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Partnering in a New Paradigm | Hospital Alignment, Physicians, Hospital Administrators, Bundled Payments, Pay for Performance, Physician Practice, MSO, Managed Services Organization, Paul Keckley, Navigant
Partnering in a New Paradigm

There’s no question healthcare delivery is in the middle of a transformational period highlighted by unprecedented consolidation. While there are a number of factors impacting alignment decisions, Paul Keckley, PhD, boiled the equation down to its simplest terms, “Economics drives behavior.”

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NASS Takes a Proactive Approach to Evidence-Based Coverage Decisions | North American Spine Society, NASS, Policy Coverage Recommendations, Spine Care, Evidence-based Medicine, Dr. William Watters, Dr. Christopher Kauffman
NASS Takes a Proactive Approach to Evidence-Based Coverage Decisions

In an effort to improve patient access to appropriate, evidence-based care, the North American Spine Society (NASS) recently released detailed policy recommendations for coverage of 13 common spine care treatments, procedures and diagnostics.

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Understanding the Power Shift in the New Health Economy

HRI shows why the industry is ripe for picking; players compete to be healthcare’s new Amazon.com

In 2010, CellScope was birthed in tech-savvy San Francisco with the mission of creating a home medical kit of smartphone-friendly devices.

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Compete or Partner? | Health Research Institute, New Health Economy, Health Council of East Central Florida, Ken Peach.
Compete or Partner?

The New Health Economy poses major dilemma for traditional providers

The New Health Economy poses a major dilemma for traditional providers: compete or partner?

 

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Taking Your Breath Away

How do cities fare in the latest annual asthma report?

A thriving city rich in history, perched on the brow of the picturesque James River, has once again captured the uncoveted title as the most challenging place to live with asthma.

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Weigh Becoming a Physician Assistant Instead of a Medical Doctor - U.S. News & World Report

Weigh Becoming a Physician Assistant Instead of a Medical Doctor
U.S. News & World Report
Some believe there may be a doctor shortage, says Steve Howe, an associate professor and medical director of the physician assistant program at Marietta College in Ohio. Jobs like physician assistants may "fill a void for the health care industry," he ...

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Posted Monday, August 25, 2014 8:43 am CDT

Atlanta physician heads National Medical Association - The Philadelphia Tribune

Atlanta physician heads National Medical Association
The Philadelphia Tribune
Dr. Lawrence Sanders Jr., an Atlanta-based practicing internist and educator, has been installed as the 115th president of the NMA. The NMA promotes the collective interests of more than 32,000 physicians of African descent and is a leading force for ...

Posted Tuesday, August 26, 2014 4:07 am CDT

Reluctance Of Physicians To Disclose Medical Errors - JD Supra (press release)

Reluctance Of Physicians To Disclose Medical Errors
JD Supra (press release)
At the outset, it must be underscored that, no matter how focused and careful a physician is in providing care to her patients, or how determined and thorough her efforts may be to prevent medical errors, inevitably they will occur. Therefore, all ...

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Posted Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:52 am CDT