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  1. Dr. Karen DeSalvo leaves ONC to join Ebola response team

    National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, has stepped down from her position at the ONC to join HHS' Ebola response team, effective immediately, according to the American Journal of Managed Care.  
  2. Broward Health CEO Frank Nask announces retirement

    Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health has announced the retirement of Frank Nask, president and CEO, upon the completion of his contract on March 31, 2015.  
  3. Mercy Health announces COO James May's retirement, 6 executive moves

    Cincinnati-based Mercy Health has announced the retirement of James May, the system's COO, as well as the appointment of six executives. 

Socioeconomic Factors and Readmissions

In this podcast, David Foster and Brian Waterman of Truven Health discuss socioeconomic factors related to readmissions, and how access to data can help achieve and maintain organization-wide improvements.
  1. Paulette Evans named president and CEO of HSHS St. Joseph Hospital

    Paulette Evans, RN, has been named president and CEO of Hospital Sisters Health System St. Joseph Hospital in Breese, Ill. She has been serving as the hospital's interim president and CEO since June. 
  2. KentuckyOne Health Medical Group names David Cook COO of Louisville market

    Louisville, Ky.-based KentuckyOne Health Medical Group has named David Cook, CPA, MBA, CMPE, COO of the Louisville market.  
  3. The 10 most admired CEOs in healthcare

    It seems everyone wants to know: Who is the best, and who is the worst? Thus, we've compiled a personal list (drawing insight from other Becker's Healthcare editors) of the ten best CEOs in healthcare.  
  4. Hospital for-profit conversion doesn't mean lower quality, study finds

    Converting to for-profit status didn't hurt quality of care or prompt avoidance of low-income patients at hundreds of hospitals that made the change from 2003 to 2010, according to a JAMA study. 

Front Line Healthcare Managers 

Are your organization's goals aligned with your hiring practices? Without alignment, improved patient satisfaction, clinical outcomes and bottom line organizational performance, will remain elusive. This whitepaper examines how to select managers for the new era of healthcare.
  1. The life of a healthcare CIO: Houston Methodist's Robert Eardley

    In collaboration with CHIME, Becker's Hospital Review's "Life of a Healthcare CIO" series features leading hospital and health system CIOs from across the country who are sharing their experiences, best practices and challenges. 
  2. Texas Health Presbyterian's revenue drops 26% after Ebola case

    Patient volumes and revenue have dropped at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas in October, after the hospital treated Thomas Eric Duncan — the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the United States — who died at the hospital on Oct. 8, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.  
  3. Telemedicine: The top 3 obstacles facing clinicians today

    Effective telemedicine solutions must be reliable, secure and deliver a user-friendly experience. 
  4. S&P: Ebola adds healthcare costs but won't lead to rating actions for now

    Standard & Poor's Ratings Services recognizes Ebola preparedness will result in additional financial expense for many healthcare providers, but it does not anticipate any rating actions due to Ebola-related expenses in the near future.  

Design approaches to reduce patient-fall injuries

Injuries related to slips and falls in hospitals are rivaling those of healthcare associated infections (HAI). This white paper discusses design options that can help alleviate this growing trend.
  1. Via Christi Health, Humana launch accountable care initiative in Kansas

    Wichita, Kan.-based Via Christi Health and Louisville, Ky.-based health insurer Humana have entered into an accountable care agreement aimed at providing more coordinated healthcare to Humana Medicare Advantage members in Wichita.  
  2. DaVita to pay $389M to settle False Claims, Kickback case

    Denver-based DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc., has agreed to pay $350 million and forfeit an additional $39 million to resolve allegations it paid kickbacks for patient referrals in violation of the False Claims Act, according to the Department of Justice.  
  3. Geisinger, NIH launch online genomic patient portal

    Investigators at Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System have launched an online portal allowing patients to upload genetic testing results for analysis by the Clinical Genome Resource. 
  4. Broward Health CEO Frank Nask to retire in 2015

    Frank Nask, president and CEO of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health, will retire March 31, 2015, upon completion of his contract. 
  5. Centura Health and Morton County Health System form strategic affiliation

    Englewood Colo.-based Centura Health and Elkhart, Kan.-based Morton County Health System have signed an affiliation agreement aimed at promoting the sharing of best practices and improving healthcare for residents of southwestern Kansas.  
  6. Are your patients being forced off private insurance, onto Medicaid?

    Jeffrey A. Singer, MD — a general surgeon in Phoenix — has noticed more and more of his patients are being forced off their private insurance plans to be placed on Medicaid when they sign up for coverage on, according to a column authored by Dr. Singer and published in The Wall Street Journal.  
  7. Does workers' compensation cover Ebola?

    Although two American healthcare workers who were exposed to Ebola at their place of employment have tested positive for the virus, it is unlikely they will receive workers' compensation for having Ebola, according to an Insurance Journal report.  
  8. Arson and deaths of Cooper University Health CEO, wife still under investigation

    John Sheridan, CEO of Cooper University Health System in Camden, N.J., and his wife were found unresponsive at the scene of a fire that was deliberately set in their home Sept. 28. Authorities have not released further detail on how the fire was set or named any suspects, but have said the investigation is highly complex. 
  9. Top 10 insurers according to physicians

    Insurers play a huge role in the professional lives of physicians but working together isn't always easy, according to the Medscape Insurer Ratings Report 2014.  

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