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  1. Success in the 'gray zone': Ascension Health CFO Rhonda Anderson on transitioning into a new healthcare model

    As the healthcare industry shifts away from the fee-for-service model and into a value-based one, hospital and health system CFOs are faced with a complicated task — making the best financial decisions for their organizations with one foot in the old model and one in the new.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 6 strategies for CEOs embracing data analytics

    Even though using data analytics has not traditionally been a part of hospital and health system CEOs' job descriptions, in the era of Big Data, understanding analytics has become a competitive necessity for healthcare leaders. However, this is intimidating for some leaders without finance and data analytics training. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Jasper County Hospital joins Franciscan Alliance: 4 things to know

    Mishawaka, Ind.-based Franciscan Alliance has finalized its previously announced purchase of Jasper County Hospital in Rensselaer, Ind., according to a Journal & Courier report.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. 2 EHRs stripped of ONC certification

    The ONC has terminated the certification of two EHR products that were being used to meet the requirements of the EHR Incentive Programs, saying the products no longer meet ONC Health IT Certification Program requirements. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. Oswego Health appoints new CEO: 7 things to know

    Oswego (N.Y.) Health has appointed Charles "Chuck" Gijanto president and CEO, effective Sept. 14, according to a Central New York Business Journal report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. CMS to test value-based insurance model on Medicare Advantage plans

    CMS announced the Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Model on Tuesday, which aims to reduce the utilization of avoidable high-cost care while improving Medicare beneficiaries' health.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Federal judge rules antitrust lawsuit against UPMC, Highmark can move forward

    An antitrust lawsuit against UPMC and Highmark, both based in Pittsburgh, will move forward after U.S. District Judge Joy Flower Conti denied a motion by the two health giants to dismiss it, according to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report.  By Ayla Ellison -

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  1. Daughters of Charity names John Ferrelli Seton Medical Center CEO: 5 things to know

    Daughters of Charity Health System has named John Ferrelli president and CEO of its Seton Medical Center in Daly City, Calif., effective immediately.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. SSM Health to invest $500M to replace SLU Hospital with new facility

    St. Louis-based SSM Health will spend $500 million to replace Saint Louis University Hospital within the next five years, according to a St. Louis Business Journal report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Banner Health names CEO of southern Wyoming operations: 5 things to know

    Phoenix-based Banner Health has named Shelby Nelson CEO of its southern Wyoming operations.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Kmart pays $1.4M in false claims settlement

    The Department of Justice announced Tuesday Hoffmann Estates, Ill.-based Kmart has paid $1.4 million to settle allegations it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly inducing Medicare beneficiaries to fill their prescriptions at Kmart pharmacies.  By Emily Rappleye -

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  1. 2 Georgia health systems announce massive merger plans: 5 things to know

    Two Georgia health systems — Northside Hospital and Gwinnett Medical Center — are exploring a merger to create a combined system that would have nearly 1,400 beds, more than 16,000 employees and nearly 3,500 physicians on staff.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Cedars-Sinai acquires Marina Del Rey Hospital

    Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Health System has purchased 145-bed Marina Del Rey (Calif.) Hospital.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Tenet, Ascension and Dignity Health finalize joint venture to own Arizona health system

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, St. Louis-based Ascension and San Francisco-based Dignity Health have finalized a joint venture to own and operate Carondelet Health Network based in Tucson, Ariz.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Cleveland Clinic announces $302M expansion in Florida

    Cleveland Clinic has unveiled a $302 million expansion plan for Cleveland Clinic Florida that includes capital improvements to its Weston campus and a new clinic and ambulatory surgery center in Coral Springs. By Tamara Rosin -
  5. Saint Francis Hospital, Trinity Health merger gets OK from Vatican and state

    Hartford, Conn.-based Saint Francis Hospital announced Sept. 1 the Vatican approved its merger with Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health, according to the Hartford Courant. By Tamara Rosin -
  6. "It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice" — Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare CEO Mary Lou Mastro on physician engagement, competition and team building

    The medical care physicians provide will always be at the core of a hospital or health system's business, even as healthcare begins to expand to encompass more aspects of patient wellness. Because of this, keeping physicians highly engaged should be one of healthcare CEOs' top priorities. By Tamara Rosin -
  7. CDC: Fewer Americans avoiding medical care due to cost

    One in 20 Americans said they skipped out on medical care they needed last year because they could not afford it, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found, according to The Washington Post. By Tamara Rosin -
  8. UCLA Health notifies patients of compromised data following laptop theft

    More than 1,200 patients were notified on Tuesday that their medical information may be compromised following the theft of a University of California at Los Angeles Health laptop in early July.  By Max Green -
  9. The corner office: Cook County Health's Dr. John Jay Shannon on the 'national embarrassment' of healthcare disparities in the US

    For the wealthiest country in the world…to not have figured out access to basic healthcare as a fundamental right for individuals, I think is a little bit of a national embarrassment. By Heather Punke -

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