From the family of quintessential pranksters comes an opinion piece about the royal prank heard round the word. Peter Funt, the son of Candid Camera's Allen Funt, says the difference today is that everything is magnified and made permanent in the digital environment.
A sampling of letters about the deal between the state and the City of Raleigh to allow the lease of the Dix land for a city park. Read the story here if you missed it.
WakeMed Health & Hospitals said Wednesday it will invest about $100 million over five years on a comprehensive, system-wide health record system, the largest IT investment in WakeMed's history. It will replace about 130 software programs and applications with a unified system that connects hospitals, clinics, pathology labs and doctors' offices on a single network.
WakeMed's decision to begin negotiations with Epic Systems culminates 18 months of vetting competing medical records systems. WakeMed expects to install the system in 2015, with staff training to get underway next summer.
The 8,300-employee health system's transition to electronic health records is prompted by the The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare. The health care law will reward doctors and hospital that use electronic records with Medicare and Medicaid patients, and penalize those that don't achieve certain usage levels with electronic records.
Other health systems are making similar investments. Duke University Health Systems is replacing 135 electronic networks with an Epic Systems product over seven years at a cost of more than $500 million.
Rex Healthcare is offering an online assessment of your heart health. It's free and it's confidential.
And, if you provide your mailing address, Rex will send you a $5 gift card to Applebee's. The gift card incentive runs through the end of February, while supplies last.
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Rex Healthcare is hosting a public open house Saturday to inaugurate its new Wakefield campus, which will offer cancer treatment, out-patient surgery, urgent care, wellness services and a sleep lab.
The $25 million satellite facility is located at 1200 Governor Manly Way, Wake Forest, at the corner of Capital Boulevard and New Falls of Neuse.
Saturday's event is slated for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and will feature food and entertainment.
Rex Healthcare Wakefield will be open for business starting on Monday.