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International med school grads get new respect with worsening physician shortage

International med school grads get new respect with worsening physician shortage

As baby boomers age out of the workforce, hospitals are turning to U.S. citizen…

How Sutter Health, MD Anderson and a stand-alone clinic survived natural disasters

How Sutter Health, MD Anderson and a stand-alone clinic survived natural disasters

Communication, planning and the right technologies are key when wildfires and…

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Defining an Invested Assets Approach to Guide Your Advisor Selection Process

Defining an Invested Assets Approach to Guide Your Advisor Selection Process

Hospitals and health systems maintain over $360 billion of invested assets. Given…

Capturing Hidden Revenue: Maximize Yield Through a Holistic Collections Strategy

Capturing Hidden Revenue: Maximize Yield Through a Holistic Collections Strategy

As reimbursement challenges grow and operating margins shrink, healthcare's ...

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Analyze this: Health systems, health plans get to the core of big data

Analyze this: Health systems, health plans get to the core of big data

Pamela Peele knows that people who subscribe to cooking magazines have a much higher risk of going to the emergency room. But how she knows that is a whole other story.

Once-failing hospitals say accountability, transparency key to surviving fallout from failing patient safety grades

Once-failing hospitals say accountability, transparency key to surviving fallout from failing patient safety grades

When Leapfrog released their Spring 2016 patient safety grades recently, 15 hospitals got slapped with a very public 'F' grade casting a spotlight on them that no institution wants. But with more patients weighing public hospital grades, experts, as well as a few…

Healthcare mergers and acquisitions in 2016: Running list

Healthcare mergers and acquisitions in 2016: Running list

While 2015 was a record-breaking year in healthcare mergers and acquisitions, 2016 saw more change as organizations across the industry adjust and adapt to the evolving financial landscape.

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Gaining Actionable Insight into Financial Systems and Areas Impacting the Revenue Cycle

Gaining Actionable Insight into Financial Systems and Areas Impacting the Revenue Cycle

Hospital systems across the country are looking to streamline their billing and collection processes to become more efficient and better compete in their markets. The challenge many face is how to turn the data that's already flowing through financial systems into…

Credible, Defensible Estimates

Credible, Defensible Estimates

In healthcare, every interaction with the patient matters. Especially in today’s environment of continuous improvement, efforts have been concentrated on coordination among providers, the patient care experience and quality outcomes – all laudable goals.

Clinical Quality Measures 101

Clinical Quality Measures 101

Although quality-reporting programs such as meaningful use provide incentives to help providers implement and use electronic health records (EHRs) to collect and report on clinical data, practices often need help deciding what data to collect, which measures to…