April 2013 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

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Is Bigger Always Better? Exploring the Risks of Health System Mega-Mergers

One idea that has gained a significant amount of traction in the past few months is that of "Big Medicine." Click to continue »

Is Center of Excellence Investment the Silver Bullet Healthcare Has Been Looking For?

Healthcare leaders generally recognize that there is no "silver bullet" to any of the challenges the industry presents today — aligning with physicians, improving quality while lowering costs and differentiating oneself in an increasingly competitive market. Click to continue »

9 Ingenious Ways to Cut Costs at Your Hospital

When it comes to the cost side of a hospital's financial equation, there are two rudimentary routes executives can explore. Click to continue »

Transforming Healthcare: A Conversation With Presence Health CEO Sandra Bruce & St. Joseph Health CEO Deborah Proctor

Strong leadership is essential for any successful organization. Click to continue »

Key Specialties Roundtable: What’s in Store for Service Lines and Their Leaders in 2013?

As the demand for specialized care increases, hospitals have to transform and innovate the care offered by their service lines to meet this demand. Click to continue »

Strategic Physician Onboarding: 7 Tactics for Minimizing Losses on Employed Medical Practices

How much money do hospitals lose on employed physicians? Click to continue »

Financial Modeling: Predictive Insight into Value-Based Care Success

Since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, healthcare provider organizations have explored sharing in cost savings with other providers and/or payors and taking on risk through accountable care organizations and other value-based care models. Click to continue »

28 Statistics on Providers and ACO Development

Here are 28 survey findings on members of the American Medical Group Association and their current status in accountable care business ventures. Click to continue »

Moody’s: Record $20B of Non-Profit Healthcare Debt Downgraded in 2012

In 2012, Moody's Investors Service downgraded $20 billion in non-profit hospital and health system debt — a 213 percent increase from 2011 and the highest amount of downgraded debt since Moody's started tracking the data in 1995, according to a new report from the credit rating agency. Click to continue »

Better Care, Greater Value: New Partnership Opportunities for Health Systems, Insurers and Physician Practices

Over the past three years, hospital and health system CEOs have become increasingly focused on closing business deals with physician practices or other providers in search of new growth opportunities, but there is some risk that the patients' perspective will be lost in this flurry of activity. Click to continue »

Supreme Court Sides With FTC in Phoebe Putney Case

Supreme Court justices sided with the Federal Trade Commission today with a unanimous ruling that lower courts improperly dismissed antitrust complaints over Albany, Ga.-based Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital's acquisition of Palmyra Medical Center in Albany. Click to continue »

Only 1.8% of Hospitals Are Paperless With a Full EMR

Less than two percent of hospitals in the United States are paperless, meaning they have a complete electronic medical record, according to data from HIMSS' Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model. Click to continue »

Report: More Than Half of Data Breaches Since 2009 Resulted From Theft, Loss

Over half the breaches of protected patient information, reported to the HHS since 2009, have been a result of theft or loss, according to a report called "Breach Report 2012, Protected Health Information," by Redspin, an IT Security and consulting company. Click to continue »

Cerner, Epic Rate Highest in ICD-10 Preparedness, According to Providers

A new report called "ICD-10 Perception 2012: Can Technology Relieve Readiness Issues?" by KLAS, a healthcare research firm, reveals that providers rated electronic medical record vendors Cerner, Epic and Siemens highest in their ICD-10 preparedness, while Allscripts and MEDITECH were rated the lowest, according to a news release by KLAS. Click to continue »

5 Things the Most Extraordinary Hospital CEOs Do

There isn't a trusted scorecard to accurately assess a healthcare CEO's performance. Click to continue »

6 Tips to Engage, Retain and Recruit Physicians

I just finished reading the book, "Unaccountable," and I have got to say, I was blown away. Written by A hospital is only as good as the care it provides, and no hospital renders quality care to a patient without the leadership of a quality physician. Click to continue »

Physician Engagement: 20 Survey Findings

Although overall physician engagement took a slight hit last year, more physicians in 2011 believed their organizations would be successful in the coming years compared with 2010, according to results from "The State of Staff Physician Engagement: 2011 in Review." Click to continue »

Chuck Lauer: Trust

Trust plays an enormous role in our lives. We have to trust people in just about everything we do. Click to continue »

Incentivizing Physicians for Quality Through Data, Compensation and Cultural Redefinition

Physicians play a critical role in quality improvement at hospitals and health systems. Click to continue »

Hospital & Health System Transactions

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Hospital & Health System Executive Moves

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