• Trump's executive order on the ACA: 5 things to know

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday evening aimed at immediately lessening the economic burden of the ACA as Republican lawmakers work on a repeal and replacement plan.  By Emily Rappleye -
  • GOP on ACA replacement: Who wants what?

    Republicans in Congress have already laid the foundation for an ACA repeal through the reconciliation process, but what will replace the law still remains uncertain.   By Emily Rappleye -
  • Collaboration is vital to ensure veterans receive safe, quality care

    As we look toward the future of healthcare in our country, we must aim to prioritize the health of a well-deserving group of individuals, our nation's military veterans. While there has been debate about how the veterans' health system should be managed, St. Louis-based Ascension, the nation's largest non-profit health system, has a deep-seated belief in the importance of public-private partnerships. Our commitment to clinical safety and quality and to provide care for the whole person — body, mind and spirit — ensures the focus is on the veteran's experience. That's why it's essential that collaboration is needed to address the healthcare issues facing our country today, and especially for those who have sacrificed and have served us so well.  By Anthony R. Tersigni, EdD, FACHE, President and CEO, Ascension -
  • Dr. Atul Gawande on the heroism of incremental care

    Physicians are heroes. They touch people's lives in a uniquely tangible way, and represent the difference between life and death for people on a daily basis. But not all physicians are viewed in the same way, and that is a problem that has broad-reaching repercussions, according to an article by Atul Gawande, MD, in The New Yorker.  By Tamara Rosin -
  • How first impressions online affect patient acquisition and hospital revenue

    There are few things consumers don't research before making purchasing decisions. Just as they do when choosing a hotel, airline or restaurant, prospective patients seeking new providers often turn to the web to inform their decision, tapping company websites, third-party rating sites and online reviews.  By Tamara Rosin -
  • 4 ways Trump's agriculture nominee could play a role in healthcare

    President Donald Trump has named former Republican Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as his choice to serve as secretary of the Department of Agriculture, and the position involves a key health role, according to a Kaiser Health News report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  • Week in review: 9 biggest healthcare stories this week

    Stay in the know with Becker's Hospital Review's weekly roundup of the nation's biggest healthcare news. Here's what you need to know this week.  By Tamara Rosin -
  • CEO credibility at all-time low, study finds: 5 findings

    CEO credibility dropped 12 points across the globe to reach a record low of 37 percent, according to the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer. By Tamara Rosin -
  • 'I do solemnly swear…' 6 things to know about the presidential oath

    Before being sworn in as the next President of the United States, President-elect Donald Trump will say the same 35-word oath each of his predecessors said before him.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  • Status quo is the biggest competitor for Dan Coholan

    Simple Admit's CEO, Dan Coholan, discusses how Simple Admit aims to change the way that nurses and patients discuss medical history before a procedure and its impact on the medical industry.  By Staff -
  • NIH director to keep job under Donald Trump, for now

    President-elect Donald Trump has asked Francis Collins, MD, PhD, to stay on in his role as director of the National Institutes of Health. By Heather Punke -
  • The $5k C-suite physical: 5 things to know about hospitals' increasingly popular offering

    Many major health systems across the U.S. are offering executive health programs designed to allow busy members of the C-suite to undergo a battery of tests in a relatively short period of time, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.     By Ayla Ellison -
  • Memorial Hermann to cut workforce by 112

    Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System is laying off 112 employees, or less than 1 percent of its 25,000-employee workforce, according to a Houston Chronicle report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  • Tom Harlan named CEO of ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Health Baptist

    Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) is pleased to announce Tom Harlan as the new CEO of ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Health Baptist, Columbia, S.C., effective today, January 19, 2017. Harlan has decades of experience as the executive leader of long-term acute care hospitals, or LTACHs.  By Staff -
  • 5 standout exchanges from Rep. Tom Price's first hearing for HHS post

    Rep. Tom Price, MD, R-Ga., faced nearly four hours of questioning Wednesday during a hearing in the Senate health committee on his nomination for secretary of HHS.  By Emily Rappleye -
  • Do hospitals and health systems face the same fate as big box stores? 3 key thoughts

    'In the hospital arena like in the big box arena, we see erosion of revenue (or much smaller increases in revenues) paired with a cost structure that remains largely unchanged.'  By Scott Becker and Molly Gamble -
  • WSJ: Theranos did not disclose Ariz. lab inspection failure

    Palo Alto, Calif.-based blood testing startup Theranos faces another potentially damning report from The Wall Street Journal alleging the company did not disclose a failed CMS inspection last September.    By Emily Rappleye -
  • Urban Institute: 9 ways the ACA could be improved without repealing it

    While Congress grapples with the financial and legislative challenges of repealing and replacing of the ACA, a better solution may be to strengthen the weak parts of the law and keep the parts that are working, a research report from the Urban Institute suggests.  By Emily Rappleye -
  • Michael Dowling: The CEO's role in tech and cybersecurity

    The rapid evolution of technology is changing the way virtually every business runs. In healthcare, whether it's program development, workflow, supply chain or care delivery, technology plays a critical role. And although technology offers multitudes of opportunities to provide better, more efficient care, it also creates new areas of vulnerability — which is why it demands attention from the entire leadership team.   By Michael J. Dowling, President & CEO, Northwell Health -
  • 115th US Congress includes 3 nurses

    Sworn in on Jan. 3, 2017, the 115th U.S. Congress includes three nurses. These veteran congresswomen include Reps. Karen Bass, APRN, Diane Black, RN, and Eddie Bernice Johnson, BSN.  By Megan Wood -

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