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…

LVHN Endures Short-Term Losses for Long-Term …
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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Healthcare Insider podcast: Why Roger Weems and other consultants are leaving the big firms to join Premier

In this episode of Healthcare Insider, we are talking to Roger Weems, Vice President, Advisory Services Market Leader at Premier, about why he and other consultants are leaving major consulting firms to join the healthcare improvement company. In this episode of Healthcare Insider, we are talking to Roger Weems, Vice President, Advisory Services Market Leader […]

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Feds shouldn’t lose sight of drug misuse epidemic, GAO says

The largest recorded increase of drug overdose deaths occurred from May 2019 to May 2020, with a significant increase from March to May that was likely fueled by the staggering economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The largest recorded increase of drug overdose deaths occurred from May 2019 to May 2020, with a significant increase […]

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Senate urged to extend moratorium on Medicare sequester in COVID-19 relief legislation

Senate urged to extend moratorium on Medicare sequester in COVID-19 relief legislation tjordan_drupal Mar 2, 2021 The AHA, American Medical Association, American Health Care Association, National Association for Home Care & Hospice, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and Association for Clinical Oncology today urged Senate leaders to extend the moratorium on the Medicare sequester […]

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Johnson & Johnson to partner with Merck to produce COVID-19 vaccine doses

Johnson & Johnson to partner with Merck to produce COVID-19 vaccine doses tjordan_drupal Mar 2, 2021 President Biden today announced a major partnership between Johnson & Johnson and Merck to manufacture the latest COVID-19 vaccine to be authorized for emergency use in the U.S. The arrangement includes activating the Defense Production Act to help equip […]

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Bill would create commission to examine, improve public health readiness

Bill would create commission to examine, improve public health readiness tjordan_drupal Mar 2, 2021 AHA yesterday voiced support for the National Coronavirus Commission Act (S. 412), legislation that would create a national commission to examine lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and how to improve public health readiness. AHA said the commission should consider how […]

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Study: COVID-19 convalescent plasma unlikely to benefit certain ED patients

Study: COVID-19 convalescent plasma unlikely to benefit certain ED patients tjordan_drupal Mar 2, 2021 The National Institutes of Health has halted a clinical trial evaluating the effectiveness of COVID-19 convalescent plasma in emergency department patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 symptoms and at least one risk factor for severe COVID-19 after an independent board concluded from the […]

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House committee discusses future of telehealth

House committee discusses future of telehealth tjordan_drupal Mar 2, 2021 At a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing today, health care stakeholders urged Congress to consider how to ensure flexibilities remain for patients and health care providers in telehealth beyond the public health emergency. “It is critical to the health, safety and equitable […]

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Federally funded telemedicine program offers hospitals critical care support

Federally funded telemedicine program offers hospitals critical care support tjordan_drupal Mar 2, 2021 The National Emergency Tele-Critical Care Network offers hospitals and health systems needing clinical support to care for seriously ill COVID-19 patients free telehealth access to critical care physicians, nurses and other clinical experts. NETCCN received funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and […]

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OU Health Physicians, Oklahoma Blues plan fail to reach new contract

A disagreement over provider reimbursement rates will soon leave more than 830,000 patients out-of-network at Oklahoma’s largest physician group. A disagreement over provider reimbursement rates will soon leave more than 830,000 patients out-of-network at Oklahoma’s largest physician group.

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NIH, Partners Commit $74.9M to New Phase of Alzheimer’s Program

Called AMP AD 2.0, the new version of the 10-year-old program will support technologies including single-cell profiling and computational modeling to bring precision medicine to the development of new Alzheimer’s treatments, NIH said Tuesday. Called AMP AD 2.0, the new version of the 10-year-old program will support technologies including single-cell profiling and computational modeling to bring precision medicine to […]

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