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Physician Targeting Using Real-time Data: How PurpleLab’s Alerts Can Help

By leveraging real-time data that offers unprecedented insights into physician behavior and patient outcomes, companies can gain a competitive advantage with prescribers. PurpleLab®, a healthcare analytics platform with one of the largest medical and pharmaceutical claims databases in the United States, recently announced the launch of Alerts which translates complex information into actionable insights, empowering companies to identify the right physicians to target, determine the most effective marketing strategies and ultimately improve patient care.

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How Hospitals Can Keep Their Financial Momentum Going

The hospital sector's financial performance in November showed signs of continued stabilization and growth, according to Kaufman Hall’s latest monthly report. Hospitals should "take advantage of the relative stability and re-embrace strategic growth if they hope to see continued success in 2024," stated Erik Swanson, one of the report's authors.

Hospitals’ Operating Margins Fell In July After 4 Months of Growth

Hospital finances worsened in July as volumes dropped, according to a new report. Following four months of growth, hospitals' median year-to-date operating margin index fell 1.3%, down from 1.4% in June. Hospital finances still remained in a better place than they were last year, given hospitals’ median operating margins were -0.98% in July 2022.

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HCA, Tenet Saw Increased EBITDA in Q1 While Nonprofit Hospitals Continued to Struggle

The nation’s two largest for-profit hospital chains — HCA and Tenet — increased their EBITDA as salary and benefit obligations became less burdensome in Q1. Unsurprisingly, the story for nonprofit hospitals is a bit different. For this class of health systems, the stress associated with labor costs is subsiding, but operating margins are having a difficult time bouncing back, according to a new Moody's report.