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Future of health care: innovation and personalized medicine

By Jennifer Glose, Lehigh Valley Business

The health care industry last year underwent a dramatic change as it weathered through the integral stages of the most historic piece of federal health care reform since Medicare in the 1960s.

Known as the Affordable Care Act – or Obamacare – the 2010 law brought on its most significant reforms at the beginning of 2014, when millions of Americans enrolled in mandated federal or employee-sponsored health care coverage. And as the nation continues to adjust to the ever-evolving health care landscape, it brings hope to health care leaders in the Greater Lehigh Valley for what the health care industry might look like in the next 25 years.

With a switch to a “fee for value” model, hospitals and health networks already have begun adopting a coordinated-care, team-centered business model with the goal of a cost-effective and efficient health care system. Consumers are doing their part by becoming more proactive in their health care, focusing on prevention and early detection, while health systems continue to use technological advances and await the next innovations constantly being developed.

“It is an exciting time in health care to see the advances being made in research and technology,” said Daniel Ahern, senior vice president, strategy and business development for Reading Health System. “The changes we see over the next two decades will redefine care as we know it, providing more personalized medicine to all patients.

“Providers will be able to deliver immediate care to patients with chronic disease and improve the overall health of their communities.”

Because of the switch to “fee for value,” hospitals and health care facilities are focusing more on prevention and early detection, according to Greater Lehigh Valley health care officials.

With the increased use of genomics, also known as genetic mapping, physicians in the future may be able to predict, prevent and personalize medical treatment specific to each patient and disease, before symptoms begin…. View entire article

 


Grand View’s ‘Father of Orthopedics’ Retires After 50 Years
By Crissa Shoemaker DeBree, The Intelligencer

Grand View Hospital announced it was changing the name of its network to Grand View Health at the organization’s annual business meeting Tuesday night, to keep with what leadership said is changing times for health care.


Bucks County’s Grand View Hospital changes name
By Jennifer Glose, Lehigh Valley Business

As children, Richard Godshall and his brother would ride their bikes around their Franconia neighborhood, collecting donations for Grand View Hospital.


Grand View Hospital Announces Name Change
By Kyle Bagenstose, The Intelligencer

Grand View Hospital announced it was changing the name of its network to Grand View Health at the organization’s annual business meeting Tuesday night, to keep with what leadership said is changing times for health care.


Women at the Wheel: Q&A With the Female Leadership Team of Grand View Hospital
By Molly Gamble, Becker’s Hospital Review

Grand View Hospital and Health Foundation in Sellersville, Pa., is home to one of the more unique governance structures in today’s healthcare landscape: Its president and CEO, CIO, CMO, CNO and chair of the board are all women. Read More


Some hospital pension funds in critical condition
By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer

Pension funds are probably not among the top five worries for most nonprofit hospital executives, but a Standard & Poor’s report this week showed a negative trend that could be trouble for financially struggling hospitals. Read More


Fmr. Phillies Pitcher Jamie Moyer Talks About Living Healthy
By Will Lewis, WFMZ

Video Interview with Jamie Moyer at the Well Into the Future Seminar A man who helped the Phillies win a title in 2008 is talking to people about the importance of staying healthy. Jamie Moyer returned home to help Grand View Hospital celebrate 100 years in business. Read More


A CEO for a New Century at Grand View Hospital
By Theresa Hegel, Staff Writer, The Intelligencer

One hundred years ago, a group of doctors had a grand vision: Build a hospital in Upper Bucks County so residents of the largely rural area didn’t have to make the miles-long trek into the city when they fell ill or were hurt. Read More


It’s Been a Good Stretch for Grand View Hospital
Posted by Tim Darragh at 01:03:35 PM on February 14, 2012  www.blogs.mcall.com

Grand View Hospital in Sellersville this week announced a trio of certifications that should boost the confidence of patients considering joint replacement or treatment for heart failure or stroke. Read more