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ON THE COVER

Jeffrey Flaks, President and CEO at Hartford Healthcare
There is an urgent need for a radical reimagination of the healthcare system, Jeffrey Flaks, president and CEO of Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare, told Becker's.

Michael Slubowski. President and CEO at Trinity Health
Hospitals are redesigning nursing and care team models to meet patient needs and leverage technology to better support nurses. While still in the early stages, a few health systems are seeing promising results for patient care and nurse satisfaction.

Giovanni Piedimonte, MD. Vice president of research, institutional official, and research integrity officer at Tulane University
The thing that makes C-suite executives most excited about the future is also making them incredibly nervous: artificial intelligence.

CommonSpirit strategy pays dividends, but CFO insists 'still more to do'
Chicago-based CommonSpirit is making significant strides to improve its financial performance — transforming a $440 million operating loss in the fourth quarter of 2022 into a $356 million gain in the fourth quarter of 2023 — but CFO Dan Morissette insists "there is still more to do."

Tenet invested in nursing to cut costs in 2023. Did it work?
Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare has been intentional over the last year about reducing contracted labor to lower costs, and the 58-hospital system is seeing results.

Why being the 'best' isn't Hartford HealthCare's top priority
There is an urgent need for a radical reimagination of the healthcare system, Jeffrey Flaks, president and CEO of Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare, told Becker's

Healthcare's Oppenheimer moment
The thing that makes C-suite executives most excited about the future is also making them incredibly nervous: artificial intelligence.

Why Optum, SSM Health cut ties
St. Louis-based SSM Health and UnitedHealth Group's Optum ended their administrative partnership around inpatient care management, digital transformation and revenue cycle management after the two organizations were not able to meet "mutually agreed-upon expectations."

Health systems rethink nursing
Hospitals are redesigning nursing and care team models to meet patient needs and leverage technology to better support nurses. While still in the early stages, a few health systems are seeing promising results for patient care and nurse satisfaction.

CIOs, patients at odds over digital access to healthcare
The average hospital utilizes up to six patient applications, but patients only want to use a single platform to engage with their healthcare providers, a new report from Gozio Health found.

Introvert CEOs poised to thrive
Historically, extroverts have been promoted to leadership roles at higher rates than their peers. But in the post-pandemic C-suite, a new leadership style is taking hold — one better suited to introverts. 

CFO / FINANCE

CommonSpirit strategy pays dividends, but CFO insists 'still more to do'
Chicago-based CommonSpirit is making significant strides to improve its financial performance — transforming a $440 million operating loss in the fourth quarter of 2022 into a $356 million gain in the fourth quarter of 2023 — but CFO Dan Morissette insists "there is still more to do."

Why Optum, SSM Health cut ties
St. Louis-based SSM Health and UnitedHealth Group's Optum ended their administrative partnership around inpatient care management, digital transformation and revenue cycle management after the two organizations were not able to meet "mutually agreed-upon expectations."

CEO/STRATEGY

Introvert CEOs poised to thrive
Historically, extroverts have been promoted to leadership roles at higher rates than their peers. But in the post-pandemic C-suite, a new leadership style is taking hold — one better suited to introverts. 

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

'We cannot afford the status quo': What systems aren't talking about enough
Leaders across healthcare are working to improve their system in a variety of ways, but some parts of care and delivery are being overlooked, leaders told Becker's.

INNOVATION

Why being the 'best' isn't Hartford HealthCare's top priority
There is an urgent need for a radical reimagination of the healthcare system, Jeffrey Flaks, president and CEO of Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare, told Becker's

The 'hottest new role in corporate America' comes to health systems
Despite fears that artificial intelligence would kill jobs, the technology has helped create the "hottest new role in corporate America": the chief AI officer, The New York Times reported Jan. 29.

CMO/CARE DELIVERY

Health systems rethink nursing
Hospitals are redesigning nursing and care team models to meet patient needs and leverage technology to better support nurses. While still in the early stages, a few health systems are seeing promising results for patient care and nurse satisfaction.

Tenet invested in nursing to cut costs in 2023. Did it work?
Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare has been intentional over the last year about reducing contracted labor to lower costs, and the 58-hospital system is seeing results.

CIO/HEALTH IT

Healthcare's Oppenheimer moment
The thing that makes C-suite executives most excited about the future is also making them incredibly nervous: artificial intelligence.

CIOs, patients at odds over digital access to healthcare
The average hospital utilizes up to six patient applications, but patients only want to use a single platform to engage with their healthcare providers, a new report from Gozio Health found.

WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP

Racism, discrimination widespread in healthcare: 5 new survey findings
Discrimination and racism against patients are widespread problems in healthcare, workers in the industry indicated in a report released Feb. 15. 

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