Intermountain's CNO on maximizing nurse talent, optimizing care transitions and more

According to the American Nurses Association, miscommunication during care transitions is a well-known cause of medical errors. The importance of health IT in care transitions is increasing as healthcare continues to evolve at a rapid pace. At Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare — a national forerunner in health IT — nurses are on the front lines of care and work directly with health IT professionals to ensure smooth care transitions and the safety of patients across the system. By Brian Zimmerman -

8 things for hospital executives and surgery center owners to know about site-neutral reimbursement

The concept of "site neutrality" — providing equal reimbursement for the same services regardless of care setting — is not new, but it has taken on greater significance for hospital executives, as well as ambulatory surgery center (ASC) owners, over the past several months.  By Joan Dentler, President and CEO, Avanza Healthcare Strategies -

UPMC commits $1.3M for first aid outreach program in 3 states

University of Pittsburgh (Pa.) Medical Center committed $1.3 million over three years to fund a community outreach program that offers basic first aid training for victims suffering from severe blood loss.  By Mackenzie Bean -

14 Things to know about the urgent care need in the United States in 2016

Consumers are seeking conveniently delivered healthcare. The urgent care model offers care designed around convenience. Health systems wanting to create more convenient options are building their urgent care platforms.  By Chiara Beckner, Strategy Consultant at Health System Advisors, Luke C. Peterson, VP Innovation at Urgent Care Partners -

Urgent care demand in 2016

Consumers are seeking conveniently delivered healthcare. The urgent care model offers care designed around convenience. Health systems wanting to create more convenient options are building their urgent care platforms.  By Chiara Beckner, Strategy Consultant at Health System Advisors, Luke C. Peterson, VP Innovation at Urgent Care Partners -

Poll finds healthcare professionals favor Clinton over Trump

Physician practice professionals, including physicians and their clinical and administrative staff, believe Hillary Clinton is the best presidential candidate for their practices, according to a poll from Aprima Medical Software.  By Ayla Ellison -

10 female CEOs making their mark in healthcare

As CEOs, these 10 women have positively impacted their hospitals and health systems, and the greater healthcare industry.  By Megan Wood -

Researchers ask: When patients flood a hospital — who should be saved first?

Researchers from Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine are extending the decision-making process to the public regarding who providers should prioritize saving in the event of a disease outbreak, terrorist attack or national disaster, according to a report in The New York Times.  By Emily Rappleye -

Mayo Clinic-SEIU food fight gets political

A labor dispute between Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic and SEIU Healthcare Minnesota has garnered attention from local lawmakers — who have already begun to petition the issue, according to a report from the Post-Bulletin.  By Emily Rappleye -

Where the 20 US News Honor Roll hospital CEOs went to college

U.S. News & World Report named 20 hospitals to the 2016 Honor Roll. Here are leaders for those hospitals and where they earned their bachelor's and graduate degrees, listed in order of the hospital's national rank on the Honor Roll. By Laura Dyrda -

Clinton, Trump more secretive than past nominees about personal health

The American public knows Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton can open a jar of pickles and her Republican competitor Donald Trump's lab test results are "astonishingly excellent," but they don't know as many details about the candidates' personal health as elections past.  By Emily Rappleye -

Rhode Island hospital cuts 50 jobs

Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket, R.I., has laid off some 50 full-time employees, according to a Valley Breeze report.  By Kelly Gooch -

22 nurses who transitioned to hospital CEOs

Hospital executives may come from many walks of life, with many CEOs also having experience in nursing.  By Mary Rechtoris -

The too-often overlooked driver of a positive hospital brand

The industry-wide transformation from volume- to value-based care delivery systems has spurred an increasing emphasis on patient satisfaction and catalyzed the drive for healthcare to mirror the retail consumer experience. While much of these efforts tend to center on quality and health outcomes, the revenue cycle is an important, often overlooked area with the potential to make or break the patient experience.  By Tamara Rosin -

Clinton vs. Trump: 16 quotes on healthcare from the presidential candidates

The 2016 presidential campaigns are underway, pitting Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton against Republican candidate Donald Trump. Both have spoken on what their presidencies would bring to the U.S. healthcare system.  By Staff -

Health Center Partners exec named as finalist for 2016 Woman of the Year award

Tracy Garmer, executive vice president and COO of Health Center Partners of Southern California, has been dubbed a finalist for San Diego Magazine's Woman of the Year award. By Erin Dietsche -

5 questions leaders should ask themselves daily

One of the most prevalent characteristics shared by high-impact leaders is an unending sense of curiosity. They are always eager to learn — about themselves, their employees and the world outside. While many people are innately inquisitive creatures, it is also possible to cultivate this sense of curiosity, thereby expanding one's potential to learn and grow, according to strategy + business. By Tamara Rosin -

Physician who led eradication of smallpox dies at 87

Donald A. Henderson, MD, who led the eradication of smallpox, died Friday in Towson, Md., in hospice after complications from a hip fracture, according to The New York Times. He was 87. By Tamara Rosin -

9 must-reads for healthcare leaders this week

Culture. Productivity. Strategy. Execution. These ideas will never go out of style for hospital and health system leaders.  By Tamara Rosin -

Clinton Foundation's health arm debating ethics of foreign gifts

The Clinton Health Access Initiative — the public health arm of the Clinton Foundation — is considering limiting donations from foreign countries if Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wins the election this fall, according to a report from Reuters.  By Emily Rappleye -

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