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  1. Mount Sinai CEO predicts a 'death spiral' in Supreme Court decision

    Mount Sinai Health System President and CEO Kenneth Davis predicted that a "death spiral" could occur if the Supreme Court decides to invalidate the health insurance subsidies currently being provided to millions of Americans through the federal insurance marketplace under the PPACA, according to his interview with CNBC's "On The Money." By Erin Marshall -
  2. Camarillo Health Care District hires new CEO

    Kara Ralston has been named CEO of Camarillo (Calif.) Health Care District and is set to begin her new position this week, according to a report in The Camarillo Acorn. By Erin Marshall -
  3. Do negative performance reviews create a self-fulfilling prophecy?

    Do managers who give consistently lower performance reviews negatively impact their employees' performance and engagement levels? A recent study from the Harvard Business Review says yes.  By Tamara Rosin -

5 tips to make your anesthesia program as efficient as possible

Your surgical service is the engine that drives your hospital’s bottom line, and any inefficiency can disrupt everything—from the number of surgical cases your hospital handles to its ability to attract new patients and physicians—thus hindering profitability. This white paper outlines five tips to help make your anesthesia program reach or exceed “best practice” levels.
  1. If Supreme Court strikes subsidies, health system profits would likely take a small hit

    A Supreme Court decision to invalidate premium tax credits for millions of Americans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act could have an impact health system profits. However, if traditional federal funding to health systems persists, analysts say it may not be as big a hit as some might expect, according to CNBC. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. PPACA repeal would add $353B to budget deficit

    As lawmakers await the Supreme Court ruling on King v. Burwell, in which a decision to invalidate premium subsidies would unravel much of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Congressional Budget Office determined that repealing the law would increase the budget deficit by as much as $353 billion, according to Politico. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. 50 things to know about Epic and Judy Faulkner

    Judy Faulkner was a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a master's degree in computer science when she started Epic Systems in 1979.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center names Matthew Trunnell CIO

    Seattle-based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has appointed Matthew Trunnell as vice president and CIO, effective August 31. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

Transforming patient expectations into great experiences

Patients are empowered to demand more from their providers. Online medical information and access to social media makes for a curious and more knowledgeable patient who has high expectations of service and a lower tolerance for indifference.
  1. Cigna rejects latest takeover bid from Anthem

    Cigna has rejected Anthem's latest takeover bid, according to The New York Times.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Mid-year review: 56 ACOs formed so far

    Below is a list of 56 accountable care organizations and collaborative care agreements formed since January 1, beginning with the most recent.  By Emily Rappleye and Erin Marshall -
  3. 5 most-read finance stories: Week of June 15-19

    A community hospital survival guide captured the attention of Becker's Hospital Review finance readers this week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. LifePoint Health names Victor Giovanetti western group president, promotes senior leaders: 14 things to know

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health has named Victor E. Giovanetti president of the company's Western Group of hospitals and promoted three senior leaders to new posts.    By Kelly Gooch -

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. 21 latest hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves were announced or made in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. What do residents consider when deciding where to practice? 8 factors

    Here are the top eight factors residents' consider when looking for a place to practice, according to the Merritt Hawkins' 2015 Survey of Final-Year Medical Residents report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. U-M Health System FY 2015 operating revenues strong at $2.7B

    Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan Health System reported Thursday strong financial results for fiscal year 2015, ending June 30. U-M anticipates a 3.2 percent operating margin, with $86.9 million in operating income on $2.7 billion in budgeted operating revenues for U-M Hospitals and Health Centers.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. 9 top government officials define leadership

    Federal government leaders are responsible for managing a large workforce and dealing with numerous complex problems, often concurrently.  By Tamara Rosin -
  5. Physician house calls saved Medicare more than $25M in 2013

    Physician house calls may be making a comeback — slowly. CMS released new data Thursday revealing house calls saved more than $25 million in the first year of a three-year study, according to The Boston Globe. By Tamara Rosin -
  6. Healthcare leaders, physicians and others weigh in on health insurer merger madness

    Recent merger frenzy talks involving five of the nation's largest health insurers have become a cause of concern for many in the healthcare industry.  By Ayla Ellison -
  7. Regulators: St. Luke's is violating court order by not unwinding Saltzer deal

    The Federal Trade Commission and the Idaho Attorney General's Office have filed court documents claiming Boise, Idaho-based St. Luke's Health System is not complying with an order requiring it to unwind its acquisition of Saltzer Medical Group in Nampa, Idaho, according to an Idaho Statesman report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. 10 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From a former hospital CFO sentenced to prison for lying about meaningful use to a hospital operator found in contempt for unexpectedly closing a North Carolina hospital, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. 8 recent hospital outlook and rating actions

    The following hospital and health system rating and outlook changes and affirmations took place during the past week, starting with the most recent.  By Ayla Ellison -


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