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  1. Hospitals add jobs while healthcare prices experience little change: 3 findings

    Healthcare jobs continue to rise despite static prices for hospitals and physicians, according to data from the monthly Health Sector Economic Indicators briefs released by Altarum Institute's Center for Sustainable Health Spending.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. 7 lessons on partnerships from Akron General Health System and the Cleveland Clinic

    In addition to mergers and acquisitions, hospital partnerships and affiliations are becoming increasingly common in the healthcare industry. At the Becker's Hospital Review 6th Annual Meeting on May 8, Thomas L. Stover, MD, President and CEO of Akron (Ohio) General Health system discussed his organization's partnership with the Cleveland Clinic.  By Shannon Barnet -
  3. 6 latest hospital CNO, CMO moves

    The following six hospital and health system CNO and CMO moves were covered by Becker's Hospital Review in the last three weeks, starting with the most recent.  By Heather Punke -

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  1. Another health system might join the Philadelphia merger frenzy

    Aria Health, a three-hospital system based in Philadelphia, recently put out a request for proposals seeking interest from potential partners, according to a Philadelphia Business Journal report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. UP Health System-Marquette CEO Ed Banos resigns: 3 things to know

    Ed Banos, CEO at Upper Peninsula Health System in Marquette, Mich., will leave his position for an opportunity at University Hospital in San Antonio, according to a TV6 News report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Judge says Highmark wrongly passed along reimbursement reductions

    A Pennsylvania court has ruled that health insurer Highmark was not permitted to pass along reimbursement reductions imposed by Congress' budget sequestration under Medicare Advantage contracts, according to a Law360 report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Epic selected for Erlanger Health; Cerner, Allscripts, athenahealth report growing revenues; and IBM, Epic and Mayo bring cognitive computing to EHRs — 15 key notes on health IT companies

    Here are 15 recent news updates on key companies in health IT.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -

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  1. Emdeon Q1 revenue up 9%, McKesson reports $179B in fiscal year revenue & more – 6 recent RCM company key notes

    Here are six recent news updates on key healthcare revenue cycle management companies.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Physician compensation in today's market: Key thoughts for hospital executives

    Physicians are increasingly interested in hospital employment, and hospitals are struggling to develop a fair and effective compensation model. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 6 keys to leveraging data for population care management

    Using data to drive population care management requires healthcare providers to adopt new processes, change behaviors and be mindful of new challenges, according to Earl Steinberg, MD, MPP, CEO of xG Health and executive vice president of innovation and dissemination at Geisinger Health System, based in Danville, Pa.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. 3 physician alignment perspectives: Urban, suburban and rural

    The leaders of three diverse healthcare organizations discuss physician alignment in a changing healthcare landscape.  By Emily Rappleye -

Why your EMR won't drive value-based care

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  1. A new leadership organization: Incorporating change through a job charter

    A job description is pretty straightforward. It outlines the competencies and qualifications one needs for a particular job as well as expected duties to fulfill the responsibilities and requirements of the position. However, a shoot-off of a job description — a job charter — could have farther reaching implications that help direct the future of an organization. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. Hospital outpatient strategies — The future is here

    After launching as a company focused on helping physicians build de novo ambulatory surgery centers, Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America saw an opportunity in the market to expand: turning around failing ASCs and working with hospitals on joint venture centers. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. The secret sauce to improving patient satisfaction

    Lafayette (La.) General Health has undergone many significant changes in recent years, including a renovation. However, it's the changes the hospital has made to improve patient satisfaction, rather than the facility's modernized look, that is catching attention.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. 3 key lessons in consumer-driven healthcare

    The healthcare marketplace is evolving and consumers have access to more information than ever before. With patients taking on more financial responsibility for the care they receive, consumers' expectations of healthcare have also shifted.  By Ayla Ellison -
  5. Key thoughts on financial strategy for hospitals: 4 CFOs

    Accountable care organizations and population health management are lofty goals for hospitals to improve community health. But how do the financial experts at hospitals and health systems feel about the change? By Laura Dyrda -
  6. 5 key trends in hospital/physician joint venture ASCs — And how to make sure yours is successful

    Ambulatory surgery center joint ventures with hospitals and health systems is a huge opportunity as the healthcare system encourages collaboration to provide the best quality care at the lowest cost. By Laura Dyrda -
  7. Physician engagement impacts overall quality and cost: Maury Regional Medical Center case study

    Carey Albright, MBA/MSN BSN, RN, CENP, administrative director of Maury Regional Medical Center gave a presentation on physician relationships and engagement during the Becker's Hospital Review 6th Annual Meeting.  By Brandon Howard -
  8. How to optimize patient flow with multidisciplinary huddles

    Last year Oschner Health System treated patients from all 50 states and became a preferred destination for healthcare between Birmingham and Houston. By Laura Dyrda -
  9. 6 management tips for physician leaders

    There is a shortage of leaders in healthcare, and in particular, a shortage of physicians in leadership teams, said Bhagwan Satiani, MD, MBA, professor of clinical surgery, division of vascular diseases and surgery, department of surgery as well as director of the FAME Faculty Leadership Institute and medical director of vascular labs at The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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