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CPH considers getting a new electronic medical records system

Whether in response to looming deadlines for a federal mandate, or a push for better integration between off-campus clinics and the main campus, Central Peninsula Hospital is searching for a high-tech upgrade for its electronic medical records.
Smoother marketplace rollout expected

JUNEAU - Officials are expecting a much smoother rollout of the federally run online insurance marketplace than during last year's initial open enrollment.
Spokesman: 5 immigrant children sent to Alaska

JUNEAU (AP) - A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says five unaccompanied immigrant children have been sent to Alaska. Kenneth Wolfe said the children were sent to sponsors in Alaska between Jan. 1 and July 7.
Division of Insurance approves health plan rate hikes

JUNEAU - The Alaska Division of Insurance has approved rate increases of up to 40 percent for individuals who bought health insurance plans through the federally run online marketplace.
More than 3,300 Alaskans sign up for insurance

JUNEAU - More than 3,300 Alaskans signed up for private health insurance during the first three months of the online marketplace, with the vast majority - 83 percent - receiving federal help in paying their premiums, government figures released Monday show.The number of sign-ups as of Dec. 28 is up sharply from the end of November, when fewer than 400 Alaskans had selected plans. Nationwide, enrollment through Dec. 28 was nearly 2.2 million. That figure includes enrollment through state-run insurance exchanges.
Alaskans begin signing up for insurance through exchange

By fits and starts Alaskans are beginning to be enrolled through the new federal health insurance exchange as startup glitches are resolved. "October was not our best month," said Susan Johnson, Region 10 director for the U.S.
News overloads, Alaska on hold

The first day of enrolment in Alaska's healthcare exchange led to a system freeze up, which intern left brokers and navigators with little help to offer people and hoping that the web-based insurance marketplace will begin to work, eventually.
Nonprofits receive grants to navigate insurance exchanges

Federal grants of $599,918 have been awarded to two Alaska nonprofits to provide assistance and counseling to Alaskans attempting to navigate a new federally-operated health insurance exchange scheduled to become active Oct. 1.
Glitches possible with health overhaul rollout

JUNEAU - There will likely be some glitches associated with the rollout of the online health insurance marketplace in Alaska - surges in use, people getting lost on the website or delays in response time, a federal official said Monday.
Bullying back in the spotlight

The furor coming out of the Miami Dolphins locker room has brought the topics of bullying and workplace harassment into the national conversation, but the sad truth of the matter is that this is hardly an isolated incident.


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