LVHN Endures Short-Term Losses for Long-
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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…

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HPN Leads the Nation in Healthcare Innovation and Progress
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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…

HPN Leads the Nation in Healthcare Innovation…
MLKCH Opens with a Fresh Culture and a Fresh Start
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In 2007, the historic King Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif., closed, after years of persistent and unresolvable quality and patient safety problems.

King Drew had originally been founded by…

MLKCH Opens with a Fresh Culture and a Fresh …
Ameritas Keeps Pace with Constantly Changing Marketplace
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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…

Ameritas Keeps Pace with Constantly Changing …
Queens Boulevard Partners with North Shore-LIJ to Improve Care Continuum for Patients
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Dr. Jonathan Mawere has been with Queens Boulevard Extended Care Facility (QBECF) in Woodside, N.Y., in various capacities since 1999.

Founded in 1995, QBECF is a 280-bed, state-of-the-art nursing facility that…

Queens Boulevard Partners with North Shore-LI…
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Case study: The Hospital as a Convener in Rural Communities

Case study: The Hospital as a Convener in Rural Communities tjordan_drupal Apr 14, 2021 In this case study, AHA’s Future of Rural Health Care Task Force explores how rural hospitals can establish themselves as conveners in their communities, working alongside other stakeholders to improve health outcomes. Read more. Rural issues Headline Case study: The Hospital […]

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FBI removes malicious code from vulnerable Microsoft Exchange Servers

FBI removes malicious code from vulnerable Microsoft Exchange Servers tjordan_drupal Apr 14, 2021 The FBI yesterday removed malicious code from vulnerable Microsoft Exchange Servers running on-premises versions of MES software for enterprise-level e-mail service, the agency announced in a notice to private industry. A court authorized the agency to issue a command to search for, copy […]

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Blog: 5 takeaways from Amplifying Mothers’ Voices event

Blog: 5 takeaways from Amplifying Mothers’ Voices event tjordan_drupal Apr 14, 2021 Last week at AHA’s Amplifying the Voices of Mothers event, experts from across the health care field engaged in a national conversation dedicated to maternal health equity. Event organizer Aisha Syeda, AHA program manager of strategic initiatives, shares five takeaways from the featured speakers […]

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Social Determinants Accelerator Act reintroduced in House

Social Determinants Accelerator Act reintroduced in House tjordan_drupal Apr 14, 2021 Reps. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., Tom Cole, R-Okla., Jim McGovern, D-Mass., and Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., today reintroduced the Social Determinants Accelerator Act, AHA-supported legislation that would provide planning grants and technical assistance to help states and communities address the social determinants of health for high-need Medicaid […]

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CMS issues new guidance to enforce price transparency rule

CMS says they will enforce new guidelines to prevent codes from preventing price information from appearing on search engines. The guidelines appear on Github along with examples of file displays compliant with the HHS regulations. CMS says they will enforce new guidelines to prevent codes from preventing price information from appearing on search engines. The […]

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Amedisys to expand home health services in North Carolina

Amedisys signed a definitive agreement to purchase the right to offer home health services in Randolph County, N.C. Amedisys signed a definitive agreement to purchase the right to offer home health services in Randolph County, N.C.

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Some healthcare associations moving full steam ahead with conferences starting in summer

With COVID-19 vaccinations gaining momentum, some groups are betting their members will want to get together in person—with masks and plenty of space—as early as June. With COVID-19 vaccinations gaining momentum, some groups are betting their members will want to get together in person—with masks and plenty of space—as early as June.

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Massachusetts to crack down on highest-cost hospitals, insurers

Massachusetts healthcare costs increased by 3.6% and 4.3% in 2018 and 2019, respectively, exceeding the 3.1% benchmark, which prompted pledges of tougher oversight. Massachusetts healthcare costs increased by 3.6% and 4.3% in 2018 and 2019, respectively, exceeding the 3.1% benchmark, which prompted pledges of tougher oversight.

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Amplifying Mothers’ Voices: 5 experts, 5 takeaways

Amplifying Mothers’ Voices: 5 experts, 5 takeaways tjordan_drupal Apr 14, 2021 On April 7, the American Hospital Association brought together experts from across the health care field for a national conversation dedicated to maternal health equity.    We discussed how to identify and address inequities in maternal care, empower doulas and midwives, advocate for women […]

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Macomb County, Mich., hospitals reach bed capacity with mix of COVID-19 and medical patients

Statewide, four hospitals have reached 100% bed capacity and 15 more have exceeded 90%, said the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Statewide, four hospitals have reached 100% bed capacity and 15 more have exceeded 90%, said the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

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