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  1. HackensackAlliance expands ACO to 10k Aetna members

    Aetna and HackensackAlliance ACO in Hackensack, N.J., announced Wednesday the launch of a new accountable care agreement to expand coordinated care to more than 10,000 Aetna members, effective April 1.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. Physician practices need support in new payment models, study finds

    Switching to new payment models alone will not transform patient care, according to a joint study from the nonprofit research organization RAND Corporation and the American Medical Association.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. $3.3B returned to government through federal healthcare fraud enforcement

    The federal government recovered $3.3 billion in fiscal year 2014 from individuals and companies that attempted to defraud federal health programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, Attorney General Eric Holder and HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced March 19.  By Kelly Gooch -

Care coordination in a post-EHR world

You've stabilized your EHR plumbing. Now what? As we start to build out the architecture of a patient, leveraging the digital plumbing of EHR represents a part, but isn't the whole story.
  1. Why 'culture' is becoming every business's biggest buzzword

    If websites like LinkedIn, Glassdoor and Indeed don't say your company is a great place to work, you may be in trouble. Job-seekers are leveraging more bargaining power now that the economy has turned around, rendering companies' cultures as one of their most important features during recruitment, according to Forbes.  By Tamara Rosin -
  2. PPACA leaves mark on healthcare: More than 90 new companies created

    Since it was signed into law in 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has made a lasting impact on the healthcare industry, including the creation of 90 new companies, according to a report from PwC's Health Research Institute.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Trigg County Hospital names John Sumner CEO

    Trigg County Hospital in Cadiz, Ky., has named John Sumner CEO, according to the Cadiz Record. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. Swift County-Benson Hospital names Kurt Waldbillig CEO

    Swift County-Benson Hospital in Benson, Minn.,has announced the appointment of Kurt Waldbillig as CEO, effective March 23. By Tamara Rosin -

Lessons from Hospital-Physcian ASCs

Case studies from real life situations provide traits of successful joint ventures and pitfalls to avoid. The actions, behaviors and processes of leading a successful hospital/physician ASC partnership help us understand what kind of partnership to establish. 
  1. Beverly Hospital names Alice Cheng CEO

    Montebello, Calif.-based Beverly Hospital has appointed Alice Cheng as president and CEO. Ms. Cheng had been serving as the hospital's interim CEO for the last year. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Sacred Heart's former CEO, CFO and COO convicted in kickback scheme

    A federal jury has found three former executives of the now shuttered Sacred Heart Hospital in Chicago guilty for their involvement in a kickback scheme, according to a Chicago Tribune report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. $210B Medicare deal unveiled to replace flawed SGR

    Permanent "doc fix" legislation has been introduced by bipartisan committee leaders in the House and Senate to permanently replace the sustainable growth rate, according to The Hill.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Epic-CommonWell battle broils

    Tensions among health IT giants have been running high since Tuesday, when Epic's director of interoperability criticized the CommonWell Health Alliance at a hearing held by the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions regarding the transformation of EHRs and the meaningful use program.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  1. Antitrust concerns surrounding cross-market mergers: 3 things to know

    The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice are becoming increasingly concerned about cross-market mergers in the healthcare industry, according to a recent JD Supra Business Advisor report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 4 strategies for leading cultural change through strategic thinking

    Establishing and sustaining a positive, strong corporate culture — while always an essential factor of engagement and productivity — is today an even larger predictor of organizational success. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Banner Health to buy another Arizona hospital

    Phoenix-based nonprofit Banner Health has signed a letter of intent to purchase Mogollon Health Alliance, which operates Payson (Ariz.) Regional Medical Center.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. 14 latest hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves were made or announced in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Tamara Rosin -
  5. Banner Health takes hit on investments, operating margin dips

    Phoenix-based nonprofit Banner Health posted a $263.3 million operating surplus on $5.4 billion in revenue for the year ended Dec. 31, 2014, compared to an operating surplus of $254.1 million on $5.1 billion in revenue the year prior.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. This week in health IT: 13 stories to know

    The following are some of the biggest stories circulating in the health IT sphere this past week.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  7. University of Chicago reappoints Dr. Kenneth Polonsky to second term as dean and executive vice president

    Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD, who serves as dean of the Biological Sciences Division and the Pritzker School of Medicineas well as executive vice president for medical affairs at the University of Chicago, will serve a second five-year term in his roles.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. $210B Medicare deal faces opposition from all sides

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are working together to roll out a permanent sustainable growth rate formula fix, causing frustration and anger among some Republicans and Democrats, according to The Hill.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. Senate GOP releases 2016 budget: 5 takeaways for healthcare leaders

    Just one day after House Republicans unveiled their budget proposal, GOP Senators revealed their plan for 2016.  By Ayla Ellison -


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