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Putting a plug in anti-vax movement

To be clear, I'm fine with a reasonable debate in an area where I don't necessarily have all the facts or perhaps on those issues where I'm not the most seasoned subject matter expert. There's plenty of them. We all to one degree or another engage on a subject, digging into an opinion we have and full committing to it before we have a full understanding of the facts. What I do have a problem with is taking and running with a conspiracy theory of perpetuating it as fact ... especi...
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Texas Hospitals Commit to Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Earlier this year, THA endorsed Collective Medical Technologies to help hospital emergency departments better identify patients who might be inappropriately seeking an opioid prescription. More on the endorsement and how Collective works with hospitals is available from THA’s Solutions podcast.This endorsement is one of several ways THA’s is committed to helping Texas hospitals take a proactive leadership role in being a part of the solution to reduce opioid misuse and abuse. Through...
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Turning Down the Heat on Rising Labor Costs

In a recent edition of Modern Healthcare, three chief financial officers highlight a growing trend that has suddenly spiked and taken a toll on hospital operational expenses -- labor costs."We're having more vacancies within nursing and within physician positions across the network," said Todd Keating, CFO for University of Vermont Health Network Burlington. "The problem with that is we have to replace them with (temporary staffing and overtime) costs that are anywhere from 40...
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About the Author

Lance Lunsford Lance Lunsford is the president/CEO of HealthShare and THA chief marketing/business development officer. In his multifaceted role, Lunsford oversees THA’s member communications, marketing, advocacy communications, and business development. At HealthShare, he leads the for-profit THA subsidiary that collaborates with more than 50 THA-endorsed companies. Prior to joining THA, Lunsford served UMC Health System in Lubbock, Texas, as director of corporate marketing. Lunsford has a master’s degree in business administration from Texas Tech University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Texas A&M University.