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An epic change is coming to the University of Arizona Medical Center. On November 1st all medical information at UAMC will be electronic, using a software system designed by a private Wisconsin company called Epic.

UAMC Takeover Raises Concerns for State Medicaid

AHCCCS director says Banner Health last year failed to win a contract with health care program.

Medical Marijuana Advocates Appeal State Rules on PTSD Patients

When DHS added disorder to MMJ Act it came with prohibitions including enforcing proof patient is undergoing conventional therapy.

Distribution of Liver Transplants May Change

Organization managing organ allocation considering different methods to distribute organs in US; what this means to Arizona.

St Mary's Parent Company to Pay $35M to Settle Alleged False Claims

Prosecutors argue Carondelet Health Network's Tucson hospitals improperly billed Medicare, two other federal health care programs.

UA Delays Campus Smoking Ban, Drops E-Cigarette Ban

Prohibition of cigarettes, pipes, other products was due to take effect Friday; pushed back to first day of school Aug. 25.

This is just one of the many types of rattlesnakes in the desert wilderness of Arizona.

Rate of Rattlesnake Bites Peaks in August, September

Expanded population, warmer temperatures mean humans, reptile have more opportunities to meet.

El Rio Community Health Center Opens in Mercado District

Remodeled facility still on West Congress Street; will be able to accommodate more patients.

Horne Calls for Stronger Regulation of E-Cigarettes

Joins other attorney generals across country hoping ban, restrictions on advertising.

New Veterans Affairs Secretary Announces Independent Review

Robert McDonald visited the Phoenix VA hospital; says scheduling practices will be looked into.

Anti-Abortion Group Wants No Warrant Searches Enforced

Formal complaint sent to health director asking him to investigate AZ Planned Parenthood amid alleged issues in Tempe clinic.

AZ Prison Health Care Lawsuit OK'd to Continue in U.S. Court

Oct. 20 trial set on behalf of 33,000 inmates from 10 prisons; corrections officials deny allegations.

Ousted UAMC Surgeon Gets Reinstatement Hearing

Medical center officials defend decision to fire Rainer Gruessner; he was placed on leave after altering records.

Planned Parenthood's Case Against Abortion Med Regs on Hold

Arizona is appealing injunction on rules to US Supreme Court causing delay in clinic's challenge of regulations with 9th Circuit.

Plans for Walk-In Clinic for Veterans in PHX

Part of Congress legislation that hopes to shorten health care waiting periods.

AZ Wants Prison Health Care Suit Ruling Reversed

2 months ago appeals court concluded 33,000 inmates could join lawsuit protesting care.

Arizona residents are getting to vote on medical marijuana as part of Proposition 203.

Medical Pot Researcher Denied Dismissal from UA Appeal

Organization asks Board of Regents to allow transfer to NAU, ASU.

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