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Walmart offers $4 healthcare
Walmart recently opened several in-store clinics in Texas and South Carolina, including one each in Florence and Sumter, and said it plans to open several more by the end of the year. The retailer is marketing itself as a primary care provider, unlike CVS and Walgreens, which operate a total of...[MORE]
Articles of Interest
Article 1968 Revenues fall at nonprofit hospitals
Nonprofit hospitals continue to struggle while for-profit hospitals are reporting rising profits and increasing patient volumes. Moody’s says it may take a couple of years before nonprofit hospitals see gains from newly insured patients. Moody’s reported nonprofit hospitals last year had their ...[MORE]
Article 1967 Photos of newborns come down because of HIPAA concerns
Posting photos of newborns has long been a tradition among obstetricians and midwives but those photos are coming down because of concern over HIPAA regulations. The New York Times notes “under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, baby photos are a type of protected ...[MORE]
Article 1966 Niacin seen as harmful
The well-known drug niacin does not reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke but causes serious side effects, according to reports in the New England Journal of Medicine. The studies found that patients taking niacin had about the same rates of heart disease, stroke, and death as those ...[MORE]
Article 1965 Study questions low-sodium diet
Individuals who consumed fewer than 3,000 milligrams of sodium a day had a 27% higher risk of a heart attack or stroke than those who consumed between 3,000 - 6,000 milligrams, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Last year the Institute of Medicine also ...[MORE]
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Situational Awareness in Healthcare: Perception in Space & Time

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Palmetto Hospital Trust (PHT) provides workers' compensation to the not-for-profit healthcare industry. Through an agreement with PHTS, the Trust focuses on risk management and reducing the losses of its members.