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2020 Census holds fate of trillions in health-related spending

The 2020 Census hasn’t received much attention from the healthcare industry, but a decision to stop collecting census information early could have major implications for states, providers, insurers and the public. The 2020 Census hasn’t received much attention from the healthcare industry, but a decision to stop collecting census information early could have major implications […]

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Businesses might have swayed some states' reopening plans, emails show

Thousands of pages of emails provided to The Associated Press under open-records laws show that governors across the U.S. were inundated with reopening advice from a wide range of industries. Some governors put economic interests ahead of public health guidance, and certain businesses were allowed to write the rules that would govern their own operations. […]

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Businesses might have swayed some states' reopening plans, emails show

Thousands of pages of emails provided to The Associated Press under open-records laws show that governors across the U.S. were inundated with reopening advice from a wide range of industries. Some governors put economic interests ahead of public health guidance, and certain businesses were allowed to write the rules that would govern their own operations. […]

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4 Healthcare Leaders Discuss Evidence-Based Design: An HCE Original Report

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In many of the conversations HCE has with healthcare leaders, the topic of evidence-based design (EDB) frequently enters into discussions about construction and expansion projects. For our latest HCE Original Report, we decided to explore this trend a little deeper.   Below are four perspectives on how evidence-based design has been incorporated into even the […]

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Perspectives on Vendor/Healthcare Relationships: An HCE Original Report

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Recently, HCE asked one vendor and one healthcare executive for their perspectives on the qualities of a healthy contractual partnership. Here’s what they had to say:   The Vendor Perspective Laura Jones, director of marketing for The Midland Group in Lawrence, Kan., a revenue-cycle services company that focuses on self-pay balances, has been in the […]

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4 Healthcare Organizations Tell Us How They’re Using Social Media: An HCE Original Report

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(by Pete Fernbaugh) Facebook. Instagram. Snapchat. Tumblr. Twitter. Vine. The list of social-media outlets goes on and on. How is your hospital or healthcare organization harnessing social media to connect with your patients and your community? We asked four healthcare organizations this question recently. Here’s what they had to say. Ginger Pelz, Communications Manager, DaVita […]

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Materials Management Director Discovers New Approach to Vendor Negotiations: An HCE Original Report (Part 2 of 2)

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On May 11, we began our look at the way in which Tim Ingram, director of materials management at Longmont United Hospital in Longmont, Colo., improved his approach to negotiations with vendors. Ingram was primarily looking for a solution that would give him transparency, a fair advantage, speed of value, efficiency, and higher-quality data before […]

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Materials Management Director Discovers New Approach to Vendor Negotiations: An HCE Original Report (Part 1 of 2)

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Tim Ingram has been director of materials management for five years at Longmont United Hospital in Longmont, Colo. However, he brings to the table 35 years of experience in this field, beginning when he was 18 and serving in the United States Air Force. Over time, he has learned that negotiating with vendors left him […]

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2 Physician Leaders Discuss Their Work in Advancing Medical Research: An HCE Original Report

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Amidst the torrent of politically oriented healthcare news and process-focused initiatives, it’s easy to overlook the numerous medical breakthroughs that are being made every day. Recently, HCE spoke with two physician leaders about their efforts in advancing medical research, one in the area of pediatric brain tumors and one in robotic surgery. If your focus […]

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Three Perspectives on the Physician Shortage Crisis: An HCE Original Report (Part 3 of 3)

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As we wrap up our look at the different perspectives on the physician-shortage crisis, we turn to rural healthcare. In Part 1, we learned that academic medical centers like the Cleveland Clinic are concerned with how the shortage will affect them in the long-term and are planning accordingly. In Part 2, we detailed the views […]

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