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Retail Clinic Trends in Affiliations with Health Systems

February 14, 2014
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PODCAST : Retail Clinic trends in affiliations with health systems : Dr. Kenneth Patric, Chief Medical Officer,The Little Clinic

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Trend: Many Healthcare Systems are Becoming Provider-Payers

August 23, 2013
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Forecasting healthcare trends is a lot like predicting the weather: your odds of being right are largely dependent on the shifting winds. However, here’s a trend that seems to be as certain as the gathering storm clouds on the horizon: healthcare systems–in an effort to adjust to reform, health insurance exchanges, population health, cost and […]

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Study Advises Healthcare Executives to be Aware of EHR Overload

March 5, 2013

Now that electronic health records are taking root within most hospitals and health systems, data on how they are helping or hindering those systems is gradually coming out. Chelsea Rice at HealthLeaders Media reports that EHRs have become “the latest source of information overload” for physicians. A research letter published in the Journal of the […]

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Smaller Hospitals Eye Partnerships over Mergers and Acquisitions

December 20, 2012

The healthcare industry has commonly been a merger and acquisition market, but with the oft-mentioned paradigm shift, what does this mean for the market currently and what does it mean for smaller systems and standalone hospitals? Philip Betbeze writes about this over at HealthLeaders Media where he observes that “any link to previous eras of […]

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Examining the Impact of the PPACA

December 7, 2012

This week, Becker’s Hospital Review issued a comprehensive look at how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is going to affect providers in the coming years. Writers Peter Pavarini, JD, partner at Squire Sanders, and Matt Lindsay, vice president of Lancaster Pollard, broke the impact of the law into three categories. First, Pavarini […]

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Hospitals: The Key to Economic Growth

October 26, 2012

Every pundit and politician who is worth their partisan salt has echoed bubble-based solutions for solving the economic crisis. But two reports seem to indicate that state economies are most helped when hospitals are given the freedom to carry out their respective missions. First, an article from Healthcare Finance News reveals that “a recent study […]

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