Intermountain Healthcare offers patients telemedicine visits 24/7; SSM Health to launch EHR locator services;

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> Intermountain Healthcare's new telemedicine program will give patients access to a provider 24/7, the Salt Lake City-based provider announced Monday. Visits for Intermountain Connect Care can be made through video and audio conferencing over the Web and will cost $49. Announcement

> SSM Health is set to launch Surescripts' National Record Locator Service. The platform will allow the St. Louis health system to search for patient records in its clinics in Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma. Article

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> Nurses may be split on their levels of job satisfaction, according to an article from the Times Free Press, but hospitals are working to combat the issue. Article

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> The cost of a single opioid overdose is significant for both the healthcare system and the patient. Costs include expensive ancillary services such as ambulance rides, the administration of drugs and inpatient drug treatment programs after a clinical recovery. Article

> Fifty-one U.S. Senators have asked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to closely consider its payment rules for outpatient centers operated by hospitals off their campuses. Article

And Finally... Food fit for a fairy. Article