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Forks Community Hospital Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New CEO Forks Community Hospital Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New CEO

B. E. Smith, has been retained to lead a national chief executive officer search for Forks Community Hospital in Forks, Wash. The top executive search firm in the healthcare industry, B. E. Smith placed more than 300 senior-level healthcare executives into organizations last year. Read More

Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals

Thomson Reuters released an annual study identifying the 100 top U.S. hospitals based on their overall organizational performance. Read More

IMS Study Forecasts Rebound in Global Spending on Medicines, $1.2 Trillion By 2016 IMS Study Forecasts Rebound in Global Spending on Medicines, $1.2 Trillion By 2016

Spending in Pharmerging Markets to Nearly Double, Health Systems in Developed Countries Benefit from Historically Low Spending Growth

Following several years of slowing growth, the global market for medicines is poised to rebound from an expected low point of 3-4 percent growth in 2012 to 5-7 percent in 2016, according to a new forecast issued by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. Read More

AHA CEO: Patients Are the Victors in Affordable Care Ruling AHA CEO: Patients Are the Victors in Affordable Care Ruling

American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following statement today on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act:

“The historic decision handed down today will benefit America’s heart health for decades to come. Questions about the Affordable Care Act’s constitutionality have overshadowed the law’s progress. With this ruling, that uncertainty has finally been put to rest.

By upholding the law, the nation’s highest court has sent a clear message that patients should be the first priority in an ever-changing healthcare arena. The court’s action in support of the ACA helps remind us what’s really important – enabling all Americans to obtain affordable, quality health care. We can now build on the significant advances already achieved under the act and truly transform our healthcare system.

Because of this ruling, the ACA can be fully implemented to help reach the American Heart Association’s 2020 goal to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans and, more immediately, prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years through the Million Hearts initiative.

Under the law’s robust provisions, we are expanding access to preventive care and medicines to reduce an individual’s risk factors; placing a stronger emphasis on community prevention and wellness; and providing access to the care patients need to recover after a heart attack or stroke so they can lead longer, more productive lives.

For the 122 million Americans with pre-existing conditions, including the 7.3 million with some form of heart disease or stroke who are uninsured, this decision will likely be met with a great sigh of relief. No longer will they be denied coverage or charged higher premiums because of their health status. Beginning in 2014, these Americans will finally be able to attain the lifesaving care they desperately need at a price they can afford.

The ACA has also placed an extraordinary emphasis on the one thing that can ultimately conquer heart disease and stroke – prevention. For individuals, the law will continue to provide screening services that help keep risk factors such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity and tobacco use in check. At the state and community levels, the Prevention and Public Health Trust Fund will continue to provide the tools and resources Americans require to eat better, be more physically active and live tobacco-free.

Each and every one of us will need health care at some point in our lives. With this momentous decision, the Supreme Court has ensured that when we are patients, we can focus on our healing and recovery, instead of worrying about whether we can obtain or afford the quality care we all deserve.”

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AHA
June 28, 2012
Washington, D.C., June 28, 2012 —

For Media: contact Retha Sherrod, (202) 785-7929; retha.sherrod@heart.org

AHA Endorses LexisNexis® Identity and Financial Product Suite AHA Endorses LexisNexis® Identity and Financial Product Suite

Wednesday, June 12

 

The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced it has exclusively endorsed LexisNexis® Identity Management Product Suite. AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the AHA, awards the AHA endorsement to products and services that help member hospitals and health care organizations achieve operational excellence. Read More

CollaborateMD Saves Medical Billing Industry Over 20,000 Hours CollaborateMD Saves Medical Billing Industry Over 20,000 Hours

CollaborateMD, a leading provider of cloud-based medical practice management and medical billing software for small medical practices and medical billing services, announced today they save the medical billing industry an estimated 20,000 hours each month as a result of their 99% average first pass claim acceptance rate (FPA). Read More

UNC Hospitals Chooses Radio Frequency Detection Technology UNC Hospitals Chooses Radio Frequency Detection Technology

RF Surgical Systems, Inc., the market leader in retained surgical items (RSI) detection, today announced the University of North Carolina Hospitals implemented the RF Assure™ Detection System in all of its surgical suites. The RF Assure Detection System utilizes evidence-based radio-frequency (RF) detection technology to prevent and detect RSIs from remaining inside a patient post-surgery. Read More

CMS Recognizes JCAHOs Critical Access Hospital Accreditation CMS Recognizes JCAHOs Critical Access Hospital Accreditation

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has again granted The Joint Commission deeming authority for the accreditation of critical access hospitals. Read More

Argus Health Systems Participate in NCPDP Focus Group Argus Health Systems Participate in NCPDP Focus Group


Argus Health Systems Inc., a leading transparent pharmacy benefits administrator, will participate in a National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) focus group on March 20, 2012, to better understand the growing biopharmaceuticals industry. Read More

Children’s Hospital Honors Darlene K. Logan and Judith Royal Children’s Hospital Honors Darlene K. Logan and Judith Royal

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia presented Darlene K. Logan and Judith Royal with the 2012 HOPE Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service today during the Hospital’s 2nd Annual Volunteer Leadership Summit at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Read More

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