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What is the Governments Role in Healthcare?

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Regulation plays a major role in the healthcare industry, and healthcare in the United States is filtered through an alphabet soup of government agencies including the HHS, the CDC, the AHRQ, the FDA and the CMS.

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Clinics Versus Hospitals

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There are more than 5,750 hospitals in the United States. In 2012, they treated nearly 36 million patients. Millions more were treated on an outpatient basis at the nation’s more than 15,000 urgent care centers and other health care clinics. And a new type of healthcare facility, the retail health clinic, is springing up in […]

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Obamacare and the Health Services Industry

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When the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, backers promised it would provide more affordable, accessible and comprehensive health care and insurance coverage for all Americans, including 30 million people without health insurance. However, when this complex law is fully implemented in 2014, there will be winners and losers in the health services industry.

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How Big Is The Health Services Industry ?

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The health services industry touches the lives of nearly everyone in the United States. It encompasses hospital care, physician, dental, and clinical services, prescriptions drugs, medical devices, and nursing home and home health care. These sectors generate approximately $2.7 trillion annually and provide jobs for one out of every eight American workers. That’s around 16 […]

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Therapeutic Technologies Are Changing The Way We Recover

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In 2011, an IBM supercomputer named Watson defeated two reigning champions on the TV quiz show Jeopardy, winning the first prize of $1 million. Watson has a 15-terabyte data bank of human knowledge—more than 15 times Wikipedia—and can process the equivalent of a million books per second.

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