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Georgia Healthcare News Roundup for March 1st, 2019

Things often move fast in the world of Georgia healthcare news. Here’s a look at some of the biggest stories from the last seven days.

Bill to Overhaul CON in Georgia Stalls in the Senate

A proposal moving through the Atlanta State Senate that would overhaul the CON – Certificate of Need – system in the state, which governs governs the construction and expansion of healthcare facilities and services has stalled, with some legislators claiming it would harm Georgia healthcare, especially in rural areas. Read More

Bill to Help Increase Georgia Telemedicine Initiatives Meeting With Praise

The State of Georgia is an acknowledged national leader in the field of healthcare IT, so it is not surprising that the strides being made in telemedicine are impressive. Now a new bill is moving through the Legislature that will help make expanding the scope of what it can do is making good progress. Read More

UGA Miracle raises more than $1.1 million for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

In the halls of the University of Georgia a night of dancing – a non stop dancing marathon to precise – yoga sessions, hair cutting demonstrations and more helped the UGA Miracle initiative raise over a million dollars to help some of the state’s most vulnerable residents; sick kids. Read More

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Medical College of Georgia Proposes Plan to Encourage More Graduates to Become Rural Doctors

Many rural areas of Georgia still suffer from an acute shortage of medical professionals, leading to patients having to travel extensively to receive care. Now a proposal from the board at the Medical College of Georgia has been put forward that aims to help change that, offering students incentives to choose to practice rural medicine in the most underserved counties in the state. Read More

 

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