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HFMA Panel: Pressures for Hospitals to Merge Are Relentless

Ron Shinkman | FierceHealthFinance | June 25, 2013

Hospitals throughout the country face constant and persistent pressure to merge, according to a panel discussion of four executives at the Health Financial Management Association's annual national institute in Orlando, Fla., last week. Read More »

HIMSS Foundation And National eHealth Collaborative Merge

Press Release | Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) | December 23, 2013

Focused on better health and greater value through information technology, the HIMSS Foundation and the National eHealth Collaborative announce a merger.  Both organizations embrace a similar mission to engage with all stakeholders to drive positive change in healthcare with IT and provide a single, mission-driven voice and focus; NeHC will fold into the HIMSS Foundation. Read More »

Hospital CEOs Behaving Badly And The Devastating Consequences On The Middle Class

Dave Chase | Forbes | August 26, 2016

When big health insurers propose mergers, it makes for good antitrust enforcement theater to try to block them. However, if government officials want to address anti-competitive activities that have a dramatically bigger impact, they should shift their focus to local market provider M&A activity that consistently show prices increase after the deal is done. However, the most rapacious, anti-competitive practices I’ve seen in my entire career have come from hospitals–frequently from tax-exempt “nonprofits” that would make John D. Rockefeller blush with their brutal actions. The combined impact has created a middle class economic depression that has driven populist presidential campaign success, which was highlighted in a recently released Brookings study.

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