Category Archives: Louisiana Department of Health and Human Services

Louisiana Furthers its Commitment to the Development of Health IT-related Strategies

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum have formed the Health Information Technology Advisory Council.  Seventeen members from across the state were chosen to provide expertise to help develop health IT-related strategies in an effort to advance statewide health IT improvements.  For more information go to:

Written by: Traci Thompson


Thinking Outside the Country: Recruiting Foreign Physicians

In recruiting doctors, hospitals must navigate several minefields which include Stark law and the Anti-Kickback Statute. Yet, a rarely considered issue when recruiting physicians is whether immigration laws have been violated. Generally, non-resident aliens who have completed a residency or fellowship training program in the United States must return to their home country for two years before they can work in the United States. Continue reading