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  1. The 4 biggest cost accounting mistakes you don't know you're making

    If healthcare providers share a common priority, it is cost reduction. By Tushar Pandey, Director of Decision Support, Strata Decision Technology -
  2. CMS' 2016 IPPS proposed rule: 10 points to know

    Many hospitals will see increases in their Medicare reimbursements next year, as CMS released its proposed rule for the fiscal year 2016 Medicare inpatient prospective payment system.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of April 13-17

    Four of the five major for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices increase last week.  By Kelly Gooch -

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. Global healthcare facility energy management systems annual revenue expected to exceed $2B by 2024

    Global healthcare facility energy management systems revenue is expected to grow from $948.8 million annually in 2015 to $2.2 billion in 2024, according to a new report from Navigant Research, which examines the state of the global market for healthcare EMSs and technologies.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. To protect identities, doc fix bill requires removal of Social Security numbers from Medicare cards

    Last week, President Barack Obama signed the "doc fix" bill to repeal the sustainable growth rate. A provision of the newly signed bill requires Social Security numbers to be removed from Medicare beneficiaries' cards as a measure to protect patient identities and reduce the risk of identity theft. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. Going the extra mile: CEOs who run marathons may lead more valuable companies

    More than 30,000 runners will hit the streets of Boston Monday for the 119th annual Boston Marathon — many of them the nation's top business leaders.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. NYT editorial board echoes industry qualms with barriers to sharing medical records

    The sharing of medical records is critical to the healthcare continuum, but information transfers are still being blocked too often and too easily, suggested the New York Times editorial board in an editorial published last week. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

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. Republicans leave PPACA repeal fight behind

    Republican congressional leaders have essentially abandoned the fight to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a Los Angeles Timesreport.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 4 recent hospital transactions and partnerships

    The following healthcare mergers, acquisitions and general transactions took place or were announced within the past week.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Sheridan Healthcare: Great blog posts and content-based marketing from a leading national provider

    1. Sheridan has evolved over the years into one of the largest and most respected providers of anesthesiology services to hospitals and surgery centers.  By Staff -
  4. Senate Republicans hesitant to support Medicare overhaul plan

    Congressional Republicans are divided on whether to push forward with a Medicare overhaul plan the Republican-controlled House proposed in March, according to The Hill.  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. Notes from the HIMSS15 exhibit hall

    The exhibit hall at the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago featured some of the latest innovations and offerings in the health IT world. Encompassing an area equivalent to 12 football fields, there was no shortage of company news and developments.  By Akanksha Jayanthi, Elizabeth Earl, Heather Punke and Molly Gamble -
  2. 18 latest hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves were announced or made in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Hospital Compare launches star ratings: Industry leaders react

    CMS' Hospital Compare launched its five-star rating system Thursday, to mixed reviews from industry leaders.  By Heather Punke -
  4. Henry Ford Health System ships out new hospital gowns

    Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System has their patients' backs covered, literally. The system has shipped out more than 35,000 new gowns that cover their patients' derrières to its hospitals.  By Shannon Barnet -
  5. xG Health Solutions launches EnrG, an interoperability solution and platform--5 things to know

    1. Geisinger Health, through its xG Health Solutions spinoff, is launching an EnrG solution. This solution is intended to tackle one of the problems you hear more about in healthcare and health IT than almost anything else today- interoperability. More specifically, the EnrG solution focuses on improving the ability of EMRs to work closely together.  By Staff -
  6. Update on Universal Health Services' false claims suit: 3 things to know

    The First Circuit has denied King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services' petition for an en banc rehearing on the revival and remand of a False Claims Act case that was filed against the for-profit hospital operator, according to a Law 360 report.  By Shannon Barnet -
  7. Curry Health Network names Virginia Razo CEO

    Gold Beach, Ore.-based Curry Health Network has announced the appointment of Virginia "Ginny" Razo as CEO, effective May 4. By Tamara Rosin -
  8. Neighborhood Health Plan will stay with Partners HealthCare

    Boston-based Partners HealthCare has decided to keep Neighborhood Health Plan due to the insurer's improved financial condition, according to a report from The Boston Globe.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. 5 most-read finance stories: Week of April 13-17

    The U.S. Senate's passage of a bipartisan "doc fix" bill and hospitals' credit downgrades captured the attention of Becker's Hospital Review finance readers this week.  By Kelly Gooch -


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