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  1. The life of a healthcare CIO: Baylor Scott & White Health's Matthew Chambers

    In collaboration with CHIME, Becker's Hospital Review's "Life of a Healthcare CIO" series features leading hospital and health system CIOs from across the country who are sharing their experiences, best practices and challenges.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. 10 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From a single-hospital system in Ohio agreeing to pay $10 million to settle kickback allegations to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling hospitals can't sue states over Medicaid reimbursement rates, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 12 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    The following health IT vendor contracts and go-lives were announced within the past week.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -

Boost Patient Satisfaction Scores in Your ED

ED staffing and management expert ECI Healthcare Partners shares 10 tools and techniques proven to spur immediate and lasting improvements in your patients’ ED experience.
  1. Details of Wellmont, Mountain States merger released

    Kingsport, Tenn.-based Wellmont Health System and Johnson City, Tenn.-based Mountain States Health Alliance have announced the two organizations are in exclusive merger talks.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Week in review: 12 biggest healthcare stories this week

    Stay in the know with Becker's Hospital Review's weekly roundup of the nation's biggest healthcare news. Here's what you need to know this week.  By Tamara Rosin -
  3. 3 latest hospital, health system layoffs

    The following hospitals and health systems shared plans for or implemented layoffs in the past month, starting with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. 15 body language gaffes for leaders to avoid

    Body language is an important component of people's personalities that is often overlooked, most likely because it is not something we often think about or are aware of. However, your body language could be sending people the wrong signals, impeding your ability to influence and lead. By Tamara Rosin -

Ways to drive incremental savings

When you think of direct freight management, do you only think of negotiated rates? Negotiating rates is just one small piece of the puzzle -- the real savings are driven by program participation, mode optimization and predictive analytics.
  1. Healthcare M&A activity: 8 key points

    Here are eight observations on healthcare sector mergers and acquisitions, according to a Irving Levin Associates report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital names Kyle Price CEO

    Houston-based Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital has announced the appointment of Kyle Price as the next CEO, effective April 5. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Vidant Health names Dr. Michael Waldrum CEO

    Greenville, N.C.-based Vidant Health has named Michael Waldrum, MD, CEO. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. Big Bend Regional Medical Center CEO leaving for Hill Regional Hospital job

    Mike Ellis, CEO of Alpine, Texas-based Big Bend Regional Medical Center is leaving to lead Hill Regional Hospital in Hillsboro, Texas, according to the Alpine Avalanche. By Tamara Rosin -
  1. CMS delays RAC enforcement of 'two-midnight' rule

    CMS has announced the prohibition of Recovery Audit Contractor inpatient hospital patient status reviews under the "two-midnight" policy until April 30.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. PeaceHealth CEO, CNO to resign

    Josiah "Sy" Johnson, CEO and chief mission officer of the PeaceHealth Columbia Network, and Joanne Olsen, PeaceHealth Southwest chief administrative officer and CNO for PeaceHealth's Columbia Network, are leaving the system, according to The Columbian. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Estes Park Medical Center names Ryan White CFO

    Estes Park (Colo.) Medical Center has named Ryan D. White CFO, effective April 20, according to Virtual-Strategy magazine. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. Care New England exploring strategic partnerships

    Providence, R.I.-based Care New England is exploring potential strategic partnerships with other organizations, according to a WPRI report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. BayCare Health System takes hit on investments in 2014

    Clearwater, Fla.-based BayCare Health System reported net income of $357.6 million in 2014, down from $631.8 million the year prior.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic joins Rochester Regional Health System

    Clifton Springs (N.Y.) Hospital & Clinic has joined Rochester (N.Y.) Regional Health System, making it the fifth hospital in the health system.  By Ayla Ellison -
  7. The most popular health IT stories in March

    The following are the 10 most popular health IT stories from March. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  8. Highmark Health reports $178M operating loss for 2014

    Pittsburgh-based Highmark Health, which operates health insurer Highmark and Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, posted an $83 million net loss in 2014, compared to a total loss of $134 million in 2013.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. The Next Generation ACO: Why CMS is offering higher risks, higher rewards

    On March 10, 2015, CMS Innovation Center unveiled the latest in accountable care organizations, this time testing to see if a high-risk, high-reward model can successfully improve health outcomes and reduce costs for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries. The initiative is part of a greater effort by HHS to shift 50 percent of Medicare provider payments to alternative models by 2018.  By Emily Rappleye -


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