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PA Ranks See 'Phenomenal Growth,' Lack of Diversity

PA Ranks See 'Phenomenal Growth,' Lack of Diversity

Rising numbers of women in higher education and a growing desire among healthcare workers for work/life balance are fueling physician assistant job growth. But the head of a PA industry group says the lack of diversity among PAs is "disturbing."

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Business Roundup: M&A Activity Down Slightly in First Half of 2014

Healthcare organizations "are coming to the realization as they transform from the fee-for-service to fee-for-value environment that they don't have the skills and capabilities and resources and experiences necessary to successfully do that transition," says an industry analyst.

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Consumerism Drives Healthcare Branding, Rebranding Efforts

As the healthcare industry moves away from a fee-for-service model, providers, payers, and vendors are assessing whether their brands are fit for the consumer-driven future and making changes.

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CHS Hacked, 4.5M Patient Records Compromised

The data affected was non-medical patient identification data related to Community Health Systems' physician practice operations and does not include patient credit card, medical, or clinical information, CHS says.

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Slideshow: Patient Experience Transformation—Engaged Patients, Measurable Standards

This HealthLeaders Media intelligence report identifies the top areas where healthcare leaders are investing their patient experience dollars and offers examples of changes instituted by Mountain States Health Alliance and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

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