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  1. Public opinion of PPACA easily swayed, poll finds

    Although 60 percent of Americans have a favorable view of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's employer mandate, a recent Kaiser Health tracking poll revealed opinions of the health reform law provision can be easily swayed.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Sutter Health improves operating performance, posts $224M surplus

    Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health reported a $224 million operating surplus for the first nine months of 2014, a significant increase over the $18 million operating deficiency the system recorded for the same period of last year.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Adair County Health to join Mercy ACO

    Greenfield, Iowa-based Adair County Health System announced plans to join Des Moines, Iowa-based Mercy Accountable Care Organization, effective Jan. 1, 2015.  By Emily Rappleye -

CEOs & CIOs speak on the state of healthcare 

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  1. Cancer survivors to account for 5% of the US population in 2022

    As the cancer mortality rate has declined in recent years, the number of cancer survivors has increased substantially, according to a National Cancer Institute report.  By Shannon Barnet -
  2. Steward hit with $1,000-per-week penalty from state

    Boston-based Steward Health Care System has refused to submit its consolidated financial statement for 2013 to state regulators, which led the state to impose a fine of $1,000 per week that now totals $12,000. By Molly Gamble -
  3. Florida Department of Revenue claims HCA owes $10.4M in back taxes

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America is involved in a legal battle with the Florida Department of Revenue over claims the hospital operator owes $10.4 million in back taxes to the state, including $3 million in interest from unpaid taxes between 2007 and 2009, according to a TCPalm report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Florida Hospital Physician Group names Chris Jenkins CEO

    Chris Jenkins, MHA, has been named president and CEO of Florida Hospital Physician Group in Tampa, Fla. By Tamara Rosin -

ASC Transactions & Physician Compensation

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  1. 275 CEO departures this year: Healthcare again leads all sectors in CEO turnover

    The healthcare industry tied with the computer industry for highest CEO turnover in November, but is the leader across all industries with highest instances of turnover this year to date, according to a report published by Challenger, Gray & Christmas. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. 257,000 clinicians face meaningful use penalties in 2015

    Starting next month, approximately 257,000 eligible professionals will face Medicare payment adjustments for failing to meet requirements of the meaningful use EHR incentive program, according to a Medscape report. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. Broward Health signs on new CEO, discloses salary

    Nabil El Sanadi, MD, has officially become president and CEO of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health after signing his contract Dec. 17. According to South Florida Business Journal, Broward Health has disclosed his salary. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. Floyd Memorial Hospital CEO Mark Shugarman resigns

    Mark Shugarman, president and CEO of Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany, Ind., is resigning to take a new position at Shriner's Hospital for Children in Cincinnati, according to a recent report. By Tamara Rosin -

How to Align Information Security and Safety

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  1. Regional Medical Center appoints 4 executives

    Anniston, Ala.-based Regional Medical Center has announced the appointment of four executives. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Chuck Lauer on a selfless leader with a vision for women's health

    Teri Fontenot is someone I think you should know more about. By Chuck Lauer, Former Publisher of Modern Healthcare and an Author, Public Speaker and Career Coach -
  3. 6 types of physician personas

    Healthcare executives: Recognize any of these?  By Molly Gamble -
  4. 12 latest CEO moves in hospitals, health systems

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves occurred within the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent. By Tamara Rosin -
  5. Which states are the most obese?

    Obesity is one of the greatest health risks America's population faces today, according to the United Health Foundation's 25th annual America's Health Rankings. Our nation spends an estimated $147 billion to $210 billion on obesity and obesity-related health issues every year.  By Emily Rappleye -
  6. Waterbury Hospital seeks assistance from governor after failed Tenet deal

    Waterbury (Conn.) Hospital is seeking assistance from Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) after Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare recently decided to bow out of its plans to acquire Waterbury Hospital and four other Connecticut hospitals, according to WNPR News.  By Kelly Gooch -
  7. 2.5M Americans enroll through federal marketplace in one month

    Nearly 2.5 million people have chosen health plans through federal health exchanges since enrollment opened roughly one month ago, according to The New York Times.  By Shannon Barnet -
  8. Curiosity killed the cat — and got the hospital employee fired

    Medical record snooping can be the product of employee curiosity. How can hospital officials quell its employees' curiosity streak? By Heather Punke -
  9. First insurance-less primary care practice to open in Massachusetts

    Wayland, Mass.-based MedFirst Partners announced the opening of Marblehead, Mass.-based Gold Direct Care, one of the first direct primary care practices in Massachusetts, according to Marketwired.  By Emily Rappleye -

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