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  1. UMass Memorial's Epic adoption to cost $700M

    Last week, UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester, Mass., announced plans to adopt Epic's EHR platform, a project which is slated to cost $700 million over the next 10 years, according to The Boston Globe. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. DOD EHR modernization contract announcement expected soon

    Within days, the Pentagon is expected to announce its decision as to who will receive the Department of Defense's EHR modernization contract, worth approximately $11 billion, according to The Washington Post. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. Mount Sinai Health System CIO Kumar Chatani: Mapping out the health IT budget

    The options in health information technology seem limitless, but all CIOs are held to a budget. By Carrie Pallardy -

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. 15 latest hospital, health system layoffs

    The following hospitals and health systems shared plans for or implemented layoffs since June, starting with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. 8 hospital bankruptcies, closures and service cuts

    Numerous hospitals and health systems filed for bankruptcy protection, closed or announced service cuts since June. Becker's Hospital Review covered the following instances of such, starting with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. What Anthem's Cigna deal means for BCBS: 3 things to know

    Blue Cross Blue Shield plans may be feeling apprehensive following Anthem's purchase of Cigna, according to a Forbes report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Sentara Healthcare and Pratt Medical Center seal partnership deal

    Woodbridge, Va.-based Sentara Healthcare and Fredericksburg, Va.-based Pratt Medical Center have finalized a partnership agreement. By Tamara Rosin -

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. HHS' medical home demo fails to show savings, report says

    Nearly a year after HHS' innovation center concluded a $57 million, three year-long experiment to transform federally qualified health centers into patient-centered medical homes, analysts say the demonstration is unlikely to reduce spending. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Good Shepherd Medical Center could lose CMS funding for putting patients at risk

    Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, Texas, could lose its CMS contract Aug. 6 unless it resolves the issues uncovered during a survey of the hospital. By Heather Punke -
  3. Capella to be sold for $900M: 5 things to know about the deal

    Capella Holdings, the parent company of Franklin, Tenn.-based Capella Healthcare, has signed a definitive agreement for Birmingham, Ala.-based Medical Properties Trust to acquire Capella for $900 million in cash.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. 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 -
  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -
  4. 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 -
  5. 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 -
  6. 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 -
  7. 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 -
  8. 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 -
  9. 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 -


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