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  1. 5 ways CEOs can lead healthcare innovation

    "Change" and "innovation" were the words given the most airtime in interviews with 58 healthcare CEOs conducted by Harvard Business Review. However, words like "policy" and "organization" littered talk in 26 top graduate healthcare administration programs, according to a Harvard Business Review analysis. "Innovation" and "entrepreneur" were dropped a paltry 27 times during the study of the programs.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. 14 latest stories on the next open enrollment period and health insurance sign-ups

    The second round of open enrollment under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act begins on Nov. 15, and the following are the most recent stories on health insurance sign-ups and open enrollment predictions.  By Shannon Barnet -
  3. The age wave: Retiring baby boomers create succession planning imperative

    How to avoid the 'Thelma & Louise' syndrome when it comes to succession planning  By Tom Olivo, President and CEO, Success Profiles, Inc. -

Information governance in healthcare

Today, healthcare is increasingly impacted by technological change. The emergence of the electronic health record (EHR), the increased use of business intelligence and data analytics, an increasing emphasis on quality reporting, and the evolution of mobile and hand-held technology all contribute to an increase in information - in multiple formats - in multiple places - with multiple uses.
  1. Joint Commission recognizes 1,224 hospitals for top quality performance

    The collective quality performance of hospitals accredited by The Joint Commission continues to rise, according to America's Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety: The Joint Commission's 2014 Annual Report. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. Becker's CEO Roundtable: 12 healthcare leaders on population health, C-suite size and hospital independence

    At the Becker's Hospital Review Annual CEO Strategy Roundtable, a dozen industry leaders came together in Chicago to discuss how they are navigating the dramatically changing landscape. Excerpts from their discussion are highlighted here in part two of a two-part series.  By Ayla Ellison, Molly Gamble, Heather Punke and Emily Rappleye -
  3. 9 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves occurred within the past week, beginning with the most recent.  By Tamara Rosin -
  4. Survey: Privately insured still pay pricey medical bills out-of-pocket

    Privately insured Americans are paying a significant amount of their income on healthcare, according to a Commonwealth Fund survey report. Survey findings reveal that 21 percent of privately insured Americans ages 19 to 64 spend 5 percent or more of their income on out-of-pocket costs, not including premiums. By Tamara Rosin -

5 Practices for Labor Cost & Care Quality 

Healthcare organizations are driving labor cost containment and quality of care initiatives by leveraging workforce data. Learn more about the top five workforce management best practices as identified by 124 senior leaders in a recent Health Leaders survey and understand how these strategies can help your organization achieve cost and quality improvements.
  1. Taylorville Memorial Hospital names Memorial Health System director CEO

    Kimberly L. Bourne, system director of patient safety for Springfield, Ill.-based Memorial Health System, has been named president and CEO of Taylorville (Ill.) Memorial Hospital, effective Jan. 1, 2015. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. VA fires Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System director

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has fired Terry Gerigk Wolf, director of the Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System, according to a recent ABC News report. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. CFO pleads guilty to lying about meaningful use for Medicare payments

    Center, Texas-based Shelby Regional Medical Center's former CFO, Joe White, has pleaded guilty to lying before a U.S. Magistrate Judge when attesting to successful meaningful use of an EHR, even though Shelby Regional Medical Center did not meet meaningful use requirements, according to a report from  By Ellie Rizzo -
  4. FTC asks Apple: Is patient data safe?

    The Federal Trade Commission is worried about Apple's smartwatch. According to a report from Reuters, the regulatory agency is seeking assurances from Apple that it will take appropriate steps to ensure smartwatch-collected health data doesn't get taken or used without owners' consent. By Ellie Rizzo -

The New PPACA Payments Environment

The landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is playing a major role in moving the healthcare industry to greater reliance on electronic payments and administration.
  1. 30 largest ACOs by physician participation

    More than 190,000 physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants participate in accountable care organizations across the country, according to a recent SK&A market insight report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 11 recent hospital rating and outlook changes, affirmations

    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. 5 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    The following is a roundup of recently reported healthcare industry lawsuits, lawsuit updates, settlements and resolutions.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Atlantic General Hospital and Health System joins Delmarva Health Network to participate in MSSP

    Shelbyville, Del.-based Atlantic General Hospital and Health System is joining Delmarva Health Network — a physician-led accountable care organization that was created by nonprofit Lewes, Del.-based Beebe Healthcare — to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.  By Ayla Ellison -
  5. Nebraska Medical Center could receive its 3rd Ebola patient

    The Nebraska Medical Center is expected to receive its third Ebola patient, as teams prepare to airlift a physician from Sierra Leone to the Omaha-based hospital. By Heather Punke -
  6. The things I learned from working next to my boss

    Lindsey Dunn never introduced me as anything but her coworker, even when she was editor in chief and I was a lowly reporter.  By Molly Gamble -
  7. 4 strategies to mitigate micromanagement

    They're never happy with project results, enjoy making corrections a little too much and feel the need to keep tabs on employees and projects at all times. Controlling bosses can be more than just a pain in the neck: they can bottleneck production processes and thwart employee development.  By Emily Rappleye -
  8. Parkland Health & Hospital System names John Moore CFO

    John Moore has been named executive vice president and CFO of Dallas-based Parkland Health & Hospital System, effective Jan. 5, 2015. By Tamara Rosin -
  9. Supreme Court to hear case against PPACA subsidies: 5 things to know

    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a lawsuit challenging the legality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's tax subsidies for health insurance. Here are five things to know about the case and the upcoming trial.  By Ellie Rizzo -

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