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  1. Fitch: Strong for-profit hospital earnings expected in Q1 of 2015

    Ongoing strength in organic growth in volumes of patients experienced by the acute care hospital industry will likely help maintain strong for-profit hospital earnings in the first quarter of 2015, according to Fitch Ratings.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Dr. Tariq Mahmood sentenced for healthcare fraud scheme

    Tariq Mahmood, MD, the former owner of several Texas hospitals, has been sentenced to 135 months in federal prison for his involvement in a healthcare fraud scheme, according to the Department of Justice.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Inside the Cerner, Leidos, Accenture and Henry Schein DOD contract bid

    This story is the second in a series of three containing interviews with the three teams contending for the Department of Defense's Healthcare Management Systems Modernization project bid.  By Elizabeth Earl -

Boost Patient Satisfaction Scores in Your ED

ED staffing and management expert ECI Healthcare Partners shares 10 tools and techniques proven to spur immediate and lasting improvements in your patients’ ED experience.
  1. Daughters of Charity to cut services at 2 California hospitals

    Daughters of Charity Health System, a six-hospital network based in Los Altos, Calif., plans to cut services at Saint Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy, Calif., and O'Connor Hospital in San Jose, Calif., according to NBC Bay Area.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. HCA, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute sign research agreement

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute in Boston have signed a research partnership agreement to build a portfolio of high-quality research studies.  By Shannon Barnet -
  3. IU Health to build regional academic health campus, new home for Bloomington Hospital

    Bloomington-based Indiana University, Indianapolis-based IU Health and the IU Health Bloomington Hospital announced Wednesday a plan to build a regional academic health campus in Bloomington, with a new location for the hospital at the heart of the project.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. Yale's online PA program denied accreditation

    New Haven, Conn.-based Yale School of Medicine's blended online physician assistant program was denied by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, according to the Yale Daily News.  By Emily Rappleye -

Top CFO revenue generation strategies

A recent survey of nearly 150 healthcare CFOs and other finance executives finds that health systems are implementing new technology-driven practices to bolster revenue and recover working capital. They are also prioritizing trading partner engagement strategies as a growth driver.
  1. Memorial Hermann acquires Houston Orthopedic and Spine Hospital

    As part of an effort to increase access to convenient, high quality and comprehensive orthopedic care, Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System has acquired Houston Orthopedic and Spine Hospital in Bellaire, Texas.  By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Senate approves bipartisan 'doc fix' bill

    The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan "doc fix" bill in a vote of 92-8 on Tuesday, repealing the sustainable growth rate formula and ending the yearly ritual of Congress passing short-term patches to stall Medicare reimbursement cuts to physicians.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Intermountain, Advocate and Geisinger tech leaders define what they need for population health management

    In healthcare, the seemingly ceaseless mounting challenges confronting providers and policymakers are intertwined, with health IT at the center as healthcare becomes more and more digitized. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. Prescription drug spending reaches $374B in 2014

    U.S. prescription drug spending rose 13 percent in 2014 to $374 billion, the highest increase since 2001 when spending growth was 17 percent, according to a new report from IMS Health's Institute for Healthcare Informatics.  By Kelly Gooch -
  1. Anthem aftermath: CIOs and IT leaders recall what they did right after the attack

    Cybersecurity has passed from being a buzzword in healthcare to being an integral part of an organization's business strategy.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  2. Patient engagement: The responsibility of the patient or the provider? Executives weigh in

    Engaging patients with their medical care is a key piece of improving overall health and individual outcomes while reducing costs.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  3. Hackensack University Health Network, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center announce affiliation

    Hackensack (N.J.) University Health Network and Englewood (N.J.) Hospital and Medical Center have entered into a new clinical and academic affiliation.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Wearables: A look to the future or a hyped-up fad?

    As wearables become more common among patients, providers are faced with the question of how to use the massive quantities of data the devices generate.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  5. Tenet Healthcare names Sally Deitch CEO of Sierra Providence Health Network

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare has promoted Sally Deitch, RN, to CEO of the Sierra Providence Health Network in El Paso, Texas, according to an El Paso Inc. report.  By Tamara Rosin -
  6. Tech needs to do more for government, US CTO Megan Smith says

    The technology industry is continuously innovating and evolving, though its relationship with the federal government still falters, inhibiting real change and development, according to Megan Smith, CTO of the U.S. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  7. Carolinas HealthCare eliminates president and COO spot

    Carolinas HealthCare System is eliminating the position of president and COO, meaning Joe Piemont will leave the Charlotte, N.C.-based system at the end of May, according to a Charlotte Observer report. By Molly Gamble -
  8. CHS, Prime, HCA, Tenet: 4 of the most interesting and successful CEOS, a comparative review

    The CEOs of healthcare giants CHS, Prime Healthcare, HCA and Tenet are among the most successful of their time. The following is an overview of the executives' background, compensation, education and more.  By Tamara Rosin and Emily Rappleye -
  9. 6 observations on revenue cycle management from BDO Capital

    Many financial buyers are looking for an entry point into the revenue cycle management industry while several strategic buyers are aiming to gain scale in the industry, according to a recent report from BDO Capital Advisors.  By Ayla Ellison -


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