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Blizzard forces hospitals to get creative

In the face of a roaring blizzard, New England hospitals showed their creativity and their compassion in ensuring continued care for their patients. From police escorts to cross country skis, doctors and nurses did all they could to get to work.

Top payers, providers form alliance to promote Triple Aim

Several leading healthcare providers and payers announced a new alliance aimed at hastening the healthcare industry's transition to value-based models that reduce costs and strengthen outcomes.

More hospital competition linked to lower insurance premiums

When it comes to healthcare, competition likely is good for the consumer, according to a report published in the Antitrust Health Care Chronicle.

How the FTC promotes healthcare competition

The Federal Trade Commission has an important role to play in promoting competition within healthcare, two blog posts from Health Affairs argue.

How much hospital security is too much?

With workplace violence becoming an ever more common threat in the healthcare industry, recent incidents have led hospital leaders to question whether their security plans are strong enough--or if some measures might go too far.

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