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Infographic: Top 5 Chronic Health Conditions Impacting Population Health

The combined forces of industry consolidation, value-based compensation, regulatory changes, and a growing senior population have prompted new ways of thinking about population health.

Healthcare providers are experimenting with both technological and non-technological ways of engaging patients outside the office. Inpatient stays, though sometimes necessary, can be physically and mentally challenging for patients and are expensive for both those seeking treatment and providing care. This can be especially true for patients with chronic conditions that require consistent management and care coordination, oftentimes between multiple facilities and physicians.

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Intense Hospital Consolidation Increases Patient Costs

In the past 12 months, Definitive Healthcare tracked more than 330 reports of merger and acquisition activity among U.S. hospitals and care facilities. The healthcare market continues to consolidate at a rapid pace, with megamergers like CVS-Aetna and CHI-Dignity Health (CommonSpirit) becoming increasingly common.

Why are payors and providers investing in acquiring and merging with their peers? We've compiled the top three trends in hospital market consolidation to help you understand this complex and interconnected industry.

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3 Ways to Recruit (and Retain) Physicians

June 7, 2019 BY Tory Waldron

3 Ways to Recruit (and Retain) Physicians

The United States will see a shortage of up to nearly 122,000 physicians by 2032, according to data published by the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges). 

There are a few reasons behind the recent healthcare staffing shortage:

  • Retiring workforce: Approximately 55 percent of all registered nurses are 50 years old or older, and 52 percent of the active physician workforce is 55 or older, en route to retirement.
  • Shifting patient demographics: Along this same thread, an aging baby boomer population (currently the largest living generation in the U.S.) now requires more care, and physicians, than ever. 
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5 Ways to Improve Patient Data Safety

June 3, 2019 BY Alanna Moriarty

5 Ways to Improve Patient Data Safety

There were more than 351 reported healthcare data breaches that impacted 500 or more individuals in 2018. These breaches exposed more than 13 million individual healthcare records. We’ve compiled a list of the top five ways you can protect your organization or care facility from data breaches and avoid cyberattacks.

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Top 5 Hospitals in 10 Major US Cities

May 30, 2019 BY Tory Waldron

Top 5 Hospitals in 10 Major US Cities

If you’re selling to hospitals, you already know how important it is to do your research on prospects and market changes. You need to stay on top of a perpetually-consolidating and shifting healthcare landscape, which can be incredibly confusing and complex. With thousands of hospitals and facilities in play, you also need to be able to triage and prioritize your most strategic accounts.

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