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The Ever Changing World of Healthcare
27 Jul

I recently visited a Doctor’s office that for years had been independently owned and operated by a group of physicians. They were recently acquired by a very large hospital in Ohio. The changes were quite radical and it took quite a while for the staff to get acclimated with the new computer system and all of the new procedures that this hospital implemented. Of course this is to be expected when changes are made in protocol and systems that the staff had been used to and used for years prior. The same could be said with any changes that affect a job or a schedule that we are used to. 

TBT: Five-star hospitals?
19 May

In April 2015, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled their new five-star quality rating on the Hospital Compare website which are based on the 11 publicly reported measures in the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey. The intention is to make understanding the data easier for healthcare consumers.

CMS five-star hospital ratings
11 May

In April 2015, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled their new five-star quality rating on the Hospital Compare website which are based on the 11 publicly reported measures in the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey. The intention is to make understanding the data easier for healthcare consumers.

Hospital mergers and acquisitions
18 Mar

If you spend any time in the Healthcare market it is hard to not hear about a merger, acquisition or newly formed alliance between hospitals. The general public may not notice or even hear about such events, but this realignment in healthcare, according to a recent study from the American Hospital Association (AHA), is benefiting their communities by “retaining vital services.”

Question mark
12 Dec
  • Did you know there is an anticipated shortage of 150,000 physicians in the US by the year 2025?

  • Do you know what a Safety-net hospital is?

  • Texas has the most hospitals than any other state in the US - do you know the state that has the next most? 

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