Publisher's Letter September 2014

September Issue; CIO & CEO Strategy Roundtable

September issue. We are proud of our September issue of Becker’s Hospital Review, which is centered around the topics of accountable care organizations and clinical integration. In the next few pages, you’ll find the annual list of 100 ACOs to Know, which highlights many of the largest hospital-led ACOs around the country. The issue also contains an examination of the way we talk about population health and a story on how hospitals can keep pay-for-performance contracts from hurting their income.

The issue also contains a diverse mix of feature stories and lists, such as 10 concerns and trends facing hospitals today and 26 of the most contro- versial people in healthcare. Our writers caught up with Dr. Farzad Mostashari on his new ACO startup, learned why hospitals are ripping a page from tech companies’ playbooks and hosting hackathons, and gained insight as to why more patients may soon head to the Cayman Islands for medical care.

You’ll also find stories about CEO succession planning, why hospitals should pay attention to Walgreens and Wal-Mart right now, and whether health plans sold through the exchanges might hurt academic medical centers.

CIO and CEO Strategy Roundtable. Becker’s Hospital Review is hosting its Annual CIO Roundtables Tues., Nov. 4th and its Annual CEO Strategy Roundtable Wed., Nov. 5th in Chicago. More than 17 CIO speakers and 40 leading hospital and health system CEOs will speak at the events, which will be held at the Ritz-Carlton, located just off of Michigan Avenue.

To learn more about the CIO and CEO Strategy Roundtable and register, visit:

We hope you had an enjoyable summer, and it’s our intent that this issue gets your fall off to a steady start. Thank you, as always, for reading.

Should you have any questions or if I can be of help in any manner, please do not hesitate to contact me at I can also be reached at (800) 417-2035.

Very truly yours,

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Scott Becker


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