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No sick days, no collars: How tech might help hospitals shrink labor costs

by Leslie Korenda, Research manager, Deloitte Services LLP

Labor is the single biggest line item for many hospital and health system budgets. As baby boomers retire and begin to face age-related health issues, they will likely seek more services from hospitals. But as the patient population expands, the pool of nurses and other caregivers is expected to recede, which—all else being equal—might push hospital labor costs even higher.

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How are patient-centered solutions transforming breakthroughs in oncology and beyond?

by Chris Zant, life sciences digital leader and Brett J. Davis, general manager of ConvergeHEALTH

With National Cancer Prevention Month taking place this month, the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions (CHS) sat down with Chris Zant, life sciences digital leader, and Brett Davis, general manager of ConvergeHEALTH, to explore how digital technology, real-world data, and advanced analytics are helping lead to breakthrough therapies that are helping transform the journey of care for cancer patients,

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With or without IPAB, we could see cuts to Medicare in 2018

by Sarah Thomas, Managing Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, Deloitte Services LP

Earlier this month, the House sent the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to the Senate, which is now crafting its own bill to repeal and replace key elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through budget reconciliation. A provision of the ACA that was once in the crosshairs of Republican lawmakers has appeared to receive little attention in recent years.

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MACRA: Quietly transforming health care

by Anne Phelps, Principal, US Health Care Regulatory Leader, Deloitte & Touche LLP

It has been a couple weeks since House Republicans passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA). In my last My Take, I outlined the process the Senate will go through in moving the legislation forward, and what it will take to bring a bill to the president’s desk. While repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is dominating the headlines and would certainly have a significant impact on the health care landscape,

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