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  1. Think twice before saying "population health" again

    Why healthcare runs the risk of diminishing what was once a big, powerful idea.    By Molly Gamble -
  2. Greatness runs in generations: The Chuck Lauer family

    Chuck S. Lauer is one of the great leaders in our arena. He is a terrific family man, great hockey player and athlete, brilliant thinker, inspiring mentor, remarkable salesperson and a great friend.  By Scott Becker -
  3. Executive roundtable: Strategies for making the shift from fee-for-service

    There is a lot of talk about the shift to a value-based healthcare system, but in reality many healthcare organizations are still stuck in a fee-for-service world.  By Ayla Ellison -

Survey: Meeting lean goals through system integration

Wrestling with how to reduce redundancy, remove waste and how to fully and physically integrate your organization as you grow? Take this 6-item survey to help influence the resulting industry report.
  1. CareFirst falls victim to cyberattack: Industry experts respond

    On Wednesday, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield announced cyberattacks gained access to the payer's database and compromised the personal data of 1.1 million individuals.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. Lahey Health to lay off 130 employees at 3 hospitals: 4 things to know

    Burlington, Mass.-based Lahey Health is laying off 130 people at three hospitals as it works to cut costs, according to a Boston Globe report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Huntington Memorial Hospital undergoes restructuring, 6 executives and directors let go: 5 things to know

    Six executives and directors at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, Calif., were eliminated May 18 as the facility instituted some top-level restructuring, according to a San Gabriel Valley Tribune report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. 4 things to know about Jim Schultz, Edgerton Hospital's newly appointed CEO

    Edgerton (Wis.) Hospital has appointed Jim Schultz CEO.  By Kelly Gooch -

How are you staffing your hospital? 

Complete a 7-item survey for an upcoming E-book about hospital workforce management and staffing to compare your experience with those of other hospital and health system leaders. 
  1. Oconee Regional Medical Center CEO resigns: 3 things to know

    Jean Aycock, CEO of Oconee Regional Medical Center in Milledgeville, Ga., is resigning, according to a WMAZ report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. DEA arrests physicians, others in largest operation against illegal painkiller distribution

    Following a 15-month investigation into what the Drug Enforcement Administration is calling its largest operation against illegal trafficking of prescription drugs, DEA agents arrested seven physicians and 41 others Wednesday in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, according to the New York Times. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Improving the patient experience is no 'fluff' job: 4 CXOs weigh in

    As hospitals and health systems face increasing pressure to evolve from volume- to value-based care delivery systems, organizational culture, reimbursement models and workflow are already experiencing or preparing for monumental shifts. The driving force behind the need for change is the goal of improving the patient experience while lowering costs. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. Patient engagement: Results from a focus group

    In the past, I have found patient engagement to be a delicate topic to broach with healthcare executives because it starts with a recognition of the futility of our healthcare system — a recognition that traditional healthcare services alone are insufficient to dramatically and sustainably improve patient outcomes. That resistance to patient engagement as a tool is becoming less and less widespread.  By Paul Merrild, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solutions, athenahealth -

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. 5 recent legislative developments affecting healthcare

    The following is a roundup of recently introduced legislation and legislative developments affecting the healthcare industry.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Euclid Hospital President Dr. Daniel Napierkowski: 'I don't think I ever want to stop being a doctor'

    On May 13, Daniel Napierkowski, MD, assumed the presidential duties of Cleveland Clinic's Euclid Hospital. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. Bon Secours Charity Health System joins forces with Westchester Medical Center

    Suffern, N.Y.-based Bon Secours Charity Health System and Westchester Medical Center, a Valhalla, N.Y.-based safety-net hospital, have signed a joint venture agreement with a goal of providing improved health services in their region.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Leidos to purchase $100M in outstanding stock, Decision Resources Group acquires Healthcare Business Insights & more – 8 RCM company key notes

    Here are eight recent news updates from healthcare revenue cycle management companies.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. For an effective communication strategy, think like a nurse

    When was the last time you heard a nurse yell while on the clock? It may happen more frequently than you think. By Staff -
  6. Meaningful use payments pass $30B mark

    As of March 2015, CMS has paid out more than $30 billion in meaningful use payments to eligible professionals and eligible hospitals participating in both the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  7. Epic EMR leads small practice market share; McKesson updates CDS solution; and Jeb Bush loves his Apple Watch — 9 key notes on health IT companies

    Here are nine recent news updates on key health IT companies. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  8. New York City HHC reports possible PHI disclosure of 90,000 patients

    A former New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. employee improperly accessed and transmitted files containing protected health information, prompting the health system to notify nearly 90,000 patients their data may be compromised.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  9. Cyberattack exposes data of 1.1M CareFirst BCBS members: 6 things to know

    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield announced Wednesday it was the victim of a cyberattack that potentially compromised the data of millions, according to Reuters. Here are six things to know about the attack.  By Emily Rappleye -


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