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How purchasing alliances strengthen hospitals and outcomes

Although hospitals and health systems largely form alliances and coalitions out of necessity, the arrangements positively impact care outcomes and individual providers, argues a Harvard Business Review blog post.

Report reveals budget gap in CBO Medicare spending projections

A 2009 Congressional Budget Office report on Medicare spending missed the mark on what Medicare spending would be in 2014

Vermont pulls single-payer plan

Maple syrup may continue be on the table for many Vermonters, but single-payer healthcare no longer is.

Prefab saved $4.3 million on Denver hospital construction

The use of prefabricated elements in the construction of a hospital in the Rocky Mountains saved millions of dollars, according to a new study by the University of Colorado.

Ratings agencies have pessimistic outlook for hospitals

Even as the economic recovery and the Affordable Care Act continue to take hold in much of the U.S., non-profit hospitals still face a pinched fiscal climate.

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