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Finding Urgent Care Locations

Posted by The Stratasan Team on Aug 1, 2013 9:34:00 AM

We came across a tool (currently in beta as they are growing their database) built by Michael Barber to allow consumers to easily locate Urgent Care locations. It's a straightforward tool with some handy information helping to understanding Urgent Care and when it is appropriate to use them.

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Tags: site placements

5 Forces Driving Hospital Consolidation

Posted by The Stratasan Team on Jul 10, 2013 1:14:23 PM

With the reality of healthcare reform setting in, the new tapestry of the healthcare delivery system remains foggy. One thing however, is certain; independent community hospitals are finding it increasingly difficult to compete. With news publications filled with articles of new mergers and acquisitions it can’t help but leave many independent hospitals wondering, not if, but when they will need to join forces with one of the industry giants.

Here, five major forces driving hospital consolidation are highlighted.

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Tags: expansion, healthcare mergers and acquisitions

What’s Going on inside the Heart of Cardiac Services?

Posted by The Stratasan Team on Mar 12, 2013 9:24:02 AM

Recently, we performed an analysis for a customer on cardiac services trends.  Based on previous studies, we knew cardiac inpatient services were declining overall.  However, we discovered that inside cardiac services many of the sub-service lines behave quite differently; many declining but some actually increasing.  We analyzed all-payer data from Florida, Texas and California alongside full U.S. Medicare data and discovered a deeper understanding than “inpatient cardiac services are declining.”

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Tags: healthcare service line, service line growth, healthcare trends

For Halloween: The Most Feared Question on Schedule H Form 990 Part V Community Health Needs Assessment, Question # 7

Posted by The Stratasan Team on Oct 23, 2012 9:41:20 AM

“Did the hospital facility address all of the needs identified in its most recently conducted Needs Assessment? If “No” explain in Part VI which needs it has not addressed and the reasons why it has not addressed such needs.” 

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Tags: chna, community health

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