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Guest commentary: Empowered providers, engaged consumers and new value

Guest commentary: Empowered providers, engaged consumers and new value

By Philip Kamp  |  December 12, 2014

As our nation's healthcare leaders evaluate their strategic plans for 2015 and beyond, many are assessing how they can reshape their business model to improve care coordination, facilitate data-sharing across care teams and take more financial responsibility for care delivery.

Guest commentary: Medicare's misguided long-term forecast on health spending

Guest commentary: Medicare's misguided long-term forecast on health spending

By David Johnson  |  December 05, 2014

Government experts recently published projections for national health spending between 2013 and 2023. After five years below 4%, a team of nonpartisan economists forecasts 6% annualized growth through 2023. Their projections calculate healthcare expenditures totaling $5.2 trillion in 2023,...

CHIME Time: Taking a long view in solving the staffing conundrum

CHIME Time: Taking a long view in solving the staffing conundrum

By Anna Turman  |  December 03, 2014

For a small and rural hospital, doing more with less is the norm. When it comes to IT, having multidisciplinary personnel is key—if one staff member has to miss a day or a week, and he or she is the only one who knows a particular application, then we're in trouble if there's no backup plan.

Guest Commentary: Protecting our healthcare workers now

By Dr. David Nash, Janine Jagger and Amber Hogan Mitchell  |  November 21, 2014

In response to the immediate danger of Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued tightened guidance for personal protective equipment and related protocols. Its guidance addresses the specific risks of a single pathogen, but is only one precautionary step in the larger context of...

Guest commentary: Preparing for Ebola—and the media onslaught

Guest commentary: Preparing for Ebola—and the media onslaught

By Mark Bernheimer  |  November 18, 2014

For the vast majority of U.S. hospitals, Ebola is still hypothetical. But the potential of seeing a confirmed case is now real enough that no hospital, regardless of location, can afford to put off preparation. While most of the attention has been focused on isolation protocols and personal...

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