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CT docs say health information exchange would help fight opioid epidemic

As Connecticut residents continue to die from opioid overdoses at an alarming rate, several doctors agree that being able to share health records electronically across the entire state would help fight the epidemic. But a system to accommodate that sharing remains elusive. Continue Reading →

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The next big push: Getting people health care, not just insurance

This is a picture of Rebecca Santiago, community healthcare nurse navigator, at the Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford.

Since the federal health law’s major provisions rolled out last year, much of the attention has been on getting people signed up for coverage. But increasingly, the focus is turning to what comes next: making sure those who gained coverage use it to improve their health, and ensuring that the health care system adapts to meet their needs. First story in an occasional series on major issues facing health care. Continue Reading →

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Malloy: Let nurse practitioners in CT work independent of doctors

This is a map showing which states allow nurse practitioners to practice independently, with some reduced scope of practice and with restrictions.

The Malloy administration wants to let nurse practitioners work independently of doctors, a potentially significant, and controversial, shift in the health care landscape aimed at expanding access to care. Continue Reading →

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