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  1. 8 Epic EHR implementations with the biggest price tags in 2015

    Investments in EHR systems are undoubtedly costly, but some implementations appear to carry more costs than others. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. 10 most-read IT stories in June

    The following are the top 10 health IT stories from June, starting with the most-read. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. Good Samaritan Health System officially joins WellSpan

    Good Samaritan Health System in Lebanon, Pa., has finalized its partnership with WellSpan Health, based in York, Pa., after nearly a year of due diligence.  By Ayla Ellison -

5 tips to make your anesthesia program as efficient as possible

Your surgical service is the engine that drives your hospital’s bottom line, and any inefficiency can disrupt everything—from the number of surgical cases your hospital handles to its ability to attract new patients and physicians—thus hindering profitability. This white paper outlines five tips to help make your anesthesia program reach or exceed “best practice” levels.
  1. Community Health Network settles false claims allegations for $20.3M

    Community Health Network, a nonprofit system based in Indianapolis, has agreed to pay $20.3 million to resolve allegations it submitted false claims to the Medicare and Medicaid programs, according to the Department of Justice.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Washington Health System acquires hospital from RegionalCare Hospital Partners

    Washington (Pa.) Health System has completed its previously announced acquisition of Southwest Regional Medical Center in Waynesburg, Pa., from Brentwood, Tenn.-based RegionalCare Hospital Partners.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. John Muir Health to pay $550k to settle whistle-blower lawsuit

    Walnut Creek, Calif.-based John Muir Health has agreed to pay the federal government $550,000 to resolve allegations it violated the False Claims Act, according to the Department of Justice.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. 50 statistics and benchmarks for CFOs to know

    Here are 50 statistics and benchmarks for hospital and health system CFOs to know.  By Tamara Rosin -

Transforming patient expectations into great experiences

Patients are empowered to demand more from their providers. Online medical information and access to social media makes for a curious and more knowledgeable patient who has high expectations of service and a lower tolerance for indifference.
  1. 10 latest hospital, health system layoffs

    The following hospitals and health systems shared plans for or implemented layoffs in June, starting with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Partners HealthCare to close Union Hospital, cut about 100 positions: 9 things to know

    Boston-based Partners HealthCare announced it will close its Union Hospital in Lynn, Mass., as part of a plan to consolidate services in the North Shore region and open a dedicated behavioral health center, according to The Boston Globe.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. 10 things to know about Bernie Sanders' healthcare views

    Here are 10 things to know about Sen. Bernie Sanders' views on healthcare issues. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. Medical companies paid physicians, teaching hospitals $6.49B in 2014

    Drug and medical device makers paid physicians and teaching hospitals $6.49 billion last year, according to the most recent round of data published through CMS' Open Payments website.  By Ayla Ellison -

Why your EMR won't drive value-based care

You don't know what you don't know. You may think you are providing value-based services to your clients through your EMR, but without the ability to take action and ensure accountable follow-up, are you truly making a positive impact?
  1. 10 largest for-profit hospital systems | 2015

    Here are 10 of the largest for-profit hospital systems in the U.S., based on number of acute-care hospitals.  By Erin Marshall -
  2. What makes an 'ideal' Chief Quality Officer?

    In many healthcare organizations, quality-related functions fall under the umbrella of the chief clinical officer or are spread out among other qualified clinicians or executives. Increasingly, however, the industry is witnessing the growth of the chief quality officer role.  By Shannon Barnet -
  3. Capella to acquire hospitals from Ascension, expand network in 2 states

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Capella Healthcare has signed letters of intent to acquire Pasco, Wash.-based Lourdes Health Network and St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho, which are both currently part of St. Louis-based Ascension.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. More than half of healthcare providers lack new reimbursement tools: 6 findings

    Finance departments at healthcare providers need to adjust to new payment models, but only 15 percent say they have the "very sophisticated" capabilities to support capitation, bundled payments and quality-based payments that account for an increasingly larger component of revenue, according to a survey by KPMG, the U.S.-based audit, tax and advisory firm.   By Kelly Gooch -
  5. SEIU Healthcare targets Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner in TV ads

    A healthcare workers union has launched TV ads criticizing budget cuts proposed by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R), according to the Chicago Sun-Times.  By Kelly Gooch -
  6. Lexington Medical Center promotes Tod Augsburger to CEO role: 4 things to know

    Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia, S.C., has named Tod Augsburger president and CEO, effective Oct. 1.  By Kelly Gooch -
  7. Wrangell Medical Center CEO leaving for Washington: 3 things to know

    Wrangell (Alaska) Medical Center CEO Marla Sanger is leaving her position, effective Oct. 30, according to a SitNews report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. 14 hospital transactions and partnerships in June

    The following hospital mergers, acquisitions and general transactions took place or were announced in June, beginning with the most recent.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. IRS provides clarification on hospital financial assistance policy requirements

    The IRS has provided clarification on the final rule it issued last December, requiring hospital financial assistance policies to include a list of the providers delivering emergency or other medically necessary care and whether the each provider is covered by the financial assistance policy.  By Ayla Ellison -


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