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    CEOs are under pressure now more than ever to take political stances before the government does, either withdrawing business from bad actors or giving business to ethical companies, according to the new May 2022 Edelman Trust Barometer report. 
  • 7 hospitals seeking CEOs

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  • Breakthroughs in Prior Authorization Automation: An Expert Offers Insights

    With new breakthroughs happening in electronic prior authorization technology, industry stakeholders are curious what CMS may ultimately mandate in its forthcoming final rule and what types of solutions will help facilitate the changes.
  • 5 key traits of C-suite leaders

    Those that make it to the top of the organizational hierarchy often possess a set of distinct skills, including good people management and balance of vision and operations, according to Cassandra Frangos, EdD, an executive development advisor for MIT Sloan Executive Education in a May 18 article from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.
  • Big Quit slows gender parity on S&P 500 boards

    The Great Resignation is complicating efforts to achieve gender parity in S&P 500 boardrooms, Bloomberg reported May 20. 
  • 7 women making moves in healthcare 

    The following executive moves made by women have been reported by or shared with Becker's since May 13.
  • A Texas pediatric hospital CEO's path to breaking down gender barriers

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  • LeanTaaS Announces June Transform Hospital Operations Virtual Summit in Partnership with Becker’s Healthcare

    Join health system leaders and industry SMEs to discuss achieving ROI from AI-based solutions for system wide impact
  • McLaren Health chief medical officer Dr. Michael McKenna dies at 69

    Michael McKenna, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer of Grand Blanc, Mich.-based McLaren Health Care, died May 9 at age 69, according to Mlive.
  • Women represent only 13% of patent inventions in science

    Despite making up 29 percent of the workforce in STEM-related fields, women only account for 12.8 percent of invention patents, revealing a deep disparity in the field. Institutional changes to both academic arenas and the patent process itself could help narrow the gender gap, according to a letter in Science published May 12. 
  • Platform interoperability is the future for acute and ambulatory care providers

    Healthcare is delivered by an entire ecosystem of players in a highly heterogeneous environment.
  • Virtual hospital operations summit to focus on role of Artificial Intelligence in achieving ROI for system wide impact

    While the healthcare industry has faced unprecedented operational constraints in recent years, including limited physical capacity, vulnerable patients, loss of revenue, and shortages of staff, it has also reaped opportunities to adapt and excel.
  • The AMA's fight against expanded scope of practice legislation

    The American Medical Association said a coalition it leads has been working to stop what it deems inappropriate scope-of-practice expansion legislation in states.
  • Hospitals feel the brain drain

    Hospitals are feeling an enduring consequence of experienced employees' early retirements and resignations: collective knowledge loss. 
  • CEO resignations hit record high

    Dozens of hospital CEOs have resigned this year as a record number of chiefs across all industries have exited their roles, according to a May 18 Challenger, Gray & Christmas report. 
  • CEO confidence in economy tanks

    CEOs in the U.S. are pessimistic about the economic environment and industry-specific challenges as a measure of their confidence, determined by The Conference Board, has fallen sharply between the first and second quarter of 2022. 
  • 3 strategies to lead short-staffed teams 

    From getting rid of menial tasks to re-focusing energy, there are several ways leaders can help ease the burden for teams that are understaffed and overworked, according to a May 17 Harvard Business Review article.
  • States aren't spending millions in federal funding earmarked for health disparities

    Despite the pandemic revealing the deep roots of health disparities in the U.S., many state and county health agencies haven't used their federal funding to fight the issue, citing bureaucratic delays and issues setting up programs, Kaiser Health News reported May 16.
  • Changing how nurses get paid: An overlooked tool in employee retention

    As the U.S. experiences a crisis in nursing employment, IntelyCare offers per diem nurses a compelling solution.
  • There is No One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Upskilling in Healthcare: 3 Things Leaders Need to Consider

    The healthcare industry continues to face unprecedented workforce challenges, including clinician burnout, turnover, a depleted leadership pipeline, and a host of others triggered by policy changes, cost cutting, and digital transformation. With each challenge, we’ve seen new skill gaps emerge — from clinicians asked to take on new responsibilities, to administrators covering multiple roles, to entirely new needs that systems were never built to address — and yet workers are rarely given the tools, training, or support to meet these new needs.

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