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Catching up with Royal Jay, converting health care from Blockbuster to Netflix

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It’s not easy for Jarod Ferguson to explain what Royal Jay does. “We help health care companies improve performance in value-based contracts,” said Ferguson, founder and CEO of the Boise-based company. Value-based, as opposed to fee-for-service, is a relatively new ...

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After a decade of changes, St. Luke’s CEO announces retirement

David Pate, CEO of St. Luke’s Health System, announced Wednesday he plans to retire in January. Pate is a doctor and lawyer who joined St. Luke’s about a decade ago. When he was hired, he made the St. Luke’s board ...

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‘Computer, how is this patient doing?’ Using analytics in health care (access required)

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Correction: This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Onur Torusoglu’s name. St. Luke’s Health System is looking at new ways to use data analytics to help produce better patient outcomes. “It’s not magic, it’s math,” said Onur Torusoglu, ...

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Hospital opens endoscopy center for outpatient procedures (access required)

POST FALLS – Northwest Specialty Hospital-affiliated doctors have begun seeing patients at its new Northwest Endoscopy Center. The nearly 9,000-square-foot addition to the hospital has two procedure rooms, one exam room and eight pre-operative and post-anesthesia care unit bays, according ...

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Newly opened guest house a respite in the cancer battle (access required)

FRUITLAND – Cancer treatment is a traumatic experience under the best circumstances – add in a long commute, and it can become overwhelming. In September, St. Luke’s opened the Fruitland Respite House to help ease this burden. The facility lodges patients from ...

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ISU-Meridian debuts expanded nursing skills lab, anatomy space (access required)

MERIDIAN – Students training in the health sciences field at Idaho State University’s campus in the Treasure Valley will be able to expand their knowledge and skills this semester, thanks to some construction that recently wrapped up. The new digs ...

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Hospital adds bone health clinic to its lineup of services (access required)

POST FALLS – Northwest Specialty Hospital has expanded into a new service line with the opening of North Idaho’s first bone health clinic. With a growing senior population in the area, the hospital said an increase in injuries – especially ...

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Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center expands cancer infusion services (access required)

To keep pace with the demand for its services, the Cancer Care Center at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center recently opened its newly expanded and renovated Chemotherapy Infusion Room. The new outpatient facility more than doubles the square footage of ...

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