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How to Leverage Digital Marketing in the Healthcare Industry HOW TO LEVERAGE DIGITAL MARKETING IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Jul 09, 2018

There are a number of reasons why healthcare is lagging behind other industries when it comes to digital marketing. Healthcare professionals, who deal with matters of life and death, face unique challenges. Patient confidentiality is very important, and potentially hackable electronic systems raise ...

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Setting Up Clinics SETTING UP CLINICS' SUCCESS WITH CONNECTED MEDICAL DEVICES FOUR WAYS IT CAN HELP

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Jul 09, 2018

You did everything right when implementing connected medical devices in your clinics. But now clinicians are reverting to old, manual workflows. Why? This whitepaper offers real-world tips to increase user buy-in in your clinics.

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How virtualized networks can help healthcare organizations improve patient outcomes HOW VIRTUALIZED NETWORKS CAN HELP HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS IMPROVE PATIENT OUTCOMES

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Jun 27, 2018

Maintaining an on-premises network is simply not a sustainable IT model for most healthcare systems. As this white paper shows, a virtualized IT system offers the technology needed to help increase patient satisfaction and improve your bottom line.

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How to Reduce Preventable Readmissions with Healthcare IT HOW TO REDUCE PREVENTABLE READMISSIONS WITH HEALTHCARE IT

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Jun 08, 2018

With 2,610 providers facing readmission penalties this year, the quest for efficient reduction strategies becomes paramount. As evidenced in this whitepaper, branded hospital apps can help reduce preventable readmissions and curb healthcare costs.

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Disrupt Your Health System Before Amazon Does DISRUPT YOUR HEALTH SYSTEM BEFORE AMAZON DOES

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Jun 08, 2018

Healthcare spending in the U.S. accounts for almost 18% of GDP, with per-capita spending double that of comparable OECD countries.1 The costs from chronic disease alone are projected at $42 trillion through 2030,2 highlighting the increasingly unsustainable burden of the American healthcare system f...

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Maximize Your Patient Experience ROI: The Business Case for Better Healthcare IT MAXIMIZE YOUR PATIENT EXPERIENCE ROI: THE BUSINESS CASE FOR BETTER HEALTHCARE IT

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Jun 08, 2018

The healthcare industry has been laggard with regard to technology and is now rapidly evolving to catch up to consumer expectations. The potential upsides are tremendous and will impact the way healthcare is delivered, received and tracked for the better, but the first step is to understand the new ...

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Evolution of Health Care and its Impact on the Real Estate Landscape in the United States EVOLUTION OF HEALTH CARE AND ITS IMPACT ON THE REAL ESTATE LANDSCAPE IN THE UNITED STATES

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Jun 07, 2018

This paper examines the transformations and trends in the healthcare industry as it seeks to meet pressing challenges, including escalating health care costs, an aging population, the future shortage of physicians, geographical inequities in the payer mix, and patient demand shifting to a consumer-d...

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BUSINESSES AT WORK HEALTHCARE 2018 BUSINESSES AT WORK HEALTHCARE 2018

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Jun 07, 2018

This annual report offers an in-depth look into how healthcare employees, partners, contractors, and customers are adopting secure, reliable new technology to be productive with various apps and services, successfully fueling the industry's evolution.

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Ultra-rapid next-generation sequencing diagnostics: the possibilities today ULTRA-RAPID NEXT-GENERATION SEQUENCING DIAGNOSTICS: THE POSSIBILITIES TODAY

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Jun 06, 2018

While next-generation DNA sequencing (NGS) technology lays the foundation for patient-specific, genome-based medicine, the resulting data deluge creates significant problems. This paper shows how the right technology can resolve those issues.

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Leveraging ANALYTICS to Drive Population Health LEVERAGING ANALYTICS TO DRIVE POPULATION HEALTH

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Jun 04, 2018

Population health promises to fulfill the goals of the Quadruple Aim, but sustainability has proved difficult. In fact, many population health programs never get beyond the pilot phase. This paper details how to overcome barriers to quick wins.

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The Top 10 HIPAA Compliance Fails THE TOP 10 HIPAA COMPLIANCE FAILS

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Jun 01, 2018

As businesses embrace digitization, defenders of corporate data have an expanding attack surface to worry about. But as this whitepaper points out, amid rapid migration to electronic medical systems, providers should not forget about paper records.

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Digital Healthcare Is Inseparable from HIT Transformation DIGITAL HEALTHCARE IS INSEPARABLE FROM HIT TRANSFORMATION

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May 25, 2018

This whitepaper details three steps health IT organizations can take to shift their resources into working more strategically with a variety of clinical and business stakeholders to put data, devices, and applications to work to achieve real results.

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A Digital Transformation in Health A DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN HEALTH

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May 21, 2018

Health is not immune to digital disruption, which has changed so many other sectors and redefined our perspectives. Moving beyond digitization into transformation is the new challenge, and health organizations are globally rallying with innovation.

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Improve and Secure Healthcare Delivery with Digital Identity IMPROVE AND SECURE HEALTHCARE DELIVERY WITH DIGITAL IDENTITY

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Apr 19, 2018

This informative whitepaper offers details about a platform offering a solid identity and access management (IAM) foundation to help hundreds of healthcare payers, providers, and life sciences organizations achieve better experiences and outcomes.

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10 Nurse Advice Line Best Practices: Proven Strategies for Enhancing Care and Cutting Costs 10 NURSE ADVICE LINE BEST PRACTICES: PROVEN STRATEGIES FOR ENHANCING CARE AND CUTTING COSTS

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Apr 16, 2018

The pressure to provide high quality care at a lower cost has never been greater. The shift to value-based care, nurse and physician shortages, inappropriate emergent care utilization, and escalating consumer demands makes the situation more complex for plans and providers alike. A comprehensive tel...

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Using Technology to Revolutionize the Health Care Industry USING TECHNOLOGY TO REVOLUTIONIZE THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY

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Apr 11, 2018

In today's healthcare industry, technology is playing an extremely important role. Integrating care coordination and analytics in a single platform is not only more efficient but also enables providers to deliver more effective care to both patients and populations. Flexible and customizable ana...

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The U.S. Healthcare Implications of Europe’s Stricter Data Privacy Regulations THE U.S. HEALTHCARE IMPLICATIONS OF EUROPE’S STRICTER DATA PRIVACY REGULATIONS

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Apr 11, 2018

Effective May 25, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) promises to levy business-crushing fines on companies that fail to protect consumers’ personal data. A wide array of U.S. healthcare organizations that market to, serve and/or employ EU residents will find t...

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Healthcare Leader HEALTHCARE LEADER'S GUIDE: PREVENTING PATIENT HARM THROUGH BETTER COMMUNICATIONS

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Apr 02, 2018

The first mistake this organization made was treating each clinical department as its own island. The separate communication tool worked well within one area. The breakdown occurred when interdepartmental exchanges needed to happen and patients’ lives were put on the line when staff had diffic...

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Driving Standardization of High-Quality Care with Clinical Pathways DRIVING STANDARDIZATION OF HIGH-QUALITY CARE WITH CLINICAL PATHWAYS

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Mar 19, 2018

Healthcare institutions have identified challenges with reducing unwarranted care variation, especially as they seek to adopt risk-based reimbursement models. Effective care standardization can serve as a competitive advantage by reducing complications, improving outcomes, and increasing a health sy...

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Adolescents, Technology and Reducing Risk for HIV, STDs and Pregnancy ADOLESCENTS, TECHNOLOGY AND REDUCING RISK FOR HIV, STDS AND PREGNANCY

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Mar 18, 2018

Digital technology, including the internet, mobile phones, and gaming, increasingly influences the lives of adolescents. Ninety-three percent of youth, aged 12–17 years, are online, 75% have a mobile phone (Lenhart et al., 2010a), and 97% play video games (Lenhart et al., 2008). These technolo...

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National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease NATIONAL SERVICE FRAMEWORK FOR CORONARY HEART DISEASE

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Mar 17, 2018

The new NHS 1 announced the Government’s intention to modernise the NHS. It set out a number of important principles and a range of measures to improve the quality of care and reduce unacceptable variations. Services should be accessible on the basis of need irrespective of age, gender, race, ...

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Trends in Digital Health How technology is impacting patient care TRENDS IN DIGITAL HEALTH HOW TECHNOLOGY IS IMPACTING PATIENT CARE

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Mar 16, 2018

In an effort to understand how digital health plays an increasingly vital role in the way patients manage their health, as well as the means by which care teams manage their patients, Validic conducted a survey of the Healthcare Dive readership. This survey gathers and shares insight on how digital ...

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The NHS Cancer Plan THE NHS CANCER PLAN

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Mar 11, 2018

This Cancer Plan sets out the first ever comprehensive strategy to tackle the disease. It is the first time any government has drawn up a major programme of action linking prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and research. There is much in our cancer services of which we can rightly be proud. Rese...

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Aligning Needs & Skills for Profitable Healthcare Facilities ALIGNING NEEDS & SKILLS FOR PROFITABLE HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

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Mar 07, 2018

Developing a new generation of workers well equipped to remake the business as new challenges arise is a huge fear of CEOs, reports industry media. It’s a very real challenge: By 2030, 10,000 people per day will reach the average retirement age of 65, says the Pew Research Center. But don&rsqu...

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Document Management for Healthcare Staffing DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTHCARE STAFFING

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Mar 06, 2018

A user-friendly healthcare document management platform can save a lot of time and money by improving patient care and satisfaction, also reducing the risk of damage and increasing collaboration. Implementing an Online Document Management System can help you manage medical records and patients' ...

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2018 Protected Health Information Data Breach Report 2018 PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION DATA BREACH REPORT

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Mar 05, 2018

The goal of this report is to inform security practitioners in the healthcare industry—and anyone else who has a level of responsibility for the protected health information (PHI) of their employees—about the threats that they face. PHI data loss and all of the pertinent regulations and ...

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Patient Portals: Balancing Patient Engagement and Security PATIENT PORTALS: BALANCING PATIENT ENGAGEMENT AND SECURITY

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Mar 02, 2018

It's a fine line, engaging patients through portals while placing security as a high priority. As this paper shows, combining the right technology and clear communication is an effective path to both safer data and steadier patient confidence.

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End-User Cybersecurity Knowledge in the Healthcare Space END-USER CYBERSECURITY KNOWLEDGE IN THE HEALTHCARE SPACE

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Mar 02, 2018

Exploring how medical staff and other end users in the healthcare industry performed on cybersecurity assessments across a range of topics, This report will help healthcare organizations gain a better understanding of the end-user knowledge gaps that are affecting their security postures and increas...

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National Evaluation System for Medical Devices: Compliance & Regularity NATIONAL EVALUATION SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL DEVICES: COMPLIANCE & REGULARITY

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Feb 23, 2018

National Evaluation System for Medical Devices has been built using real-world evidence to improve device safety and effectiveness. The establishment of a National Evaluation System for Medical Devices generates evidence across the total product lifecycle of medical devices by strategically and syst...

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Value of Clinical and Business Data Analytics for Healthcare Payers VALUE OF CLINICAL AND BUSINESS DATA ANALYTICS FOR HEALTHCARE PAYERS

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Feb 23, 2018

With the increasing need for business data analytics, healthcare payers must plan and implement solutions that make secondary use/re-use of data which is already available in various applications. This white paper to get an overview of the different sources of data, that payer systems can consider, ...

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Key to Efficiently Increasing the Value of Care Delivered KEY TO EFFICIENTLY INCREASING THE VALUE OF CARE DELIVERED

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Feb 23, 2018

The value of patient care is the single most important factor in success for healthcare organizations transitioning to value-based care. As a leader in standards-based interoperability, GE Healthcare has demonstrated that seamless clinical data integration among different providers and healthcare or...

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Impacting Financial Outcomes with Workforce Management Initiatives IMPACTING FINANCIAL OUTCOMES WITH WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT INITIATIVES

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Feb 23, 2018

Managing the workforce and containing labor costs have long been an important initiative for hospitals and health systems. With labor accounting for more than half of operating expenses, labor cost containment has always been on the minds of healthcare executives, but it is quickly moving to the top...

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Transforming Health Systems Through Good Digital Health Governance TRANSFORMING HEALTH SYSTEMS THROUGH GOOD DIGITAL HEALTH GOVERNANCE

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Feb 23, 2018

The strategic use of information and communication technology (ICT) can transform health systems. Digital health, often called eHealth, has been acknowledged by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a key building block for attaining universal health coverage (UHC). Across Asia and the Pacific, cou...

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Expanding clinical services via telehealth to improve the lives of children EXPANDING CLINICAL SERVICES VIA TELEHEALTH TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF CHILDREN

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Feb 19, 2018

Nemours Children’s Health System, an internationally recognized children’s health system that owns and operates more than 80 care locations spread throughout six states, including two freestanding Children’s Hospitals, was in search of a way to increase access to pediatric expertis...

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Ensuring the Future of Accessible Medicines in the U.S. ENSURING THE FUTURE OF ACCESSIBLE MEDICINES IN THE U.S.

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Feb 16, 2018

Today’s generic and biosimilar medicines industry include a range of diverse companies that have become global leaders both in providing safe and effective FDA-approved medicines and in pioneering new treatment options for patients. Generic competition continues to play a vital role in improvi...

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Machine Learning: What It Is and Why Your Healthcare Organization Should Care MACHINE LEARNING: WHAT IT IS AND WHY YOUR HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATION SHOULD CARE

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Feb 15, 2018

Machine learning is poised to reshape the world in which we live. In healthcare alone, it stands to make things more safe, efficient, and cost-effective for us all. But where should healthcare companies wanting to work toward the future begin? Point Clear Solutions’ eBook sheds some light.

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Vital Directions for Health & Health Care VITAL DIRECTIONS FOR HEALTH & HEALTH CARE

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Feb 14, 2018

The United States is poised at a critical juncture in health and healthcare. Powerful new insights are emerging on the potential of disease and disability, but the translation of that knowledge to action is hampered by debate focused on elements of the Affordable Care Act that, while very important,...

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Patient Identification and the Benefits of Biometrics: Innovative healthcare organizations are adopting more accurate, faster, and secure technologies PATIENT IDENTIFICATION AND THE BENEFITS OF BIOMETRICS: INNOVATIVE HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS ARE ADOPTING MORE ACCURATE, FASTER, AND SECURE TECHNOLOGIES

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Feb 10, 2018

Ensuring accurate patient identification is critically important to healthcare organizations, yet it has been one of their more challenging goals. The implications of patient misidentification are tremendous, creating a ripple effect of unintended clinical and financial consequences across the entir...

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Extending EHR Technology and Services: Connecting for Better Care and Outcomes EXTENDING EHR TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES: CONNECTING FOR BETTER CARE AND OUTCOMES

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Feb 09, 2018

Ensuring that EHRs are affordable, accessible and well-operated is unachievable for many small healthcare sites, which can foil digitally well-appointed health systems that need them as care partners. This whitepaper shows how those gaps are closing.

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Extending EHR Technology and Services EXTENDING EHR TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES

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Feb 09, 2018

Ensuring that EHRs are affordable, accessible and well-operated is unachievable for many small healthcare sites, which can foil digitally well-appointed health systems that need them as care partners. This whitepaper shows how those gaps are closing.

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9 Ways to Attract New Medical Patients and Keep the Ones You Have 9 WAYS TO ATTRACT NEW MEDICAL PATIENTS AND KEEP THE ONES YOU HAVE

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Feb 09, 2018

Instead of picking a doctor and just sticking with them for most of their lives, today’s patients are much more likely to switch practices if they are not happy. The Patient Provider Relationship Study found that one in three medical patients are likely to switch practices within a year or two...

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18 Healthcare Talent Management Trends for 2018 18 HEALTHCARE TALENT MANAGEMENT TRENDS FOR 2018

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Feb 08, 2018

There’s no doubt about it—2018 is a challenging time to be in healthcare talent management. The talent gaps have made it extremely difficult to recruit and retain talent for leadership and individual contributor roles alike. This comes at a time when the people receiving care are more em...

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What It Will Take for Healthcare Organizations to Move into the Digital Age WHAT IT WILL TAKE FOR HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS TO MOVE INTO THE DIGITAL AGE

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Feb 08, 2018

In this paper, we compare and contrast the viewpoints of healthcare payers and providers; identify ways in which new digital technologies will enable workplace innovation and analyze the magnitude of the impact that emerging digital technologies will have on the industry by 2020 or 2025. For healthc...

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The Future Role of Government in Health Information Technology and Digital Health THE FUTURE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITAL HEALTH

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Feb 08, 2018

Health information technology (IT) and digital health are transforming the way that health care is delivered, managed, and improved—while empowering individuals to more effectively manage their health and navigate an increasingly complex healthcare system. Since enactment of the bipartisan Hea...

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2018 Global health care outlook 2018 GLOBAL HEALTH CARE OUTLOOK

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Feb 07, 2018

With quality, outcomes, and value the watchwords for health care in the 21st century, sector stakeholders around the globe are looking for innovative, cost-effective ways to deliver patient-centered, technology-enabled “smart” health care, both inside and outside hospital walls.

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Value-Based Care The Future of Health Care VALUE-BASED CARE THE FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE

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Feb 06, 2018

Value-based care creates a new paradigm—one in which care is no longer delivered only by doctors and nurses but by an entire community of providers that treat the “whole” patient rather than just treating the disease. Communication and care plans can no longer live inside the four ...

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Driving Value with Patient-Centric Communication DRIVING VALUE WITH PATIENT-CENTRIC COMMUNICATION

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Feb 05, 2018

Considering how critical positive care experiences and health outcomes are to a healthcare organization’s overall success, it’s not surprising that many are focusing on improving patient satisfaction by using a patient-centric approach to care. Personalized and convenient communications ...

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Industry Threat Report: Healthcare INDUSTRY THREAT REPORT: HEALTHCARE

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Feb 05, 2018

The healthcare industry’s poor security posture makes it susceptible to the most basic opportunistic attacks. The value of patient records and the critical role medical facilities play in national stability make healthcare an attractive target for both financially-motivated and politically-mot...

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A Data-Driven Approach to Improving Medication Adherence A DATA-DRIVEN APPROACH TO IMPROVING MEDICATION ADHERENCE

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Feb 02, 2018

To help curb the alarming number of annual deaths and billions of dollars spent related to poor medication adherence, this paper offers analytics showing the effectiveness of engaging with certain Medicare Advantage members through texts and emails.

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Five Trends in Healthcare Analytics for 2018 FIVE TRENDS IN HEALTHCARE ANALYTICS FOR 2018

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Feb 02, 2018

The healthcare industry in the U.S. is facing a watershed year as numerous attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have failed. Given the dire need for higher quality care at lower costs, the enablement of patients, population health management (PHM), and operational excellence ...

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Texting Your Patients: Why It’s Hard and How to Get it Right TEXTING YOUR PATIENTS: WHY IT’S HARD AND HOW TO GET IT RIGHT

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Jan 30, 2018

There are now more ways available for people to communicate than ever before. Thanks to mobile technology and robust wireless networks, anyone with a mobile phone can place a call, send a text, check their email, respond to social media messages, and take and send photos and videos from just about a...

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Improving Epic Identity IMPROVING EPIC IDENTITY'S PATIENT MATCHING

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Jan 25, 2018

Healthcare organizations across the country have adopted Epic as a system-wide standard and now rely on Epic as the backbone of their record management and operations. Epic Identity is a competent patient record management system, but it is not the most sophisticated technology for patient matching....

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Managed-Services Providers: Efficient Healthcare IT Management MANAGED-SERVICES PROVIDERS: EFFICIENT HEALTHCARE IT MANAGEMENT

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Jan 24, 2018

A managed services provider can relieve over-extended IT professionals and add valuable know-how to the IT infrastructure. But a healthcare organization should have a full grasp of what it does and doesn't need, as this executive summary shows.

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The State of Healthcare Provider Cybersecurity 2017: Is Your Organization Keeping Pace with the Threat? THE STATE OF HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CYBERSECURITY 2017: IS YOUR ORGANIZATION KEEPING PACE WITH THE THREAT?

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Jan 23, 2018

Based on a recent HIMSS Analytics survey, this paper reveals results that can help providers assess their progress and compare it to that of other providers, offering an idea of how to better identify and address chinks in the organization's armor.

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Top 12 Healthcare Trends for 2018 TOP 12 HEALTHCARE TRENDS FOR 2018

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Jan 16, 2018

Healthcare leaders enter 2018 with an optimistic outlook. Generally speaking, 2018 will be a year where healthcare executives focus their attention on fostering stronger collaborations and partnerships, advancing clinical initiatives in patient care, and driving improved efficiency in performance an...

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Healthcare Information Exchange Marketplace HEALTHCARE INFORMATION EXCHANGE MARKETPLACE

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Jan 16, 2018

Sharing healthcare data from one institution to another has been a complex task due to privacy concerns and fear that sharing information will give others a competitive advantage. Today’s electronic medical records (EMRs) have varying data standards that inhibit interoperability since records ...

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Minding the Gap: Enabling Collaboration to Improve Care MINDING THE GAP: ENABLING COLLABORATION TO IMPROVE CARE

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Jan 11, 2018

A wealth of studies and research have identified collaboration as a key driver of positive change in healthcare. When data and images flow smoothly across departments and specializations, it leads to a more complete understanding of the patient’s condition.

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Top Ten Digital Health Use Cases for 2018 TOP TEN DIGITAL HEALTH USE CASES FOR 2018

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Jan 09, 2018

The transition to value-based outcomes, an aging population, and new mobile and wearable technologies are driving changes across every aspect of the healthcare industry. Advances in digital health technologies hold great promise that healthcare can be delivered in smarter, simpler, and more cost-eff...

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Mobile Integrated Healthcare Practice: A Healthcare Delivery Strategy to Improve Access, Outcomes, and Value MOBILE INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE PRACTICE: A HEALTHCARE DELIVERY STRATEGY TO IMPROVE ACCESS, OUTCOMES, AND VALUE

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Jan 05, 2018

The U.S. health care system is often described as one that fails to achieve optimal health outcomes while generating exorbitant costs for patients, payors, and society. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) estimates that $750 billion—30% of the U.S. annual healthcare budget—is wasted on unnec...

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Leveraging Managed Services to Reduce Healthcare Organizations Long-Term Ownership Costs LEVERAGING MANAGED SERVICES TO REDUCE HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS LONG-TERM OWNERSHIP COSTS

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Jan 05, 2018

Healthcare organizations overburden their IT staff when they task them with keeping mission-critical applications online while also expecting them to find time to drive innovation initiatives. At the same time, recruiting and retaining talented health IT professionals has increasingly become a chall...

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Secure and Seamless Access to Patient Information SECURE AND SEAMLESS ACCESS TO PATIENT INFORMATION

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Jan 03, 2018

Within today’s healthcare environment, patient-identifiable data is rapidly transitioning from paper-based records into digital form with the adoption of electronic health record systems (EHR). One key benefit of this change is enabling healthcare professionals to serve care and treatment goal...

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Hyperconvergence and Medical Imaging HYPERCONVERGENCE AND MEDICAL IMAGING

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Jan 03, 2018

Requirements for dedicated hardware and difficulty integrating and sharing the data with entities utilizing different environments make existing systems cumbersome. Existing and traditional systems for file storage have capacity requirements that either push the limits of fault tolerance or simply m...

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Speeding Digital Healthcare Transformation SPEEDING DIGITAL HEALTHCARE TRANSFORMATION

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Jan 02, 2018

Healthcare providers and payers face many challenges in making the transition to Digital Healthcare. Providers such as Kaiser-Permanente and Intermountain Healthcare have updated their approach to integration to ease access to combined electronic health records (EHRs) while participating in Healthca...

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Patient Retention: Understanding the Value of Your Current Patients to Your Future Success PATIENT RETENTION: UNDERSTANDING THE VALUE OF YOUR CURRENT PATIENTS TO YOUR FUTURE SUCCESS

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Jan 02, 2018

When looking toward the future and planning the success of their practices, many practitioners have the tendency to focus on expanding their base, gaining new patients, and setting goals for growth to achieve their hopes and dreams. Of course, attracting new patients to your practice is a necessary ...

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How AI Can Help Hospitals Manage Patient Lengths of Stay HOW AI CAN HELP HOSPITALS MANAGE PATIENT LENGTHS OF STAY

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Jan 02, 2018

Hospital stays that last too long can have a dramatically negative effect on both patients and the healthcare systems treating them. When people are kept from being discharged because of operational bottlenecks, their satisfaction with care is likely to decrease.

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HOW TO IMPROVE PATIENT CARE: 3 STEPS TO RECRUIT AND RETAIN GREAT HEALTHCARE LEADERS HOW TO IMPROVE PATIENT CARE: 3 STEPS TO RECRUIT AND RETAIN GREAT HEALTHCARE LEADERS

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Dec 28, 2017

Great leaders are critical to providing high-quality care to your patients. They set the bar for excellent quality care for the rest of your workers, and coach their team to raise their standard of care. A great leader will attract, hire, and retain additional high-quality talent who see the leader ...

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Teladoc Virtual Healthcare 2018 Predictions TELADOC VIRTUAL HEALTHCARE 2018 PREDICTIONS

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Dec 27, 2017

Teladoc is optimistic about the advancement of virtual healthcare delivery that serves the broadest array of healthcare needs. Read our eight predictions for 2018. Telehealth grows up & it’s powerful, Payers raise expectations, unlocking the full value of virtual healthcare delivery, Utili...

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The digital hospital of the future THE DIGITAL HOSPITAL OF THE FUTURE

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Dec 21, 2017

The future of healthcare delivery may look quite different than the hospital of today. Rapidly evolving technologies, along with demographic and economic changes, are expected to alter hospitals worldwide. A growing number of inpatient healthcare services are already being pushed to home and outpati...

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EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT FOR HEALTHCARE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT FOR HEALTHCARE

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Dec 21, 2017

The last thing healthcare providers need when trying to provide the best patient care is a disengaged workforce. The demands of an aging population — and fewer nurses to meet them —are being felt across the continuum of care. Delivering excellent patient care while controlling costs and ...

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How to Make Patient Portal Sign-In Easy and Secure HOW TO MAKE PATIENT PORTAL SIGN-IN EASY AND SECURE

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Dec 20, 2017

People want access to all kinds of information. From anywhere. At any time. And personal health information – test results, medical records, etc. – is no exception. This whitepaper discusses the benefits of patient portals. It explains the identity challenges medical providers are encoun...

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mHealth New horizons for health through mobile technologies MHEALTH NEW HORIZONS FOR HEALTH THROUGH MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES

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Dec 20, 2017

The use of mobile and wireless technologies to support the achievement of health objectives (mHealth) has the potential to transform the face of health service delivery across the globe. A powerful combination of factors is driving this change. These include rapid advances in mobile technologies and...

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Recruitment Marketing 101 for Healthcare Talent Acquisition RECRUITMENT MARKETING 101 FOR HEALTHCARE TALENT ACQUISITION

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Dec 20, 2017

Your goal as a healthcare recruiter is to find the right candidates for the right roles at your organization at the right time. It’s important to recognize that the talent landscape is rapidly shifting for healthcare recruiters. Market forces are placing increased pressure on health systems as...

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BLOCKCHAIN IN HEALTHCARE BLOCKCHAIN IN HEALTHCARE

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Dec 20, 2017

Blockchain technology may have considerable potential in healthcare, although opinion leaders concede that identifying a genuine ‘killer app’ in healthcare is currently difficult. However, COCIR believes that there is a number of interesting use cases where blockchain represents a potent...

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Global Health IT Policies Accelerating Healthcare Transformation GLOBAL HEALTH IT POLICIES ACCELERATING HEALTHCARE TRANSFORMATION

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Dec 20, 2017

Information and communications technology (ICT) has transformed nearly every aspect of modern life, from banking to travel to commerce. The healthcare sector has been slower to take advantage of the benefits of these new technologies. Recently, however, global stimulus funding has accelerated the us...

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Effect of Insulin on Cell Growth and Virus Protection EFFECT OF INSULIN ON CELL GROWTH AND VIRUS PROTECTION

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Dec 20, 2017

The goal of our project was to test insulin as a booster for cell growth and virus production. Insulin was chosen for many reasons. It is already used in cell culture, and it is approved by regulatory agencies. So this is in line with our mission to look for strategies that can be implemented quickl...

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Your Technology Roadmap for Distributed Care YOUR TECHNOLOGY ROADMAP FOR DISTRIBUTED CARE

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Dec 19, 2017

Clinical care continues its march outside the walls of the hospital. By some estimates, up to 50 percent of a hospital system’s revenue now comes from outpatient services and other types of care beyond the brick-and-mortar. Soon, the traditional hospital will be reserved exclusively for the si...

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Why Patient Engagement Should Be Mobile-First WHY PATIENT ENGAGEMENT SHOULD BE MOBILE-FIRST

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Dec 14, 2017

A good patient-doctor relationship is multi-faceted. In today’s patients-a-consumer landscape, it’s not just about the time a patient spends in the doctor’s office. Instead, the patient experience starts before the visit and now continues until well after the visit.

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Health Information Privacy Beyond HIPAA HEALTH INFORMATION PRIVACY BEYOND HIPAA

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Dec 13, 2017

The purpose of this report is to provide an “environmental scan” of privacy issues for the NCVHS’s new project examining privacy and security implications of uses of health information that are outside or beyond the scope of HIPAA. The Committee commissioned this report to explore ...

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How Enterprise Imaging Aligns with Value-Based Care HOW ENTERPRISE IMAGING ALIGNS WITH VALUE-BASED CARE

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Dec 13, 2017

The goal is to improve the quality of care for the patient by changing how healthcare systems are reimbursed for their services. In the traditional fee-for-service model, volume was the name of the game.  More patients, more admissions, more tests, more examinations all equaled more money. But ...

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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act & Its Implications for Florida Philanthropy PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT & ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR FLORIDA PHILANTHROPY

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Dec 12, 2017

Florida Philanthropic Network is pleased to present this “White Paper on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act & Its Implications for Florida Philanthropy.”  The paper is intended to provide an independent, nonpartisan overview of the Patient Protection and Affordable C...

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Designing the Consumer-Centered Telehealth & e-Visit Experience DESIGNING THE CONSUMER-CENTERED TELEHEALTH & E-VISIT EXPERIENCE

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Dec 12, 2017

This white paper covers key elements of design for consumer-centered telehealth. Given the rapid growth of telehealth and overall disruption of healthcare reimbursement and care delivery, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) commissioned a design session foc...

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Accelerating the Improved Patient Journey through Real World Evidence ACCELERATING THE IMPROVED PATIENT JOURNEY THROUGH REAL WORLD EVIDENCE

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Dec 08, 2017

Real World Evidence (RWE) has long been heralded as a “game changer” for the life sciences industry. Real World Evidence is the term used to describe research findings that use data that is gathered outside of standard clinical trials. This informative whitepaper highlights the growth, i...

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DIGITAL AND DISRUPTED: ALL CHANGE FOR HEALTHCARE DIGITAL AND DISRUPTED: ALL CHANGE FOR HEALTHCARE

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Dec 07, 2017

The results are back and the prognosis is excellent: The digital health industry will grow at an average of 21 percent per year through to 2020. A healthy diet of large investments, young start-ups, and favorable policymaking is contributing to the multi-billion-dollar industry's growth spurt. I...

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Telehealth Innovation: Current Directions and Future Opportunities TELEHEALTH INNOVATION: CURRENT DIRECTIONS AND FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES

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Dec 07, 2017

Telehealth reflects a dynamic and evolving field of practice in terms of applications, settings, and users as a result of advances in underlying enabling technologies. Today, forces as diverse as large-scale humanitarian crises, national healthcare reforms, healthcare workforce shortages, and a grow...

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Top of Mind for Top U.S. Health Systems 2018 TOP OF MIND FOR TOP U.S. HEALTH SYSTEMS 2018

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Dec 07, 2017

The health information technology (IT) landscape is evolving rapidly as a growing number of digital solutions are introduced to address prominent challenges in health care, including managing and analyzing large volumes of data, improving health outcomes, lowering costs, increasing patient engagemen...

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Improving Transitions of Care in Population Health IMPROVING TRANSITIONS OF CARE IN POPULATION HEALTH

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Dec 07, 2017

CMS estimates that it would penalize 2,588 hospitals, constituting more than half the nation’s hospitals for excessive admission rates in the fiscal year 2017. 100% applicable to all who seek to reduce variations in care and implement consistent best practices. Navigating the healthcare system...

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The Influence of Healthcare Reform on Commercial Real Estat THE INFLUENCE OF HEALTHCARE REFORM ON COMMERCIAL REAL ESTAT

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Dec 05, 2017

The Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly referred to as The Affordable Care Act and otherwise known as "Obamacare", was signed into law in 2010 and became effective January 1, 2014. As a result, the United States can expect to see an accelerated demand for an incr...

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The next imperatives for US healthcare THE NEXT IMPERATIVES FOR US HEALTHCARE

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Dec 05, 2017

Since 2010, the US uninsured rate has dropped from 17% to 11% of the population.1 Some of the new episode- and populationbased payment models are achieving savings,2 and some categories of healthcare utilization have declined.3 However, medical inflation still rises faster than GDP growth. There is ...

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The Digitization of the Healthcare Industry THE DIGITIZATION OF THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Dec 04, 2017

Over the past few years, few industries have seen such dramatic changes as in healthcare. On the one hand, the healthcare sector is strong and growing, with a value of $3.2 trillion in the United States. With the dust finally settling on the Affordable Care Act, more than 10 million newly insured Am...

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Health Systems Become More Strategic in the Move to Value-Based Care HEALTH SYSTEMS BECOME MORE STRATEGIC IN THE MOVE TO VALUE-BASED CARE

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Dec 04, 2017

Healthcare organizations are deploying top-tier strategies to engage patients, improve quality and manage risk as they step up their efforts to transition to value-based care. Venturing into alternative payment models and incentive programs calls for a combination of innovation and change management...

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A Catalyst for Change in Moving to a Value-based Model of Health Care Delivery A CATALYST FOR CHANGE IN MOVING TO A VALUE-BASED MODEL OF HEALTH CARE DELIVERY

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Dec 02, 2017

For health care consumers and all stakeholders in the US healthcare` system, it’s a familiar refrain The cost of health care continues to climb at an alarming and unsustainable rate, while the quality of care and our population’s overall health remains low compared to other developed nat...

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'COMPLEXITY AND OPPORTUNITY' A SURVEY OF US HEALTH CONSUMERS’ WORRIES AND WANTS

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Nov 22, 2017

Each of these individuals needs healthcare, but their needs are not the same. For the mother, it might be a video consultation with a pediatric nurse; for the quarterback, a visit to a retail clinic; and for the grandmother, a same-day appointment at her longtime family doctor. Much of the investmen...

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Embracing the Promise and Challenges of Precision Medicine EMBRACING THE PROMISE AND CHALLENGES OF PRECISION MEDICINE

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Nov 16, 2017

Most healthcare providers believe precision medicine is important to the health and well-being of patients, yet many providers are uncertain about how to integrate precision medicine into their organizations.

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Investing in Population Health Initiatives INVESTING IN POPULATION HEALTH INITIATIVES

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Nov 16, 2017

Healthcare providers are optimistic about the future of population health initiatives in their organizations. Some providers, however, have concerns about funding and implementing the underlying technology infrastructure required to maximize the effectiveness of population health initiatives.

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How AI/Cognitive Computing Fits into the Healthcare Picture HOW AI/COGNITIVE COMPUTING FITS INTO THE HEALTHCARE PICTURE

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Nov 16, 2017

Healthcare providers have some questions about the future of artificial intelligence/cognitive computing in their organizations, according to a recent HIMSS Analytics survey, sponsored by Intel. On one hand, 67 percent of organizations surveyed agree that AI has the power to be transformative in hea...

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A new era for the healthcare industry A NEW ERA FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Nov 15, 2017

This accelerating migration to cloud computing clearly represents a step-change for the way the healthcare industry sources its put information technology (IT). The sector’s technology infrastructure and systems have traditionally been highly fragmented across the industry. They have been mana...

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Leading the Way: Success Stories of Three Telehealth Innovators LEADING THE WAY: SUCCESS STORIES OF THREE TELEHEALTH INNOVATORS

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Nov 14, 2017

This URAC Industry Insight Report profiles three innovators leading the way in the telehealth industry.  They’ve demonstrated the effectiveness of telehealth and provided glimpses of an exciting future. Each has their unique story, with unique strategies, patient populations, and capabili...

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Digital reality in life sciences and health care DIGITAL REALITY IN LIFE SCIENCES AND HEALTH CARE

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Nov 14, 2017

What if a surgeon or patient could train or prepare for a complex procedure by simulating it first in a 360-degree, 3D simulation? What if a patient could put aside the pamphlets and actually see the impact a diet would have on his or her health? What if impaired mobility patients could experience b...

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Accelerating the Clinical Trial Database Launch Date ACCELERATING THE CLINICAL TRIAL DATABASE LAUNCH DATE

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Nov 13, 2017

Many sponsors try to rush clinical studies, to have the database up and running and ready for the next team, but many times they lose track of why they are doing it. It is not just about collecting data electronically, cleaning it to match with the source document and sending it to the next departme...

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11 Steps to Effectively Market Primary Care Services 11 STEPS TO EFFECTIVELY MARKET PRIMARY CARE SERVICES

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Nov 08, 2017

As a result of The Affordable Care Act and healthcare systems looking to form Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), many private practices are being acquired by hospitals to create a network of physicians and facilities. These acquisitions and market consolidations mean that referral channels are ti...

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How A Leading Health System is Tackling the Opioid Crisis Head-On HOW A LEADING HEALTH SYSTEM IS TACKLING THE OPIOID CRISIS HEAD-ON

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Nov 07, 2017

The CDC estimates that nearly 80 people die of opioid overdose each day in the United States. Opioid overuse is a critical and widespread issue, and the need for interventions is becoming an urgent priority for many health systems. L.E.K. Consulting’s new Executive Insights, “How Intermo...

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Building a private network for real-time healthcare and the cloud BUILDING A PRIVATE NETWORK FOR REAL-TIME HEALTHCARE AND THE CLOUD

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Nov 06, 2017

As healthcare enterprises move to real-time healthcare systems (RTHSs) and cloud-based IT models, they need more flexible and agile networks. As a result, many enterprises are re-evaluating their networking needs, particularly for wide area networks (WANs) that connect main hospitals, clinics, and h...

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HealthCast 2020 HEALTHCAST 2020

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Nov 03, 2017

There is growing evidence that the current health systems of nations around the world will be unsustainable if unchanged over the next 15 years. Globally, healthcare is threatened by a confluence of powerful trends – increasing demand, rising costs, uneven quality, misaligned incentives. If ig...

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Making connections that bring real-time healthcare to life MAKING CONNECTIONS THAT BRING REAL-TIME HEALTHCARE TO LIFE

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Oct 30, 2017

With the industry moving toward a digital environment comes a challenge: Making good use of data by providing it to the right person at the right time in the right format. To accomplish this, healthcare organizations need an IT infrastructure that supports widespread digital transformation and a rea...

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Digital Transformation Trends in the Healthcare Industry DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION TRENDS IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Oct 30, 2017

Never before have healthcare organizations faced a greater balancing act between reducing costs and boosting efficiencies. By all accounts, digital transformation has the best potential to achieve this goal. Yet today, manual processes continue to dominate healthcare workflows.

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How to Enable Digital Transformation in Healthcare HOW TO ENABLE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN HEALTHCARE

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Oct 30, 2017

To improve patient care, efficiency, and compliance across the spectrum of healthcare services, operational and analytical business processes need to be digitized and constantly refined, augmented, and implemented with minimal impacts on existing IT resources.

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THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE: 2022 HOSPITAL VISION STUDY THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE: 2022 HOSPITAL VISION STUDY

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Oct 27, 2017

The global healthcare industry is facing a seemingly insurmountable number of challenges – from aging populations and staff shortages to rising costs – that are placing enormous pressure on institutions, doctors, workers, patients, and communities. As a result, there is a higher demand f...

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Brain Workshop 3 Whitepaper BRAIN WORKSHOP 3 WHITEPAPER

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Oct 26, 2017

ET is the most common movement disorder in the world, occurring with a prevalence 5-10 times that of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Although often considered benign, in patients with severe symptoms and failure to respond to medication it is a very disabling condition, limiting or preventing patien...

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Six Ways Hospitals Can Prepare for a Catastrophe SIX WAYS HOSPITALS CAN PREPARE FOR A CATASTROPHE

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Oct 23, 2017

As Hurricane Harvey approached Texas, Rob Turner and Lucky Chopra avoided media reports. Instead, they studied data from NOAA, surf cams and weather buoys - and the bayou down the hill from their acute care hospital in east Houston.

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Best Practices for Protecting Your Epic EHR BEST PRACTICES FOR PROTECTING YOUR EPIC EHR

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Oct 19, 2017

The EHR is a mission-critical application. Even minimal downtime can have a significant impact on your clinical operations and, ultimately, your organization's bottom line. This paper shows best practices to stay current with Epic guidelines.

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Balancing Patient Engagement and Security BALANCING PATIENT ENGAGEMENT AND SECURITY

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Oct 19, 2017

It's a fine line, engaging patients through portals while placing security as a high priority. As this paper shows, combining the right technology and clear communication is an effective path to both safer data and steadier patient confidence.

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The Digital Waiting Room: Marketing to Physicians and Patients THE DIGITAL WAITING ROOM: MARKETING TO PHYSICIANS AND PATIENTS

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Oct 17, 2017

Healthcare marketing can feel like you’re navigating a field of landmines in a constantly changing environment. Whether you’re trying to reach patients, physicians (or both!), each year companies spend billions of dollars to advertise their products and services. That’s because the...

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Why Is American Healthcare So Expensive? WHY IS AMERICAN HEALTHCARE SO EXPENSIVE?

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Oct 12, 2017

According to the CDC, 32 percent of US national health expenditures go to hospitals. In Europe, the breakdown is closer to 40-45 percent. This suggests spending in the US is more decentralized to small clinics and practices compared to Europe.

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Optimizing Revenue: Solving Healthcare’s Revenue Cycle Challenges OPTIMIZING REVENUE: SOLVING HEALTHCARE’S REVENUE CYCLE CHALLENGES

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Oct 11, 2017

West’s report Optimizing Revenue: Solving Healthcare’s Revenue Cycle Challenges Using Technology-Enabled Communications found that 56 percent of patients’ payments are delayed at least some of the time. The report also revealed that high insurance deductibles are the most common re...

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Becoming the Best Place to Work: Recruiting and Retention Strategies for Healthcare Organizations BECOMING THE BEST PLACE TO WORK: RECRUITING AND RETENTION STRATEGIES FOR HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

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Oct 10, 2017

This white paper summarizes conversations with several Best Place to Work organizations and highlights how Human Resources plays a central role in contributing to the Best Place to Work environment through recruiting and retention strategies. In this white paper, you'll learn how to recruit indi...

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Why networks are essential for real-time healthcare WHY NETWORKS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR REAL-TIME HEALTHCARE

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Oct 10, 2017

Today’s largest, most complex healthcare systems are handling more data than ever before, pushing current IT operations to their limit. Overcoming the key challenges - scalability, reliability, quality of service and security - requires evolving to real-time healthcare.

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Era of Change: Today ERA OF CHANGE: TODAY'S HEALTHCARE CONSUMER

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Oct 10, 2017

The emergence of the empowered patient as a consumer, who is more engaged and taking greater control of their healthcare, shows they are increasingly shopping around for services that are most convenient for them. The 21st-century healthcare consumer is already comfortable with cloud and mobile tech...

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5 Radiology Trends to Watch 5 RADIOLOGY TRENDS TO WATCH

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Oct 10, 2017

There’s never been more turbulence - and opportunity, within healthcare. It’s a perfect storm of a changing legislative landscape, changing patient behavior, and disruptive new technologies like cloud computing and artificial intelligence.

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How the Internet of Things Is Revolutionizing Healthcare HOW THE INTERNET OF THINGS IS REVOLUTIONIZING HEALTHCARE

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Oct 09, 2017

In the Internet of Things (IoT), devices gather and share information directly with each other and the cloud, making it possible to collect, record and analyze new data streams faster and more accurately. But nowhere does the IoT offer greater promise than in the field of healthcare, where its princ...

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Innovative Blockchain Uses in Health Care INNOVATIVE BLOCKCHAIN USES IN HEALTH CARE

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Oct 06, 2017

Blockchain, the digital ledger technology that can securely maintain continuously growing lists of data records and transactions, has the power to potentially transform health care, according to industry experts. By simplifying and expediting the way the health care industry processes data in such a...

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What will healthcare look like in 2030? WHAT WILL HEALTHCARE LOOK LIKE IN 2030?

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Oct 06, 2017

Advances in healthcare and technology have been growing at a rapid rate. But will they meet the service demands of an ageing population and emerging health concerns? To be ready for 2030, we must use technology to accelerate a significant transformation of the current healthcare paradigm-starting to...

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Bridging the Early Diagnosis and Treatment Gap BRIDGING THE EARLY DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT GAP

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Oct 04, 2017

The European Brain Council (EBC) is a non-profit organisation gathering patient associations, major brain-related societies as well as industries. Established in March 2002, its mission is to improve the lives of those living with brain disorders by advancing the understanding of the healthy and dis...

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Connecting the Healthcare Dots to Enable Precision Medicine CONNECTING THE HEALTHCARE DOTS TO ENABLE PRECISION MEDICINE

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Oct 04, 2017

Schleidgen et al define precision medicine as a field that seeks “to improve stratification and timing of health care by utilizing biological information and biomarkers on the level of molecular disease pathways, genetics, proteomics as well as metabolomics.”  A key enabler for prec...

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A Healthcare Data Lake for Today A HEALTHCARE DATA LAKE FOR TODAY'S AND TOMORROW'S WORKLOADS

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Oct 04, 2017

Managing data is one of the most formidable challenges healthcare organizations face today. According to a recent report by IDC and EMC, healthcare data is growing at a staggering 48% per year. Analysts not only expect this trend to continue but predict it will accelerate as healthcare practices inc...

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Seven Best Practices for Managing Healthcare Data Storage SEVEN BEST PRACTICES FOR MANAGING HEALTHCARE DATA STORAGE

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Oct 04, 2017

At a time when most healthcare providers are still wrestling with implementing electronic health record (EHR) systems, they are under considerable pressure to do more with the same or less funding. In a highly regulated industry, compliance requirements are placing huge burdens on data fluidity at a...

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Solving Healthcare’s Revenue Cycle Challenges SOLVING HEALTHCARE’S REVENUE CYCLE CHALLENGES

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Oct 04, 2017

Nearly three in five Americans 56% delay paying their medical bills. Late payments, along with self-pay revenues that are never collected, add to the financial stress healthcare organizations experience as they attempt to optimize reimbursements and increase revenue while adapting to new value-based...

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Prioritizing the Patient Experience PRIORITIZING THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE

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Oct 04, 2017

Healthcare providers across the nation are struggling to improve patient satisfaction ratings. The financial health of their organizations depends on it, especially now that patients are demanding better healthcare experiences. At the same time, value-based payment models are using patient satisfact...

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The uncertain road ahead: Could technology offer hospitals relief from increasing margin pressures THE UNCERTAIN ROAD AHEAD: COULD TECHNOLOGY OFFER HOSPITALS RELIEF FROM INCREASING MARGIN PRESSURES

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Oct 03, 2017

Hospitals are anticipating tighter operating margins in 2017 and beyond, due to increasing financial pressure from policy, industry, and market changes. This report discusses innovative technologies and cost-reduction strategies that hospitals can consider to enhance revenue, increase efficiency, an...

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Enhancing Patient Matching with Automated Data Stewardship ENHANCING PATIENT MATCHING WITH AUTOMATED DATA STEWARDSHIP

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Oct 03, 2017

Healthix is using the Verato Universal MPI to automate its data stewardship and improve its patient matching. Using its game-changing “referential matching” approach, the Verato Universal MPI is automatically resolving millions of Healthix’s most difficult matches, a process that w...

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Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures 2017-2019 COLORECTAL CANCER FACTS & FIGURES 2017-2019

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Oct 02, 2017

Cancer is a disease characterized by the unchecked division and survival of abnormal cells. When this type of abnormal growth occurs in the colon or rectum, it is called colorectal cancer (CRC). The colon and rectum (colorectum), which combined are referred to as the large intestine, are the final p...

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Where Compassion and Technology Meet: Children’s Mercy WHERE COMPASSION AND TECHNOLOGY MEET: CHILDREN’S MERCY

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Oct 01, 2017

Young patients and their caregivers who enter Children’s Mercy Adele Hall are greeted by displays of colorful characters mounted from the ceiling and walls, whimsical designs and vibrant furnishings. But there’s much more to this facility than its cheerful decor. Children’s Mercy H...

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Revenue Leakage in Hospitals and Health Systems: What are You Missing? REVENUE LEAKAGE IN HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SYSTEMS: WHAT ARE YOU MISSING?

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Oct 01, 2017

Revenue leakage – those lost opportunities to collect money earned – has been a topic of conversation in healthcare for years. Granted, revenue leakage is a moving target, thanks to healthcare reform, constantly changing payer rules and disparate technology advancements. This pervasive p...

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The Realities of Patient Payments THE REALITIES OF PATIENT PAYMENTS

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Oct 01, 2017

Patients need convenience and providers need secure, flexible solutions to educate patients on their changing financial responsibilities and to collect amount owed promptly. The shift to high deductible health plans HDHPs has transformed an already complex payer reimbursement burden onto the shoulde...

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Connecting physician groups for better patient care at Holston Medical Group CONNECTING PHYSICIAN GROUPS FOR BETTER PATIENT CARE AT HOLSTON MEDICAL GROUP

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Sep 29, 2017

Holston Medical Group HMG has developed several successful value-based initiatives, which earned the practice more than $7.2 million in 2015. HMG helped form a physician-led Accountable Care Organization ACO, Qualuable Medical Professionals, and a healthcare transformation company, OnePartner, which...

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Healthcare’s Future is in the Cloud HEALTHCARE’S FUTURE IS IN THE CLOUD

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Sep 26, 2017

This whitepaper predicts that healthcare will need the cloud in order to deliver on the value, analytics, and collaboration likely to play a key role in the industry's future. Specifically, it details how the cloud delivers information technology resources on demand, over the internet, with pay-...

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Equipping HR to support the evolving demands of the healthcare industry EQUIPPING HR TO SUPPORT THE EVOLVING DEMANDS OF THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Sep 25, 2017

This whitepaper shows what the healthcare industry's active mergers & acquisitions means for the health systems, hospitals, physician groups and other providers affected by the consolidation, along with the employees who lead and work in them.

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WHITE PAPER ON CANCER CARERS WHITE PAPER ON CANCER CARERS

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Sep 22, 2017

This White Paper is a joint collaboration between the European Cancer Patients Coalition (ECPC) and Eurocarers, aimed at presenting European policy-makers at the European Union (EU) and national level with policy recommendations for a robust policy framework supporting cancer carers. Carers are peop...

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Revolution in Healthcare Consumerism: Major Market Shifts Impacting Your Health System REVOLUTION IN HEALTHCARE CONSUMERISM: MAJOR MARKET SHIFTS IMPACTING YOUR HEALTH SYSTEM

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Sep 15, 2017

It is no surprise that healthcare has changed. What is surprising is how rapidly the transformation has occurred — and it’s not over yet. What’s behind this shift? PwC’s Health Research Institute identified five factors driving transformational change in the $5 trillion healt...

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The Role of Centralized Care Management in Value-based Care THE ROLE OF CENTRALIZED CARE MANAGEMENT IN VALUE-BASED CARE

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Sep 11, 2017

Many healthcare delivery systems continue to operate with a fee-forservice mindset. Practices simply treat patients when they come into the office, providing uncoordinated, on-demand services in response to an immediate clinical need and then billing patients health plans.

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Meeting the Needs of Community Hospitals at a Critical Time MEETING THE NEEDS OF COMMUNITY HOSPITALS AT A CRITICAL TIME

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Sep 07, 2017

Community-based hospitals are critical assets for 51 million Americans living in rural and smaller communities across the country. Often, the local hospital is the only source of healthcare and an integral part of the local community, as one of the largest employers. Over the last 10 years, rural an...

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Improved Chronic Disease Management with Alternative Healthcare Delivery IMPROVED CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT WITH ALTERNATIVE HEALTHCARE DELIVERY

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Sep 07, 2017

As the human and financial costs of chronic disease continue to escalate, health care payers and retailers are developing innovative new models of chronic disease management. This white paper examines how health care payers are expanding and improving their well-established disease management progra...

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Intel Across Healthcare INTEL ACROSS HEALTHCARE

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Sep 06, 2017

Around the globe, healthcare decision-makers struggle daily with tighter budgets, rising costs, worker shortages, an explosion of data—all as technology advances at a breakneck pace and the business and regulatory landscape shifts beneath their feet. The future looks even more daunting. Health...

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Blockchain’s Curative Potential for Healthcare Efficiency and Quality BLOCKCHAIN’S CURATIVE POTENTIAL FOR HEALTHCARE EFFICIENCY AND QUALITY

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Sep 04, 2017

Blockchain technology – which first emerged in the financial services industry to support the Bitcoin cryptocurrency – could radically restructure the way healthcare payers and providers operate financially. Beyond simply enabling more efficient ways to manage current processes, blockcha...

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HOW TODAY’S M&As ARE PREPARING HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS FOR A NEW FUTURE HOW TODAY’S M&AS ARE PREPARING HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS FOR A NEW FUTURE

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Aug 30, 2017

In the face of seismic industry shifts, challenging regulations, and constant uncertainty in Washington, providers are reshaping the healthcare landscape themselves by entering into strategic mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships.

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2017 Hospital Marketing Trends 2017 HOSPITAL MARKETING TRENDS

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Aug 22, 2017

With population health and high-deductible health insurance plans at the forefront of care, organizations will benefit from providing a more proactive and personalized patient experience. Hospitals and health systems that gain the attention of niche audiences and provide resources to help patients m...

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Health Care in America: Trends in Utilization HEALTH CARE IN AMERICA: TRENDS IN UTILIZATION

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Aug 16, 2017

People use health care services for many reasons: to cure illnesses and health conditions, to mend breaks and tears, to prevent or delay future health care problems, to reduce pain and increase quality of life, and sometimes merely to obtain information about their health status and prognosis. Healt...

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Beyond Healthcare CRM: Changing the Paradigm of Patient Communication BEYOND HEALTHCARE CRM: CHANGING THE PARADIGM OF PATIENT COMMUNICATION

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Aug 15, 2017

Healthgrades has teamed up with Gartner to bring you Beyond Healthcare CRM: Changing the Paradigm of Patient Communication. Full of rich insights backed with rigorous and detailed research, this report will be of major interest to health system CIOs and other executives who understand that engaging ...

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How Today HOW TODAY'S M&AS ARE PREPARING HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS FOR A NEW FUTURE

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Aug 11, 2017

In the face of seismic industry shifts, challenging regulations, and constant uncertainty in Washington, providers are reshaping the healthcare landscape themselves by entering into strategic mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships. Today’s deals are reflective of the times, says Brent McDonal...

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Unintended consequences of nurse scheduling UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF NURSE SCHEDULING

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Aug 11, 2017

Insufficient scheduling tools and processes can often be the unsuspected culprits in an organization’s inability to control labor costs and consistently maintain high-quality standards. Yet many healthcare financial and operational leaders often underestimate nurse scheduling’s connectio...

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The Changing Financial Relationship Between Hospitals and Patients THE CHANGING FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HOSPITALS AND PATIENTS

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Aug 09, 2017

With the increase in consumer financial responsibility and the migration toward risk-based reimbursement, healthcare providers have no choice but to experience fundamental transformations in their patient relationships.

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How a rehabilitation hospital improved patient access to care and reimbursements HOW A REHABILITATION HOSPITAL IMPROVED PATIENT ACCESS TO CARE AND REIMBURSEMENTS

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Aug 08, 2017

With two campuses located in America’s heartland, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals has evolved to a nationally recognized leader in medical rehabilitation. It provides comprehensive rehabilitation services for adults and children, conducts research to improve outcomes, and prevents disabilitie...

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6 reasons to market affordable healthcare 6 REASONS TO MARKET AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE

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Aug 06, 2017

Is the healthcare industry close to a similar outcry? The Affordable Care Act is in a constant state of flux and could be history by the time you read this paper. Consumers are desperate to find a more affordable solution to healthcare. Hospital marketers should share these concerns with members of ...

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Translating Data Analytics into Population Health Insights TRANSLATING DATA ANALYTICS INTO POPULATION HEALTH INSIGHTS

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Aug 02, 2017

Covenant turned to Dallas-based Population Health Advisors PHA, which has experience leveraging the Explorys platform. PHA’s valuable expertise allowed Covenant to bypass the growing pains many experiences with a new technology system fraught with digital complexity.

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Industry Top Trends for Improving the Total Patient Experience INDUSTRY TOP TRENDS FOR IMPROVING THE TOTAL PATIENT EXPERIENCE

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Aug 01, 2017

Just as consumers shop around to find the best value and service when making a significant purchase, so must patients evaluate healthcare decisions as they take on a bigger share of their healthcare costs than in the past.

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Economic Impact of Investing in Patient Financial Care Cost Savings and Business Benefits ECONOMIC IMPACT OF INVESTING IN PATIENT FINANCIAL CARE COST SAVINGS AND BUSINESS BENEFITS

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Jul 28, 2017

Simplee commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact TEI study and examine the potential return on investment ROI enterprises may realize by deploying Simplee’s platform for patient financial care. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to eval...

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How Identifying the Right Revenue Cycle Solutions Partner Can Save Hospitals Millions HOW IDENTIFYING THE RIGHT REVENUE CYCLE SOLUTIONS PARTNER CAN SAVE HOSPITALS MILLIONS

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Jul 21, 2017

As one of the area’s only locally-owned, nonprofit health systems, Springfield, Mo.-based CoxHealth plays a major role in both the physical and economic health of southern Missouri.

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10 Best Practices for Discovering the Best Mobile and IoT Devices for Healthcare 10 BEST PRACTICES FOR DISCOVERING THE BEST MOBILE AND IOT DEVICES FOR HEALTHCARE

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Jul 06, 2017

Mobile devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) are a growing part of the IT resources healthcare depends on. The integration of mobile devices into a healthcare organization’s workflows and supporting infrastructure presents great opportunities — as well as risks. Download this whitepap...

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The Paperless Future of Healthcare and Life Sciences THE PAPERLESS FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE AND LIFE SCIENCES

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Jul 05, 2017

Your management and IT departments are driving towards tomorrow’s wholly digital world, making critical technology investments in an effort to streamline your business. Unfortunately, they often overlook a critical last step. A hospital or medical office might be state of the art until a patie...

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Health Care Reform: Trends Driven by the Evolution of U.S. Health Care Policy HEALTH CARE REFORM: TRENDS DRIVEN BY THE EVOLUTION OF U.S. HEALTH CARE POLICY

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Jul 04, 2017

The US health care system today is fraught with wasteful spending that does not contribute to better outcomes for patients. Fortunately, many initiatives exist in both the public and private sector that are intended to increase the efficiency of the system. Three federal initiatives — the HITE...

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What Keeps Healthcare Finance Executives Up at Night? WHAT KEEPS HEALTHCARE FINANCE EXECUTIVES UP AT NIGHT?

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Jun 22, 2017

With electronic medical record deployments mostly in the rearview mirror, healthcare revenue cycle executives are beginning to look beyond system stabilization and toward financial performance optimization.

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Pediatric Gene Therapy: Considerations for Planning, Execution & Long-Term Follow-up PEDIATRIC GENE THERAPY: CONSIDERATIONS FOR PLANNING, EXECUTION & LONG-TERM FOLLOW-UP

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Jun 20, 2017

The European approvals of Glybera in 2012 and Strimvelis in 2016 seem likely to be the vanguard of the therapeutic revolution heralded by the decoding of the human genome. Both of these treatments originated from academic centers of excellence and became the subjects of agreements with pharmaceutica...

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Delivering on the Patient-Centered Promise DELIVERING ON THE PATIENT-CENTERED PROMISE

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Jun 15, 2017

To be successful in today’s rapidly evolving, consumer-driven health care marketplace, hospitals and health systems must aggressively protect and promote their brand by maximizing the value of the care experience in the eyes of their patients.

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National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy NATIONAL ACTION PLAN TO IMPROVE HEALTH LITERACY

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Jun 14, 2017

For more than 30 years, I’ve observed the difficulties many people face as they attempt to use our health care system. I’ve seen firsthand the inequities in health status and access to care and the outcomes that persist. My own experiences in treating patients, running a large government...

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PUBLIC HEALTH PERFORMANCE STRENGTHENING AT DISTRICTS PUBLIC HEALTH PERFORMANCE STRENGTHENING AT DISTRICTS

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Jun 14, 2017

Public health practice in a community collects data on a community’s health and shares it with policy makers from multiple sectors. This is the foundation for the effective delivery of sickness care, preventive care, and health promotion at a population level. A potential workforce of district...

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Brand Integration in Healthcare Marketing BRAND INTEGRATION IN HEALTHCARE MARKETING

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Jun 13, 2017

Try this simple test. Look at a cross-section of your marketing deliverables – your brand promise, website, Facebook page, online display ads, video content, and graphics. Now, ask yourself; If you cover up the logos, do all of these things look and feel like the same brand? Do the various pie...

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Magic Mitch MAGIC MITCH'S BAG OF HEALTH CARE TRICKS

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Jun 13, 2017

Mitch McConnell can’t afford to lose Republican votes if he wants to push through the terrible Senate Republican “Better Care Act,” a massive tax cut for the rich masquerading as a health care plan. It’s Mitch McConnell’s Magic Health Elixir guaranteed to provide better...

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Estimated Financial Effect of the “American Health Care Act of 2017” ESTIMATED FINANCIAL EFFECT OF THE “AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT OF 2017”

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Jun 13, 2017

This memorandum summarizes the Office of the Actuary’s estimates of the financial and coverage effects through 2026 of selected provisions of the “American Health Care Act of 2017” (H.R. 1628), which was passed by the House on May 4, 2017 and which is referred to in this memorandum...

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Harnessing the Power of Data in Health HARNESSING THE POWER OF DATA IN HEALTH

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Jun 07, 2017

With the cost of care on the rise, the industry is experiencing a shift toward preventive and value-based care. At the same time, technology like wearable devices, at-home testing services and telemedicine are empowering patients to be more engaged with and proactive about their own health. Meanwhil...

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Optimizing Informatics for Genetic Testing OPTIMIZING INFORMATICS FOR GENETIC TESTING

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Jun 07, 2017

Molecular medicine is a burgeoning field, with the potential to dramatically improve the quality of care. Done right, it also has the potential to improve patient outcomes, reduce unnecessary treatments and side effects, and reduce cost by helping eliminate the trial and error involved in diagnosing...

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Why Patient Engagement is Critical to Revenue Cycle Management WHY PATIENT ENGAGEMENT IS CRITICAL TO REVENUE CYCLE MANAGEMENT

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Jun 06, 2017

Historically, revenue cycle management has focused on maximizing insurance reimbursements, but as patient financial responsibility continues to increase, the landscape is quickly changing. In the past five years, patient payment responsibility has risen dramatically and continues to increase with th...

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The Year Ahead – Ten Predictions for the Fitness Industry in 2017 THE YEAR AHEAD – TEN PREDICTIONS FOR THE FITNESS INDUSTRY IN 2017

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Jun 05, 2017

Our goal with this paper is to lend an informed voice for the new fitness industry language of 2017. We understand that our prognostications are as likely to be right as wrong, and with any luck, they will bring forward insights to help industry professionals map out their expectations for 2017, inc...

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Health Care Trends Impacting Organized Provider Groups HEALTH CARE TRENDS IMPACTING ORGANIZED PROVIDER GROUPS

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Jun 02, 2017

Large organized provider groups (OPGs) are becoming increasingly influential and are integrating more with health care providers, payers, employers, and patients. Improved coordination of care helps OPGs achieve the Triple Aim—a model that strives to manage the health of defined patient popula...

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BIG DATA MACRA AND EVIDENCE BIG DATA MACRA AND EVIDENCE

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May 31, 2017

As the shift toward value-based medicine continues, you as providers and health systems must determine how to scale the mountain that is Big Data. Summiting the peak means integrating the data such that it improves the patient experience of care, improves population health, and reduces cost (the Tri...

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Healthcare’s Location Data Crisis: Improving the Mobile Patient’s Journey HEALTHCARE’S LOCATION DATA CRISIS: IMPROVING THE MOBILE PATIENT’S JOURNEY

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May 18, 2017

That’s right — in an industry where mere minutes can mean the difference between life and death, nearly a third of all facilities and practitioners lack any local listings. And close to half of the healthcare listings that do exist have significant inaccuracies, compromising the quality ...

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Preventative Care: Maintaining Physician and Facility Listings Online PREVENTATIVE CARE: MAINTAINING PHYSICIAN AND FACILITY LISTINGS ONLINE

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May 18, 2017

In our last healthcare industry report, we looked at Healthcare’s Location Data Crisis. Our analysis of more than 15,000 facility and physician online listings showed that 48% of healthcare listings contained basic address errors that could misdirect patients. Even more problematic was the fac...

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Cybersecurity in Health: Using a trusted cloud solution to help ensure data is managed, protected, private, and compliant CYBERSECURITY IN HEALTH: USING A TRUSTED CLOUD SOLUTION TO HELP ENSURE DATA IS MANAGED, PROTECTED, PRIVATE, AND COMPLIANT

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May 08, 2017

Too many organizations don’t realize how sophisticated cyberattacks have become. Hackers are no longer mischievous high school kids hiding in their parents’ basements. They are well organized, with tools in their arsenals that include easily obtainable software development kits complete ...

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Increase Productivity, Improve Patient Care and Retain a Collaborative, High-quality Workforce INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY, IMPROVE PATIENT CARE AND RETAIN A COLLABORATIVE, HIGH-QUALITY WORKFORCE

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May 08, 2017

High-quality patient experience: Delivering quality patient care across all services is a top priority for healthcare providers. But budget limitations, staffing shortages, and employee burnout can stand in the way of providing a safe and positive patient experience.

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HOW CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE IS TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE HOW CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE IS TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE

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May 05, 2017

As an industry, healthcare is not always quick to embrace emerging technologies. When the cost of failure amounts to much more than money, patient safety, trust, and well-being must come first. However, healthcare technology is now poised for explosive growth as organizations seeking to enable bette...

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5 Questions Hospital and Healthcare Fiduciaries Should be Asking 5 QUESTIONS HOSPITAL AND HEALTHCARE FIDUCIARIES SHOULD BE ASKING

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May 04, 2017

If you’re a CFO, Trustee, Board member, or Investment Committee member, we think you need to read this quick summary of the top 5 questions hospital and healthcare fiduciaries should be asking in 2017.

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Driving Greater Access to Healthcare Professionals and Increasing Brand Performance DRIVING GREATER ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AND INCREASING BRAND PERFORMANCE

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May 04, 2017

Virtual engagement strategies are evolving the way the pharmaceutical industry connects with key stakeholders. By using a blend of technology and experienced personnel to seamlessly connect brands to healthcare professionals, virtual engagement offers a solution to the trend of decreased in-person e...

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Precision Medicine in Immuno-Oncology PRECISION MEDICINE IN IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY

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May 01, 2017

The ongoing advances in cancer immunotherapy together with precision medicine may promise a bright future for patients. Learn about the two most common biomarkers in clinical trials that are critical for the drug development process.

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Workforce Management’s Significant Role in Patient Care WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT’S SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN PATIENT CARE

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Apr 27, 2017

As the healthcare industry shifts focus from volume to value, standardization is needed to accurately benchmark labor resource utilization. This is the premise of a survey conducted by HealthLeaders Media and sponsored by Kronos. What constitutes direct patient care?

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Establishing Standards of Care in Professional Nursing Practice ESTABLISHING STANDARDS OF CARE IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE

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Apr 21, 2017

All nurses have a duty to know standards of care that apply to their professional practice.  Knowing the resources available for obtaining the current information that apply to patient care issues is a major factor in delivering safe, quality of care.  There are resources that will provide...

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The Importance of Stakeholder Research in Rare Disease Drug Development THE IMPORTANCE OF STAKEHOLDER RESEARCH IN RARE DISEASE DRUG DEVELOPMENT

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Apr 19, 2017

The approval of novel orphan drug designations continues to grow, while many existing rare disease therapies are receiving approval for expanded indications. With this increase Rare Disease Drug Development and broadening class of products, including some that target the same mutation or molecular d...

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Snapshot of the Premier Healthcare Database SNAPSHOT OF THE PREMIER HEALTHCARE DATABASE

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Apr 18, 2017

This white paper provides a detailed description of the attributes and capabilities of the Premier Healthcare Database PHD, which has been utilized by the pharmaceutical and device industries, academia, healthcare insurers and healthcare policy makers for clinical, financial and outcomes analyses.

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Creating Adequate Reprocessing Instruction Help Reduce Healthcare Acquired Infections CREATING ADEQUATE REPROCESSING INSTRUCTION HELP REDUCE HEALTHCARE ACQUIRED INFECTIONS

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Apr 13, 2017

This may lead you to question what causes these infections? The answer can sometimes be difficult to trace, but numerous studies have identified caregiver’s hand hygiene as one of the major sources of infection. Catheters, central lines and surgical sites are also major sources of infection. A...

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Healthcare’s Newest Security Threat: Internet of Things HEALTHCARE’S NEWEST SECURITY THREAT: INTERNET OF THINGS

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Apr 11, 2017

Internet of Things (IoT) devices have the potential to benefit device manufacturers, patients and healthcare professionals.  These devices will make it easier for providers to monitor and treat patients remotely, which means patients will spend less time in hospitals and experience better clini...

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The Digitalization of Healthcare Communication THE DIGITALIZATION OF HEALTHCARE COMMUNICATION

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Apr 11, 2017

Healthcare stakeholders have embraced mobile communication as evidenced by their participation and volume of text conversations. With the advent of the Affordable Care Act, the demand for mobile messaging as a patient engagement tool has steadily increased. It is apparent that mobile messaging, incl...

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From Storage to Usage: How a Data Platform Can Unlock the Value of Healthcare Data FROM STORAGE TO USAGE: HOW A DATA PLATFORM CAN UNLOCK THE VALUE OF HEALTHCARE DATA

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Apr 04, 2017

The age of Big Data has long since arrived in healthcare, and it continues to evolve rapidly. Solutions that once seemed like the silver bullet are struggling to keep up with increased demands. The biggest change: managing the data that lives outside the four walls of your enterprise. Tech-smart hea...

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How a Data Platform Can Unlock the Value of Healthcare Data HOW A DATA PLATFORM CAN UNLOCK THE VALUE OF HEALTHCARE DATA

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Apr 03, 2017

The age of Big Data has long since arrived in healthcare, and it continues to evolve rapidly. Solutions that once seemed like the silver bullet are struggling to keep up with increased demands. The biggest change: managing the data that lives outside the four walls of your enterprise.

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Strategies to Help Your Hospital Win at Value-Based Population Health Management STRATEGIES TO HELP YOUR HOSPITAL WIN AT VALUE-BASED POPULATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT

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Apr 03, 2017

It is difficult to deny that U.S. healthcare is moving from a system that pays for volume to one that pays based on value. The question for hospital systems is: How will you adapt? Many things will need to change, and the anticipated revisions in the Affordable Care Act, implementation of the Medica...

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Social standards for hospitals and health systems SOCIAL STANDARDS FOR HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SYSTEMS

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Mar 22, 2017

Social media has made leaps and bounds since 2004 when Facebook first exploded onto the scene. The creation of LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat followed in its footsteps and rapidly changed how social media is consumed. It went from a fun place to make connections with friends to an open ho...

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ORGANIZATIONAL ALIGNMENT FOR HEALTHCARE BRANDS ORGANIZATIONAL ALIGNMENT FOR HEALTHCARE BRANDS

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Mar 17, 2017

Delivering a consistent patient experience takes shared values and a common purpose. This white paper explores how hospitals and physician practices can use marketing to help define and communicate the organization’s mission so every member of the healthcare team understands their role in keep...

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Medical Billing Denials Are Avoidable: How to Help Prevent the Top 5 MEDICAL BILLING DENIALS ARE AVOIDABLE: HOW TO HELP PREVENT THE TOP 5

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Mar 17, 2017

The formal definition of a medical billing denial is the refusal of an insurance company or carrier to honor a request by an individual or his or her provider to pay for healthcare services obtained from a healthcare professional.

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The Two-Aspirin Headaches of Tomorrow THE TWO-ASPIRIN HEADACHES OF TOMORROW'S CLINICIANS

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Mar 17, 2017

Understaffing in hospitals contributes significantly to staff burnout. This, in turn, affects key performance indicators such as surgical or medication errors, infections, and mortality rates. In fact, more than half of physicians in one survey identified understaffing of nurses in hospitals as an i...

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The Future of Healthcare Just Ain’t What it Used to Be THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE JUST AIN’T WHAT IT USED TO BE

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Mar 16, 2017

The healthcare industry will continue to evolve, and it’s more important than ever to put the needs of the patient first. As patient payment liability continues to grow through HDHPs and state and federal insurance marketplaces, providers must develop new ways to collect for services rendered....

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Healthcare Technology - Buy Versus Build or Both HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY - BUY VERSUS BUILD OR BOTH

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Mar 16, 2017

The buy versus build methodology has morphed into more of a buy-and-build process. This is due to the scope and complexity of launching purchased software that must meet the requirements for rapidly changing rules and regulations, driving patient satisfaction and improving bottom line financial perf...

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Healthcare Consumerism Has “Won the Day” HEALTHCARE CONSUMERISM HAS “WON THE DAY”

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Mar 16, 2017

Consumerism in healthcare is here to stay and this trend will have a material impact on the way healthcare is perceived and delivered for the foreseeable future. Providers must develop a flexible approach so they can respond to the new consumer-centric economic landscape.

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Rise of the Third Payer: Disrupting the Patient Payment Culture RISE OF THE THIRD PAYER: DISRUPTING THE PATIENT PAYMENT CULTURE

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Mar 15, 2017

The next big challenge to the financial health of hospitals isn’t a sweeping new government program or payer initiative; it’s an amalgamation of revenue from thousands of different sources: patients.

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Brand Authenticity: Why Healthcare Marketers Need to Keep It Real BRAND AUTHENTICITY: WHY HEALTHCARE MARKETERS NEED TO KEEP IT REAL

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Mar 08, 2017

Much has been said about the so-called consumerization of healthcare in the mainstream as well as the healthcare industry press. But just what does this mean? When we think about consumerization, we think about a world filled with choices. And choices create the ability to have more and better.

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Digital Transformation of Healthcare Industry DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Mar 03, 2017

The introduction of digital services will be among the most important factors in transforming healthcare over the next decade. Yet while few industries have the potential to be changed so profoundly by digital technology as healthcare, the challenges facing innovators should not be underestimated. R...

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Health, Behavioral Design, and the Built Environment White Paper HEALTH, BEHAVIORAL DESIGN, AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT WHITE PAPER

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Mar 01, 2017

Purpose of the Health, Behavioral Design, and the Built Environment Project The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) brings together four of the leading health research funders in the United States—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Insti...

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The New Generation of Healthcare THE NEW GENERATION OF HEALTHCARE

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Mar 01, 2017

Healthcare budgets are tight. Providers and payers must figure out a way to deliver higher quality care with less money. Our new generation of healthcare demands the demonstration of value and improved patient outcomes while lowering costs. It’s not enough to contain health system operating co...

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Unlocking Big Data for Healthcare UNLOCKING BIG DATA FOR HEALTHCARE

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Feb 28, 2017

PHI is the most sensitive of all data – and unlocking it for Big Data Analytics is no easy feat. The risk of reidentification grows along with the size of health data being created. Fears around patient privacy hinder progress.

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Innovative Ideation: 3 Must-Ask Questions for Healthcare Marketers INNOVATIVE IDEATION: 3 MUST-ASK QUESTIONS FOR HEALTHCARE MARKETERS

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Feb 15, 2017

This whitepaper is dedicated to providing healthcare marketers new ways of thinking about their digital tactics. Times are tough for healthcare marketers. Just as we think we’re getting our heads around Facebook and Twitter, we find out Snapchat’s daily video views have exceeded 10 billi...

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Impact of Cloud Computing on Healthcare IMPACT OF CLOUD COMPUTING ON HEALTHCARE

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Feb 14, 2017

The aim of this paper is to provide a practical reference to help enterprise information technology (IT) and business (i.e., administrative, clinical, research and teaching) decision makers of the healthcare industry as they analyze and consider the implications of cloud computing for their organiza...

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The Digital Healthcare Leap THE DIGITAL HEALTHCARE LEAP

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Feb 08, 2017

Whether we like it or not, technology has become part of our lives. It has arguably helped us as individuals become more informed and more connected. The use of technology is embedded in the industries of banking, automotive, insurance, and retail. Today the health sector faces a daunting new digita...

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Health Reform and American Businesses: Critical Partner for Success HEALTH REFORM AND AMERICAN BUSINESSES: CRITICAL PARTNER FOR SUCCESS

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Feb 08, 2017

Given the number of Americans they insure and their collective purchasing power, employers are pivotal players in today’s healthcare system. In fact, because of their significant role in the marketplace, employers are uniquely positioned to help control healthcare spending and promote positive...

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Finding a Faster Path to Value-Based Care FINDING A FASTER PATH TO VALUE-BASED CARE

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Feb 06, 2017

The U.S. healthcare system is progressing along a continuum from volume to value-based care models where physicians and health systems aren’t simply compensated for doing more, but instead for delivering higher-quality care at a better value.

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A Cost Too High: The Financial Harm of the Republican Plan to Eliminate Health Care A COST TOO HIGH: THE FINANCIAL HARM OF THE REPUBLICAN PLAN TO ELIMINATE HEALTH CARE

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Feb 04, 2017

The Republican-led Congress has launched a rapid process of eliminating health coverage for 566,000 residents of Indiana by repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These cuts will severely reduce income to health facilities and result in lost jobs across sectors. The cuts also will come at a severe...

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Healthcare’s New Nervous System ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: HEALTHCARE’S NEW NERVOUS SYSTEM

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Feb 03, 2017

According to Accenture analysis, when combined, key clinical health AI applications can potentially create $150 billion in annual savings for the United States healthcare economy by 2026. At hyper-speed, AI is re-wiring our modern conception of healthcare delivery. AI in health represents a collecti...

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Excellence in Medical Affair EXCELLENCE IN MEDICAL AFFAIR

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Feb 01, 2017

As the roles of Medical Affairs have become more and more important, the China Medical Affairs Network CMAN conducted a survey in 2016 with the purpose of understanding the current state of Medical Affairs in pharmaceutical companies in China. A total number of 14 MNC pharmaceutical companies in Chi...

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The Chronic Illness Experience in Children and Adolescents THE CHRONIC ILLNESS EXPERIENCE IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

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Feb 01, 2017

Millions of children and adolescents are living with a chronic illness. Statistics in the US show that many adults living with a chronic illness likely developed it before or during adolescence. This indicates there is an opportunity to intervene at an early age, by equipping children and adolescent...

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Doctors & Digital: The Current State of Digital Health DOCTORS & DIGITAL: THE CURRENT STATE OF DIGITAL HEALTH

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Jan 25, 2017

This whitepaper provides a statistical overview of digital technology in the healthcare space and insights on how brands can become more involved in digital initiatives. Forget what you may have heard in the past about doctors not being comfortable with digital. In reality, quite the opposite is tru...

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The future of health is cognitive THE FUTURE OF HEALTH IS COGNITIVE

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Jan 18, 2017

The healthcare industry is transforming at a velocity that is catching many organizations unprepared. The industry is in the midst of a generational change in how it is structured. No longer sufficient are the current models focused on episodic and acute care.

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First Steps to Physician Engagement and Leadership FIRST STEPS TO PHYSICIAN ENGAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP

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Jan 06, 2017

Healthcare industry pundits and executives largely agree that positive clinical transformation will not happen unless physicians are actively engaged and willing to help lead the way to necessary changes.

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HEALTHCARE PAYER STRATEGIES TO REDUCE THE HARMS OF OPIOIDS HEALTHCARE PAYER STRATEGIES TO REDUCE THE HARMS OF OPIOIDS

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Jan 01, 2017

Prescription opioid misuse and opioid use disorder (OUD) are significant and growing public health problems in the United States (U.S.) that impact stakeholders across the healthcare sector, including private, employer-sponsored, and public health plans.(1-4)[1] Healthcare payers (herein, payers), e...

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Human-Centric Health: Behaviour Change and the Prevention of NonCommunicable Diseases HUMAN-CENTRIC HEALTH: BEHAVIOUR CHANGE AND THE PREVENTION OF NONCOMMUNICABLE DISEASES

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Jan 01, 2017

The burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – heart disease, mental illness, cancer, respiratory disorders and diabetes – is heaviest in high-income countries. However, it is growing at the fastest rate in low-income and middle-income countries, worsened by population ageing, urbaniza...

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What WHAT'S NEXT FOR U.S. HEALTHCARE UNDER TRUMP?

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Dec 28, 2016

What will the transition to a Donald Trump administration mean for the healthcare industry’s key constituents? While experts of all stripes are asserting predictions, they are typically long on speculation and short on evidence.

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Don’t Underestimate the Impact of Clinical Documentation On Your Revenue Stream DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE IMPACT OF CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION ON YOUR REVENUE STREAM

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Dec 27, 2016

Healthcare providers should be tackling inpatient revenue from multiple fronts if they want to survive the evolution of payment reform, according to a survey of the HealthLeaders Media Council conducted in August by HealthLeaders Media and sponsored by Enjoin.

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Payer audits: commercial payers pick up where Medicare leaves off PAYER AUDITS: COMMERCIAL PAYERS PICK UP WHERE MEDICARE LEAVES OFF

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Dec 20, 2016

Commercial health insurers usually recognize a good idea when the government has one, and they are once again following Medicare's lead by increasing the number of claims they audit. Many providers are seeing an uptick-sometimes a very sharp one--in requests for additional documentation on patie...

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2016 International Fitness Industry Trend Report – What’s All the Rage 2016 INTERNATIONAL FITNESS INDUSTRY TREND REPORT – WHAT’S ALL THE RAGE

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Dec 14, 2016

In the third Quarter of 2016, ClubIntel sponsored the 2nd Annual International Fitness Industry Trend study among global health and fitness professionals. The study measured adoption rates for 2016, along with looking at growth rates from 2013 to 2016 and 2015 to 2016 across multiple health and fitn...

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10 Tips for Using Digital Signage to Improve the Patient Experience 10 TIPS FOR USING DIGITAL SIGNAGE TO IMPROVE THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE

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Dec 08, 2016

When patients are more at ease, they perceive their experience in a more positive light. Digital signage from Lenovo Health is one way to better engage, inform and educate both patients and their visitors.

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Why Hospitals and Health Plans are Turning to Credentials Verification Organizations WHY HOSPITALS AND HEALTH PLANS ARE TURNING TO CREDENTIALS VERIFICATION ORGANIZATIONS

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Dec 06, 2016

Like the rest of healthcare, credentials verification requirements are becoming more complex. Medical staff services departments are being taxed in ways they’ve never experienced, say credentialing experts. The Accountable Care Act, for one, has challenged hospitals, health systems, and health...

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Big Data, Analytics & Artificial Intelligence The Future of Health Care is Here BIG DATA, ANALYTICS & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE THE FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE IS HERE

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Dec 01, 2016

This white paper provides an overview of the future of digital health. It describes the skepticism and hype and what is needed for the medical community to embrace a world where data, machines, and analytics are employed to deliver higher quality, more efficient care. It also includes real cases tha...

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Digital Health Interventions DIGITAL HEALTH INTERVENTIONS

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Dec 01, 2016

A stand-out digital solution is one that is highly valued by the patient, seamlessly integrated, and delivers measurable results, such as improved health outcomes. Pharmaceutical clients come to Atlantis Healthcare because they want to deliver patient support solutions that stand out within the digi...

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The Complex Rules of Medical Privacy Rights of Minors THE COMPLEX RULES OF MEDICAL PRIVACY RIGHTS OF MINORS

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Dec 01, 2016

The concept of privacy and confidentiality in the medical profession is as almost as old as medical practices themselves. Many of the standards of ethics and morals among healthcare professionals are passed down to us from Hippocrates; the Ancient Greek physician whose ‘Hippocratic Oath’...

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The Advancing Role of Advanced Practice Clinicians THE ADVANCING ROLE OF ADVANCED PRACTICE CLINICIANS

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Nov 29, 2016

With the rapid transformation of healthcare and the increased emphasis on the healthcare continuum, APCs are filling gaps and providing quality, patient-centered medical care. The importance of these practitioners to the healthcare industry cannot be overstated.

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Major Market Shifts Impacting Your Health System MAJOR MARKET SHIFTS IMPACTING YOUR HEALTH SYSTEM

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Nov 14, 2016

It is no surprise that healthcare has changed. What is surprising is how rapidly the transformation has occurred - and it’s not over yet. What’s behind this shift? PwC’s Health Research Institute identified five factors driving transformational change in the $5 trillion healthcare ...

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The Future of the Affordable Care Act THE FUTURE OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

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Nov 02, 2016

President-elect Trump and Congressional Republican leadership have indicated that they intend to take decisive action on health care and that significant changes to the ACA are inevitable. Legislation from 2015 that sought to repeal core provisions of the ACA but was not ultimately enacted is a star...

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The Pace of Change in Healthcare and Its Impact on Your Digital Marketing THE PACE OF CHANGE IN HEALTHCARE AND ITS IMPACT ON YOUR DIGITAL MARKETING

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Nov 01, 2016

Healthcare will never win awards for rapid decisionmaking. It’s the nature of the beast. So what should you do when your market undergoes major change or you adopt a bold new strategy?

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PARTNERS in Advancing Health PARTNERS IN ADVANCING HEALTH

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Oct 30, 2016

It starts slowly. Sometimes there’s just a general feeling of uneasiness, maybe growing fatigue. But as Parkinson’s disease (PD) progresses, a wide range of motor and non-motor issues develops, such as tremors, changes in gait, cognitive impairment, and difficulty speaking. Due to the br...

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Healthfirst 65 Plus Plan (HMO) Formulary (List of Covered Drugs) HEALTHFIRST 65 PLUS PLAN (HMO) FORMULARY (LIST OF COVERED DRUGS)

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Oct 25, 2016

This formulary has changed since last year. Please review this document to make sure that it still contains the drugs you take. When this drug list (formulary) refers to “we,” “us,” or “our,” it means Healthfirst Medicare Plan. When it refers to “plan”...

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Comprehensive Drug Formulary COMPREHENSIVE DRUG FORMULARY

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Oct 25, 2016

This is a list of drugs that Participants can get in Healthfirst AbsoluteCare FIDA Plan. v Healthfirst AbsoluteCare FIDA Plan is a managed care plan that contracts with both Medicare and the New York State Department of Health (Medicaid) to provide benefits of both programs to Participants through t...

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PAIN INTER- RUPTED LIFE TRANSFORMED PAIN INTER- RUPTED LIFE TRANSFORMED

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Oct 18, 2016

Chronic pain* is a common condition, affecting almost one in five adults globally.1 But yours is different from most. You’ve tried the methods that work for other people, but nothing seems to help. It’s well known that this kind of pain is limited to a specific area of your body. This so...

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Social Innovation in Healthcare Whitepaper SOCIAL INNOVATION IN HEALTHCARE WHITEPAPER

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Oct 14, 2016

Social Innovation: The Need for Global Change The Healthcare sector continues to face social problems caused by rising costs of health care and ageing population. Poor and inconsistent quality of care, as well as inaccessibility to timely care, is at the forefront of global issues facing the Healthc...

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Evidence-based Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Resources EVIDENCE-BASED TOBACCO PREVENTION AND CESSATION RESOURCES

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Oct 12, 2016

Key Messages: Recommended key learning to be acquired as appropriate for this age group based on current best evidence Alberta Learning Curriculum. Links: Where and how the key messages fit under specific Alberta Learning Curriculum objectives for teachers.

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Understanding, Documenting and Improving Care for LGBT Patients UNDERSTANDING, DOCUMENTING AND IMPROVING CARE FOR LGBT PATIENTS

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Oct 11, 2016

“The trans community is an umbrella term that includes those who identify as transgender and gender-nonconforming. Although these terms are not universal, transgender generally means those who identify as the opposite binary gender to that which they were assigned at birth, while gender-noncon...

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The Role of Patient-Reported Outcome Clinical Trials & Treatment THE ROLE OF PATIENT-REPORTED OUTCOME CLINICAL TRIALS & TREATMENT

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Oct 06, 2016

Pharm Exec convened a roundtable discussion, moderated by Editorial Director William Looney, during the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, to examine a central question in cancer treatment today: in the evaluation of benefit to patients and society of a novel therapy, what sh...

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The Clinical Case for Individualized Use of Proton Beam Therapy THE CLINICAL CASE FOR INDIVIDUALIZED USE OF PROTON BEAM THERAPY

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Oct 06, 2016

According to physicians and researchers who use proton beam therapy, the technology is a long-needed, excellent alternative to use of conventional x-ray (photon) radiation for selected patients. In tumors that are too close to critical organs, the benefit of precisely targeting protons only on the t...

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Will Consumerism Rein in Healthcare Costs? WILL CONSUMERISM REIN IN HEALTHCARE COSTS?

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Oct 05, 2016

In the first of our multipart Executive Insights series on consumerism in healthcare, L.E.K. Consulting examines why a more engaged consumer - despite the increasing optimism - will not be nearly enough to bend the healthcare cost curve or even stop the rising rates substantially.

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Formulary (List of Covered ) FORMULARY (LIST OF COVERED )

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Oct 01, 2016

We are pleased to provide the 2016 Healthfirst Personal Wellness Plan Formulary as a useful reference and informational tool. This document can assist medical providers in selecting clinically-appropriate and cost-effective products for their patients. The drugs represented have been reviewed by a N...

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2016 Healthcare Professional Meetings and Engagements Benchmarking Study 2016 HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS AND ENGAGEMENTS BENCHMARKING STUDY

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Sep 30, 2016

Are compliance risks associated with working with healthcare professionals (HCPs) keeping you up at night? Does the manner and systems in which you collect data and HCP interaction activity provide you a centralized, transparent view of engagements and adherence to policy? Whether your answers are y...

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Clinical Vignette and coding Crosswalk Analong for the CardioMEMS™ HF System CLINICAL VIGNETTE AND CODING CROSSWALK ANALONG FOR THE CARDIOMEMS™ HF SYSTEM

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Sep 30, 2016

A 67-year-old caucasian male with a diagnosis of NYHA Class III heart failure was identified as a patient who could benefit from remote monitoring of pulmonary artery (PA) pressure measurements. The patient was not on anticoagulant therapy, so no international normalized ratio (INR) measurement was ...

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2016 St. Jude Medical Therapy Coding Guide: Physician Coding for Cardiac Device Monitoring 2016 ST. JUDE MEDICAL THERAPY CODING GUIDE: PHYSICIAN CODING FOR CARDIAC DEVICE MONITORING

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Sep 30, 2016

This guide provides physician information for cardiac device monitoring. In addition, St. Jude Medical offers a reimbursement hotline, which provides live coding and reimbursement information from dedicated reimbursement specialists. Hotline support is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time, M...

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2016 St. Jude Medical Therapy Coding Guide: Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) 2016 ST. JUDE MEDICAL THERAPY CODING GUIDE: IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS (ICD)

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Sep 30, 2016

This guide provides physician and hospital coding and reimbursement information for implantable cardioverter defibrillator procedures. In addition, St. Jude Medical offers a reimbursement hotline, which provides live coding and billing information from dedicated reimbursement specialists. Hotline su...

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2016 St. Jude Medical Therapy Coding Guide: Cardiac Pacemakers 2016 ST. JUDE MEDICAL THERAPY CODING GUIDE: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS

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Sep 30, 2016

This guide provides physician and hospital coding and reimbursement information for cardiac pacemaker procedures. In addition, St. Jude Medical offers a reimbursement hotline, which provides live coding and billing information from dedicated reimbursement specialists. Hotline support is available fr...

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Rare Disease: An Integrated, Patient-centered Approach to Research and Commercialization RARE DISEASE: AN INTEGRATED, PATIENT-CENTERED APPROACH TO RESEARCH AND COMMERCIALIZATION

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Sep 29, 2016

Although rare diseases individually affect very few patients, the collective impact is staggering. Globally, the list of rare diseases has grown to approximately 7,000, and 350 million people are living with a rare disease. These diseases are serious, often life-threatening, and approximately half o...

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How We’re Building Healthier Communities HOW WE’RE BUILDING HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES

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Sep 25, 2016

In a country as prosperous and promising as ours, it is alarming that the sickest Americans are paying more for care and getting less for their money. Yet that is the result of a recent analysis by the Commonwealth Fund. The U.S. healthcare system is in a great state of flux - spending as a whole is...

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Delivering Predictable Timelines for Improved Vaccines Outcomes DELIVERING PREDICTABLE TIMELINES FOR IMPROVED VACCINES OUTCOMES

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Sep 22, 2016

At Quintiles, our goal is to deliver rapid and predictable study timelines with enhanced quality, greater efficiencies and improved outcomes in the execution of your global vaccine programs. Hundreds of new vaccines are in clinical development, yet significant barriers to progress exist. These barri...

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The Impact of the Opioid Crisis on the Healthcare System THE IMPACT OF THE OPIOID CRISIS ON THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

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Sep 20, 2016

The current epidemic of opioid abuse, involving both prescription pain relievers and heroin, is having a major impact on the US healthcare sector. In its white paper issued in July 2016, The Opioid Crisis among the Privately Insured, FAIR Health reported on the epidemic’s impact on healthcare ...

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How interactive patient technologies are transforming the care experience HOW INTERACTIVE PATIENT TECHNOLOGIES ARE TRANSFORMING THE CARE EXPERIENCE

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Sep 15, 2016

Over a decade ago, not many hospitals would have considered hiring an executive from a major hotel chain to oversee "guest relations” and few, if any, had a "chief patient experience” officer in their executive ranks. Today, however, the transformation has taken hold and is res...

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Vanguards - developing a blueprint for the future of NHS and care services VANGUARDS - DEVELOPING A BLUEPRINT FOR THE FUTURE OF NHS AND CARE SERVICES

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Sep 15, 2016

In January 2015, the NHS invited individual organisations and partnerships to apply to become ‘vanguards’ for the new care models programme, one of the first steps towards delivering the NHS Five Year Forward View (published October 2014) and supporting improvement and integration of ser...

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Orchestrating Population Health Management ORCHESTRATING POPULATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT

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Sep 13, 2016

When managing the health of a population, you can end up with cacophony when you have multiple clinicians, each of whom has their own idea of what and how treatment should be delivered. In this case, the “sheet music” that provides care guidance is evidence-based medicine.

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10 Tips for Enhancing Care By Empowering and Educating Patients 10 TIPS FOR ENHANCING CARE BY EMPOWERING AND EDUCATING PATIENTS

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Sep 13, 2016

The more engaged patients are in managing their own care, the better their health outcomes and more positive their experience. Research shows smart patient engagement strategies can also lower costs. But engaging patients is often easier said than done. Here are 10 tips for putting technology to wor...

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Influenza (FLU) Vaccine INFLUENZA (FLU) VACCINE

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Sep 13, 2016

Immunization protects you from disease. Get protected, get immunized. Vaccines make your immune system stronger by building antibodies, which help prevent diseases. Immunization is very safe. It’s much safer to get immunized than to get this disease. Influenza vaccine is recommended for all Al...

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Why Responding to Loved Ones is Critical for Patient Experience, Satisfaction WHY RESPONDING TO LOVED ONES IS CRITICAL FOR PATIENT EXPERIENCE, SATISFACTION

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Sep 06, 2016

We all know that patients and their loved ones have different expectations and experiences during hospital stays. According to a new study by Amplion, it’s never been more important to respond to this truth. Our study showed that loved ones are setting a much higher bar for hospitals, giving n...

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Building A 21st Century Physician Leadership Curriculum BUILDING A 21ST CENTURY PHYSICIAN LEADERSHIP CURRICULUM

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Sep 01, 2016

In 2014, it was estimated that approximately 5% of hospital leaders were physicians with that number expected to grow as industry attentions shift to value and quality care. In the United States and abroad, hospitals and hospital systems with these clinician leaders have better performance in qualit...

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Self-Management in Chronic Illness SELF-MANAGEMENT IN CHRONIC ILLNESS

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Sep 01, 2016

Across all chronic conditions, the role of patients to self-manage their condition is integral; they are not simply the recipients of healthcare. There are many definitions of self-management (SM) as it applies to both preventative health behaviours and the behaviors required in the management of a ...

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Attracting and Retaining Physicians in Today ATTRACTING AND RETAINING PHYSICIANS IN TODAY'S HYPER-COMPETITIVE HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT

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Aug 25, 2016

The physician liaison position is a relatively new one for most health systems, but individuals hired as physician liaisons are being held accountable for facilitating impactful, fast change. Where marketing drives incremental revenues by targeting patients and consumers (non-patients), physician li...

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School Nutrition Education Resource List SCHOOL NUTRITION EDUCATION RESOURCE LIST

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Aug 24, 2016

The School Nutrition Education List provides school teachers and other child educators, administrators, health professsionals and parents with helpful information and materials to teach students and childrens about nutrition and healthy food choices. Alberta Health Services supports healthy food env...

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Community pharmacy seasonal influenza vaccination advanced service COMMUNITY PHARMACY SEASONAL INFLUENZA VACCINATION ADVANCED SERVICE

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Aug 12, 2016

For most healthy people, influenza (flu) is an unpleasant but usually self-limiting disease. However, older people, pregnant women and those with underlying diseases are at particular risk of severe illness if they catch it. Flu is a key factor in NHS resilience. It impacts on those who become ill, ...

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Sports Nutrition for Youth: A Handbook for Coaches SPORTS NUTRITION FOR YOUTH: A HANDBOOK FOR COACHES

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Aug 01, 2016

Proper Nutriton and hydration have a major impact on young athletes' health and sport performance across all levels of training and competion. When athletes want to improve their physical skills - whether it is strength, speed, endurance, or powet - they need to train well and eat well.

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Do the Right Things for the Right Reasons! DO THE RIGHT THINGS FOR THE RIGHT REASONS!

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Aug 01, 2016

The Genesis Code of Conduct, in its entirety, is proprietary to Genesis Healthcare Inc. and is protected by the copyright laws of the United States of America. Under no circumstances may any part of these materials be copied, transmitted, reproduced, or disclosed to third parties in any form, either...

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Reproducible EF  in seconds REPRODUCIBLE EF IN SECONDS

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Aug 01, 2016

You’ve told us that 3D transthoracic echocardiography, while important, is sometimes seen as too complex and time-consuming for mainstream practice. With one-button simplicity, Philips HeartModelA.I. helps overcome that barrier, bringing robust 3D quantification to everyday clinical practice. ...

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HIM Solutions HIM SOLUTIONS

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Aug 01, 2016

Medical coding is the lifeblood of your revenue cycle. Accurate and efficient coding is crucial to meet financial and compliance goals. Medical coding can be complex yet time sensitive, where being down even a single coder can impact revenue. You need reliable medical coders who are accurate, produc...

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Sunderby Hospital: implementing patient monitoring on an existing hospital network SUNDERBY HOSPITAL: IMPLEMENTING PATIENT MONITORING ON AN EXISTING HOSPITAL NETWORK

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Aug 01, 2016

Sunderby Hospital implemented a new patient monitoring system that runs on the hospital’s existing wired and wireless networks without disrupting clinical workflow or compromising patient safety. They also implemented a real-time location system for telemetry monitors that facilitates fast cli...

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Emory University Hospital: Community Health Needs Assessment EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL: COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT

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Jul 30, 2016

In continuation of our commitment to the health and well-being of our community members, Emory Healthcare (EHC) and Emory University Hospital conducted a Community Health Needs Assessment. The report assessed the needs of the community served by Emory University Hospital (EUH) and Emory University O...

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Microplasty Elite Total Knee Instrumentation MICROPLASTY ELITE TOTAL KNEE INSTRUMENTATION

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Jul 28, 2016

Painful and disabled knee joint resulting from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, traumatic arthritis where one or more compartments are involved. Correction of varus, valgus, or posttraumatic deformity. Correction or revision of unsuccessful osteotomy, arthrodesis, or failure of previous joint r...

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Improving efficiency in healthcare: Contingent workforce methods and outcomes IMPROVING EFFICIENCY IN HEALTHCARE: CONTINGENT WORKFORCE METHODS AND OUTCOMES

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Jul 27, 2016

The goal in Contingent Workforce Management efficiency is to transition from an inefficient, pen, paper, phone and fax driven process to one that is transparent, fast and cost effective. 4 ways to improve efficiency - Process automation, Using KPIs to measure and succeed, 3rd party options: VMS or M...

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Improving efficiency in healthcare IMPROVING EFFICIENCY IN HEALTHCARE

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Jul 27, 2016

The goal in Contingent Workforce Management efficiency is to transition from an inefficient, pen, paper, phone and fax driven process to one that is transparent, fast and cost-effective. It probably feels like everyone is trying to automate everything right now. There’s a good reason for that....

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Boil Water Advisory: How to Use Water Safely in Your Home BOIL WATER ADVISORY: HOW TO USE WATER SAFELY IN YOUR HOME

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Jul 27, 2016

What is a boil water advisory? A boil water advisory is issued when harmful germs (e.g., E. coli bacteria, Giardia parasite) may be in a drinking water supply. Drinking water contaminated with these germs can make people and animals very sick. Boiling will kill the germs and make the water safe to d...

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Premier™ Total Knee Instrumentation PREMIER™ TOTAL KNEE INSTRUMENTATION

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Jul 26, 2016

The Vanguard Knee System offers the flexibility to change from a cruciate retaining (CR) to a posterior stabilized (PS) or posterior stabilized constrained (PSC) knee within a single system. The transition between each constraint level can be made with ease, allowing the physician to evaluate soft t...

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Maximizing Point of Service Collections: Improve Health System Financial Performance MAXIMIZING POINT OF SERVICE COLLECTIONS: IMPROVE HEALTH SYSTEM FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

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Jul 25, 2016

Changes in healthcare have put a spotlight on front-end collections. Revenue coming directly from patients due to the proliferation of high deductible health plans is growing and, as a result, a point of service collections has become more complex.

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General Medicine Unit GENERAL MEDICINE UNIT

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Jul 20, 2016

Thank you for trusting us with your or yourloved one’s care. Our 4 MNP General Medicine Unit provides excellent, patientcentered care to individuals with medical conditions requiring hospitalization. Our multidisciplinary team includes physicians, registered nurses, patient  care partners...

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Clinical Development: Rare Disease CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT: RARE DISEASE

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Jul 19, 2016

According to Global Genes, more than 350 million people worldwide suffer from rare diseases. Unfortunately, according to the FDA’s Every Life Foundation, only around 5% of rare diseases have a FDA-approved treatment. Quintiles, the world’s largest provider of biopharmaceutical developmen...

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ENTERPRISE DATA STRATEGY IN THE HEALTHCARE LANDSCAPE ENTERPRISE DATA STRATEGY IN THE HEALTHCARE LANDSCAPE

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Jul 12, 2016

Today’s healthcare landscape faces both familiar and unfamiliar challenges. Heightened competition as a result of, for example, new regulatory pressures around quality and payment, requires a nimble and efficient enterprise to respond to shifting market dynamics, which are often difficult to p...

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Adult Surgical Unit ADULT SURGICAL UNIT

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Jul 11, 2016

Welcome to the Adult Surgical Unit. Our 26-bed facility provides patient-centered care to adults and adolescents who are recovering from surgery. We are committed to providing a healing and safe environment for our patients. Our multidisciplinary healthcare teamworks in partnership with patients and...

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Case study: Hospital Prof. Doutor Fernando Fonseca, EPE (HFF) - idioma português CASE STUDY: HOSPITAL PROF. DOUTOR FERNANDO FONSECA, EPE (HFF) - IDIOMA PORTUGUÊS

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Jul 11, 2016

HFF disponibiliza visualizador de imagem médica a todo o SNS via Plataforma de Dados da Saúde O HFF conta com cerca de 3.200 colaboradores, apro- ximadamente 790 camas e 17 blocos operatórios. Nas instalações do serviço de Imagiologia existem.

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An Effective Approach to X-ray Equipment Upgrades AN EFFECTIVE APPROACH TO X-RAY EQUIPMENT UPGRADES

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Jul 07, 2016

Carestream Case Study | An Effective Approach to X-ray Equipment Upgrade By Ryan Garland, MHA, BS, RT (R) Radiology/Imaging Manager Edward Hospital & Health Services, Naperville, IL Edward Hospital & Health Services is a full-service, regional healthcare provider offering sophisticated medic...

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Safety Information MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI) SAFETY INFORMATION

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Jul 05, 2016

If you are a patient or patient advocate, it will be helpful to bring this document with you to your doctor’s appointment. If you are unable to print this document, it is also available on the St. Jude Medical Website. Just provide this link to your doctor. It includes the same information as ...

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Molina Healthcare of Washington Medicaid – Preferred Drug List (Formulary) MOLINA HEALTHCARE OF WASHINGTON MEDICAID – PREFERRED DRUG LIST (FORMULARY)

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Jul 01, 2016

We are pleased provide the 2016 Molina Healthcare of Washington medical preferred Drug list (Formulary) as a useful reference and informational tool. This document can assist medical providers in selecting clinically appropriate and cost effective products for their patients.

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Healthy Dental Solutions HEALTHY DENTAL SOLUTIONS

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Jun 29, 2016

Now in its 12th year, Henry Schein’s “Practice Pink” program has raised over $1.2 million in the fight against breast cancer and ALL cancers thanks to your support, and we want to keep the momentum going in 2016! From September through December, proceeds from the sale of products i...

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Driving EHR Value with Clean Item Master Data DRIVING EHR VALUE WITH CLEAN ITEM MASTER DATA

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Jun 28, 2016

Healthcare organizations are allocating significant dollars, time and resources to the implementation of electronic health records (EHRs). While several studies have estimated the cost to purchase and install an EHR to be anywhere between $15,000 to $70,000 per provider, real-world implementations h...

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Coronary Care Intensive Care Unit CORONARY CARE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

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Jun 23, 2016

Welcome to the CCU. Our 12-bed intensive care unit provides complex cardiac care to patients with multiple cardiac complications; i.e. myocardial infarctions, congestive heart failure, congenital heart defects, cardiomyopathies, dysrhythmias, patients waiting for heart transplants, post-heart transp...

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Drug Pricing: Oncology in the US DRUG PRICING: ONCOLOGY IN THE US

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Jun 22, 2016

One of the best parts of living in New York City during the last mayoral election cycle in 2013 was discovering the wide diversity of active political parties, including the descriptively named Rent is Too Damn High party. The 2016 election cycle has kept health care in the news, but sometimes it fe...

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Medical Intensive Care Unit MEDICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

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Jun 22, 2016

Thank you for trusting us with your loved one’s healthcare. The Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) is committed to providing excellent patient-centered care with teamwork and compassion. To ensure the patient’s health, privacy, comfort and safety, we have some important information to sh...

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Regenerex® Patella Vanguard® Complete Knee System REGENEREX® PATELLA VANGUARD® COMPLETE KNEE SYSTEM

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Jun 21, 2016

The patella is not everted, which preserves the continuity of the extensor mechanism and minimizes trauma to the quadriceps muscle group. Patella mobility and visualization is enhanced by partial excision of the fat pad, release of anterior patellar adhesions to the proximal tibia, and excision of a...

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Getting your lab test results just got easier. GETTING YOUR LAB TEST RESULTS JUST GOT EASIER.

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Jun 15, 2016

LabCorp Beacon: Patient lets you view, download, and print your lab test results anytime, anywhere! Plus, you can. Find a LabCorp lab near you and schedule an appointment for specimen collection, receive lab test results as easily as checking e-mail, share your lab test results securely and privatel...

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Chronic Disease is Healthcare’s Rising-Risk CHRONIC DISEASE IS HEALTHCARE’S RISING-RISK

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Jun 01, 2016

The move to value-based care is no longer a question of “if” or “when”, its “now”. As health systems prepare for impending change in their revenue, they must decide if they are going to lead, follow or resist the transformation at their own peril. Leading health s...

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SYNAPSE SYSTEM SYNAPSE SYSTEM

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Jun 01, 2016

The Synapse System is an enhanced set of instruments and implants, including clamps, top-loading variable axis screws, hooks, transverse connectors and transverse bars and rods, designed for posterior stabilization of the cervical and upper thoracic spine. The implants provide flexibility required t...

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MAXILLARY DISTRACTOR MAXILLARY DISTRACTOR

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Jun 01, 2016

The Maxillary Distractor can be customized to meet the anatomical needs of pediatric and adult patients, based on preoperative treatment planning. Distraction of the maxilla is accomplished bilaterally using a left and a right assembly. The Maxillary Distractor is intended for use as a bone stabiliz...

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Media Kit 2016 MEDIA KIT 2016

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Jun 01, 2016

Private, not-for-profit, integrated health care provider. 30 counties, 90 communities, 15 hospitals. More than 150 clinics, 70 pharmacies,  32,000 caregivers – including 1,800 employed physicians.  Largest home care organization in Wisconsin.  More than 1.2 million unique patien...

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HeartModelA.I. Removing the complexity of Live 3D Quantification HEARTMODELA.I. REMOVING THE COMPLEXITY OF LIVE 3D QUANTIFICATION

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Jun 01, 2016

Cardiac function can be assessed in several ways using one or several imaging modalities. Ultrasound provides cost-effective, robust capabilities to assess quickly moving structures of the heart without radiation exposure. Typically two dimensional (2D) echocardiographic (echo) images have been used...

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Viewpoints from Practicing Physicians and Healthcare Administrators VIEWPOINTS FROM PRACTICING PHYSICIANS AND HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATORS

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May 24, 2016

A study of 1,621 practicing physicians and healthcare executives was conducted by Cejka Search, a division of Cross Country Healthcare. This study explores the healthcare delivery priorities and views of practicing physicians and healthcare administrators - how they differ and the greatest opportuni...

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Rethinking Physician Compensation RETHINKING PHYSICIAN COMPENSATION

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May 23, 2016

As reform moves toward value over volume and healthcare leaders take on increasingly complex payment and reimbursement plans, they struggle to align the physicians within their organizations to their system’s financial and quality goals, while balancing the ever-increasing demands and stresses...

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Pharmacy Practice Residency Program PHARMACY PRACTICE RESIDENCY PROGRAM

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May 20, 2016

A tertiary care facility and major teaching hospital located in Omaha, Nebraska, Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy is a level I trauma, academic medical center with a teaching and research affiliation with Creighton University. The hospital’s pharmacy department has decentrali...

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CLINICAL HIGHLIGHTS CLINICAL HIGHLIGHTS

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May 20, 2016

The dorsal root ganglion (DRG) is a subdural, intraspinal nerve structure that houses primary sensory neurons.2  These cells process and filter non-painful and painful information from the periphery to the central nervous system. Why is DRG a good neuromodulatory target? Research has shown that...

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Patient Engagement in Patient Safety PATIENT ENGAGEMENT IN PATIENT SAFETY

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May 16, 2016

The involvement of patients in their care is a top priority for the NHS, highlighted in the NHS Constitution  and the NHS Five Year Forward View. Healthcare providers are encouraged to develop different relationships with patients and communities to help empower them and engage them in their ca...

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BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH HEALTHCARE BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH HEALTHCARE

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May 12, 2016

This presentation may contain forward-looking statements based on current management expectations. Numerous factors, including those related to market conditions and those detailed from time-to-time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, may cause results to diff...

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ST. JUDE MEDICAL 2016 CMS HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT AND AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER REIMBURSEMENT PROSPECTUS ST. JUDE MEDICAL 2016 CMS HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT AND AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER REIMBURSEMENT PROSPECTUS

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May 12, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made significant changes to calendar year 2016 (CY 2016) policies and payment levels which impact a number of procedures utilizing St. Jude Medical technology and therapy solutions in the hospital outpatient department (HOPD) and Ambulatory Surg...

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A powerful medication management tool for the new healthcare environment A POWERFUL MEDICATION MANAGEMENT TOOL FOR THE NEW HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT

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May 12, 2016

Medication management practices have become more complex and demanding as the continuum of care expands. With this extension of care and associated consolidation of providers, the need for standardized protocols that support safer and more efficient care delivery models is growing.

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SEVEN REASONS TO START BUILDING YOUR HEALTHCARE PRACTICE ON MARKLOGIC TODAY SEVEN REASONS TO START BUILDING YOUR HEALTHCARE PRACTICE ON MARKLOGIC TODAY

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May 11, 2016

MarkLogic is changing how organizations integrate and access their enterprise data. That’s great news for healthcare consultants. MarkLogic offers consulting firms new opportunities to serve clients with high-value, high-margin projects that engage their best talent and solve the stubborn chal...

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A framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff A FRAMEWORK FOR NURSING, MIDWIFERY AND CARE STAFF

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May 01, 2016

This framework encourages us all to reach further both individually and collectively. To do this we need to focus on what is important and connect with each other so we achieve more for patients and people and also for our professions. The key leadership contribution of nursing, midwifery and care s...

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Automated transthoracic three-dimensional echocardiographic quantification of the left heart chambers AUTOMATED TRANSTHORACIC THREE-DIMENSIONAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC QUANTIFICATION OF THE LEFT HEART CHAMBERS

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May 01, 2016

Chamber quantification is a critical component of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), including left ventricular (LV) end-diastolic and end-systolic volumes (EDV, ESV), end-systolic left atrial (LA) maximal volume and LV ejection fraction (LVEF). Indeed, the recently published guidelines1  on...

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Carestream Whitepaper Advanced Ultrasound Imaging CARESTREAM WHITEPAPER ADVANCED ULTRASOUND IMAGING

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Apr 20, 2016

Technology White Paper | CARESTREAM Touch Prime Ultrasound System Touch Prime: Advanced ultrasound imaging with an extraordinary user experience Author: Ajay Anand, PhD Introduction The CARESTREAM Touch Prime Ultrasound System is based on an all new computing architecture equipped to provide precise...

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Medical Prior Authorization List MEDICAL PRIOR AUTHORIZATION LIST

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Apr 15, 2016

These requirements are administered by Health First Health Plans (“Health Plans”).  Benefits are determined by the plan. Items listed may have limited coverage, or not be covered at all. All items and services on this list require prior authorization, regardless of the service locat...

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The Lean Paradox: Time and Other Dimensions in Healthcare Quality THE LEAN PARADOX: TIME AND OTHER DIMENSIONS IN HEALTHCARE QUALITY

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Apr 15, 2016

Example of a Lean Improvement Project and the Continuum of Care. Motivation for Lean Improvement : Reduce Emergency Room and inpatient use in Behavioral Health Setting. Goals: 25% reduction of Medicaid‐funded inpatient costs for Behavioral Healthcare for calendar year 2010. Increased collaboration b...

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Disrupting Healthcare DISRUPTING HEALTHCARE'S LEGACY APPROACH TO STAFFING

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Apr 06, 2016

An emerging process is showing great promise in helping to reduce the time and cost associated with scheduling healthcare staff-while driving increased staff and patient satisfaction. Named Collaborative Staffing, this new approach rethinks traditional staffing practices to find new solutions to lon...

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Micromarketing to Physicians in the Changing Medical Landscape MICROMARKETING TO PHYSICIANS IN THE CHANGING MEDICAL LANDSCAPE

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Apr 06, 2016

The constant evolution of the U.S. healthcare landscape requires pharmaceutical marketers to stay one step ahead of industry trends and behaviors which impact their ability to effectively and efficiently reach physicians. Recent developments, including a shift to performance-based medicine and vast ...

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HEALTH, SECURITY & SAFETY HEALTH, SECURITY & SAFETY

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Apr 04, 2016

Duty of care is no longer a vague concept, but a reality for organisations that want to demonstrate a tangible commitment to the protection of their most valuable assets – their employees. As a result of discussions initiated by the Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safety, and con...

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IMPROVING ACCESS TO RESPIRATORY CARE IMPROVING ACCESS TO RESPIRATORY CARE

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Apr 01, 2016

Respiratory illnesses are pervasive, chronic conditions that exist quietly in millions of Americans. Patients manage their breathing with varying degrees of success, since the ability to keep on top of symptoms depends heavily on a patient’s personal circumstances. Paradoxically, respiratory h...

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The art and science of designing personalized interventions THE ART AND SCIENCE OF DESIGNING PERSONALIZED INTERVENTIONS

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Apr 01, 2016

In recent years, the changing health landscape, which has seen a focus shift from acute to chronic disease management, has impacted the roles of healthcare providers and patients. In an acute setting, the healthcare professional is the expert in control of managing the situation; this happens in a c...

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Billings Clinic At-a-Glance BILLINGS CLINIC AT-A-GLANCE

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Apr 01, 2016

Billings Clinic is Montana’s largest health care organization serving Montana, Wyoming and the western Dakotas. A not-for-profit organization led by a physician CEO, Billings Clinic is governed by a board of community members, nurses and physicians.

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Health Plan & Business Plan HEALTH PLAN & BUSINESS PLAN

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Mar 31, 2016

The three-year health plan for the period commencing April 1, 2015, was prepared under my direction as Official Administrator, in accordance with the Regional Health Authorities Act and direction provided by the Minister of Health. The strategic directions and goals of Alberta Health Services have b...

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Important Questions to Ask When Purchasing a New Ultrasound System IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN PURCHASING A NEW ULTRASOUND SYSTEM

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Mar 26, 2016

White Paper | CARESTREAM Touch Prime Ultrasound System Important Questions to Ask When Purchasing a New Ultrasound System Author: Carolyn T. Coffin, MPH, RDMS, RVT, RDCS Sound Ergonomics, LLC Occupational musculoskeletal disorders continue to plague the sonography profession. The financial impact of...

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Migraine Fact Sheet MIGRAINE FACT SHEET

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Mar 19, 2016

Migraine is a neurological disorder characterized by an intense headache, in the presence of other symptoms, that can last for hours or days at a time and is sometimes crippling. In fact, migraine ranks as one of the top 20 most disabling conditions in the world.1 Migraine is considered chronic if h...

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The State of Web and Mobile Application Security in Healthcare THE STATE OF WEB AND MOBILE APPLICATION SECURITY IN HEALTHCARE

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Mar 14, 2016

Given the widespread adoption of electronic health record (EHR) systems and health IT generally, healthcare organizations now are faced with the daunting challenge of securing these systems to keep patients safe, data secure and systems running efficiently.

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Better detection. Clinically superior. Low dose. BETTER DETECTION. CLINICALLY SUPERIOR. LOW DOSE.

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Mar 11, 2016

The Genius™ 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ exam from the Selenia® Dimensions® system helps to find invasive cancers earlier 1,5-9 and reduce unnecessary recalls. It is simply a more accurate mammogram.1,5 Now we’re raising the bar even higher with scientific advances designed to put you a...

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Preparing & enabling detailed coded record access for Patient Online Services PREPARING & ENABLING DETAILED CODED RECORD ACCESS FOR PATIENT ONLINE SERVICES

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Mar 08, 2016

Clarify the GMS regulations & PMS agreements. Explain what detailed coded record access is. Discuss coded items/non-coded items. Points consider before providing detailed coded record Access. Action plans - what practices can do to enable more Easily. What help is available and further sources o...

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DENTAL FEDERAL FLYER DENTAL FEDERAL FLYER

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Mar 02, 2016

Clear outer hood shows slight fogging when patient breathes properly through nose, and allows view of nasal/facial seal of the soft inner hood Low pro le expands clinical  eld of view, provides easier access to patient's mouth, and keeps patient from making hood adjustments to see activitie...

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Java and the Internet of Things: The Intelligent Platform for Healthcare JAVA AND THE INTERNET OF THINGS: THE INTELLIGENT PLATFORM FOR HEALTHCARE

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Mar 01, 2016

Expenses for healthcare in general continue to rise, especially for those with chronic disease. Healthcare providers are searching for ways to control costs while increasing the quality of patient care. Remote patient monitoring, part of mobile health mHealth-where chronically ill patients are cared...

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How to Get New and Established Primary Care Physicians Aligned on the Delivery of Accountable Care HOW TO GET NEW AND ESTABLISHED PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS ALIGNED ON THE DELIVERY OF ACCOUNTABLE CARE

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Mar 01, 2016

Primary care has become increasingly complex and demanding as it migrates from a volume-based to a value-based model. Providers and health systems must deal with a wave of complex change that requires the healthcare delivery system to accept shifts in business model, cost structure, organizational c...

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White paper: Functional Requirements for Enterprise Clinical Data Management: Solving Technical Problems, Satisfying User Needs WHITE PAPER: FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTERPRISE CLINICAL DATA MANAGEMENT: SOLVING TECHNICAL PROBLEMS, SATISFYING USER NEEDS

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Feb 29, 2016

Carestream White Paper | Functional Requirements Functional Requirements for Enterprise Clinical Data Management: Solving Technical Problems, Satisfying User Needs All around the world, regulatory requirements and market forces are driving a growing demand for higher-quality, more-efficient healthca...

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Health Information Systems Mobilized by NoSQL Solutions HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMS MOBILIZED BY NOSQL SOLUTIONS

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Feb 18, 2016

Big Data increasingly impacts decision-making throughout the healthcare industry. Enterprise NoSQL database solutions enable patient- and consumercentric care by integrating all relevant information in a single, searchable database.

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I have atrial fibrillation, What now? I HAVE ATRIAL FIBRILLATION, WHAT NOW?

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Feb 13, 2016

Risk factors for developing AF: Age over 60, Alcohol, Weight, Family history, Sleep apnea, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Valve problems, Lung Disease, Long distance running, Childhood second hand smoke.

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Detection of Both Surface Proteins and Intracellular Phospho-Determinants in Whole Blood Using the PerFix-p Reagent System DETECTION OF BOTH SURFACE PROTEINS AND INTRACELLULAR PHOSPHO-DETERMINANTS IN WHOLE BLOOD USING THE PERFIX-P REAGENT SYSTEM

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Feb 12, 2016

Flow cytometry provides a unique methodology to monitor signaling pathways, allowing a coordinated measurement of multiple phospho-epitopes in the context of cell surface markers. Application of this technology has been hindered by the diversity of sample preparation protocols designed to unmask par...

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Kaleida Health’s Stroke Care Center at the Gates Vascular Institute KALEIDA HEALTH’S STROKE CARE CENTER AT THE GATES VASCULAR INSTITUTE

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Feb 08, 2016

Healthcare economic policies are changing rapidly since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010. Today’s healthcare system is transitioning from volume-based to value-, quality- and outcome-based. Today, there is a new focus on “bundled payments,” which re...

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Managing the safety, health and security of mobile workers MANAGING THE SAFETY, HEALTH AND SECURITY OF MOBILE WORKERS

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Feb 01, 2016

Foreign and international travel for work or study as well as pleasure is increasing and continues to do so. Globalisation of market economies is leading to more business and work in overseas locations, as well as an increased reliance on supply chains around the world. With reduced travel costs, sc...

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Overview of Clinical Learning Experience in Eugene/Springfield OVERVIEW OF CLINICAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE IN EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD

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Jan 25, 2016

By choosing to come to Eugene/Springfield during your medical school training, you will have a very unique experience. You will be working closely with your physician and many of his/her colleagues for the entire rotation. We do not have residency programs so your patient experience will be very han...

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Supporting patients and staff to improve patient safety SUPPORTING PATIENTS AND STAFF TO IMPROVE PATIENT SAFETY

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Jan 18, 2016

Approximately 10% of hospital patients are harmed by the care they receive, leading to many approaches to improving safety, including an international emphasis on patient involvement. Within a previous research programme the project group developed ThinkSAFE, a user-informed robust approach supporti...

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MEDICAL FEDERAL FLYER MEDICAL FEDERAL FLYER

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Jan 14, 2016

Elastic Adhesive Athletic Tape, Rolls. Hypoallergenic tape that can be applied directly to skin. Its  ghtweight design offers reduced bulk for better conformity to body parts, and its consistent unwind  ension means you get 100% use on every roll. Superior strength.

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Selenia® Dimensions® Mammography System SELENIA® DIMENSIONS® MAMMOGRAPHY SYSTEM

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Jan 13, 2016

The Selenia® Dimensions® mammography system provides superb image quality, high productivity and a variety of advanced applications. Its GeniusTM 3D MAMMOGRAPHYTM exam strives to set new standards for earlier detection of breast cancers,1-6 clearer lesion images,7 and fewer false positive re...

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Eye Health Policy Book EYE HEALTH POLICY BOOK

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Jan 12, 2016

NHS England became responsible for direct commissioning of primary care services on 1 April 2013 and at that time published a suite of policies underpinning its single operating model. Those policies have been reviewed and refined in light of: feedback from users; engagement with stakeholders; the i...

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Policy Book for Primary Dental Services POLICY BOOK FOR PRIMARY DENTAL SERVICES

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Jan 12, 2016

NHS England became responsible for direct commissioning of primary care services on 1 April 2013 and at that time published a suite of policies underpinning its single operating model. Those policies have been reviewed and refined in light of: feedback from users; engagement with stakeholders; the i...

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Policy Book for Primary Medical Services POLICY BOOK FOR PRIMARY MEDICAL SERVICES

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Jan 12, 2016

In May 2014, NHS England invited CCGs to come forward with expressions of interest to take on an increased role in the commissioning of primary care services. The intention was to empower and enable CCGs to improve primary care services locally for the benefit of patients and local communities. The ...

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2015 International Profiles of Health Care Systems 2015 INTERNATIONAL PROFILES OF HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

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Jan 05, 2016

This publication presents overviews of the health care systems of Australia, Canada, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. Each overview covers health insurance, public and private financing, health system organization and governance, health care quality and coordination, di...

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COMMUNITY CARE COMMUNITY CARE

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Jan 03, 2016

The DaVita® Village has grown to more than 64,000 teammates serving approximately 2 million patients around the world. Through the growth of DaVita Kidney Care, HealthCare Partners (a DaVita Medical Group), Paladina Health and our international kidney and health care centers, we have kept a shar...

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Lifespan Annual Report 2015 LIFESPAN ANNUAL REPORT 2015

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Jan 01, 2016

Our Mission Principles We are big. We have the resources and partnerships to handle the nearly infinite range of health challenges that can occur in our community of more than one million people. We are personal. We are focused…on you. We provide highly personalized care to each patient, who ...

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Caring for those who Care CARING FOR THOSE WHO CARE

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Jan 01, 2016

HCR ManorCare’s benefits are a shared investment in your health and well-being. At the heart of this healthy partnership is the belief that your wellness matters. Our focus is to help employees stay healthy and live well through all of life’s stages, whether employees are just starting their career ...

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Provincial Palliative and End of Life Care PROVINCIAL PALLIATIVE AND END OF LIFE CARE

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Jan 01, 2016

The Palliative and End of Life Care (PEOLC) Innovations Steering Committee met on December 10, 2015 and endorsed the Health Care Provider infographic (featured on the right). Also at the December meeting, committee members recommended that an infographic targeted to patients and families should be d...

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Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Implementation Strategy 2013 - 2016 COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT (CHNA) IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY 2013 - 2016

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Jan 01, 2016

Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care merged on November 1, 2011 to form a new health system, Presence Health, creating a comprehensive family of not-for-profit health care services and the single largest Catholic health system in Illinois.

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Caregiver resources - To empower caregivers in the post-acute planning process CAREGIVER RESOURCES - TO EMPOWER CAREGIVERS IN THE POST-ACUTE PLANNING PROCESS

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Jan 01, 2016

Are you in need of home and community-based services for your loved one after he or she is discharged from the hospital? While resources may vary in each community, and based on patient need, a handful of resource examples to support you include.

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Inspire big thinking to launch our future INSPIRE BIG THINKING TO LAUNCH OUR FUTURE

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Jan 01, 2016

Find it in the AHIMA Body of Knowledge. Important contribution of the House of Delegates. Helps Board of Directors set or modify strategy. HIM issues and trends affecting the profession and healthcare.

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Health In Your Hands HEALTH IN YOUR HANDS

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Dec 31, 2015

Over the last several years, our company has embarked on an exciting journey. We launched our new vision—Empowering Better Health with Diagnostic Insights—to help people understand the impact that we make, and how Quest contributes to propelling health forward.

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ST. JUDE MEDICAL 2016 CVSL INPATIENT REIMBURSEMENT PROSPECTUS ST. JUDE MEDICAL 2016 CVSL INPATIENT REIMBURSEMENT PROSPECTUS

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Dec 30, 2015

Increasing financial risk to U.S. health care providers, including physicians and hospitals, has been centered on outcomes-based modifiers to Medicare payments since October 2012. This risk is no greater than within the cardiovascular service line (CVSL). We appreciate the role that St. Jude Medical...

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Involving patients and families in safety INVOLVING PATIENTS AND FAMILIES IN SAFETY

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Dec 16, 2015

Why partner with patients? to improve the quality of healthcare. to inform and educate patients and the public. to build confidence with the public. to make better use of health care resources. to improve how health services are evaluated.

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Epithelial Cell Death Analysis of Cell Cycle by Flow Cytometry EPITHELIAL CELL DEATH ANALYSIS OF CELL CYCLE BY FLOW CYTOMETRY

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Dec 15, 2015

Cell cycle, or cell-division cycle, is the series of events that takes place in a cell leading to its division and duplication (replication). In cells without a nucleus (prokaryotic), cell cycle occurs via a process termed binary fission. In cells with a nucleus (eukaryotes), cell cycle can be divid...

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Creating a Joint Venture with a For-Profit Inpatient Rehabilitation Provider CREATING A JOINT VENTURE WITH A FOR-PROFIT INPATIENT REHABILITATION PROVIDER

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Dec 15, 2015

As hospitals migrate from a revenue base built on patient volume to one based on value and quality outcomes, the pressure to control costs and maximize revenue has escalated. In recent years, many organizations have looked beyond cost cutting toward affiliations and partnerships that create economie...

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Updates for primary care in the south west UPDATES FOR PRIMARY CARE IN THE SOUTH WEST

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Dec 11, 2015

This bulletin contains important information for practice managers, including requests for information and deadlines, as well as updates on issues relating to GP contracts. NHS England is offering another series of webinars to support GP practices to implement and get the most from providing online ...

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How the new network of NHS Medication Safety Officers and Medical Device Safety Officers are affecting patient safety HOW THE NEW NETWORK OF NHS MEDICATION SAFETY OFFICERS AND MEDICAL DEVICE SAFETY OFFICERS ARE AFFECTING PATIENT SAFETY

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Dec 09, 2015

Pharmacovigilance Under paragraph 5 For the sake of clarity, the definition of the term ‘adverse reaction’ should be amended to ensure that it covers noxious and unintended effects resulting not only from the authorised use of a medicinal product at normal doses, but also from medication...

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Summary of what you need to know when designing your Telehealth Program SUMMARY OF WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN DESIGNING YOUR TELEHEALTH PROGRAM

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Dec 05, 2015

Telemedicine generally refers to the provision of clinical services from a distance. The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science defines telemedicine as “the use of electronic information and communication technologies to provide and support health care when distance separates the p...

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From Safety-I to Safety-II: A White Paper FROM SAFETY-I TO SAFETY-II: A WHITE PAPER

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Dec 01, 2015

The publication of the IOM report To Err is Human in 2000 served as a catalyst for a growing interest in improving the safety of health care. Yet despite decades of attention, activity and investment, improvement has been glacially slow. Although the rate of harm seems stable, increasing demand for ...

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Molina Healthcare Secures New Transportation Vendor MOLINA HEALTHCARE SECURES NEW TRANSPORTATION VENDOR

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Dec 01, 2015

On December 1, 2015 Molina Healthcare (Molina) will transition its transportation vendor from LogistiCare to Secure Transportation, for all regions in Illinois. Secure also will provide transportation for Molina’s additional service area of Cook County, effective Jan. 1

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Oneida Healthcare Beat ONEIDA HEALTHCARE BEAT

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Dec 01, 2015

The Board of Trustees and Administration are pleased to provide all staff with our annual holiday meal and a holiday ham to recognize your commitment to exceptional care and patient safety measures.

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Building the Foundation for a Successful Medicare Shared Savings Program BUILDING THE FOUNDATION FOR A SUCCESSFUL MEDICARE SHARED SAVINGS PROGRAM

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Nov 30, 2015

Healthcare reform is moving full steam ahead, buoyed by early results that include an increase in the number of people insured, a flattening in the rate of growth of healthcare expenditures and Medicare per capita costs, and an increase in the number of participants in Medicare and commercial value-...

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A Conceptual Exploration of Integrated Care A CONCEPTUAL EXPLORATION OF INTEGRATED CARE

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Nov 26, 2015

If health systems in Canada are going to tackle the challenges they are facing, for example, growing and aging populations and an increasing burden of chronic disease, new ways of connecting services and service providers need to be found. In Alberta, the establishment of Alberta Health Services (AH...

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Signature* Personalized Patient Care SIGNATURE* PERSONALIZED PATIENT CARE

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Nov 25, 2015

Expose the bony anatomy of the femur and tibia. Prepare the anatomy in the usual fashion by removing as much soft tissue around the femur and tibia as needed to allow for good exposure and optimal Signature MRI-based femoral and tibial positioning guide registration. Register the Signature MRI-based...

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INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY

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Nov 25, 2015

The reporting of C-codes on hospital outpatient claims is critical to ensure appropriate coding for devicerelated procedures as well as appropriate levels of reimbursement. Medicare and also private payers use C codes to track the cost of medical devices used during a hospital outpatient procedure t...

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HYPOTHERMIA IS COMMON, COSTLY AND DEBILITATING HYPOTHERMIA IS COMMON, COSTLY AND DEBILITATING

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Nov 25, 2015

It only takes a loss of 1°C for a patient to become hypothermic. The average patient loses 3°C during anesthesia. The biggest loss is during the first hour of anesthesia. The incidence of hypothermia ranges from 60-85%in all postoperative patients when forced-air warming is not used.

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Postoperative Delirium—Common, Costly and Deadly POSTOPERATIVE DELIRIUM—COMMON, COSTLY AND DEADLY

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Nov 24, 2015

37-46% of all surgical patients are affected by postoperative delirium.  In-hospital delirium costs the U.S. healthcare system $164 Billion...per year, and perioperative delirium costs $8,373 per patient. Patients with postoperative delirium have 2-4x the odds of dying during their hospital sta...

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Treatment for dementia TREATMENT FOR DEMENTIA

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Nov 18, 2015

This report presents the findings of a study on medical breakthroughs in a series of conditions of ill health and the applicability of lessons from these breakthroughs for the field of dementia. The study has been funded by the UK Department of Health. This document is divided into four parts. The f...

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Cardiac Medical Imaging and Radiation Risk CARDIAC MEDICAL IMAGING AND RADIATION RISK

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Nov 16, 2015

The prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is increasing in the U.S., presenting substantial health and economic burdens. Treatment for CVD often involves medical imagingassisted interventions, such as cardiac ablation and rhythm management. The increased use of medical imaging for CVD managemen...

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Are you under infusing IV antibiotic infusions? ARE YOU UNDER INFUSING IV ANTIBIOTIC INFUSIONS?

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Nov 16, 2015

An urgent issue came to my notice within the Trust regarding the under dosing of patients with infusions of IV antibiotics by anything up to 50% of the prescribed dose. It involved the antibiotics given via an IV infusion (rather than a bolus push), and occurred because clinicians were not flushing ...

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Using Design for Patient Safety USING DESIGN FOR PATIENT SAFETY

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Nov 16, 2015

Design using FMEA (failure modes and effects analysis) at every stage. Standardise location of equipment, supplies, room Layout. Involve patients and families in the design process. Design to bring critical information for decision making closest to the patient. Reduce noise.

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Spotlight on Maternity SPOTLIGHT ON MATERNITY

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Nov 16, 2015

Improving outcomes in maternity care has been an on-going priority for successive Governments. This Government has made reducing stillbirths an objective in the NHS England mandate and reducing deaths in babies and young children is a key indicator in the NHS Outcomes Framework. On 13th Novembe...

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Extending the role of community pharmacy in urgent care EXTENDING THE ROLE OF COMMUNITY PHARMACY IN URGENT CARE

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Nov 12, 2015

This document provides practical tips and case studies for System Resilience Groups and local commissioners showing how to extend the role of community pharmacy to relieve pressure on urgent care and how to make best use of the tools such as the Directory of Services, NHS Choices and the Summary Car...

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Unscheduled Dental Care UNSCHEDULED DENTAL CARE

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Nov 12, 2015

Dental emergency classification Patients who require emergency care are those requiring immediate attention in order to minimise the risk of serious medical complications or prevent long-term dental complications. Their condition means they are most likely to present in Accident & Emergency depa...

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Best use of unscheduled dental care services BEST USE OF UNSCHEDULED DENTAL CARE SERVICES

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Nov 12, 2015

Over the winter the NHS faces additional pressures. It is important to ensure that services and patient pathways are robust to deal with this increased demand. This Quick Guide is designed to provide practical information for dental providers and commissioners on what they can do to improve dental u...

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LifespanLink: your access to patient records atLifespan LIFESPANLINK: YOUR ACCESS TO PATIENT RECORDS ATLIFESPAN

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Nov 10, 2015

LifespanLink is the point of access for community health care professionals, and their staffs, to the new Lifespan EHR. The new Lifespan EHR is called LifeChart, and uses the Epic software platform. LifespanLink is a new and improved replacement for LifeLinks. It allows you to: See your patients&rsq...

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Thiving Youth & Healthy Minds THIVING YOUTH & HEALTHY MINDS

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Nov 07, 2015

In May 2015, Talbert House served as the lead agency for the Hamilton County Summer Youth Employment Program, a collaboration of several agencies providing services to eligible youth referred by Hamilton County Department of Job & Family Services.

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Beckman Coulter Gallios* Flow Cytometer and the Detection of Micro-particles BECKMAN COULTER GALLIOS* FLOW CYTOMETER AND THE DETECTION OF MICRO-PARTICLES

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Nov 04, 2015

Flow cytometry is routinely being used as a solution to detect small (~1-3 μm) particles and microparticles (<1.0 μm). Using our newly innovated FSC detection system, the Gallios flow cytometer permits a wide dynamic range of small and micro-particle detection. The Gallios analyzer permits ...

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The Health Foundation: Quality Strategy for the NHS in England THE HEALTH FOUNDATION: QUALITY STRATEGY FOR THE NHS IN ENGLAND

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Nov 03, 2015

In 1997, the White Paper The new NHS: modern, dependable set out the newly elected Labour government’s ambition to equip the NHS in England to deliver ‘dependable, high-quality care – based on need, not ability to pay’1.

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What is Heart Failure? WHAT IS HEART FAILURE?

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Nov 01, 2015

If you have heart failure, you’re not alone. About 5.7 million Americans are living with it today. In fact, it’s one of the most common reasons people age 65 and older go into the hospital. It can take years for heart failure to develop. Heart failure is called congestive heart failure w...

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