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  1. HHS pledges $100M to combat national drug addiction epidemic

    The Department of Health and Human Services is pledging $100 million to fight the national drug epidemic, according to The Hill. By Erin Marshall -
  2. State-run health insurance exchanges face cost challenges, low enrollment

    State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under the Affordable Care Act are seeing high costs and low enrollment, which could lead more of them to turn operations over to the federal government or partner with other states, according to The Associated Press. By Erin Marshall -
  3. Biden visits Theranos lab as part of healthcare innovation summit

    Vice President Joe Biden visited the Newark, Calif. lab of biotech start-up Theranos (Palo Alto, Calif.) on July 23 with several healthcare industry leaders, according to a USA Today report. 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. 4 questions with Palo Alto County Health System CEO Desiree Einsweiler

    Palo Alto County Health System CEO Desiree Einsweiler knows about the challenges of rural healthcare, but in spite of it all, she believes change in healthcare today makes it an exciting place to be. By Erin Marshall -
  2. 5 key indices for a high-performing OR

    The operating room is a chaotic, ever-moving area of any hospital, an orchestrated dance between various physicians, technicians, nurses, administrators and patients. Brian Watha, director of process improvement for Surgical Directions, equated the OR to a symphony: It needs to be well conducted or it will sound terrible. By Heather Punke -
  3. Merger mania may spread from health insurers to hospital operators

    Some of the biggest health insurers in the nation have recently announced deals to join forces, which may push for-profit hospital operators to combine to gain leverage, according to a Bloomberg report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Michigan physician-owned hospital files for bankruptcy

    Doctors Hospital of Michigan in Pontiac has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to a Crain's Detroit Business report.  By Ayla Ellison -

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. Value of healthcare acquisitions reaches record-breaking $356B this year

    The value of U.S. healthcare acquisitions so far this year has reached $356 billion, which is a record high for the sector and already tops the $326.1 billion in healthcare deals announced in all of last year, according to The Wall Street Journal.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 5 recent hospital transactions and partnerships

    The following healthcare mergers, acquisitions and general transactions took place or were announced in the past week.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Chuck Lauer: How are you combating the "weekend effect?"

    When I drop by a hospital on a weekend, I often see fewer cars in the employee parking lot than on a weekday. This is called "the weekend effect," which is a well-documented problem. By Chuck Lauer, Former Publisher of Modern Healthcare and an Author, Public Speaker and Career Coach -
  4. Hawaii hospitals cut 30 positions: 4 things to know

    Hawaii Health Systems Corp., the state's public hospital system, will lay off 30 employees at healthcare facilities on the island of Kauai, according to The Garden Island.  By Kelly Gooch -
  1. Nebraska hospital loses Medicare funding, plans to stay open

    Winnebago (Neb.) Indian Health Service Hospital has lost its Medicare funding, but the hospital plans to stay open for now, according to a Sioux City Journal report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Former hospital executive named chancellor of University of Alaska Fairbanks: 4 things to know

    Former Fairbanks (Alaska) Memorial Hospital executive Mike Powers has been named interim chancellor of University of Alaska Fairbanks.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Bowie Memorial Hospital names interim leader: 4 things to know

    Bowie (Texas) Memorial Hospital has named Ernie Parisi interim CEO, according to a Times Record News report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of July 20-24

    All five major for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices fall last week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. Ascension to acquire 4 Tennessee hospitals

    St. Louis-based Ascension last week announced an agreement with Franklin, Tenn.-based Capella Healthcare to acquire four hospitals in Tennessee that were jointly owned by Capella and Ascension's Tennessee ministry, Saint Thomas Health.  By Emily Rappleye -
  6. Criminal fraud data breach affects 5,300 Healthfirst members

    New York-based payer Healthfirst is notifying members of a data breach affecting the protected health information of approximately 5,300 members that stemmed from a criminal fraud scheme. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  7. 25 latest hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves were reported by Becker's Hospital Review in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. Week in review: 8 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. Anthem strikes deal to buy Cigna for $54.2B: 5 things to know

    Anthem has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire rival health insurer Cigna in a cash and stock transaction valued at $54.2 billion.  By Ayla Ellison -


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