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  1. Cleveland Clinic launches master's program for health professions education

    Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland State University plan to offer a two-year master's program for health professions education beginning in August, according to Crain's Cleveland Business.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. Florida governor creates commission to examine hospitals' finances

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) established Tuesday a controversial new healthcare commission to investigate hospitals' finances and the role of Medicaid, according to the Palm Beach Post.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. Pioneer Program approved for expansion

    CMS' Office of the Actuary has certified the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model as the first of its ACO pilot programs to meet the necessary criteria for expansion.  By Emily Rappleye -

A physician pay survey that digs deeper

This survey breaks down physician compensation into individual components of pay that align with production. Simply put, it’s a better investment compared to most surveys, which only look at total cash compensation. Learn how participation can benefit your organization!
  1. 3 tips for forming meaningful business relationships

    For some, meeting and connecting with new people comes easily. For those born without outgoing personalities, establishing meaningful relationships can be more of a challenge. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Abington Health, Jefferson University Hospitals finalize merger

    Abington (Pa.) Health and Philadelphia-based Jefferson University Hospitals have completed their merger.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. CXO survey: Physician leaders play increasingly important role in the patient experience

    Physician engagement is a critical component to improving the patient experience, as they are the ones on the frontlines actively engaging with and delivering care to patients. Specifically, hospitals and health systems are taking greater measures to develop physician leaders as part of patient experience improvement efforts, according to Experience Innovation Network's 2015 CXO survey report, "The Evolving Role of the Healthcare Chief Experience Officer." By Tamara Rosin -
  4. Mothers as mentors: Many female managers are their kids' biggest professional role models

    Most women in high-ranking positions in their organizations or industries likely did not have their own mothers to look up to as professional role models. However, an increasing number of women in senior roles today are acting as mentors to their daughters as they embark down their career paths, according to the Wall Street Journal. While these relationships can be mutually rewarding for both mother and daughter, they can be challenging and potentially straining. By Tamara Rosin -

Ways to drive incremental savings

When you think of direct freight management, do you only think of negotiated rates? Negotiating rates is just one small piece of the puzzle -- the real savings are driven by program participation, mode optimization and predictive analytics.
  1. Mayo plans Wisconsin campus with up to 3,800 jobs

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic plans to build a new campus in Onalaska, Wis., that could ultimately accommodate 3,800 employees, according to a Star Tribune report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Medicaid, CHIP enrollment up 20.3%

    More than 11.7 million additional people enrolled in Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program between Oct. 1, 2013 and February of this year, with enrollment up approximately 20.3 percent over the average monthly enrollment for July through September 2013, according to a recent CMS report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Dave Goldberg's unexpected death increases attention on exercise, health risks: 5 thoughts

    The sudden death of Dave Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey and husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, has shocked and saddened his peers in Silicon Valley. Having occurred while running on a treadmill during a vacation, many people are questioning whether Mr. Goldberg's exercise had caused a serious health event leading to his death, according to the New York Times. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. CHS, Tenet, UHS, LifePoint and HCA's latest financial results

    The five major for-profit hospital operators have released their financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2015.  By Ayla Ellison -

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  1. Highmark, UPMC settle one dispute but there's still work to be done

    Health insurer Highmark has decided to consider roughly 30,000 outstanding medical claims filed by Pittsburgh-based UPMC since Jan. 1 as in-network and has also agreed to pay the claims, according to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Creativity before capital: Health systems and frugal innovation

    What does innovation even mean anymore? Everything in healthcare is deemed innovative. The word evokes images of technology and futuristic frameworks. Microchips, computers and servers get smaller while their storage capacity grows bigger. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. CXO responsibilities & strategic priorities: 11 things to know

    As the healthcare industry faces increasing pressure to evolve from volume- to value-based, chief experience officers gain more prominence in hospitals and health systems, according to a research report from the Experience Innovation Network, a part of Vocera.  By Shannon Barnet -
  4. How to truly reduce ER visits: Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel's vision

    Even though supporters of healthcare reform believed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would reduce the number of emergency room visits across the nation, a survey from the American College of Emergency Physicians debunked that theory: 75 percent of ER physicians reported an increase in visits to their ER since Jan. 1, 2014. By Heather Punke -
  5. 3 thoughts from former Sen. Bill Frist on combating antibiotic resistance

    Bill Frist, MD, a former senator from Tennessee and a heart and lung transplant physician, penned an opinion piece for The Hill addressing antibiotic resistance and what the U.S. should do about the growing problem. By Heather Punke -
  6. IBM Watson partners with 14 cancer centers to identify personalized treatments

    Fourteen cancer institutes are collaborating with IBM Watson to advance DNA analysis and personalized treatments for cancer patients. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  7. HCA profit jumps 70% in Q1: 5 key points

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Holdings reported net income of $591 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, up from $347 million a year ago.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. UnitedHealthcare to pay $11.5M for alleged systematic payment denial

    Health insurer UnitedHealthcare will pay $11.5 million to resolve allegations it systematically denied payments to physicians to achieve financial targets, according to a Triad Business Journal report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. West Penn Allegheny Health System posts $9.7M loss

    West Penn Allegheny Health System, a five-hospital system based in Pittsburgh, reported a $9.7 million loss for the three-month period that ended March 31, compared with a $14 million loss for the same period of 2014, according to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report.  By Ayla Ellison -


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