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  1. 17 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves occurred within the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Just 1% of organizations will eliminate healthcare coverage, survey finds

    Despite employers' uncertainty of healthcare reform and its related costs, only 1 percent of organizations expect to eliminate healthcare coverage in 2015, and large organizations anticipate more changes to their health plans than small organizations, according to the Society for Human Resource Management 2014 Health Benefits Survey. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Saint Joseph Mercy Health System names regional president, CEO

    Rob Casalou, current president and CEO of St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor (Mich.) and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston in Howell, Mich., has been appointed regional president and CEO of Ann Arbor-based Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. 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. University of Rochester Medical Center names David Kirshner CFO

    The University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center has named David A. Kirshner, MBA, CFO. Mr. Kirshner will join URMC in January, following the retirement of Michael Goonan in December. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. AnMed Health names William Manson CEO

    Anderson, S.C.-based AnMed Health has named William T. Manson III CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2015. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Hospital C-suite thoughts on cost savings & moving from volume to value: 9 statistics

    Here are nine statistics on hospital cost savings and the transition from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement, according to a survey by Huron Healthcare.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. House Republicans sue Obama administration over PPACA: 5 things to know

    House Republicans have filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration focused on two parts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to The New York Times.  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. Dignity Health reports $15.2M operating loss for Q1

    San Francisco-based 37-hospital system Dignity Health has reported a $15.2 million operating loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, which is a significant change from the $243 million operating surplus the system posted for the same period one year ago.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 21% of struggling hospitals made this change to avoid bankruptcy

    The demand for large end-to-end outsourcing vendors for revenue cycle management is growing, as many hospital leaders have realized revenue cycle management needs to be one of their organization's core competencies, according to a recent Black Book poll.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 5 recent hospital rating and outlook changes, affirmations

    The following hospital and health system rating and outlook changes and affirmations took place during the past week, starting with the most recent.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. 8 states where hospital grant funding will fall in 2015

    Hospitals in the following states, including Washington, D.C., are confronting the largest percentage decrease in federal hospital grant funds next year, according to Bloomberg. By Molly Gamble -

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. Innovation's moral quandary: When am I obligated to reinvent the wheel?

    Healthcare has a lot of problems, and oh, if only problem-solving were simple. When we talk about creating solutions to problems in healthcare, the 'how' is becoming just as important has the 'what.' Often, the question is a helpful one. But recently, the answer to 'how' dissolves automatically, and sometimes meaninglessly, into everyone's favorite buzzwords: disruption and innovation. By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. 12 latest CEO moves in hospitals, health systems

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves occurred within the last week. They are listed below beginning with the most recent.  By Tamara Rosin -
  3. 50 hospitals with the fastest emergency department admit times

    The national average time that patients spent in the emergency department before being admitted to the hospital as an inpatient is 274 minutes, but some hospitals have much faster times. By Heather Punke -
  4. Prime Healthcare shows no sign of slowing down: 6 recent transactions

    Despite receiving scrutiny for several legal and billing issues in recent years, Ontario, Calif.-based for-profit hospital operator Prime Healthcare Services has made yet another massive push to expand its footprint.  By Shannon Barnet -
  5. Consumer and clinician opinions on big data, telehealth and mHealth: 8 things to know

    More and more rapidly, clinicians' attitudes regarding big data and digital technology-enabled healthcare are aligning with those of consumers, according to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers report.  By Shannon Barnet -
  6. Alameda Health System names interim CEO

    Oakland, Calif.-based Alameda Health System has announced the appointment of Daniel Boggan, Jr. as interim CEO, beginning Dec. 15. By Tamara Rosin -
  7. How should physicians address the caregiver burden?

    Roughly 43.5 million people support an elderly family member, ages 50 and older, with serious chronic illnesses at home, according to data cited in The New York Times.  By Emily Rappleye -
  8. 6 ways to engage ACO patients

    First step: Reach out to all patients, not just those who require complex care.  By Emily Rappleye -
  9. Florida hospital named statutory teaching hospital

    Broward Health Medical Center, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was declared a statutory teaching hospital by the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration, according to a Broward Health statement.  By Emily Rappleye -

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