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…

LVHN Endures Short-Term Losses for Long-Term …
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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AHA video: How the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy could affect health care cases

AHA video: How the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy could affect health care cases tjordan_drupal Sep 22, 2020 AHA General Counsel Melinda Hatton interviews Cate Stetson, acclaimed advocate and leader of the appellate practice at Hogan Lovells, about the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy and what it means for the legal challenges facing the Affordable Care Act […]

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'Unfathomable': U.S. death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

The number of dead in the U.S. is equivalent to a 9/11 attack every day for 67 days. It is roughly equal to the population of Salt Lake City or Huntsville, Alabama. The number of dead in the U.S. is equivalent to a 9/11 attack every day for 67 days. It is roughly equal to […]

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Ascension operating loss hits $639M for fiscal 2020 amid pandemic

Ascension posted a $639.4 million operating loss in the year ended June 30, despite having received $1.1 billion in federal relief grants. Ascension posted a $639.4 million operating loss in the year ended June 30, despite having received $1.1 billion in federal relief grants.

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Ascension sees $639 million operating loss in FY20 amid pandemic

Ascension posted a $639.4 million operating loss in the year ended June 30, 2020, despite having received $1.1 billion in federal relief grants. Ascension posted a $639.4 million operating loss in the year ended June 30, 2020, despite having received $1.1 billion in federal relief grants.

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HHS awards $360 million to boost maternal and child health

The funding should help deliver home visiting services to pregnant women and parents with young children, and boost state efforts to improve maternal health. The funding should help deliver home visiting services to pregnant women and parents with young children, and boost state efforts to improve maternal health.

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Walmart pilots drone delivery for COVID-19 tests

Walmart is experimenting with using drones to deliver at-home COVID-19 tests in a bid to provide more contactless testing options. Walmart is experimenting with using drones to deliver at-home COVID-19 tests in a bid to provide more contactless testing options.

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Barcelona company developing rapid point of care sepsis test

According to CEO Enrique Hernandez, Loop Diagnostics is positioning its test platform as an alternative to blood culture techniques or competing molecular tests that he claims are not sensitive enough to provide clinicians with the information necessary to make what could be life-saving decisions. According to CEO Enrique Hernandez, Loop Diagnostics is positioning its test […]

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As Europe faces 2nd wave of virus, tracing apps lack impact

A few countries have scrapped their tracing apps and others that have rolled them out have found so few users that the technology is not very effective. The adoption rate goes from about a third of the population in Finland and Ireland, to 22% in Germany and a meager 4% in France. A few countries […]

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Blog: RAND Gets it Wrong (Again) on Hospital Prices

Blog: RAND Gets it Wrong (Again) on Hospital Prices tjordan_drupal Sep 22, 2020 The RAND Corporation has released the third edition of its hospital price transparency study. The AHA previously highlighted our extensive concerns with the data and methodology used in the last version. Now, with supposedly much-expanded data, the authors double down on their […]

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Nearly 70% of N95 masks from China fail U.S. filtration standards

Respirator masks made in China and purchased by U.S.-based healthcare systems often don’t meet federal filtration standards, according to a new analysis by the not-for-profit patient safety organization ECRI. N95 respirator masks are used by healthcare personnel when interacting with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients. Shortages of these masks in the U.S. has forced some […]

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