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  1. 17 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves were announced or made in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Tamara Rosin -
  2. The PPACA and healthcare disparities: 10 things to know

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act may have boosted health insurance coverage, but it has had little effect on the racial and socioeconomic health disparities that exist in the U.S., according to report from the Alliance for a Just Society.  By Shannon Barnet -
  3. Physician misery? 6 observations

    Here are six observations on physicians' attitudes towards medicine, according to the Geneia's Physician Misery Index, a survey of more than 400 full-time physicians.  By Anuja Vaidya -

Boost Patient Satisfaction Scores in Your ED

ED staffing and management expert ECI Healthcare Partners shares 10 tools and techniques proven to spur immediate and lasting improvements in your patients’ ED experience.
  1. Listeria outbreak in the US: 5 things to know

    The U.S. is experiencing the first listeriosis outbreak in 2015, with case counts growing and three people dead. By Heather Punke -
  2. HIMSS15 guidebook: What to expect from the year's biggest health IT event

    HIMSS is coming to Chicago next week for the HIMSS15 Annual Conference & Exhibition from April 12 – 16, the biggest industry event of the year. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. St. Francis, CHS start talks on proposed transaction

    Columbus, Ga.-based St. Francis Hospital  said it has started "exclusive discussions" with a subsidiary of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, which could lead to a full or partial acquisition by CHS, according to a Ledger-Enquirer report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. 11 things to know before HIMSS15

    The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society will host its annual conference, the largest health IT event in the industry, in Chicago from April 12-16.  By Molly Gamble and Elizabeth Earl -

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. The advice nobody gave me before I became a CEO: 3 chiefs weigh in

    Becker's Hospital Review asked three leaders from around the country to share the advice nobody told them before their first day as hospital and health system CEOs. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. 9 recent hospital outlook and rating actions

    The following hospital and health system rating and outlook changes and affirmations took place during the past week, starting with the most recent.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Hospitals' deadline to submit data to AHA RACTrac survey: April 17

    Hospitals have until April 17 to submit data to the American Hospital Association's RACTrac survey.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. New Mexico's new law shoots for clarity in hospital bills

    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) has signed legislation that aims to make hospital prices and quality information more readily available to state residents, according to a KRQE report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  1. 5 most-read finance stories: Week of April 6-10

    A survey showing momentum toward value-based payment in hospitals and CMS' 2016 Medicare Advantage payment rates captured the attention of Becker's Hospital Review finance readers this week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. The business side of caring

    Heard about "patient payment clarity" yet? If not, you'll hear more soon. By John Holyoak, Director, Relay Health Financial, a McKesson company -
  3. HIMSS15 preview: xG Health to unveil new care management platform

    The health IT world is gathering for its largest industry event next week in Chicago where more than 38,000 health IT professionals will discuss ideas, products and innovations that are transforming healthcare. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. 7 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    The following health IT vendor contracts and go-lives were announced within the past week.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  5. 4 key characteristics of successful integrated managed care models

    In one of the most talked about healthcare books of the year, journalist Steven Brill's "America's Bitter Pill," makes the case for integrated managed care. Through the lens of Pittsburgh-based UPMC and its CEO Jeffrey Romoff — who has led the health system to rapidly acquire an expansive provider network and launch its own insurance plan — Mr. Brill extols the virtues of prepaid, physician-led, integrated healthcare delivery.  By Emily Rappleye -
  6. How Georgia has solidified itself as the country's health IT capital

    When thinking of centers of health IT activity, images of Silicon Valley, New York City and Verona, Wis., likely come to mind. But perhaps missing from the list of health IT hotspots is the state of Georgia, which deems itself the nation's health IT capital.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  7. 5 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From an AIDS foundation being hit with a $20 million kickback lawsuit to two major manufacturers of ultraviolet disinfection robots battling in court over advertisements, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. Week in review: 12 biggest healthcare stories this week

    Stay in the know with Becker's Hospital Review's weekly roundup of the nation's biggest healthcare news. Here's what you need to know this week.  By Tamara Rosin -
  9. Optum acquires urgent care company

    UnitedHealth Group's Optum division has acquired MedExpress, an operator of urgent care clinics across the nation.  By Ayla Ellison -


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