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TUE, FEB 14, 2017

Value: Trending in Healthcare [Infographic]

Think about it, what consumer or what business isn’t focused on gaining or delivering value these days? Value isn’t only trending in healthcare today, it’s reshaping that industry for both providers and payers. According to PwC, renown consulting powerhouse, healthcare organizations will make the shift to the new value culture in... Read More

MON, JAN 30, 2017

In Case You Missed It… Who’s Coordinating Patient Care?

A recently commissioned Harris Poll Survey of seniors found that the majority either relied on themselves or a family member to help them coordinate their care across multiple providers. The survey also found a significant percentage of them saw at least three healthcare providers in the past year.  While the... Read More

TUE, JAN 17, 2017

2016 Just Gone, Not Forgotten in Healthcare

Last year delivered some interesting events and challenges to the healthcare arena. Let’s see, there were the huge “price adjustments” for certain drugs (the EpiPen and an antiparasitic pill), the impending “repeal and replace” of the ACA, and the devastating explosion of opioid drug use and resulting ODs, to name... Read More

TUE, NOV 22, 2016

From LPN to RN to CRNA: Finding Stability and Advancement in a Rewarding Career

In the “gig economy,” long-term stints at one company are no longer the norm—think Uber, Lyft and Airbnb. Whether this new work model is a personal career choice or one resulting from a downsizing or merger, a couple of things are certain: the nature of employment has been changed and... Read More

WED, OCT 26, 2016

Anesthesiology and the Perioperative Surgical Home

In early summer, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and the UC Irvine Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care held their Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) Summit at which the topics of population health, patient satisfaction, and the per person cost for quality care (collectively, the Triple Aim) held center stage.... Read More