September 2014 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review


September 2014 HR Current Issue

 On the Cover

  10 Concerns and Trends Facing Hospitals Right Now
Hospitals and health systems are facing a large assortment of pressures, challenges and threats. Click to continue »
  Health City Cayman Islands: Where Your Patients Might Be Headed For Healthcare
It's going to take some major changes for hospitals in the U.S. to compete with coral-sand beaches and high-quality healthcare offered at a low price. Click to continue »
  Does More Value Mean Less Profit? How to Keep Pay-for-Performance From Hurting Hospital Income
Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care and Advocate Physician Partners — a care management collaboration with Advocate that brings together more than 4,500 physicians — are trailblazers in the realm of value-based care, says APP President Mike Englehart. Click to continue »

 Publisher’s Letter

100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know
Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to highlight a variety of Medicare and commercial ACOs, the majority of which are led by hospitals or health systems. Click to continue »

Clinical Integration & ACOs

Population Health: Why the Hottest Term in Healthcare is Getting Problematic
It's not unreasonable to say ACOs need a new term to describe their work. Click to continue »

What Are the Most Expensive Cities for Primary Care?
In Dallas, a patient can pay up to 23 times more than necessary for a lipid panel, according to a recent study by Castlight Health, a leading provider of enterprise healthcare cloud software. Click to continue »

Dr. Farzad Mostashari on His Career, His New Startup and Closing Gaps in the Healthcare System
In June, Farzad Mostashari, MD, the former National Coordinator for Health IT, announced the launch a new company designed to partner with independent primary care physicians to form and join accountable care organizations. Click to continue »

Executive Briefing: Population Health

Patient-Centered Analytics for Population Health Management
Healthcare reform initiatives, driven by government, healthcare providers and payers, are shifting the focus of care delivery and payment from individual points of service to the whole patient and entire populations. Click to continue »

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Financial Management

Providers Consider an Uncertain Market: Will Accepting PPACA Exchange Plans Hurt Academic Medical Centers?
Cleveland Clinic has taken a careful approach to Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act exchange plans. Click to continue »

Hospital Outpatient Prices Much Higher Than Independent Physicians’ For Same Services
A recent study published by the National Institute for Health Care Reform has found hospital outpatient prices for many services were dramatically higher than prices charged by independent physicians and ambulatory clinics. Click to continue »

Additional 4,122 Healthcare Providers to Explore Bundled Payments
CMS has announced 4,122 providers will be added to phase 1 — the exploratory, non-risk bearing stage — of the Medicare Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative, joining the 2,412 providers already participating. Click to continue »

Healthcare Spending Slowdown to Reverse in 2014
Although healthcare spending growth has slowed in recent years, data from 2013 and the first quarter of this year indicate the trend is reversing, according to an analysis by the National Center for Policy Analysis, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization. Click to continue »

Executive Roundtable

Community Hospital Affiliation Strategies
As the healthcare industry changes, relationships between hospitals have also changed. Click to continue »

 Hospital and Health System Transactions

15 Things to Know About the Deal Between Partners HealthCare, Massachusetts AG Martha Coakley
There are several characters and storylines in Boston-based Partners HealthCare's proposed acquisitions of South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Mass., and Hallmark Health System in Melrose, Mass. Click to continue »

Ascension, Dignity, Tenet to Enter Into Joint Venture
Carondelet Health Network, based in Tucson, Ariz., and its parent company, St. Louis-based Ascension Health, have signed a nonbinding letter of intent with San Francisco-based Dignity Health and a subsidiary of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. to create a joint venture. Click to continue »

Consolidation in Healthcare: 3 Statistics
The number of mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare industry are poised for substantial growth over the next year, according to a new study from the Nashville, Tenn.-based law firm of Bass, Berry & Sims. Click to continue »

5 Key Drivers of Acquisition and Affiliation Strategy
Acquisitions in the hospital industry are increasingly driven by strategic factors rather than financial need, according to the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Click to continue »

Executive Briefing: Physician Compensation

Integrating Value into Physician Employment Compensation Models
A significant disconnect exists between this desire and/or need to shift from volume to value and the compensation models currently utilized for the majority of employed physicians. Click to continue »

26 of the Most Controversial People in Healthcare
Controversy is ubiquitous in the healthcare industry as legislation and regulations change and patient care evolves.Click to continue »

CMIO Roundtable

3 CMIOs on Their New and Changing Role
About 40 percent of hospitals and health systems employ a CMIO, according to HIMSS' 2014 Leadership Survey. Click to continue »

Health IT

 A New Approach to Healthcare Innovation: Hospital-Hosted Hackathons
Helen Kotchoubey, corporate director of IT and patient engagement at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, had made sure to have cots available for the developers taking part in the hospital's first hackathon in March.Click to continue »

How I Became a Healthcare CIO: 10 CIOs, 10 Different Career Paths
Many of the country's top CIOs came to their positions from stints in different leadership or clinical roles within hospitals and health systems or from IT roles outside the healthcare industry. Click to continue »

How 25-Bed Cottage Hospital Reached MU2
Although Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, N.H., was one of the first hospitals to attest to meaningful use stage 2, had it not been for a clerical error they may have been able to attest even sooner. Click to continue »

Study: Patients More Likely to Lie When Physicians Use EHRs
Worries about privacy or security may keep some patients from being honest about their medical history when they see their physician entering the information into a computer, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Click to continue »

Executive Briefing: Health System Strategy

What Can Traditional Health Systems Do To Build Market Relevance?
The U.S. health system depends on having strong hospital-based health systems. Click to continue »

Leadership & Management

CEO Succession Planning: How to Use Incumbents to Help, Not Hurt, an Executive Search
Although CEOs can't handpick their successors, they can take certain steps to ensure their preferred candidate's CV sits at the top of the pile. Click to continue »

Wal-Mart’s Lessons for Reinventing Hospitals
When a successful innovator like Wal-Mart is urgently reinventing itself, America's hospital executives should take note. Click to continue »

Featured Articles

Chuck Lauer: The Most Controversial Man in Healthcare? Why Arnold Relman is Sorely Missed
It's baffling to me how some vibrant, alive people — ones who dominated their era — can fade away from our collective consciousness in a relatively short period of time. Click to continue »

From the Editor’s Desk: Is Walgreens Doing More for Population Health Than You?
Last week, in a rather quiet announcement, Walgreens launched an extension of its "Balance Rewards" program that might just strike fear in any healthcare executive worried about the growing competitiveness of retail health. Click to continue »

The Corner Office: Dr. David Pate of St. Luke's Health System on the Work Cut Out for Hospitals

Dr. David Pate, president and CEO of St. Luke's Health System in Boise, Idaho, answers Becker's Hospital Review's seven questions. Click to continue »

Hospital & Health System Executive Moves

Hospital & Health System Transactions 

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