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Over the last couple of weeks, we have heard perspectives from providers around the country on what they think the long-term effects of healthcare reform will be, but now we want to hear from you!

What do you think the healthcare landscape will look like in 10 or 20 years? How is healthcare reform going to impact your practice? Take our poll to share your thoughts. Then come back in two weeks to see the results. Subscribe to the blog in the top-right corner to be notified automatically.

6/25/2014 9:57:31 PM | 0 comments

Over the last five months, we've been looking at the immediate effects of the Affordable Care Act, but what will the long-term effects be? Last week, we shared with you some predictions from several of CEP America's providers. In this video, hear from providers across the country talk about what they're expecting to see over the next few years.

What do you expect to see in the long term? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

6/19/2014 12:22:15 AM | 1 comments

We are nearly at the mid-year point of when some of the more sweeping effects of healthcare reform took effect, so we asked some of our providers what they expect the future to look like. Click the image to view of gallery of perspectives.

What do you think the future holds for healthcare? Leave your thoughts in the comments section!

6/11/2014 5:08:37 PM | 0 comments

By Bonnie Carl, RN, MBA

In April, four months after full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Reform Realtime readers responded to a survey on the biggest pressures facing their hospitals. Respondents were a mixed group of administrators, healthcare professionals and consultants.

Reform Realtime also spoke with several physicians, who weighed in on recent changes and challenges.

But doctors aren't the only ones impacted by healthcare reform. Nurses are poised to play a key role in care coordination and the delivery of services like chronic disease management and preventative care.

In fact, a 2010 Institute of Medicine report recommended that nurses "be full partners, with physicians and other health professionals, in redesigning health care in the United States."

However, four years later, significant barriers remain to nurses' full participation in improving the healthcare system.

In today's post, I'll provide a nurse's perspective on the pressures facing hospitals. I'll also discuss the impact of reform on our profession and the value of involving nurses in reform efforts.

6/5/2014 8:52:41 PM | 0 comments
In this infographic, see what the data from CEP America's 94 EDs across the country tells us about how patient demographics have shifted two months after many of the new healthcare reform measures took effect. Does this match what's happening at your hospital? Leave your observations in the comments section. Read More...
6/5/2014 5:49:57 PM | 0 comments