• Viewpoint: Colorado's 1st mental health commissioner will have an essential role to play 

    In October, the role of mental health commissioner opened up within Colorado's new Behavioral Health Administration. Whoever lands this position must make sure they are more than a symbolic figurehead and instead deliver real change to the state, Dr. Benjamin Miller, president of mental health foundation Well Being Trust, argued in The Colorado Sun Dec. 3. 
  • CEOs across the board predict volatility in 2022

    As leaders look to prepare for 2022, they discussed some of the challenges the year may hold at the CNBC Leadership Exchange, and volatility came up as a common theme, CNBC reported Dec. 2. 
  • 3 ways employers can improve health equity

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals, health systems and other employers across the U.S. have increased their focus on addressing disparities among Americans, including healthcare access and health outcomes. A new report, published by McKinsey & Co. on Dec. 3, details how employers can boost health equity in the workplace and help employees access needed healthcare and other benefits.
  • Healthfirst's 30 years of health equity experience a call to action, says SVP

    Errol Pierre is the senior vice president of Healthfirst, a New York City-based nonprofit health insurer serving 1.7 million people across the state of New York. Mr. Pierre spoke with Becker's Dec. 1 about the organization's latest efforts to expand health equity through the launch of Healthfirst ADVANCE. 
  • Walgreens' care goal is to keep people away from the healthcare system, CEO says

    Walgreens' push into primary care and post-acute services aims to keep people healthy enough to prevent them from reentering the healthcare system, CEO Roz Brewer told attendees at the Forbes Healthcare summit, Forbes reported Dec. 3. 
  • Former Kansas health chief says politicization of COVID-19 forced him out of his role

    Lee Norman, MD, the former Kansas health secretary, said that he was removed from his role because of the politics of COVID-19, local NPR affiliate KCUR reported Dec. 1.
  • 8 healthcare companies that made Fortune's 'Future 50' list 

    Fortune on Dec. 2 published its "Future 50" list of companies that demonstrate the potential for resilience and reinvention, and eight healthcare companies made the cut.
  • Why now is the right time for population health — 5 insights to make a difference

    True population health requires improving the care for individual patients. 
  • 4 Black-led tech businesses tackling health equity 

    A new wave of Black-owned technology businesses are aiming to improve the way patients, especially people of color, communicate with physicians and empower them to take their health into their own hands, NPR reported Nov. 29
  • How data can unlock capacity in the operating room and drive better decision-making

    Optimizing operating room performance is a tough nut to crack for hospitals because true OR capacity is often uncaptured and underutilized due to rigid scheduling protocols.
  • Outgoing NIH director Dr. Francis Collins makes case for advanced research component

    The National Institutes of Health could potentially fast-track certain research projects if it created a new component of the NIH called the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health, the outgoing director of the nation's medical research agency told the Journal of the American Medical Association in a recent interview.
  • 3 healthcare leaders mentioned in the Bloomberg 50 

    The Bloomberg 50 is a list curated by Bloomberg of the top 50 people who have shaped business, politics and culture throughout 2021. The list, published Dec. 1, contained two healthcare leaders and gave a shout out to another rising healthcare leader. Here are the three people who made the list:
  • Forbes honors co-founders, researchers in healthcare '30 Under 30' list

    Forbes on Dec. 1 released its annual "30 Under 30" list honoring young professionals in healthcare, including entrepreneurs, researchers and future physicians. The 2022 class features individuals focused on tackling challenges such as health equity and access.
  • One simple principle can help organizations achieve all-around gender balance

    Gender equality often gets worse as you move up the hierarchy of a company, suggesting that many issues may lie in promotion and retention as opposed to hiring. The gender proportionality principle can be used to help remedy this, Harvard Business Review reported Nov. 30.
  • Longtime South Carolina hospital CEO dies

    Tom Dandridge, former president and CEO of Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, S.C., died Nov. 28 in Virginia, according to The Times and Democrat.
  • It's hard to operationalize population health well, but it's not impossible

    Population health has been a healthcare industry buzzword for over a decade and many organizations have tried to transform themselves to achieve its promise. Although some have succeeded, many others have not.
  • Cuts systematically dismantle access to quality healthcare

    Dear Members of Congress: Death by a thousand cuts is systematically dismantling access to quality healthcare.
  • Do quitters ever win? New business filings up 56%, Census Bureau data show

    Americans increasingly quit their jobs during the pandemic to become entrepreneurs and their own bosses, The Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 29.
  • 9 hospitals hiring CEOs

    Below are nine hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking CEOs in the last week.
  • Women hold only 15% of CEO roles in healthcare organizations

    Despite the massive, diverse patient pool for healthcare companies, only 15 percent of CEOs in the industry are women, a new study published Nov. 29 revealed.

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