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Doctors Express: Peter Ross, CEO

September 7, 2011

Healthcare in the United States is facing numerous challenges to providing quality, timely care –- emergency room wait times, a shortage of primary-care physicians, and looming healthcare reform. One organization is working to fill some of these gaps through urgent-care facilities. Doctors Express is the first-ever national urgent-care franchise. The franchise is dedicated to one […]

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American Family Care: It’s All about the Patient

July 20, 2015
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Dr. Bruce Irwin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, and Randy Johansen, President by Pete Fernbaugh Randy Johansen has been employed with American Family Care (AFC) for 22 years and has served as president for the last 10 years. He was employed at a for-profit hospital when Dr. Bruce Irwin, founder and chief executive officer of […]

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What Impact Will Hospital-Employed Physicians Have on Healthcare?

January 9, 2014
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As healthcare reform kicks further into gear, more and more physicians are surrendering their autonomy and accepting hospital employment. The long-term implications of these arrangements have yet to be determined, but if one prominent United States city is any indication, the healthcare market will favor the larger system in the future. According to Alan Bavley […]

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4 Factors that are Causing Physician Dissatisfaction

October 9, 2013
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It’s no small secret that the HIE rollout last week was clunky, incompetent, and error-ridden. Many executives are probably wondering what else awaits them as healthcare reform moves forward. It’s obvious the next few years will be difficult for the country’s health industry, as hospitals adjust to new employment and reimbursement models and as patients […]

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Report: The Death of the Private-Practice Physician is Overstated

September 18, 2013
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A frequently discussed topic within the healthcare community revolves around the increasing numbers of physicians who are seeking hospital employment. In fact, this topic is discussed so much by those of us in healthcare media you couldn’t be blamed for thinking self-employed physicians are a dinosaur of the pre-healthcare reform past. However, when large numbers […]

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Survey Says: Physicians Believe Other Parties Bear Equal Responsibility for Reform

July 24, 2013
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As healthcare reform is rolled out, it’s easy to get caught up in all of the details and demands that are being placed on hospitals at ever-increasing speeds and volumes. Sometimes, however, the opinions of the providers are drowned out in the cacophony of deadlines and upgrades and political wrangling that reform has wrought. So, […]

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Debate over HIEs Intensifies as Some See Doom on the Horizon

February 7, 2013

The debate over Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) is only intensifying, reports Ken Terry at InformationWeek Healthcare, with many questioning “the viability and usefulness of the current generation of HIEs.” William Yasnoff, MD, PhD, president of the Health Record Banking Alliance represents the fiery side of the HIE debate. In an article for NHINWatch, he said, […]

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Medicare Hospital Reimbursement Policies “Unfair and Confusing”

February 4, 2013

Daniel Sisto, president of the Healthcare Association of New York State, has penned an editorial for the Albany Times Union in response to a Dec. article that revealed how “Medicare’s hospital reimbursement policies are harming patients.” Since the federal government is demanding that hospitals reduce Medicare spending and because Medicare can penalize hospitals that admit […]

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Increased number of CT scans cause for concern

June 21, 2012

According to a June 13, 2012, story by Alice Park at Time.com’s Healthland, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that the use of imaging tests, such as CT scans and MRIs, grew tremendously between 1996 and 2010, with the use of CT scans tripling and MRIs quadrupling per […]

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