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  1. Putting the "health" back into healthcare

    Engineers in the medical field focus daily on designing innovations that improve patient care. More and more hospital administrators and clinicians focus daily on improving patient safety.  By Joe Kiani, Founder of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation and Founder and CEO of Masimo -
  2. Dr. Vipul Mankad: The secret recipe for ACO success

    Vipul Mankad, MD, helped launch Austin, Texas-based Integrated ACO, one of the most successful Advance Payment ACOs in the country.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. 5 core management mistakes in health systems: Key causes of failure and business erosion

    As we look over the past 10 to 15 years in healthcare, there are several core management mistakes we see repeating themselves. These unfortunate patterns can be the key causes of failure, hurting the sustainability of an organization. Avoid the following five errors:  By Scott Becker and Emily Rappleye -

CEOs & CIOs speak on the state of healthcare 

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  1. The evolving CFO role: 5 areas strategic financial leaders are spending their time

    The role of financial leader is changing, with 52 percent of CFOs, including those from hospitals and health systems, spending more time on strategic issues, according to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 CFO Outlook survey.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 11 healthcare industry bankruptcies in 2014

    For many financially troubled healthcare organizations, 2014 has been a deciding year, with numerous organizations filing for bankruptcy protection this year.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Physicians report lower compensation increases: 7 things to know

    Increases in median total cash compensation for physicians were lower in 2014 than 2013, according to the 2014 Physician Compensation and Productivity Survey from Sullivan, Cotter and Associates.  By Shannon Barnet -
  4. Physicians still earning more on multiple procedures than multiple patients, study finds

    A new study suggests PPACA payment reform is not yet a reality, according to U.S. News & World Report.  By Emily Rappleye -

ASC Transactions & Physician Compensation

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  1. University Hospital signs deal with Washington County Hospital

    Augusta, Ga.-based nonprofit University Hospital signed a five-year agreement with the Hospital Authority of Washington Country to begin managing the Sandersville, Ga.-based Washington County Regional Medical Center on Jan. 1, according to The Augusta Chronicle.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. Largest Massachusetts independent physician group condenses

    Three independent physician groups loosely affiliated under the Newton, Mass.-based Atrius Health network will merge next month to become a unified nonprofit with one management team, according to The Boston Globe.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. Can Medicaid patients access physicians? 11 statistics

    In the past year, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has spurred a 16 percent increase in Medicaid enrollment, yet federal investigators found more than half of physicians listed as Medicaid providers are not available to treat enrollees, according to the The New York Times.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. UnitedHealth vs. Molina: Which will be the fastest-growing health insurance stock in 2015?

    The nation's largest insurer, UnitedHealth Group, is projecting double-digit earnings growth next year, but it may be managed care company Molina Healthcare that has the biggest earnings growth among insurers in 2015, according to Todd Campbell, founder of E.B. Capital Markets, who shared his insights in a recent Motley Fool report.  By Ayla Ellison -

How to Align Information Security and Safety

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  1. Kindred proposes offering $1.35B in notes to fund Gentiva acquisition

    Louisville, Ky.-based post-acute services provider Kindred Healthcare has proposed offering $1.35 billion of senior unsecured notes and to use the proceeds to fund the acquisition of Atlanta-based home health and hospice services provider Gentiva Health Services.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. HCA to buy back half of Bain's $1.13B stake in the hospital operator

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America has announced it intends to buy back half of Bain Capital Investors' $1.13 billion stake in HCA, according to a Dow Jones report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 90% physicians see prescription drug abuse as big community problem

    The vast majority of medical professionals — including practicing internists, family physicians and general practitioners — believe prescription drug abuse is a significant problem in their community, and most physicians agreed opioids were overused to treat pain, according to a research letter published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. 46 hospitals with fastest ED discharge time

    The national average amount of time patients spend in the emergency department before being sent home is 134 minutes, but some hospitals have much faster times.  By Heather Punke -
  5. UConn's John Dempsey Hospital interim CEO gets the job

    UConn Health has named Anne Diamond, JD, as CEO of John Dempsey Hospital. Ms. Diamond has been serving as interim CEO since August 2013. By Tamara Rosin -
  6. Munroe Regional Medical Center names Bob Moore CEO

    Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Fla., has named Bob Moore CEO. By Tamara Rosin -
  7. Ohio State names successor to Dr. Steven Gabbe as CEO of Wexner Medical Center

    Ohio State University has named Sheldon Retchin, MD, MSPH, executive vice president of health sciences and CEO of Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, effective March 2, 2015. By Tamara Rosin -
  8. Employee rights vs. patient safety: The balance of mandatory flu shots

    It's almost winter — the middle of flu season. Have you gotten your flu shot? By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  9. 5 reasons hospital boards need more nurses

    Despite playing a vital role in patient care delivery, nurses make up only 6 percent of hospital board members according to the most recent American Hospital Association governance data.  By Shannon Barnet -

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