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5 Lessons Healthcare Executives Have Learned about EHR Integration

March 18, 2016
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HCE talked with four healthcare leaders about what they have learned from the integration of electronic health records at their respective organizations. We have listed five of these lessons below: 1.)    Centralize all of your corporate processes around the EHR. Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor, president of Advanced Urology Centers of New York, said his organization […]

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5 Pieces of Advice for Young Healthcare Executives: An HCE Original Report

May 13, 2015
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Recently, HCE asked five veteran healthcare executives the following question: “What advice would you give to young healthcare executives?” This is what they had to say:   Functional skills are not necessarily leadership skills. Darrin Montalvo serves as president of integrated services for St. Joseph Health. He first entered healthcare administration 18 years ago in […]

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First Hospital-Practice Antitrust Ruling Sets Interesting Precedent

February 5, 2014
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As more and more hospitals are buying up physician practices, an antitrust lawsuit was inevitable, and last week, the first one of its kind received a stern and concise ruling from a higher court. According to Ilen MacDonald at FierceHealthcare, “A federal judge ruled Friday that St. Luke’s Health System in Idaho violated antitrust laws […]

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How Mergers and Acquisitions are Affecting Hospitals in Northeastern PA

January 29, 2014
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We’ve talked before about the mergers and acquisitions trend that is sweeping the country, but we haven’t taken an in-depth look at how this trend is affecting certain regions locally. Michael Iorfino, reporting for The Times-Tribune, does just that. He writes, “For the first time in at least 23 years, the number of hospital jobs […]

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Survey Reveals the Happiest and Least Happiest Physicians

January 28, 2014
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Have you ever wondered about the personal happiness of your physicians and how that is affecting their professional performance? Have you ever wondered whether there’s a difference in fulfillment levels among specialties? According to the 2014 Medscape Lifestyle Report, a survey of 31,399 United States physicians in 25 different specialties, 96 percent of dermatologists and […]

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What Hospitals Should Know about EHR Donations to Practices

January 13, 2014
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The laws for underwriting the cost of EHR software for affiliated practices was recently extended and revised, reports Michelle Holmes at Information Week. So what are the broader implications of this for hospitals? First, some background on the laws in question. According to Holmes, “[T]he Stark Law (or physician self-referral statute) prohibits a physician from […]

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What Impact Will Hospital-Employed Physicians Have on Healthcare?

January 9, 2014
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As healthcare reform kicks further into gear, more and more physicians are surrendering their autonomy and accepting hospital employment. The long-term implications of these arrangements have yet to be determined, but if one prominent United States city is any indication, the healthcare market will favor the larger system in the future. According to Alan Bavley […]

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Survey: 5 Key Insights into Clinician Workplace Injuries

January 2, 2014
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A recent survey from Nurture® by Steelcase found that escalating workplace demands on clinicians have increased the likelihood of them being injured on the job. Nurture® by Steelcase focuses on developing user-centered healthcare solutions. According to the press release announcing the survey, Nurture “views the healthcare environment as an integral part of the healing process […]

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Survey: Will Obamacare Make Healthcare Better?

December 23, 2013
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The news surrounding healthcare reform in the latter half of 2013 has been largely negative, but negative press is not always indicative of how healthcare leaders feel on the local level. In an unscientific survey of 74 C-Suite executives, Health Affairs found enough anecdotal evidence that healthcare leaders are largely optimistic about the impact reform […]

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What are Your Physicians Worrying About in the New Year?

December 18, 2013
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As healthcare executives, you interact with physicians on a daily basis, whether they’re independent of or employed by your organization. This is obvious, of course, but just how closely do you interact with them? Do you listen to them? Do you hear their views on the transformational changes occurring in healthcare right now? In fact, […]

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