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NCHA supports N.C. legislation to increase access to telehealth services

Thursday, April 11, 2019 – Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina’s hospitals and health systems endorse legislation introduced today that will support healthcare providers in meeting the needs of patients and communities across the state through increased access to telehealth care. Primary bill sponsors

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Hospitals and health systems support N.C. legislative proposal to expand health insurance access to working families

Closing the coverage gap is a priority for healthcare providers Raleigh, NC – April 9, 2019  –  The North Carolina Healthcare Association endorses House Bill 655: NC Health Care for Working Families Act as a common-sense option to close the coverage gap and

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Atrium Health to Host Free Ebola Training May 10

Atrium Health is hosting an all-day training by The National Ebola Training and Education Center on May 10 at Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast in Concord. It will include lessons learned from those treating Ebola patients in 2014-2015 at US hospitals. See the attached flyer for

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New Platform to Connect North Carolinians with the Community Health Resources

The Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation (FHLI) is working with NCCARE360 to build the North Carolina Resource Platform—a new statewide tool to make it easier for providers, insurers and community-based organizations to connect people with the community resources they need to be healthy. The NC

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Healthy North Carolina 2030 Community Input Sessions

The Healthy North Carolina 2030 project brings together experts and leaders from multiple fields to inform the development of a common set of public health indicators and targets for the state over the next decade. These indicators will serve as the population health

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Study: Hospital Outpatient Clinics Treat Poorer, Sicker Patients than ASCs

Medicare patients who receive care in a hospital outpatient department clinic are more likely to be poor, previously hospitalized and have severe chronic conditions than those treated in an ambulatory surgical center, according to a study by KNG Health Consulting released April 4

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Fund Created to Help Nebraska Hospital Employees Impacted by Floods

The Nebraska Hospital Association Research and Educational Foundation has established a disaster relief fund to help hospital employees adversely affected by recent flooding and other severe weather events in the state. NHA estimates the flooding has affected more than 500 hospital employees to date, a number that

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ED Peer Support Program Reducing OUD ED Visits, Hospitalizations

NCHA’s Emergency Department Peer Support Program for Improving Response to Opioid Overdose is part of a pilot program to combat the opioid crisis. The program, funded through the NC Department of Health and Human Services, began May of 2018 with six emergency departments selected to participate.

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May 7 Workshop on 340B Discount Drug Program

NCHA and NCHA Strategic Partners are having a workshop on May 7 at NCHA in Cary on the 340B Discount Drug Program. Despite being around since 1992, 340B remains one of the most misunderstood federal programs and continues to face increasing scrutiny from Congress and the

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Mark Your Calendars: July 17-19 is NCHA’s Summer Meeting in Pinehurst

Save the dates of July 17-19 to join us at NCHA’s 2019 Summer Membership Meeting at the Pinehurst Resort. This year’s theme is “Reimagining Healthcare: Our Communities, Our Future.” The program includes the opening trade show reception, excellent education sessions and speakers, an awards

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