Tagged: Arkansas Center For Health Improvement

Hospital Prices to Go Online, But Will Numbers Tell Story?

Hospital Prices to Go Online, But Will Numbers Tell Story?

Health CareCover Story

The idea of Americans scrolling through hospital websites to find the best deal on a mammogram or tonsillectomy sounds good to almost everybody. But the devil is in the details, and when federal plans emerged to force hospitals and insurers to reveal their negotiated rates for all kinds of medical services, the pitchforks came out. read more >

Neurohospitalist Nidhi Kapoor Joins UAMS (Movers & Shakers)

Neurohospitalist Nidhi Kapoor Joins UAMS (Movers & Shakers)

Health CareMovers & Shakers

Dr. Nidhi Kapoor has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock as its first neurohospitalist, combining advanced training in neurology with a specialized understanding of caring for patients while they are in the hospital. read more >

Report: Shortage of Primary Care Providers in Rural Arkansas

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A study released Wednesday showed Arkansas' health care workers aren't going to rural areas of the state. The report found there was a 4 percent shortage in the state of primary care providers. There was a 38 percent oversupply of them in the central part of the state while there was a 33 percent shortage in southwest Arkansas. read more >

Restaurant Menus Start To Count Calories

Restaurant Menus Start To Count Calories

Health CareLegalRestaurants & Food

The move to require restaurants with more than 20 locations to list calorie counts has been applauded by nutritionists, but it has caused anxiety among some restaurant owners who fear the government might require all restaurants to post the information. read more >