Law & Legislation

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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Ameritas Keeps Pace with Constantly Changing Marketplace

March 11, 2016
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Hospitals and physicians aren’t the only ones that have spent the past few years adjusting to the Affordable Care Act. Payers have also had to change up their systems and business models to accommodate new rules and a new generation of consumers. Ameritas, which is headquartered in Lincoln, Neb., has adjusted to the reform marketplace […]

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Tuba City Regional Explores Ways to Expand Access within Navajo Nation

March 7, 2016
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With unique challenges to funding and its patient population, Tuba City Regional Health Care is committed to serving the residents of the Navajo and Hopi reservations in and around Tuba City, Ariz. Tuba City Regional Health Care is a 638 self-determination organization, which means it receives some funding from the Indian Health Services, but it […]

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Cheyenne Regional Leads State with Wyoming Institute of Population Health

February 12, 2016
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Dr. Phyllis Sherard, Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President of Population Health; Greg O’Barr, Director, Business Development and Analysis; and Dr. Judit Olah, Director, Analytics for Population Health Division, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is the largest hospital in the state of Wyoming. With 222 beds, it was honored by CMS with […]

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Legacy Pharmaceutical Reduces Distribution Costs

January 28, 2016
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Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging, which is headquartered in St. Louis, Miss., is not your typical contract packager, Dave Spence, chief executive officer, will tell you. The company has figured out a way to eliminate several steps from the pharmaceutical distribution model. Here’s how it works: The pharmaceutical manufacturer sends its products to Legacy in bulk, and […]

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LeadingAge is Working to Improve the Healthcare of the Nation’s Seniors

December 28, 2015
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Larry Minnix Jr., president and chief executive officer of LeadingAge in Washington D.C., analyzes the many political and social healthcare challenges that seniors throughout the United States are facing.  

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Sedalia Surgery Center is a Reminder of the Importance of ASCs

August 6, 2015
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Phyllis Fischer, Administrator Located in Sedalia, Mo., Sedalia Surgery Center is a fully accredited, fully equipped ambulatory surgery center that is highly valued by its local community. Once the community becomes aware of its services, that is. According to Phyllis Fischer, administrator, among the biggest challenges confronting ASCs is the unfamiliarity that not just patients […]

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WVUHS Develops Plan to Regionalize Services for Geographically Isolated Population

July 27, 2015
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Christopher C. Colenda, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer West Virginia United Health System (WVUHS) has a tough mission, particularly in today’s healthcare market: to serve a typically underserved population that is geographically dispersed. The not-for-profit health system is the second-largest employer in the state and serves north central and eastern West Virginia, mainly […]

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Adeptia’s Solutions are Transforming Healthcare IT

May 27, 2015
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Deepak Singh, president and chief technology officer (left), and Raman Singh, director of sales engineering (right), for Chicago-based Adeptia, offer several examples of how healthcare organizations around the country have improved their IT infrastructures by using the company’s solutions.

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PVI Advocates for the Patient, Insisting Their Voice be Heard

February 24, 2015
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Pat Mastors and Diane Stollenwerk, co-founders of the Patient Voice Institute, talk about the importance of advocating for patients and having their voices heard by those who are implementing far-reaching changes within the nation’s healthcare industry.  

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