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  1. St. Joseph's Healthcare System names David Alexander CFO

    David F. Alexander, CPA, MBA, has been named CFO of Paterson, N.J.-based St. Joseph's Healthcare System. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Ascension Health Michigan announces CEO leadership consolidation

    Ascension Health Michigan is consolidating CEO leadership for its Mid-Michigan region. As a result, the position of president and CEO of St. Mary's of Michigan-Saginaw, currently held by John Graham, will be eliminated. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. East Orange General Hospital names Martin Bieber interim president, CEO

    Martin A. Bieber, CPA, has been named interim president and CEO of East Orange (N.J.) General Hospital, effective immediately.  By Tamara Rosin -

Information governance in healthcare

Today, healthcare is increasingly impacted by technological change. The emergence of the electronic health record (EHR), the increased use of business intelligence and data analytics, an increasing emphasis on quality reporting, and the evolution of mobile and hand-held technology all contribute to an increase in information - in multiple formats - in multiple places - with multiple uses.
  1. Swedish Seattle names June Altaras CEO

    June Altaras, RN, MN, has been appointed CEO of Swedish Seattle, which includes the First Hill and Cherry Hill hospital campuses, both in Seattle. Ms. Altaras will begin her new role Jan. 1, 2015.  By Tamara Rosin -
  2. 7 executives leave Metro Health as it pursues CHS affiliation

    Seven executives, including the COO who was hired in May, have left Wyoming, Mich.-based Metro Health, according to a recent report. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. 10 states with the most residents at risk of losing health insurance subsidies

    Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a lawsuit challenging the legality of subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in states that did not establish their own health insurance exchanges. If the subsidies are thrown out in those states, millions of Americans may no longer be able to afford their health coverage.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. 3 top revenue cycle management vendors based on user satisfaction

    The revenue cycle management market is projected to grow to $9.9 billion by mid-2016, according to recent Black Book projections.  By Ayla Ellison -

5 Practices for Labor Cost & Care Quality 

Healthcare organizations are driving labor cost containment and quality of care initiatives by leveraging workforce data. Learn more about the top five workforce management best practices as identified by 124 senior leaders in a recent Health Leaders survey and understand how these strategies can help your organization achieve cost and quality improvements.
  1. UC Irvine Health, Corona Regional Medical Center form affiliation

    UC Irvine Health in Orange, Calif., and Corona (Calif.) Regional Medical Center — a subsidiary of King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services — have entered into an affiliation agreement to expand access to specialty healthcare services in Corona and its surrounding communities.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Henry Ford Health System's surplus falls to $15.25M in first nine months of 2014

    Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System posted a financial surplus of $15.25 million for the nine months ended Sept. 30, down from $16.49 million for the same period of last year, according to the system's unaudited financial statements.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 12 recent data breaches

    The following data breaches were reported in the past seven weeks, starting with the most recent.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. 130 nonprofit hospital and health system CEOs to know | 2014

    Becker's Hospital Review has named the following hospital and health system leaders to its list of "130 nonprofit hospital and health system CEOs to know." The leaders on this list lead some of the largest and most prominent hospitals and health systems in the nation. They were selected to this list based on their experience, professional achievement and involvement in their communities.  By Shannon Barnet, Ayla Ellison & Heather Punke -

The New PPACA Payments Environment

The landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is playing a major role in moving the healthcare industry to greater reliance on electronic payments and administration.
  1. Hospitals improve on 8 heart care measures in 2013

    The quality of heart care at hospitals accredited by The Joint Commission continues to improve, according to America's Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety: The Joint Commission's 2014 Annual Report.  By Shannon Barnet -
  2. CHE Trinity Health is now Trinity Health

    Livonia, Mich.-based CHE Trinity Health is abbreviating its name to Trinity Health more than a year after Catholic Health East and Trinity Health merged to form the system. By Molly Gamble -
  3. Hey bosses: Your employees think they can do a better job than you

    Nearly 85 percent of Americans think they can outperform their manager, according to an international poll recently conducted by By Tamara Rosin -
  4. 135-year-old Colorado hospital shuts down

    St. Vincent Hospital, based in Leadville, Colo., announced Saturday it will be closing after Lake County residents voted down a property tax increase to support the facility, according to KKTV.  By Emily Rappleye -
  5. Primary Partners ACO, Cigna launch collaborative care initiative

    The Bloomfield, Conn.-based health insurance giant Cigna started a fifth collaborative care initiative in Florida with the Clermont-based Primary Partners accountable care organization, according to a company release.  By Emily Rappleye -
  6. Your next CEO could come from an unlikely place

    The most similar C-suite executive to the CEO in terms of leadership style, thinking style and emotional competency is chief human resources officer, with the exception of the COO, whose duties overlap with the CEO, according to information from two researchers published in Harvard Business Review.  By Emily Rappleye -
  7. 6 things to know about the newest jobs in healthcare

    New clinical and leadership roles have emerged in response to the national transformation of the healthcare industry, particularly influenced by new regulatory incentives, penalties and mandates from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the shift from volume- to value-based care and efforts to control costs, according to the report, "Emerging Roles in Healthcare 2014" by AMN Healthcare. By Tamara Rosin -
  8. New York medical centers partner for city-wide clinical integration

    Manhattan-based NYU Langone Medical Center announced Tuesday an agreement to affiliate with Brooklyn-based Lutheran Medical Center to establish a clinically integrated provider network across New York City.  By Emily Rappleye -
  9. Trillium Health names Andrea DeMeo CEO

    Andrea DeMeo has been named president and CEO of Trillium Health in Rochester, N.Y., effective Jan. 1, 2015. By Tamara Rosin -

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