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Three Perspectives on the Physician Shortage Crisis: An HCE Original Report (Part 1 of 3)

April 25, 2016
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The national physician-shortage crisis has been covered extensively by healthcare media, but this coverage is often limited to the latest projections about the severity of the crisis and speculation about how it will impact different regions of the country. Recently, HCE decided to dig a little deeper into this subject by talking with three healthcare […]

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4 Healthcare Leaders Explain How Telehealth is Impacting Care Delivery: An HCE Original Report

April 14, 2016
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Recently, HCE spoke with four healthcare leaders about the impact telehealth is having on their delivery of care. Here’s what they had to say. Martha Whitecotton, Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health Services at Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, N.C. Although telepsychiatry is common to many for-profit companies and healthcare systems, Martha Whitecotton, senior vice […]

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Covenant Health Transforms Care Delivery with Daily Safety Ops Briefings

December 31, 2015
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Many white papers have been written on the subject of care delivery and reinventing it for an Affordable Care future. But it wasn’t a white paper that transformed Lubbock, Texas-based Covenant Health System’s care delivery. It was a white board and 30 minutes every day. These tools were the game-changers for the system, Dr. Craig […]

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Hospitals Can Restore™ ACA Compliance

October 9, 2015
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as PPACA or ACA for short, is arguably the most influential driver of policy and operational decisions by hospitals across the country. Hospitals are aggressively working to maximize revenues under new regulations and payment methodologies. In FFY13, Medicare began replacing a small portion of traditional Medicare payments […]

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5 Healthcare Executives Discuss Maintaining Patient Relationships after Treatment: An HCE Original Report

May 19, 2015
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Recently, HCE asked five healthcare executives the following two-part question: What are you doing to maintain patient relationships following treatment? And how does the hospital-patient relationship influence brand building? Here is what they had to say: Brian S. Bizub, Chief Executive Officer of Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute, PA, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. “In light […]

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AES and the Accomplishment Culture© are Transforming the Executive Search

May 14, 2015
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Marion Spears Karr, president of Avery Executive Search (a subsidiary company of Avery Partners, Inc.), in Roswell, Ga., details his signature program, the Accomplishment Culture©, and how AES is using it to change the way in which executives approach job interviews and the way in which organizations find the right leaders.

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Capella Healthcare’s Goal is to Forge Partnerships that Make Communities Better

April 29, 2015
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Michael Wiechart, President and Chief Executive Officer Capella Healthcare may be in the business of acquiring and partnering with community hospitals for the sake of building strong local healthcare systems, but the organization has not embraced some of the approaches common in today’s marketplace. Rather, Capella approaches all potential partners, in the words of Michael […]

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Baldrige Journey Transforms Culture of Duke U Hospital

March 25, 2015
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Kevin W. Sowers, RN, MSN, FAAN, president of Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C., looks back at the organization’s Baldrige Journey, exploring the many ways in which he and his team have changed under the program’s influence.  

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UAB Aggregates Data for Better Understanding of Mortality Rates

March 10, 2015
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Dr. Martin J. Heslin, associate director for clinical programs at UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center in Birmingham, Ala., delineates the process they began in mid-2011 to collect and examine data related to mortality rates in order to gain a better understanding of why patients die during surgical services.  

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Tsoi/Kobus Focused on Adding Value to Healthcare Design

October 17, 2014
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Jocelyn Frederick, principal at Tsoi/Kobus & Associates in Cambridge, Mass., one of the country’s foremost architecture, planning, and interior design firms, discusses how she, as leader of its celebrated healthcare practice, and her team are assisting  organizations in navigating the changes in healthcare construction through the value-added Kaizen methodology.

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