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News - Telehealth restrictions across the US: How each state measures up

Telehealth restrictions across the US: How each state measures up

January 6, 2022

Laws determining telehealth access vary widely across the 50 states, according to a report released Jan. 5 by Reason Foundation, Cicero Institute and Pioneer Institute. The report rates each state's telehealth laws for patient access and ease of providing virtual care, using eight key factors. Here is a breakdown of the findings, organized by each factor the report examined.

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News - Patients still approve of telehealth, but its popularity has waned, survey finds

Patients still approve of telehealth, but its popularity has waned, survey finds

December 20, 2021

As the pandemic evolved, consumers began to view telehealth as an alternative to in-person care rather than a necessary replacement.

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News - Exciting new funding opportunity for CAH and RHC

Exciting new funding opportunity for CAH and RHC

December 20, 2021

The Nebraska Office of Rural Health is administering a new CDC grant to address health disparities; in rural communities awarded to DHHS. All Nebraska Critical Access Hospitals qualify for a $100,000 sub-award and all Rural Health Clinics for a $50,000 sub-award under this grant. A new individual from DHHS has been designated to assist you with completing the necessary application and information throughout the grant period.

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News - Great Plains Health launches Clinical Research Institute

Great Plains Health launches Clinical Research Institute

December 20, 2021

North Platte - Great Plains Health is proud to launch its Clinical Research Institute and further establish itself as a leader in the region for innovation and excellence. The vision is to make Great Plains Health’s Clinical Research Institute a preferred location for clinical research trials while maintaining the highest clinical and regulatory standards. The Clinical Research Institute is committed to caring for patients, as well as impacting the future of medicine.

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News - 5 principles to improve the patient experience

5 principles to improve the patient experience

November 22, 2021

Health care providers are now trying to leverage the ever-expanding array of digital technologies to enhance the patient experience. But in doing so, they must remember that patients are consumers — a reality that providers have often ignored in the past. But as they digitize processes, provider should keep in mind that while tech advances are creating opportunities to deliver exceptional consumer experiences, creating such experience involves more than applying technology.

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News - Nebraska Stroke Association releases interactive resource map

Nebraska Stroke Association releases interactive resource map

November 22, 2021

Created in 1985 as a not-for-profit agency dedicated to reducing the impact of stroke on survivors and their caregivers, the Nebraska Stroke Association (NSA) has recently developed an interactive Resource Map to help stroke survivors and caregivers find the help they need as they continue to heal following a stroke.

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News - AHA 2022 Health Care Talent Scan

AHA 2022 Health Care Talent Scan

November 11, 2021

When we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic into our new normal, we will understand more clearly that our dedicated workforce is the backbone of our health care system. Use insights in this report to guide your hospital partners forward during this time of uncertainty and continued transformation.

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News - Nebraska Hospital Compliance Roundtables (Kickoff)

Nebraska Hospital Compliance Roundtables (Kickoff)

November 8, 2021

Please join us for this introductory kick-off meeting to present the NHA virtual compliance roundtables which will begin in Q1 of 2022.

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News - OSHA, CMS publish COVID-19 vaccine rule

OSHA, CMS publish COVID-19 vaccine rule

November 8, 2021

In early September, President Biden announced he was taking steps to get more Americans vaccinated and turn the tide on COVID-19. On November 4, the administration rolled out two of those steps — two different vaccine rules covering more than 100 million workers. The following is a summary of the main points outlined in the new rules.

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News - Survey confirms effectiveness of telehealth in rural America and beyond

Survey confirms effectiveness of telehealth in rural America and beyond

November 1, 2021

A recent national survey assessing consumer experiences with telehealth has confirmed what real-world practice has been telling us for more than a decade: people in rural America and beyond are growing increasingly comfortable with remote visits, and they are satisfied with the care they are receiving.

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