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  1. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy sworn in today, live stream available

    Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, MD, was confirmed Dec. 15, 2014, as the 19th U.S. Surgeon General. Today, Dr. Murthy will be sworn in at a Change of Command Ceremony. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Physician compensation, employment status and payment models: 5 things to know

    Self-employment status was a major compensation driver for physicians, as nearly all of whom saw a modest pay raise in 2014, according to Medscape's new Physician Compensation Report.  By Shannon Barnet -
  3. UPMC physician: Scorn against UPMC is 'malicious envy'

    A physician employed by Pittsburgh-based UPMC defended the system and called out its naysayers, including Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, in a recent TribLive opinion piece.  By Ayla Ellison -

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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. No public protests at tax time on PPACA's individual mandate, despite unpopularity

    April 15 came and passed without much, if any, protest of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's individual mandate, despite the provision's unpopularity, according to Drew Altman in the Wall Street Journal. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Mercy Health's profit plummets 62% in 2014

    A $39.2 million loss on interest-rate swap agreements was one of the major factors leading to Cincinnati-based Mercy Health's profit falling to $130.1 million in fiscal 2014, down from $343.3 million the year prior.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Nurses prepare to strike at 9 California, Illinois hospitals

    More than 6,400 registered nurses are slated to strike next week at eight California hospitals and one Illinois hospital over their concerns about staffing and patient care.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Why CEOs and CMOs should care about patient access

    Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, was once quoted as saying, "We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It's our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better."  By Jamie Gier, Chief Marketing Officer, SCI Solutions -

Top CFO revenue generation strategies

A recent survey of nearly 150 healthcare CFOs and other finance executives finds that health systems are implementing new technology-driven practices to bolster revenue and recover working capital. They are also prioritizing trading partner engagement strategies as a growth driver.
  1. How a 'do less' approach can help leaders lower stress, add value to business

    In an era that glorifies busyness, an essentialist — someone who has the ability to determine what is truly critical and not give too much attention to trivial, nonessential demands — will be a more valuable and productive leader than one buckling under too many daily tasks, according to a Talent Management report on Greg McKeown's new book, "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Doing Less." By Tamara Rosin -
  2. 9th Circuit denies St. Luke's request for rehearing in antitrust case

    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Boise, Idaho-based St. Luke's Health System's request for a rehearing of its antitrust case before a full panel of judges.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Doctors Medical Center closes after more than 60 years of patient care

    Doctors Medical Center, a 60-year-old community-owned safety-net hospital in San Pablo, Calif., closed this morning after years of financial struggles, according to a San Jose Mercury News report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. OIG and industry groups release guidance for healthcare boards on compliance oversight

    HHS' Office of Inspector General, along with the American Health Lawyers Association, the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors and the Health Care Compliance Association, has released a joint educational resource to assist healthcare boards in carrying out their compliance plan oversight obligations.  By Kelly Gooch -
  1. Surplus of blame, shortage of trust: healthcare, heal thyself!

    After putting in their 10,000 steps a day at HIMSS15, anyone can tell you how much blame there is to go around in the complex dysfunction of U.S. healthcare. Rapturous vendor claims aside, how do we get to the interoperable learning system described in The Office of the National Coordinator of Healthcare Information Technology's Interoperability Roadmap?  By Frank Ingari, President & CEO, NaviNet, Inc. -
  2. Why the most effective leaders ask questions fearlessly

    People often think leaders are supposed to have all of the answers. However, as markets across all industries continue to undergo rapid change, issues become increasingly complex — even the most qualified leaders can't possibly possess all of the experience, knowledge and strategies to solve every problem on his or her own. Instead of seeking to always provide an answer, the most effective leaders recognize the power of asking questions. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Judge issues temporary restraining order in Ebola nurse Nina Pham case

    A Texas district judge has temporarily stopped Arlington-based Texas Health Resources from pursuing a worker's compensation claim for nurse Nina Pham, who was infected with Ebola while caring for the first U.S. patient with the deadly disease, The Dallas Morning News reported.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. Why one CEO took a $930K pay cut to give his employees a $70K minimum salary

    Dan Price, founder and CEO of Gravity Payments, a small, privately owned payment processing solutions company based in Seattle, is docking approximately $930,000 from his own salary to increase every employee's salary to at least $70,000. Why? To make his employees happier. By Tamara Rosin -
  5. Nix Health names Terry Fontenot CEO to replace John Strieby

    San Antonio-based Nix Health has named Terry J. Fontenot CEO, according to a My San Antonio report. By Tamara Rosin -
  6. HCA deal for Louisiana hospital blocked by Tulane contract

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America's relationship with Tulane University in New Orleans has caused the hospital operator's discussions about taking over East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, La., to end, according to The Times-Picayune.  By Ayla Ellison -
  7. 5 findings on hospital costs in the Midwest

    Hospital costs vary widely among the Midwestern states of Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin, according to a recent report by the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. Erlanger profit increases on higher patient volume

    Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System posted an $11.4 million profit in the third quarter of its fiscal 2015, according to a Chattanoogan report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. Surgical Directions as featured speakers at Becker's conferences

    Becker's Healthcare is excited to announce Surgical Directions as one of the featured speakers for the conferences.   By Staff -


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