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Medical marijuana now available in D.C.

WASHINGTON — Medical marijuana is now available in Washington, D.C. The Washington Post reports that Capital City Care sold the city’s first medical marijuana on Monday, 15 years after voters approved a legalization initiative. Congressional intervention blocked implementation for more ...

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The health IT evolution: For providers, high cost and high priority

As chief financial officer for the University of Maryland Medical System, Henry Franey oversees the pocketbooks for UMMS’ 12 hospitals. Even with an operating budget of about $3 billion, UMMS has wrestled with the steep costs of implementing information technology products and integrating them into clinical activities, Franey said. But as health IT rapidly permeates the health care industry, he said, Maryland’s hospitals — and other providers across the country — have little choice but to make the investment.

Major health care institutions have been chin-deep in IT investments for about a decade. Over the past few years, physicians’ offices and community hospitals have been following suit, implementing systems like Electronic Health Records, which replace paper copies of patient records.

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Tabrizchi honored by PatientsChoice.org

Ali Tabrizchi, D.O., FACC, FSCAI, FACOI, a clinical interventional cardiologist at the Heart Center at Sinai Hospital, has been recognized as one of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors.

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Gardner Duvall: Top court casts doubt on commonly used settlement approach

The settlement of litigation is a common and important facet of the administration of justice. Unfortunately, a recent decision by the Court of Appeals casts doubt on the meaning and usefulness of an ordinary approach to settlement and release in Maryland.

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Obama administration urges Cuba to allow Md. man to see U.S. doctor

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration wants an American imprisoned in Cuba to see his personal physician amid concerns he may have a cancerous growth on his shoulder. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says Maryland native Alan Gross should be released. ...

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Family, doctor settle suit over death of boy, 7

The parents of a 7-year-old boy who died in 2009 of an allegedly botched hernia operation followed by a misdiagnosed and mistreated kidney infection settled their medical malpractice lawsuit against their Bel Air urologist and his medical practice.

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Feds want Maryland to go beyond health act

If quiet negotiations between policymakers and industry bear fruit, Maryland could join the short list of states attempting to go far beyond the Affordable Care Act in improving health and limiting spending. Federal officials are urging Maryland and its powerful ...

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