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Phyzit App Refines Doctor-Patient Relationships

Phyzit App Refines Doctor-Patient Relationships
Phyzit co-founder Stephen Canon said the startup has allowed his team to follow their passions and positively impact people.

As with most big ideas, the idea behind Little Rock's Phyzit was hatched when Arkansas Children's Hospital pediatric urologist Stephen Canon realized there had to be a better way. Canon was frustrated with the lack of communication between doctors and patients and set out to improve transitional care management.
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Baptist Health Names Jamie Carter Administrator for Conway Hospital

Baptist Health of Little Rock on Thursday named Jamie Carter vice president and administrator of Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway, which is expected to open next year.
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Staffing Contributes to Wait Times at Some Arkansas VAs

A shortage of mental health doctors meant longer than average waits at two of Arkansas' Veterans Affairs medical centers, even though the state's veterans have largely escaped some of the infuriating waits experienced by VA patients in parts of the South.
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