Though recognized as one of the greatest rocket scientists in history, Wernher von Braun, who was the chief architect of the Saturn V superbooster that sent American astronauts to the moon, once said, “I'm convinced that before the year 2000 is over, the first child will have been born on the moon.” Clearly, predicting the future isn’t easy — especially when you’re in the midst of monumental change. That’s precisely why hospital finance executives need to implement policies and procedures to solve the challenges that unfold in 2016. Here’s what you’re likely to encounter and the strategies that can help you overcome obstacles on the healthcare reform journey.
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Ten Population Health Trends to Watch for in 2016
How can we directly improve the overall health of communities? The healthcare industry has been trying to g...
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