Carmen Jacobson

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This paper reviews the changes in the competitive and regulatory environment and examines the impact of those changes on the relationships between hospitals and physicians. Transaction cost economics (TCE) provides a conceptual framework for examining the emergence of closer linkages between hospitals and physicians than the traditional independent hospital(More)
Two failed congressional attempts to control escalating health costs are examined. The data show that investors apparently anticipated their failure. With the implementation of a policy encouraging market competition, however, investors expected larger firms to benefit and firms with previously high profit growth rates to lose. From the viewpoint of the(More)
THE ENTIRE clinical team needs to be fully engaged to coordinate the internal handoffs and external transitions of patient care. New legislation and a focus on transparency and population health are spurring the need for change. Arkansas Heart Hospital (AHH) is a 100-bed facility in Little Rock that’s finding ways to improve the patient experience. Under(More)
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