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Survey: Each Physician Generates an Average $1.56 Million a Year Per Hospital

IRVING, TX, APRIL 12, 2016 –– While physicians are the primary providers of medical care at the nation’s hospitals, a new survey suggests they also remain key drivers of hospital revenue.   According...

Arkansas Managed Care Networking Group Webinar

Quarterly Meeting - Wednesday, May 18 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CDT Join your Arkansas peers for the next gathering of the Managed Care Networking Group. Based upon your feedback from our last meeting, the...

Upcoming Press Ganey Webinars

Pain Control: Best Practices for Better Outcomes Thursday, May 19, 2016, 1:00–2:00 p.m. CT When it comes to pain control, patients’ perceptions can often be skewed...

Arkansas Healthcare Staffing Services Forum (AHA Members)

Healthcare Staffing Services Forum will focus on the current staffing market and strategies to help participating hospitals keep virtually every clinical and non-clinical department staffed through a simple standardized...

Building a High-Performing Workforce

A recent Press Ganey analysis of more than 1 million caregiver voices indicates that direct caregivers are less engaged and are more likely to leave an organization compared to other healthcare employees. The data also...

INFACT: New Study, disparity in life span between the rich and poor is growing

According to a new study published in The New York Times this week,...

INFACT: Reducing costs in the lab - what's your plan?

Reducing costs and creating more efficient processes in the Lab can be a challenging proposition. But with the right approach the lab can be one of the best places to register a 'quick win' as part of...

Rural Healthcare Study release

Washington DC– February 2, 2016 – iVantage Health Analytics, Inc. (iVantage) today presents new research at the Rural Health Policy Institute to educate...

Transparency & Innovation 2016

On March 3, join healthcare executives from leading institutions at the 2016 Transparency & Innovation Leadership Summit. You'll...

INFACT: 8 Keys to Managed Care Success in 2016

The volatility we experienced last year isn't about to subside as hospitals continue to adjust to the reality of declining reimbursements. This intense revenue pressure highlights the importance of ensuring managed...

Ready to optimize revenue in 2016?

January 20, 2016, 2pm CTAs we prepare to enter the new year, how can we learn to navigate in the ever changing healthcare landscape? The healthcare landscape is...

New Ranking Show States With Best and Worst Patient Access to Physicians

“Physician Access Index” Tracks 33 Patient Access Variables Contact:  Phillip Miller469-524-1420/phil.miller@amnhealthcare.com IRVING,...

Press Ganey upcoming Webinar: Sharing Our New Compassionate Connected Care ™ Toolkit

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, 2:00 p.m. CT Compassionate Connected Care™ is a philosophy and framework that identifies how well patient needs are met, with the goal of identifying and reducing patient suffering...

The Chartis Group Builds on its Strategic Advisory Services by Acquiring iVantage Health Analytics

iVantage Health Analytics provides leading-edge decision support analytics and tools to the healthcare industry PORTLAND, ME, November 5, 2015 – The Chartis Group, a...

INFACT: 97% of nurses believe patient communication needs improvement

97% of nurses believe patient communication could be improved at their hospital.   With patient satisfaction a critical part of value-based models, continued poor communication could have an adverse...

Pricing Transparency and Negotiating Managed Care: Finding the Sweet Spot in Arkansas

High charges invite public backlash - low charges put you at risk for leaving money on the table. What's the right number? In this special half-day session hosted by the Arkansas Hospital Association, AHA Services,...

New Report Shows Demand For Psychiatrists at an All-Time High... 'Silent Shortage' of Mental Health Specialists a Looming Crisis

IRVING, TX July 15, 2015 – Demand for psychiatrists is at an all-time high, according to an annual report tracking physician recruiting trends.Prepared by Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading...

INFACT: Will consolidation gobble up hospital revenue?

INFACT:With reimbursements expected to decline another 3% this year*, speculation over which for-profit insurers will be the next to strike a deal should set off warning bells.   While...

Dr. Peter J. Pronovost to Deliver Keynote at 2015 National Client Conference

Press Ganey is pleased to announce that Dr. Peter J. Pronovost, Director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins, joins General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) on the roster of keynote speakers...

13th Annual Mid-South Critical Access Hospital Conference

Registration is now open for the 13th Annual Mid-South CAH Conference.  Register today!

Results of AHA's 2015 Compensation Survey

The 2015 edition of the Arkansas Hospital Association's (AHA) Healthcare Compensation Survey results is now available!  Participating hospitals were notified with an April 28 email how to access the results via an electronic...

Celebrating National Hospital Week / 2015 Performance Snapshot

Today's performance snapshot for National Hospital Week...

Powerful savings with Provista's Quarterly Promotion

Now through June 30, get savings across 33 categories Looking to make a capital equipment purchase? Look no further. Provista gives customers huge savings and special offers like free parts, accessories...

SURVEY: MOST NEWLY TRAINED PHYSICIANS RECEIVE 50 OR MORE JOB SOLICITATIONS

 But 25% Would Choose Another Field Physicians completing their training in 2014 were inundated with recruiting offers, according to a new survey conducted by Merritt, Hawkins, a national physician...

New Supplemental Staffing Program for AHA Member Hospitals

AHA Services, Inc. has entered into an agreement with Healthcare Staffing Services, a division of SCHA Solutions (South Carolina Hospital Association) to bring AHA member hospitals a free healthcare staffing service.   Over...

Staff Care Book Release

It is a pleasure to announce that a new edition of Have Stethoscope, Will Travel: Staff Care’s Guide to Locum Tenens is now available to AHA members. The book provides detailed information regarding...

LeadingCare...2015 Press Ganey National Client Conference

Registration is now open for the 2015 Press Ganey National Client Conference November 10 - 12 at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort.  Join 2,500+ Healthcare professionals for LeadingCare, the 2015 Press...

Survey of 20,000 U.S. Physicians: 80% of Doctors are Over Extended or at Full Capacity

U.S. and Arkansas patients are likely to face growing challenges in access to care if shifting patterns in medical practice configurations and physician workforce trends continue. This is one of the key findings of a major...

AHASI Forum: "Managing Competence and Performance Using Technology"

This AHASI Forum Session of the 2014 AHA Annual Meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 3:45 - 5:15 PM at the Little Rock Marriott in the Hoffman Room on the balcony level. Developing employees...

The Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Call Center

In 2014, the Affordable Care Act required that all Americans have health insurance for themselves and their family members. Realizing this could be an overwhelming and confusing process, we are providing an easy...

Find Qualified Job Seekers Here

Searching for your next employee can be exhausting, but with the AHA Career Center, it doesn't...

A Payment Solution That Gives Back

Would you be interested in a payment solution that gives back? 

REPORT: Over 90% of New Physician Jobs Feature Employment by Hospitals or Other Facilities Less Than 10% Feature Private Practice Settings

IRVING, TX – Over 90% of new physician job openings feature employment by hospitals, medical groups, community health centers, or other healthcare facilities, according to a new report, signaling the continued decline...

Location. Location. Location.

Is your job opening in a great location? Does the position have a lot to offer to a job seeker? But how do you find the right candidate? Well the AHA...

Doctors, Dollars and Health Reform

View a whiteboard presentation titled: “Doctors, Dollars and Health Reform” by Merritt Hawkins.Below is the link...

Expand Your Job Seeker Reach

Expand Your Job Seeker ReachAdvancing your services doesn't happen overnight...

iVantage PDS Press Release

iVantage Health Analytics® Acquires Professional Data ServicesiVantage...

Implementing PDS Revenue Benchmarking Software

What is PDS? PDS is a web-based revenue benchmarking tool used by hospitals to optimize revenue. This database of paid claims delivers the market intelligence hospitals need for effective managed...

The Transformation of Healthcare Continues...Stay at the Forefront with Press Ganey 2015 Events

Press Ganey is committed to supporting your organization’s efforts to advance the patient experience and reduce suffering.  Join Press Ganey in 2015 for its educational events, where Press Ganey experts, industry thought...

BKD Thoughtware: Health Care Webinar

PROPOSED NOT-FOR-PROFIT REPORTING CHANGES – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOWDate: Wednesday, July 29, 2015Time: 10 - 11 a.m. Central timePresenters:...

Upcoming Webinar: A Focus on the Medical Practice Setting-Improvement Recommendations for Your Clinic

Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, 2:00 p.m. CST   This webinar is all about the medical practice setting. It will focus on data, medical practice trends, loyalty, priority questions and best practice recommendations....

When MACs and RACs Attack!

 Thursday, January 30, 2014 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Little Rock Registration:  $125 per person Join your AHA and HFMA colleagues to hear:   Novitas Solutions, Inc. executives review...