June 2013 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

June HR mag


ACOs: The Least Agreed-Upon Concept in Healthcare
Healthcare is one of the country's most heavily regulated industries, one also driven by diagnoses, evidence and clinical expertise. Click to continue »

Price Transparency: Why It’s an Issue & Where Hospitals Fit in
Healthcare prices have been an enigma within the U.S. healthcare system, especially in light of this year's TIME exposé on why healthcare and hospital services cost so much. Click to continue »

What’s Behind the Rash of New Hospital Brands?
Hospitals and health systems across the country have been getting makeovers this year — several organizations have changed their name, brand and/or logo in the beginning of 2013. Click to continue »

Publisher’s Letter June 2013 
Dashboard Observations on 17 Niches and Specialties; 7 Reasons to Worry About the Healthcare Economy; Is a Large Combined System Better? Click to continue »

Executing Population Health Strategy: Q&A With Dr. Mike Schatzlein, CEO of Saint Thomas Health
Mike Schatzlein, MD, president and CEO of Saint Thomas Health in Nashville and ministry market leader for St. Louis-based Ascension Health, knows healthcare's status quo isn't sustainable. Click to continue »

Creating Regional Health Networks: Q&A With LifePoint Hospitals CFO Jeff Sherman
For the past four years, Jeff Sherman has led the financial operations of Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Hospitals, one of the five largest acute-care, for-profit hospital networks in the country. Click to continue »

125 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know — 2013
Becker's Hospital Review has named the following CFOs to its list, "125 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know." Click to continue »

Keeping Employed Physicians Profitable
Health systems have been on a physician group-acquiring frenzy in recent years anticipating more hospital referrals and ancillary service as well as better positioning for population health initiatives, but for many, that comes at a steep price. Click to continue »

Adding Employed Practices to Your Organization? 6 Ways to Getting Buy-in From the Practice
Strong relationships between the hospital and employed physicians start when organizational leaders define their expectations of financial performance and measures of practice success. Click to continue »

Physician Turnover at All-Time High
Physician turnover has hit its highest rate since 2005, the first year the data was collected, according to the 8th annual Physician Retention Survey from Cejka Search and the American Medical Group Association. Click to continue »

Survey: Majority of Physicians Unfamiliar With ACOs, PCMHs
Just one in three of the nation's physicians reported they were familiar with accountable care organizations, episode-based payments and patient-centered medical homes, according to the Deloitte 2013 Survey of U.S. Physicians. Click to continue »

Community Hospitals: Why Their Futures Are More Flexible Than You Think
David Parmer is what he and many others would call an experienced U.S. hospital system executive. Click to continue »

How Did Hospitals Post Positive Fiscal Years in 2012? 5 Hospital CFOs Respond
In fiscal year 2011, the median operating margin for non-profit hospitals, according to Moody's Investors Service, was 2. percent. Click to continue »

Should Healthcare Abandon ICD-10?
Hospitals and other providers are nearing the 18-month mark: That is, 18 months until they will be required to use ICD-10. Click to continue »

Healthcare Transportation as an Integration Agent
News stories abound on the challenges and opportunities created by national and state healthcare reform. Click to continue »

5 Tips on Moving Away From RVUs for Physician Compensation
The speed at which healthcare leaders transition their organizations from a volume-based healthcare model to a value-based system differs widely. Click to continue »

5 Factors Used in Physician Production-Based Compensation Plans
Work relative value units continue to be the most common measure when medical groups create production-based compensation plans for physicians, according to the American Medical Group Association's 2012 medical group compensation and financial survey. Click to continue »

Pittsburgh v. UPMC: Legal Arguments Behind the Tax-Exempt Challenge
In March, Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced the city was launching a formal challenge to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's tax-exempt status. Click to continue »

Chuck Lauer: First Things First: Treat Employees Well
I first met Paul Spiegelman about five years ago when he asked me to become a member of the advisory board for his company, Beryl, now BerylHealth. Click to continue »

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