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

December 1, 2016
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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

May 25, 2016
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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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5 Pieces of Advice for Young Healthcare Executives: An HCE Original Report

May 13, 2015
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Recently, HCE asked five veteran healthcare executives the following question: “What advice would you give to young healthcare executives?” This is what they had to say:   Functional skills are not necessarily leadership skills. Darrin Montalvo serves as president of integrated services for St. Joseph Health. He first entered healthcare administration 18 years ago in […]

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2 Healthcare Entrepreneurs Describe How They’re Changing the Traditional Provider Model: An HCE Original Report

September 4, 2014
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by Pete Fernbaugh Historically, healthcare has been dependent on the innovations of entrepreneurs to help move the industry into the future. With that in mind, we’d like to highlight the contributions of two healthcare entrepreneurs who are working hard to change and advance the traditional provider model. HCE had the privilege of speaking with these […]

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What are Your Physicians Worrying About in the New Year?

December 18, 2013
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As healthcare executives, you interact with physicians on a daily basis, whether they’re independent of or employed by your organization. This is obvious, of course, but just how closely do you interact with them? Do you listen to them? Do you hear their views on the transformational changes occurring in healthcare right now? In fact, […]

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How Hospitals can Cut Costs by Improving Observation

December 9, 2013
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In searching for ways to save your hospital money, have you looked at your organization’s observation services? According to Dr. Michael Ross, associate professor of  emergency medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine and lead author of a revealing study in Health Affairs, most hospital’s observation services are “inefficient and disorganized,” thus “putting huge […]

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What Leads to Success under the ACO Model?

December 5, 2013
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Some healthcare experts have charged that ACOs are actually a retread of HMOs, writes Greg Freeman in the December 2013 edition of Managed Care Contracting and Reimbursement Advisor, a newsletter from HealthLeaders Media. But Ben Wanamaker, executive director of the Clayton Christensen Institute’s healthcare program, sees vast differences between the two care models. For one […]

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Are ACOs a Retread of HMOs?

December 4, 2013
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Veterans of the healthcare industry are experiencing déjà vu when it comes to accountable care organizations, writes Greg Freeman in the December 2013 edition of Managed Care Contracting and Reimbursement Advisor, a newsletter from HealthLeaders Media. In fact, Richard Amerling, MD, associate director of clinical medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York […]

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6 Practical Ways Executives Can Show Appreciation for Physicians

November 5, 2013
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Female physicians are more than two times likely to commit suicide than women in any other walk of life. Nearly 50 percent of practicing physicians exhibit at least one of the following four symptoms of burnout: time pressure, degree of control regarding work, work pace and level of chaos, and values alignment between the physician […]

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3 Ways Indian Hospitals Have Reduced Costs

November 4, 2013
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In our conversations with health-care executives around the country, a refrain common across-the-board is their desire to cut costs while maintaining quality. As with most aspects of health care today, this is more succinctly said than done. However, an opinion piece in The Washington Post by researchers Vijay Govindarajan and Ravi Ramamurti examines ways in […]

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