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  1. UF Health Shands names Ed Jimenez CEO

    Gainesville-based University of Florida Health Shands has announced the appointment of Ed Jimenez as the system's CEO, effective April 22. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. 3 reasons hospitals are avoiding mergers and choosing to affiliate instead

    Although there is rapid consolidation occurring in the healthcare industry, some hospitals are choosing to steer clear of a merger and reap the benefits of an affiliation instead.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 7-Eleven: The one-stop shop for Slurpees and health insurance?

    L.A. Care Health Plan, the largest publicly run health plan in the nation, has partnered with PayNearMe to allow its L.A. Care Covered members to pay their monthly health insurance premiums with cash at 683 locations throughout Los Angeles County, including 7-Eleven.  By Ayla Ellison -

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. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter's new DOD cyber strategy

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will announce a new cyber strategy for the Defense Department, according to FCW.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. Nyack Hospital names Dr. Mark Geller CEO

    Mark Geller, MD, who has been serving as Nyack (N.Y.) Hospital's interim CEO since December 2014, will now fill the role permanently, according to the Rockland Times. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. AHA's Institute for Diversity in Health Management names Manuel Tomás León CEO

    The Institute for Diversity in Health Management of the American Hospital Association has named Manuel Tomás León president and CEO to replace Fred Hobby, who led the institute for the last 10 years. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. S&P revises Kaiser Permanente's outlook to positive, affirms bond ratings

    Standard and Poor's has revised its rating outlook for Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente to positive from stable.  By Kelly Gooch -

Top CFO revenue generation strategies

A recent survey of nearly 150 healthcare CFOs and other finance executives finds that health systems are implementing new technology-driven practices to bolster revenue and recover working capital. They are also prioritizing trading partner engagement strategies as a growth driver.
  1. House approves cybersecurity information-sharing bill

    Despite warnings from security professionals and privacy advocates, the House passed the controversial Protecting Cyber Networks Act Wednesday that could put sensitive consumer information at risk, according to U.S. News & World Report.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. cybersecurity 'incidents' to be reported

    At a House Oversight Committee Hearing, comments from a Government Accountability Office official suggest there have been several cybersecurity "incidents" on, according to The Hill.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. 5 recent hospital CNO, CMO moves

    The following five hospital and health system CNO and CMO moves were covered by Becker's Hospital Review in the last two weeks, starting with the most recent.  By Heather Punke -
  4. UC San Diego, Scripps Health collaborate in hospice care, training and research

    UC San Diego Health System is partnering with San Diego-based Scripps Health to provide improved continuity of patient care, fellowship training and research in hospice and palliative medicine.  By Kelly Gooch -
  1. OIG releases Medicaid Fraud Control Units report: 5 findings

    Medicaid Fraud Control Units across the nation reported 1,318 criminal convictions in fiscal 2014, similar to the previous year's total of 1,344 criminal convictions, according to the HHS Office of Inspector General's Medicaid Fraud Control Units Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Which physician specialties feel most, least fairly compensated?

    Physicians working in some of the highest-earning specialties — such as orthopedics and cardiology — are among some of the least satisfied physicians when in comes to compensation, according to a new Medscape report.  By Shannon Barnet -
  3. University Hospitals' net income soars 59% in 2014

    Cleveland-based University Hospitals reported net income of $274.7 million for fiscal 2014, up from $173.3 million the year prior, with the system's acquisitions last year serving as the force behind the financial boost.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Cerner integrates patient education into EHR, athenahealth provides practice management to CareWell and IBM hardware sales on the decline — 5 key notes on health IT companies

    Here are five recent news updates on key companies in health IT. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  5. Where are these 7 EHR vendors most popular?

    EHR adoption is at an all-time high, and practices and hospitals that have yet to implement an EHR platform have a number of vendors to select from. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  6. Convergent names new president, The SSI Group acquires patient access software company & more – 5 key notes on RCM companies

    Here are five recent news updates on key companies in the healthcare revenue cycle management field. By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. 78 companies that provide revenue cycle services

    Revenue cycle management is essential to any business's strategy. These processes are only growing in importance in healthcare as every dollar is expected to stretch further than before. Here are 78 companies that provide revenue cycle management solutions for the healthcare industry.    By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. Study: Patient satisfaction declines with physician education level

    The most highly educated and trained physicians may not be the most popular among patients, according to a recent study from Vanguard Communications.  By Emily Rappleye -
  9. ACOs now serve about 16% of US residents

    As the accountable care model begins to catch on, more patients are receiving care in these organizations. In fact, nearly 70 percent of the U.S. population lives in an area served by an ACO, according to research from consulting firm Oliver Wyman.  By Emily Rappleye -


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