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Top 3 Reasons People Don’t Visit the Doctor

Posted by Daniel Dreaden on Oct 23, 2018 10:31:25 PM

How to Combat the Trends and Get Patients the Care they Need

By Daniel Dreaden

Research shows that regular check-ins with a primary care provider can lead to early detection of major healthcare concerns. It can also keep chronic problems like diabetes, asthma, and congestive heart failure from turning into emergencies and costly hospital stays. So why then does a 2015 Zocdoc survey show that Americans across the board—especially Millennials—are dropping out of healthcare? These stats may surprise you:

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Tags: healthcare news, healthcare trends, healthcare market data, site location, site selection

3 Takeaways on the State of Healthcare in D.C.

Posted by Drake Jarman on Mar 23, 2016 2:00:51 AM

Lessons Learned with Leadership Health Care


This past week I attended the Nashville Health Care Council’s Leadership Health Care Delegation in Washington D.C. We heard from members of Congress, administration officials, capitol hill staff, and national thought leaders as they discussed key health care policy issues, federal health care spending priorities, and reform implementation. Below are my top three takeaways from the trip.

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Tags: Blog, congress, data, government, health care, healthcare, interoperability, nashville, washington, healthcare news

Poverty and Health Insurance Update

Posted by The Stratasan Team on Sep 24, 2013 9:24:48 AM

An important report was released this week just in time for the Marketplace/Health Insurance Exchanges starting October.  Yes that is in only 6 days.  It is here after nearly two years of intensive studying and modeling almost every possible scenario.

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Tags: ACA, Commercial Insurance, Health Insurance, Obamacare, Poverty, Uninsured, healthcare news

2012 Medicare Statistics

Posted by The Stratasan Team on Aug 27, 2013 12:29:57 AM

Medicare accounts for 38.4% of the total U.S. discharges based on the latest Stratasan projection of 38,919,778 inpatient discharges. The ability to understand who, and where your Medicare patients are coming from is critical to all providers who accept Medicare as a payor. Below are some key statistics from the 2012 Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) claims file.

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Tags: community health, service area, healthcare news

The ABC’s of Medicare (and D)

Posted by The Stratasan Team on Aug 25, 2013 7:50:57 PM

Anytime I am asked the same question twice in a week, it tells me our audience is probably thinking about this subject.  So this week, the subject is Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D.

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Tags: population health, healthcare news

Hurricane Sandy Affected Hospitals

Posted by Jason Haley on Oct 30, 2012 3:56:21 PM

There is no doubt that Hurricane Sandy had a disastrous effect on the eastern seaboard, especially the low lying areas of New York City.

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Tags: healthcare news

Healthcare Effect - Hurricane Sandy

Posted by The Stratasan Team on Oct 29, 2012 7:18:21 AM

Hurricane Sandy is projected to hit the New Jersey Coast and maintain hurricane force winds north to Maine.  Due to the late October timing of this storm, it is expected to bring heavy snows inland from Tennessee to Maine.

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Tags: GIS, healthcare news

Uninsured Approaching 50 Million Mark

Posted by The Stratasan Team on Sep 22, 2011 9:37:33 AM

The Census Bureau just released their latest report on the Uninsured.  Since 2000, the United States has added 13.4 million to the rolls of the uninsured for healthcare.  This is more than the population of Minnesota and Wisconsin combined.  Below, we have created a visualization of the impact of this trend.

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Tags: healthcare news, healthcare trends

Healthcare Services for Hurricane Irene

Posted by The Stratasan Team on Aug 26, 2011 10:56:03 AM

Hurricane Irene is projected to hit North Carolina and maintain hurricane force winds all the way to New York City this weekend.  This area of the country is one of the most populated areas of the United States.  The storm’s projected path contains more than 60,000,000 people and 25,000,000 homes.  A little under 14 million are children.  In total, the area represents 302,587 square miles in our study analysis according to the Census and ESRI.

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Tags: healthcare news

Medicare Market Share Analytics 2010

Posted by The Stratasan Team on Jul 19, 2011 1:45:12 PM

Recently, we had an opportunity to review the 2009 and 2010 Medicare Market Share Database from the Centers of Medicare Services.  Ordinarily, this might seem like a very tedious assignment, but using some advanced analytics from Stratasan, we were able to look at the data in some new ways.  Below are our findings from the data to get you to think about strategies to deal with Medicare today and in the future.

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Tags: healthcare, healthcare news, healthcare trends

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