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Dialysis providers expect ACOs, payment cuts, consolidation
By Beth Kutscher | October 11, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The $25 billion dialysis industry faces transformation as it moves from offering a profitable niche service to what insurers see as a cost center under the population health-management approach.
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Medicare attack ads surface despite little chance of changes
By Paul Demko | October 04, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Medicare is surfacing in political attack ads leading up to the Nov. 4 elections in several races that could determine which party controls the senate in 2015—and how much power congressional Republicans will have in wrangling with the Obama administration over the ACA and other healthcare...
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Radiology being transformed by cloud, proponents say
By Darius Tahir | October 04, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
If digital cloud technology proponents have their way, the field of radiology will be transformed, with major changes in who does the work of reading images, and where and how it's done.
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When the tiny hospital can't survive: Free-standing EDs with primary care seen as new rural model
Bob Herman | September 27, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Free-standing emergency departments have the potential to give rural populations access to care in areas where hospitals close. But many experts say that approach needs to be part of a broader solution that mixes emergency care with beefed-up primary and preventive care.
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ACOs, other delivery reforms shift job roles at hospitals
Melanie Evans | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hospitals' need to cut costs and coordinate care is driving health systems to give clinical and clerical workers greater responsibility for direct patient services, freeing up more-credentialed professionals for work only they are qualified to do.
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Doc-owned device distributors targeted by feds
Jaimy Lee | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit alleging that three surgeons performed unnecessary spinal surgeries, a distribution company they invested in encouraged them to pressure hospitals to buy its medical implants, and the company and one of the surgeons denied the physician investments even as...
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Tech fixes ease sharing of sensitive patient data
Joseph Conn | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
This spring, Michigan lawmakers removed a major roadblock to the exchange of patient medical records between behavioral-health and medical providers by approving a uniform patient notification and consent form.
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Citation: University of Arizona Medical Center, Behavioral Health Pavilion and Crisis Response Center
Andis Robeznieks | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Awards judge James Bicak cited the University of Arizona Medical Center's new facilities as an example of a design that fits aesthetically into its desert environment with its look and use of materials.
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IT entrepreneurs rush into healthcare, but will human touch be missing?
Darius Tahir | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The vision of providing better, faster, cheaper and more consumer-friendly healthcare is shared by many digital health and telehealth startups. Still, shifting healthcare services to the digital realm involves new challenges in ensuring quality and appropriate utilization.
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Award of Excellence: Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
Andis Robeznieks | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Chris O'Brien was the founder of the Sydney Head and Neck Cancer Institute. He died in June 2009 from a brain tumor, but not before using his experience to develop a 96-bed integrated cancer-treatment center, where outpatient care, clinical trials, research, education, complementary therapies...
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