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100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know
Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to present the 2015 edition of "100 hospital and health system CIOs to know." Click here to continue >>

 Money-Back 

 Johns Hopkins Puts Safety and Quality Data on Display
Hospitals are constantly having their data collected, combed through and compared. Click here to continue >>

 Roundtable

 Are Epic and Cerner Healthcareís Apple and Android?
Epic and Cerner, like Apple's iOS and Google's Android, hold the largest market shares in their industry.Click here to continue >>

 

Publisher's Letter


 Health Information Technology

Johns Hopkins Puts Safety and Quality Data on Display
Hospitals are constantly having their data collected, combed through and compared. Click here to continue >>

Are Epic and Cerner Healthcareís Apple and Android?
Epic and Cerner, like Apple's iOS and Google's Android, hold the largest market shares in their industry. Click here to continue >>

8 Thoughts from Cleveland Clinic CIO Dr. C. Martin Harris on Decision-Making and Leadership
The interconnectedness of healthcare requires individuals to have skills and knowledge of areas and departments outside their specific area of expertise. Click here to continue >>

The Upside of EHRs: 3 Physicians on What They Get Right
EHRs are healthcare's most popular punching bags. Click here to continue >>

The Stories Behind 5 Health IT Company Names
Health IT is an industry with many big names, but where do these names come from? Click here to continue >>

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: 6 EHR Vendor Switches in 2015
There are any number of reasons for hospitals to switch EHR systems. Click here to continue >>

10 Startups to Know for 2016
Bright minds from a variety of backgrounds are teaming up across sectors to grow startup businesses. Click here to continue >>

Epic's Young Physician User Base: What Does This Mean for the Future of EHR Vendors?
Looking at the demographics of a vendor's client base can provide insight into the EHR market share, potentially even hinting at which vendors are positioned for continued growth. Click here to continue >>

10 Takeaways; Health IT Professionals Think They're Underpaid
How much money is adequate for health IT professionals? According to a recent survey by HealthITJobs.com, many health IT professionals' actual salary is significantly lower than their desired salary. Click here to continue >>

IT Underused in Population Health Initiatives, Study Finds
While the healthcare industry is doubling down on population health efforts as it works toward the triple aim, a study from HIMSS found few organizations use health IT tools to assist in these efforts. Click here to continue >>

The CIO's Role in Cost Improvement; Is Interoperability Getting Better or Worse? 6 Key Thoughts
The interoperability discussion is perpetual and all-inclusive. Providers want it, the federal government mandates it and vendors get caught in debate about it. Click here to continue >>

Mayo Clinic Sells Data Center to Epic for $46M
Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic and Epic Systems have entered a $46 million sale-leaseback deal for the health system's 62,000 square-foot data center, reports Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Click here to continue >>


Executive Roundtable

How Billing and Collections Impact the Patient, and What Providers Can Do to Protect Their Bottom Line
Billing and payment for medical procedures are often overlooked aspects of the patient experience and may be the reason many physicians are seeing increases in patient complaints and their bad debt year over year. Click here to continue >>


100 Hospital & Health System CIOs to Know 2016

100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know
Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to present the 2015 edition of "100 hospital and health system CIOs to know." Click here to continue >>


7th Annual Meeting Preview

7th Annual Meeting. Click here to continue >>


Care Delivery

Carolinas HealthCare Plans $3B in Capital Investments
Charlotte, N.C.-based Carolinas HealthCare System intends to spend $3 billion on capital projects as part of a six-year reinvestment plan, according to a Charlotte Observer report. Click here to continue >>

Brigham Reports $53M Shortfall After Epic Transition
Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital has reported its first budget shortfall in more than 15 years, according to STAT. Click here to continue >>

OSU Wexner's Operating Margin Cut in Half on CFO's Recommendation
In the healthcare industry, where median nonprofit hospital margins have been in the 2 percent to 3 percent range for the past few years, Columbus-based The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has stood out with double-digit margins. Click here to continue >>

Moody's: High Rate of Physician Employment Linked to Lower Profitability
Nonprofit and public hospitals and health systems with very high rates of physician employment showed stronger revenue growth but lower profitability than those with lower employment rates, according to Moody's Investor Service's Physician Employment FY 2014 Medians report. Click here to continue >>

Fitch Predicts Profitability Obstacles for US Hospitals in 2016: 5 Things to Know
Fitch Ratings expects margins for the largest U.S. for-profit hospital companies to be under pressure in 2016, due to some profitability challenges from last year as well as new challenges in the coming year. Click here to continue >>

Essential Skills of a Health System CFO: 3 Finance Chiefs Weigh In
The role of hospital and health system CFO is evolving to encompass far more than crunching numbers. Click here to continue >>

NorthShore CEO: FTC Gerrymandered to Oppose System Merger
Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore University HealthSystem CEO Mark Neaman has accused the Federal Trade Commission of gerrymandering, claiming the agency is only analyzing a small portion of the Chicago area's healthcare market to challenge NorthShore's merger with Downer's Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care, according to the Chicago Tribune. Click here to continue >> 

Nursing Rated Most Honest, Ethical Profession Once Again
Nursing is the most trusted profession, according Gallup's annual poll ranking honesty and ethics in various fields. Click here to continue >>

Medicare Cuts Payments to 758 Hospitals for HACs: 6 Things to Know
In fiscal year 2016, 758 hospitals will have their Medicare payments reduced for being among those with the highest rates of hospital-acquired conditions. Click here to continue >>

10 Things to Know About Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine
Healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente will open a medical school in fall 2019, a strategic move CEO Bernard Tyson calls a "natural evolution." Click here to continue >>

Do Physicians Drink Too Much Coffee?
By their own admission, physicians and nurses drink more coffee than engineers, teachers, scientists, machine operators and government workers. Click here to continue >>

Michigan Health System Fires 68 CRNAs Over Outsourcing Dispute

Data Where You Might Not Expect: Johns Hopkins Medicine Goes Performance-Transparent With Dashboards
Hospitals are constantly having their data collected, combed through and compared. Click here to continue >>


Thought Leadership

Dr. Nick van Terheyden: EHRs are Like Junk Drawers — But There's a Way to Declutter Them
Searching for patient data in an EHR is rather like rummaging in that catch-all drawer most people have in their kitchen. Click here to continue >> 

Why Interoperability Still Eludes Healthcare: Q&A With Dr. Charles Jaffe CEO of HL7
Health Level Seven International has been fighting the good fight for interoperability since it was founded in 1987. Click here to continue >>

Retiring Memorial Healthcare CEO Frank Sacco Shares Advice From His 42-Year Career
Feb. 29 will be a significant day at Hollywood, Fla.-based Memorial Healthcare System. It marks the last day of Frank Sacco's tenure as president and CEO of MHS, a 28-year stretch of marked growth for what is now one of the largest public health systems by revenue in the country. Click here to continue >> 

The Physician-Patient Relationship: Should it be 'Warm Detachment' or Breaking Down Barriers?

The Corner Office: NYC Health + Hospitals Dr. Ram Raju on the 'Essentiality' of Public Hospital Systems
For someone who grew up with aspirations to design buildings, Ramanathan "Ram" Raju, MD, is constructing something else: change in healthcare. Click here to continue >>


Executive Moves

Hospital and Health System Executive Moves
The following hospital and health system executive moves were reported by Becker's Hospital Review in the last week. Click here to continue >>


Hospital & Health System Transactions

Hospital & Health System Transactions
The following healthcare mergers, acquisitions and general partnerships took place or were announced in the past week. Click here to continue >> 


 

 

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