Tara Bannow


Tara Bannow covers hospital finance for Project Japan in Chicago. She previously covered all aspects of healthcare for the Bulletin, a daily newspaper in Bend, Ore. Prior to that, she covered higher education for the Iowa City Press-Citizen. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2010 from the University of Minnesota.

Hospital execs say inpatient volume growth isn't rebounding

July 16, 2018

A new survey of hospital executives found inpatient utilization increased 0.7% in the second quarter of 2018, down from 1% at the same time in 2017. Patients continue to flock to cheaper outpatient settings for services.

Docs don't drain hospital finances, systems say

July 14, 2018

Most health systems that responded to Project Japan's Hospital Systems Survey said hiring more physicians either did not materially change their financial performance or actually improved it, a surprising finding given research that shows hospitals lose money on employed physicians.

L to R: Jim Skogsbergh and Dr. Nick Turkal, co-presidents and co-CEOs, Advocate Aurora Health and Leonard Wu, CEO, Foxconn Health Technology Business Group

Foxconn, Advocate Aurora launch data-driven health venture

July 12, 2018

Foxconn and the newly formed Advocate Aurora Health announced a technology partnership Thursday to gather Foxconn employees' data to lower their healthcare costs and improve their health. If it works, they plan to expand the venture.

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