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  1. Why the world's most successful investor drinks 5 Cokes a day

    Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and arguably the world's top investor, says his trick to staying young is eating like a six-year-old, according to Fortune. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. 10 reads for healthcare's executive women

    These stories highlight the achievements of women at the top in hospitals and health systems today, provide statistical information on gender gaps in healthcare, and share insight for females representing in the C-suite.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. NorthShore University HealthSystem: A trailblazer in precision medicine

    The concept of precision medicine may have been new to the American public when President Barack Obama referenced it in his 2015 State of the Union address, but it is an area of medicine in which NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Ill., has been working for many years.  By Shannon Barnet -

Make each round count

There is no magic wand for achieving patient-centered care, but the guiding principles are clear. Crafting a strong relationship between provider and patient through communication and understanding has proven to improve patient outcomes and experiences.
  1. 5 pieces of advice health system CFOs shared this month

    From changing reimbursement levels to the evolving CFO role, hospital and health system financial leaders are facing a number of challenges.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. AAMC unveils 5-year plan to revamp graduate medical education

    In response to the shifting healthcare environment, the Association of American Medical Colleges revealed Tuesday a five-year plan to optimize and update graduate medical education, the residency and fellowship portion of medical education.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. 4 steps to becoming a more strategic leader

    Unlike the numerous operational duties leaders perform on a daily basis, strategic actions involve a different mindset and behaviors, new relationships and organizational skills. According to Hermina Ibarra's recent article in the Wall Street Journal, executives who want to become more strategic leaders can effectively develop a strong strategic awareness and skills through certain practices. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. Study questions benefits of nonprofit, integrated health systems

    Public policy has fostered the growth and development of integrated delivery networks for the better part of the last four decades, despite their being very little evidence of their societal benefits, according to a new study from the nonpartisan National Academy of Social Insurance.  By Shannon Barnet -

Disinfectants don't guarantee disinfection

Learn the key components of a successful disinfection program, highlight potential barriers and ways to overcome these barriers to achieve the best results.
  1. Southwest General Hospital names Colin Brooks CFO

    Southwest General Hospital in San Antonio has appointed Colin B. Brooks as CFO, according to My San Antonio. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. 10 things to know about the future of global healthcare

    Meeting the increasing demand for healthcare services while reducing costs is goal not specific to the U.S. health system — it's global, according to a recent report from Deloitte.  By Shannon Barnet -
  3. PPACA projected to increase primary care visits by 3.8%

    Nearly 11 million previously uninsured Americans have gained health insurance coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act since January 2014. The healthcare law is expected to result in 3.8 percent more primary care visits a year nationally, though increases will vary by state, according to a Commonwealth Fund report. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. New VA program's payment policies may limit physician participation

    Restrictive payment policies included in the interim final rule of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act could limit physician participation, according to an American Academy of Family Physicians report. By Tamara Rosin -
  1. David Wilson leaves Shelby Baptist Medical Center for CEO role in Mississippi

    David Wilson, president of Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster, Ala., will resign from his post March 27. According to an Alabama news site, Mr. Wilson has accepted an offer to become CEO of North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. BJC HealthCare inks deal to acquire Missouri hospital

    BJC HealthCare, a nonprofit system based in St. Louis, has signed an agreement to purchase Farmington, Mo.-based Mineral Area Regional Medical Center from Capella Healthcare, based in Franklin, Tenn.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Daughters of Charity sues SEIU over hospital deal

    Daughters of Charity Health System, a six-hospital network based in Los Altos, Calif., has filed a lawsuit against Service Employees International Union and its United Healthcare Workers West affiliate alleging the union's attempts to sabotage the system's efforts to sell its hospitals cost DCHS tens of millions of dollars, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Coming soon: A Cleveland Clinic health plan?

    Cleveland Clinic is carefully considering a move into the insurer market.  By Molly Gamble and Kelly Gooch -
  5. Dr. Atul Gawande: Tech is not No. 1 driver of change in healthcare

    Technology is not the main force driving healthcare improvements. At least that's what surgeon, writer and researcher Atul Gawande, MD, told Robert Wachter, MD, the associate chairman of the department of medicine at University of California, San Francisco, in an interview published by Quartz.  By Emily Rappleye -
  6. CMS extends MU attestation deadline for eligible professionals

    Eligible professionals now have until March 20 to attest meaningful use for the 2014 EHR incentive program.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  7. SEIU suing over layoffs at Women and Infants Hospital

    SEIU is suing Providence-based Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island over its decision to implement layoffs, according to a Rhode Island Public Radio report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. Aetna hits 'hotel-like' hospital with $120M kickback lawsuit

    North Cypress (Texas) Medical Center and its CEO engaged in an illegal kickback scheme and used deceptive billing practices that led Aetna Life Insurance to overpay the physician-owned community hospital by as much as $120 million, according to allegations in a lawsuit filed by the insurer.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. Is interoperability the new meaningful use?

    Some see the ONC's Interoperability Roadmap as a daunting proposition —166 pages packed with information that will likely lead to more rules, which may make meaningful use seem like a mere warm-up.  By Elizabeth Earl -

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