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Dr. Ken’s Corner: Independent Practices Losing More Ground

By: Dr. Ken Teufel Driving this apparent trend is the Affordable Care Act. In order for hospitals to meet the ACA’s requirements, hospital acquisition of independent physician practices is expected to grow by 71 percent over the next three years, according to Deloitte Consulting LLP. “Hospitals need to identify, employ, and align with the right…
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Dr. Ken’s Corner: Giving Patients Online Access to Lab Results: A Good Idea?

By: Dr. Ken Teufel Traditionally, physicians have been the first to see their patient’s laboratory test results. The patient usually comes into up the office for a follow-up appointment at which time the doctor explains the lab results, putting them into the context of the patient’s health condition. But what if the patient had immediate…
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