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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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Posted in: AMS Webinars & Training, Cost Management, Research & Analysis

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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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Posted in: AMS Webinars & Training, Efficient Access, HIDA Resources, Patient Care Focus, Policy Outlook & Analysis, Supply chain data trends

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Why Patient Experience Matters Most

Why Patient Experience Matters Most

Recently, we’ve had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Jim Merlino, Chief Experience Officer and Surgeon for the Cleveland Clinic Health System, who has made it his mission to raise awareness about patient-centered provider initiatives that can ensure higher quality care and safer outcomes for patients. We are excited to have Dr. Merlino lead the [...]

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Posted in: AMS Webinars & Training, Best Practices, Case Studies, Conference news & updates, Patient Care Focus, Special Features

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The Reimbursement Shifts Affecting Your Bottom Line

The Reimbursement Shifts Affecting Your Bottom Line

This week, the President signed into law Congressional legislation to avoid a 24% cut in physician Medicare reimbursement. However, doing another short term “patch” furthered delay efforts to repeal and replace the physician sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, which determines physician payment rates. HIDA’s Government Affairs team published a follow-up Policy Outlook summary, explaining which [...]

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Posted in: Advocacy and Gov Affairs, AMS Webinars & Training, Healthcare reform trends & impact, Medicaid/Medicaid, Policy Outlook & Analysis, Special Features

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ACOs: Stronger Than Ever?

ACOs: Stronger Than Ever?

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) seem to be growing faster than ever, even as some walk away from Medicare’s Pioneer ACO program. How are ACOs changing the market and what trends should distributors and manufactures pay close attention to? HIDA has done some homework on the topic and recently hosted a webinar on ACOs and acute [...]

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Posted in: Advocacy and Gov Affairs, AMS Webinars & Training, Healthcare reform trends & impact, Medicaid/Medicaid

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