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Outsourcing: Hospitals Eye Cost Reductions In Clinical Departments

16 May, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
Here is today’s big idea:  Health systems and hospitals, facing cost structures that are not sustainable, are looking at outsourcing departments and operations that have never before been subject to scrutiny, according to Black Book’s Q2 outsourcing survey.   The survey’s authors said that by 2022, four short years from today, average hospital costs must […] Read more»

Hospitals Will Never Rely on Bar Codes! Yeah, Right 

19 April, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
Change is inevitable.  We all know that but it is amazing how many people dig in their heels when presented with the possibility. Many years ago, in the mid-1980s to be more precise,  I was a senior executive for Hermann Affiliated Hospital Systems, a network of more than 40  community hospitals in Texas and Louisiana.  […] Read more»

Rural Healthcare’s False Equivalency

22 March, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
Some rural community hospitals, the backbone of the US healthcare delivery model, suffer from the myth that they are not held to the same standard of professionalism and customer service that is front and center for many large regional referral centers. It is not that they do not believe in the importance of service, quality […] Read more»