LVHN Endures Short-Term Losses for Long-
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Brian A. Nester, DO, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Penn., first considered a value-based healthcare system in…

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HPN Leads the Nation in Healthcare Innovation and Progress
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In 1979, Richard Merkin, MD, founded the organization that would eventually become Heritage Provider Network.

In its earliest days, HPN lacked the financial and human capital to provide traditional solutions to…

HPN Leads the Nation in Healthcare Innovation…
MLKCH Opens with a Fresh Culture and a Fresh Start
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In 2007, the historic King Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif., closed, after years of persistent and unresolvable quality and patient safety problems.

King Drew had originally been founded by…

MLKCH Opens with a Fresh Culture and a Fresh …
Ameritas Keeps Pace with Constantly Changing Marketplace
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Hospitals and physicians aren’t the only ones that have spent the past few years adjusting to the Affordable Care Act. Payers have also had to change up their systems and…

Ameritas Keeps Pace with Constantly Changing …
Queens Boulevard Partners with North Shore-LIJ to Improve Care Continuum for Patients
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Dr. Jonathan Mawere has been with Queens Boulevard Extended Care Facility (QBECF) in Woodside, N.Y., in various capacities since 1999.

Founded in 1995, QBECF is a 280-bed, state-of-the-art nursing facility that…

Queens Boulevard Partners with North Shore-LI…
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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's healthcare stances

Barrett’s stances on Affordable Care Act will be under scrutiny as the landmark law faces a legal challenge at the Supreme Court Barrett’s stances on Affordable Care Act will be under scrutiny as the landmark law faces a legal challenge at the Supreme Court

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Kindred Health CEO staying focused on growth strategy

Despite the financial pinch the pandemic has put on the industry, Kindred President and CEO Ben Breier says the organization is well positioned to keep growing. Despite the financial pinch the pandemic has put on the industry, Kindred President and CEO Ben Breier says the organization is well positioned to keep growing.

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California health plan crafts handmade cards for nursing home residents

A California health plan has found a colorful way to reach out to its members in skilled-nursing facilities, with a drive to create and distribute handmade greeting cards. A California health plan has found a colorful way to reach out to its members in skilled-nursing facilities, with a drive to create and distribute handmade greeting […]

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Pharmacists in Ohio managing care as providers—and getting paid for it too

An insurer-led experiment adds community pharmacists to care teams in the hope of controlling chronic conditions and reducing hospital readmissions. An insurer-led experiment adds community pharmacists to care teams in the hope of controlling chronic conditions and reducing hospital readmissions.

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Interdisciplinary approach to COVID-19 
has roots in lessons learned 100 years ago

Reflecting on Virginia Mason Health System’s 100-year history and navigating the present reality, there have been key lessons foundational to our work that have been tested and affirmed by COVID-19. Reflecting on Virginia Mason Health System’s 100-year history and navigating the present reality, there have been key lessons foundational to our work that have been […]

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Tracking patients’ COVID-19 vaccinations likely to challenge providers long after vaccines arrive

Providers won’t be able to track who has received a COVID-19 vaccine, when available, without an accurate way to identify patient immunization records across care settings. Providers won’t be able to track who has received a COVID-19 vaccine, when available, without an accurate way to identify patient immunization records across care settings.

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Data Points: Upcoming flu season a big question mark

Flu season typically begins around week 40 of a given year (early October), 
but hospitalizations don’t peak until the start of the next year. Average rate of hospitalizations per 100,000, 2010-11 to 2019-20, by week of the year. Flu season typically begins around week 40 of a given year (early October), 
but hospitalizations don’t peak […]

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Miami’s diverse community challenges effort to fight COVID-19

Miami’s identity as an international city with a diverse population has steered its response to the pandemic, health officials say. Miami’s identity as an international city with a diverse population has steered its response to the pandemic, health officials say.

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Mental health startups help providers monitor patient symptoms at home

Providers are trying app- and web-based tools to track anxiety, depression and other behavioral health symptoms between appointments. It’s been particularly helpful with patients postponing some care because of COVID. Providers are trying app- and web-based tools to track anxiety, depression and other behavioral health symptoms between appointments. It’s been particularly helpful with patients postponing […]

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AHA urges HHS to reinstate June COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund reporting requirements

AHA urges HHS to reinstate June COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund reporting requirements tjordan_drupal Sep 25, 2020 The AHA today urged the Department of Health and Human Services to reinstate the COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund reporting requirements outlined in its June 19 FAQ that defined both expenses and lost revenues attributable to COVID-19. AHA said the […]

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