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North Carolina Radiation Oncology Disaster Preparedness Conference June 22

South East AHEC is having a NC Radiation Oncology Disaster Preparedness conference on June 22 at the Embassy Suites in Wilmington. This conference was established following the devastating effects of Hurricane Florence, including its direct impact on the subpopulation of radiation oncology patients and their treatments. It

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May 23 Train-the-Trainer: Addressing and Responding to Partner Violence and Human Trafficking

The NC Community Health Center Association and the NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence  invite you to attend a “train-the-trainer” event on May 23 on Addressing and Responding to Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking in Community Health Centers across North Carolina. This program will

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Hospitals May Apply for Medicare EHR Program Hardship Exception

Eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals that did not qualify as meaningful users of certified electronic health record technology for the 2019 Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program may apply for a hardship exception to avoid the associated payment penalty. Inpatient prospective payment system hospitals may apply

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AHA Releases Playbook to Help Hospital Leaders Address Burnout

The American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Physician Alliance has released a resource to help hospital and health system leaders address burnout in their organizations. The Well-being Playbook highlights seven key steps for success and provides real-world examples of successful interventions deployed in hospital and health system

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Brief Examines How Hospitals Are Investing in Affordable Housing

A new AHA issue brief describes how hospitals are investing in affordable housing, based on initial findings from the Accelerating Investments for Healthy Communities initiative. AHA and NORC at the University of Chicago are serving as evaluation partners for the initiative, launched by the Center

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Study: R&D Just 22 Percent of Spending by Largest Drug Makers

The largest U.S. pharmaceutical and biotech companies spend just 22 cents out of every dollar on research and development, according to an analysis released recently by the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing. The study, conducted in partnership with GlobalData, combined publicly available financial disclosures with

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FDA: Batteries in Certain Medtronic Pacemakers May Deplete Early

The Food and Drug Administration has alerted providers and patients that batteries in certain Medtronic implantable pacemakers and cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers may drain more quickly than expected without warning. The devices provide pacing for slow heart rhythms and heart failure. FDA said it has

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NCHA Mentorship Program: Mentor Application Deadline Extended to May 31

NCHA is committed to helping cultivate underrepresented women and men into healthcare leadership roles. We are launching a year-long mentorship program in 2019 to connect leaders who are willing to share their knowledge and experience to high-achieving women and men from underrepresented communities. See the flyer for

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New Foundation Behavioral Health Tools

Opioid Patient Education Video The NCHA Opioid Patient Education Video was created by the University of California Davis Center for Design in the Public Interest. It was funded by the NC Department of Public Health’s Injury and Violence Prevention Branch and is available for public

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May 23 — Final Webinar in Series: Writing Winning Grant Proposals Workshop

Part three of the grant writing workshop series, May 23 from 1-3 pm, will provide an overview of the grant proposal writing process with specific instructions on the basic requirements for writing a winning grant proposal. Identification of appropriate funding sources and how to effectively

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