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Three Perspectives on the Physician Shortage Crisis: An HCE Original Report (Part 3 of 3)

April 29, 2016
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As we wrap up our look at the different perspectives on the physician-shortage crisis, we turn to rural healthcare. In Part 1, we learned that academic medical centers like the Cleveland Clinic are concerned with how the shortage will affect them in the long-term and are planning accordingly. In Part 2, we detailed the views […]

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Evolution1 Expands Its Exchange Offerings

October 20, 2015
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PODCAST : Jeff Young, chairman and CEO of Evolution1 in Fargo, N.D., discusses how his company expanded its ability to deliver defined contribution solutions to a variety of insurance exchanges.  

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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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Seasons Hospice CMO Details Evolution of Hospice Care in Reform Era

August 28, 2014
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Dr. Balu Natarajan, chief medical officer of Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care in Rosemont, Ill., shares his passionate insights on the evolution of hospice care in the era of healthcare reform.  

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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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Which Medical Specialty Continues to Grow?

December 19, 2013
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In the past year, the idea of physician extenders being given more autonomy and responsibility within healthcare systems has gained great momentum, and they have become integral to the future of the American healthcare delivery system. We’ve noted before that extenders are expected to help ease the burden of the physician-shortage crisis and to relieve […]

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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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7 Ways the ACA Will Change How Your Hospital is Run

December 17, 2013
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Tony Leys of the Des Moines Register has produced a handy list that adequately summarizes the seven ways in which the Affordable Care Act is going to change how your hospital is run. We’ve covered many of these separately before, but this is a concise overview that ties a nice, big bow around most of […]

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Provider Rebellion in the Golden State

December 10, 2013
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California has long been held up as one of the most prominent states in the health-care reform movement. It was, after all, an early adopter of reform and is home to outspoken reform advocate Kaiser Permanente. However, physicians within the Golden State aren’t necessarily as pro-reform as the rest of the providers in the state. […]

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How Hospitals can Cut Costs by Improving Observation

December 9, 2013
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In searching for ways to save your hospital money, have you looked at your organization’s observation services? According to Dr. Michael Ross, associate professor of  emergency medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine and lead author of a revealing study in Health Affairs, most hospital’s observation services are “inefficient and disorganized,” thus “putting huge […]

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