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  1. High court divided over PPACA case

    The U.S. Supreme Court began hearing arguments Wednesday in King v. Burwell, the case that will determine whether people in all states will receive health insurance subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Alongside records, Practice Fusion's EHR displays sponsorships

    Practice Fusion's EHR software is free, but it is sponsored by pharmaceutical companies.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  3. Mayo, Trinity, Geisinger and BJC's latest financial results

    This week the following four health systems released financial results.  By Ayla Ellison -

Make each round count

There is no magic wand for achieving patient-centered care, but the guiding principles are clear. Crafting a strong relationship between provider and patient through communication and understanding has proven to improve patient outcomes and experiences.
  1. Detroit Receiving Hospital CEO Dr. Iris Taylor reflects on her 40-year career

    Iris Taylor, PhD, RN, will retire from her post as CEO of DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital March 27. Dr. Taylor has been an integral leader of Detroit Medical Center for the last 40 years, and her many contributions to the system have been invaluable. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. The way we work

    In part I of a two-part executive roundtable, three hospital leaders define their hospitals' unique traits, productivity tips and what makes an effective work environment.  By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Moody's: PPACA challenge carries significant risk for nonprofit hospitals

    A decision from the U.S. Supreme Court striking down subsidies in the 34 states that did not establish their own health insurance exchanges would have various credit effects on nonprofit hospitals, according to a comment discussion of King v. Burwell from Moody's Investor's Service.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Cigna, QualCare Alliance Networks complete deal

    Bloomfield, Conn.-based health insurer Cigna has completed its acquisition of Piscataway, N.J.-based QualCare Alliance Networks.  By Kelly Gooch -

Disinfectants don't guarantee disinfection

Learn the key components of a successful disinfection program, highlight potential barriers and ways to overcome these barriers to achieve the best results.
  1. Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove delivers 'State of the Clinic' address to employees

    This morning, Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove, MD, delivered his annual "State of the Clinic" address. More than 500 Cleveland Clinic employees were in attendance at the InterContinental Hotel in Cleveland, and the speech was streamed live throughout the Clinic's 44 locations, including Abu Dhabi, Florida and Toronto. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Minnesota hospitals reach tentative agreement with workers

    Twin Cities area hospitals and unionized workers have reached a tentative three-year deal, according to a Minnesota Public Radio report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. St. Vincent Health names Cheryl Harmon CFO

    Indianapolis-based St. Vincent Health, part of St. Louis-based Ascension Health, has named Cheryl Harmon CFO. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. Hospitals' contribution to the economy: $2.6T, 5.6M jobs

    U.S. community hospitals generated nearly $2.6 trillion for the country's economy in 2013, including 5.6 million jobs, according to report released Wednesday by the American Hospital Association.  By Kelly Gooch -
  1. 9 latest hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves were announced or made in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Weiss Memorial Hospital CEO promoted to chief of Tenet's Chicago market

    Anthony J. Tedeschi, MD, CEO of Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago, has been promoted to CEO of Tenet Healthcare's Chicago market.  By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Top 10 medical schools for primary care

    U.S. News & World Report released a list of the top 10 medical schools for primary care, based on a survey of 156 accredited medical and osteopathic schools.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. RadioShack's fall highlights new decisions for hospitals

    The bankruptcy of RadioShack and rumored purchase of many of its stores by Amazon illustrate the complex and high-stakes business decisions that today's retail companies need to make. In an increasingly retail healthcare environment, provider organizations face a similar set of decisions — ones that are unlike any decisions providers have had to make in the past.  By Kenneth Kaufman, Chair, Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC -
  5. Ohio physicians collaborative adds 10 member groups

    Ten physician groups, totaling more than 200 physicians, have joined the Independent Physicians Collaborative, which eight groups in the Cincinnati area founded in January, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier.  By Emily Rappleye -
  6. Trinity Health's bottom line takes a hit in first half of FY 2015

    Livonia, Mich.-based nonprofit system Trinity Health posted an operating surplus of $221.4 million on $7.1 billion in revenue for the six months ended Dec. 31, 2014, compared to its operating surplus of $170.5 million on $6.7 billion in revenue for the same period of the prior year.  By Ayla Ellison -
  7. Mayo Clinic posts highest operating margin in more than 25 years

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic reported operating income of $834.3 million in fiscal year 2014, a 36.3 percent increase over its operating income of $612.1 million the previous year.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. CHS to divest 2 South Carolina hospitals

    Subsidiaries of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems have executed a definitive agreement to divest 59-bed Chesterfield General Hospital in Cheraw, S.C., and 102-bed Marlboro Park Hospital in Bennettsville, S.C.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. University Hospitals eyes adding Samaritan Regional Health System

    Cleveland-based University Hospitals and Samaritan Regional Health System, based in Ashland, Ohio, are taking steps toward signing a letter of intent to integrate SRHS into the UH system.  By Ayla Ellison -

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