

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Idaho Supreme Court to hear Medicaid expansion arguments

The Idaho Supreme Court says it will hear oral arguments for a conservative group’s lawsuit to overturn the voter-approved expansion of Medicaid coverage to potentially more than 60,000 low-income adults across the state. The court on Monday set Jan. 29 ...

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Physician management firm has new owners (access required)

A Boise-based physician practice management company that does business with medical groups in seven Western states has new owners. Medical Management Inc. has been sold to the current executive team, according to founder Jim Trounson. In a news release, Trounson, ...

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Importance of medical records management intensifies in high-tech world (access required)

Health information management, which includes the management of medical records, is a field that is constantly evolving with advances in technology. “Health information is an exciting career,” said Julia Kendrick, regional health information management director for SSM Health Care Oklahoma. ...

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Virtual reality playing a role in health care

photo of vr in healthcare

This is the second story in a three-part series on virtual reality.  We’re a ways from using it in areas such as surgery and other medical procedures, but virtual reality (VR) is playing an increasingly larger role in health care. ...

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