|Raising the Alarm
Some say that high blood pressure is a silent killer. However, a surgeon and author of a newly released book believes that your doctor may be the real silent killer. The prescription? Transparency.
A Unifying Supply Chain “Big Picture”
Editor’s Note: The participation of those in the following article does not constitute an endorsement of the sponsor’s products or services. It’s a long and winding road facing providers, payers and even patients, as all seek to lower cost and improve quality True story: An executive with a big IDN looked into the IDN’s free text section of their electronic health record database … [Read More...]
After a slowdown in the 1990s and 2000s, urgent care centers are back, and growing. And hospitals are showing increasing interest. Urgent care began in the late 1970s, says Laurie Stoimenoff, interim executive director of the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA). Growth was slow in the 70s and 80s, but the concept of seeing a “doc in a box” gradually gained popularity. “Over the … [Read More...]
The importance of a customer service mentality Journal of Healthcare Contracting readers don’t need to be told, theirs is not a simple task. On the one hand, contracting executives are expected to be the silent partners on the healthcare delivery team, efficiently delivering the tools of care to front-line providers. But on the other hand, if they’re too silent, their value may be … [Read More...]
McKesson’s proposed acquisition of PSS would leave McKesson and Henry Schein as the sole remaining national physician distributors, though a host of independents continue to vie for the business McKesson Corp.’s proposed $2.1 billion acquisition of PSS World Medical, announced Oct. 25, will change the landscape of physician distribution. If and when the transaction is completed, McKesson … [Read More...]