Information Technology

LVHN Endures Short-Term Losses for Long-Term Benefits of Population Health

December 5, 2016
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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 the late 1990s. However, Brian A. Nester, DO, who has been with the organization since 1998 and president and chief executive officer since 2014, […]

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

May 23, 2016
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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)

May 13, 2016
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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)

May 11, 2016
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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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Physicians Care Embraces the Future of Healthcare

May 2, 2016
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When we last spoke with Chris Doyle, MBA, chief executive officer of Physicians Care Surgical Hospital in Royersford, Penn., the Rothman Institute had just opened its newest medical building. As the largest owner of Physicians Care, the Rothman Institute has coordinated with the original surgeon owners who created the hospital with the goal of achieving […]

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

April 29, 2016
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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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HPN Leads the Nation in Healthcare Innovation and Progress

April 18, 2016
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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 troubled hospitals and health systems. According to Dr. Merkin, this forced HPN to think differently and to approach problems using nontraditional strategies. In other […]

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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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Liaison Brings Integrated Security to Healthcare IT Platforms

April 5, 2016
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In a world of healthcare start-ups, Liaison Technologies stands out from the crowd, especially in 2014 when the company was lauded with numerous honors and recognitions. In November 2014, for example, the company was included on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, placing it among the fastest-growing North America technology companies. Gartner also named Liaison a leader […]

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CCMH Turns IT Department into a Hybrid Shop

March 25, 2016
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On April 1, 2014, Comanche County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) in Lawton, Okla., took a bold step with its department of information technology. Once a fully outsourced shop primarily devoted to McKesson, the largest hospital west of Oklahoma City brought its outsourced personnel entirely in-house and implemented a remote-support model, mixed and matched from a few […]

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