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Happy Texas Independence Day…Y’all!

On March 2, 1836, Texas declared itself free from Mexico becoming a turning point for the state’s history. The Texas Declaration of Independence was announced at a conference on Washington-on-the-Brazos. Historians believe the original handwritten declaration and five copies were made and signed by 59 men at Washington-on-the-Brazos.  Only the original document remains.  The fight […]

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SDVOSB Contracting: Promising Market?

“Given major federal budget cuts over the past three years, it’s no surprise that contractor growth rates are down. One class of small business, however, is resisting the trend. Service-disabled, veteran-owned small-business contracting has increased from $8.2 billion in 2008 to $14.5 billion in 2012 — achieving a compound annual growth rate of 15 percent. […]

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Decline of independent doctors set to accelerate

The acquisition of independent physician groups by hospitals is expected to grow by 71 percent in the next three years, a trend driven by the Affordable Care Act and the need among younger doctors for more balance in their lives, according to a new report by Deloitte Consulting LLP. The ACA’s focus on avoidable hospital […]

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10 Most Pressing Career Concerns for Physicians

Written by Molly Gamble, Becker’s Hospital Review | July 12, 2013 Compensation and reimbursement and work/life balance represent the most pressing career concerns for both practicing physicians and physicians in training, according to The Medicus Firm’s 2013 “Physician Practice Preference & Relocation Survey.” Here are the top 10 career concerns among practicing physicians. (Note: Respondents […]

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50 Things to Know About the Hospital Industry

Hospitals and health systems in the U.S. are undergoing a dramatic shift in their business models due to a number of forces that are expected to eventually turn the industry on its head — from providers concerned with the volume of services they provide, to providers who focus on offering high-value services that emphasize keeping […]

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Why Low-income Patients Prefer Hospitals to Primary Care

Efforts to reduce preventable hospital visits may backfire and increase usage, unless providers make fundamental changes in care delivery, according to researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The researchers, who published their study in the July issue of Health Affairs, explored the reasons low-income patients use hospitals more often […]

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Primary Care Doctors Could See Scope of Care Decline With Rise of Retail Clinics

Brandon Glenn Publish Date: JUL 02,2013 Medical Economics As retail clinics expand their scope of care beyond low acuity conditions, the threat they pose to existing primary care practices grows, according to an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association. “Primary care practitioners risk a slow but steady decline in their scope of […]

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Three Top Qualities that Physicians Must Possess to Get Hired Today

Alison Ritchie Publish Date: JUN 28,2013 – Medical Economics Having an exceptional curriculum vitae will likely land a physician an interview. But in a competitive job market, what key qualities must they exude during that meeting to distinguish themselves from other viable candidates? Allan Cacanindin, Senior Executive Vice President of Client Services for Cejka Search, […]

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