The Western PA Healthcare News Team

Patient Care

Can Spirituality and Healthcare Coexist Peacefully?

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The Western PA Healthcare News Team

By Daniel Casciato A survey conducted a few years ago by the National Center for Health Statistics and National Center ...

Patient Care

Excela Health Appoints Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

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The Western PA Healthcare News Team

Excela Health has named Michael D. Busch as its new executive vice president and chief operating officer, officials announced today. ...

Technology

Event Management Software Speeds Scheduling, Tracks Resources

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The Western PA Healthcare News Team

By Jennifer O’Connell While the debate on how best to manage electronic health records rages on, healthcare facilities are quietly ...

Patient Care

Pittsburgh Business Group on Health Receives Two-Year Grant For Health Strategy Project

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The Pittsburgh Business Group on Health (PBGH), the region’s employer-led coalition that advocates for cost-effective, quality health care and benefits, ...

Technology

Electronic Health Records: Opportunity’s Knocking

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By Gray Tuttle, James Schafer, and Joseph P. Heider Last year’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act set aside $19 billion ...

Patient Care

How to Capitalize on Word-of-Mouth Marketing in the 21st Century

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Imagine a world where you have no marketing expense because your patients do all your marketing for you.  It sounds ...

Patient Care

Patient Empowerment: Don’t Let It Scare You

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By Lorene M. Burkhart Patient empowerment shouldn’t be a power struggle between the patient and the provider. When it works ...