LVHN Endures Short-Term Losses for Long-
Posted 4 years ago

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
Posted 5 years ago

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
Posted 5 years ago

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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Vendor Buzz: Halo Monitoring backs patient fall prevention day

Huntsville, AL-September-22, 2010 – What if there’s a fall and nobody’s there to help? It’s a question millions of American families with aging loved ones ask every day. Seniors prefer to live at home where it’s safe, comfortable and affordable – but someone with the ability to help needs to be close by, just in […]

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Fight over generic biotech drugs sidesteps giant issue

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So, over the last several months members of Congress have been fighting over patent protection for biotechnology drugs. The issue at hand is whether pharmas should get 12 years of protection from generic competition. Right now they have that right, which was given to them in the health reform law. But some members of Congress, […]

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Where’s a good cardiologist when you need one?

Patrick White of Medaxiom

We face a paradox. At the very time when more Americans are reaching senior status than ever before…at the very time when more of us will be requiring the specialized services from medical experts such as cardiologists…we’re beginning to see unmistakable signs that there may simply not be enough of them to go around to […]

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Don’t let privacy fears slow EHR adoption

Eric Demers of Medecision

Whenever the subject of healthcare privacy catches the national spotlight, you can bet that it will soon be followed by a debate about whether or not it’s safe for people to actively participate in their own healthcare through the use of EHRs, clinical summaries and health information exchanges. While there have been security breaches in […]

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Video: Bill Gates on how to improve world health

While many of us know about the work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, few of us have heard Gates speak about his foundation’s crusade to improve health in poor countries. In this talk, delivered at UC Berkeley, Gates speaks about the connection between world health improvement, political cooperation, technology and more.

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Carondelet Health Network: Ruth Brinkley, President and CEO

Carondelet Health Network in Tucson, Arizona, was founded 130 years ago by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. In 1870, Seven Sisters embarked on an arduous journey — by train from St. Louis to San Francisco, by boat from San Francisco to San Diego and by covered wagon from San Diego to what was […]

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Cook Children

Customer-centered care is a goal for all medical service providers. “The customer comes first.”  “The customer’s always right.”  No matter which phrase you use, they all apply in the health care market. When the customers are children, the message doesn’t change; it’s just altered for the audience.  That’s how Cook Children’s Health Care System addresses […]

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Grady Health System: Michael A. Young, President & CEO

Georgia’s largest hospital, one of the nation’s largest public health systems, dates back to 1892 when a 3-story, 110-bed facility was built by the city of Atlanta. It was named for the 1880s editor of the Atlanta Constitution, Henry W. Grady, a man who envisioned a “new south” in the post-reconstruction era and wanted to […]

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Tulane Regional Medical Center: Dr. Robert Lynch, CEO

All around the city of New Orleans, there are signs of rebuilding in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Tulane Medical Center, one of the major healthcare facilities in the downtown area is leading that effort to reconstruct the community. Dr. Robert Lynch, CEO of Tulane Medical Center, summarized his hospital’s role, saying, “We are working […]

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Provincial Health Services Authority: Lynda Cranston, President & CEO

There are six health authorities in British Columbia. Five of them are regional and are generally responsible for the entire spectrum of health care within a specific geographic area. The sixth, Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), is the first health authority of its kind in Canada. PSHA is different in that it is responsible for […]

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