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Clark Memorial plans to join Norton Healthcare system

Clark Memorial Hospital officials have decided to pursue an acquisition by Norton Healthcare Inc. Clark Memorial said in a news release Tuesday that in light of challenges facing independent community hospitals, it has been evaluating a potential partnership with Norton for two years. The proposal must be approved by the Clark County Commissioners. Before that

Tax time: Getting your financial house in order

After the sticker shock that accompanied last year’s tax code regulations, many will be happy that 2014 is going out on a quieter note. However, there are still some changes and lingering questions about a number of extenders that could adversely impact your bottom line on both a personal and professional basis. Tony Jones, CPA,

Jan Gordon, left, and Treeva Frames-Baisas of Spencerian College

Spencerian College’s Treeva Frames-Baisas Named Instructor of the Year

Treeva Frames-Baisas of Spencerian College has received the Kentucky Association of Career Colleges and Schools (KACCS) 2014 Instructor of the Year award. Frames-Baisas joined the Spencerian College Louisville family in 2008 as a nursing clinical instructor. She is now teaching in both didactic and clinical classes and also serves as the college’s Clinical Coordinator staffing

Government Affairs

Ky. Rural Health Assn. calls for statewide smoking ban

Last year, we had many letters to the editor written urging Kentuckians to become engaged in the Smoke-Free Legislation. As the executive director of the Kentucky Rural Health Association, I am requesting all Kentuckians, to contact your elected state officials to support a strong, statewide, smoke-free workplace law during the 2015 Kentucky General Assembly session.

Ky. Rural Health Assn. calls for statewide smoking ban

Last year, we had many letters to the editor written urging Kentuckians to become engaged in the Smoke-Free Legislation. As the executive director of the Kentucky Rural Health Association, I am requesting all Kentuckians, to contact your elected state officials to support a strong, statewide, smoke-free workplace law during the 2015 Kentucky General Assembly session.

Features

EHRs

EMRs: [Slowly] working towards both intended and unintended benefits.

Electronic Medical Records (EMR) or Electronic Health Records (EHR) represent a rapidly expanding portion of the medical records in this country. The fact that so many providers are switching to an electronic format for their records (while few, if any, switch back to the hand-written form) is a testament to the benefits of the electronic medium. The primary benefits are better explicated elsewhere, and some are patently obvious. EMRs

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