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ACOs, other delivery reforms shift job roles at hospitals
By 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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Reform Update: Anthem's Vivity alliance with seven L.A. systems aims at Kaiser
By Melanie Evans | September 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
News of an unusual joint venture between Anthem Blue Cross and seven Los Angeles health systems signaled new competition for Kaiser Permanente, the integrated health system with one of California's largest insurers. It also underscores the eagerness across the industry to broker novel and riskier...
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Advocate, NorthShore merger continues trend toward regional supersystems
By Bob Herman | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The merger between Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem creating a $7 billion academic-suburban behemoth reinforces the growing national trend of large, financially stable hospital systems realigning as regional mega-systems.
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Advocate, NorthShore merger would create giant health system in Illinois
By Andrew L. Wang / Crain's Chicago Business | September 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem announced today they will merge to form a 16-hospital system to be called Advocate NorthShore Health Partners.
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Vital Signs
More hospitals shunning furniture with flame retardants
By Jaimy Lee | September 11, 2014
A few months ago, Kaiser Permanente said it would stop buying furniture with flame retardants because the chemicals are believed to be toxic. Now several other large hospital systems are following suit.
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New AHA chair-elect is Jim Skogsbergh of Advocate, and other moves
By Modern Healthcare | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Jim Skogsbergh, CEO of Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care, will be the next chair-elect of the American Hospital Association.
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Skogsbergh voted AHA's chair-elect
By Bob Herman | July 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Jim Skogsbergh, CEO of Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care, will be the next chair-elect of the American Hospital Association.
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Information
Digital woes hamper Illinois system's shift to new Medicaid program
By Kristen Schorsch, Crain's Chicago Business | June 17, 2014
Alexian Brothers Health System is suspending its effort to launch a new Medicaid program, blaming the difficulty of connecting physicians using different electronic records systems.
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Truven's 15 Top systems: Consistency boosts quality
By Sabriya Rice | April 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Some hospital systems working to improve performance have turned the phrase "in a rut" into a constructive concept as they institute protocols to improve the consistency and efficiency of healthcare for patients.
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Reform Update: Advocate Health sees progress with ACO
By Melanie Evans | March 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Advocate Health Care says that early results in operating Medicare accountable care organizations have been promising but that progress has been achieved through failure, experimentation and adaptation.
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