Firm aims to nationally distribute brain care innovation

Preferred Population Health Management is trying to get hospital systems, health insurers and area agencies on aging to use a set of tools and techniques to help dementia patients and their families—tools that were developed by the medical staff at Eskenazi Health, the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute.

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Applications to Marian medical school keep rising

health care paul evans marian watch videoWith the number of applications to Marian’s College of Osteopathic Medicine running twice as high as initially expected, school leaders say they are confident Marian can help reduce a looming physician shortage in Indiana.

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Health law adding to primary care doctor shortage

A survey found that 81 percent of doctors say they are over-extended or at full capacity, and 44 percent plan to cut back on the number of patients they see, retire, work part-time or close their practice to new patients.

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WellPoint unit launching $80M information exchange

Two insurers announced Tuesday that they are partnering for an ambitious project to establish one of the nation's largest health-information exchanges, an effort they hope will reduce duplication and improve patient outcomes.

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UPDATE: Four doctors arrested in clinic raids

Dr. Larry Ley, 68, of Noblesville, was being held on $1 million bond on drug-dealing charges in Hamilton County Jail. A dozen additional suspects, including three other doctors, were either under arrest or being sought by police.

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Kokomo doctor gets 2 years for overprescribing

Don Wagoner, his wife and two other doctors were arrested last year on narcotics charges connected to clinics in Kokomo and Burlington. State officials say at least a dozen patients died from drug-related complications.

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