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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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Delivering better outcomes and patient service reduces costs
By Modern Healthcare | March 15, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Lee Sacks discusses Advocate Health Care's clinical integration program and the biggest challenges facing hospitals, including healthcare reform, Medicare cuts and the two-midnight rule.
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Joint venture SharedClarity adds McLaren to list of owners
By Jaimy Lee | February 03, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
McLaren Health Care Corp. is the latest health system to take an ownership stake in SharedClarity, a joint venture that pairs UnitedHealthcare's claims data with clinical data, medical studies and physician input to improve purchasing decisions for high-priced medical devices.
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Illinois ACO sees improvement in utilization, costs
By Andrew L. Wang, Crain's Chicago Business | January 22, 2014
Illinois' largest health network and largest health insurer have shown marked reductions or slower growth in the use of services as part of their 3-year-old accountable care organization, an encouraging sign as providers and payers try to reduce the cost of care.
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Floyd named president of Advocate Lutheran
By Modern Healthcare | December 05, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Richard Floyd will succeed Anthony Armada as president of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill.
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Zeroing in on best procurement practices | Supply chain execs discuss strategies for savings on physician-preference items
By Modern Healthcare | October 12, 2013 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Modern Healthcare's editorial webinar“Cost Saving in Device Procurement: Innovative Strategies on Physician Preference Items” explored...
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Unprotected data | Advocate breach highlights fact that 36% of providers don't use encryption
By Joseph Conn | September 07, 2013 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
One warm night in mid-July, more than 4 million patient records breezed out the door of the Advocate Medical Group administrative office in the arms of an unidentified thief who stole four computers from the largest medical group in Illinois. The 1,100-physician medical group based in Park Ridge is...
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Advocate Health Care sued following massive data breach
By Joseph Conn | September 06, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The recent massive data breach at Advocate Health Care has already had legal consequences. Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate and a subsidiary, Advocate Medical Group, are facing a state class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of two named plaintiffs and 4 million individuals whose personally...
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Advocate data breach highlights lack of encryption, a widespread issue
By Joseph Conn | August 30, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
One warm night in mid-July, more than 4 million patient records breezed out the door of the Advocate Medical Group administrative office in Park Ridge, Ill., in the arms of an unidentified thief who stole four computers from the largest medical group in Illinois. The 1,100-physician medical group...
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