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  1. Healthcare CEOs react to the King v. Burwell decision

    The Supreme Court announced their decision today to uphold premium tax credit subsidies for all eligible Americans using the federal insurance exchange in the highly contested King v. Burwell battle.  By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Dr. Patrick Battey tapped as next Piedmont Atlanta Hospital CEO: 3 things to know

    Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare has chosen Patrick Battey, MD, as the next CEO of Piedmont Atlanta Hospital.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. 12 standout CIOs | Part 2

    The CIO role has evolved rapidly over the years, driven by the changes in technology and demand for healthcare to keep pace. Here are an additional 12 hospital and health system CIOs who stand out in their leadership positions.  By Carrie Pallardy -

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. Calais Regional Hospital CEO resigns: 3 things to know

    Michael Lally, CEO of Calais (Maine) Regional Hospital, resigned June 23, according to a Bangor Daily News report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Only 1 in 4 of internal medicine residents know where to find costs of care

    Residents have a varying grasp of high-value care, or care that takes benefits, harms and costs, into account, according to a study published in the Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. 5 things to know about Dekalb Health's new CEO

    Auburn, Ind.-based DeKalb Health has named Craig Polkow CEO, effective Aug. 3.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Immediate reactions to the King v. Burwell decision

    Today, in a six-to-three decision, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Obama administration in King v. Burwell to preserve access to premium tax credit subsides for eligible consumers in all states, not just those that operate state-run insurance exchanges.  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. Millions still holding out on health insurance: 5 things to know

    Five years after the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, an estimated 35 million Americans remain uninsured, and despite increased access to coverage and penalties for going uninsured, many still prefer cash, bartering and charity care, according to The Wall Street Journal.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. 6 recent whistle-blower lawsuits in the healthcare industry

    The following is a roundup of recent lawsuits and settlements involving cases filed under the qui tam, or whistle-blower, provision of the False Claims Act, beginning with the most recent.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. OSHA enforces nurse protection at hospitals: 5 things to know

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is tightening its enforcement on hospitals in an effort to protect nursing employees, according to NPR.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. MedAssets names new board member, Simplee launches patient-focused RCM tools, The SSI Group partners with Recondo & more – 6 RCM company key notes

    Here are six news updates on key healthcare revenue cycle management company.  By Carrie Pallardy -

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. Palomar Health to close California hospital: 3 things to know

    Escondido, Calif.-based Palomar Health will close its downtown Escondido campus, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Cerner, McKesson named Best Places to Work in IT; Epic and Nebraska Medicine use Apple Watch for patient engagement; McKesson names CIO, CTO — 7 health IT company key notes

    Here are seven recent news updates on key health IT companies. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. Cerner, McKesson, Intermountain Healthcare + 18 more among Computerworld's 'Best Places to Work in IT'

    Computerworld has released its 2015 list of Best Places to Work in IT, and this year 21 healthcare systems and IT companies made the cut. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. King v. Burwell decision would cause most Americans to switch healthcare providers

    More than half of Americans — 51 percent — will look for a new healthcare provider if the Supreme Court rules to eliminate the subsidies, according to a recently released TransUnion Healthcare survey. By Erin Marshall -
  5. 100 great community hospitals | 2015

    100 Great Community Hospitals | 2015 Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to name the following hospitals to the 2015 edition of its list of "100 great community hospitals."  By Staff -
  6. UPMC hospitals prohibit sale of Post-Gazette in gift shops

    Some UPMC hospitals are banning the sale of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in their gift shops, a decision UPMC spokesman Paul Wood said was precipitated by "fairness issues" in the newspaper's coverage and portrayal of the Pittsburgh-based health system, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  By Tamara Rosin -
  7. House votes to abolish Medicare cost-control panel

    The House of Representatives voted Tuesday to eliminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. By Tamara Rosin -
  8. HHS Chief Burwell and the 'jiu jitsu factor'

    On the brink of the Supreme Court's decision on King v. Burwell, HHS Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell is earning high marks from her political opponents, according to The Hill. By Tamara Rosin -
  9. How much did the top-performing and worst-performing CEOs get paid last year?

    As investors put increasing pressure on companies to tie a greater percentage of their executives' compensation to measurable results, many CEOs' pay is now tied to performance.  By Tamara Rosin -


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