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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Blues patient-matching project hits 99.5% accuracy

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and the Sequoia Project detail a new algorithmic matching process in a case study that builds on the interoperability not-for-profit’s 2018 patient-matching framework. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and the Sequoia Project detail a new algorithmic matching process in a case study that builds on the […]

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Provider groups urge Congress to pare back MACRA requirements

The groups are asking Congress to freeze the 2020 thresholds for the next two years. The groups are asking Congress to freeze the 2020 thresholds for the next two years.

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Mayo Clinic: 905 staff diagnosed with COVID in past 2 weeks

The 905 newly diagnosed employees account for 30% of all staff that have contracted COVID-19 since the pandemic began. And 93% of those with the coronavirus were exposed in the community, not at work. The 905 newly diagnosed employees account for 30% of all staff that have contracted COVID-19 since the pandemic began. And 93% […]

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Nuance to sell transcription, EHR go-live services businesses

Nuance Communications plans to spin off the two businesses to a newly formed company called DeliverHealth Solutions, in which Nuance will be a minority shareholder. Nuance Communications plans to spin off the two businesses to a newly formed company called DeliverHealth Solutions, in which Nuance will be a minority shareholder.

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Delirium is a lesser known COVID-19 symptom for seniors

Nearly 40% of adults 65 and older with delirium and COVID-19 didn’t present to the emergency department with symptoms typical of the virus such as fever and shortness of breath, according to research. Nearly 40% of adults 65 and older with delirium and COVID-19 didn’t present to the emergency department with symptoms typical of the […]

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The 4 lessons I learned while striving to preserve and increase access to care in rural communities

The 4 lessons I learned while striving to preserve and increase access to care in rural communities tjordan_drupal Nov 19, 2020 As a former executive leader at several health care organizations throughout my career, I understand the unique challenges facing rural hospitals and health systems. Since the 1980s, I have made it my mission to […]

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Not just COVID: Nursing home neglect deaths surge in shadows

As more than 97,000 of the nation’s long-term care residents have died in a pandemic that has pushed staffers to the limit, advocates for the elderly say a tandem wave of death separate from the virus has quietly claimed tens of thousands more. As more than 97,000 of the nation’s long-term care residents have died […]

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Heading into holidays, U.S. COVID-19 testing strained again

Laboratories warned that continuing shortages of key supplies are likely to create more bottlenecks and delays, especially as cases rise across the nation and people rush to get tested before reuniting with relatives. Laboratories warned that continuing shortages of key supplies are likely to create more bottlenecks and delays, especially as cases rise across the […]

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Newer medications improve outcomes, lower healthcare costs: study

The research, which was announced this week by Columbia University professor Frank Lichtenberg, found that patients are 2.5% more likely to start and stay on a course of treatment for every 10-year decrease in a drug’s time on the market. The research, which was announced this week by Columbia University professor Frank Lichtenberg, found that […]

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Newer medications improve outcomes, lower health care costs: study

The research, which was announced this week, from Frank Lichtenberg, professor of healthcare management, found that patients are 2.5% more likely to start and stay on a course of treatment for every 10-year decrease in a drug’s time on the market. The research, which was announced this week, from Frank Lichtenberg, professor of healthcare management, […]

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