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  1. Healthcare strategy 2015 — Back to the basics: 12 key thoughts

    As one looks at the next couple of years and thinks about strategy, there are many different thoughts as to what is the right strategy. Increasingly, a number of these thoughts are untested and put forth by professors and consultants. The strategies resonate less and less with what is going on in the real world, what works and what is successful.  By Scott Becker -
  2. The best executive compensation packages: Attractive yet sensible

    Say goodbye to the private jet, the club membership and the tax breaks, because being a healthcare executive doesn't pay quite like it used to. By By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. More than half of physicians plan to skip MU stage 2 in 2015

    Meaningful use has been a bumpy ride for many eligible providers and hospitals, and it appears a number of physicians are calling it quits. According to a survey from Medical Practice Insider and SERMO, 55 percent of physicians do not plan to attest for meaningful use stage 2 in 2015. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

CEOs & CIOs speak on the state of healthcare 

CEOs and CIOs from hospital and healthcare systems across the country gathered in Chicago in early November to discuss issues and strategies that today's healthcare leaders face. This e-book features a recap of what leaders had to say about the industry's biggest challenges and developments. 
  1. Why physicians are recommending careers as NPs

    Primary care physicians are more likely to recommend a career as a nurse practitioner than as a physician to qualified college students.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. Hampton VA reports longest wait time in nation

    Veterans seeking care at the Hampton, Va.-based VA Medical Center wait an average of 30.53 days after their preferred appointment time to see a primary care physician, according to The Virginian-Pilot.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. 11 latest hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO changes were announced or made in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. Healthcare: Where some of the most skilled professionals don't wash their hands

    Institutional change is undoubtedly hard, but in an industry where people's lives are at risk every second of every day, there is no excuse for not prioritizing and tackling patient safety head on. How quickly is healthcare changing if attention to harm and improvement of patient safety remains so feeble?  By Akanksha Jayanthi -

How Americans view healthcare 

A recent study released by Booz Allen Hamilton and Ipsos Public Affairs reveals how Americans view healthcare by exploring the perceptions of consumers and providers among three main trends. 
  1. Columbus Regional Healthcare System appoints Carla Parker-Hollis CEO

    Columbus Regional Healthcare System in Whiteville, N.C., has named Carla Parker-Hollis president and CEO, effective Feb. 16.   By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Loring Hospital names Brian Martin CEO

    Loring Hospital in Sac City, Iowa, has named Brian Martin as CEO, according to Carroll Broadcasting Company. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Genomic-based treatment protocols: Altering the future of medicine

    There is no doubt that the coming decades will bring waves of change for medicine. For many in healthcare, those shifts will focus on the genome and our understanding of its implications on disease dissection and treatment options. By Robert L. Meyer, President and CEO, Phoenix Children's Hospital -
  4. Saint Francis Care promotes CFO, names CEO of Mt. Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital

    Hartford, Conn.-based Saint Francis Care has promoted David Bittner, MBA, CPA, to CFO, and Robert J. Krug, MD, to CEO of Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, part of the Saint Francis Care system, also in Hartford, according to Hartford Business. By Tamara Rosin -

Secure Mobile Communications in the Healthcare Industry

Using inefficient communication systems in care delivery can negatively impact patient safety, satisfaction and outcomes.
  1. CMS makes changes to RAC program: 10 things to know

    CMS has made a number of changes to the Recovery Audit Contractor program after evaluating provider concerns raised about the program.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Beaumont Health announces appointment of John Fox as CEO

    Royal Oak, Mich.-based Beaumont Health has announced the appointment of John T. Fox, MBA, as president and CEO, beginning in March. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. US healthcare spending on track to hit $10k per person in 2015

    CMS' National Health Expenditure Projections 2013-2023 show healthcare spending growth over the next several years, with expenditure projected to hit $3.21 trillion in 2015.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Orlando Health names David Strong CEO

    Orlando (Fla.) Health has named David W. Strong, MHA, president and CEO after more than a year without a permanent leader, according to the Orlando Sentinel. By Tamara Rosin -
  5. Beaumont Health names 9 new executives

    Royal Oak, Mich.-based Beaumont Health has named nine executives and revealed a new organizational structure to guide the integration of Beaumont Health System, Botsford Healthcare in Farmington, Mich., and Oakwood Healthcare in Southgate, Mich., according to Crain's Detroit Business. By Tamara Rosin -
  6. FDA grants waiver for 15-minute flu test

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments waiver to allow a nucleic acid-based influenza test to be used in physician offices, emergency departments, health department clinics and other healthcare facilities.  By Shannon Barnet -
  7. 4 hospital & health system CEOs define challenges and resolutions for 2015

    Four health system and hospital CEOs from around the country shared their New Year's resolutions, anticipated challenges, goals for 2015 and essential leadership qualities with Becker's Hospital Review.  By Tamara Rosin -
  8. Victim of VA Clinic shooting in El Paso identified as psychologist

    Update: An earlier version of this story referred to the victim as a physician. The story was updated Jan. 12 after new information was released identifying the victim as a psychologist.  By Shannon Barnet -
  9. Medicare's Hospital Compare reports slow price increases for two procedures

    Medicare's Hospital Compare quality reports may impact how insurance companies negotiate prices for hospital procedures, according to a recent study published in Health Affairs.  By Shannon Barnet -

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