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Q&A with Cheryl Stephens on nationwide health data exchange

March 23, 2012, 9:33 am by Healthcare IT News

When ONC stands up the NwHIN Exchange in October there will be at least 25 partners spanning military, private and public health entities sharing patient records with each other on the back of various standards. Among those is the Community Health Information Collaborative (CHIC), which, thanks to NwHIN-Exchange, swaps health information with partners, and garnered contracts with the VA and SSA that ultimately improve care delivery for residents near its Duluth, Minn. headquarters. Election Feature Content:  No sticky read more


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The Art of Lip Injections

The Secret Art of Natural Lip Injections

Is there a secret art to lip enhancement? You surely know when you've seen someone and immediately reacted, "she had her lips done!". What about the lips that have been filled, look terrific, and you don't know they've been enhanced with filler? That's the secret art to lip fillers and that is why it is critical to select a physician injector who knows the secrets. What are the secrets to getting great lip enhancements? First, experience! Second, the artist within! The injector must also understand the complex, and sometimes unforgiving, anatomy of the lips. These artistic and technical demands explain why so many patients receive sub-standard lip injections and are left with unnatural results. Patients often believe that lip enhancement always leads to unnatural, over-filled results; in actuality, this should never occur in experienced hands.

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