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  1. HHS withdraws 340B 'mega rule'

    The HHS Health Resources and Services Administration has withdrawn sweeping regulations for the 340B drug pricing program and instead intends to issue proposed guidance addressing key policy issues beginning in 2015.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. How employers plan to combat rising insurance costs: 5 findings

    From 2012 to 2013, employers' average cost for health plans grew 5 percent. However, employers expect a greater increase for some plan types this year and are using a number of strategies to help manage the rising costs, according to a recent Aon Hewitt report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of Nov. 10-14

    All five of the major for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices fall last week.  By Ayla Ellison -

Information governance in healthcare

Today, healthcare is increasingly impacted by technological change. The emergence of the electronic health record (EHR), the increased use of business intelligence and data analytics, an increasing emphasis on quality reporting, and the evolution of mobile and hand-held technology all contribute to an increase in information - in multiple formats - in multiple places - with multiple uses.
  1. Americans tune into health apps: 7 findings

    The permeation of technology throughout the healthcare industry has allowed patients to take a more proactive, competitive and informed approach to their healthcare. While healthcare technology has primarily been introduced from the provider end of treatment, recent innovations can potentially provide patients with the tools to conduct tests on themselves and track conditions. According to a recent survey by The Harris Poll, many people are interested in using applications designed for mobile devices for various medical uses.  By Tamara Rosin -
  2. 6 latest CFO moves in hospitals, health systems

    The following hospital and health system CFO moves were announced or implemented in the past month, beginning with the most recent.  By Shannon Barnet -
  3. 13 recent hospital, health system capital projects

    Here are thirteen capital projects at hospitals and health systems that were recently announced, started or completed, beginning with the most recent.  By Shannon Barnet -
  4. 7 recent hospital transactions and partnerships

    The following hospital mergers, acquisitions and affiliations took place within the past week, beginning with the most recent.  By Shannon Barnet -

5 Practices for Labor Cost & Care Quality 

Healthcare organizations are driving labor cost containment and quality of care initiatives by leveraging workforce data. Learn more about the top five workforce management best practices as identified by 124 senior leaders in a recent Health Leaders survey and understand how these strategies can help your organization achieve cost and quality improvements.
  1. Ebola patient dies at Nebraska Medical Center

    An Ebola patient who was brought to The Nebraska Medical Center from Sierra Leone over the weekend has died in the Omaha hospital. By Heather Punke -
  2. Teaching the Internet to whisper: The evolution of HIPAA

    The Internet has become a tool of unprecedented growth. In healthcare, the increased levels of connectivity provide opportunities for enhanced care coordination and innovation. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. 6 leadership priority shifts in 2015

    Here are six key findings from the Fall 2014 Economic Outlook survey by Washington, D.C.-based Premier.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Climbing the career ladder like a lady

    Men and women get to the top in different ways, according to Harvard Business Review. In an analysis of Fortune 500 CEOs, Harvard Business Review found commitment is the key to the C-suite. This is especially true for women, who spent a median of 23 years at one company before landing the job as CEO. It took women 50 percent longer than men to get to the top, who earned CEO titles in a median of 15 years.  By Emily Rappleye -

The New PPACA Payments Environment

The landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is playing a major role in moving the healthcare industry to greater reliance on electronic payments and administration.
  1. 5 ways CEOs can lead healthcare innovation

    "Change" and "innovation" were the words given the most airtime in interviews with 58 healthcare CEOs conducted by Harvard Business Review. However, words like "policy" and "organization" littered talk in 26 top graduate healthcare administration programs, according to a Harvard Business Review analysis. "Innovation" and "entrepreneur" were dropped a paltry 27 times during the study of the programs.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. 14 latest stories on the next open enrollment period and health insurance sign-ups

    The second round of open enrollment under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act begins on Nov. 15, and the following are the most recent stories on health insurance sign-ups and open enrollment predictions.  By Shannon Barnet -
  3. The age wave: Retiring baby boomers create succession planning imperative

    How to avoid the 'Thelma & Louise' syndrome when it comes to succession planning  By Tom Olivo, President and CEO, Success Profiles, Inc. -
  4. Joint Commission recognizes 1,224 hospitals for top quality performance

    The collective quality performance of hospitals accredited by The Joint Commission continues to rise, according to America's Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety: The Joint Commission's 2014 Annual Report. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  5. Becker's CEO Roundtable: 12 healthcare leaders on population health, C-suite size and hospital independence

    At the Becker's Hospital Review Annual CEO Strategy Roundtable, a dozen industry leaders came together in Chicago to discuss how they are navigating the dramatically changing landscape. Excerpts from their discussion are highlighted here in part two of a two-part series.  By Ayla Ellison, Molly Gamble, Heather Punke and Emily Rappleye -
  6. 9 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves occurred within the past week, beginning with the most recent.  By Tamara Rosin -
  7. Survey: Privately insured still pay pricey medical bills out-of-pocket

    Privately insured Americans are paying a significant amount of their income on healthcare, according to a Commonwealth Fund survey report. Survey findings reveal that 21 percent of privately insured Americans ages 19 to 64 spend 5 percent or more of their income on out-of-pocket costs, not including premiums. By Tamara Rosin -
  8. Taylorville Memorial Hospital names Memorial Health System director CEO

    Kimberly L. Bourne, system director of patient safety for Springfield, Ill.-based Memorial Health System, has been named president and CEO of Taylorville (Ill.) Memorial Hospital, effective Jan. 1, 2015. By Tamara Rosin -
  9. VA fires Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System director

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has fired Terry Gerigk Wolf, director of the Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System, according to a recent ABC News report. By Tamara Rosin -

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