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December 2016 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

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   Trump's Top Priority? Americans Say It Should be Healthcare
While President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to take a number of actions in his first 100 days in office, the American people would like to see healthcare placed at the top of the new president's priority list, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released Thursday. Click here to continue>>
   CMS Releases Final OPPS Rule for 2017: 11 Things to Know Playbook
CMS released its final 2017 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System rule on Tuesday, which implements site-neutral payment provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. Click here to continue>>

Executive Briefings in this Issue

The Role Cloud Applications Play in Improving Hospitals' Bottom Line

The Transformative Virtualization of Care Delivery

An Educational Innovation is Helping Healthcare Achieve its Goals for Nursing


CEO/Strategy

Media Blames Female CEOs More Than Male Counterparts for Company Trouble
During tumultuous times, the media is far more likely to point fingers when a company CEO is a woman than a man, according to The Wall Street Journal. Click here to continue>>

5 things Wildly Successful People Do Before Drinking Their Morning Coffee
How you spend your morning can often predict the type of day you will have. Click here to continue>>

The 'Woman's Touch'L: How One Baton Rouge Hospital Went to Work After the Flood
On Friday, Aug. 12, severe thunderstorms approached Southern Louisiana. Click here to continue>>

CEOs Underwent 'Generational Overhaul' After Economic Crisis: 4 Takeaways
A new report from The Conference Board, a New York City-based business research association, shows many older CEOs left their roles as heads of S&P 500 companies in the years after the financial crisis.

HBR: Why Companies With Visionary leaders Rarely Have Visionary Successors
Leaders like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs are renowned around the world for their innovative genius and inspiring leadership styles. Click here to continue>>

12 Key Thoughts and Metrics on CEO Performance Evaluation
Most organizations include a mix of qualitative and quantitative metrics when evaluating CEO performance, according to the "Hay Group/Agenda 2015 CEO Performance Evaluation Survey.". Click here to continue>>


CFO/Finance

Dignity Health, CHI Ink Agreement to Explore Further Alignment
San Francisco-based Dignity Health and Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives have signed a nonbinding agreement to explore aligning their organizations. Click here to continue>>

Aetna CEO: Young Adults Rather Pay for 'Beer on Fridays and Saturdays' Than Health Insurance
People who are healthier and younger are more likely to forego buying ACA health plans as they weigh rising premiums against other lifestyle expenses, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini said at Bloomberg's The Year Ahead Summit in New York. Click here to continue>>

New Mother Hit With $7k Delivery Room Charge After Giving Birth in the Parking Lot
A Florida woman who unexpectedly gave birth in a hospital parking lot said she was surprised months later when she was charged for a delivery room, according to a WPTV report. Click here to continue>>

Why These 4 Health Systems Abandoned Traditional Budgeting
As markets become increasingly volatile, some hospital systems are ditching static annual budgets for more dynamic alternatives. Click here to continue >>

Ascension Records $423M Net Gain on Higher Patient Volume: 5 things to Know
As markets become increasingly volatile, some hospital systems are ditching static annual budgets for more dynamic alternatives. Click here to continue>>

Ascension Records $423M Net Gain on Higher Patient Volume: 5 things to Know
The board of TeamHealth, a Knoxville, Tenn.-based physician services organization, unanimously approved an agreement to be acquired by Blackstone — a private equity, investment banking and asset management corporation — for $6.1 billion, including debt and other factors . Ascension Records $423M Net Gain on Higher Patient Volume: 5 things to Know


CIO/Health IT

This Reporter Tried to Gather All His Medical Records in 72 Hours: Here's What Happened
After Donald Trump challenged Hillary Clinton to release her full medical records, New York Times reporter Margot Sanger-Katz wrote an article calling the idea of complete medical records "fiction." . Click here to continue>>

Johns Hopkins Hospital Launches NASA- Inspired Command Center to Enhance Hospital Operations
The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore has opened the Judy Reitz Capacity Command Center, which combines the latest technology in systems engineering, predictive analytics, experience, volume and patient flow. Click here to continue>>

Cerner CoFounder Neal Patterson: Why He Says 'God has a Sense of Humor"
The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore has opened the Judy Reitz Capacity Command Center, which combines the latest technology in systems engineering, predictive analytics, experience, volume and patient flow. Click here to continue>>

The Future of Telehealth: 4 Questions with Teladoc's Dr. Alan Roga
Alan Roga, MD, has a jam-packed resume. Click here to continue>>

15 Under 15: How These Kids are Changing IT
Passcode identified 15 kids aged 15 and under who are improving the world of IT and promoting tech education. Click here to continue>>


CMO/Care Delivery

NP Average Hourly Wage & Salary for All 50 States
Nurse practitioners in California earn the highest average annual salary of NPs in the U.S. at $120,930, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Click here to continue>>

British Physicians Draw Up List of 40 Procedures of Little to No Benefit
Choosing Wisely — an initiative led by the American Board of Internal Medicine to reduce waste in the healthcare system in the U.S. — was launched in the U.K. Monday. Click here to continue>>

AMA Reveals Latest in Medical Education Reform: New Pillar of Study, New Textbook
The American Medical Association unveiled a formalized strategy Tuesday to revamp medical education, complete with a textbook to support the emerging curriculum. Click here to continue>>

Where are the 20 Leapfrog F Hospitals?
Out of the 2,633 hospitals that received a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade this fall, 20 received a failing grade, up from the 15 that earned an F in the spring. Click here to continue>>

 


Thought Leadership

6 Questions with New Intermountain Healthcare CEO Dr. A. Marc Harrison
A. Marc Harrison, MD, has officially begun his new role as president and CEO at Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare. Click here to continue>>

Michael Dowling: Giving Thanks to Family, Friends, and the Privilege of Working in Healthcare
In today's society, many of us are often consumed by our day-to-day activities. Click here to continue>>

The Corner Office: MGMA CEO Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright on Becoming Part of the Solution
The healthcare industry has its fair share of challenges, from navigating the ceaselessly changing regulatory environment to improving quality and outcomes amid shrinking reimbursements. Click here to continue>>

 

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