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Nationwide contraception initiative arrives in Spokane

Multiyear initiative Upstream Washington is working to decrease the number of unwanted pregnancies by increasing same-day access to birth control, and has turned its attention to Eastern Washington, which has a higher-than-average rate of unintended ...

Health care industry looks to improve access

Health care administrators in the Inland Northwest say 2018 has been a growth year for the industry, particularly in the areas of technology and mental health, as organizations focus on tools to enhance patient experiences and improve access to care ...

Inspire Physical Therapy, hand therapy clinic to merge

Spokane Occupation & Hand Therapy Inc. and Inspire Physical Therapy Spokane PS will merge to become Inspire Physical & Hand Therapy Spokane Inc., says Sean Sipe, Olympia, Wash.-based owner of both practices. ...

Mann-Grandstaff VA Hospital to adopt health record system by 2020

Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center, in northwest Spokane, plans to adopt fully a new electronic health record system by March of 2020, that eventually will be deployed across all VA facilities nationwide. ...

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Medcurity: Helping with HIPAA

Spokane-based health care information technology startup Medcurity Inc. has developed and launched a type of secure records compliance platform that the company’s founders claim is already in high demand. ...

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Mental health insurance coverage to broaden soon

Starting Jan. 1, behavioral health services traditionally covered through Medicaid also will be covered by some of the same managed care organizations that currently cover physical health services, says Jeff Thomas, CEO of Frontier Behavioral Health. ...

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Factoring illness, diseases into financial planning

When someone has or suspects they might develop a chronic, disabling health condition, such as Alzheimer’s disease or Huntington’s disease, preparing for retirement has challenges to be faced on a case-by-case basis, some financial advisers here ...

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Direct Primary Care offers services through membership model

Matt Dinsmore says he became dissatisfied with the prevailing medical care model after several years of working in health care. His dissatisfaction with high insurance premiums, high patient volumes, and the complexities of dealing with insurance...

Columbia Surgical adds Fyzical Therapy franchise office

With the opening of a Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center of Spokane, at 910 N. Washington, Columbia Surgical Specialists PS has expanded its practice here....

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Oregon company Avamere acquires Brookdale retirement complex

Brookdale at South Hill senior-living retirement community has been purchased by Wilsonville, Ore.-based Avamere Family of Companies and now is operating under the Avamere at South Hill name....

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