UNC Health Care http://wunc.org en Why UNC Healthcare Is Cutting Back On Patients Temporarily http://wunc.org/post/why-unc-healthcare-cutting-back-patients-temporarily <p></p><p>UNC Healthcare has cut back the number of patients it's seeing at several of its facilities over the past two weeks. The hospital system is in the process of transitioning to a new electronic medical records system, and the cutbacks are part of anticipated roll-out period procedure.</p><p>The system, known as EPIC, is the same records software being implemented at Duke and Novant health systems. EPIC will allow patients to more seamlessly transition between the state's hospitals.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:15:52 +0000 WUNC News 33935 at http://wunc.org Why UNC Healthcare Is Cutting Back On Patients Temporarily Study: Children's Ear Tube Surgery Might Be Unnecessary In The Long-Term http://wunc.org/post/study-childrens-ear-tube-surgery-might-be-unnecessary-long-term <p></p><p>Researchers at the University of North Carolina and RTI International have found that children who have tubes implanted in their ears to remove fluid pressure fare just as well in the long run as kids who wait out the symptoms under a doctor's care.</p><p></p><p>The small tubes are surgically implanted in a child’s eardrums to relieve the condition, called otitis media with effusion. Nearly 670,000 kids undergo the procedure in America each year, making it one of the most common surgeries for children.</p><p></p> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 15:54:51 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 28730 at http://wunc.org Study: Children's Ear Tube Surgery Might Be Unnecessary In The Long-Term One Of North Carolina's Top Docs Busts 3 Myths About Healthcare http://wunc.org/post/one-north-carolinas-top-docs-busts-3-myths-about-healthcare <p></p><p>Americans pay more per capita for healthcare than anywhere in the world, but the outcomes are far from the best. And when it comes to improving the system, the only thing experts agree on is that its complicated. The Affordable Care Act is an attempt at comprehensive reform.</p><p>Bill Roper is head of the UNC Health Care system. He has spoken out in favor of Obamacare. He acknowledges there are downsides, but he says there is one undeniable benefit.:</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 21:11:51 +0000 Carol Jackson, Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 28690 at http://wunc.org One Of North Carolina's Top Docs Busts 3 Myths About Healthcare Nash Health Care To Pay UNC For Services http://wunc.org/post/nash-health-care-pay-unc-services <p></p><p>UNC Health Care announced a new partnership with Nash Health Care in Rocky Mount on Monday. The partnership allows Nash to access some of the resources of the larger UNC system, including medical supplies and management services.</p><p>The partnership gives UNC 0.2% of Nash's annual revenue, or an estimated $400,000-a-year to start.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:27:06 +0000 WUNC News 27510 at http://wunc.org Nash Health Care To Pay UNC For Services UNC Opens Mental Health Facility In Wake County As Part Of Deal With WakeMed http://wunc.org/post/unc-opens-mental-health-facility-wake-county-part-deal-wakemed <p>UNC Health Care has opened a new mental hospital in Wake County after building repairs caused a two-month delay.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 11:53:38 +0000 Will Michaels 22573 at http://wunc.org Johnston County Hospitals To Join UNC Health Care http://wunc.org/post/johnston-county-hospitals-join-unc-health-care <p>Johnston County's hospitals are partnering with UNC Health Care to expand their reach in the eastern Triangle.&nbsp; Leaders with both systems say the move will keep costs down for patients as health care laws change at the state and federal levels.&nbsp;</p><p>Johnston Health CEO Chuck Elliot says the Affordable Care Act and North Carolina's <a href="/post/mccrory-lawmakers-want-block-medicaid-expansion">decision to opt out </a>of Medicaid expansion makes the partnership necessary. Tue, 02 Apr 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Will Michaels 13030 at http://wunc.org Johnston County Hospitals To Join UNC Health Care High Point Hospital Joins UNC Health Care http://wunc.org/post/high-point-hospital-joins-unc-health-care <p></p><p style="line-height: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.75em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228); ">UNC Health Care is growing its network of hospitals with the addition of High Point Regional.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 20:13:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 1712 at http://wunc.org Wake County, UNC Explore Mental Health Care Partnership http://wunc.org/post/wake-county-unc-explore-mental-health-care-partnership <p>Wake County residents who need mental health care could become UNC Health Care patients later this year.<br> Tue, 15 May 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 2521 at http://wunc.org Legislative Committee Votes To Limit UNC Health Care http://wunc.org/post/legislative-committee-votes-limit-unc-health-care <p>A legislative committee has voted to recommend limiting the size of UNC Health Care.<br> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 20:10:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 2890 at http://wunc.org Chronic Illness Clinic to Open http://wunc.org/post/chronic-illness-clinic-open <p>A new health care facility for patients with chronic illnesses opens tomorrow in Chapel Hill. The clinic called Carolina Advanced Health is a joint effort between Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and UNC Health Care. It's designed to treat members of Blue Cross with chronic illnesses like diabetes, COPD and depression. Doctor Thomas Warcup is the director of the new facility. He says it brings together different specialists to keep patients out of the Emergency Room or urgent care clinics.<br> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 19:50:00 +0000 Will Michaels 7140 at http://wunc.org