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What They're Watching: Jorge Rivera

Kylie Walsh | Jul 13, 2017 | Washington

David Snodgrass steps down, Steve Suter new CEO at HMA

| Jul 12, 2017 | Oregon, Washington

David Snodgrass has stepped down as CEO of HMA, which he founded in 1986 with the goal of providing access to high quality health care through self-funded plans. Under Snodgrass, HMS grew to be the one of the nation’s largest third-party healthcare benefits administrators across four states. Snodgrass will stay...[ Read More ]

Washington's Most Wired hospitals and health systems

| Jul 10, 2017 | Washington

Hospitals & Health Networks and the American Hospital Association released their 2017 Health Care’s Most Wired survey. The survey measures the level of IT adoption in hospitals and health systems. The results show that Most Wired hospitals use patient engagement strategies at a higher percentage than all hospitals. Most Wired...[ Read More ]

Trios Health files Chapter 9 to reorganize debt, patient services unaffected

| Jul 6, 2017 | Washington

The Kennewick Public Hospital District (KPHD) has filed its voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 9 with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern Division of Washington state. The filing number is 17-02025-9. Chapter 9 specifically provides for the reorganization of municipalities, providing a grace period of sorts within...[ Read More ]

In Qliance's Wake: Lessons for DPC

| Jul 5, 2017 | Washington

Last month, DJ Wilson reflected on the announced closure of Qliance with general conclusions about the healthcare industry. However, some of his comments about primary care were inaccurate as they relate to the current market. One of the major issues regarding the Qliance experience is that the reasons for their...[ Read More ]

Arcora Foundation: New name, continued focus on improving oral health for everyone

| Jul 5, 2017 | Washington

Washington Dental Service Foundation –  the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to improving oral health in Washington state – is changing its name to Arcora Foundation. The name change reflects the nonprofit organization’s commitment to improving health and health equity for people of all ages through better oral health. “Arcora is...[ Read More ]

Premera Blue Cross partners with community groups to address behavioral health

| Jun 28, 2017 | Alaska, Washington

Premera Blue Cross today announced more than $1 million in grants made to seven non-profit groups in Washington and Alaska. The grants are the inaugural pledges made from Premera's new Social Impact Program, which launched this year to focus on giving to organizations that support behavioral health solutions, particularly in...[ Read More ]