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Premera Blue Cross Cyberattack Exposed Millions Of Customer Records

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Patient perceptions have been tough to change at Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, N.C. Joanna Serah/Wikimedia hide caption

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With Medicare Pay On The Line, Hospitals Push Harder To Please Patients

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U.S. taxpayers have poured $30 billion into funding electronic records systems in hospitals and doctors' offices since 2009. But most of those systems still can't talk to each other, which makes transfer of medical information tough. iStockphoto hide caption

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Sharing Patient Records Is Still A Digital Dilemma For Doctors

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What's A Patient To Do When Hospital Ratings Disagree?

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An overgrowth of Clostridium difficile bacteria can inflame the colon with a life-threatening infection. Dr. David Phillips/Getty Images/Visuals Unlimited hide caption

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One form of carbapenem-resistant bacteria seen in culture. CRE bacteria are blamed for 600 deaths a year in the U.S. and can withstand treatment by virtually every kind of antibiotic. CDC hide caption

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Happy patients can be a windfall for the hospitals that care for them. Laughing Stock/Corbis hide caption

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Satisfied Patients Now Make Hospitals Richer, But Is That Fair?

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Cleveland Clinic pharmacist Katie Greenlee talks with Morgan Clay about how he should take his prescriptions when he leaves the hospital. Sarah Jane Tribble/WCPN/Ideastream hide caption

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Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, Mo., is changing its name to Mosaic Life Care. It was the focus of an NPR and ProPublica investigation into its billing practices. Steve Hebert for ProPublica hide caption

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Senator 'Astounded' That Nonprofit Hospitals Sue Poorest Patients

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