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How hospital CEOs see future: More home monitoring
Sacramento Business Journal

Facing a shortage of doctors and other providers as millions more people gain health coverage next year under the Affordable Care Act, local hospital CEOs see promise in patients doing their own monitoring from home — and better use of mid-level providers to the full extent of their license. Not all patients need to be seen by a doctor, and the health care system is going to have to be a lot more efficient than it is now if new folks with high expectations are going to get the care they need at a competitive cost, speakers said at a health care CEO roundtable Wednesday sponsored by Drexel University Sacramento.