Most patients don’t consider the amount of time physicians are required to spend on activities other than practicing medicine, but healthcare providers often devote a great deal of their days dealing with things like documenting patient encounters. Because of companies like Emdat, integrated dictation and transcription systems are helping to make their lives a little easier, allowing them to focus on providing quality care.

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In a field as complex as healthcare, it can be hard for even doctors to keep up with the latest evidence-based guidelines. But that is where AIM Specialty Health comes in, as its services help ensure clinical best practices are adopted in the outpatient setting.

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There’s no place like home, and no one knows that better than Maya Altman, CEO of the Health Plan of San Mateo. That’s why she and her team are fighting for their members to get the coverage they need to stay out of nursing homes. With the help of recent investments and new campaigns, this health plan is stepping up its game to offer members quality service.

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It touches everyone’s life in some fashion, and yet no one has developed an exact science on how to deal with death. People, whether they are affected by it directly or indirectly, respond to the eventual passing of human life in a multitude of ways. Some prefer quality time spent with family and friends, others retreat to quiet meditation with spiritual guides. Some may even muster the strength to fulfill a dream once deferred. But no matter what the coping method, there is a wide consensus that no one wants to go it alone.

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As the nation’s largest independent behavioral health and wellness company, Norfolk, Va.-based ValueOptions® leads new and exciting initiatives that further its mission to “help people live their lives to their fullest potential,” the company says. ValueOptions specializes in the management of all behavioral health issues and mental health and chemical dependency diagnoses.

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For Dr. William “Kip” Schumacher, successful healthcare services do not come from the efforts of one person alone, but instead from an entire team, with its members working together. “You’ve got to be there helping those around you be successful or you’re not going to do the right thing for the patient,” he states. Schumacher has instilled that sense of teamwork into The Schumacher Group, an emergency services contract management firm based in Lafayette, La. A 32-year veteran of the healthcare industry, Schumacher started his career by working in emergency departments.

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For many years, Sans Souci Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Yonkers, N.Y., has upheld its reputation for providing high-quality and compassionate healthcare services to its residents. But after undergoing a major renovation inside and out, the 120-bed, family owned rehabilitation and nursing facility is raising the industry bar while demonstrating to the community how much it truly cares. 

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For the top executive of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, its advantage in its marketplace comes from more than the experience of its doctors and the quality of its facilities. “I consistently remind our staff that there are very good healthcare facilities within the state of New Jersey and the state is very fortunate that is the case,” President and CEO Ronald C. Rak, J.D., says. “While the natural inclination would be for me to say I’m better than everyone else, I prefer to think that what we bring to the table is the fact that we are a faith-based deliverer of healthcare.

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