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Data Points: Physician shortage projected to grow

Data Points: Physician shortage projected to grow

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 17, 2017

There continues to be concern that the U.S. just doesn't have enough doctors. The Association of American Medical Colleges earlier this year predicted that physician demand will continue to outpace supply.

Data Points Snapshot: Medicaid managed care

Data Points Snapshot: Medicaid managed care

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 10, 2017

More than 55 million people are enrolled in a Medicaid managed-care organization. Nonetheless, states have faced considerable challenges with their programs.

Data Points: Healthcare C-suite still lacks diversity

Data Points: Healthcare C-suite still lacks diversity

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 03, 2017

Healthcare has long struggled to close the diversity gap in the C-suite. Despite some modest gains in recent years, the industry still has a long way to go before resembling the patient population it serves.

Data Points: America's behavioral health crisis

Data Points: America's behavioral health crisis

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 27, 2017

It's been stigmatized and care has been siloed--and there's no denying that mental health has long been an afterthought in the nation's healthcare system.

Data Points: Ransomware's toll on the healthcare industry

Data Points: Ransomware's toll on the healthcare industry

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 20, 2017

The WannaCry cyberattack caused mayhem worldwide the weekend of May 13, infecting tens of thousands of computers, including those at 40 National Health service hospitals in Great Britain.

Data Points: A disruptor becomes the norm

Data Points: A disruptor becomes the norm

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 22, 2017

Success in meeting new rules and regulations and benchmarks in population health management and medical research all depend on providers' ability to cull information from patient records.

Data Points: Comparison-shopping still a challenge in healthcare

Data Points: Comparison-shopping still a challenge in healthcare

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 15, 2017

The number of Americans covered by high-deductible health plans has risen sharply in recent years, prompting more consumers to shop around for the best prices on healthcare services. But efforts to better inform patients by making healthcare prices more transparent are still a work in progress.

Data Points: STDs rising; prevention funding frozen

Data Points: STDs rising; prevention funding frozen

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 01, 2017

Despite declining sexual activity among U.S. adults, the incidence of sexually transmitted infections showed a sharp increase in the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. In inflation-adjusted dollars, government efforts to prevent the spread of STDs is declining.

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