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  1. Healthcare cost insight from 2 unlikely sources: Bob Knight and SpongeBob

    As the healthcare industry migrates toward becoming a value-based system, it is vital for provider organizations to understand costs. However, that can be a significant challenge for healthcare organizations that haven't had to discern cost information for the past 50 years.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. How 2 hospital CFOs are embracing their evolving roles and leading their organizations to success

    The role of hospital and health system CFO is evolving, and that new role has financial leaders stepping out of their comfort zones to take on a more strategic position and develop a better understanding of the day-to-day operations of the business.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Creating a collaborative culture: UW Health American Center's success story

    An organization's culture can affect everything from patient safety to employee engagement, from innovation to financial performance. Culture can cause employees to become invested in an organization's mission and propel it forward to reach its goals, or it can lead to setbacks for hospitals and health systems.  By Ayla Ellison -

Survey: Meeting lean goals through system integration

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  1. The challenges of high-deductible health plans and consolidation in healthcare: 3 CFOs weigh in

    The popularity of high-deducible health plans has increased significantly in recent years, and that is a problem for healthcare providers, as it is ultimately up to them to collect the payment.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Funding HIEs: A chicken and egg scenario

    Health information exchanges have been lauded as a necessary means to connect healthcare providers and seamlessly share patient health information with the ultimate goal of improved patient care and lower costs. In theory, such an infrastructure would streamline care and potentially improve outcomes with a few clicks of the mouse and a computer; however, the practicality of HIEs isn't so seamless. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. Community Health Systems slated to bring jobs to Tennessee: 3 things to know

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems plans to bring around 1,400 jobs to Antioch, Tenn., according to a Nashville Business Journal report, which cites multiple real estate and economic development sources.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Cleveland Clinic names Daniel Napierkowski president of Euclid Hospital: 4 things to know

    Daniel Napierkowski, MD, has been named the new president of Cleveland Clinic's Euclid (Ohio) Hospital, beginning today.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. Walter Ramos named president of Carney Hospital: 3 things to know

    Walter J. Ramos has been named president of Carney Hospital in Dorchester, Mass., a member of Boston-based Steward Health Care System, according to The Boston Globe.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. 3 healthcare thought leaders on the continued evolution of population health

    The term "population health" has been used in healthcare for quite some time, but the meaning behind it continues to change. At the Becker's Hospital Review 6th Annual Meeting, three healthcare leaders discussed where population health stands today and how it continues to develop. "This is rapidly evolving," said Brian Silverstein, MD, managing partner, HC Wisdom. "We hope to understand where we've been and where we are going." By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Implementing a perioperative surgical home: 5 takeaways

    Michael Skehan, MD, senior vice president, senior physician executive and CMO for Stuart, Fla.-based Martin Health System, and Sonya Pease, MD, CMO of TeamHealth Anesthesia, shared how to go about implementing a perioperative surgical home in a hospital setting at the Becker's Hospital Review 6th Annual Meeting May 7.  By Shannon Barnet -
  4. 4 steps to creating a common culture in a medical group

    Creating a common culture in a medical group is crucial to creating a sense of confidence, integrity, pride and partnership among physicians and between physicians and an organization.  By Shannon Barnet -

Why your EMR won't drive value-based care

You don't know what you don't know. You may think you are providing value-based services to your clients through your EMR, but without the ability to take action and ensure accountable follow-up, are you truly making a positive impact?
  1. 8 areas of focus that can create a remarkable patient experience

    Increasingly, healthcare providers are trying to go above and beyond expectations to create a whole healing experience for their patients.  By Shannon Barnet -
  2. The Uber strategy in healthcare — Can it work with ACOs?

    Uber and/or accountable care organizations? By Laura Dyrda -
  3. How to build a successful hospital leadership team in collaboration with physicians

    There are several industry forces causing chaos in healthcare today, including physician shortages, healthcare reform initiatives, regulatory updates and the ever-increasing cost of care. Physicians and hospital executives haven't always had close relationships, but now they're becoming strategic partners to drive real change. The question is: How can they build a successful collaboration? By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Fear and Loathing in the Hospital-Physician relationship: How healthcare leaders are coming together for better care

    The physician/hospital executive relationship hasn't always been an easy one. However, as healthcare becomes more collaborative — and ultimately patient-focused — leaders with all backgrounds are working together to provide the best care for the patient possible. By Laura Dyrda -
  5. Monkey see, monkey do: Market dynamics of the ACO movement

    While the growth of accountable care organizations is inching forward at a national level, it is starting to gain clout in specific markets across the country.  By Emily Rappleye -
  6. How safe is your OR? 8 things to consider

    When she witnessed a near mix-up between a hernia repair and an orthopedic surgery for a pediatric patient, the lightbulb went off for Krista Bragg, DNP, CRNA, chief nurse anesthetist and manager of perioperative education at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center in West Reading, Pa.  By Emily Rappleye -
  7. Are we ready for Medicaid ACOs? How MetroHealth managed a Medicaid population

    When Cleveland-based MetroHealth System established MetroHealth Care Plus in 2013, the enrollees pool was far-from-expected. MetroHealth Care Plus was intended to help patients who fall through the cracks — those who have no insurance, yet don't qualify for Medicaid.  By Emily Rappleye -
  8. The art and science of reputation: 3 reasons your organization needs a reputation management strategy

    Reputation is who you are, what you stand for and how you act. For healthcare organizations, reputation needs to be carefully protected, because it affects the bottom line, according to Karen Strauss, chief of strategy, marketing and communications at Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica.  By Emily Rappleye -
  9. Multi-generational workplace: how to best connect

    Greg Rose, MD, PhD, President and CEO of teleradiology partner Rays, spoke to the 6th Annual Becker's Hospital Review Meeting about why it is important to understand, and even care, about what other generations think. Everyone in a healthcare organization will be working with different generations so there are many different reasons why it is a good idea to know what makes them tick, or at least some things about their worldview.  By Brandon Howard -


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