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  1. DoD picks Cerner, Leidos, Accenture team for EHR modernization contract

    The Department of Defense awarded Cerner its highly anticipated contract to modernize the agency’s electronic record system. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. Avanti Hospitals names Michael Rembis corporate CEO: 3 things to know

    El Segundo, Calif.-based Avanti Hospitals, which owns and operates Memorial Hospital of Gardena, Calif., Community Hospital of Huntington Park, Calif., Coast Plaza Hospital in Norwalk, Calif., and East LA Doctors Hospital, has appointed Michael Rembis corporate CEO.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Mayo Care Network inks contract with Singapore health system

    Singapore-based Raffles Medical Group has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network. By Erin Marshall -

Survey results: data and outcome improvement

Survey results: Outcome improvement and shared risk attitudes. See what healthcare leaders say about outcome improvement programs, who is involved and what would make a shared risk agreement meaninful.
  1. 25 largest nonprofit hospitals | 2015

    Here are the 25 largest nonprofit hospitals in the United States, listed by number of beds. By Erin Marshall -
  2. MetroHealth CEO Dr. Akram Boutros on healthcare in 2030

    Before Ohio expanded Medicaid in 2014, 28,000 uninsured, low-income patients in Cleveland relied on a program called MetroHealth Care Plus for access to healthcare. Launched by Cleveland-based MetroHealth System, the success of this program helped pave the way for Medicaid in Ohio.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. Where CEOs of 50 great health systems went to school

    There is no one educational background that prepares the leaders of health systems. CEOs from the "50 Great Health Systems to Know | 2015" sat in classes at Ivy League schools, small liberal arts colleges, Big Ten universities, law schools, medical schools and more. The following list includes the alma maters of 50 CEOs of health systems across the country, in alphabetical order by health system.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. 10 physician CIOs to know

    Not all physicians dedicate their skills solely to clinical responsibilities. Many hospital and health system C-suites are staffed by physician executives. Here are 10 physicians who serve as CIOs. By Carrie Pallardy -

10 ways lean strategies improve healthcare workforce

With the move from volume to value-based healthcare delivery it is now more important than ever for Healthcare organizations to understand how lean strategies can help them achieve their desired outcomes for patient and staff satisfaction, quality, and financial health.
  1. Former Chicago hospital CEO sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison

    Edward Novak, the former owner and CEO of now-shuttered Sacred Heart Hospital in Chicago, has been sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison for his involvement in a massive kickback scheme, according to a Chicago Tribune report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 9 things for hospitals to know about the NOTICE Act

    Following CMS' proposed changes to the two-midnight rule in July, a new piece of legislation intended to give patients more warning about observation care is on its way to President Barack Obama. By Erin Marshall -
  3. Ochsner Health System operating surplus grows 429%: 5 things to know

    New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System reported an operating margin of 3.4 percent for the six months that ended June 30, up from an operating margin of 0.7 percent for the same period a year ago.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Hospitalizations, deaths and costs decline in Medicare population: 5 study findings

    The Medicare fee-for-service population experienced a considerable decline in hospitalizations, deaths and costs between 1999 and 2013, according to a new study published in JAMA.  By Shannon Barnet -
  1. Humana revenue grows to $13.7B in Q2 as Aetna merger looms

    Health insurer Humana reported consolidated revenues, including investment income, of $13.7 billion for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015, up 12.4 percent from $12.2 billion in the same period a year ago.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Arizona hospital to shut down after losing Medicare funding

    The federal government terminated its Medicare contract with Douglas, Ariz.-based Cochise Regional Hospital July 10, and now the hospital is set to become the 55th rural hospital to close its doors since 2010, according to a Tucson Sentinel report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Anthem's profit rises 17.5%, revenue beats expectations: 5 key points

    Health insurer Anthem reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. 21 latest hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves were reported by Becker's Hospital Review in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. Bear Valley Community Healthcare District interim CEO, CFO resign

    Bear Valley Community Healthcare District in Big Bear Lake, Calif., has announced the resignation of Interim CEO Randy Simmons and CFO Wade Sturgeon, according to a KBHR report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  6. How Big Five insurer mergers could affect market share in 4 states

    The "Big Five" health insurers could soon become the "Big Three" if the proposed Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers are granted regulatory approval. The merger mania among health insurers is evoking concern among many industry experts that consolidation could negatively affect hospitals, especially those in certain states. By Tamara Rosin -
  7. 10 things to know about the new healthcare spending projections

    CMS' Office of the Actuary Tuesday announced health spending in 2014 totaled $3.1 trillion. Here are 10 things to know about the report and how experts are reacting to the latest numbers and forecasts about health expenditures.  By Molly Gamble and Emily Rappleye -
  8. Hospital threatens to cut EHR access for providers not prepared for ICD-10

    For employees at Charleston (W. Va.) Area Medical Center, preparing for the Oct. 1 ICD-10 transition isn't just a matter of preparedness; it's a matter of being able to do their job. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  9. Consumer Reports rates hospitals on infections: 9 highest, 12 lowest performing hospitals

    Consumer Reports has expanded its hospital ratings to include data on Clostridium difficile and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections and has found that some hospitals significantly outperform their peers when it comes to preventing these —and other — deadly healthcare-associated infections.  By Heather Punke -


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