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  1. Mobile users more satisfied with EHR experience

    EHR users with mobile interfaces report fewer challenges and higher satisfaction with their EHRs, according to a new survey from EHR systems reviewer Software Advice and Research Now.  
  2. 5 recent legislative developments affecting the healthcare industry

    The following is a roundup of recently introduced legislation and legislative developments affecting the healthcare industry.  
  3. 7 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.  

Socioeconomic Factors and Readmissions

In this podcast, David Foster and Brian Waterman of Truven Health discuss socioeconomic factors related to readmissions, and how access to data can help achieve and maintain organization-wide improvements.
  1. 10 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves occurred within the past week, beginning with the most recent.  
  2. 3 executives leave Summa Health System

    Three longtime Summa Health System executives, including the head of the SummaCare insurance company, have announced plans to leave the Akron, Ohio-based health system, according to a report in Crain's Cleveland Business. 
  3. Physician tests positive for Ebola in New York City: 5 things to know

    Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City is treating the fourth Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S., a physician who returned last week after treating Ebola patients in West Africa and tested positive for the virus Thursday.  
  4. Dr. Karen DeSalvo leaves ONC to join Ebola response team

    National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, has stepped down from her position at the ONC to join HHS' Ebola response team, effective immediately, according to the American Journal of Managed Care.  

Front Line Healthcare Managers 

Are your organization's goals aligned with your hiring practices? Without alignment, improved patient satisfaction, clinical outcomes and bottom line organizational performance, will remain elusive. This whitepaper examines how to select managers for the new era of healthcare.
  1. Broward Health CEO Frank Nask announces retirement

    Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health has announced the retirement of Frank Nask, president and CEO, upon the completion of his contract on March 31, 2015.  
  2. Mercy Health announces COO James May's retirement, 6 executive moves

    Cincinnati-based Mercy Health has announced the retirement of James May, the system's COO, as well as the appointment of six executives. 
  3. Paulette Evans named president and CEO of HSHS St. Joseph Hospital

    Paulette Evans, RN, has been named president and CEO of Hospital Sisters Health System St. Joseph Hospital in Breese, Ill. She has been serving as the hospital's interim president and CEO since June. 
  4. KentuckyOne Health Medical Group names David Cook COO of Louisville market

    Louisville, Ky.-based KentuckyOne Health Medical Group has named David Cook, CPA, MBA, CMPE, COO of the Louisville market.  

Design approaches to reduce patient-fall injuries

Injuries related to slips and falls in hospitals are rivaling those of healthcare associated infections (HAI). This white paper discusses design options that can help alleviate this growing trend.
  1. The 10 most admired CEOs in healthcare

    It seems everyone wants to know: Who is the best, and who is the worst? Thus, we've compiled a personal list (drawing insight from other Becker's Healthcare editors) of the ten best CEOs in healthcare.  
  2. Hospital for-profit conversion doesn't mean lower quality, study finds

    Converting to for-profit status didn't hurt quality of care or prompt avoidance of low-income patients at hundreds of hospitals that made the change from 2003 to 2010, according to a JAMA study. 
  3. The life of a healthcare CIO: Houston Methodist's Robert Eardley

    In collaboration with CHIME, Becker's Hospital Review's "Life of a Healthcare CIO" series features leading hospital and health system CIOs from across the country who are sharing their experiences, best practices and challenges.  
  4. Texas Health Presbyterian's revenue drops 26% after Ebola case

    Patient volumes and revenue have dropped at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas in October, after the hospital treated Thomas Eric Duncan — the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the United States — who died at the hospital on Oct. 8, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.  
  5. Telemedicine: The top 3 obstacles facing clinicians today

    Effective telemedicine solutions must be reliable, secure and deliver a user-friendly experience. 
  6. S&P: Ebola adds healthcare costs but won't lead to rating actions for now

    Standard & Poor's Ratings Services recognizes Ebola preparedness will result in additional financial expense for many healthcare providers, but it does not anticipate any rating actions due to Ebola-related expenses in the near future.  
  7. Via Christi Health, Humana launch accountable care initiative in Kansas

    Wichita, Kan.-based Via Christi Health and Louisville, Ky.-based health insurer Humana have entered into an accountable care agreement aimed at providing more coordinated healthcare to Humana Medicare Advantage members in Wichita.  
  8. DaVita to pay $389M to settle False Claims, Kickback case

    Denver-based DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc., has agreed to pay $350 million and forfeit an additional $39 million to resolve allegations it paid kickbacks for patient referrals in violation of the False Claims Act, according to the Department of Justice.  
  9. Geisinger, NIH launch online genomic patient portal

    Investigators at Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System have launched an online portal allowing patients to upload genetic testing results for analysis by the Clinical Genome Resource. 

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