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What do U.S. immigration policies mean for the healthcare workforce?

What do U.S. immigration policies mean for the healthcare workforce?

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  May 19, 2018

There's been a drop in the number of foreign-born medical graduates applying for residencies in the U.S. at the same time as the country struggles with physician staffing shortages. Industry stakeholders worry the decline comes from recent efforts to stem immigration.

Providers expect Amazon to lower medical supply prices

Providers expect Amazon to lower medical supply prices

By Alex Kacik  |  May 14, 2018

Sixty-two percent of health system executives support Amazon's growing presence in the medical supply sector and nearly the same amount said the company could successfully deliver supplies faster and at a lower price, according to a new survey.

Spike in financial metric identifies strengths in for-profit hospital chains

Spike in financial metric identifies strengths in for-profit hospital chains

By Tara Bannow  |  May 12, 2018

First-quarter results from the country's largest investor-owned chains—Tenet Healthcare Corp., HCA Healthcare, Community Health Systems, Universal Health Services and LifePoint Health—show they're finding success in squeezing more money out of each patient encounter.

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