Jim Burress http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Georgia Hospital System Partners With Royal Philips http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/georgia-hospital-system-extends-partnership-philips Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Companies that make medical equipment operate largely on a supply-and-demand model. Hospitals buy their multimillion- dollar machines, use them for a few years, and then go shopping again. In some cases, manufacturers have designed entire medical systems within a hospital.<p>Now, in what appears to be a first-of-its-kind partnership in the United States, a tech giant - Royal Philips - and a hospital system in Georgia are sharing financial risk and reward. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 09:06:00 +0000 Jim Burress 28270 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Georgia Immigration Law Trips Up Doctors And Nurses http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/georgia-immigration-law-trips-doctors-and-nurses Hundreds of health care workers in Georgia are losing their licenses to practice because of a problem created by a new immigration law in the state.<p>The law requires everyone — no matter where they were born — to prove their citizenship or legal residency to renew their professional licenses.<p>With too few state workers to process the extra paperwork, licenses for doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health professionals are expiring.<p>Lisa Durden with the <a href="http://www.sos.ga.gov/plb/%20">secretary of state's office</a> says renewing a license used to be a straightforward process Mon, 12 Nov 2012 20:22:00 +0000 Jim Burress 6343 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Georgia Immigration Law Trips Up Doctors And Nurses