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Doc-group acquisition boosts Northwestern Memorial's revenue
By Rachel Landen | April 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare reported stronger revenue for its second quarter thanks in large part to its acquisition of a large physician practice group from Northwestern University.
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Boston-area hospitals partner on new health system
By Rachel Landen | April 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Tufts Medical Center, Boston, and Lowell (Mass.) General Hospital are partnering to form a health system to encourage collaboration between academic teaching hospitals and community-based providers.
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Could insurance cover wearable health tech?
By Information Week | April 16, 2014
Wearable computers are becoming fashionable attire for consumers, especially fitness enthusiasts. It's a trend healthcare professionals can tap to improve patient and population health—and that insurers might be willing to pay for.
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Schreiner joins Huron Consulting as managing director of healthcare
By John N. Frank | April 07, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dr. Rob Schreiner, formerly executive medical director for Kaiser Permanente Georgia, is joining Huron Consulting Group as managing director of its Huron Healthcare practice effective Monday.
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Rite Aid expands into health coaching and analytics with latest buy
By John N. Frank | April 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Rite Aid, the country's third-largest pharmacy chain, has acquired Boston-based Health Dialog Services Corp., a provider of health coaching and healthcare analytics, for an undisclosed amount. Health Dialog will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Rite Aid.
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CHI increases its insurance presence with HMO deal
By Melanie Evans | April 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Acquisition-hungry Catholic Health Initiatives has announced a deal for QualChoice Holdings, Arkansas' second-largest HMO. Terms of the deal were not disclosed and must be approved by the Arkansas Insurance Department.
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Preventable hospital stays drop by 20%
By John N. Frank | March 29, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The rate of preventable hospital stays dropped almost 20% from 2003 to 2011, even as large gaps remain between the healthiest and unhealthiest counties in the U.S.
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Live@ACHE Video: Advocate Health Care pushes population health
By Modern Healthcare | March 27, 2014
Population health management was a popular topic at ACHE's annual meeting, as attendees packed sessions led by Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care and other organizations.
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Preventable hospital stays drop 20% over eight years, report finds
By John N. Frank | March 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The rate of preventable hospital stays dropped almost 20% from 2003 to 2011, even as large gaps remain between the healthiest and unhealthiest counties in the country, reports the fifth annual County Health Rankings, published today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of...
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Live@ACHE Video: ACHE Chairman Christine Candio on new leadership initiatives
By Modern Healthcare | March 25, 2014
Christine Candio was just sworn in as chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives. In an interview at the group's annual meeting, she discusses new initiatives to make sure members have the tools they need in today's environment.
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