The Source - October 29, 2013
Tue October 29, 2013
The Source: Streamlining Health Information | H-E-B Downtown
In the first segment:
Having all your health information at the fingertips of your doctors is more than just a useful desire, according to several recent studies it is an endeavor that would save time, millions of dollars per year to consumers as well as improve health outcomes.
As part of the Affordable Care Act, hospitals and healthcare providers are required to implement a lot of changes in the way that medical records are accessible. Health information exchanges are being built throughout the country in counties and cities.
Healthcare Access San Antonio specializes in assisting in this transition. Gijs Van Oort is president of HASA and joins us to talk about the ongoing work.
In the second segment:
The city continues to negotiate with local grocer H-E-B on the possibility of a downtown store. H-E-B is asking to expand its downtown headquarters between Main and Arsenal Streets as part of the negotiations. The plan would include the closure of a section of South Main Street, and the buildout of the campus to the tune of $100 million. Closing Main street has inspired several area residents to voice their opposition to the plan.
Dya Campos, director of public affairs for H-E-B joins us to walk us through the plan and answer questions. James Rodriguez is a concerned resident with Main Access, an advocacy group that opposes the street closure.
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