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110 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems
Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to recognize the following leaders in the 2016 edition of the Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems list. Click Here to Continue>>

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10 Things Keeping Health System CEOs Up at Night
Health system CEOs are asked to perform the highwire act of managing change in the industry while keeping operations steady and finances healthy. Click Here to Continue>>

Executive Briefings in Issue

Making the Transition to Population Health: Healthcare Leaders Share Challenges, Opportunities and a Roadmap for Success

Fortune-Telling in Revenue Cycle Management: Patient Personas and Propensities to Pay

Positive Patient Identification: The Key to Improving Revenue Cycle Efficiency and Reducing Denied Claims

The New Practitioner: 3 Health System Leaders on How Teams are Changing the Value of Care

How Identifying the Right Revenue Cycle Solutions Partner Can Save Hospitals Millions: A Case Study

Population Health

Stark Law: The 27-Year-Old Act Killing Healthcare Reform Before It Can Begin?
Enacted more than two decades ago to curb physician self-referral, Stark Law has evolved to become so complex that health system CEOs and even the law's namesake are calling for its repeal.Could ACOs Inadvertently Be Making Healthcare Disparities Worse?

Could ACOs Inadvertently Be Making Healthcare Disparities Worse?
Accountable care organizations — which are designed to help improve healthcare quality and constrain costs — could be exacerbating disparities in healthcare, according to a study published in the August issue of Health Affairs. Click Here to Continue>>

17 Hospitals and Health Systems with Unique Population Health Incentives
Here are 19 population health programs from hospitals and health systems. The hospitals have reported success in achieving their goals and creating healthier communities. Click Here to Continue>>

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CMS on Thursday released the 2015 quality and financial results for its Pioneer and Medicare Shared Savings Programs. Click Here to Continue>>

Weighing the Cost of Care: How Hospitals Accommodate Obese Patients
"It's a struggle for all hospitals. It's something we talk about nearly every day." Click Here to Continue>>

Interventions to Keep Chronic Illness Patients on their Meds Could Save Billions
Interventions to keep patients with chronic disease medication adherent leads to improved health outcomes and lower medical spending, according to a new study from the CVS Health Research Institute. Click Here to Continue>>

Not Your Usual Hospital Ad: 'If Our Beds Are Filled, It Means We've Failed'
The transition to value-based care and subsequent focus on preventive health has hospitals making new investments, particularly in advertising. Click Here to Continue>>


There are 4 Leadership Styles. What's Yours?
To be a great leader, one must first understand his or her own leadership qualities and tendencies. Click Here to Continue>>

32 Nurses Who Transitioned to Hospital CEOs
Hospital executives may come from many walks of life, with many leaders also having experience in nursing. Click Here to Continue>>

Power of Words- 9 Hospital Leaders Take the TED Talks' Stage
These hospital CEOs, executives and physician leaders dug deep, sharing their insight on how to solve major healthcare industry challenges during various TED Talks throughout the years. Click Here to Continue>>

The Magic Number: How Many Partners Should a Health System Consider Before Merging?
Last year was a record year for acquisitions across all industries, especially in heathcare. Click Here to Continue>>



Tenet Posts $44M Net Loss in Q2, Increases Reserve to Settle Kickback Allegations
Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare reported a net loss of $44 million in the second quarter of 2016, compared to a $60 million net loss in the same period of 2015. Click here to Continue >>

Ozarks Community Hospital CEO Says Medicare Termination is 'Warning for Small Hospitals'
Paul Taylor, CEO of the Springfield, Mo.-based Ozarks Community Hospital health system, is fighting back against CMS' recent decision to terminate the Medicare agreement for the organization's Springfield facility. Click here to Continue >>

5th Annual CEO + CFO Roundtable


The Productivity Paradox: EHR's Need to be Tough Now to Gain Efficiencies Later
The productivity paradox is the phenomenon that investing in IT leads to an initial decline in improvement and productivity instead of the expected immediate improvement in processes. Click here to Continue >>

Banner Health Suffers Year's Largest Data Breach; 3.7M Affected
Cyberattackers gained access to "a limited number" of Banner Health computer servers. Click here to Continue >>

The New-Age CIO: 3 Leaders on HOw the Top IT Role is Evolving
As technology's role becomes cemented at the core of most business operations, organizations are increasingly turning to their CIOs for guidance. Click here to Continue >>

CMO/Care Delivery

'Ever-Ready': 3 Nurses Discuss Orlando Regional Medical Center's Mass Shooting Response
On June 12, 49 people were killed and 53 were injured when a shooter opened fire inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., less than half a mile from Orlando Regional Medical Center. Click here to Continue >>

CMS Releases Overall Hospital Star Ratings: 12 Things to Know
After a three-month delay and negative chatter from many stakeholder groups, CMS released its Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating program in full Wednesday on its Hospital Compare website. Click here to Continue >>

CMS' First 5-starts: Which 102 Hospitals Come Out on Top?
Here are the 102 hospitals that received five-star ratings from CMS' new Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating, which combines 64 measures that are already public on Hospital Compare into one consumer friendly rating. Click here to Continue >>

Former CDC Director Dr. Bill Foege on Why He Stands Behind Theranos, How to Build an Effective Coalition and What Presidential Candidates Must Address
The world's brightest minds work every day to untangle the complex issues that plague healthcare. And while many problems remain, occasionally someone succeeds. Click here to Continue >>

The Corner Office: Dr. Susan Ehrlich ono Bridging Clinical, Executive, and Health Policy Leadership
Susan Ehrlich, MD, has only served as CEO of the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center since April, but her experience in primary care and executive leadership roles extends far beyond. Click here to Continue >>

17 of the Most Interesting People In Healthcare
Here are 17 people who have had a huge influence on the healthcare system in the United States. Click here to Continue >>

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