March 2015 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

March 2015 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

March 2015 HR Issue Cover


On the Cover

The Hospital's Guide to Getting Hacked
If your hospital or health system hasn't been hacked yet, that's likely to change. Click here to continue>>
CFO vs. CIO: Bridging the Gap in Perspective
Hospital and health system CFOs and CIOs are vying for investment dollars, and with competing agendas it's easy for the CFO-CIO relationship to become one full of conflict. Click here to continue>>
EHRs and Big Data Take Medical Curriculum to School
The future of medical school is — almost — here. Click here to continue>>

Publisher’s Letter

CIO Roundtable: 5 Hospital, Health System CIOs on Interoperability, Information Security and Developing Technology

In part I of this CIO roundtable, five hospital and health system CIOs discuss the progress and difficulties in achieving interoperability, the most vexed aspects of meaningful use and the ongoing challenge of preserving information security.Click here to continue >>

The Tests and Triumphs of Building a Hospital in the Age of Health IT

December 2014, Phyllis Teater, CIO of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, saw the fruits of many years of labor come to pass when one of its HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 hospitals moved to a new home. Click here to continue >>

Solving the Revenue Cycle Paradox: What Options Do Struggling Hospitals Have? 

Some financially distressed hospitals know they need to invest in an updated revenue cycle management system to stay in business. Click here to continue >>

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 >>

Health IT

The Problem With EHRs: 5 Complaints From CIOsThe Problem With EHRs: 5 Complaints From CIOs

Clinician dissatisfaction with EHRs has widely been documented, largely surrounding the issue of workflow. Click here to continue>>

Mayo Chooses Epic

Earlier this week, Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic announced it selected to adopt Epic's EHR and revenue cycle management platform. Click here to continue >>

Hackers Break Into Anthem

Anthem reported late Wednesday that hackers accessed personal information for approximately 80 million former and current customers and employees, and it is likely that "tens of millions" of records were stolen, according to the Wall Street Journal. Click here to continue >>

Cerner Completes $1.3B Siemens Acquisition

Nearly six months after Cerner announced it would acquire Siemens' health technology division, the acquisition is complete, effective Feb. 2, creating a combined annual research and development investment of more than $650 million. Click here to continue >>

Epic Leads 2014 Best in KLAS Awards

Vendor performance monitor KLAS has announced its 2014 Best in KLAS award winners. Click here to continue >>

Executive Briefing

Getting More Out of Your EHR — A Look to the Future Software Apps Can Facilitate Workflow and Provide Clinical Decision Support to Optimize EHR Systems

Financial Management

10 Pieces of Advice From Hospital CFOs

From changing reimbursement levels to the evolving CFO role, hospital and health system financial leaders are facing a number of challenges. Click here to continue >> 

20 Major Health Systems, Payers Pledge to Convert 75% of Business to Value-Based Arrangements by 2020

A group of the top U.S. health systems, payers and stakeholders announced Wednesday the formation of the Health Care Transformation Task Force, a private-sector alliance aimed at accelerating the healthcare industry's transformation to value-based care. Click here to continue >>  

New HHS Goal: Make Half of Medicare Payments Under Alternative Models by 2018

HHS has released a series of goals in its transition from volume- to value-based payments, including a benchmark for 50 percent of all Medicare provider payments to fall under an alternative payment model by 2018. Click here to continue >> 

Will the New IRS Rules Affect Competition Between Nonprofit and For-Profit Hospitals?

Due to reports of some nonprofit hospitals in the country garnishing uninsured and low-income patients' wages for unpaid medical bills, the Internal Revenue Service in December released new rules for tax-exempt hospitals' collection practices. Click here to continue >>  

Want to Know How Much Insurers Pay Providers? There’s a Website for That

The Health Care Cost Institute, a nonprofit healthcare research organization, has launched a website that lets consumers get a better idea of the baseline price for more than 70 common health services based on the actual prices some of the nation's largest insurers pay to providers. Click here to continue >>

Executive Briefing

Building a Surgery Center Strategy Trends and Relevant Strategies for ASC Contracting

Physician Affairs

Why Advocate Joined the ‘75% by 2020’ Task Force

Advocate Health Care is already poised to reach the task force's goal — 75 percent of business from performance-based reimbursement — by the end of this year. Click here to continue >>

The New ‘ACO-Enabling Organization’ in Texas

The Texas Medical Association and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas struck an interesting agreement this week to form a new organization — called TMA PracticeEdge — that will help independent physicians secure value-based contracts.Click here to continue >>

The Most and Least Burned Out Physicians Broken Down by Specialty

An increasing number of physicians are reporting burnout: They are losing their drive and enthusiasm for work, feeling cynical or have a low sense of accomplishment. Click here to continue >>   

ABIM: ‘We Got it Wrong’ With Maintenance of Certification Program Changes

"We got it wrong and sincerely apologize. We are sorry," reads a letter from Richard J. Baron, MD, President and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Click here to continue >>

Leadership & Management

Jefferson Health’s CEO Has Big Hopes for New Innovation Hub

"The gauntlet I've thrown down is I want Jefferson to be the first academic medical center where you can advance in your career based on entrepreneurism and innovation." Click here to continue >>  

4 Questions All CEOs Should Ask Themselves Each Year

The new year is an opportune time to pause and refocus. Click here to continue >>

Staying Physically Fit While Excelling Professionally

It is common knowledge that maintaining a consistent fitness regimen has mental and spiritual benefits in addition to physical ones, but how much does exercise influence professional success? Click here to continue >> 

Chuck Lauer: As Others Sell Their Practices or Walk Away, One Doctor Keeps On Truckin’

One physician in Virginia has devoted his practice to truck drivers, who spend all of their days on the interstate and often cannot get routine medical care. Click here to continue >>

The Corner Office: Sinai Health System’s Karen Teitelbaum on Doing the Right Thing

Karen Teitelbaum became president and CEO of Sinai Health System, a four-hospital safety-net system on Chicago's South and West sides, in July 2014. Click here to continue >>

Hospital & Health System Executive Moves

Hospital & Health System Transactions

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