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One of the most contentious issues associated with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has been the creation of health insurance exchanges (HIEs), which must be composed entirely of private health insurers. While many states have resisted participation, others, like California...
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In the hospital space, as in other markets, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) can be fraught with emotion. However, setting feelings aside and concentrating on practical matters—especially unique challenges that are inherent in merging with or acquiring a particular type of institution—are...
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Modern health care systems require more teamwork than ever to deliver the best treatments and solutions while keeping costs down. Physicians will have to get more involved in the overall picture, and focus on team building and team leadership. That’s the overall message delivered by Robert W....
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Talk is cheap these days, with no shortage of pundits on the TV, the radio, and the Internet offering their opinions, platitudes, and points of view. Communication, on the other hand, is not so prevalent. In fact, I would observe that our society appears to have reached the nadir of its ability...
Inside a Private HIE: Clinical, Economic and Operational Successes at The Washington Hospital
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Gain some practical advice on implementing a private health information exchange from Denise Abraham, the health information exchange coordinator for The Washington Hospital, a 224-bed hospital in Washington, Pa., and Charles R. Vargo, executive director of the Washington Physician Hospital...

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