Which health care bills will make it to finish line?
The dust has settled on a major legislative deadline. Yet much uncertainty surrounds the many health care bills that still have a shot at passage in the Georgia General Assembly this year. Which proposals end up passing both Houses, or falling by the wayside, will be revealed as the... Read more
From episodic to everyday: How Jeff Arnold wants to redefine health care through IT
Jeff Arnold remembers well the day he was sitting at a table at the White House restaurant in Atlanta’s Buckhead district, wearily sipping a cup of coffee. As on almost every day over the previous four years, he had just sent out several hundred faxes filled with EKG data.... Read more
Grady keeping mobile ER open for another month
Grady Memorial Hospital has extended the lease on its mobile ER through March. The Atlanta hospital opened the mobile unit in late January to handle its increasing emergency department patient volume. Flu-related hospitalizations in Georgia have soared through the first weeks of 2018. But the latest state Public Health... Read more
It’s not over, but rough flu season finally receding
Georgia’s latest flu report appears to support CDC statements that the flu season may finally have passed its peak. Hospitalizations for flu in the eight-county metro Atlanta area were far lower in the week of Feb. 11 through 17 than in the previous week, down to 91 from 165. And the... Read more
Commentary: Don’t put the blame for shooting on mental illness
The school shooting in Parkland, Fla., has sparked much debate about the availability of guns and about how law enforcement responds to warnings that people are planning crimes. Some have targeted mental illness as the problem behind this and other mass shootings. But in a new GHN Commentary, behavioral... Read more

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