Health Care

Medical scribes take notes for the doctor. (WBZ-TV)

Brigham And Women’s Medical Scribes Help Doctors Focus On Patient Care

Have you ever gone to see your doctor but instead of talking face-to-face, her back is to you as she types away on a computer screen?


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Mass. Announces Strategy For Health Website Fix

Massachusetts has unveiled a plan to fix problems with its health insurance website that have dramatically slowed the state’s transition to the federal Affordable Care Act.


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GOP White House Hopefuls Batter Obama On Health Care At NH Gathering

President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is coming under renewed attack as some of the nation’s leading conservatives gather for a New Hampshire summit thick with presidential implications.


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Mass. Looks To Technology From Other States As Option For Health Connector Web Solution

Bay State officials are considering leasing technology from states whose health care websites are working.


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Patrick Apologizes, Sees Fix For Failed Mass. Health Care Website

Gov. Deval Patrick apologized Thursday to frustrated Massachusetts residents who have struggled to sign up for health coverage because of a problem-plagued state website and outlined a series of steps aimed at correcting the glitches.


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Mass. Woman’s Healthcare Nightmare: ‘I’ve Lost My Insurance’

It has been four full months since the state started offering health insurance coverage on a website that conformed with changes in federal law. But many customers are still in limbo, including one local woman who has been struggling to find out if she is even covered at this point.


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I-Team: Patients Feeling Effects Of New Medicare Bidding Program

Experts say a new cost-cutting Medicaid program comes at too high a cost.


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Daily Talker: Should Doctors Wear Lab Coats Again?

Doctors wearing long-sleeved shirts, ties, jewelry, and watches would be out. Those with white lab coats that are cleaned at least once a week and bare arms below the elbows would be in.

Those are some of the major changes the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America is advocating for what doctors wear in hospitals. The group’s goal is to slow the spread of infection between patients.


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Mass. Ranks Last In Health Care Enrollment

The Massachusetts health care system has been touted as the successful model for Federal Health Care Reform.


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Mass. Could Sue Firm In Trouble For Rollout Of Federal Health Care Website

The state is taking aim at the same company being blamed for many of the problems on the government’s health care website, CGI of Canada.