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  1. 10 most concerning issues for hospital CEOs

    For the 11th year in a row, hospital CEOs ranked financial challenges as the No. 1 issue facing their organizations in 2014.  By Molly Gamble -
  2. 4 states' potential battles over Medicaid expansion plans

    A number of Republican-led states face potential political battles this year as they try to pass Medicaid expansion plans.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Kaiser Permanente's 2,600 mental health workers begin strike

    Psychologists, therapists, psychiatric nurses and social workers affiliated with Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente walked out Monday, beginning a weeklong strike to protest what they consider insufficient staffing.  By Molly Gamble -

CEOs & CIOs speak on the state of healthcare 

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  1. 5 mistakes health systems make when cutting costs

    Attempts by hospitals and health systems to lower costs and improve care often backfire.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. New physicians overwhelmed by job opportunities, survey finds

    Sixty-three percent of residents have been approached with job opportunities by hospitals, medical groups and recruiting firms 51 times or more during the course of their training.  By Molly Gamble -
  3. NY passes bill to expand telehealth

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill last week to expand access to telehealth throughout the state, according to Government Technology.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. 18 members on Epic, IBM's DOD contract advisory council

    Last week, Epic and IBM announced the formation of an advisory council to assist them should they receive the contract to design and develop the Department of Defense's upgraded EHR and information systems. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

How Americans view healthcare 

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  1. 5 costly healthcare megatrends

    There are five trends that emerged in 2014 that are likely to prove costly in 2015, according to a recent Forbes article by Robert Pearl, MD, CEO of The Permanente Medical Group.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Gundersen Health CEO Dr. Jeff Thompson to step down

    Jeff Thompson, MD, will step down from his role as CEO of La Crosse, Wis.-based Gundersen Health this year after 14 years.  By Molly Gamble -
  3. Mount Sinai Health CEO: 'Universal' flu vaccine a possibility

    A flu vaccine that offers protection for years could be just a few years away, Kenneth Davis, MD, president and CEO of Mount Sinai Health System in New York City, told CNBC. By Heather Punke -
  4. CFOs are executives most likely to hit the road after CEO departure

    CEO turnover is on the rise in the healthcare industry, and CFOs are the executives most likely to leave after a CEO, according to a B.E. Smith whitepaper.  By Ayla Ellison -

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  1. Healthcare executive compensation is adapting to new leadership competencies

    A recent B.E. Smith whitepaper identified several healthcare trends for 2015, including how the changing healthcare landscape is creating new leadership competencies and altering executive compensation.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 6 things to know about employer health insurance cost

    Employees and their families continue to pay higher out-of-pocket healthcare costs and shoulder more of the cost of their health insurance premiums, according to a report from The Commonwealth Fund.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. 16 recent hospital, health system capital projects

    Here are 16 capital projects at hospitals and health systems that were recently announced, started or completed, beginning with the most recent.  By Shannon Barnet -
  4. Sentara launches retail site for OTC products

    Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara Healthcare has launched a new retail, direct-to-consumer website offering over-the-counter medical and health products for patients. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  5. White Plains Hospital now part of Montefiore Health System

    Montefiore Health System, based in Bronx, N.Y., has added White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital to its network upon receiving approval form the New York State Health Commissioner. By Molly Gamble -
  6. HCA raises earnings guidance, previews Q4 financial results

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America has announced it expects its adjusted EBITDA for 2014 to exceed its previously issued guidance range.  By Ayla Ellison -
  7. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of Jan. 5-9

    Two of the major for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices fall last week.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. 6 recent hospital transactions and partnerships

    The following healthcare mergers, acquisitions and general transactions took place or were announced within the past week, beginning with the most recent.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. Flu still at elevated levels, virus takes 5 additional lives

    The current flu season continues to intensify, as the virus is now widespread in 46 states as of Jan. 3, up from 43 states the week before, and five new flu-associated pediatric deaths were reported, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By Heather Punke -

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