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  1. Hospital CFOs' top concerns for 2015

    From the transition to ICD-10 to mergers and acquisitions, hospital and health system CFOs are certainly going to be faced with a myriad of challenges in 2015. Although it's hard to say what the biggest issue in front of financial leaders is, there are some common top concerns on CFOs' radars going into next year.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 7 recently announced ACOs

    The following roundup lists recently announced accountable care organizations or collaborative care agreements, beginning with the most recent.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. The leadership competency test

    It's a jungle out there. Who has the best chance of successfully toughing it out?  By Ellie Rizzo -

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. 13 rebrands and name changes in healthcare this year

    With hospitals and health systems rebranding and changing names as often as they do, it's hard to keep track of who's who sometimes.  By Shannon Barnet -
  2. 25 must-read stories about population health

    Although relatively new and not precisely defined, "population health" has been one of the biggest buzzwords in healthcare this year.  By Shannon Barnet -
  3. 10 smartest things people in healthcare do

    There is no one type of "smart." The adjective changes meaning based on its context, and even then there can be different kinds of smart. Street smart, book smart, financially smart. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. Trends in hospital professional liability claims: 5 things to know

    Average professional liability claim severity has steadily increased, with severity of claims from children's and teaching hospitals remaining higher than the national average, according to the ninth annual Zurich Healthcare Risk Insights benchmark study of hospital professional liability claims.  By Ayla Ellison -

ASC Transactions & Physician Compensation

HealthCare Appraisers, Inc. weighs in on ASC Transactions & Physician Compensation Issues in this compilation of featured articles. The e-book includes three articles, covering M&A activity and physician employment compensation models. 
  1. 4 thoughts on how hospitals should survey employees

    Short, frequent employee polling is on the rise to check in, gather feedback and catch problems earlier, according to The Wall Street Journal. The shift to instant feedback and data-driven management is driving employers to check in monthly, weekly and even daily with employee "pulse surveys."  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. 10 latest hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves occurred within the last two weeks. They are listed below beginning with the most recent. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. 44 hospitals great at pain management

    The following is a list of the 44 hospitals in the U.S. where 83 percent or more of patients reported their pain was "always" well controlled. The national average is 71 percent of patients. By Heather Punke -
  4. St. David's North Austin Medical Center opens new children's hospital Wednesday

    Austin Texas-based St. David's HealthCare announced the opening today of a new 24-bed wing devoted to emergency and intensive care for children ages 17 and under at St. David's North Austin (Texas) Medical Center.  By Emily Rappleye -

How to Align Information Security and Safety

What is your hospital's biggest security threat? Are you prepared to stop it? This paper examines the five layers of security you need to protect your patients and their information -- plus the best ways to ensure physical security for your facility staff, physicians and patients.
  1. CHI Franciscan Health names Ketul Patel CEO

    Tacoma, Wash.-based CHI Franciscan Health has appointed Ketul J. Patel, MHA, MBA, as CEO of the system and senior vice president of divisional operations for the Pacific Northwest Region of Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. What will happen if the high courts strike federal exchange subsidies? 5 thoughts

    If the Supreme Court invalidates the legality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act tax subsidies for health insurance, legal scholars say it could be the beginning of the unravelling of the healthcare law, according to Kaiser Health News. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Mark Doyle named Memorial Hospital Pembroke CEO

    Mark E. Doyle, MBA, has been named administrator and CEO of Memorial Hospital Pembroke in Pembroke Pines, Fla., part of Hollywood, Fla.-based Memorial Healthcare System. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. Federal, privately insured will pay more out-of-pocket for specialty drugs: 5 findings

    Both privately insured Americans and those who buy coverage through government insurance exchanges will likely be faced with increased out-of-pocket costs for "specialty drugs" next year, according to Kaiser Health News' analysis of two studies from consulting firm Avalere Health. By Tamara Rosin -
  5. Urgent care centers experienced rapid growth over past year

    More than 80 percent of urgent care centers across the country reported growth in 2013 to accommodate an increased patient base, according to the Urgent Care Association of America's 2014 Benchmarking Study. By Tamara Rosin -
  6. 25 comments from readers: The good, the bad and the ugly

    Here at Becker's Hospital Review, the reporters value the opportunity to open an insightful dialogue with our readers through comments posted at the end of articles. Support, criticism, questions and discussion are all present, and we appreciate our readers for their engagement! By Tamara Rosin -
  7. 5 points of progress made against Ebola in the US

    Since the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. happened at the end of September, the government took action and has made progress on its response plan, according to a White House fact sheet released Tuesday. By Heather Punke -
  8. Allegheny Health Network acquires Klingensmith Healthcare

    Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network has acquired a majority ownership of Ford City, Pa.-based Klingensmith Healthcare, a respiratory and home medical device equipment and services provider.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. More healthcare M&A activity expected in 2015: What is driving the transactions?

    With deals being generated by favorable credit markets and cash-rich balance sheets, mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare industry are expected to continue unabated next year, according to results from the KPMG M&A Outlook survey.  By Ayla Ellison -

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