More doctors going digital with medical records
Soon after the debut of an electronic medical records system, Dr. Hogai Nassery says, “I was ready to throw my PC out the window.’’ The Grady Health System neighborhood clinics converted from paper records to a computer system in March. Nassery, a family physician who is Grady’s chief of community... Read more
Teacher willingly ‘wounded’ to help medical students
One week after biochemist Clive Slaughter taught first-year medical students why a paper cut grows red and puffy as it heals, they couldn’t remember the specifics. So the associate professor at Medical College of Georgia’s new satellite campus in Athens ransacked medical databases looking for vivid photos that would... Read more
Mental health report finds poor medical care in deaths, ER backups
A little-noticed state report says an independent review team found poor medical care in the deaths of 23 patients at Georgia’s mental hospitals during the past fiscal year. The report, from Georgia’s disability services ombudsman, also shows that the state’s mental health system remains plagued by other major problems,... Read more
A spurt of layoffs hits Georgia hospitals

The job-creating machine of health care has hummed along even during the recent economic slump. The sector added 239,000 positions nationally during the 12 months ending in October, with hospitals and their umbrella health systems generating thousands of new positions.

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Uprooted: Georgians seek revamped rules for assisted living

Betty Brown, 87, has lived in a Kennesaw assisted living facility for 11 months. But she has now lost the ability to propel her wheelchair by herself, and her son says that because of that change, state rules could soon force Betty to enter a nursing home.

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