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Patients Seek Quality Care, Even As Costs Climb

Patients Seek Quality Care, Even As Costs Climb

There has been a lot of talk lately about how rising expenses are changing the way consumers shop for healthcare. HIDA’s latest Horizon Report, Healthcare Consumerism: Quality and Cost Driving Patient Behavior, backs this idea. The research also shows that quality remains the most important factor in provider selection, leading both cost of care and [...]

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Leading Lab Experts Predict Growth in Testing Despite Shrinking Reimbursements

Leading Lab Experts Predict Growth in Testing Despite Shrinking Reimbursements

While the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services plans to lower reimbursements for lab procedures, experts believe overall testing will grow in the coming years, due to its power to lower costs. Speakers at HIDA’s recent Laboratory & Diagnostics Market Conference commented that diagnostics presents many opportunities to generate savings. These include helping physicians appropriately [...]

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Posted in: Conference news & updates, Cost Management, Efficient Access

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Are You Giving Your Patients the Best Visit Possible?

Are You Giving Your Patients the Best Visit Possible?

Patients, especially younger ones, pay very close attention to their surroundings during provider visits. They prefer providers with clean and accessible facilities, and are impressed by those who offer amenities and use up-to-date medical equipment and technology. HIDA recently released a new infographic detailing the characteristics of an ideal provider visit. Drawing upon the research [...]

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Posted in: Data Research & Analysis, HIDA Resources, Patient Care Focus, Special Features

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Healthcare Continues to Add Jobs While Providers Seek Top Talent

Healthcare Continues to Add Jobs While Providers Seek Top Talent

Staffing is a major challenge in all segments of the healthcare industry, according to HIDA’s Market Surveys. Attracting talented personnel was the number one concern for skilled nursing facility executives and the fourth leading concern for hospital leaders. Physician office managers also expressed workforce concerns, identifying “recruiting/retaining highly qualified physicians” and “physician burnout” as challenges [...]

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Millennials Will Shake Up Healthcare

Millennials Will Shake Up Healthcare

Did you know that Millennials are now the largest generation in America? What’s more, they take a markedly different approach to healthcare than previous generations. Millennials tend to select providers the same way they select an auto shop or a restaurant, basing their decision on multiple consumer factors instead of attempting to form long-term relationships. [...]

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2016 Election Results and What It Means for the Supply Chain

2016 Election Results and What It Means for the Supply Chain

Change Comes to Washington [Post updated December 6, 2016] – When the state of Wisconsin was called for Donald Trump (Republican), it brought his total Electoral College votes over the 270 threshold necessary to win the presidency of the United States. With a Republican-controlled White House and Congress, major reforms to the Affordable Care Act [...]

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Posted in: Advocacy and Gov Affairs, Healthcare reform trends & impact, Special Features

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Insights for the 2016 Flu Season

Insights for the 2016 Flu Season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its annual update on seasonal influenza and vaccine recommendations for the 2016-17 flu season. Notably, the CDC has recommended against the FluMist nasal spray vaccine due to questions over its effectiveness. The CDC’s recommendation has not affected the FDA’s approval of the vaccine. Just in time [...]

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