Payer+Provider in the News – Q2 2013

BOSTON– July 17, 2013: Payer+Provider Syndicate experts were featured in numerous articles during the second quarter of 2013. The continued wave of provider acquisitions and partnerships served as fodder for commentary. Adam Powell, Ph.D. commented on the hospital consolidation within the Mayo Clinic, the HCA / First Choice ER alliance, SSM Health Care’s acquisition Dean Health Systems, Highmark’s Acquisition of West Penn Allegheny Health System, Montefiore Medical Center’s acquisition of Sound Shore Health System, Catholic Health Initiatives’s acquisition of St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System, and Tenet Healthcare’s acquisition of Vanguard Health Systems.

Dr. Powell was additionally featured in articles related to healthcare finance. Managed Healthcare Executive featured his commentary on the financial impact of Essential Health Benefits requirements. Healthcare Finance News had him comment upon how medical records expenses are impacting hospital budgets. DailyRx featured his thoughts on the increasing cost of stroke and the difficulty that people have when comparison shopping for healthcare. He rounded out the quarter by speaking on a panel during an hour-long radio special about telemedicine and by being highlighted in a lighthearted article in The Wall Street Journal.

Finally, Payer+Provider Expert Dr. Michael Housman was featured in The New York Times. Dr. Housman is known for his ability to productize conclusions derived from Big Data. He was featured in an article that described his efforts to improve the employee hiring process by utilizing Big Data. Through a combination of statistics and survey design, he enabled an employer to select employees more likely to remain at their jobs.

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