Last Updated: May 30, 2017
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Modern Healthcare: Hospitals use the sterile form of baking soda—a sodium bicarbonate solution, which has baking soda as its base ingredient—in vital situations including heart surgery and other emergency events when a patient’s blood is too acidic, which can lead to (more…)

Last Updated: May 19, 2017
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Health Affairs Blog: Susan DeVore: Health care is personal, especially when it comes to caring for someone as they approach death. However, half of Americans feel they have too little control over end-of-life medical decisions. As the industry moves toward a more (more…)

Last Updated: May 17, 2017
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Modern Healthcare: Premier reported higher profits in its third-quarter earnings, driven by rising supply chain revenue from its group purchasing business, including its recent Innovatix and Essensa acquisitions. The Charlotte, N.C.-based group purchasing organization and performance improvement company reported adjusted (more…)

Last Updated: May 8, 2017
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Modern Healthcare: Alkire has been COO of Premier since 2011, helping the quality-improvement organization and one of the nation’s largest group purchasing organizations continue its mission to help hospitals and health systems provide better patient care while reducing costs. He leads (more…)

Last Updated: April 24, 2017
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The Journal of Healthcare Contracting: Lance Dobbins: Capital spending on healthcare construction continues to rise, and the hospital building boom shows no signs of slowing. Meanwhile, the potential challenges that arise during the lifecycle of a medical construction project are as (more…)