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Demand For Primary Care Surges With Rising Obesity

Demand For Primary Care Surges With Rising Obesity

By 2026, spending on physician and clinical services is expected to exceed $1 trillion annually. Key drivers of this growth are rising rates of obesity and the associated uptick in related health issues. Obese Americans spend an average of $4,870 per year on healthcare, $1,270 more than an American of average weight. By 2030, half [...]

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Demand For Home Care, Hospice Service Skyrockets As Population Ages

Demand For Home Care, Hospice Service Skyrockets As Population Ages

By 2056, the number of Americans age 65 and older is estimated to exceed the U.S. population under the age of 18, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Due to the aging of the population and the associated rise in demand for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), researchers expect demand for SNF housing [...]

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Clinical Results Most Important To ASC Decision-Makers

Clinical Results Most Important To ASC Decision-Makers

When selecting a new product, 64% of ambulatory surgery center (ASC) leaders say demonstrated clinical results is one of the top factors, according to HIDA’s 2018 Provider Survey: Technology Drives ASC Expansion. Cost control is a close second, but 53% of ASCs say improving clinical outcomes is the most important supply chain goal. One-third of [...]

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Hospital Labs Look To Manage Staffing, Cost Challenges

Hospital Labs Look To Manage Staffing, Cost Challenges

Staffing is the leading challenge for hospital labs in the coming year, according to HIDA’s 2018 Provider Survey: Hospital Laboratories Scrutinize Operations. These providers also cite inadequate staffing as having a negative impact on productivity. In addition to the conventional approaches to addressing staff shortages (improving recruitment, salary increases), these providers are looking at how [...]

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Distributors Help Health Systems Do More With Less

Distributors Help Health Systems Do More With Less

Sixty-four percent of health systems say lowering operating costs is a top challenge, according to HIDA’s 2018 Provider Survey: Managing Growth. When it comes to cost cutting, the idea that you need to “cut out the middle man” to achieve savings is common, but eliminating a distributor would risk bringing a health system’s smooth operations to [...]

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Health Systems Are Planning For Growth

Health Systems Are Planning For Growth

Two-thirds of health systems plan to acquire or expand care settings this year, according to HIDA’s 2018 Provider Survey: Managing Growth. With this growth comes a number of supply chain challenges, particularly aligning acute and post-acute supply chains. A majority of respondents say working with a national group purchasing organization (GPO) is helpful in managing [...]

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USTR Releases List Of Chinese Imports Subject To Tariffs

USTR Releases List Of Chinese Imports Subject To Tariffs

On June 15, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) identified $50 billion in Chinese imports that will be subject to a 25% tariff. The agency has published two lists of products affected by the tariff. The first list contains $34 billion worth of Chinese goods and will take effect July 6, 2018. The second list [...]

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Distributors Help Providers Find Savings

Distributors Help Providers Find Savings

Hospitals and health systems are increasingly looking to their distributor partners to meet the challenge of lowering costs and improving the quality of care, according to HIDA’s 2018 Horizon Report: Health System Supply Chain Strategies. Drawing on a survey of 171 integrated delivery network executives, HIDA researchers found that the vast majority (88%) of these [...]

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