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  1. 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 -
  2. $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 -
  3. 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 -

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. 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 -

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. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -
  4. $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 -
  1. 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 -
  2. Study shows women in medical school lack confidence compared to men

    Researchers from NYU School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine found female medical students are less confident in their answers while studying than male students, despite that they give correct answers more frequently, according to Bloomberg Business.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. U.S. News & World Report ranks most affordable private medical schools

    Average tuition and fees for private medical schools was $51,044 in 2014-2015, according to U.S. News & World Report. That’s a steep price tag: After earning the degree, the average private medical school graduate with student loans has $190,053 of debt, according to AAMC data in the report.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. Mayo Clinic researchers discuss use of drones in healthcare

    Three researchers from Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic's surgery department are discussing the idea of using drones to deliver medical materials to clinics, disaster areas and remote locations.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  5. Comanche County Memorial Hospital CEO to retire, successor named

    Randall K. Segler, CEO of Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton, Okla., will retire after 23 years of service. Brent Smith has been named CCMH's next CEO. By Tamara Rosin -
  6. Providence Medical Center names James Frank CEO

    Providence Medical Center in Wayne, Neb., has named James Frank CEO, effective June 1, according to the Norfolk Daily News. By Tamara Rosin -
  7. OIG: Northwestern Memorial Hospital received at least $6.4M in Medicare overpayments

    Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago received at least $6.4 million in overpayments from Medicare for calendar years 2011 and 2012, according to a recent audit from HHS' Office of Inspector General.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. Epic defends its interoperability at Senate hearing

    The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a hearing March 17 discussing EHRs and meaningful use with four panelists representing different stakeholders in the industry. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  9. 2016 political outlook: 6 things healthcare leaders need to know

    Though it has long been an integral part of political discussion, healthcare has taken on an even bigger role in politics since the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to political analyst Stuart Rothenberg, PhD, editor, publisher of Rothenberg Political Report and columnist with Roll Call.  By Emily Rappleye -


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