Past Issues



October, 2019 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

2 hospitals to close in Ohio, West Virginia; New York hospital faces financial peril without buyer; Arkansas hospital closes with no notice; Johns Hopkins All Children’s faces record state fines; New York hospital campus to close in October; Hospital closures in Ohio, W.Va. will result in 1,200 layoffs; Kaiser’s net income surges to $2B in Q2; Texas hospital abruptly closes; Texas hospital closes after 70 years; Mayo Clinic’s operating income jumps 88% in Q2; CEO exits amid Tennesse health system’s financial troubles; Banner Health’s revenue climbs to $4.7B in first half of 2019; Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey sued a physician advocacy group after the group urged patients to fight the insurer's new claim oversight contract, according to the New Jersey Record; Revenue cycle leaders should be 'unyielding with vision,' MetroHealth's Donna Graham says; Tennessee hospital plans to reopen after abruptly closing in June; Partners HealthCare nearly doubles operating income in Q3; Advocate Aurora Health's net income more than doubles in Q2; Optum, John Muir Health talk partnership: ‘The best of both worlds’; Hospitals can expect to spend 4.57% more on drugs in 2020; California hospital set to emerge from bankruptcy after 2 years; Quorum's net loss shrinks to $16.9M in Q2; Horizon BCBS sues physician advocacy; Cleveland Clinic more than quadruples operating income; Oscar Health strikes Berkshire Hathaway deal; United-TeamHealth snafu may have industrywide effects: Moody’s; ‘Medicare for All’ would force Colorado hospital to close, CFO says; Cigna plans major expansion of Medicare Advantage business; How buying a failing hospital can pay off; Humana completes $1B debt offering; ‘shock claims’ up to 45% under Anthem dealMedicare; In wake of shootings, medical associations speak out against gun violence; Tenet appoints former US Army surgeon general to its board, announces 2 retirements; Trinity Health adds CXO, CIO to leadership team; Catholic Health announces 7 leadership changes; After internal pushback, Mount Sinai's med school updates diversity pledge; Rural hospital had staff making trips to Dollar General, former nurse says; Diversity doesn’t happen by chance: How Tennessee hospital CEOs are working to change their C-suites; Care New England CEO accuses Lifespan of retaliation after merger talks collapse; Trump donates salary to HHS for 3rd time; Extroverted CEOs can be bad for business; Humble leaders viewed as less competent, study finds; Study pinpoints CEO-CFO duos most successful with M&A; The Lancet Group says its editors won’t appear on panels without women; Median board director compensation hits $300K for S&P 500 firms; 12 healthcare companies that are the highest-paying employers in their state; HHS helps providers respond to mass violence; MBA applications decline for 2nd consecutive year; America’s Most Innovative Leaders: 24 healthcare leaders on the list; 6 questions to determine whether a ‘moonshot’ innovation is doomed to fail; Coalition of 181 CEOs say society should matter alongside profit; Eduardo Conrado is Ascension’s chief strategy and innovations officer, a role that ‘starts and ends with people’; How 8 health systems are investing their venture capital dollars; Medical group CEO salaries grew nearly 14% in 4 years; Why AMA, AHA are pushing back against Apple's Health Records; Hackers steal California hospital's website domain, email addresses; Stolen laptop puts health information of 7,000 Texas hospital patients at risk; Patient data from EHR vendors found for sale online; Hacking vulnerability found in Philips ultrasound system; Massachusetts General Hospital alerts 10,000 patients of data breach; Texas supermarket now selling shoppers telehealth visits; Epic unveils patient data research initiative, new software; United Health Foundation donates $1M to expand telehealth services in rural Appalachia; AdventHealth launches largest AI-enabled Mission Control command center in US; Hackers demand more than $1M in bitcoin from Washington hospital; Viewpoint: AI is incompatible with the real-world practice of medicine; UCHealth launches conversational AI-powered virtual assistant for Amazon Echo; Geisinger Holy Spirit CMIO Dr. Richard Schreiber on the 3 most dangerous trends in healthcare; Mayo Clinic invests in breast cancer imaging AI; Tampa General opens high-tech clinical command center; Former Lehigh Valley patient claims physician inappropriately accessed his medical records; 16 hospitals, health systems launching telehealth services; Meet Prat Vemana, Kaiser Permanente's 1st chief digital officer; Texas Children's, Houston Methodist & more to partner with woman-led digital health startups; Intermountain expanding use of AI for patient engagement in new Kidney Services department; CHI Franciscan launches AI-powered Mission Control hub for care coordination; How AdventHealth Orlando is building a future in genomics: Q&A with Dr. Wes Walker; The most dangerous trend in health IT from 5 execs; Cleveland Clinic chair Beth Mooney: 'You've got to lean into the digital world'; Wrong-site kidney surgery was a 'mistake,' say Vanderbilt physicians; UNC Hospitals regains Joint Commission accreditation; Jewish Hospital cancels suspension of Louisville heart transplant program; 'It's not part of the job': How MUSC is combating workplace violence; UCHealth invests $100M into behavioral health; Nurse viewpoint: 'Workarounds' reveal the dysfunction of American hospitals; Mississippi VA hospital cited over patient's death; Nurse research prompts care improvements at Providence St. Joseph Health; How Allina Health is boosting nurse retention rates; Hospitals that report more measures have lower star ratings, study finds; 1 in 7 internal medicine residents experience bullying; 5 most common sentinel events so far in 2019; 'Dying doesn't have to be so hard': How providers can weave more humanity into end-of-life care; Joint Commission: How to plan an active shooter drill for your hospital; Former Molina CEO named founding dean of California medical school; Physician compensation growth for 8 specialties 2017-18; Sanford neurosurgeon under federal investigation will leave system in September; Florida CRNA is an 'anesthesiologist,' state board says; Maine system slashes physician turnover rate after exodus; 10 metro areas with smallest, largest gender wage gaps for physicians; Physician trauma: How med schools and hospitals are addressing the problem; Female surgical residents expect lower pay than men; Median base salary for PAs climbed 1% year over year, report finds; Physicians over age 40 earn $60K more annually; California hospitals may soon be required to employ more of their independent contractors; Living Like a Leader: A day with RWJBarnabas Health’s Hospital Division President Thomas Biga; Tampa General Hospital CEO John Couris: Show your team you care; How Ascension’s new CEO Joe Impicciche is ushering in the next generation of leadership; Henry Ford Allegiance Health CEO Paula Autry on the importance of strengthening community health; Corner Office: Nemours CEO Dr. R. Lawrence Moss on the one commitment he won't break and why he asks so many questions; Click here to download a PDF of this issue


September, 2019 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

CMS pitches 3 sweeping payment rules for 2020: 10 things to know; Hospital groups speak out against price transparency in OPPS rule; CMS releases proposed home health payment rule for 2020: 7 takeaways; HCA says it's open to rule on publishing hospital rates, welcomes competition; Alaska hospital closes; Methodist Le Bonheur suspends debt collection suits amid backlash; Drexel to lay off 40% of medical staff due to hospital closure; Hacienda Children's Hospital to close due to 'enormous unbudgeted costs'; Nurses challenge sale, closure of Pennsylvania hospitals; Texas hospital closes; UnitedHealth records $3.3B profit in Q2; California hospital seeks lucrative title change; HCA defeats false claims lawsuit over office deals; The average price for treating primary care conditions in ED? $2,032, UnitedHealth says; Mayo Clinic wins $11.5M tax fight; BCBS of Minnesota defends restrictive policies that hospitals call unlawful; 2019 drug price hikes running 5 times the rate of inflation; BCBS of Mass. CEO: Global payment success 'shows we don't have to wait for political consensus to act in healthcare'; How Intermountain's new company, Castell, aims to ease shift to value-based care;
City of Hope's chief digital officer on crafting a strategy that avoids 'digitization for the sake of digitization'; Steering the American Medical Association and speaking truth to power: Q&A with Dr. Patrice Harris; A $500K investment in employee ideas: How CHOP is helping patients in its own backyard; Cook County Health's Dr. John Jay Shannon: Impending Medicaid DSH cuts are 'immoral'; Michael Dowling: Where are healthcare CEOs in the fight against gun violence?; Corner Office: Caravan Health Founder, CEO Lynn Barr on problem-solving for rural hospitals; Trump issues executive order on kidney care: 6 notes; White House racing to craft healthcare measures ahead of election; Trump preparing executive order for flu vaccine; Biden unveils healthcare plan: 8 key takeaways; Hackensack Meridian is betting big on long-term care; Why Democrats aren’t blaming hospitals for healthcare costs; Moody’s: CommonSpirit’s atypical dualCEO model is potentially cumbersome; House launches rural healthcare task force; South Dakota hospital churned through 27 CEOs in 9 years; Kamala Harris unveils healthcare plan: 5 things to know; To change healthcare, knowing the business side is important — 4 physicians share why they pursued MBAs; CMS Innovation Center head Adam Boehler to leave post: 3 things to know; VA has been inaccurately tracking costs of legacy EHR system, report finds; Cerner inks partnership with Amazon Web Services; Slow adoption of $83M Epic EHR costs; Can Amazon, Apple and Google disrupt healthcare delivery? 4 hospital execs weigh in ; Allscripts CEO Paul Black on interoperability, APIs and the 1 EMR perception he’d change overnight; Patient data from EHR vendors found for sale online; $32M Cerner EHR install at Washington state facilities delayed for years; EHR snooping: Best efforts to bust, punish and prevent it; Hackers try to reroute payroll deposits at Texas health system; LabCorp rolls out direct-to-consumer blood tests; Data breaches cost hospitals $408 per record: 5 things to know; San Francisco hospital CEO resigns amid patient abuse scandal; Erlanger VP resigns over patient safety concerns: 'I can no longer in good conscience remain in my role'; Second Ben Taub patient found dead in bathroom; Salary potential influences most residency choices: 10 highest-paid residencies; The 'Starbucks of primary care'? What you need to know about One Medical right now; Connecticut hospital fined $150K over cancer misdiagnoses; Philadelphia hospital closure leaves 570 medical residents scrambling; Connecticut hospital cited after patient swallows batteries; Leapfrog: Most hospitals don't meet surgical volume standards for safety; How to change the conversation on burnout: 4 questions with Ascension Medical Group CMO Dr. Baligh Yehia; 150+ employees potentially exposed to dangerous bacteria at Seattle hospital; Over half of adverse surgical events due to human error, study finds; Seattle Children’s fixes mold-related violations that killed 1 patient ; Third physician says he was punished for complaining about patient safety at New York hospital; Infection outbreak linked to physician's wife mishandling vaccines, Kentucky medical board says; Click here to download a PDF of this issue


August, 2019 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

UPMC enters unprecedented 10-year contract with Highmark; Sanford Health, UnityPoint to merge: 5 things to know; HCA fires back in lawsuit over ER 'cover charge'; Trump demands transparency on healthcare costs: 7 things to know; ProMedica's operating loss more than triples in Q1; 70% of Cerner clients say they wouldn't use the vendor's RCO services again; These 10 physician specialties generate the most revenue for hospitals; Vermont health system files for bankruptcy; California hospital's future depends on 'tower of shame'; Top Erlanger execs face no-confidence vote from medical staff; Mercy hospital system to cut jobs, restructure; Kaiser to build new headquarters; Uber Health chief: With 1,000+ partners, the question is no longer, 'What the heck is Uber doing in healthcare?'; House votes to lift ban on funding for national patient identifier; 26 UHS hospitals experience Cerner EHR outage; Epic and Humana partner: 5 things to know; Google, U of Chicago hit with lawsuit over patient data sharing; Change Healthcare ups IPO to $1B: 5 things to know; Sutter Health sued for allegedly sharing patients' health data with Facebook, Google; 2 New York healthcare providers lose EHR access following ransomware attacks; CMS' first health informatics chief out after 4 months on the job; 'Injuries are pretty common here': Oregon hospital employees see spike in work-related injuries; Nurses raise patient safety concerns at U of Chicago Medical Center; Patients may have worse outcomes when surgeons act unprofessionally; MD Anderson patient died after contaminated blood transfusion, CMS says; Training lapses may have led to rise in C. diff infections at VA hospital: 5 findings; Georgia health system was blindsided by 12-cardiologist exodus; Michigan hospital CEO Luanne Thomas Ewald on the 'alarming' dearth of pediatric mental healthcare; Michael Dowling: 5 suggestions for technology companies, venture capitalists; UnityPoint Health's ambulatory division chief Dr. Dave Williams: 'Don't get distracted by the ups and downs of the industry'; Click here to download a PDF of this issue


July, 2019 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

These 10 physician specialties generate the most revenue for hospitals; Hedge fund manager predicts CHS will go bankrupt; CEO Wayne Smith bets on CHS turnaround with $3M investment; Supreme Court sides with hospitals in multibillion-dollar payment dispute; Patients sue HCA over emergency room 'cover charge'; CMS terminates Kentucky hospital's Medicare contract; Massachusetts hospitals stockpile $1.6B in offshore accounts, nurses say; UnitedHealth CEO: Optum won't build hospitals; Indiana hospital to close, lay off 437 employees; Washington health system files for bankruptcy, cites issues with revenue cycle vendor; Private equity-owned hospital chain files for bankruptcy; Is Mayo Clinic primarily a school or a medical center? Federal judges will decide; Tennessee hospital to lose Medicare contract; HCA hospitals won't get full $150M in Aetna arbitration case; CMO Dr. William Shrank on Humana's physician strategy, 'Medicare for All' and home care as the Netflix of healthcare; UPMC enters unprecedented 10-year contract with Highmark; California hospital CEO gets no-confidence vote from medical staff; Nurses union calls for CHS chief's ouster; health system affirms his board support; UNC Health Care CEO's memo to staff after NYT exposé; Florida hospital faces blowback for executive search firm's opacity in finding CEO; 18 states with the highest hospital CEO turnover; Physician viewpoint: Hospitals exploit the goodwill of physicians, nurses; Mike Pence's quiet takeover of HHS: 3 things to know; From cleaners to the top exec, the average salary for 30 hospital jobs; Why Arizona's suburbs are telling for healthcare in 2020; Highest-paid CEOs in 2018: Who made the list from healthcare; Haven's COO is out: 5 things to know; Money no object, but Haven health venture will be long journey, Buffett says; The 16 health systems to which Walmart sends employees for care; Why MBA programs are shutting down; Tenet to move headquarters out of Dallas; What Cleveland Clinic looks for in the ideal IT team member — it isn't just technical knowledge: Q&A with CIO Ed Marx; EHR intervention teams may help reduce clinician burnout, study finds; 88% of hospital execs feel threatened by Optum, CVS Health, Amazon: 4 notes; How hospitals are responding to Microsoft operating system vulnerability; Methodist University Hospital installs tech for patients to track nurses; Cerner unveils near-site health network: 3 things to know; Quest Diagnostics vendor data breach exposes 11.9 million patients: 5 things to know; Penn Medicine employee 'misused' a patient's information, hospital privacy chief says; Leaked NSA cyberweapon causes Baltimore shutdown; AI retinal scanner that can detect Alzheimer's given FDA 'Breakthrough Device' status; Harvard Business Review: What boards need to know about AI; Epic gets green light on $21M power line for growing electricity needs; Why patients are giving up on portals; Novant Health opens Institute of Innovation & AI; Optum funnels $16M into AI startup Health[at]Scale; 61 hospital and health system CISOs to know | 2019; ‘Beyond horrifying’: Cardiologists warned UNC Children’s of heart program issues ; 60+ patients allege sterilization failure at Porter Adventist Hospital; Physician burnout costs $4.6B annually, study finds; Physicians quit Maine hospital as morale hits 'all-time low'; Nurse understaffing linked to higher HAI risk; Mold forces Seattle Children’s to close operating rooms; Where are the 9 Leapfrog ‘F’ hospitals?; Physicians liable for malpractice even when treatment is indirect, rules Minnesota Supreme Court; Where are the 41 ‘straight-A’ Leapfrog hospitals? ; Closed ICU model linked to 100% reduction in several HAIs, study shows; How UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s new president aims to create ultimate patient care experience; How a diverse workforce drives value-based care: Q&A with Mass General’s first equity & inclusion chief; Corner Office: Sanford Health's CMO Dr. Allison Suttle on the importance of storytelling Allison Suttle, MD, knew at a young age that medicine was her calling.; How UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's new president aims to create ultimate patient care experience; Sentara CEO Howard P. Kern: 3 core strengths for success in 2019; How a diverse workforce drives value-based care: Q&A with Mass General's first equity & inclusion chief; Michael Dowling: One question that tests the integrity of your health system; Click hereClick here to download a PDF of this issue


June, 2019 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

CMS' proposed inpatient payment rule for 2020: 9 things to know; 105-year-old Ohio hospital closes; Indiana hospital closes, lays off 269 employees; CMS unveils 5 new payment models to overhaul primary care: 6 things to know; Hospital CEO responds to patient billed $142 for chat with physician during physical; UPMC's revenue climbs to $5.1B in first 3 months of 2019; BJC HealthCare more than doubles net income year-to-date; Tenet sees revenue slide, posts $27M loss in Q1; Walmart increasingly comparing physicians over cost: 5 things to know; Many consumers would not pay more for care at an academic medical center, survey finds; CHS sees net loss quadruple, revenue sink in Q1; Recession would rock for-profit and nonprofit hospitals, Moody's says; Judge steps down from UnitedHealth case over 'immoral' denial of cancer treatment; Las Vegas hospital doesn't contract with any payers; Activist investor targets HCA: 5 things to know; UnitedHealth posts $3.5B profit in Q1; Goldman Sachs goes active on Quorum Health; OhioHealth's net income surges to $368M in Q3; Kentucky hospital on brink of closure seeks new management; Struggling New York hospital to cut robotic surgeries to shore up finances; Scripps CEO Chris Van Gorder's memo to staff in wake of synagogue shooting; MD Anderson ousts 3 researchers over Chinese data theft concerns; South Carolina hospital shootings spur other facilities to review safety plans; 'Anywhere but Indiana' — Why employers are avoiding hospitals in the Hoosier State; Central Maine Healthcare leader suddenly resigns, cites worries over system's direction; Amended bill calls for firing current U of Maryland Medical System board members; Lack of turnover preventing women from assuming board positions; Broward Health CEO: Layoffs not part of strategy during turnaround; Erlanger's board faces overhaul if conflict of interest bill becomes law; Walmart steering employees to 800 imaging centers to avoid misdiagnoses; American Hospital Association introduces new chairman; Emory files plan for $1B 'health innovation district'; Hospital CEO turnover down 35% this year, report finds; Amazon's Alexa is now HIPAA compliant; Walgreens to invest $300M in digital health; Doctor On Demand and Humana launch new health plan; 1 in 4 outpatient providers are thinking of replacing EHR, survey finds; Drone delivers kidney for transplant at U of Maryland; Yale New Haven tests driverless hospital shuttles; 5 common questions about HIPAA, answered; Inova ends genetic tests following FDA warning; HHS implements HIPAA fine caps based on level of culpability; Cerner to launch EHR-agnostic tool for bundled payments; MD Anderson appeals $4.3M HIPAA penalty; Vulnerability found in Philips' EMR puts patient data at risk; ER shift can require 4,000 EHR clicks; Dr. David Feinberg moved from Geisinger to Google to reach 'a billion patients a day'; Partners HealthCare pledges to make AI tools accessible to clinicians, researchers; Michigan medical practice to close after refusing to pay ransom to hackers; 5 things to know about telehealth fraud; Americans are living longer — But we may not have enough physicians; CHI Franciscan hospital fined after patient attacks nurses; Assault on healthcare workers could be felony under new Massachusetts bill; 32% of hospitals earn 'A' safety grade in Leapfrog's spring update; IU Health to build its own neurosurgery team as local group resists employment; Mount Sinai medical school to cap student debt at $75K; NYU Langone Health builds measles alerts in EHR; USC's cardiovascular fellowship program to lose national accreditation; 'Eat, sleep and console' a boon for opioid-exposed newborns, study shows; The universal rule on how much time hospitals should spend on quality in board meetings; Mount Carmel renewed credentials of suspended physician amid patient deaths investigation; Washington University to offer free tuition for some incoming med students; Death of Louisiana nurse attacked by patient ruled a homicide; Illinois hospital CEOs, nurses spar over patient limits; Maine hospital's Medicare contract at risk over medical error; Click here to download a PDF of this issue


May, 2019 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

Trump's 2020 budget proposal: 5 healthcare takeaways; New York hospital settles with Cerner over billing problems: 5 things to know; CMS terminates Missouri hospital's Medicare contract; HCA accused of billing fraud: 3 things to know; Quorum aims to shed up to 9 hospitals; Cleveland Clinic's annual net income drops 91% on heavy investment losses; 7 hospital mergers called off in past year; Kansas hospital closes: 4 things to know; Ascension buys Florida hospital, plans $47M investment; Tenet shrinks loss to $5M, plans new $200M cost-cutting drive; Geisinger, Highmark to build Pennsylvania hospital; BJC HealthCare sees 61% drop in annual operating income; Physicians accepted $40M in kickbacks from Texas hospital, feds say; Anthem accused of sending massive checks to patients to force providers in network; Attorney general investigating 2 Kansas hospitals that abruptly closed; 10 things to know about how seasonality affects hospital revenue; Beth Israel Deaconess-Lahey Health merger is official; 1 in 5 patients asked physician for a lower-cost medication in last year, study finds; Bankrupt hospital chain's plan to offload 5 California clinics faces opposition; Mayo Clinic adds Mexico hospital to care network; How New York's 'baseball-style' arbitration process reduced surprise bills: 7 notes; Employer wellness programs don't cut healthcare costs, study suggests; Intermountain's operating income climbs 52% in FY18; 3 leaders discuss their outpatient care strategy; Humana debuts bundled payment model for spinal fusions; Amazon now accepting health savings accounts for medical purchases; 'Medicare for All' would reduce hospital operating margins by more than 20 percent, analysis finds; London gallery turns down $1.3M pledge from Purdue Pharma's founding family; Dana-Farber's quarterly revenue climbs to $487M: 4 things to know; Cleveland Clinic's strategy for next 5 years: 4 takeaways; CEO of Hahnemann, St. Christopher's hospitals ousted; Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan unveil name for healthcare venture; US News names best medical schools of 2020; No pay raise for CHS CEO in 2019; Former Texas hospital CEO pleads guilty to defrauding 3 major insurers; Walmart sees benefit of flying employees to top hospitals for care; Wisconsin hospital lays off CEO amid affiliation; Best Buy, AmGen, others to offer caregiver benefits; Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan's Haven may be forming clinically integrated network; 3 systems would split care for Nashville's uninsured under new plan; 50 Northwestern Memorial Hospital employees fired for accessing Jussie Smollett's records; Warren Buffett talks Haven: 7 most insightful quotes; How influencers are helping Baylor Scott & White save lives; How Temple Health turns employees into leaders; 3 board members resign from U of Maryland Medical System, 4 others on leave of absence: 5 things to know; No evidence found to support sexual misconduct allegations against ex-Centra CEO; Baltimore mayor resigns from U of Maryland Medical System board amid scrutiny; CEO of Connecticut hospital defends $1M salary: 'People don't understand what it actually takes to get into this role'; Dr. David Feinberg: Google's plan to fix fake news in healthcare; Tennessee governor should acknowledge rural hospital closure crisis, group says; FDA chief's resignation: 10 industry leaders react; Children's Minnesota hires compliance officer after alleged antitrust violations; How hospitals are addressing the rise in consumerism; IBM: Cybercriminals abandon ransomware for 'cryptojacking'; Robot-assisted surgery leaves new surgeons without crucial skills, study finds; 7 blockchain companies to know in 2019; Cardiologists warn against Apple's health push, FDA watch software approval; Former Theranos employees report being blacklisted by other tech firms; Change Healthcare files for $100M IPO ; CHS made false meaningful use claims, whistleblowers say; IBM director shares insights on Aetna blockchain ecosystem; Kaiser Permanente hospital used video call to tell patient he was dying; Patient sues Northwestern Medicine after medical records posted on social media; UVA Children's Hospital unveils app for follow-up care, remote patient monitoring; CEOs see pay raises after cyberattacks, study finds; Oracle revenue drops 1% as competition increases in cloud; Social media posts could affect insurance costs, experts say; 5% of hospital IT budgets go to cybersecurity despite 82% of hospitals reporting breaches; 270,000 Health Alliance Plan, Michigan Blue Cross customers alerted of vendor data breach; Cleveland Clinic launches clinical AI center: 4 things to know; Hospitals at high risk for cyberattack, Moody's says; Data breach exposes 45,000 Rush patients' information; Northwestern Medicine to apply AI screening for heart disease in new study; Physician viewpoint: AI could 'unintentionally exacerbate many of the worst aspects' of healthcare; AI advances in the workforce may affect more women than men, report says, About half of Americans use broadband; Amazon Web Services to Beth Israel Deaconess: Tell us how AI can make your hospital more efficient; Teladoc posts $418M in 2018 revenue, up 79% — 7 things to know; The 293 hospitals with 5 stars from CMS; HCA becomes majority owner in leading US nursing school; ProPublica reporter with no MD named 'Top Doctor'; Kansas physician gets life in prison for selling opioids for cash; CMS faults New Jersey nursing home for outbreak that killed 11 kids; CMS cuts payments to 800 hospitals for patient safety incidents; Oklahoma hospital operator ousted over 'immediate threat' to patient safety; 10 top patient safety concerns for 2019, ranked by ECRI Institute; 10 qualities of a good nurse mentor; Vanderbilt hit with $25.5M suit over wrong-site surgery; Safety issues spur Pennsylvania hospital to create new exec position; How noncompete clauses can sever patient-provider relationships; Cardiologist's exit forces Indiana hospital to suspend heart transplant program; Delaying flu shots until October could prevent 22K illnesses, study finds; Physicians 'terrorized into silence' by anti-vaccine groups online; Employee engagement crucial for patient-centered care, says Press Ganey; Cleveland Clinic CEO: Violence 'epidemic' happening in hospitals nationwide — 4 takeaways; 50%+ of hospital trainees work while experiencing flu-like illness; 10 most common sentinel events of 2018; Novant physicians: Atrium Health physicians splitting gave us 'courage' to leave; Match Day 2019 largest in history — 4 notes; How an orchestra helps Texas Medical Center physicians relieve burnout; How Beaumont Health reduced its IT budget after a hospital merger: Q&A with CIO Subra Sripada; Click here to download a PDF of this issue


April, 2019 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

Tower Health points to Epic install costs for operating loss; Ohio hospital to close after 105 years; Kansas hospital abruptly closes; Pennsylvania attorney general takes legal action against UPMC over patient access; Mayo's annual revenue climbs to $12.6B amid move to Epic EHR; North Carolina hospital misses payroll; Partners posts $463M loss in Q1; Nurses sue CHI over on-call pay: 4 things to know; Ascension's operating revenue climbs $1.3B in first half of FY 2019; Indiana hospital overbilled Medicare by $22M, OIG says; CHI's operating loss swells to $57M in Q2; Atrium Health bumps pay for 15,000 employees; Hospitals, not physicians, driving up healthcare costs for privately insured, study shows; A new bundled payment trio: Cleveland Clinic, Kroger, Anthem target heart surgery costs; Kaiser's annual revenue grows to $79B; Zuckerberg hospital puts balance billing on hold; Baylor Scott & White's net income falls 55%; Vermont health system cuts jobs, wages to stay afloat; Prime Healthcare, CEO settle billing fraud allegations; HCA completes $1.5B acquisition of Mission Health; Walmart teams up with Ochsner for joint replacement program; HHS seeks to end 'backdoor deals' to lower drug prices; 6 things to know about the billionaire couple investing in Civica Rx; South Carolina healthcare providers alert patients about 'split billing'; OptumRx sets demands for drugmaker price reductions; Cigna's net income falls 46%: 5 things to know; New York health system cuts jobs after poor financial performance; Mayo Clinic adds Mexico hospital to care network; Tenet shrinks loss to $5M, plans new $200M cost-cutting drive; Tax-exempt hospitals to get an IRS checkup on federal law compliance; 1 in 5 rural hospitals at high risk of closing, analysis finds; Vanderbilt University Medical Center's operating income more than doubles; North Carolina hospital forced into bankruptcy; CHS' loss shrinks to $328M in Q4; 2 South Carolina hospitals agree to close, transfer services to new facility; LifeBridge Health to acquire Bon Secours Baltimore Hospital; Patient cost largely unrelated to procedure price or insurance coverage, study finds; Dignity Health reports $33M operating loss in most recent quarter; 10 states with the most rural hospitals at high financial risk; Zuckerberg hospital considers cost cap for privately insured patients amid billing uproar; US health spending estimated to reach nearly $6 trillion in 8 years; Why 2 hospitals are slashing medical bills by 50%; Atrius Health, BCBS of Massachusetts ink global payment agreement: 4 things to know; $89B: The annual price tag of healthcare wait, travel times; Anthem study: Employers are increasingly bundling health benefits; Anthem: Cigna helped kill $49B merger by dragging feet; Healthgrades names ‘America’s Best Hospitals’ 2019; Illinois hospitals end merger talks; Trinity Health restructuring to affect nearly 1,700 employees; 5 most innovative hospitals, according to 300+ hospital leaders; Baylor Scott & White, Memorial Hermann end merger talks; Adventist Health to lay off 1,300+, keep wildfire-damaged hospital closed; Kaiser Permanente lays off nearly 200 in Colorado; CEO, CFO of CHS hospital in Florida unexpectedly resign; Hennepin Healthcare CEO resigns; Ex-CEO gets 46 months in prison for defrauding Florida hospital; CVS unveils HealthHub store design; Erlanger breeding culture of distrust among staff, physicians allege; Partners names interim CEO; New York hospital ICU chief: Complaints about problem physician ‘fell on deaf ears’; Intermountain: Whistle-blower provisions of False Claims Act are unconstitutional; Mission Health CEO to become strategic adviser for new parent HCA; Ex-Mayo Clinic CEO Dr. John Noseworthy joins UnitedHealth Group’s board; Healthcare leaders share practices for snaring top talent; Viewpoint: Baylor, Memorial Hermann breakup may be better for healthcare; Why Premier Health is turning to high schoolers to fill its workforce; How can C-suite execs boost earnings? Talk like your CEO; Your hospital may benefit from a chief purpose officer — here’s why; Data, ‘care enablement’ to shape healthcare in 2040, Deloitte says; MercyOne Health unifies 450+ care locations under one brand; The metrics healthcare leaders check daily; Viewpoint: CEOs shouldn’t pick their replacements; Fortune’s ‘Best Companies to Work For’ 2019 names 10 hospitals; Partners interim CEO Dr. Anne Klibanski: Helping women succeed is important; Penn State Health to split CEO, med school dean roles amid Dr. Craig Hillemeier’s exit; HCA, Cleveland Clinic rank among world’s most ethical companies 2019; Catholic Health invests $100M+ in move to Epic EHR; CHS reaches settlement with 4.5M patients affected by data breach; Cerner to debut ‘longitudinal patient records’ by next year; Cottage Health agrees to $3M HIPAA settlement; Cigna, Sentara join Aetna IBM’s blockchain ecosystem; Record-breaking $28M in HIPAA settlements reached in 2018; Livongo Health CEO Zane Burke on leaving Cerner, company goals; Walmart drops price of virtual visits from $40 to $4; VA chooses Cerner’s scheduling software over Epic’s; Athenahealth goes private under new ownership; Cerner to lay off 129 from Georgia project; Apple rolls out iPhone health records feature to veterans; Partners experiences technical issues, including EHR downtime; Cerner introduces AI tool for physician burnout; Tenet extends contract with Cerner; Apple, Aetna's new health app: 5 things to know, 4 questions that remain; 7 specialties with the most EHR-related stress; Apple hires prominent Kaiser-affiliated obstetrician; IBM to invest $2B into AI research hub in New York: 3 notes; These 6 healthcare startups will be the next $1B 'unicorns,' NYT and analysts predict; Molina Healthcare selects Infosys to improve IT functions; Northwell Health adds AI to EM to cut readmissions; Email fraud in healthcare up 473%: 6 things to know; Amazon, Microsoft urge federal regulation for facial recognition technology: 5 notes; How CMS' newest innovation model will change telehealth payments; Cedars-Sinai to equip 100 rooms with Alexa-powered platform; Bankrupt Arizona hospitals ordered to give former patients access to their EHRs; CVS to spend $325M on digital healthcare in 2019; Samsung releases its 1st smartwatch with blood-pressure features: 3 notes; 'Data error' exposes 974,000 patient records at UW Medicine; Microsoft, Philips to launch augmented reality for minimally invasive surgery: 5 notes; Allscripts' revenue up 17% in 2018: 5 things to know; AT&T to launch smartwatch for remote patient monitoring; UConn Health notifies up to 326,000 patients of data breach; IBM: Cybercriminals abandon ransomware for 'cryptojacking'; Phoenix ACO to launch blockchain wallet for physicians, patients; Hundreds of patient records found burning across from Atlanta hospital; Former Vanderbilt nurse indicted on reckless homicide charge after fatal medication error; Viewpoint: If Vanderbilt nurse is arrested for homicide, leadership should be too; Viewpoint: How to tell patients AI is part of their care; Mount Carmel: 5 patients who died under former physician's care may have lived if given right treatment; Why U.S. nurses are suffering 'work hangovers'; Physician tells jury 'beautiful sales reps' influenced his unnecessary prescribing of opioids; New York hospital mishandled complaints about physician, CMS finds; Why hospital mergers may harm care quality; Kaiser Permanente waives tuition for first 5 medical school classes; CMS to take more aggressive role in enforcing safety at Baylor St. Luke's; Nurses sue CHI over on-call pay: 4 things to know; 12% of physicians say it's OK to lie to patients about medical errors, poll finds; 13 patients harmed by care at Johns Hopkins All Children's, system says; Viewpoint: Why this nursing 'rite of passage' is bullying in disguise; Physician-hospital integration does not improve care quality, study says; Younger patients more prone to dislike traditional healthcare, survey finds; Ohio hospital uses AI tool to cut readmissions by 20%; Better hospital care cannot prevent most sepsis deaths, study finds; Physician viewpoint: How pizza and coffee helped me see patients in new light; Only 33% of healthcare quality professionals say all staff is trained on quality; How Atrium Health prevented 23K high-risk opioid prescriptions; How Stanford's WellMD center aims to fight physician burnout; 'Told' is the word most linked to negative hospital reviews on Yelp; ANA on nurse's reckless homicide charge: Criminalizing medical errors may deter future reporting; Most new nurses work 12-hour shifts, some have second jobs; Johns Hopkins All Children's deaths spur bill calling for more oversight; North Carolina hospital launches program to help malnourished patients after discharge; How Barnes-Jewish Hospital cut unnecessary UTI testing in half; US physician burnout drops below 50% for first time since 2011, study finds; Only 9% of women want to be surgeons — Here's how 1 physician is trying to change that; Why 1 New Jersey hospital hired chaplains to improve patient relations; Health-related Google searches spike weeks before visiting ER; Only half of EMS workers confident in detecting sepsis, survey finds; Low-cost device can detect sepsis in under 3 minutes, researchers say; Physician viewpoint: Why are we still using stethoscopes?; 48% of physicians say stricter requirements needed to boost vaccination rates; 4 questions with CHIME-HIMSS CIO of the Year Ed Kopetsky; Greenville Health System Ambulatory CMO Dr. Saria Saccocio on the connection between access and quality; How to create the 'aha moment' most nurses are missing: 5 questions with ANA's VP of innovation; NewYork-Presbyterian surpasses 100K virtual visits: CIO Daniel Barchi reflects; 3 questions with Lloyd Dean and Kevin Lofton, CEOs of the new CommonSpirit Health; Ascension Michigan COO Jean Meyer: Meeting women’s healthcare needs requires internal and external transformation; Start with yourself: A 6-item personal inventory for leaders; Steal this idea: How a 'D' grade redefined the role of quality teams at Piedmont Health; Corner Office: Novant Health CMO Dr. Eric Eskioglu on why his team is embracing artificial intelligence; 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March, 2019 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

41 physicians to split with Novant Health in May; Physician burnout is a 'public health crisis': 3 strategies to address it; Steal this idea: How Chick-fil-A inspired Baystate executives to redesign nurse hiring; How IU Health is attracting millennials, retaining new nurses; UnitedHealth's Optum revenues surpass $100B for 1st time; Apple, Aetna team up on health app: 8 things to know; Rural California hospital 'defying gravity' as it changes strategy to survive; Hospital-owned drug company to offer 20 generics in 2019; CHI to sell health plan to Centene; Partners CEO Dr. David Torchiana abruptly steps down; CHS' Lutheran Health Network CEO to give up title in strategic move; Aetna, IBM among 5 companies to launch healthcare's newest blockchain ecosystem; Mount Sinai just opened a 'man cave' — here's why; Why do flu shots fail? Human immune system may be to blame; BCBS of Mississippi to change policy for care it deems nonemergent; Rural California hospital 'defying gravity' as it changes strategy to survive; Hospital chain delinquent on taxes in 7 states; UnitedHealth's Optum revenues surpass $100B for 1st time; Zuckerberg hospital slashes $20,243 ER bill to $200 after media coverage; HCA more than doubles profit in Q4; Hospital-owned drug company to offer 20 generics in 2019; Tennessee hospital to close, lay off 146; Maine hospital files for bankruptcy; Most consumers would prepay for prescriptions for a discount, survey finds; Saint Alphonsus Health CEO on price transparency: 'We do not view patients as consumers or shoppers'; Vermont hospital backtracks on questionable bills; Roughly 1,900 patients received bills from University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington; Sanford Health grows to $5B+ system after finalizing merger; Tenet sells 3 hospitals, exits Chicago market; Top 10 cities for healthcare M&A; CHI to sell health plan to Centene; Kettering Health Network to sell $200M in bonds to fund expansion; Size of organizations in mergers continues to grow, study finds; 41 physicians to split with Novant Health in May; CHS' Lutheran Health Network CEO to give up title in strategic move; Employers are the most trusted institutions in 2019; Optum sues to protect trade secrets from Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan venture; Almost 80% of CEOs say burnout affects workplace, report finds; 8 groups, 1 voice: Kaiser Permanente rebrands physician group; PwC: CEOs predict less growth in 2019; Temple University Health loses top execs amid restructuring; Less than 50% of Americans satisfied with nation's quality of care, poll finds; Apple, Aetna team up on health app: 8 things to know; IBM CEO Ginni Rometty: AI will change '100% of jobs'; New malware can bypass cloud security barriers, researchers warn; How Intermountain Healthcare is investing in health IT: 3 Qs with CIO Marc Probst; Mentions of 'Amazon' spiked at healthcare companies in 2017, analysis finds; A ransomware attack could cost US economy $89B, researchers warn; Jim Cramer: If Epic doesn't want to sell, maybe Apple should look at Cerner; Why Microsoft's head of healthcare once thought his role was a 'career-ending move'; 5 health IT projects Sharp HealthCare CIO Ken Lawonn is excited for in 2019; Aetna, IBM among 5 companies to launch healthcare's newest blockchain ecosystem; Texas Hospital Association helps local hospitals adapt EHRs to address opioid crisis; In rural Wisconsin, physicians say telemedicine isn't growing fast enough; Man gets 10 years for hacking network of Boston Children's Hospital; New strain of ransomware claims to donate profits to fictitious children's cancer charity; Patient dies hours after being turned away from Wisconsin hospital; Johns Hopkins hospitals don't always follow 'basic safety rules,' report claims; Mount Sinai just opened a 'man cave' — here's why; Mount Carmel CEO: We should have acted faster with physician accused of fatal prescriptions; 2 DMC hospitals at risk of losing Medicare contracts over infection control issues; 50% of female physicians say they're burned out, report finds; Physician burnout is a 'public health crisis': 3 strategies to address it; How this Cleveland Clinic program is curbing physician burnout; This Florida hospital installed ballet bars in its hallways — here's why; Physician's encouraging words more effective than many may realize, study finds; Why do flu shots fail? Human immune system may be to blame; Boston Children's researchers tap machine learning for better flu surveillance; How IU Health is attracting millennials, retaining new nurses; Mount Sinai CEO Dr. Kenneth Davis: 5 ways to lower drug prices; CHI Health CFO Jeanette Wojtalewicz: 'CFOs really need to be a COO with a financial twist'; Steal this idea: How Chick-fil-A inspired Baystate executives to redesign nurse hiring; Michael Dowling: Let's remember who we are as Americans; Corner Office: Nationwide Children's CMIO Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman on the power of continuous learning; Click here to download a PDF of this issue


February, 2019 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

Apple has quietly hired dozens of physicians: 5 things to know; Massachusetts General Hospital might store patient data on blockchain through new partnership; State-by-state breakdown of 93 rural hospital closures; 4 questions to assess whether blockchain 'makes sense' at your hospital; Aetna's chief digital officer: 'Insurance will change dramatically'; Dignity Health CFO Dan Morissette discusses CHI megamerger, Apple partnership; Michigan Hospital CEO Will Take Pay Cut to Boost Facility's Finances; Federal judge in Texas rules ACA is unconstitutional: 8 things to know; Bay Medical to lay off up to half of 1,450 staff; PwC names 6 healthcare issues to watch in 2019; Florida hospital CEO: 'Misunderstanding' led to outcry over new policy; The problem with patient surveys; 15 physician specialists most in demand; Dignity Health CFO Dan Morissette discusses CHI megamerger, Apple partnership; Kentucky hospital files for bankruptcy; 4 hospitals in Oklahoma and Tennessee miss payroll; Separately owned hospitals in Missouri capital 'not sustainable,' St. Mary's president says; Michigan hospital CEO will take pay cut to boost facility's finances; Outlook is negative for nonprofit hospital sector, Moody's says; UnitedHealth purchase price of DaVita Medical Group falls $560M; Trinity Health gets $86M revenue boost from new hospital; UPMC Pinnacle to close hospital; Healthcare spending hit $3.5T in 2017; Partners HealthCare's annual operating income soars 489%; Envision, UnitedHealthcare extend contract: 5 things to know; State-by-state breakdown of 93 rural hospital closures; Aetna's chief digital officer: 'Insurance will change dramatically'; CMS updates hospital price transparency requirement — again; South Carolina hospital closes after 63 years; Federal judge in Texas rules ACA is unconstitutional: 8 things to know; Nurses fill less than 25% of leadership roles at most healthcare organizations; Bay Medical to lay off up to half of 1,450 staff; CHS appoints new director: 5 things to know; Jefferson Health, Boston Medical Center + 5 systems join Medicaid project; PwC names 6 healthcare issues to watch in 2019; New University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics CEO: Growth is 'critical to our future'; Acadia Healthcare fires CEO; St. Luke's Health System to cut positions, add 300 in redesign; Former Cleveland Clinic executive gets prison time in $2.7M fraud scheme; Meet the 1st hospitals to join Humana's national value-based network; Obama, Bill Gates + 3 other leaders on their top business book picks; Healthcare organizations will face these 23 risks next year, analysis says; Apple has quietly hired dozens of physicians: 5 things to know; Apple patents wireless earbuds with biometric sensors: 4 notes; Apple Watch's ECG app is officially here: 5 things to know; GE files IPO to spin out its health unit: 5 things to know; 4 questions to assess whether blockchain 'makes sense' at your hospital; Tablets, inpatient portals for patients linked with lower readmission rates, study finds; Suki CEO Punit Soni on why automated clinical documentation is just the 'tip of the iceberg' & more; 64% of execs worry about losing their jobs throughout a new EHR rollout; Former Cerner president Zane Burke heads to wearables company; Massachusetts General Hospital might store patient data on blockchain through new partnership; Medical record errors are common, hard to fix, report finds; Primary care physicians most likely to report EHR-related burnout, study finds; Change Healthcare buys health-focused blockchain startup; Florida hospital CEO: 'Misunderstanding' led to outcry over new policy; Stethoscopes carry broad range of bacteria — even after cleaning; How this Intermountain nurse comforts deceased patients' families; Seattle woman dies of brain-eating amoeba after using tap water in neti pot; Why this family heirloom could reveal how 1918 flu pandemic spread; Stressed surgeon makes up to 66% more mistakes, study finds; Joint Commission to add more suicide risk screening requirements for hospitals; 23K patients received ineffective vaccines from California health clinic; Olympus settles federal scope investigation for $85M; Nurses seldom disciplined for sexual misconduct, study finds; The problem with patient surveys; 49% of nurses have considered leaving the profession in the last 2 years, study finds; 15 physician specialists most in demand; 30% of hospitals have violated EMTALA, investigation finds; Fitbit data could help hospitals battle nurse fatigue; Christus Health CNO Debi Pasley on why healthcare isn't innovating faster; How Flagler Hospital's physician IT crew helps promote groupness & new technology: Q&A with CIO Bill Rieger; NewYork-Presbyterian CIO Daniel Barchi on the strategic initiative he'll tackle in 2019; Michael Dowling: What to expect from 2019; Corner Office: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia CEO Madeline Bell on how to cultivate culture; Click here to download a PDF of this issue



January, 2019 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

Walmart will require workers to travel for spine surgery in effort to cut healthcare costs; Amazon to sell EHR-mining software; Physician viewpoint: How to remove 'stupid stuff' from EHRs; We have a moral imperative to speak out': 10 questions with the physician leading #ThisIsOurLane; Geisinger CEO Dr. David Feinberg heads to Google: 5 things to know; CHS to divest 4 hospitals, exit South Carolina; Michigan hospital rejects woman's heart transplant, recommends she raise $10K; Physician group with 873 employees files for bankruptcy; What CVS stores will look like after the Aetna deal; Trump administration issues plan to promote healthcare competition: 7 notes; Vanderbilt University Medical Center's finances bounce back after EMR launch; Detroit hospital cited after insects found in ICU; Firing of St. Louis nurse for violating mandatory flu shot policy sparks protest; Cost containment, the CFO evolution and more: Q&A with Mayo Clinic CFO Dennis Dahlen; How Novant Health CEO Carl Armato's Type 1 diabetes changed the lives of more than 6,000 patients; Michael Dowling: What not to do as a leader; Corner Office: Hackensack Meridian Health co-CEO Robert Garrett on the toughest task every executive faces; Michigan hospital rejects woman's heart transplant, recommends she raise $10K; CHS to divest 4 hospitals, exit South Carolina; California DOJ approves CHI-Dignity merger, with conditions; HHS to launch new mandatory bundled payment models: 4 things to know; Walmart will require workers to travel for spine surgery in effort to cut healthcare costs; CMS accepts Vanderbilt's plan to correct Medicare deficiencies; UnitedHealth Group to buy Seattle primary care clinic; Financial troubles force Texas health system to shut down; Physician group with 873 employees files for bankruptcy; Forbes releases 30-under-30 in healthcare 2019; What CVS stores will look like after the Aetna deal; Trump administration issues plan to promote healthcare competition: 7 notes; Amazon-JPMorgan-Berkshire health venture snags first female exec; Massachusetts hospital publicly apologizes for 2016 patient death; Geisinger CEO Dr. David Feinberg heads to Google: 5 things to know; CHS settles lawsuit against ex-CEO of Indiana hospital; Amazon to sell EHR-mining software; Vanderbilt University Medical Center's finances bounce back after EMR launch; SLU physician group implements hiring freeze after EHR rollout; Hackers indicted in SamSam ransomware attacks on Allscripts, hospitals; Allscripts confirms layoffs; Aetna, Ascension join blockchain pilot project to address provider data issues; Physician viewpoint: How to remove 'stupid stuff' from EHRs; Athenahealth files its acquisition with SEC: 6 deal details; An eye-opening revelation: 4 CIOs on surprising patient population trends; UnitedHealth a step ahead of Amazon in EMR game, trading near record highs; Leapfrog Group announces 2018 Top Hospitals; Joint Commission: 9 ways to prevent flu transmission in hospitals; 9 things to know about annual CMIO salary; Medical schools became more diverse in 2018; Detroit hospital cited after insects found in ICU; U of Wisconsin hospital Legionnaires' patient dies; 5th case identified; NewYork-Presbyterian CEO faces pushback from med students over reluctance to 'Medicare for All'; Firing of St. Louis nurse for violating mandatory flu shot policy sparks protest; South Carolina patients may need revaccination after hospital error; 'We have a moral imperative to speak out': 10 questions with the physician leading #ThisIsOurLane; Cost containment, the CFO evolution and more: Q&A with Mayo Clinic CFO Dennis Dahlen; How Novant Health CEO Carl Armato's Type 1 diabetes changed the lives of more than 6,000 patients; Michael Dowling: What not to do as a leader; Corner Office: Hackensack Meridian Health co-CEO Robert Garrett on the toughest task every executive faces; Click here to download a PDF of this issue



December, 2018 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

25 hospitals, health systems with newly created executive roles in 2018 so far; HCA, Cleveland Clinic battle intensifies for Florida market share; CHS sees net loss swell to $325M in Q3; Amazon unveils cloud, voice initiatives to address opioid addiction; 9 physician specialties see jump in compensation; WakeMed CMIO Dr. Neal Chawla's team goals for 2019: Training, analytics & patient functionality; How Renown Health's Dr. Patrick Woodard ensures hospital technology improves human relationships; 11 executives share their best advice;CEO to know: Dr. John Jay Shannon of Cook County Health and Hospital System; Essentia Health's operating margin dips below 1% as costs mount; Ochsner Health, Walmart to launch accountable care plan in Louisiana; Bringing 'Moneyball' to medicine: Paul DePodesta on his time with the Oakland A's and the future of analytics; Why Jewish Allegheny General president spoke to synagogue shooting suspect at hospital; CVS pilots membership program to take on Amazon; NYC Health + Hospitals debuts Epic EMR at 11 more facilities; Cleveland Clinic: Top 10 medical trends, innovations in 2019; CMS' final physician payment rule for 2019: 6 things to know; Shuttered Virginia hospital plans to reopen Dec. 27; Northwell Health launches $1B fundraising campaign; Moody's top risks for providers, payers; CMS says it will recoup $1B in improper Medicare payments by 2020; OIG: Paying physicians more to boost screenings doesn't violate kickback laws; 24 cities with higher-than-average healthcare prices; HCA's profit climbs to $759M in Q3; Einstein Healthcare CFO: My heart attack made me 'reevaluate my work-life balance'; CHS sees net loss swell to $325M in Q3; UnitedHealth paying $69B toward value-based agreements; Essentia Health's operating margin dips below 1% as costs mount; UHS sees jump in net income, ups reserve for DOJ investigations to $90M; Ochsner Health, Walmart to launch accountable care plan in Louisiana; Indiana hospital files for bankruptcy, scales back services; CHI allegedly defrauded of millions by IT employee, 2 others; Arizona hospital rebrands after bankruptcy; HCA hospitals win $150M in arbitration against Aetna; Hospital bankruptcies continue to skyrocket: 3 things to know;LifePoint sees net income decline 19% in Q3; Louisiana hospital files for bankruptcy, blames ex-administrator for financial crisis; Bringing 'Moneyball' to medicine: Paul DePodesta on his time with the Oakland A's and the future of analytics; Walmart wants to cut healthcare costs for customers; HCA to close Sister Emmanuel Hospital in Miami; Frictionless healthcare: How a better user experience can turn your organization into a market leader; Harvard Business Review's best-performing CEOs in the world; Northwell Health to supply interim CEO, leadership team to New York hospital; Mayo Clinic wants its name removed from political ads; 6 healthcare leaders on how to handle disagreements with colleagues; Why Jewish Allegheny General president spoke to synagogue shooting suspect at hospital; Partners, Care New England end partnership talks with Lifespan; 25 hospitals, health systems with newly created executive roles in 2018 so far; Akron Children's Hospital CEO steps down after nearly 40 years; Incoming HCA CEO Sam Hazen on system's future: 4 takeaways; BCBS of Massachusetts to pay hospitals to keep patients out; Ascension, Adventist Health System JV slashes outpatient sites by 50%; University Hospitals taps former UnitedHealthcare CMO for clinical leadership role: 5 notes; Walgreens wants to be seen as 'true healthcare company,' CEO says; CVS pilots membership program to take on Amazon; Broward Health promotes COO to acting CEO: 6 things to know; UnitedHealth revenue soars to $57B; Optum quietly picks up pharmacy in Q3; HCA, Cleveland Clinic battle intensifies for Florida market share; HCA to merge 2 Florida hospitals; Flu cost employers $21B last season; A third of MSSP ACOs may leave program under new rule, survey finds; AHA says payer consolidation, not hospital prices, raises healthcare costs; NewYork-Presbyterian CEO: 'We have to have universal coverage'; NYC Health + Hospitals debuts Epic EMR at 11 more facilities; Allscripts posts $36M net loss, 16% rise in revenue for Q3: 4 things to know; Navicent Health CIO wins CHIME's transformational leadership award; Mayo Clinic partners with AI firm to screen patients for heart conditions; Amazon, NIH partner to link biomedical researchers; BayCare rolls out retail locations that will sell healthcare wearables; Amazon unveils cloud, voice initiatives to address opioid addiction; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Biden Cancer Initiative join forces for cancer data nonprofit; Allscripts adds drug pricing tool to EHR solutions; WakeMed CMIO Dr. Neal Chawla's team goals for 2019: Training, analytics & patient functionality; Digital health VC deals top $3B in 2018, driven by analytics investments; Google creates AI to detect when breast cancer spreads; Anthem snags former Google leader to manage AI; LabCorp joins Apple's Health Records project, increasing patient access to lab resultsLabCorp joins Apple's Health Records project, increasing patient access to lab results; How Renown Health's Dr. Patrick Woodard ensures hospital technology improves human relationships; Duke launches Woo Center for Big Data and Precision Health; Penn Medicine researchers predict depression diagnoses from Facebook posts; Apple Heart Study hits 400K participants & 4 more updates; Cleveland Clinic: Top 10 medical trends, innovations in 2019; How a Novant Health hospital reduced infections by 70%; What keeps CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield up at night? Pandemic flu; Icahn med school professor tapped as Morgan Stanley's inaugural CMO; 9 physician specialties see jump in compensation; Partners HealthCare opens center of excellence for preventive care, chronic care; Apple's health clinic manager opens first San Francisco facility; 15 leaders on why hospitals should hire a chief wellness officer;Care concerns emerge from Missouri's 'assistant physician' licensure program; Cancer hospital ads mislead patients about survival chances, report says; Viewpoint: What hospitals can do to help EDs overwhelmed by psychiatric patients; Duke University Hospital to roll out AI system for sepsis; 3 ways health systems can better communicate data to physicians; FDA approves opioid 10 times stronger than fentanyl; How U of Tennessee Medical Center cut opioid use in half; Baylor St. Luke's replaces heart transplant program chief; UPMC hospital to face class-action suit over improperly cleaned equipment; 'Patient safety room of horrors' helps med students prepare for hospital mishaps; 11 executives share their best advice; Corner Office: Cook County Health and Hospitals System CEO Dr. John Jay Shannon on the importance of strong teams; Click here to download a PDF of this issue


November, 2018 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

Walmart Is Changing How We Pay For Healthcare: 5 Things to Know; Fewer People are Dying from Gunshots in Chicago: Stroger Hospital Is A Big Reason Why; UCHealth's Dr. C.T. Lin On Crucial Skills For Aspiring CMIOs; 4 Questions With Yuma Regional Medical Center's Dr. Sarah Kramer; Cleveland Clinic May Grow to 15 Hospitals; Colorado Hospital Ousts CFO After 2 Months; Maryland Is Displaying Healthcare Costs on T-shirts; 6 Healthcare Leaders Discuss Their Hardest Day At Work; Mayo Completes Epic Transition; 11 Steps Hospitals Can Take to Improve EHRs by 2028; How the Nationwide IV Bag Shortage Helped Texas Health Boost Patient, Nurse Satisfaction; Kansas hospital to close by Dec. 31;Baylor, Memorial Hermann to form 68-hospital system; California hospital operator bankrupt after Anthem sues; Trinity Health forms new 5-hospital system ; CHS subsidiary to pay $262M to settle fraud probe ; 400% price hike for generic drug a 'moral requirement,' Missouri pharma CEO says; UnitedHealth warns hospitals it may drop Envision ER physicians from network; Dignity Health's timekeeping software denies nurses overtime pay, lawsuit alleges ; U of Kansas Health receives record-breaking $66M gift; AHA, CHA leaders fire back at emergency room cost op-ed; Advocate Aurora's operating income down 20%, in part due to Epic EHR implementation; Aging population, rising healthcare costs a dangerous mix for economy, Moody's says; U of California health system faces 'existential threat' if it doesn't adapt, health officials say; BCBS of Michigan to pay members up to $550 for healthcare shopping ; GAO: 10 things to know about the spike in rural hospital closures ; Physicians say BCBS of Georgia has denied hundreds of patients' ER claims: 'This puts patients in a terrible position'; Mark Zuckerberg to sell $13B in Facebook stock to help cure major diseases; Ex-New York hospital CEO’s severance package focus of criminal probe; 6 healthcare leaders discuss their hardest day at work; Netflix co-founder urges healthcare leaders to develop 'tolerance of risk'; LifePoint shareholders approve RCCH merger, reject $120M in payouts for top execs; Orlando Health hit with $100M defamation suit by fired physician; Hospital privacy curtains are breeding MRSA, study finds; EEOC sues Saint Thomas Health over mandatory flu shot policy; Why the world could see another flu pandemic; Paper towels spread less bacteria than air hand dryers in hospital bathrooms, study finds; Pennsylvania hospital makes escape room for sepsis staff training; How the nationwide IV bag shortage helped Texas Health boost patient, nurse satisfaction; FDA proposes antibiotic subscription plan for hospitals; Physicians' choice: Best hospitals for treating key conditions; 4 flu preparedness lessons from the 1918 pandemic; Most physicians burned out, overworked + 8 other survey findings; Summa Health denied bid to restart ER residency program; Texas hospital to offer free drive-thru flu shots; Flu lasts longer in larger cities, experts say; Tenet's Detroit Medical Center strikes deal with 300-member physician group; 70% of physicians unwilling to recommend their profession, survey finds; 3 Boston hospitals fined nearly $1M for letting 'Boston Trauma' film on-site, breaching HIPAA; Health plans increasingly cover telemedicine services, despite low adoption; Mayo completes Epic transition with Arizona, Florida go-lives; KLAS: 5 clinical documentation vendors, ranked by workflow efficiency; Cerner names physician 'all-stars' from MedStar Health, Dignity Health, more; Cerner President Zane Burke sells 283K shares after tendering resignation; Advocate Aurora Health unveils 1st project under Matter collaboration; Analysts: GE's removal of CEO could jeopardize spinoff of healthcare unit; Elon Musk suggests he's only months from 'merging' the human brain with AI; IBM says its new services 'open the black box of AI'; Colorado regional hospital to save $5M on Epic EHR after affiliating with larger system; Aspire Health hacked in phishing scheme, seeks to subpoena Google for more details; AI to save healthcare $150B by 2025: 5 report insights; Cyberattack forces Indiana hospital to cancel elective surgeries, divert ambulances; Robert C. Garrett: Redesigning medical education to create the physician of the future; How does Kaiser Permanente decide which public health causes to invest in? We asked CEO Bernard J. Tyson; Michael Dowling: The evolving relationship between hospitals and Big Pharma;Corner Office: Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital CEO Caitlin Stella on how payer, provider struggles hurt patients; Click here to download a PDF of this issue


October, 2018 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

100 great community hospitals | 2018; 10 MDs to FOLLOW on TWITTER; What to do if You're Laid Off: 3 Tips From 2 Ex-Hospital Executives; 8 Healthcare Leaders Share Their Physician Alignment Strategies;143 ACOs to KNOW IN 2018; Why 3 Health Systems Changed Their Names; CMS miscalculated MIPS payment adjustments: 4 things to know; Vanderbilt University Medical Center points to Epic rollout for 68% drop in operating income; Healthcare finance leaders share 7 cost-cutting strategies; Cleveland Clinic’s operating income plunges 80% in Q2; Michigan hospital blames ‘aggressive, direct competitor’ for financial troubles; Massive billing scheme spread to 10-hospital group, lawsuit alleges; California health system’s bankruptcy challenged by employee union; Nashville General has no documentation for $400K in credit card purchases by leaders, audit finds; Comcast is reinventing employee healthcare: 4 things to know; BCBS of Texas to stop reimbursing nonemergent ER visits; Vermont board won't weigh in on hospital CEO compensation after request to freeze pay; 57% of Americans have been surprised by a medical bill,most blame insurers; Why massive CEO, employee pay discrepancies aren't drawing much backlash; The healthcare job most likely to get a pay raise; 29 statistics on annual physician compensation by specialty; New $8B health system: Bon Secours, Mercy Health finalize merger; Tenet exits UK market after 3 years; Gundersen Health’s $50K knee replacement list price is 5 times what it costs; Pennsylvania man receives 2 echocardiograms at same hospital — one cost $170, the other $3,101; Partners Q3 operating income nearly doubles; Hospitals are investing in housing — Here's why; Academic medical centers generally behind counterparts in cost, quality, study finds; Medicare is driving ACO growth: 4 report findings; Tennessee health system files for bankruptcy, says it owes CHS $28M; Steward to close Ohio hospital, lay off 388; NYU makes medical school tuition free for all students; 450 hospitals at risk of potential closure, Morgan Stanley analysis finds; CHS, Quorum say investors weren't duped into buying stock at inflated prices; Oklahoma hospital, Aetna accuse management company of billing fraud; South Carolina hospital to close: 4 things to know; Mississippi hospital files for bankruptcy; Proposed payment changes likely to ding hospital margins; Houston hospital appeals loss of federal funding for heart transplants; Moody's: Margin contraction puts nonprofit hospitals on unsustainable path; Texas hospital lays off 40% of administrative staff amid financial troubles; Kaiser's net income dips 35% to $653M; 6-hospital Verity Health files for bankruptcy; Illinois hospital closes: 4 things to know; Texas microhospital forced to close due to sharp decline in reimbursement; Texas Children's operating income soars 448% in first 9 months of fiscal year; Highmark to pay ambulance companies for treating patients outside hospital; AMA releases 335 coding changes for 2019; Oscar Health to get $375M infusion from Alphabet; Molina posts $202M profit after major restructure; 8 things to know about CNO salary; Operator of 22 freestanding ERs files for bankruptcy; Americans rigging own medical safety nets as health plan costs climb; Sharp, Providence Health, MemorialCare collaborate with Aetna for regional health plan; The 2 work-from-home healthcare jobs with $85K-plus salaries; Orlando Health's operating income rises 51% in Q3; How Cleveland Clinic has been boxed out of Palm Beach; HCA now owns 53 hospitals in Texas; Ascension sells Washington hospital to for-profit chain; Northwestern, Centegra complete 10-hospital merger; For-profit hospital chain closes $78M deal for Washington health system; UMMC withdraws offer to affiliate with 208-bed hospital; Sanford CEO aims to announce merger plans with $1B Chicago system by year's end; Brown University joins Partners, Care New England deal; 93% of metropolitan hospital markets will be highly concentrated by 2019: 5 things to know; Hospitals close at 30-a-year pace: 3 things to know; Texas hospital reduces patient's $109K balance bill to $332 after media coverage; West Virginia University Health System looks to add 9th hospital; University of Kansas Health System acquires competing hospital; Shuttered Texas hospital strikes lease deal; Texas Health Resources' net income sinks 63% in first half of 2018; IU Health sees operating income jump 48% in first half of 2018; UPMC sees net income dip 69% as operating margin improves; Mission Health pledges $90M to rural communities if HCA deal closes; Private equity firms pouring millions into physician offices: 3 things to know; Hospital-led ACOs perform worse than those led by physicians, study finds; CJR shows early success; US News’ Best Hospitals 2018-19 Honor Roll; Georgia hospital CEO asks for buyout amid physician firings backlash; Ascension fires 75% of DC-based Providence Health System’s board; 12 healthcare leaders share their daily mantras; Central Maine Healthcare CEO speaks out amid EHR woes, physician backlash; ‘Mayo magic’: How Mayo Clinic built its reputation as a leading hospital; What Amazon’s success can teach healthcare execs: 4 takeaways; 11 healthcare leaders on the best, most efficient way to recognize employees; Cleveland Clinic taps permanent chief strategy officer: 5 things to know; Indeed: 25 best hospitals to work for in 2018; HCA Healthcare CEO to retire at end of the year: 7 things to know; Amazon's newest hire is a top cardiologist from Mass General; 47-hospital Adventist Health System changes name; Intermountain cuts 396 jobs, adds 107 in reorganization; UnitedHealthcare's CMO out weeks after taking role; Optum co-creator named COO of Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan venture; Why COO hire is a 'bold statement' for Amazon-JPMorgan-Berkshire venture; Geisinger, Dignity + 15 health systems join forces to improve Medicaid care; Healthcare – no easy answers: A quick commentary from Scott Becker; Healthcare turns to outside sources to lead marketing efforts; Mount Sinai launches its own TV show in NY; Healthcare job growth continues; hospitals added 8K jobs in August; ProMedica lays off 100 employees to cut costs; Drucker Institute: 22 most effectively managed healthcare companies; How Allina Health's CEO launched a fight against mental health stigma; Ex-Lutheran Health CEO seeks investors for private venture; California health systems form alliance to advise on climate change laws, regulations; Steward Health Care moves headquarters to Dallas; Google turns 20: Here are 7 ways it’s changing healthcare; All of US News’ top 20 hospitals use Epic; Hospitals with ‘basic’ EHRs keep physicians longer than those with ‘advanced’ EHRs, study finds; Apple is hiring for its health business; Northwestern lays off 60 IT workers after Epic EHR rollout; Epic, athenahealth & more offer app stores — Here’s how many apps they offer; Pew, AMA: 6 components to consider when assessing EHR safety, usability; Into the wild with health IT: 6 highlights from Judy Faulkner’s Epic UGM address; Central Maine Healthcare CEO says EHR woes contributed to high physician turnover; Dr. John Halamka cites 4 major barriers to healthcare interoperability; Data governance: 4 considerations for hospitals to balance; To address the physician shortage, Japan plans 10 ‘AI hospitals’ — Here’s what they will look like; IBM Watson Health refutes media reports that its product is failing: 8 things to know; DOJ charges North Korean programmer in WannaCry ransomware attacks; CISOs from 6 leading hospitals to create cybersecurity guidelines for vendors; 258K individuals affected in 5-year Wisconsin hack, possibly by elected official; Hospitals aren’t buying cybersecurity insurance, FICO survey finds; Philips issues another cybersecurity alert for some of its medical devices; CVS, Teladoc team up to bring telehealth to MinuteClinics; How to improve patients’ satisfaction with telehealth? Pair it with in-person care, survey suggests; 5 ways all generations — from millennials to seniors — are adopting virtual care; CHS faces investigation related to EHR incentive program; Cerner beats Epic on Forbes' best employers list: 9 health IT companies that made the cut; Most hospital, clinic execs agree Amazon will 'disrupt' healthcare more than Apple, Google; Bezos backs startup aimed at delaying age-related diseases; Mayo, GE, Deloitte join to expand personalized medicine; Cerner to take over IT department at Texas hospital; Cerner President Zane Burke to step down; Allscripts Q2 revenue up 23%: 5 things to know; 23andMe explores $749 'premium' service; Google is working to improve EHR note taking for physicians; Meditech's Q2 revenue up 7% from last year: 5 things to know; Ancestry, 23andMe draft privacy rules for sharing DNA data with third parties; Dr. Toby Cosgrove: AI is essential for healthcare; Healthcare facilities aren't implementing ONC's EHR safety guidelines, study finds; Cerner's bookings up 9% in Q2: 4 things to know; NIH awards consortium $6.5M to create predictive models for precision medicine; Vanderbilt researchers think this AI solution will help hospitals flag suicide risk; Defense Department hires 1st chief data officer; New ransomware strain masquerades as Barack Obama; Intel sold $1B in AI chips last year; New York City boasts highest concentration of AI jobs, finds; Google's newest sister company to tackle cybersecurity: 5 things to know; Analytics startups cinched $911M in funding in the first half of 2018; HIPAA through the years: 5 biggest fines since 2008; IBM takes steps to prevent algorithmic bias in AI; Here's why fax machines may be hackers' next big target; Intel finds another major security flaw in its microchips; 3M patient records breached in Q2: 6 things to know; Most medical device cybersecurity issues attributed to user authentication, report finds; FCC advances work on $100M telehealth pilot program; 'Internet of medical things' to propel home healthcare market, report suggests; Which IT trend is most promising? 29% of provider execs say telemedicine; Silicon Valley telehealth conference asks hospitals, vendors: 'What would Amazon do?'; St. Luke's Health System opens 35K-square-foot 'virtual hospital'; Famed Baylor St. Luke’s surgeon linked to 2015 heart transplant patient deaths; Poor healthcare kills 8 million people a year; New York VA hospital physician misreported patients’ surgical outcomes, investigation reveals; Last OHSU heart surgeon resigns days after program suspension; Social media hospital ratings don’t reliably predict clinical care quality, study finds; CMS survey reveals serious deficiencies at South Dakota hospital; CHOP sued after 23 infants contract, 1 dies from eye infection in 2016 sterilization breach; 50 states ranked by sepsis care quality; Viewpoint: Why discrimination against female physicians threatens patient safety; 20 US states with most & least female physicians; New York hospital severs 24-year tie with anesthesiology provider; Opinion: Why NYU ‘got it wrong’ with free med school tuition; Why physician burnout jumped to 54% over 3 years; What hospitals can learn from California EDs treating addiction on demand; Opioid epidemic does not influence unemployment levels, researchers find; Cities pushing for safe injection sites face federal pushback; ‘Post-hospital syndrome’ could be increasing readmissions for older patients; 8 ways hospitals are cutting readmissions; Bacterial contamination of 6 frequently touched hospital objects; New Hampshire hospital evacuated after 10 staffers mysteriously fall ill; US hospital birth complications jumped 45% from 2006 through 2015; Physician burnout doubles risk of patient safety incidents, study finds; Texas Children's Hospital fires nurse over Facebook post; Why the latest Ebola outbreak is worrying health officials; 4 ways hospitals can lower maternal mortality rates; Denver hospital closes residency program after nearly 50 years; Hospitals test whether dogs can sniff out C. diff; State OKs university's plan to build medical school in Texas; #DocsWithDisabilities campaign highlights diversity among healthcare professionals; Future physicians are cutting class: 4 takeaways; 1 in 4 residents say they're bullied during residency, survey finds; Almost 80% of med students are burned out, study finds; General surgeon shortage projected to worsen, study finds; California nurse practitioners face challenges in filling primary care gap, study shows; NYU makes medical school tuition free for all students; CMS targets children affected by opioid epidemic in new care model; Opioid prescriptions static since 2007 despite increased awareness of misuse; Postsurgery opioid overdose is 'rare'; Drug companies race to make opioid alternatives: 4 things to know; 72K Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017, CDC estimates; Massachusetts sees spike in HIV cases among opioid users; South Carolina bolsters rural care access by letting NPs travel farther; Why it's so difficult for hospitals to address active shooter threatsWhy it's so difficult for hospitals to address active shooter threats; Viewpoint: Mainstream media reports on disease outbreaks lack crucial information; Patients say Googling health symptoms improves communication with their physician; Nurses less likely than physicians to speak up to colleagues with poor hand hygiene; A new narrative for behavioral healthcare; UT Medical Center CEO Joe Landsman: Standardization is the answer to some of healthcare's biggest problems; America’s opioid problem is overwhelming. Here’s how I keep hope and urgency to act.; What if Jeff Bezos ran Sentara Healthcare?; Why Catholic Health Initiatives’ CISO says awareness training is pivotal in hospital cybersecurity; Living like a leader: A day with Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Tomislav Mihaljevic; 3 most undervalued elements of care delivery; Corner Office: CHI Franciscan Health CEO Ketul J. Patel on connecting your mission to every level of the organization; Click here to download a PDF of this issue

September, 2018 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

Summer reading: 10 books to become a better leader; Meet CMS' new leadership team: 3 things to know; Viewpoint: Why hospital mergers raise patient safety problems;Is your hospital short on hugs? How 'cuddler' programs help NICU patientsIs your hospital short on hugs? How 'cuddler' programs help NICU patients; New technology, ancient origins: How Epic, Cerner & more got their namesNew technology, ancient origins: How Epic, Cerner & more got their names; HCA turns 50: 7 facts about the hospital giant; CMS' final inpatient payment rule for 2019: 9 things to know; CMS pushes ACOs to take on risk with overhaul of MSSP: 7 things to know; Pennsylvania man drives to Canada for son's $15K medication. The US price? $50K; CHS sees net loss narrow to $110M, pursues $2B hospital divestiture plan; Georgia hospital allegedly involved in lab billing scheme closes; CMS terminates Idaho hospital's Medicare contract; California hospital will scale back services to cut costs; UHS sees jump in net income, ups reserve for DOJ investigation to $43M; Arizona hospital emerges from bankruptcy, lays off 60; Childhood cancer survivors often struggle financially, study finds; 2017 first year physician pay rose by less than 2% in decade, study says; Centene CEO: Physician acquisition spree not in playbook; LifePoint posts $52M profit as it seeks sale to private equity firm; Young people have the most medical debt, study finds; UNC Health offers 70% off outstanding bills ahead of hospital sale; Mon Health plans turnaround after losing nearly $27M in 2018; Most patients don't shop around before physician-recommended MRIs, researchers find; Only 43% of physicians know their compensation includes value-based pay; Amazon's newest hire is a top cardiologist from Mass General; 47-hospital Adventist Health System changes name; AHA applauds hospitals' efforts to cut health costs, challenges others; Former Mount Sinai, Google, Oscar Health leaders launch women's healthcare company; 58% of Americans say Trump now responsible for outcome of ACA; Meet CMS' new leadership team: 3 things to know; RWJBarnabas Health, Rutgers to form academic health system; Supportive managers linked to fewer absences among depressed employees, study finds; 68% of CEOs say they were not prepared for job; Summer reading: 10 books to become a better leader; Defense Department boosts Cerner contract by $1.1B; Apple is hiring for its new health clinics; OCR issuing fewer HIPAA penalties in 2018, report suggests; Allscripts seeks dismissal, arbitration in class-action lawsuit over January ransomware attack; eClinicalWorks fined $132K for failing to comply with DOJ settlement agreement; Hackers deface a Kaiser website; New technology, ancient origins: How Epic, Cerner & more got their names; UnityPoint breaches 1.4M patient's personal information after phishing attack; Teladoc revenue up 112%: 5 notes on the company's Q2 earnings; Banner Health's Tucson Cerner switch triggers reports of medical errors, state finds; Harvard, UPenn researchers use AI to predict mortality for cancer patients; Google, Accenture launch business group to help healthcare clients transition to cloud; Columbia University, IBM launch blockchain center to drive precision medicine research; Women in cybersecurity earn 8% less than men; HHS mulls changes to HIPAA; Athenahealth posts $323.3M in Q2 revenue: 4 things to know; US hospitals often fall short on childbirth care, USA Today investigation finds; Is your hospital short on hugs? How 'cuddler' programs help NICU patients; 20% of physicians prefer hospital employment, survey finds; Leapfrog updates hospital safety grade methodology; Independent primary care physicians are more productive, study finds; Viewpoint: Physicians aren't burning out; they're suffering from 'moral injury'; Johns Hopkins creates opioid guidelines for 20 common surgeries; Meet the West Virginia lawyer overseeing 400+ opioid lawsuits against drugmakers, distributors; Only 'most intensive' stewardship programs effectively lower total antibiotic use; Med tech job postings growing faster than RN postings; Dr. Anthony Tersigni: We must ensure value-based reimbursements continue to help, not hinder; Living like a leader: A day with CHI CEO Kevin Lofton; How one Mid-Atlantic health system put a Broadway spin on an Epic go-live; Michael Dowling: The anatomy of a difficult decision; Corner Office: Keck Medicine of USC CEO Tom Jackiewicz wants you to remember that the numbers are people; Click here to download a pdf version of the issue


August, 2018 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

How Microsoft is shaking up healthcare; Same-sex and cardiothoracic surgical teams are riddled with most conflict, study finds; White House releases extensive plan to reorganize HHS: 9 things to know; Mayo Clinic pulls off 25K-user Epic go-live: 3 questions with the consulting firm that helped them do it; University Hospitals launches bundled payment program with Walmart; Kansas hospital loses Medicare billing privileges, may be forced to close; Bankrupt Miami hospital fetches $30M bid; Georgia hospital closes; California hospital reverses $15,666 trauma fee for baby who napped, drank formula in ER; Former CEO of Sentara-owned insurer to hospitals: 'Don't think you can duplicate' Kaiser's health plan; WHO releases ICD-11: 5 things to know;Fitch: Minor headwinds coming for US children’s hospitals; Washington hospital avoids closure, saves 1,000 jobs; PwC: Efforts to curb healthcare utilization 'have run their course'; BCBS lets Mayo in on decision-making with 5-year contract; University Hospitals launches bundled payment program with Walmart; Anonymous donor pays tuition for entire inaugural class of Houston med school; Mississippi hospital shuts down ER, unable to pay employees; Bon Secours' operating income climbs 20% with boost from revenue cycle improvements; Atrium Health bumps pay for 9,000 nurses; Michigan hospital, 3 patient relatives must mediate Facebook post lawsuit; Memorial Hermann hit with $1M retaliation suit by former employee; Physician group to close dozens of clinics amid federal investigation into CEO; White House releases extensive plan to reorganize HHS: 9 things to know; New York hospital seeks new management contract within hours of CEO's sudden resignation; Hospital CEOs hold on to their jobs longer in these 17 states; Healthcare CEO gets prison time for role in $19.4M kickback scheme; 9 lesser known things about Dr. Atul Gawande; GE to spin off healthcare business: 5 things to know; UW Medicine allocates $180M to move to single EHR; How Microsoft is shaking up healthcare; Cleveland Clinic, 27 other hospitals join Apple's Health Records initiative; Mayo Clinic pulls off 25k-user Epic go-live: 3 questions with the consulting firm that helped them do it; Walmart patent proposes storing patient records on the blockchain; 13 statistics on never events; Survey: 8 in 10 nurses believe nonphysician practitioners play larger role in managing patient care; 10 things emergency department patients want during a hospital stay; Same-sex and cardiothoracic surgical teams are riddled with most conflict, study finds; Lawsuit accuses HCA hospital of covering up medical error that led to patient's death; Rhode Island Hospital to invest $1M in training after 4 patient errors in 4 weeks; Memo sheds light on tension between Massachusetts General physicians, Partners: 9 things to know; Cincinnati hospital nurses warn new CNO of staffing crisis, patient safety concerns; Op-ed: Why an inaccurate 'overworked nurses' report poorly reflects Hawai'i's nursing efforts; Montefiore CEO Dr. Steven Safyer believes young leaders should possess this trait; Michael Dowling: The urgency of change; Corner Office: Integris CMO Dr. Tommy Ibrahim on how burnout as a young executive made him stronger; Click here to download a pdf version of the issue


July, 2018 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

For-profit hospital operator M&A update: 13 latest deals involving CHS, Tenet, HCA and LifePoint; NYC Health + Hospitals embarks on inaugural physician recruitment initiative; FBI wants everyone to reboot their routers to avoid Russian-linked malware; Epic managers, consultants and trainers share 10 tips for a successful go-live;Cleveland Clinic looks to rein in costs as Q1 operating income dips 22%; Pennsylvania hospital accused of overbilling state by $9M; Aetna whistle-blower put on leave after accusing CVS Caremark of $1B billing scheme; CBO: Trump’s 2019 budget will reduce federal healthcare spending by $1.3T; Senator calls for federal investigation into Missouri hospital’s billing practices; 23-hospital system enters $14M settlement with feds over improper physician payments; Partners HealthCare, 1.2M-member health plan considering merger; Northwestern, Centegra seek to finalize 10-hospital merger; Advocate Children's, NorthShore University HealthSystem to partner: 3 takeaways; Blue Cross denied appeal in suit alleging it sank $40M hospital deal; 104-bed Alabama hospital to close; Banner Health's net income plunges 55% in Q1; Alaska hospital faces closure over $964k telecommunications bill; 8 things to know about Sutter Health's legal battles over prices; Vanderbilt University Medical Center points to Epic rollout for 60% drop in operating income; $1.6B in Medicare payment cuts likely to cripple struggling hospitals, S&P says; Dartmouth-Hitchcock records $58.1M turnaround in operating results; Houston surgical hospital abruptly closes after discovering accounting errors; Rising ER prices, more high severity cases spurred greater healthcare spending: 7 takeaways; Medicare readmission rates vary widely among BPCI Advanced conditions: 4 takeaways; Walmart names its latest bundled payment partner: New England Baptist Hospital; 17 of 120 hospitals couldn't provide price for hip replacement in 2012. That number more than tripled to 53 in 2016; Massachusetts businesses unite to cut healthcare costs: 6 things to know; New Hampshire officials, hospitals arrange 7-year deal over uncompensated care: 5 things to know; Cone Health, Randolph Health merger is off; Utah TV station raises donations to pay off $2.5M worth of medical debt; Healthcare antitrust enforcement remains a top priority for DOJ; St. Luke's Health Care swings to black in Q1; CHS divests 3 Tennessee hospitals; Bellin Health Systems nixes deal with Michigan system: 4 notes; 5 reasons fed-up physicians are dropping their health insurance; UnitedHealth CEO: 150M members will be in value-based care arrangements by 2025; 5 things to know about Kaiser's health plan; For-profit hospital operator M&A update: 13 latest deals involving CHS, Tenet, HCA and LifePoint; Private equity firm KKR inks $9.9B deal for Envision: 4 things to know; Essentia Health plans $800M expansion; World's 10 most expensive places to be hospitalized; Oscar Health quietly built its own claims processor to simplify physician payments; Louisiana health officials send Medicaid termination warnings to 37k beneficiaries; Tenet, Detroit Medical Center to sever ties with 300 physicians; CEO, CFO of Missouri hospital resign over inappropriate reimbursements; Klasko only healthcare exec among Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business for 2018; New York hospital reportedly pays CEO $660k to 'disappear'; San Francisco nurses demonstrate at hospital renamed after Mark Zuckerberg; Kindred, Massachusetts General Hospital to lay off 152 workers; Whistle-blower: Steward Health Care restricted referrals, compromised care to keep patients in network; Ex-employees sue shuttered Texas hospital for abrupt closure; Tenet continues leadership shakeup by appointing 2 new board directors; Erlanger CEO sued by physician claiming he ignored discrimination issues for 5 years; Market share trumps operational efficiency for teaching hospitals, study finds; HCA, Geisinger CMOs among MedPAC's new members; More executives may face timed, standardized tests in job interviews; 6 ways hospitals can improve the workplace for female physicians; 5 ways CEOs can improve their chances for success; Best place for interns? Kaiser Permanente, poll shows; Physicians at CHI St. Alexius Williston join Bismarck colleagues in call for Fargo leadership change; What barbershops can teach hospitals about healthcare delivery; CEO pay, performance rarely align; 40 healthcare companies in the 2018 Fortune 500; 5 components of great workplace culture; Healthcare job growth continues; hospitals add 6.2K jobs in May; 25 hospitals, health systems among 'America's Best Employers' 2018; Supreme Court says employers can force workers to use arbitration: 7 things to know; 12 healthcare jobs with most growth since 2007; Nurse awarded $28M in retaliation suit against Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Cerner fraudster dies in custody hours after conviction; KLAS: Which health IT consulting firms exceed hospitals' expectations?; Meditech posts 4% rise in revenue for Q1 2018: 4 things to know; IBM lays off at least 40 Watson Health employees, reports say; Health IT consulting firm touts success of Mayo Clinic's completed Epic go-live; Meet Epic's newly registered lobbying firm, Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas; Nurses rank Cerner No. 1: 7 survey findings on nurses' EHR satisfaction; Contractors bash firm hired to help with Mayo's Epic implementation; DOD's EHR isn't 'operationally suitable,' Pentagon report finds; Cerner president blames unnamed competitor for 'fake news' about DOD's EHR rollout; 23andMe sues 5 things to know; ONC's latest challenge offers $80k prize to making EHR safety reporting easier; Epic, Cerner maintain largest EMR market share among small hospitals; VA, Cerner strike $10B, 10-year deal on EHR overhaul; FBI wants everyone to reboot their routers to avoid Russian-linked malware; IBM bans employees from using flash drives, SD cards: 4 things to know; Epic managers, consultants and trainers share 10 tips for a successful go-live; The 4 types of AI Google says it won't develop; 'Stigmatizing' language in EHRs may negatively affect patient care for years; 1 in 3 healthcare organizations have suffered a cyberattack, 1 in 10 paid ransom: 6 things to know; Physicians were burnt out long before EHRs, according to this 2002 report; 7k patients file HIPAA violations in the past 5 years: 5 things to know; Sanford Health to offer genetic tests in primary care clinics; Data breach may have affected 500k+ patients, LifeBridge Health says; Minnesota mental health facility pays ransom to restore 6.5k patients' data; Geisinger to integrate DNA sequencing into routine clinical care; For first time, AI beats experienced dermatologists in detecting skin cancer; Intermountain expands precision genomics DNA test to all providers; Global telemedicine market to hit $48.8B by 2023; Emory Healthcare teams up with Australian hospital on remote ICU; SamSam strikes Indiana physician practice's computer network; EpicMD launches new mobile platform; Why Google renamed its research division 'Google AI'; New York City physician sues former patient for $1M over negative Yelp review; CMS gives 213 hospitals 5 stars for patient experience; Porter Adventist surgeon calls off spine surgery after discovering dirty instruments; Physician assistants organization considers revamping profession's title; Direct primary care group files for bankruptcy after abruptly closing clinics; Anesthesiology group files restraining order against Atrium Health, system's new service provider; NYC Health + Hospitals embarks on inaugural physician recruitment initiative; Kaiser Permanente to invest $2M in gun-violence research; 4 ways nurses can fight alarm fatigue; Inspection report faults Boston Children's for medication errors linked to patient death; FDA greenlights first nonopioid drug for opioid withdrawal; Researchers are working on tech to monitor handwashing in hospitals 24/7; AAMC: DO school enrollment up 163% since 2002; Congress 'too scared to take on the AMA' in fighting opioid crisis, senator says; Kaiser to invest $200M in community efforts to reduce homelessness; Georgia health system to pay $4.1M settlement over thousands of unaccounted opioids; Nearly 9 in 10 physicians feel unable to address chronic care patients' needs, study finds; A physician strategy that changed 5 times in 8 years left one health system losing $100M+ annually: 7 ideas to prevent this at your organization; Infection prevention programs may need up to 66% more staffing than current levels; CMS investigating Florida hospital where surgeons left needle in baby's heart; Why airlines hope physicians aren't on board during medical emergencies; Report: Majority of physicians trending toward independent, physician-led group practice; Penn State Health to acquire 112-member cardiology group; Decline in number of African-American male physicians called a crisis; What matters most to patients about their primary care physician: 10 findings; Online physician review websites may be offering distorted data; U of Buffalo medical school reintroduces radiology residency program after 12 years; UHS CEO Alan B. Miller on how George Washington influenced his leadership style; Innovative care models are new catalysts to transforming healthcare; 5 strategies that will define mergers of the future; The lone creative CEO in healthcare wants company: Dr. Stephen Klasko on the industry's underrated skill; Technology is the best prescription for advancing rural care; Michael Dowling: How a 'Shark Tank' approach can help organizations find the next big healthcare innovation; Corner Office: Dana-Farber CEO Dr. Laurie Glimcher on the issues facing academic medical centers and the joys of being a physician-scientist
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June 2018 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

10 Things to Know About the 2019 IPPS Proposed Rule; How IU Health Sets Its Systemwide Price Estimator Tool Apart; Fitch finds the biggest issues for nonprofit hospitals: 3 Takeaways; CMS terminates Kansas hospital’s Medicare billing privileges: 5 things to know; Tenet offers nurses up to $25k sign- on bonuses to solve shortage; Henry Ford's operating gains partially offset by Epic implementation costs, wage rate increases; CMS releases 2019 IPPS proposed rule: 10 things to know; Georgia hospital to close: 4 things to know; Tenet posts surprise $99M profit after expanding cost-cutting plan; Erlanger’s Q3 earnings set back from Epic rollout; Idaho hospital faces cash crunch after software glitch causes billing problems; Physicians: Is CHS 'a slow-motion train wreck?'; California hospital to close by mid-June, lay off 200 employees; A royal baby is cheaper to deliver than the average US baby; How IU Health sets its systemwide price estimator tool apart; HCA sees quarterly profit nearly double to $1.1B; Moody's: Preliminary nonprofit healthcare profitability margins at 10-year low; Texas church forgives $10.5M in medical debt; New York oncology practice files for bankruptcy following FBI raid; How some rural hospitals score huge paydays from insurance companies; Memorial Regional Health outsources billing and coding, 24 jobs cut: 5 things to know; Fitch identifies biggest issues facing nonprofit hospitals: 3 takeaways; UHS' net income up 8.6% in Q1: 4 things to know; HHS asks Supreme Court to review Medicare payments ruling: 7 things to know; Presbyterian Healthcare Services' net income nearly doubles; Texas hospital locks in 5-year deal with consulting firm after UHS backs out; Viewpoint: US can't trim healthcare costs without moderating job growth; Sentara Healthcare's annual net income nearly doubles; Fairview Health Services' annual net income more than doubles; CMS axes a Medicare Advantage star rating measure: 5 things to know; California hospital looks to boost finances after losing lucrative toxicology revenue; HCA TriStar, BCBS dispute generates $14M in balance bills; UnitedHealth's Optum completes acquisition of Reliant Medical Group for $28M; ProMedica eyes expansion into China; Ascension to sell Connecticut hospital to Hartford HealthCare; Quorum Health's net loss more than triples; Tenet defeats class-action lawsuit alleging overpayments: 8 things to know; With 8k more physicians than Kaiser, Optum is 'scaring the crap out of hospitals'; Colorado health system appoints interim CFO 2 months after ousting CEO, 2 execs; Express Scripts to lay off 456 employees: 3 things to know; 17 of the highest-paid CEOs in healthcare; CHS lays off more than 70 corporate employees; Ex-Best Buy CEO quits Mayo Clinic board: 4 things to know; Amazon vs. Walmart: Who has more power to change healthcare's landscape?; Lafayette General Health issues termination warning letters to 800 employees; Ascension charts new strategic direction: 4 things to know; The 9 men and 1 woman on CHS' board; Ballad Health to cut 150 positions; Ascension suspends controversial plan to scale back services at Milwaukee hospital; Virginia Mason launches hospital consulting company with rural emphasis; Kaiser Permanente among top 5 companies for work-life balance; Dignity Health chief HR officer on system's plan to create a self-funded HR department; FBI raids home of former CEO of Tulare Regional Medical Center, seizes items related to management of hospital; Plans ongoing for Pennsylvania microhospital after leaders terminated: 7 things to know; Viewpoint: This is how you mentor millennials in medicine; Partners, Mayo Clinic leaders are quietly advising Trump on VA care: 7 things to know; Kaiser CEO Bernard J. Tyson on mental health issues: 'Nobody wants to talk about it'; Time's '100 Most Influential People 2018' featured 4 healthcare individuals — here's who they are; The lesson hospitals may be able to teach police officers; 2 nurses allege race a factor in firing from Brigham and Women's; Indicted Broward Health board chairman resigns: 5 things to know; 60% of organizations think burnout will be worse in 2-3 years: 5 survey insights; AMGA: 8 statistics on medical group executive compensation; CMS renames ‘meaningful use’ to ‘promoting interoperability’ and changes ensue; Goldman Sachs leads $74M funding round for Doctor on Demand; Lawsuit: Apple under fire over its smartwatch’s heart sensor -6 things to know; Fitbit and Google team up to bring user data to the EMR; UnitedHealth’s Optum, Humana + 3 others launch pilot blockchain project to improve physician directories ; Disease detection, insurance & more — 8 ways Google may enter healthcare ; Athenahealth posts $329.4M revenue in Q1: 3 things to know ; GE to sell health IT assets to Veritas Capital in $1.05B deal ; Survey: 90% of hospitals investing in smartphones for clinical communication; KLAS: What EMR vendors are community hospitals looking to replace? ; MultiCare switches to Epic to sync EHR with other area hospitals; Apple’s health records beta feature now available at 39 health systems; Coast Guard picks Cerner, which matches the DOD’s EHR; Trinity Health chooses Epic as its next enterprisewide EHR; The top 3 reasons hospitals switch EHR vendors; Illinois state board finds conflict of interest in U of Illinois’ Epic contract; Ranked: Top EHR vendors for 15 specialties; Typical mHealth app costs $425k to develop, report finds; Viewpoint: 4 ways the EMR is an ethical disaster; Study: Hospital data breaches tied to thousands of additional patient deaths; Allina Health restores computer network after outage affects all 14 hospitals in the system; Symantec: A hacking group is targeting the health sector to steal intellectual property — 6 things to know; Teladoc sees revenue jump 109%, but posts net loss of $23.9M: 5 things to know; St. Jude launches public pediatric cancer genomics platform on the cloud; More hospitals use Cerner than Epic to attest to Medicare’s EHR Incentive Program ; 3 cities that recently suffered cyberattacks; Cerner’s Q1 earnings hurt by delayed VA contract: 4 things to know; Here’s how Allscripts recovered from its January ransomware attack: 12 takeaways; The cost of a data breach in healthcare averages $717k: 5 report findings; OIG: Practitioners billed $3.7M for telehealth services that did not meet Medicare requirements; Finger Lakes Health pays hackers’ demand, recovers from ransomware attack; MDLive nabs former Cerner exec for leadership role: 4 points; OCR considers compensating victims of healthcare breaches: 4 things to know; Lancaster General Health partners with private equity firm to launch $300M precision medicine fund; VA rolls out telehealth program to address PTSD in veterans; Telehealth tips, torn from the playbook of Intermountain’s massive virtual hospital; Telehealth grows up: 5 key trends in hospital-based telehealth programs; CMS makes Medicare Advantage encounter data available for first time ever CMS makes Medicare Advantage encounter data available for first time ever; Mayo Clinic uses ‘ambient intelligence’ to find actionable EHR data in ICUs: 5 things to know; Up to 40% of positive results in direct-toconsumer genetic tests are wrong, study suggests; Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awards genomics grant to Mount Sinai, UC Berkeley researchers; Intermountain Healthcare launches long-term Precise study to collect genomic data; Atrium Health releases 90 physicians looking to break away; Where are the 22 Leapfrog ‘F’ hospitals?; Where are the 49 Leapfrog straight-’A’ hospitals?; Jury awards $28M+ to 77-year-old former Cleveland Clinic physician alleging age discrimination led to firing; Here are IBM Watson Health’s top 15 health systems; Police investigate nurse accused of infecting patients with hepatitis C at Washington hospital; up 2.6k patients urged toundergo testing; 25 teaching hospitals with the most safety violations; NYC Health + Hospitals creates employee wellness program to combat emotional stress, burnout; 27 women at South Carolina hospital develop bacterial infection after surgery: 8 things to know; Penn State Hershey drops 2,100 neurology patients; 5 Joint Commission hospital requirements most commonly cited as 'not compliant' in 2017; Johns Hopkins All Children’s scales back on surgeries, pauses complicated procedures after baby discharged with needle in heart; 10 medical schools with the lowest acceptance rates; Study: Only 37% of physician care quality measures are valid; 1 in 3 CNOs admit nursing shortages are harming patient care; New Jersey court rules physician board, hospital can be sued separately: 4 notes; Study: 71% of endoscopes still contain bacterial growth after reprocessing; Nursing schools reject thousands amid shortage; Healthcare mega-mergers push primary care clinics ‘closer to extinction’: 5 takeaways; US sees largest drop in opioid prescriptions in 25 years; Poll: 52% of medical practices satisfied with their organization’s culture; Johns Hopkins ends tradition of short white lab coats for first-year residents: 5 things to know; Why men are considered a ‘diversity pick’ for some OB-GYN residency programs; Poll: 80% of New Yorkers blame physicians for opioid crisis; Why America’s physician shortage could top 120k by 2030: 5 things to know; California’s new rules for workplace violence prevention in hospitals take effect: 4 things to know; ACGME strips California hospital’saccreditation for surgical residency program; Medical group publishes 8-step charter to address physician burnout Medical group publishes 8-step charter to address physician burnout; 65% of ED physicians prescribe more opioids than they think they do; Survey: More than 80% of CNOs report difficulty in nurse recruitment; 5 hospitals jump from ‘F’ to ‘A’ rating on Leapfrog 5 hospitals jump from ‘F’ to ‘A’ rating on Leapfrog; McKesson creates foundation for opioid crisis with $100M donation; How Geisinger cut opioid prescriptions in half: 3 things to know; Scientists aredeveloping a vaccine to endaddiction:5 things to know ; JAMA: More practices rely on NPs, PAs; How young physicians find their first job and why they leave: 5 findings; Healthgrades, MGMA release analysis of 7M patient reviews:5 takeaways; Ex-Swedish Health surgeon sues Seattle Times over investigation published prior to resignation; Former Sparrow Carson executive claims she was fired for reporting substandard medical care; Banner Health CFO Dennis Laraway’s top piece of advice: Give back; The 56-second fix to reduce patient suffering: 5 questions with Press Ganey’s CNO Christy Dempsey; ‘It’s about gathering all the essential data so we can make qualified decisions’: Q&A with Porter Health Care System CFO Jeff Daneff; 5 questions with Mona Chadha, Dignity Health's Bay Area market chief strategy officer; 7 reasons organizations should be cultivating future nurse leaders; Corner Office: Debra Canales, Providence St. Joseph's chief administrative officer, on the rejuvenating powers of laser tag
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May 2018 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

Why Hospitals are spooked by a Walmart-Humana Giant: 5 Reasons;How a sudden departure can affect your job prospects and what to do about it;Microsoft Sues CHS For Copyright Infringement, Breach of Contract; Highmark Health sees net income rise to $1.1B in 2017; Norton Healthcare’s net income climbs 40% in FY 2017: 4 things to know;Advocate, Aurora select 15 leaders for combined organization; Tenet reaches deal with Glenview,implementsadditional governance changes; Cerner implementation sparks delays at Connecticut health system; Microsoft sues CHS: 8 takeaways;Healthcare workers buy $882k radio ad to highlight high infection rates at Stanford University Medical Center; WSJ report spurs House oversight of hospital accreditation processes; CMIO musings: The ideal EMR — A wish list; How Novant Health CEO Carl Armato uses a blog to cultivate the organization’s culture. Click here to download a pdf version of the issue.


April 2018 Issue of Beckers Hospital Review

50 African American Leaders in Healthcare to know; Physician Recruitment & Retention How 2 Rural Hospitals are Overcoming the Challenge; Ascension’s operating income dips 78% in first half of FY 2018; $92M accounting error causes Edward-Elmhurst’s operating loss to widen; Are smartphones and tablets the next frontier for EHRs? Why this IT expert says yes.; 6 ways health systems can drive revenue and reduce costs through strong supplier partnerships; Your ACO just took on downside risk. Is your data strategy up for the task?; Can boards create the hospital of the future?; Top 10 value propositions for your medical group’s RCM partnership; Service line co-management: The silver bullet for physician hospital alignment?; CIN accreditation: A framework for financial, legal and operational success; Your hospital signed a direct-to-employer contract — 6 factors to help build a successful program; A question for hospitals: How healthy is your workforce?; No pay raise for CHS CEO Wayne Smith in 2018; UPMC CEO Jeffrey Romoff on ongoing feud with Highmark: ‘That’s what disruption is about’ — 5 things to know; Geisinger’s Dr. Alistair Erskine shares 5 elements of Apple’s Health records app; Why health IT experts think Apple will succeed where Google failed with medical records; 30 hospital and health system CXOs to know | 2018; Medtronic inks 5-year partnership with Lehigh Valley Health Network; Click here to download a pdf version of the Issue. Click here to download a pdf version of the Issue.


March 2018 Issue of Beckers Hospital Review

100 Hospital & Health System CMOs to Know; Missouri Court Bans CMS From Using Medicaid DSH Rule, FAQs to Calculate Payments; Anthem’s Discretionary ED Policy Lands Patient With $12k Bill: 8 Things to Know; In Data We Trust: How to Align Around Facts and Improve Outcomes in Orthopedic Care; Community Bemoans Carolinas HealthCare's Rebranding, Says System 'Renamed to a Buzzword'; Former Apple CEO John Sculley on the Amazon-JPMorgan-Berkshire Hathaway Collaboration: ‘Finally, Corporate America Is Stepping In’; CIOs: Don't Let a Data Breach Shake Confidence in Your Hospital; Epic Introduces 3-Part Functionality for Data Collaboration; Apple Adds Medical Records to Its Health App; Highmark Declares 'War on Opioids': 3 Things to Know; How Cleveland Clinic, Kaiser and Others Are Handling High Patient Volumes Amid a Severe Flu Season; Click here to download a pdf version of the Issue.Click here to download a pdf version of the Issue.


February 2018 Issue of Beckers Hospital Review

The Man Behind the Rankings: Reflections From Outgoing U.S. News Editor Avery Comarow; 105 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know | 2018; How Opioid-Free Anesthesia & Multimodal Pain Management Can Improve Care & Address a Public Health Crisis; Rethinking Ambulatory Strategy: 6 Key Challenges; 4 Hospital Deals to Watch This Year; 17 ACOs Join the Next Generation Model; Microsoft WW Health CISO: Cyberattacks Should Be Framed as a Patient Safety Situation & 5 More Thoughts; To Curb Opioid Abuse: HCA & LifePoint Warn Patients They May Feel More Pain; What Physicians Like Most About Epic; Apple Adds Medical Records to the iPhone; The 1990s Called — They Want Your Hospital's Operating Model Back; 5 Things to Know About CMS' Updated Overall Hospital Star Ratings ; To Curb Opioid Abuse; 37 Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Click here to download a pdf version of the Issue.

January 2018 Issue of Beckers Hospital Review

Geisinger CEO Dr. David Feinberg: Here's What Community-Driven Healthcare Looks Like; 6 Little-Known Ways Your Hospital May Accidentally Be Violating HIPAA; AI Will Force Up to 800M People to Find New Jobs by 2030; Lawsuit: Epic’s Software Double-Bills for Anesthesia Services; Results Are in for Essentia Health’s Mandatory Flu Shot Program; MIPS Predecessor Worsened Care Disparities, Study FindsHow Geisinger, Cleveland Clinic Respond to Negative Patient Reviews; Scripps Health Adopts Regional CEO Model to Trim $30M: 4 Things to Know;Why the CVS-Aetna Deal Could Push Walmart to Buy Humana; 25 Largest Gifts From Individuals toHealthcare Organizations in 2017; The State of Healthcare Under Trump: 3 Key Observations; Bridging the Knowledge Gap: 4 Questions with Microsoft's Geralyn Miller on Designing Genetics-Based Apps.19; AI for the Everyman — 2 Leading Microsoft Directors Demystify AI's Future in Healthcare;How Low-Code Platforms Are Driving Digital Transformation in Value-Based Healthcare; Improving the Quality, Outcomes and Economics for Sepsis Management Click here to download a pdf version of the Issue.



December 2017 Issue of Beckers Hospital Review

California Hospital Suspends All Services, Notifies 524 Employees of Possible Layoffs; Insurers' No. 1 Worry Right Now: Consumer Confusion; Tenet to Close 232-Bed Phoenix Hospital; Los Angeles Hospital to Close, Lay Off 638 Employees; CVS Health Proposes to Buy Aetna for $66B: 4 Things to Know; Man Receives $52k Hospital Bill After His Backpack Was Stolen in San Francisco; Anthem Launches In-House Pharmacy Business With CVS Health After Express Scripts Fallout; Dignity Health's Operating Loss Widens to $66.8M With Loss of State Provider-Fee Revenue; Mission Health CEO Calls BCBS 'Unethical, Bullying Foe' in Internal Email to Senior Leadership; Family in Shock After Receiving a $10k, 26-Year-Old Medical Bill; Care New England to Close Hospital After Sale to Prime Healthcare Collapses; Cleveland Clinic CEO: Healthcare to Undergo 'Total Restructuring' to Accommodate Shift in Payment Models; Jefferson Health Announces Job Cuts; Freestanding ER Operators Want Google to Find Out Who Left Them 22 Bad Online Reviews; 8 Healthcare Marketing Trends for 2018; Former Medtronic CEO: No Legislation Has Addressed the Nation's Biggest Healthcare Problem; Northwell Health to Lay Off 107 as It Winds Down Long-Term Care Plan; Aetna CEO: Successful Companies Manage People, Not Bottom Lines; Ascension to Rebrand Care Sites in 6 Additional Markets; How Congress, Hospitals and Lobbying Inflate Healthcare Costs; 5 Things to Know About CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo; Intermountain Healthcare to Restructure Internal Operations; What Trump's Opioid Declaration Means for Health IT; Study: Paper Records Outpace EHRs on Content Quality, Quantity; WSJ: Outcome Health Employees Allegedly Misled Advertisers With Inaccurate Reports; Meditech Product Revenue Jumps 33% in Q3: 4 Things to Know; Athenahealth Q3 Revenue up 10% From Last Year; Why the US Health System Still Prioritizes Fax Machines: 7 Things to Know; Health IT Investments on Track for Record-Setting Year: 3 Things to Know; Northwell Health Launches Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Avoid ER Wait; Deloitte: 3 Ways Blockchain Might Improve Hospital Operations by 2027; UCSF Researchers Mine EHRs to Track 435k Patient Movements, Pinpoint Source of C. Diff; Allscripts Q3 Revenue Grows 15% From Last Year: 4 Things to Know; Inside Sources Say Apple Pursued Talks to Buy Medical Clinics; Anesthesiologist Shortage Causes Denver VA Hospital to Postpone Dozens of Surgeries; 10 States With the Most Overworked Nurses; CMS Rolls Out 'Meaningful Measures' Initiative to Curb Burden of Quality Reporting; Study: Medical School Acceptance Rates Are Declining; Get Ready for a DO Boom: 6 Stats on Osteopathic Providers; Florida Physician Caught on Video Cursing, Yelling at Patient Issues Apology; Patients Lack Access to Primary Care Follow-Up After ED Visit, Study Finds; Cloth Skullcaps Mitigate OR Contamination More Effectively Than Disposable Headgear; 66% of Patients With Chronic Conditions Would Pay for Support Between Physician Visits, Survey Finds; What Patients Really Want Physicians to do After a Medical Error; Daily 5-Minute Conversations Raise Patients Satisfaction Scores; 5 Things to Know About the Nursing Shortage Response Click here to download a pdf version of the Issue.

November 2017 Issue of Beckers Hospital Review

Orlando Trauma Surgeon on Mass Shootings: ‘All Hospitals Need to Be Prepared; California Hospital Files for Bankruptcy After Missing Payroll; Geisinger's Operating Income Tumbles 34%; Tennessee Hospital Closes After Falling 94% Short of GoFundMe Goal; Ascension's Net Income More Than Triples to $1.8B; Tenet Shutters 4 Regional Management Offices to Cut Costs; 5 States With the Highest Out-Of-Pocket Healthcare Spending; CMS Revokes Physician's Medicare Billing Privileges Over $670 in Questionable; Charges;Michael Jordan Donates $7M to Novant Health; What CMS' New Medicare Cards Mean for Providers: 7 Things to Know; Edward-Elmhurst's Operating Income Plummets 90% in FY 2017; $200M Donation to UC Irvine for Alternative Therapy Meets Criticism; Hedge Fund Takes Over Adeptus Health; Dignity Health Hospital to Cover All of Las Vegas Shooting Victims' Medical Bills; Proposed Changes to CJR Model Will Cost Medicare $90M Over Next 3 Years; LifePoint Divests Georgia Hospital to Piedmont Healthcare; Brigham and Women's Implements $41M Cost-Cutting Initiative: 6 Things to Know; Lifetime Health Costs for Las Vegas Shooting Victims at Least $600M; MGMA: 5 Attributes of a Profitable Medical Practice; Long-Term Funding Uncertain for Teaching Health Centers in Underserved Areas: 5 Things to Know; Why Growing Worker Productivity Could be Bad for Hospitals' Medicare Rates;  Healthcare Spending Growth Drops Below 4% for First Time Since 2014; High-Volume, Low-Cost Services Reflect Most Unnecessary Medical Spending; Higher Coding Productivity Linked to a 25.4% Decrease in Accuracy; Moody's: Proposed Cuts to Medicare 340B Payments Would Hurt Nonprofit Hospital Margins; Physicians Call Anthem's New Imaging Reimbursement Guidelines 'Arbitrary and Unwise'; UPMC Expands International Operations With 50% Stake in Rome Hospital; Study Finds ACOs Still Focused on Early Stages of Care Redesign; Few Consumers Seek Healthcare Pricing Information; CMS' Proposal to Cancel Bundled Payment Models Draws Support From AHA;  Hartford HealthCare, Anthem Break Leaves Tens of Thousands Out-Of-Network; OIG: ACOs Reduced Spending by Nearly $1B, 'Show Promise'; KentuckyOne Health Transfers Ownership of Clinic for $0; Specialists Could See 16% Variability in Payments Under MIPS in 2018; Sponsored: How Memorial Hermann is Tackling Consumerism in the Digital Era; Steward Health Care Becomes Private Hospital Operator of 36 Hospitals Following Iasis Acquisition; Wisconsin Health System Blames Cerner Software for $16M in Losses; Allscripts Completes Acquisition of McKesson's Health IT Business; Analysis: Amazon Alexa's Biggest Healthcare Problem? It's Not HIPAA Compliant; An 'Epic' Win? 6 Highlights From Oral Arguments in Epic v. Lewis; 8 Digital Health Startups With $100M+ Funding Thus Far in 2017; 43% of CMOs Implementing Precision Medicine Program: 4 Survey Insights; Study: EMR Password not Protected by Majority of Medical Staff; Harvard, MIT Researchers to Develop 'Smart Tattoo' for Glucose Monitoring; UC San Diego, IBM to Launch 'Artificial Intelligence for Healthy Living' Center; Survey: 5 Healthcare Technologies Ranked by Patient Use, Interest; Change Healthcare Introduces Blockchain for Providers, Payers; 75% of Healthcare Organizations Cite Digital Innovation as Part of Long-Term Strategy; Average 6-Year-Old is Smarter Than Google's AI, Study Finds; GAO: 24 Agencies Have Weakness in Core IT Areas; St. Luke's University Health Network Goes Live on Epic: 4 Questions With Revenue Cycle VP Richard Madison; Outcome Health to Lay Off Employees After Announcing Plans to Add 2k; McAfee: Healthcare Accounts for 26% of North American Cybersecurity Incidents in Q2; Venture Capitalist: AI Needs a Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg; Baltimore IT Director's $250k Salary Surpasses Police Chief, Mayor; 56% of Hospital CIOs, CMIOs Struggle With Data Governance, Survey Finds ; How Telemedicine Improves Rural Pregnancies: 5 Things to Know; Google Research Expands Healthcare Team With UChicago Medicine Hire;  Survey: 55% of Healthcare IT Leaders say They Need More Visibility Into BYOD, Survey Finds; Telemedicine: A Force Multiplier in Fighting the Opioid Epidemic; Survey: 3 Common Ransomware Infection Vectors; Minnesota Hospital Notifies Patients of Breach After Failing to 'BCC' a Mass Email; Legacy Systems Rank No. 1 Among Federal IT Execs' Top Cybersecurity Challenges; Hospital Leaders Should Be Weary of Accidental Insider Mistakes, Better Prepare Employees; Startup Insider: 5 Questions With Edgility CEO Balaji Ramadoss on Situational Awareness; US Adds 3.2k IT Jobs in September: 4 Things to Know; Global Telemedicine Market to Experience 16.5% Annual Growth Rate Through 2023; 54% of Americans Think Their Data Is Safe From Hackers: 4 Survey Insights; Survey: Reimbursement Is No. 1 Barrier to Telehealth Expansion; Sponsored: Managing the Who, Where and When of Data — 3 Keys to Success in Value-Based Care; 10 Most Overused Medical Tests, Treatments; Study Finds Physician Satisfaction Not Associated With Better Quality Care; CVS Is Now Limiting Opioid Prescriptions; Chicagoland's Ever-Growing DuPage Medical Group Launches Resident Recruitment Program; Merritt Hawkins: 50% of Final-Year Medical Residents Received 100+ Job Solicitations During Training; 28% of Physicians Can't Keep Up With Patient Schedules, Report Says;This Wound Dressing Changes Color When Bacterial Infections Present; New York Medicaid Expansion Worsened Racial Disparities in Surgical Cancer Care Access;Integris Treatment Facility Aims to Combat Opioid Addiction;Why Having a Baby May Prevent Women From Pursuing Surgical Residencies;Residency Program Probation Lifted for Summa Health;Study: Online Physician Ratings Not Indicative of Care Quality;Viewpoint: Pressure to Reduce Readmissions Can Hinder Care Quality, Patient Safety;Arkansas VA Hospital Under Review for Not Updating Surgical Equipment Cleaning Processes;Hospital Food Can Carry MRSA, VRE;CMS Postpones October Hospital Star Ratings Update: 5 Things to Know;Hershey Medical Center Cited for Care Delays That Contributed to 2 Patient Deaths;Survey: 1 in 5 Americans Say They've Experienced a Medical Error;Study: Medicare Places Few Prescribing Restrictions on Opioids;Sepsis Initiatives May Hinder Antibiotic Stewardship, Boost C. Diff Rates;7 Things to Know About the History and Science Behind Opioid Addiction;Survey Finds Patients Want More Time With Physicians;70% of Physician Assistants Are Women, yet Gender Pay Gap Still Persists;88% of Healthcare Professionals Experience Workplace Violence;Physicians: 20.6% of Medical Treatment is Unnecessary + 4 More Survey Findings;National Quality Forum's New Roadmap Aims to Minimize Healthcare Disparities;Increasing Nurse's; Workload by 1 Patient Ups Odds of Patient Death by 7%;Malpractice Fears Are No. 1 Cause of Overtreatment, Physicians Say;40% of Physicians Don't Seek Mental Healthcare for Fear of Losing Their License; 10 Consumer Engagement Strategies, as Ranked by Healthcare Providers;10 Statistics on RN Compensation in 2016;Sponsored: Addressing Opioid Abuse? Payer-Provider Collaboration is Key, Says This Cigna CMO;Click here to download a pdf version of the Issue.


October 2017 Issue of Beckers Hospital Review

Will the Healthcare Bubble Burst? 19 Key Perspectives; Steal This Idea From Intermountain CEO Dr. A. Marc Harrison; How Telehealth and EHR Integration Deliver Complete,Effective Care While Streamlining Provider Workflows; Measuring Value — How to Harness Data in an Outcomes-Driven Paradigm; Two-Sided Risk is Coming — Here's How Healthcare Providers Can Prepare; Q.What Single Strategy Will Drive the Bulk of OR Growth in the Next 10 Years? A. 360° Engagement; Hospitals and Health Systems Move Forward with Value-Based Payment Models Amid Uncertainty Over Healthcare Reform; Beyond the Numbers: Identifying the Right Partner Equals a Successful Post-Acute Care Partnership; Demystifying Data Analytics: How to Take Control of Longitudinal Data; Five Ways Successful Health Systems Reinvent Customer Relationships; The Next Step in Data Analytics: Getting from Historical Analytics to Actionable Analytics; MACRA: How to Prepare for a Moving Target; Click here to download a pdf version of the Issue.

September 2017 Issue of Beckers Hospital Review

60 Critical Access Hospital CEOs to Know 2017; How Clinicians Can Come Out on Top in a MIPS World; HCA Sees Q2 Earnings Lag, Stays Ready for More Acquisitions; Northwell Health to Affiliate With John T. Mather Memorial Hospital; Bloomberg: UnitedHealth to Acquire Advisory Board’s Healthcare Arm; CMS Moves Forward With $43B in DSH Payment Cuts; CMS Cancels Cardiac Bundles, Scales Back CJR Model: 8 Things to Know; North Carolina Hospital to Close and Lay Off 76 Employees, Including Nurses; 4 M&A Questions With Crowe Horwath’s Warren Beck, Former CFO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Hospital Stocks Sink After HCA’s Earnings Stumble; RWJBarnabas Signs Letter of Intent With Rutgers to Form Academic Healthcare System; Some MUSC Physicians Refuse to Sign Employment Contracts Over Change to RVU-Based Compensation; Financial Concerns Prompt Johns Hopkins-Owned Hospital to Eliminate Staff Through Buyouts; Alabama Hospital’s #HairRaisingChallenge Campaign Aims to Garner Awareness, Funds for Preemies; ACOs Are Leaving $886M in Net Payments on the Table, Analysis Finds; Child’s $21M Medical Bill Underscores Medi-Cal Challenges; CHS Expects $137M Net Loss in Q2, Says Divestitures Will Continue; PwC: Healthcare Deal Volume Decreased 18% Since Q1 2017; DOJ Charges 412 in $1.3B Healthcare Fraud Sweep; 13 Hospital and Health System Executives on Successful Partnerships; 32 Hospital Executives Talk Care Quality Improvement in Times of Value-Based Care; IU Health CEO’s Systemwide Tour Takeaway: Managing Demand at Destination Hospitals a Consistent Challenge; KentuckyOne Fires Jewish Hospital President, CNO; Top 10 US Healthcare Firms, as Ranked by Business Review USA; CEO Turnover Increases as Hospital Losses Swell; Lutheran Health Network Physicians: CHS Isn’t Entitled to Profit at Expense of Communities’ Healthcare; Medicaid’s Future a Top Concern for 85% of Healthcare CEOs; Proactive Management — The Surprising Driver of C-Section Variation: 4 Questions With Harvard Researcher Dr. Neel Shah; HealthSouth to Undergo $30M Rebranding; Former South Dakota Hospital CEO Indicted for Making False Statement to HHS; Study: Healthcare Workers With Sense of Purpose More Likely to Thrive; Gallup Survey: 37% of Americans Are Confident in Medical System; Florida Hospital Marketing Campaign Centers on ‘Someday’; NYU Langone Medical Center to Rebrand; Word From the C-suite: ‘To Reform Healthcare, We Need More Female Leaders’; Creighton University Creates MBA for Clinicians in Leadership Role; Former CHI Hospital Administrator Indicted in Bribery Scheme; 75 Physicians Demand Leadership Change at San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital; Albert Lea, a Minnesota Town of 18k, Digs in its Heels Against Mayo; Anthem: 18k Customers Affected in Email Breach; Amazon Reportedly Launched a Secret Healthcare Team Called 1492; Jefferies Advises Against Watson Investments: ‘IBM Appears Outgunned in the War for AI Talent’; Report: 10 Most-Clicked Email Subject Lines for Phishing Attacks; 41% of Healthcare C-Suite Execs Say 1st Reaction to Ransomware is to Pay: 4 Survey Insights; Jonathan Bush: athenahealth is Focused on ‘Intense Crisis Level of Reconstruction’; UChicago Medicine and Google — A Data-Driven Duo to Watch; Private Equity Firm to Buy WebMD for $2.8B; Meritus Health Invests $100M in Epic Rollout; Viewpoint: HIPAA Limits the Potential of Cancer Genomics; Penn Medicine Presents $565k in Precision Medicine Grants to 8 Research Teams; 7 Insights Into Remote Patient Monitoring; FCC to Hold 4 ‘Listening Sessions’ on Rural Broadband for CIOs, Policymakers & More; Cerner Revenue Increases 6% in Q2: 4 Things to Know; Dr. William Thornbury: Kentucky Needs Telehealth to Bring it Out of ‘Horse-and-Buggy Era’; Survey: US Consumers Not Concerned About Medical Record Theft; 54% of Patients Enjoyed Virtual Visits More Than In-Person Visits, Survey Finds; HIMSS Names Harold ‘Hal’ Wolf CEO: 4 Things to Know; Study: These Are the Things Patients Value Most About Having Access to Provider Notes; Is Apple Moving Into Healthcare? 4 Thoughts; Athenahealth Restructures Leadership, Jonathan Bush to Continue as CEO; OB Hospitalist Group Shares Industry Observations, Tips to Avoid Physician Burnout; NAHQ: 10k Professionals Now Certified in Healthcare Quality; Care New England, Lifespan Feud Over Decades-Long Policy Allowing Physicians to Call on Competitor for Help; Nursing’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’? Workplace Violence, Says 73-Year-Old Nurse; 73% of Neurology Residents Report Symptoms of Burnout; The 22 Hospitals Physicians Prefer Most, Ranked by Specialty; 3 Quality Measures That Most Influence Overall HCAHPS Scores; American Psychoanalytic Association: Psychoanalysts Should Offer Insight on Public Affairs; Exercise Caution on Public Figures; Olympus to Pay Virginia Mason $6.6M for Role in Superbug Outbreak: 7 Things to Know; HCA Poaches Half of Kansas Health System’s Cardiologist Team; Do Cellphones in the OR Jeopardize Patient Safety? 5 Thoughts; 10 Cities at 'High-Risk' of Experiencing OB-GYN Shortages; AMGA Survey: 77% of Physician Specialties Saw Median Compensation Increase From 2016 to 2017; 83% of Residents Say They Are Underpaid for Hours Worked; Lucile Packard Children’s Head of Patient Experience Answers 5 Questions on $1.1B Patient-Centered Expansion; 7 Waterborne Pathogens to Know; Manager Didn’t Enforce Sick Day Policy: Chipotle’s Explanation for Norovirus Outbreak; Press Ganey Releases First Quality Indicator to Measure Assaults on Nurses; America’s Essential Hospitals CEO Dr. Bruce Siegel on Healthcare Reform, Proposed Medicaid DSH Payment Cuts and the Safety Net; True Population Health Management Means Taking 'Custodial Responsibility' for Entire Communities of People: 5 questions with RWJBarnabas Health President and CEO Barry H. Ostrowsky; Northwell Health CEO Michael Dowling: What I'd Like to See When Congress Resumes the Healthcare Debate; The Corner Office: Tenet Healthcare's President of Hospital Operations Eric Evans on the Importance of Work-Life Balance and How Healthcare is a Team Sport; Click here to download a pdf version of the Issue.


August 2017 Issue of Beckers Hospital Review

100 Community Hospital CIOs to Know; 62 Critical Access Hospitals to Know; 62 Healthcare Leaders Under 40;CFOs: The New 'Executive Champions' of Patient Satisfaction;Joint Ventures and Collaborations Across Healthcare Services;Beyond the Walls of a Hospital — Formalizing a Post-Acute Care Strategy for Cross-Continuum Care;Dana-Farber Operating Income Plunges 66% on Unplanned Costs of CMS Review ;CHS Divests 9 Hospitals;West Virginia Hospital to Charge Upfront Co-Pays for Non-Emergency ER Visits;UHS Hospital in Oklahoma Faces Medicare Termination on Heels of Buzzfeed News Investigation ;300+ Hospital Executives Tell Their No. 1 Financial Strategy ;9 Hospital Bankruptcies in the First Half of 2017 ;Analysts: For-Profit Payers to Grow Medicare, Medicaid Businesses Regardless of Health Law ; Georgia Hospital Lands Last-Minute Buyer, Avoids Closure;4 Questions With Baylor Scott & White VP of Revenue Cycle Sarah Knodel; Change of Plan: Adventist to Close Washington Hospital, Medical Group; University of Iowa Health Care to Stop Accepting Checks, Cash July 1; Louisiana Hospital Overstated Expected Collections by $8.9M, Audit Finds; Colorado Healthcare Commission Calls for ‘Extraordinary Public Leadership; After CEOs Visit White House, Companies See Boost in Stock Returns; MD Anderson Eliminates EVP Roles ; Memorial Hermann to Cut Additional 350 Jobs; CHS Fires Lutheran Health Network CEO and CMO;Board Leaders Speak Out on Abrupt Firing of Martha’s Vineyard Hospital CEO: 8 Things to Know ;MedStar Hospital Lays Off 100 Employees in Attempt to Close Budget Shortfall ;Mississippi Health System Cuts More Than 100 Jobs ;35 Ways to Positively Affect Healthcare ;20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in America, as Ranked by Soliant ; Summa Health System to Cut 300 Jobs Due to $60M Operating Loss; 3 Health System CEOs With Highest Employee Approval Ratings ; Patient or Consumer? 9 Thoughts on Healthcare Semantics; 8 Healthcare Organizations Named Among 50 Most Community-Minded Companies; OIG: CMS Made $729.4M in Erroneous EHR Incentive Payments; Lawsuit Claims Houston Methodist Secretly Taped Patient Calls; West Virginia Hospital to Replace 1.2k Hard Drives After Ransomware Attack; VA Secretary Announces Cerner as Next EHR: 6 Things to Know; KLAS: Do Epic, Cerner Customers Stay Loyal for Interactive Patient Systems?; Penn State is Helping Sexual Assault Victims in Rural Areas — Here’s How; NATO researchers: Global cyberattack Petya likely caused by 'state actor'; Boston Security Researcher Discovers ‘Vaccine’ for Petya Ransomware; Global cyberattack 'Petya' may be worse than ransomware: 3 things to know; Frost & Sullivan: 5 key players in healthcare blockchain market; Medtronic Faces Global Computer Outage: 5 Things to Know; 83% of Life Science Execs Expect to Adopt Blockchain Within 5 Years; 66% of Physicians Say Health Tech Innovations Improve Quality of Life, Cybersecurity Remains a Concern: 5 Survey Insights ;Viewpoint: In Cybersecurity, AI Has its Limits;5 Questions With Imprivata CTO David Ting on Healthcare’s Cybersecurity Problem;Study: Quality Improvement Initiatives Reduce Readmissions, But May Not Save Money;CMS Won't Update Hospital Overall Star Ratings in July;To Up Patient Compliance With Hand Hygiene, Consider Ease of Use;OSHA investigates Minnesota hospital's ED in wake of patient sexual assault; The 19 double-5-star hospitals;The cost/benefit of employed physicians for 18 specialties;Hot or Cool: Water Temperature Does Not Impact Bacteria Removal During Hand Washing, Study Shows;4 Questions With Henry Ford Health System CIO Mary Alice Annecharico;5 Thoughts From Dr. Steve Allen, CEO of Nationwide Children’s Hospital ;Building a 'Nimble' Multi-State Health System: 5 Questions With Ascension CEO Dr. Anthony Tersigni;Michael Dowling: How to Gain Physician Trust? Get Back to the Basics ;The Corner Office: Rush University Medical Center President Michael Dandorph on Empowering Others to Take Risks; Click here to download a pdf version of the Issue.


July 2017 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
100 Great Community Hospitals | 2017; BCBS of Georgia to Stop Covering ED Visits it Deems Unnecessary; USDA Withholds Funds From Rural Hospital Project, Cites Slow Financial Turnaround; Dallas Hospital Unexpectedly Closes; NY Cancer Center Avoids Medicare Reimbursement Cut After $250k Typo; Health System CEO Pulls Out $6M Check to Pay Debts During Budget Hearing; Study: 41% of Healthcare Spending Attributed to 12% of Americans; NYC Health + Hospitals Sees Operating Loss Nearly Double to $673M, Cuts 476 Management Positions; 'Save Copper Basin Medical Center!!': Rural Hospital Seeks to Raise $100k on GoFundMe; Hospitals Face Unprecedented Turnover, Attrition Rates: 4 Survey Findings; Baylor Scott and White Eliminates 100 Positions; UW Medicine Hospital Cuts 60 Jobs Including COO, VPs; CHS to Divest 5 Hospitals to Reading Health System; 30 Most 'Likable' Healthcare CEOs; Is Your Corporate Culture Holding You Back? Answer These 5 Questions; CEO Turnover for Misbehavior Up 36% Worldwide; The 3 Most Effective Words in Healthcare Ads; EHR Vendor, Executives to Pay $155M for Allegedly Misrepresenting Software's Capabilities; Molina Healthcare Fixes Hyperlink Flaw That Exposed ‘Countless’ Medical Claims Online; Children's Mercy Physician Exposes 5.5k Patients’ PHI on Unauthorized Website; Study: 82% of Electronic Patient Progress Notes Copied, Imported; 53% of Healthcare Orgs Don't Test Medical Device Security, Survey Finds; WannaCry Attack Infects Bayer Medical Devices in US Hospitals; 10 Hospitals With the Most Social Media Activity, as Ranked by Hyp3r; Startup Insider: 4 Questions With Kyruus CEO Dr. Graham Gardner; Study: Quality Improvement Initiatives Reduce Readmissions, But May Not Save Money; CMS Won't Update Hospital Overall Star Ratings in July; To Up Patient Compliance With Hand Hygiene, Consider Ease of Use; OSHA Investigates Minnesota Hospital’s ED in Wake of Patient Sexual Assault; The 19 Double- 5-Star Hospitals; The Cost/Benefit of Employed Physicians for 18 Specialties; Hot or Cool: Water Temperature Does Not Impact Bacteria Removal During Hand Washing, Study Shows; Scripps CEO Chris Van Gorder: Leaders Can’t Write a Memo to Change Culture; Ascension CEO Dr. Anthony Tersigni: Mental, Behavioral Health Crisis Deserves Our National Attention; Northwell Health CEO Michael Dowling: The Health System's Role Amid Rural and Community Hospitals' Financial Crisis; The Corner Office: Children's Hospital Colorado CEO Jena Hausmann on 20+ Years Devoted to Fixing a Broken System. Click here to download a pdf version of the Issue.


June 2017 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
CHS Records $199M Net Loss, Says Divestiture Spree is Over; LifePoint Eyes New Acquisitions as Profit Rises; Family Pays 35-Year-Old Hospital Bill by Selling Jewelry Collection; DOJ Sues UnitedHealth Over $1B+ in Medicare Claims; OIG Tags Arkansas Hospital for Incorrect Billing; Georgia Hospital to Close After Years of Financial Troubles; Brigham and Women's Offers Voluntary Buyouts to 1,600 Workers; The $12M Patient Who Drove Insurance Rates Higher in Iowa; US Drug Spending to Hit $610B by 2021; 9 Healthcare Bankruptcies So Far in 2017; Tenet Sees Net Loss Narrow to $53M, Inks Deal to Sell 3 Hospitals to HCA; RAND Study: MACRA Could Cause $250B Drop in Hospital Medicare Revenue by 2030; Study: High Prices Not Necessarily Indicative of Better Quality for Outpatient Services; Truven Names 15 Top Health Systems for 2017; Cleveland Clinic President and CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove Announces Plans to Step Down in 2017; HCA to Change Its Name — Again; Governor Orders New Hampshire Hospital CEO Bob MacLeod to Resign Over Staffing Deficiency; 6 Tips for Working With Someone Who Isn’t a Team Player; Be ‘Professionally Blunt’ — 4 Tips for Developing a Great Leadership Team; OSU Wexner CEO Resigns Over Faculty Concerns About Leadership; University of Utah Health Care CEO Dr. Vivian Lee Steps Down Post-Cancer Center Conflict; Study: Executives Who Flatter CEOs Most Also Develop Greatest Resentment for Them; Words From the C-Suite: Advice From 4 Executives; Epic, Cerner Hold 50% of Hospital EHR Market Share: 8 Things to Know; Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush: Trump, High Deductibles Played Role in Disappointing Q1; Vanderbilt University Medical Center Begins IT Overhaul, Epic Implementation; The 16 Tech Companies Paying Interns Most; Trump Establishes American Technology Council; CIOs Greatly Underestimate How Many Cloud Apps Their Organization Use; Report: 3 Cyberthreats Make Up 81% of Healthcare Breaches; Why Do Women, Minorities Leave Tech Companies? 4 Study Insights; 47% of Organizations Say Virus Bypassed IT System Designed for Malware; Lifespan Notifies 20k Patients of Privacy Breach From Stolen Laptop; HIMSS Analytics Unveils 2018 EMR Adoption Model Criteria; Health IT Regulations Are Too Burdensome for Physicians, Says Price; Cerner Impersonation Scheme Leader Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison; 8 Things to Know About Nurse Bullying; CDC Director Calls C. Auris Fungus a ‘Catastrophic Threat’; KentuckyOne to Cancel Contracts with 25 Employed Physicians; Trump Appoints Nurse to Serve as Acting Surgeon General; Survey: 70% of Nurses Report Burnout in Current Position; CDC Issues New Prevention Guidelines for Surgical Site Infections: 5 Things to Know; Dr. Peter Pronovost: This Unnecessary Regulation Doesn’t Benefit Patients and Costs $500M Each Year; 2 in 3 Medicare Clinicians Exempt From MIPS; 50 Cities With the Largest, Smallest Gender Wage Gaps for Physicians; Resignation of 3 Physicians Sparks Great Concern in Small Iowa Community; How Identifying High-Value PCPs Can Improve Profitability; 10 Best and Worst States for Nurses; Remembering Chuck Lauer; Chuck Lauer, in the Words of His Readers, Friends and Colleagues; Raising the Nation’s ‘Guts Quotient’ — 5 Thoughts on the Future of Healthcare From Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove; Michael Dowling: The Health System CEO's Affiliation Playbook — 5 Thoughts From a CEO Who Has Executed 50+ Agreements; Corner Office: Temple University Hospital CEO Dr. Verdi DiSesa on Fatherhood and Health System Leadership, Click here to download a pdf version of the Issue.


May 2017 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
5 States With the Most Rural Hospital Closures; Arizona Hospital Falls Into Bankruptcy Less Than 2 Years After Opening; Mount Sinai Hospital's Operating Income Jumps 52%; Key West Commissioner: CHS Hospital’s Profit Margin 'Obscene and Unconscionable'; Inova’s Operating Income Plunges 92% as Investment Gains Boost Bottom Line 8 Pieces of Advice on Improving Claim Collection Rates; Uninsured Accounts Pay About 6% on the Dollar, Analysis Finds; Minnesota ‘Underdog’ Hospital System Mocks ‘Bad Billing’ in Branding Campaign; Quorum Health Continues Divestiture Spree With Sale of Alabama Hospital; SSM Health’s Operating Income Tumbles After Acquisition; Study: Chargemaster Prices Have ‘Limited Relationship’ to Hospital Quality at Best; 10 Largest US Health Systems Ranked by 2016 Revenue Change; 7 Things to Know About Medical Coding, Billing Specialists; CMS Releases Final Rule on Medicaid DSH Calculation: 4 Things to Know; Study: 20% of Americans Try to Compare Costs Prior to Care; Nebraska Hospital to Send 2 Types of Invoices to Address Patients’ Billing Concerns; Global Healthcare RCM Market Projected to Surpass $100B by 2024; Why Spring is the Optimal Time for Patient Collections; $1M Infusion Allows California Hospital to Avoid Closure — For Now; Partners HealthCare to Shutter Union Hospital in 2019; S&P: ACA Markets Likely to Stabilize This Year; Louisiana Long-Term Care Hospital to Close by June 3; Hospital Stocks Drop as GOP Tries to Revive ACA Replacement Bill; Fitch: Political Uncertainty Doesn’t Change Long-Term Outlook for Healthcare; Bankrupt Arizona Hospital Discloses Debts Owed to 34 ‘Critical Vendors’; Virginia Lawmakers Vote Down Proposed Medicaid Expansion; Study: Hospitals in Medicaid Expansion States Saw Average Revenue Increase of $5M Through 2015; Seema Verma Won’t Weigh in on Kentucky Medicaid Decision Due to Conflict of Interest; CMS Finalizes 2018 Medicare Advantage, Part D Rates: 4 Things to Know; Setting Lower List prices — A First for Pharma?; Hospitals Often Exceed Budget for Equipment Costs in Q2; Closure of US Retailers Hits Record Pace: Why Hospital Leaders May Want to Take Note; FTC Will Continue to ‘Aggressively Enforce’ Antitrust Law, Challenge Hospital Mergers Under Trump; 5 Guidelines for Small Urgent Care Centers to Follow When Negotiating Terms; 16 Phrases CEOs Never Want to Hear; CEOs Pursue More Acquisitions When They Don’t Win Awards; Trend: Making the CEO Part of Your Hospital’s Brand; 11 Health System CEOs Name Their Greatest Talent Outside of the C-suite; Why Healthcare Needs Inspirational Leaders and How to Become One; Automation Slashes 220 Jobs at Express Scripts; 7 Healthcare Professionals on Mayo Clinic’s Private Insurance Prioritization Policy; 5 Things to Know Before Becoming a Healthcare Consultant; 10 Thoughts on Hospitals and Health Systems in 2017; 5 Takeaways from the Demise of the AHCA; What Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson Learned as a Patient in His Own Hospital; 4 Symptoms of Strategic Inertia; Trios Health Cuts 95 FTEs to Improve Finances; 5 Biggest Concerns for Health System Executives in 2017; PeaceHealth Revises Number of Job Cuts in Oregon to 271; CHI Lays Off 484 Employees in Texas, North Dakota; Hackensack Meridian Health Unveils New Brand; Words From the C-Suite: Advice From 4 Executives; Can a Massive Hospital Learn From a Lean Startup?; 3 Ways MACRA Will Change Health Systems; Hospital Industry’s HighestPaid CEO Made More Than $51M in 2016; Poll: 75% of Americans Say Trump Should Try to Make the ACA Work; 9 Types of Malware That Should Be on a Hospital’s Radar; NC Officials Mistakenly Send Information for 1.2k Patients to Media Outlets; A Popular Ransomware Family Now Evades AI Detection; Report: Compromised Health Data Records Drop 75% in 1 Year; Philadelphia Physician Accused of Hacking Female Classmates’ Devices; 4 Trends Driving Telehealth; 4 Questions With Rush CIO Dr. Shafiq Rab; Penn Medicine Sets Sights on Yelp, Twitter Data to Drive Better Patient Care; 44% of Physicians Think Telehealth Programs Are ‘Poor’ or ‘Very Poor’; 30 Answers to 1 Question: What Should CIOs Cut From Their IT Budget Tonight?; 41% of Intel’s New US VPs Are Women, Minorities; Rural Hospitals Save $81k Per Year with Telemedicine; HIEs Have ‘Reached the Limits of Their Effectiveness,’ Says Chilmark; CMS: 10 Innovative Hospital Programs; Medical Specialties Ranked by EHR Use; Study: Physicians Spend 50% of Their Day on ‘Desktop Medicine’; AI in Healthcare: 6 Health IT Executives on What to Expect Over the Next 20 Years; 23andMe to Offer At-Home Genetic Tests for 10 Diseases; Cleveland Clinic Creates Venture Arm to Maximize Results of Spinoff Companies; No. 1 Cost of Ransomware Attack is Downtime, Survey Finds; 4 Notes on Using Blockchain for Healthcare Data; HHS mum on top ONC appointment: 5 things to know; Is Google Parent Alphabet Pivoting Toward Healthcare? 3 Notes; Healthcare Ransomware Attacks to Jump 4-fold by 2020: 5 Findings; 2 Types of Hospitals With the Highest Risk of Data Breaches; Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center to Implement Cerner’s EHR Platform; Epic Pranks Internet With Tinder-Style App; DOD Reveals Cerner Implementation Timeline; Appalachian Regional Healthcare to Implement Meditech EHR; CMS Investigation Into SC Hospital Prompted by Restrained Patient’s Death; Man Arrested for Impersonating a Nurse Practitioner at California Medical Clinic; 2 Patient Suicides in 8 Days Reported at Montefiore Medical Center; 51 Hospitals With the Lowest Heart Attack Readmission Rates; Sepsis Drug Shortage Linked to Increase in Patient Deaths; Jury Sides With Heart Surgeon in $6.4M Defamation Lawsuit Against Memorial Hermann; Hospitals Are Getting Physician Burnout and Engagement All Wrong — Here’s Why; Summa Health Stripped of Emergency Residency Program Accreditation After Appeal Denied; Study: Lean Primary Care Model Increased Physician Productivity By 5%; WHO Launches International Effort to Reduce Medication Errors; 10 Best and Worst States for Physicians; Leapfrog Safety Grades Penalize Hospitals for Transparency, Study Suggests; Can a Simple Congratulatory Text Message Up Hand Hygiene Compliance?; 7 Statistics on NP, PA Job Satisfaction & Salary; AMA: 92% of Millennial Physicians Cite Work-Life Balance as a Priority; 6-Year-Old Loses Leg After Strep Throat Complication; Patient Wait Times Increased 30% Since 2014: 5 Findings; Which Specialties Plan to Participate in MACRA in 2017?; 88% of Second Opinions From Mayo Physicians Result in Different or Refined Diagnosis; Significant Pay Gaps Persist Among Minority, Female Physicians; Maryland Hospital NICU Reopens 4 Months After Investigation into Bacteria Outbreak; 5 Things to Know About Specialist, Primary Care Pay in 2016; Surprise State Inspection Finds Linen Storage Issue at UPMC Shadyside; 7 Ways Hospital Design May Affect C-Section Rates; Icahn School of Medicine Works to Change its Academic Culture Following Dean’s Letter on Student’s Suicide; Almost Half of Physicians in Shared Savings ACOs Aren’t Aware of Their Downside Risk; Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice Laws in All 50 States & DC; Hospitals ‘Rushing’ to Obtain Accelerated Visas for Foreign Medical Students. 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April 2017 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
Despite Revenue Jump, UPMC Operating Income Falls 47% in Second Half of 2016; How CHS, LifePoint, UHS, Tenet and HCA fared in Q4; Dr. Toby Cosgrove: Drug Costs Contributed to Cleveland Clinic's Low Operating Income for FY 2016; Tenet's Net Loss Balloons to $192M in 2016; Texas Hospital Files for Bankruptcy After $51.4M Aetna Loss; CHI's Operating Loss Swells to $153.9M in Q2; Mayo Clinic's Operating Income Drops 9.8%: 7 Things to Know; CHS to Sell 25 Hospitals as Net Loss Swells to $1.7B in 2016; A State-by-State Breakdown of Hospital Adjusted Expenses per Inpatient Day; 5 RCM Metrics Hospitals Should Monitor to Improve Cash Flow; Blackstone Closes $6.1B Deal to Acquire TeamHealth; 4 Statistics on 2017 Pharma Price Hikes; 10 States With the Highest Rates of Past-Due Medical Debt in 2015; How Partners HealthCare's Errors Altered Medicare Payments Nationwide; Mayo Clinic to Give Preference to Privately Insured Over Medicaid, Medicare Patients; Swedish Health Services' CEO, Top Surgeon Resign After Investigation Into Medical Practices; How CEOs Should Address Contentious Politics: 4 Points to Consider; Iowa Hospital CEO Resigns Over Improper Travel Expenses; 10 Most Concerning Issues for Hospital CEOs; The Chief Compliance Officer's Paycheck is the Fastest Growing in the C-Suite; Scripps CEO Chris Van Gorder Volunteers Up to 1,000 Hours a Year to This Demanding but Needed Work; More Than Two-Thirds of Healthcare Leaders Would Pursue Their Career Again, MGMA Poll Finds; The American Health Care Act: 8 Things to Know; CBO Scores the AHCA: 5 Things to Know; Opinion: Why There Are so Few Female Supply Chain and Logistics Leaders; 12 Health System CEOs Recall the Most Memorable Piece of Advice They've Received; Only 20% of Physicians Are Engaged With Leadership, Survey Shows; Former Health System Leaders Launch Strategic Advisory Firm: 4 Things to Know; 4 Things Leaders Can Learn About Resigning From MD Anderson President Dr. Ron DePinho; CEO Confidence at Highest Point Since Recession: 6 Fast Facts; These 10 People Are Helping Create the Hospital of the Future; Vanderbilt UMC Notifies 3,000+ Patients of Data Breach; The Growth of Predictive Analytics — 7 Thoughts and Observations Epic to Develop 2 New EHR Versions NJ Couple Sentenced for Stealing 71 Mental Health Patients' Identities, Credit Card Information; 23 Ideas to Boost Cybersecurity at Your Hospital in the Next 60 Minutes; 16 Statistics on Current Salary, Benefits for Health IT Professionals; Cybercriminals Sell EHR Databases for $500k Underground; 81% of Healthcare Organizations Will Increase Cybersecurity Spending This Year; Which Cities Have the Happiest CIOs?; NIST: 'Copy and Paste' Function Can Lead to Errors in EHRs; 50 Things to Know About athenahealth, Cerner, Epic, McKesson & Meditech; Epic Unveils App Orchard for Third-Party Developers; 752% Ransomware Increase in 2016 — 3 Cyberthreat Trends to Know; On Ransomware, FBI Director James Comey Has 2 Pieces of Advice for Providers; Cerner's Innovations Campus is Officially Open; 10 Best States for Healthcare, as Ranked by US News; Hospital Floors Could Transmit Germs More Easily Than Previously Thought; Healthgrades Names 2017 Best Hospitals: 5 Things to Know; WHO Ranks World's 12 Most Dangerous Superbugs; Study: Burned-Out Physicians Less Likely to View Medicine as Their 'Calling'; Beware the Office Coffee Pot: 4 Everyday Surfaces Teeming With Bacteria; Survey: 24% of Hospital Staff Witness Expired or Recalled Product Used on a Patient; Rude Surgeons May Also Be Most Hazardous: 5 Study Findings to Know; 10 States With Highest & Lowest RN Salary; Physician-Rating Websites Have Serious Limitations, Study Finds; Surgeon Donates Kidney to Fellow Physician at Hoag; The Power of an Apology Post-Medical Error: 5 Key Points; An 'Eye-Opening' Experience: Canadian Physician Shadows Nurse for a Day; Joint Commission: 10 Most Common Sentinel Events of 2016; New Data Shows Potential 100k+ Shortfall of Physicians by 2030: 8 Things to Know; Former Michigan Health Official Sentenced to Probation for Role in Flint Legionnaires' Outbreak; 7 Lessons on Supply Chain Management From Intermountain's Richard Beach; The Measure of a True Leader; 5 Keys For Engaging the Millennials in Your Hospital's Workforce; 4 Questions With CHIME-HIMSS CIO of the Year Pamela Arora; The Corner Office: OSF HealthCare CSO Michelle Conger on Enhancing the Humanity in Health System Strategy. Click here to continue reading. 


March 2017 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
24% of Payers, Providers Planning Population Health Program, KPMG Survey Show; 12 Hospitals With the Most ER Visits | 2017; The Underrated Value of Coaching in Healthcare: 4 Thoughts From Population Health Expert Dr. William Appelgate; Only 17% of Healthcare Providers 'Very Ready' to Take on Risk; Brown Study: No Way to Predict Readmission Risk Under CJR; 4 Ways the Opioid Epidemic Changed in 2016; Meet the 28 New Next Generation ACOs; NYC Health + Hospitals Develops System to Manage Hard-to-Discharge Patients; 53 Hospitals With Best Organ Transplant Outcomes; 10 Statistics on Chief Information Technology Officer Salary & Bonus; Epic Named Overall Best in KLAS for 7th Consecutive Year; Report: 30% of Breaches Reported to HHS Can Be Attributed to Third Party Vendors; Physicians With EHR Access Order More Tests Than Those Without; 30% of CIOs Name IT Security as Top Concern for 2017; HHS Names New Chief Information Security Officer; The Most Common Reasons IT Pros Are Fired; 'Lesbianism' Listed as Problem in North Carolina Woman's Medical Record; 10 Things to Know About Epic; Pew Research Center: 64% of Americans Have Personally Experienced a Data Breach; Dr. Zeke Emanuel is Dubious of What Silicon Valley Can Do for Healthcare; 10 Things to Know About Cerner; 10 Things to Know About the CMS Medicaid Spending Report; HCA Profit Soars 58% to $920M in Q4; 7 Healthcare Takeaways From the CBO Annual Budget Outlook; 21 Hospital Closures in 2016; Florida Medical Group Files for Bankruptcy; 20 States With the Highest Medicare Waste; Erlanger Misses Budget Targets Due to Higher Labor, Supply Costs; CHS Shareholders Seek to Limit Executive Windfalls if Company is Sold; 25 Things to Know About RCM in 2017; Trump Administration Withdraws 340B Megaguidance: 6 Things to Know; Tenet Indictment Signals New Era of Healthcare Fraud Investigations; What Keeps CEOs Up At Night? 5 Survey Findings; The $5k C-Suite Physical: 5 Things to Know About Hospitals' Increasingly Popular Offering; Broward Health Hires Kaufman Hall Amid Financial, Leadership Troubles; Summa Health CEO Resigns Amid Physician Tension CEO Credibility at All-Time Low, Study Finds: 5 Findings; DMC Replaces CEO Joe Mullany; Sources Say Decision Linked to His Resistance to Job Cuts; Dr. Atul Gawande on the Heroism of Incremental Care; Study: 25% of CEOs' Time Spent on Work That Could Be Automated; Women More Likely to Shy Away From Executive Roles if They've Been Rejected in the Past, Study Finds; Banner Health to Restructure Operations; High-Level Jobs Affected: 5 Things to Know; Which Physician Specialties Are Happiest?; What PCPs Really Think About Repealing the ACA; CDC Updates Vaccine Guidelines for Adults: 4 Things to Know; Agencies Launch New Investigation of Detroit Medical Center's Central Sterile Department; CDC Will Not Further Investigate UPMC Mold Outbreak Despite New Report; This Physician Almost Died in Her Own Hospital: What She Learned From the Experience; Nevada Woman Dies of Superbug Resistant to All 26 Available Antibiotics; New Sepsis Treatment Guidelines: 5 Things to Know; 10k Patients Die Each Year Within 7 Days of Leaving a Hospital ER, Study Finds; Nearly 200 Employees, Patients Potentially Exposed to TB at Seattle Hospital; Physician Imposter Gains Access to 5 Brigham and Women's ORs; Full Physician-Hospital Integration Rose More Than 10% Between 2008 and 2013, Study Finds; 86 Scabies Cases Reported at Ohio Hospital; Mandatory Flu Shot Policies May Be Based on Flawed Research, Study Suggests; Your Hospital Isn’t Deliberate About Diversity in Leadership? Meet Antoinette Hardy-Waller, the Woman Out to Change That; 'We Have to be Done With Pilots' — 5 Questions With Geisinger CEO Dr. David Feinberg on the System's Radical New Population Health Model; Creating Health System Strategy When 'Policy Is Out of Our Control' — 5 Questions on ACA Repeal With Intermountain CEO Dr. A. Marc Harrison; Your Population Health Strategy Will Fail Unless You Do These 3 Things; The Corner Office: UCHealth CEO Liz Concordia on Zeroing in on the Patient Experience. Click here to download a PDF version of the issue.

February 2017 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review.

Past Issues: 6 Largest HIPAA Settlement Fines of 2016; Houston Methodist CEO: Technology to Blame for Escalating Healthcare Costs; Why the Phrase ‘Can I Ask You a Question?’ Drives athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush Nuts; The Growth of Telehealth: 20 Things to Know; US Supreme Court to Hear Epic Overtime Case; CHIME, HIMSS Names Children's Health's Pamela Arora CIO of The Year; McKesson, Change Healthcare Unveil Name of Newly Merged Company; Officials: No Hacker Skills Needed for Data Breach in NH Psychiatric Hospital; Intermountain Healthcare Leverages Telehealth for Infectious Disease Care; 2016 Averaged 1 Healthcare Data Breach Per Day; Global Precision Medicine Market to Soar to Nearly $173B by 2024: 8 Key Trends; Car Crashes Into a Pole, Bringing Down Epic EHR at Jefferson Healthcare; As Health Systems Take on More Risk, How Does Executive Recruiting Change? 4 Thoughts; Hospital Uncompensated Care Costs Fall to Lowest Level in 26 Years: 4 Things to Know; Cleveland Clinic: IBM Partnership Will Not Result in Mass IT Layoffs; Activist Hedge Fund Buys 8.3% Stake in The Advisory Board Company; The Thing About Organizational Culture Most People Get Wrong; AHA CEO Rick Pollack: How to Redefine the Hospital for the Future; Why People Skills Matter Again; Surgical Care Affiliates, OptumCare to Merge; Geisinger CEO Dr. David Feinberg: ‘I’d Like To Eliminate the Waiting Room and Everything It Represents’; 20 Health Conditions People Spent Most on in 2013 — and What the Bulk of Their Money Went Toward; UMass Memorial Points to Epic Implementation for Drop in Operating Income; A State-by-State Breakdown of 80 Rural Hospital Closures; UHS Loses 20% of Its Market Cap After BuzzFeed Investigative Report; Mayo Clinic to Give Delayed Pay Raises; Texas Hospital to File for Bankruptcy as Debt Mounts; CHS on Track to Overcome Financial Troubles, Says CEO; Where Are CMS' New Overall 5-star Hospitals?; Where Are CMS' New Overall 1-star Hospitals?; Bill Gates Says Next 10 Years Will Be High Risk for Antibiotic-Resistant Pandemic; Meet the Mesentery — the Newly Identified Human Organ; Female Cardiologists Experience 3 Times More Discrimination Than Male Counterparts; SK&A: 20 Medical Groups With the Most Physicians — Kaiser Permanente Medical Group Tops the List; FDA Bans Powdered Gloves: New Rule Took Effect Jan. 18; 49 Hospitals With the Lowest Readmission Rates; Geisinger Finalizes Medical School Partnership; 6 Thoughts on Leadership From Dr. Michael Ugwueke, President and CEO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare; 5 Questions With Deanna Wise, CIO of Dignity Health; Remaining Independent and Competitive in Today’s Healthcare Environment: 5 Questions With Marin General CEO Lee Domanico; The CEO's Role in Tech and Cybersecurity; The Corner Office: Children’s Hospital of Orange County CEO Kim Cripe on the Value of Unfettered Curiosity. Click here to download a PDF version of this issue.

January 2017 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

Trump names Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove to panel of business advisers; The 47-year-old Business Book Still Beloved by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates; 20 Women at Top of Healthcare Organizations Discuss Their Leadership Philosophies and Patient Engagement; Largest Hospital, Health System Layoffs of 201; The Repeal and Reevaluation of the ACA: 4 Key Points; Trump Picks Price, Verma as Heads of HHS, CMS: 9 Things to Know; 60 of the Most Powerful People in Healthcare; CHS Sells 2 Hospitals for $45M to Drive Down Debt; Texas and NY Hospitals Close ERs on Same Day; 3 Factors That Could Influence Hospital Bankruptcies in 2017; Texas Hospital Abruptly Closes After Failing to Make Payroll; Executives, Physicians at Dallas Hospital Indicted in Massive Kickback Scheme; CHI Records $483M Operating Loss as Labor Costs Grow, Patient Volume Decline; Henry Ford Director Says Payments Aren’t Truly Bundled Under BPCI Initiative; 12 Healthcare Startup Incubators and Accelerators to Know; IBM Watson Rolls Out Internet of Things Consulting Platform; CEO Email Scam Targets 17 US Healthcare Organizations in 2 Weeks; What Crises Stain a Hospital’s Reputation? Tech and Data Issues Top the List, Healthcare Executives Say; Mobile Health Market Projected to Reach $21.7B by 2022: 5 Things to Know; Duke Develops Robotic Nurse to Reduce Contact With Infectious Disease; Gartner Names Top 25 Supply Chains in Healthcare; Medicare’s Top 15 Costliest Drugs in 2015; Spearheading a First-of-Its-Kind Logistics Center: 5 Questions With Dennis Mullins, VP of Supply Chain for IU Health; 4 Threats to the US Blood Supply; More Than Two-Thirds of Hospital Leaders Expect to Boost Annual Supply Chain Investment Over Next 3 Years, Survey Finds; How Amazon Trains New Warehouse Workers in Just 2 Days; 7 Questions With MetroHealth CEO Dr. Akram Boutros; Thoughts on a More Motivated 2017: Drop the 'Mail It In' Attitude; 20 Years as Chief Nurse: Mass General’s CNO on What’s Next After Stepping Down; The Corner Office: Dignity Health CEO Lloyd Dean on What Drives His Commitment to Improve Healthcare Access


December 2016 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

Trump's Top Priority? Americans Say It Should be Healthcare; CMS Releases Final OPPS Rule for 2017: 11 Things to Know Playbook; Media Blames Female CEOs More Than Male Counterparts for Company Trouble; 5 things Wildly Successful People Do Before Drinking Their Morning Coffee; The 'Woman's Touch'L: How One Baton Rouge Hospital Went to Work After the Flood; CEOs Underwent 'Generational Overhaul' After Economic Crisis: 4 Takeaways; HBR: Why Companies With Visionary leaders Rarely Have Visionary Successors; 12 Key Thoughts and Metrics on CEO Performance Evaluation; Dignity Health, CHI Ink Agreement to Explore Further Alignment; Layoffs Cost Baxter $10M: 7 Things to Know; Aetna CEO: Young Adults Rather Pay for 'Beer on Fridays and Saturdays' Than Health Insurance; New Mother Hit With $7k Delivery Room Charge After Giving Birth in the Parking Lot; Why These 4 Health Systems Abandoned Traditional Budgeting;Ascension Records $423M Net Gain on Higher Patient Volume: 5 things to Know;Blackstone to Acquire TeamHealth in $6B Deal; This Reporter Tried to Gather All His Medical Records in 72 Hours: Here's What Happened; Johns Hopkins Hospital Launches NASA- Inspired Command Center to Enhance Hospital Operations; Cerner CoFounder Neal Patterson: Why He Says 'God has a Sense of Humor"; The Future of Telehealth: 4 Questions with Teladoc's Dr. Alan Roga; 15 Under 15: How These Kids are Changing IT; NP Average Hourly Wage & Salary for All 50 States; British Physicians Draw Up List of 40 Procedures of Little to No Benefit; AMA Reveals Latest in Medical Education Reform: New Pillar of Study, New Textbook; Where are the 20 Leapfrog F Hospitals?; 6 Questions with New Intermountain Healthcare CEO Dr. A. Marc Harrison;Michael Dowling: Giving Thanks to Family, Friends, and the Privilege of Working in Healthcare; The Corner Office: MGMA CEO Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright on Becoming Part of the Solution. Click here to download a PDF version of this issue.

November 2016 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

50 Hospitals with Innovation Programs; Geisinger CEO Dr. David Feinberg Talks 1 Year of Patient Refunds; The MACRA Final Rule: 10 Things to Know; Top 10 Regional Health Law Firms Announced; Trump, Clinton's Healthcare Plans Would Achieve Opposite Results, Studies Find; Carolinas HealthCare CEO Gene Woods Launches National Search for COO; Want To Be a CEO? Diversify Your Experience, Study Says; Board of Allina-Run Hospital Votes to Dissolve; Former Mayo CEO Gene Mayberry Dies at 87; The Rise of 'Freelance Consultant'- 7 Things to Know; Providence Health Services Eliminates CEO Role at St. Mary to Reduce Overhead; A CEO's Job Interview Checklist: 5 Questions to Better Identify the Best Employer for You; 20 Financial Benchmarks for Hospital Executives; 20% of Physician Respondents are Familiar with MACRA: 5 Survey Takeaways; Parkland Memorial Hospital to Lay Off 108 Amid Budget Cuts; CMS Releases MACRA Final Rule: 10 Things to Know; 10 High-Spend Drugs Affecting Hospitals Most; CHS Adopts Short-Term Poison Pill to Protect Stockholders' Rights; Massachusetts Hospital Association Admits Price Variation 'Problematic'; What This Year's Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics Means for ACOs, Physician Compensation; Parents Charged $39 to Hold Baby After Birth, Itemized Bill Shows; KPMG Ends Contract with Broward Health Over Audit Dispute; Fitch: Change in Political Environment Could Disrupt Healthcare Business Models; Geisinger to Buy Medical School, Deal Will Close by 2017; Moody's: For-Profit Hospital perators Continue to Gain Scale Through M&A; Dartmouth-Hitchcock Lowers Layoffs to 84; Geisinger Gets Revenue Boost From Acquisitions; Tenet, Humana, Rift Affects 750k in South Florida; Down the Rabbit Hole at Epic: 9 Key Points from the Users Group Meeting; Physicians' Opinions of EHR Vendors: 8 Findings; Survey Indicates Half of Organizations Unprepared to Meet Health Data Security Standard; 6 Things to Know About Apple's Foray into Healthcare; CIOs Say Mobile Devices are Organizations' Weakest Cybersecurity Link; Boston Children's 2014 Hacker Explains Why He Did It; 5 Thoughts from HHS CTO Susannah Fox on Technology in Healthcare; The Best, Worst States for EHR Adoption, HIE, Interoperability: 4 Findings from ONC. Click here to download a PDF version of this issue.

October 2016 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

110 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems;10 Things Keeping Health System CEOs Up at Night; Making the Transition to Population Health: Healthcare Leaders Share Challenges, Opportunities and a Roadmap for Success; Fortune-Telling in Revenue Cycle Management: Patient Personas and Propensities to Pay; Positive Patient Identification: The Key to Improving Revenue Cycle Efficiency and Reducing Denied Claims; The New Practitioner: 3 Health System Leaders on How Teams are Changing the Value of Care; How Identifying the Right Revenue Cycle Solutions Partner Can Save Hospitals Millions: A Case Study; Stark Law: The 27-Year-Old Act Killing Healthcare Reform Before It Can Begin?; Could ACOs Inadvertently Be Making Healthcare Disparities Worse?; 17 Hospitals and Health Systems with Unique Population Health Incentives; CMS Unveils 2015 Medicare ACO Quality, Financial Performance: 12 Things to Know; Weighing the Cost of Care: How Hospitals Accommodate Obese Patients; Interventions to Keep Chronic Illness Patients on their Meds Could Save Billions; Not Your Usual Hospital Ad: 'If Our Beds Are Filled, It Means We've Failed'; There are 4 Leadership Styles. What's Yours?; 32 Nurses Who Transitioned to Hospital CEOs; Power of Words- 9 Hospital Leaders Take the TED Talks' Stage; The Magic Number: How Many Partners Should a Health System Consider Before Merging?; CEOs Influence Employee Political Leanings: 4 Findings; Cleveland Clinic Files Plans for London Hospital; Geisinger to Hire 1,500; Business Strategy- a Focus on 5 Questions; CMS Says Providers Can 'Pick Their Pace' for MACRA: 6 Things to Know; A State-by-State Breakdown of 77 Rural Hospital Closures; Patients Desert Texas' Costliest Hospital Following Pricing Report; 7 Things to Know About Aetna's ACA Exchange Exit; 35 NJ Hospitals Sued Over Tax-Exempt Status; Indiana Women Released From Cancun Hospital After Paying $67k Toward Bill ;11 Recent Transactions and Partnerships; Why Billing After Death Is Complicated; MD Anderson POints to Epic Implementation for 77% Drop in Adjusted Income; 8 of the Most Memorable Quotes about Hospital Prices; 33 Health IT and Revenue Cycle Wiz Kids; Appalachian Regional Healthcare Back Online 3 Weeks After Cyberattack; Banner Health May Face 3 New Lawsuits After Security Breach; The 49 Hospitals Facing the Highest Readmission Penalties from Medicare;Why Are the Hospitals With 1 Star From CMS?; Pediatric Office Drops 8 Families After Negative Facebook Comments; 10 Things to Know about Hospitalists; Successfully Choosing New Hand Hygiene Products: 4 Key Points; Wayne State May Lose 37 Medical School Faculty Members; Ice Maker, Sinks Linked to UW Medical Center Legionnaires' Outbreak; 2 Dead; Intermountain's CNO on Maximizing Nurse Talent, Optimizing Care Transitions and More; Corner Office: Virginia Mason Health System Chairman and CEO Dr.Gary S. Kaplan on Relentlessly Fighting Waste and What He Learned Working in a Hardware Store; Michael Dowling: How to Make Population Health a Robust Strategy- Not a One-Off Project; Treating the Community: Cook County Health CEO Dr. John Jay Shannon Answers 5 Questions on the Opioid Epidemic. Click here to download a PDF version of this issue.

September 2016 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know 2016; 50 Critical Access Hospital CEOs to Know 2016; 7 Key Areas to Address Under the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model; The Movement to Mobile: Evolving Patient Experience Methods in Revenue Cycle Management; CMS Termination Letter: What to Expect and How to Prepare; The Next Generation of Healthcare for the Next Generation; How to Diagnose, Intervene, and Succeed in Combating Physician Burnout; Top 61 Health System Markets; 400 Physicians Cut Ties with Partners for Crosstown Rival: Tufts; Taking the "Big, Scary Giant" Out of Healthcare Billing: 6 Questions with Zotec's T. Scott Law;We asked 13 Physicians What They Really THink of Their Hospital; Tenet Posts $44M Net Loss in Q2, Increases Reserve to Settle Kickback Allegations; Ozarks Community Hospital CEO Says Medicare Termination is 'Warning for Small Hospitals'; The Productivity Paradox: EHR's Need to be Tough Now to Gain Efficiencies Later; Banner Health Suffers Year's Largest Data Breach; 3.7M Affected; The New-Age CIO: 3 Leaders on HOw the Top IT Role is Evolving; 'Ever-Ready': 3 Nurses Discuss Orlando Regional Medical Center's Mass Shooting Response; CMS Releases Overall Hospital Star Ratings: 12 Things to Know; CMS' First 5-starts: Which 102 Hospitals Come Out on Top?; Former CDC Director Dr. Bill Foege on Why He Stands Behind Theranos, How to Build an Effective Coalition and What Presidential Candidates Must Address; The Corner Office: Dr. Susan Ehrlich ono Bridging Clinical, Executive, and Health Policy Leadership; 17 of the Most Interesting People In Healthcare. Click Here to Download a PDF Version.

August 2016 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review 

50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know 2016; 21 Noteworthy Statistics on Healthcare; 15 Largest Health Systems in the US; 12 Hospital Closures So Far in 2016; Top 10 Costliest Specialty Drugs for Insurers; 20 Most Costly Inpatient Conditions; The 25 Best and 5 Worst Cities for Physicians; 40 Statistics on Physician Compensation; 45 Largest Medical Groups in the US; Top 55 Hospitals Patients Would Definitely Recommend; 5th Annual CEO + CFO Roundtable Conference Brochure; 5 Questions with Outgoing AtlantiCare CEO David Tilton; Do Hospital Affiliations Risk Becoming the Next Brexit?; Retiring CEO Bill Thompson Reflects on 36 Years with SSM Health; Merger of Equals: How Hackensack Meridian Health Landed on a CO-CEO Model; CHI to Exit Health Insurance Business; CMS Releases OPPS Proposed Rule for 2017: 12 Things to Know; 9 Things to Know about CMS' Oncology Care Model; 6 Proposed Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule in 2017; Executive Briefing: How Identifying the Right Revenue Cycle Solutions Partner Can Save Hospitals Millions: A Case Study; How Big Data Helped Uncover the Largest Medicare Fraud Takedown; What EHR Audits Reveal About the PCP Experience; Carolinas HealthCare System Forms 2,300-Physician CIN; Mass Shootings Spur New Emergency Medicine Task Force: ACEP President Shares Details; 5 Reasons Your Physician Champion Will Fall; CMS Overall Star Ratings Have 'Several Shortcomings,' Analysis Finds; Michael Dowling: 10 Questions CEOs Should Ask Themselves Each Year; The Corner Office: Sharp Healthcare's Mike Murphy on Modeling a Classic- Yet Timeless - Piece of Advice. Click Here to download a pdf version.

July 2016 Becker's Hospital Review

Great Community Hospitals 2016; How One Health System Addressed 2,000 Patients’ Social Needs in 2 YearsHow One Health System Addressed 2,000 Patients’ Social Needs in 2 Years; UPMC Enters 3rd Partnership in China; Forbes: Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Now Worth Nothing, Company Worth $800M; From a Truck Repair Garage to the Hospital C-Suite: 5 CEOs Reflect on Their First Jobs; 8 Hospital, Health System Chief Transformation Officers to Know; Hospitals Claim the ACA Demands Mergers: Are Judges Warming Up to the Argument?; 20 Highest Paid Healthcare CEOs of S&P 500 Companies20 Highest Paid Healthcare CEOs of S&P 500 Companies; 3 Obvious and Not-So-Obvious Reasons Hospitals Close; California Hospital Closes After Attempt to Alter Facility Fails; Viewpoint: It’s About Time for More Urgent Care Options in Boston; Texas Hospital Closes, Lays Off 175 Before New Owner’s Takeover; Why Harvard and a Hong Kong Oyster Sauce Company Want Healthcare to Focus on Happiness;8 Recent Hospital, Health System Layoffs; Mount Sinai to Shutter Beth Israel Hospital; Milliman: Americans’ Healthcare Costs Have Tripled Since 2001; UnitedHealth Will Only Remain on 3 State Exchanges in 2017; Study: Hospitals That Deliver Superior Patient Experience See 50% Higher Margins; Bon Secours Launches Insurance Network; Texas Health Resources, Aetna to Launch Health Plan; To Stabilize Finances, Presence Health Secures $528.1M Loan; 13 Hospitals Planning Facility Upgrades, Expansions; NIH Awards $142M to Mayo Clinic for Precision Medicine Biobank; Feds Join Executive’s $50M False Claims Suit Against Prime Healthcare;Novant Health Sees Operating Income Jump 115.2%; 22 Hospital Outlook and Credit Rating Actions; 20 Most Costly Inpatient Conditions; CMS Issues Final Rule for Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs: 5 Takeaways; 8 Hospitals’ Finances Hurt by EHR Costs; What Comes After the Epic Go-Live? 6 Questions With MD Anderson CIO Chris Belmont; Judy Faulkner Ranks No. 3 on Forbes’ ‘America’s Richest Self-Made Women’ List; Kansas Heart Hospital Pays Ransom, Then Hackers Come Back for More; The State of Interoperability: 5 Statistics From the ONC; DOD’s Cerner EHR Go-Live Timeline ‘Not Realistic,’ Audit FindsDOD’s Cerner EHR Go-Live Timeline ‘Not Realistic,’ Audit Finds; Certified EHR Adoption ‘Nearly Universal’ in Acute Care Hospitals: 4 Statistics from the ONC; Thousands of NFL Players' Health Data Stolen From Trainer's CarThousands of NFL Players' Health Data Stolen From Trainer's Car; After Confusion, HHS Confirms HIPAA Was Not Waived After Orlando Shooting; Changing Healthcare Means Changing Organizational Culture: 3 Health System Leaders Weigh In; Healthcare's Second Curve: Is Your Clinical Documentation Ready?; 30 Things to Know About Balance Billing; 41% of Patients Use Payment Plans for Medical Expenses41% of Patients Use Payment Plans for Medical Expenses; 66% of US Citizens Would Struggle With a Surprise $1k Bill; Oregon Hospitals Pledge to Give Patients Price Estimates in 3 Days; Difficult Collections Force Struggling Calif. Hospital to Revise Revenue Projections;HHS Taps 6 Health Systems for Bill Advisory Panel; Mosaic Life Care approves $16.9M in Debt Forgiveness; Less Than 25% of Hospitals on Track to Hit CMS' Value-Based Payment Goal; Feds: Carolinas HealthCare Forced Steering Restrictions in Top Payer Contracts; How to Align Surgeons to Increase Productivity and Curtail Outmigration; An Epic Go-Live, the Opioid Crisis and More: Mass General’s CNO Weighs In; Which Female Physicians Earn Most?; CMS Officials to Hospitals: Stop Misusing HCAHPS Measures; Why are Physicians More Likely to Prescribe Antibiotics Later in the Day? 5 Things to Know; Primary Care Pay Grows Faster Than Specialties: 6 Findings; Untreatable Superbug Makes Its Way to US for First Time: 6 Things to Know; 50 States Ranked by the Share of Adults Who Went a Year Without Visiting a Physician; Intermountain, Stanford, Providence Form 79-Hospital Alliance to Share Cancer Data; CMS' Proposed Rule for Hospitals: Reduce Antibiotic Use or Exit Medicare; 4 Major Health Systems Announce New Marketplace for ‘Green’ Products; Cone Health Sees Operating Margin Fall as Supply Costs Creep Upward; 12 Healthcare Organizations Win ECRI Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award; Antidote for Heroin Overdose Sees Huge Price Spike; The Top Supply Chain Challenges of 2016; These Drug, Device Companies are Offering Money-Back Guarantees to Hospitals, Payers; Preserving Community Hospitals' Authentic Local Identities During Acquisitions; Corner Office: Greater Waterbury Health Network and Hospital CEO Darlene Stromstad on Excelling Despite Distractions; Hospital and Health System Executive Moves; Hospital and Health System Transactions. Click here to download a pdf version of the issue.

June 2016 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

7th Annual Meeting Recap; How Geisinger’s ‘Crazy’ Idea of Refunds Turned Into a Smart Business Strategy; A Lesson From the Past to Predict the Future: How Joel Allison Channels Abe Lincoln to Affect Change; Why Mayo Clinic is Picking Up the Check for Physicians to Dine Together; Bundled Payments, Regulation and Consolidation: 5 Health System Leaders Weigh In; 5 Thoughts on Navigating Healthcare’s Future Landscape From Michael Dowling, Nancy Howell Agee, Barry Arbuckle, Ken Kaufman and Howard Dean; Chris Van Gorder Runs a $3B Health System — and He’ll Never Miss Your Email; These 10 Hospitals Have the Biggest Surpluses — and They’re Mostly Nonprofit; CHS Sees Profit Plummet, Plans to Sell 10 More Hospitals to Drive Down Debt; Moody’s Preliminary Numbers Show Nonprofit Healthcare Profitability Margins at Multi-Year High; Weak Flu Season, Lawsuits Take Toll on LifePoint’s Bottom Line; Tenet Posts Unexpected $59M Loss in Q1; No 2 Prices the Same: 13 Findings on Healthcare Price Variation Across the U.S.; UHS Sees Profit Swell as Admissions Rise in Q1; Partners HealthCare’s Math Errors Could Cause 2,000 Hospital Layoffs Statewide; A State-by-State Breakdown of 71 Rural Hospital Closures; CMS’ 2017 IPPS Proposed Rule: 10 Points to Know; In the Midwest, Health Systems Go Big or Go Home: The New Reality of System Dominance; John Stossel: ‘My Hospital’s Customer Service Stinks’; 150 Hospital Benchmarks; Beating the Self-Pay Problem: How 3 Hospitals Developed Patient Loan Programs; ASC Revenue Cycle: By the Numbers; Rethinking Ambulatory Strategy Health systems have been developing their ambulatory platforms over the last several decades as technology and consumer demand has shifted from the inpatient to outpatient setting; Medical Errors — No. 3 Cause of Death in the US, Study Unveils; ACOs Flourish or Fail in These 27 States; SSM Health to Operate 27 Retail Clinics in St. Louis Walgreens; These 7 Surgical Procedures Account for Most Complications, Deaths and Costs; ‘A’ Grades Up, ‘F’ Grades Down in Leapfrog Hospital Safety Scores: 5 Things to Know; Stanford Embeds Clinic in Luxury Apartment Building; Medical School Enrollment Up 25%; 34% of American Adults Did Not See, Talk to a Physician in 2014; Wake Forest Baptist Acquires 300-Physician Group; The Most Common Surgery in the World is Often Unnecessary — and This Physician is Out to Fix That; Healthcare's Second Curve: Is Your Clinical Documentation Ready?; A ‘Simpler’ Version of Meaningful Use: 8 Things to Know About HHS’ Proposed MACRA Rule; What’s in Mayo Clinic’s Epic Implementation Name?; 7 Things to Know About Whaling, the Emerging Cybersecurity Threat; Cerner Quarterly Revenue Grows 14%, Profit Up 36%; EHR Replacements Causing More Harm Than Good, Survey Finds: 10 Key Findings; athenahealth Reports 24% Revenue Growth in Q1; Shared Credentials in Epic v. Tata Case: ‘Every CIO and CISO’s Nightmare’; McKesson Revenue Climbs 4%, Profit Falls 2% in Q4; Allscripts Achieves Record Q1 Bookings, Posts Revenue Increase; Not-So-Sensitive Data: The Case for Unprotected Health Information; Loyalty Rankings: Epic, MEDITECH Clients Feel ‘Trapped’; Cerner, athenahealth Clients ‘Most Loyal’; Beyond MU: The Value of Patient Portal Adoption; Michael Dowling: 4 Lessons I Learned Overseeing the Launch of a Health Plan; Don’t be the Borg: Listening is the First Step for Healthcare Leaders Involved in Changing an Organization’s Culture; Ask Chuck: This CEO's Health System Merged 2 Years Ago — But He Still Hears 'Us v. Them' Comments From Staff; The Corner Office: MemorialCare Health System Long Beach CEO John Bishop on the Unparalleled Value of Trust. Click here to download a pdf of the issue. 

May 2016 Issue of Becker's Hosptial Review

100 Great Hosptials in America | 2016; Market Domination is Everything + 7 More Thoughts on Strategy; To Pay for Note to Pay Ransom: A Tale of 2 Hosptialso Pay for Note to Pay Ransom: A Tale of 2 Hosptials; The Paradigm Shift in Healthcare – from Business to Consumer; Market Domination is Everything + 7 More Thoughts on Strategy; Worth the Weight: What 3 Hospital CEOs Gained From Losing; No Pay Raises for Community Health Systems CEO and CFO in 2016; Tenet CEO and CFO Compensation Slashed in 2015; Health System Executives' Primary Concerns Shift to Consumers; Hospital CEO Turnover Rate in 2015 Among Highest Reported in 20 Years; Intermountain’s Bad Debt Jumps 41% in 2015; $186M Operating Loss Leaves Presence Trimming Jobs; Trinity Health Records $27.1M Operating Loss: 4 Things to Know; Capella, RegionalCare to Merge Into New $1.7B Company: 10 Things to Know; Boston Children’s Operating Income Plummets 71% in Q1; CHS Spinoff Issues 2016 Financial Outlook; FTC Suspends Challenge of West Virginia Hospital Merger; Banner Health Operating Income Plummets 51.2%; Highmark Health Posts $565M Operating Loss in 2015: 9 Things to Know; ASC Revenue Cycle: Don’t Go it Alone; MACRA Roadmap: 9 Questions on a Post-SGR World, Answered; The New Healthcare Leader; Feds Seek Information on ‘Concurrent Surgeries’ at 20 Medical Facilities: 7 Things to Know; Camden Coalition Awarded $8.7M for National ‘Hot-Spotting’ Center; 8 Hospital, Health System CXOs to Know; Why Denver Health is Experiencing a Physician Exodus; FDA Recommends Banning Most Powdered Medical Gloves; Walgreens Partners With UnitedHealth’s Pharmacy Arm; Reporting Quality Measures is Costly, Not Useful for Physician Practices, Survey Finds; Hospitals: Is Your ED’s Length of Stay Costing You Millions?; Taking the Wheel: Transforming the Hospital OR to Drive Value; The Guide to Cringeworthy Health IT Conversations: 10 Leaders on the Terms They Dread Most; McKesson Cuts 1,600 Jobs, 4% of U.S. Workforce; Hospitals in Kentucky, Maryland Suffer Ransomware Attacks; To Pay or Not to Pay Ransom: A Tale of 2 Hospitals; Finding and Fixing the Leaks in Your Hospital’s Revenue Cycle; 7 Questions with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Dr. Craig Thompson; 7 Thoughts From CHI’s Michael Rowan; Ask Chuck: What’s a Hospital CEO to Do When His Team is Flat-Out Tired?; Analytics Can Help Hospitals Survive and Thrive in a Value-Based Reimbursement Environment; The Future of the Hospital is the Network; The Corner Office: Intermountain Healthcare’s Dr. Charles Sorenson on Making a Meaningful Impact; The Clinical, Financial & Emotional Benefits of Molecular C. Difficile Testing. Click here to download a pdf of the issue.

April 2016 Issue of Becker's Hosptial Review

150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare; 50 States of Population Health; The Rise of ‘Super Regional Systems’ and What it Means for Healthcare; Practitioner Credentialing in an Era of Heightened Employment, Consolidation; Spotting an Unengaged Employee: We Asked 3 Experts to Describe Red Flags; 15 Hospital, Health System Chief Diversity Officers to Know; ‘No Problem’ or ‘My Pleasure’? Why the Way You Say ‘You’re Welcome’ Matters; The New Look of Diversity in Healthcare: Where We Are and Where We’re Headed; 12 Healthcare Companies Named ‘World’s Most Ethical’; 10 Free (Or Very Inexpensive) Ways To Engage Staff A Quint Studer Classic; Building a Great Place to Work — Literally; Leadership Versus Management: The Differences CEOs-in-Waiting Need to Know; A Day in the Life of Scripps Health's Employee Crisis Concierge; Best Practices in Regulatory-Compliant Physician Compensation Plan Design; Tenet Posts $140M Net Loss in 2015: 6 Things to Know; Bad Debt on the Rise for Hospitals Nationally: 4 Takeaways; UPMC Gets Boost From 20% Spike in Health Plan Membership; CHS Reports Surprising $83M Loss as Admissions Fall; Cleveland Clinic Reports Record $481M Operating Income; The Rise of ‘Super Regional Systems’ and What it Means for Healthcare; 9 Questions on Strategy for Academic Medical Centers; Moody’s: Health Insurer Mega-Mergers to Disrupt Entire Sector; Louisiana Hospital Gives Up Charitable Status to Avoid Tax Penalties; Retail Clinics May Cause Healthcare Spending to Rise; Revolutionizing Transitional Care; Epic, Cerner Lead EHR Mindshare: This and 9 More Health IT Purchasing Trends; Anonymous Hacker Suspected of Boston Children’s Hospital 2014 Cyberattack Arrested; What Hospitals Can Learn from Hollywood Presbyterian’s Ransomware Run-in; IBM to Acquire Truven Health Analytics for $2.6B; nternal Medicine Residents Spend 5 Hours Per Day on EHR Data Entry; 7 Questions with AtlantiCare’s Outgoing, Incoming CEOs; 8 Questions With Epic CEO Judy Faulkner; Chuck Lauer: 32 Beliefs for a Good Life; Dr. Nick van Terheyden: Fighting a Shortage of Skilled Staff? Increasing Teamwork and Respect Is As Important as Increasing Salaries; Jonathan Bush: Retreating Toward a Purpose; Kenneth Kaufman: FTC Policies Are Big Trouble For Hospitals; Hospital and Health System Transactions; Hospital and Health Systems Executive Moves; The Corner Office: Northwell Health’s Michael Dowling on Constantly Raising the Bar. Click here to download a pdf of the issue. 

March 2016 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

100 Hospital & Health System CMOs to Know; 50 States of Population Health; Fighting an Epidemic with No Medical Cure; The Business of Optimizing Patients Prior to Surgery; How Hospitals Need to Help Fight Gun Violence: 3 Experts Weigh in on Chicago's Pressing Public Health Problem; Most Providers Lag in Implementing Population Health Management: 5 Findings; Ads Target Hospitals for Ties to Chickfil-A, Other FastFood Chains; Hawaii No. 1 for Well-Being in US; 15 Hospital, Health System Population Health Administrators to Know; 100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know; 100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know | 2016; The 2-Way Street to Patient Satisfaction; The Man Behind Oscar: 6 Questions With the CEO of a 'Hipster' Health Insurer; 673 Rural Hospitals Vulnerable to Closure: 5 Things to Know; 6 Common Characteristics of Hospitals Vulnerable to Closure; Baylor Scott & White to Close Facility as Services are Consolidated; Federal Appeals Court: Hospitals Can Be 'Rural' and 'Urban' at The Same Time; AHA's Fight Over RAC Backlog Gets New Life From Appeals Court; Duke University Health System Rakes in Record Operating Income in FY 2015; 15 Things for Healthcare Leaders to Know About Obama's 2017 Budget; Fourth UPMC Patient With Mold Infection Dies; Legionnaires Victims Sue McLaren Hospital Amid Flint Water Crisis; Top 10 Sentinel Events in 2015; Mythbusting the Modern MD: 4 Findings Fight Outdated Stereotypes of Physicians; Longer Surgical Resident Hours Don't Hinder Patient Care, Study Says; Practice Fusion Lays Off 25% of Workforce; 3M Decides to Hold Onto Health IT Division; Computer Glitch Slows Mountain States Health Alliance for 9 Days; Jackson Memorial Fires Employees for Inappropriately Accessing NFL Player's Medical Record; Patients Push for Transparency: OpenNotes at Northwest Permanente; Investment in 'Ubers of Healthcare' to Hit $1B By Year's End; Essential Elements of Care Redesign and Care Management; 7 Thoughts on Great Leadership; 7 Rules for CEOs to Live By, Whether at a Small Start-Up or Global Corporation; Waiting Hours in the ER Shouldn't Routinely Happen; The Key to Population Health: Know Your Chronic Disease Patients and Coach Them; The Corner Office: SSM Health’s Bill Thompson on the Power of Curiosity. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue.

February 2016 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know; Johns Hopkins Puts Safety and Quality Data on Display; Are Epic and Cerner Healthcareís Apple and Android?; Johns Hopkins Puts Safety and Quality Data on Display; Are Epic and Cerner Healthcareís Apple and Android?; 8 Thoughts from Cleveland Clinic CIO Dr. C. Martin Harris on Decision-Making and Leadership; The Upside of EHRs: 3 Physicians on What They Get Right; The Stories Behind 5 Health IT Company Names; Breaking Up is Hard to Do: 6 EHR Vendor Switches in 2015; 10 Startups to Know for 2016; Epic's Young Physician User Base: What Does This Mean for the Future of EHR Vendors?; 10 Takeaways; Health IT Professionals Think They're Underpaid; IT Underused in Population Health Initiatives, Study Finds; The CIO's Role in Cost Improvement; Is Interoperability Getting Better or Worse? 6 Key Thoughts; Mayo Clinic Sells Data Center to Epic for $46M; How Billing and Collections Impact the Patient, and What Providers Can Do to Protect Their Bottom Line; 100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know; 7th Annual Meeting; Carolinas HealthCare Plans $3B in Capital Investments; Brigham Reports $53M Shortfall After Epic Transition; OSU Wexner's Operating Margin Cut in Half on CFO's Recommendation; Moody's: High Rate of Physician Employment Linked to Lower Profitability; Fitch Predicts Profitability Obstacles for US Hospitals in 2016: 5 Things to Know; Essential Skills of a Health System CFO: 3 Finance Chiefs Weigh In; NorthShore CEO: FTC Gerrymandered to Oppose System Merger; Nursing Rated Most Honest, Ethical Profession Once Again; Medicare Cuts Payments to 758 Hospitals for HACs: 6 Things to Know; 10 Things to Know About Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine; Do Physicians Drink Too Much Coffee?; Michigan Health System Fires 68 CRNAs Over Outsourcing Dispute; Data Where You Might Not Expect: Johns Hopkins Medicine Goes Performance-Transparent With Dashboards; Dr. Nick van Terheyden: EHRs are Like Junk Drawers — But There's a Way to Declutter Them; Why Interoperability Still Eludes Healthcare: Q&A With Dr. Charles Jaffe CEO of HL7; Retiring Memorial Healthcare CEO Frank Sacco Shares Advice From His 42-Year Career; The Physician-Patient Relationship: Should it be 'Warm Detachment' or Breaking Down Barriers?; The Corner Office: NYC Health + Hospitals Dr. Ram Raju on the 'Essentiality' of Public Hospital Systems; Hospital and Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue.

January 2016 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know; Johns Hopkins Puts Safety and Quality Data on Display; Are Epic and Cerner Healthcareís Apple and Android?; 8 Thoughts from Cleveland Clinic CIO Dr. C. Martin Harris on Decision-Making and Leadership; The Upside of EHRs: 3 Physicians on What They Get Right; The Stories Behind 5 Health IT Company Names; Breaking Up is Hard to Do: 6 EHR Vendor Switches in 2015; 10 Startups to Know for 2016; Epic's Young Physician User Base: What Does This Mean for the Future of EHR Vendors? 10 Takeaways; Health IT Professionals Think They're Underpaid; IT Underused in Population Health Initiatives, Study Finds; The CIO's Role in Cost Improvement; Is Interoperability Getting Better or Worse? 6 Key Thoughts; Mayo Clinic Sells Data Center to Epic for $46M; How Billing and Collections Impact the Patient, and What Providers Can Do to Protect Their Bottom Line; 100 Hospital & Health System CIOs to Know 2016; Carolinas HealthCare Plans $3B in Capital Investments; Brigham Reports $53M Shortfall After Epic Transition; OSU Wexner's Operating Margin Cut in Half on CFO's Recommendation; Moody's: High Rate of Physician Employment Linked to Lower Profitability; Fitch Predicts Profitability Obstacles for US Hospitals in 2016: 5 Things to Know; Essential Skills of a Health System CFO: 3 Finance Chiefs Weigh In; NorthShore CEO: FTC Gerrymandered to Oppose System Merger; 7th Annual Meeting; Nursing Rated Most Honest, Ethical Profession Once Again; Medicare Cuts Payments to 758 Hospitals for HACs: 6 Things to Know; 10 Things to Know About Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine; Do Physicians Drink Too Much Coffee?; Michigan Health System Fires 68 CRNAs Over Outsourcing Dispute; Data Where You Might Not Expect: Johns Hopkins Medicine Goes Performance-Transparent With Dashboards; Dr. Nick van Terheyden: EHRs are Like Junk Drawers — But There's a Way to Declutter Them; Why Interoperability Still Eludes Healthcare: Q&A With Dr. Charles Jaffe CEO of HL7; Retiring Memorial Healthcare CEO Frank Sacco Shares Advice From His 42-Year Career; The Physician-Patient Relationship: Should it be 'Warm Detachment' or Breaking Down Barriers?; The Corner Office: NYC Health + Hospitals Dr. Ram Raju on the 'Essentiality' of Public Hospital Systems; Hospital and Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue.


December 2015 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

20 CEOs Name Healthcare's Person of the Year; 17 Winners and Losers Under the ACA; 10 of the Most Interesting Healthcare Transactions; Health IT in 2015: 10 CIOs on the highs and lows; 50 Best Healthcare Quotes of 2015; Misdiagnoses and diagnostic imaging: 2 hospital CEOs on subspecialty radiology's role; 1,800 hospitals see payment bump under value-based purchasing: 10 things to know; Study: Financial physician-hospital integration associated with higher prices; Moody's: Distressed public hospitals burdened by board turnover, regulations; Average point-of-service collections increase to $1.8M in FY 2014: 4 things to know; Tuomey dodges $237M false claims verdict by settling with DOJ: 10 things to know; The 'halo over nonprofits' is gone and 3 other takeaways from recent Stark Law settlements; 11 recent hospital bankruptcies and closures; Whistle-blower physician: 'We have got to get hospitals out of the business of hiring doctors'; 13% of rural hospitals vulnerable to closure: 5 things to know; A hospital worker has the most satisfying job in the world — You'd be surprised which one; 13 healthcare leaders named 'Best-Performing CEOs in the World'; 10 hospitals that get the most positive buzz on Twitter; What is a CEO's No. 1 source of worry?; Illinois Hospital Association, Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council to merge in January; The TeraMedica Division of FUJIFILM Medical Systems: A new power in the VNA market; Dartmouth-Hitchcock exits Pioneer ACO program: 10 things to know; 2 more Pioneer ACOs drop the program: 4 things to know; Opinion: Don't call physicians 'providers'; Medication errors occur in half of all surgeries: 7 study findings; 10 most common patient complaints, grievances with hospitals; Safety-net hospital patients have worse outcomes: Study suggests 'intrinsic qualities' are to blame; Number of 5-star hospitals decreases dramatically in CMS Hospital Compare update; Jumping ship: Why hospitals switch EHR vendors & how to handle the aftermath; A Year in EHR Contracts, Go-Lives; KLAS ranks top 10 EHR vendors by interoperability; 11 most innovative companies, according to the C-suite; Walgreens selects Epic EHR for healthcare clinics; Allscripts posts modest 3% revenue bump, 17% profit growth in Q3; Reality Check: Why it is Time to Address the Patient Identification Process at the Source to Stop Bleeding Money and Putting Patients at Risk; 5 questions with retiring Memorial Hermann Health System CEO Dan Wolterman; 6 questions with Dr. Mike Schatzlein of Ascension Health; Chuck Lauer: Do your homework on the effects of aging; The corner office: Dr. Rod Hochman of Providence Health & Services on preserving humility in leadership Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue.

November 2015 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

The Two Words You Need to Say More in Your Hospital; 200 Hospital Benchmarks; Keeping Million-Dollar Projects From Bleeding Beyond the Budget; A State-by-State Breakdown of 57 Rural Hospital Closures; 10 hospital bankruptcies so far in 2015; Fitch: Capital spending will rise for nonprofit hospitals; Moody’s: More Nonprofit Hospitals to Offer Health Plans; Dignity Health's operating income jumps 47% as net surplus tumbles; Geisinger's operating margin improves as premium revenue increases; Carolinas HealthCare expansion efforts pay off in first half of 2015; 2 Kansas hospitals at risk of closing must look past 136-year-old rivalry for solution; New York hospital faces closure after buyer backs out; ACLU hits Trinity Health with lawsuit alleging EMTALA violations; Secure Texting — A Pathway to Clinical Collaborations; Words of appreciation: Thank-you notes from 8 health system CEOs; 15 hospital, health system population health administrators to know; And then there was one: 11 CEOs who moved up or out after mergers; Creating Change That Sticks— Lessons Learned From Years of Improving ORs; EHR implementation: Keeping million-dollar projects from bleeding beyond the budget; 25 quotes that show just how fed up physicians are with EHRs; Mayo Clinic CISO Jim Nelms resigns; ONC's final 5-year Health IT Strategic Plan: 10 things to know; 7 Steps to Achieve Physician-Hospital Alignment, Collaboration and Trust; How to combat the most common excuse in healthcare; What this physician thinks is wrong with quality benchmarking; Cleveland Clinic loses orthopedic surgeon over implant dispute; University Hospitals physician writes break-up letter to patient; HHS grants $685M to clinicians for patient-centered care: 8 things to know; Meet the 2016 family physician of the year; Solving staffing conundrums: A system-wide domino effect; Scripps’ CEO Chris Van Gorder on the Power of Inbox-Zero; 6 questions with Dr. Imran Andrabi, CEO of Mercy Health-Toledo; Quint Studer says we can heal physician burnout — and healthcare organizations can lead the way; 8 questions with Lynn Nicholas, CEO of Massachusetts Hospital Association; Chuck Lauer: The Patient Experience Revolution has arrived; The corner office: The Catholic Health Association's Sister Carol Keehan on having the courage to question; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue.

October 2015 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

Success in the 'gray zone': Ascension Health CFO Rhonda Anderson on transitioning into a new healthcare model; Boston Medical Center CEO Kate Walsh on Her Best Boss and Cure for Busyness; American Diabetes Association CEO Kevin Hagan on 'a Big, Real American Problem; Chuck Lauer: A Thank-You to Gatekeepers Who Protect the Boss; The Corner Office: Cook County Health's Dr. John Jay Shannon on the 'National Embarrassment' of Healthcare Disparities; Hospital Innovation Centers Think Outside the Box to Solve Healthcare's Biggest Problems; The Art of Stopping: When Innovating Means Hitting the Breaks; Doing More With Less: Strategies for Competing on Price, Quality and Both at the Same Time; Bundling for the Best: Notes From the Field on Bundled Payment Design and Implementation; Pain Points of Innovation: It Take More Than a Good Idea; Here's an Idea: Ask Nurses How Your Hospital Can Do Better; Teaming Up: The Symbiotic Relationship Between Sports and Healthcare; 25 Companies Disrupting Healthcare Today; 40 Financial Benchmarks for Hospital Executives40 Financial Benchmarks for Hospital Executives; CBO: Federal Healthcare Spending Will Reach 6.2% of GDP by 2025; Moody's Revises Outlook for Nonprofit Healthcare to Stable From Negative; Hospitals Have 58% Overturn Rate When Appealing RAC Claims; Kansas Hospital to Close This Month; Illinois Hospital to Close, Replaced with Outpatient Center; 2 Georgia Systems Roll Out Massive Merger Plans: 5 Things to Know; AMA: Insurer Mergers Would Hurt Competition in 154 Metro Areas; 10 States With Least Competitive Commercial Health Insurance Markets; ICD-10 Aftershocks: 4 Challenges Every CFO Can Expect; Deconstructing the Enigmatic Hospital Chargemaster; 50 Critical Access Hospital CEOs to Know; 2014 Medicare ACOs: 10 Things to Know About Their Quality, Financial Results2014 Medicare ACOs: 10 Things to Know About Their Quality, Financial Results; The Latest ACO Results: 5 Leaders ReactThe Latest ACO Results: 5 Leaders React; Operating in the Public Eye: Life After the Surgeon Scorecard; What's Your Score, Star Rating, Wait Time? 5 Ways Patients Are Finding Out; 100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know; Hospital Pharmacy Improvements: The Success Story of Upper Allegheny Health System; Execs Fired as Cost of Epic EHR Rollout Grows at NYC Health and HospitalsExecs Fired as Cost of Epic EHR Rollout Grows at NYC Health and Hospitals; Half of Digital Health Startups Expected to Fail Within 2 YearsHalf of Digital Health Startups Expected to Fail Within 2 Years; 7 Takeaways From Epic's Annual Meeting and Why The CEO Dressed as Lucille Ball; Google, Alphabet & Healthcare: 7 Things to Know About the New Conglomerate; The Vendor's View of Interoperability: Thoughts From Greenway Health's Mark Janiszewski; Why Healthcare Cyberattacks are Getting Worse; 7 Steps to a Clinically Integrated Network: A Roadmap for Success; 'The Hardest Thing I've Ever Done' 12 Physicians, CEOs and Nurses Recall a Tough Professional Moment; The Story About a Janitor at Johns Hopkins: A Must-Read for Any Hospital Executive; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue.

 September 2015 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

MetroHealth CEO Dr. Akram Boutros on healthcare in 2030; Meet the Stanford hospitalist-turned-rapper changing healthcare in Las Vegas; Chuck Lauer: Management by wandering around; Kenneth Kaufman: Can legacy providers afford to give up on low-intensity care?; The responsibility matrix: A strategy for stronger physician/administrator partnerships;
The corner office: Carilion Clinic CEO Nancy Howell Agee on a life well lived; CMS' final IPPS rule for 2016: 10 things to know; CMS delays enforcement of 'two-midnight' rule again;
10 things to know about the new healthcare spending projections; 38 CHS hospitals spin off as new company: 7 things to know; Leveraging technology to power transformation in today's healthcare environment; The path to ICD-10 readiness; 50 critical access hospitals to know | 2015; 2.5k hospitals penalized by CMS for high readmissions: 10 things to know; The 38 hospitals facing highest Medicare penalties for readmissions; Healthcare's silent shortage; Insurance megamergers limit nonprofit hospital negotiating power: 5 things to know; 10 things to know about Oscar Health Insurance: Will it be the Uber of health plans?; 11 most interesting developments in health IT this year; Cerner wins DOD contract to modernize military health records: 10 things to know; Providers Confused by Varying Telehealth Defintions, Policies: 14 Findings Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue.

August 2015 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

The 7 Biggest Healthcare Issues in 2015 So Far; 8 Epic EHR Implementations With the Biggest Price Tags in 2015; 30 ACOs With the Largest Physician Networks; 25 Largest Hospitals in America; 50 Great Health Systems to Know; The 7 Biggest Healthcare Issues in 2015 So Far;10 Largest For-Profit Hospital Systems; 10 Largest Nonprofit Hospital Systems; Mid-Year Report: 9 Called-Off Hospital, Health System Deals; 8 Epic EHR Implementations With the Biggest Price Tags in 2015; 30 ACOs With the Largest Physician Networks; Physician Salary by Specialty: 16 Averages; 25 Largest Hospitals in America; 50 Great Health Systems to Know; CMS Proposes Changes to Physician Fee Schedule: 15 Things to Know; 3 Thoughts From athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush: What He's Reading, Who He Admires and What News He's Watching Like a Hawk; 3 Health System CEOs on Role Models, Nonnegotiables and Summer Reads; Take Your Vacation: Why Henry Ford CEO Nancy Schlichting Endorses Getaways; The Corner Office: Ascension CEO Dr. Anthony Tersigni on Cutting Through the Red Tape; Mega-Mergers Between Health Insurers: 5 Health System CEOs Get Candid; Merged and None the Wiser: What Keeps Hospitals From Gaining Economies of Scale?; When Should a Hospital CEO Give Notice?; Creating a Culture of Innovation: 6 Lessons From Edward Marx; Tuomey Healthcare Loses Appeal, Ordered to Pay $237M Judgment; 7 Hospitals, Health Systems Sue Feds Over Disproportionate Share Payments; Anthem Strikes Deal to Buy Cigna for $54.2B: 5 Things to Know; Aetna's $37B Acquisition of Humana: 5 Things to Know; NJ Hospital Stripped of Property Tax Exemption; St. Elizabeth's to Settle Alleged HIPAA Violation; DOJ Sues Michigan Hospitals for Alleged Antitrust Violations; How Are You Combating the "Weekend Effect?"; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital and Health System Rating Actions; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue.

July 2015 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

The Community Hospital Survival Guide; The modern definition of a community hospital; Behind Closed Doors: The Lesser-Known Details of Mergers of Equals; 20 Pieces of Advice From Hospital CFOs; CMS Unveils Overhaul to Medicaid Managed Care: 10 Key Points; Nonprofit Hospitals Begin to See Financial Improvement; The Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Case: 13 Key Points; WellStar Calls Off Merger Talks With Emory; 8 Hospital, Health System Layoffs Affecting 100+ Employees; Study Lists 50 Hospitals With Biggest Markups: 11 Things to Know; Tax Breaks for Nonprofit Hospitals Soar to $24.6B: 5 Things to Know; CMS Pays $1.3B to Hospitals for Medicare Appeals; Tenet Completes USPI, Aspen Healthcare Transactions; 100 Great Community Hospitals | 2015; To Create a Positive Patient Experience in Only a Matter of Minutes, Understand What Patients Value Most; 15 Quotes From Healthcare Executives Reporters Knew They Had to Write Down; The Woman Who Runs the Oldest Hospital in America; Are Patient Satisfaction Surveys Doing More Harm Than Good?; Why Are COOs on the Decline? 3 Reasons; Becker’s Hospital Review CEO Roundtable + CFO/CIO Roundtable brochure; Outsourcing as a Solution to Your Credentialing Woes; Revamping Hospital RCM With Outsourcing, Insourcing or Something In-Between; Dartmouth-Hitchcock Outsources 340 RCM Division Jobs; 14 Hospitals, Health Systems Recognized for Revenue Cycle Performance; Premier Launches System to Track Financial Impact of Value-Based Care; 70% of Physician Practices Have Yet to Settle on RCM Technology; Hospitals and Nursing Schools: A Symbiotic Relationship; 3 Physicians From America’s Tiniest Towns Talk Patient Relationships, Rural Practice and the State of Healthcare; 10 Medical Schools With Highest Student Debt; Why is This Medical School Trying to Lure English Majors?; 11 Things to Know About the MSSP ACO Final Rule; Leavitt Partners, Brookings Institution Join for World’s Largest ACO Collaborative; 30 ACOs With the Largest Physician Networks; Dear Hacker: Here is Your Invitation to Attack Our Network; Partners HealthCare Launches Epic EHR for $1.2B; The Money Pit: Healthcare Spends Billions to Defend the IT That Cost Billions to Install; Epic’s Judy Faulkner Pledges 99% of Her Wealth to Philanthropy; Former Hospital CFO Receives 23-Month Sentence for Lying About Meaningful Use; EHRs and Physician Satisfaction: 10 Things to Know; Interoperability is an Ethical Issue; Protectionism is Not a Strategy; A Champion of Sport — and Life; The Corner Office: Temple Health’s Dr. Larry Kaiser on Knowledge of Wine and Healthcare; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue.

June 2015 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

What If The Affordable Care Act Were Gone Tomorrow?; Creativity before capital: Health systems and frugal innovation; 5 important questions for healthcare leaders from North Shore-LIJ CEO Michael Dowling; The Strategic CFO’s Role in Cybersecurity, Population Health and Transitioning to Value-Based Pay; 3 Areas of Focus to Create a More Productive Operating Room; Checking In: Financial Updates From 5 Health Systems; Few Consumers Report Comparing Health Insurance Plans, Prices and Physicians; Healthcare Industry Had Highest CFO Turnover in 2014; 3 CEOs Forecast King v. Burwell Decision, Healthcare in 2017; 150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know | 2015; Patient Engagement: The Hospital Leader’s 3-Step Roadmap; How 4 CEOs Spend the Bulk of Their Time; 24 Thoughts from 5 Healthcare Leaders; Becker’s Hospital Review CEO Roundtable + CFO/CIO Roundtable brochure; How to Make the Hospital Revenue Cycle More Like That of Starbucks and the Ritz-Carlton; Bucking the Trend: Why Owning Your Patient Billing is Smart; The New Hospital Bill: 7 Things Consumers Want; Capturing the Lost Dollar: Finding Solutions for Uncompensated Care; How Patient Engagement Has Changed Revenue Cycle Management; Dr. Farzad Mostashari: His Startup’s Newest ACO Initiatives, Physicians’ Feedback and the Next Generation ACO Model; PQRS Participation Increases, but Nearly 470k Face Penalties; Which Physicians Feel Most Fairly Compensated?; The Two-Midnight Rule: Inching Toward Inpatient Status Clarification; The Future of MedAssets and Sg2: A Full-Scale Analytics Business; A Glimpse Inside IBM Watson Health; Epic to Waive Record-Sharing Fee; Where Are These 7 EHR Vendors Most Popular?; Going Green 101: No Longer an Elective for Hospitals; How Revision Knee Surgery Systems Can Improve OR Efficiency and Costs; Kenneth Kaufman: Beyond Healthcare’s Tipping Point; Corner Office: Yale-New Haven Hospital’s Marna Borgstrom on Going Into the ‘Family Business’; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue.

May 2015 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

100 Great Hospitals in America; 30 Words That Changed Healthcare Forever — Or At Least For This Year; Hospital-Insurer Disputes: Are Things About To Get Ugly?; Bringing it Back to the Patient;First 100 Days in Office: The CEO’s Guidebook; The Advice Nobody Gave Me Before I Became a CEO: 3 Chiefs Weigh In; 9 of the Most Interesting, Intelligent Entrepreneurs in Healthcare Today; American Perceptions on What Shapes Health; 5 Healthcare Trends Inspired by Millennials; Checking In: Financial Updates From 5 Health Systems; 3 CFOs’ Best Practices for Running a Finance Team; Hospital-Insurer Disputes: Are Things About to Get Ugly?; Should More Health Systems Adopt Zero-Based Budgeting?; Why Provider-Driven Care is Best Equipped for Population Health Management; The Business Side of Caring; 5 Thoughts on Revenue Cycle Management; What Does the Perfect Hospital Bill Look Like?; Surviving the ‘New Normal’ for Orthopedic Practice in 2015; The High-Quality Care Conundrum; The Growth of Specialized Hospitalist Programs — A Valuator’s Perspective; The Next Generation ACO: Why CMS is Offering Higher Risks, Higher Rewards; Kaiser Permanente’s Secret Sauce; How Long is the Average Wait at a Physician’s Office?; 14 New Accountable Care, Shared-Savings Agreements; Taking Pay Cuts: Why Some Executives Leave Money on the Table; Male RNs Continue to Outearn Female RNs; Where Do Physicians Earn Most?; 15 Statistics on Health IT Salaries; How Tweener Hospitals Can Achieve Financial Stability; Dignity Health Sets Sights on Insurance Business; M&A in Health Insurance Sector Projected to Increase; 18 Insurers With Most Satisfied Members in Their Region; Blue Shield of California Stripped of State Tax-Exempt Status; UnitedHealth Profits Rising, Optum Revenues Up: 5 Key Points
How Some Health Systems are Keeping Their Investments ‘Under Good Watch’; From Bytes to Budgets: Why Hospital IT Teams are Getting Bigger and Broader; Big Hearts of Steel: Can Robots Reduce Work Burden in Hospitals?; A Guidebook to MU Stage 3’s 8 Objectives; The Proposed Rule for MU Stage 3: 9 Things to Know; Boston Children’s Experiences 6-Day System Outage; Responding to IT Failures: A Lesson from Antelope Valley Hospital; Homeland Security, Ticketless Travel and the Patient Experience; Physician Burnout Extinguishes Physician Engagement; Watch Out for These 7 Signs of Physician Burnout; Kenneth Kaufman: Healthcare Without Gatekeepers; Chuck Lauer: 7 Things CEOs Should Ponder Before Moving On; The Corner Office: Hospital for Special Surgery CEO Louis Shapiro on the Strength of Independence; Click here to view the featured storeis and download a pdf of the issue.

April 2015 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review 

150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare 2015; The Way We Work; RadioShack’s Fall Highlights New Decisions for Hospitals; Kaiser Permanente Net Income Soars to $3.1B; Mayo Clinic Posts Highest Operating Margin in More Than 25 Years; Coming Soon: A Cleveland Clinic Health Plan?; Universal Health Services Q4 Net Income Soars 39% on Higher Volume; BJC HealthCare Operating Surplus Jumps 59%; Stagnation With a Chance of Decline: Healthcare’s 5-Year Forecast; Moody’s: PPACA Challenge Carries Significant Risk for Nonprofit Hospitals; How to Shatter the CFO Stereotype; How ‘Leaning’ Your EMR Improves Quality, Safety, Efficiency and Regulatory Compliance; The Year of 95 Hospital Transactions; Tenet, United Surgical Partners Form JV; Ascension to Purchase Michigan Health Insurer; Prime Healthcare Continues Aggressive Growth Strategy; 5 Hospital, Health System CIOs Discuss Talent Needs, Telemedicine, Goals and Challenges; The Healthcare CIO’s Hiring Playbook; EHR Market Share Varies by Hospital Size; Epic Decoded: Life and Corporate Culture at the Center of the Health IT World; Interoperability: The New Meaningful Use?; Top 10 EHR Vendors by Overall Market Share; Top 4 Reasons CIOs Get Fired (And How to Avoid Them); A Cheatsheet for 25 Health IT TermsAligning Your Workforce Strategy With Patient Outcomes; Ebola Nurse Nina Pham Sues Texas Health Resources; Physician Assistant Impostor Treated 137 Patients Before Caught; Aetna Hits ‘Hotel-Like’ Hospital With $120M Kickback Lawsuit; Government Recovers $2B+ in Healthcare False Claims Actions; HCA Faces False Claims Lawsuit Over Unnecessary Heart Procedures; Making the Case for Physician CEOs; The New Shortage Estimate: US Will Need Up to 90,000 More Physicians by 2025; How Hospitals Can Avoid Physician Impostors; Top 10 Medical Schools for Primary Care; Physicians With Bad News Perceived as Less Compassionate, Study Finds; Do Your Talent Strategies Support a Patient-Centered Culture? 4 Keys to Success; 5 Pitfalls to Avoid in Managing the Cultural Aspect of Health System Integration; Academic Medicine’s Gender Gap; Hospital CEO Turnover Down From 2013’s Record High; How 15 Hospital, Health System CEOs Revitalize Themselves; Notes from ACHE: 13 Skills Every Healthcare Leader Should Possess; 7 Strategies for Health Systems to Distinguish Themselves; RadioShack’s Fall Highlights New Decisions for Hospitals; Chuck Lauer: Give Nurses Some Help With Their Heavy Lifts; The Corner Office: Catholic Health Initiative’s Kevin Lofton on Dog and Pony Shows; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue.   

March 2015 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review 

The Hospital's Guide to Getting Hacked; CFO vs. CIO: Bridging the Gap in Perspective; EHRs and Big Data Take Medical Curriculum to School; CIO Roundtable: 5 Hospital, Health System CIOs on Interoperability, Information Security and Developing Technology; The Tests and Triumphs of Building a Hospital in the Age of Health IT; Solving the Revenue Cycle Paradox: What Options Do Struggling Hospitals Have?; 100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know; The Problem With EHRs: 5 Complaints From CIOsThe Problem With EHRs: 5 Complaints From CIOs; Mayo Chooses Epic; Hackers Break Into Anthem; Cerner Completes $1.3B Siemens Acquisition; Epic Leads 2014 Best in KLAS Awards; 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; 10 Pieces of Advice From Hospital CFOs; 20 Major Health Systems, Payers Pledge to Convert 75% of Business to Value-Based Arrangements by 2020; New HHS Goal: Make Half of Medicare Payments Under Alternative Models by 2018; Will the New IRS Rules Affect Competition Between Nonprofit and For-Profit Hospitals?; Want to Know How Much Insurers Pay Providers? There’s a Website for That; Building a Surgery Center Strategy Trends and Relevant Strategies for ASC Contracting; Why Advocate Joined the ‘75% by 2020’ Task Force; The New ‘ACO-Enabling Organization’ in Texas; The Most and Least Burned Out Physicians Broken Down by Specialty; ABIM: ‘We Got it Wrong’ With Maintenance of Certification Program Changes; Jefferson Health’s CEO Has Big Hopes for New Innovation Hub; 4 Questions All CEOs Should Ask Themselves Each Year; Staying Physically Fit While Excelling Professionally; Chuck Lauer: As Others Sell Their Practices or Walk Away, One Doctor Keeps On Truckin’; The Corner Office: Sinai Health System’s Karen Teitelbaum on Doing the Right Thing; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue.    

February 2015 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

200 thoughts on physician compensation | 2015; Healthcare strategy 2015-Back to basics: 12 key thoughts; What if we were wrong about the physician shortage?; 20 Statistics on Hospital, Health System Executive Compensation; Nurse Compensation Mostly Unchanged from 2013 to 2014;The Best Executive Compensation Packages: Attractive Yet Sensible;Financial Leaders Discuss Compensation Issues and Lessons Learned; The Ultimate Transaction Guidebook: How to Keep Your Hospital From Singing the Post-Merger Blues;5 Traits of a Good CFO in Healthcare;CMS Makes Changes to RAC Program; 2015 May Be Busy Year for Hospital Deals; Shifting Gears to Become a Strategic CFO: Q&A With Stanford Health Care CFO Daniel Morissette; Mayo Clinic Brings Expertise to China With New Joint Venture; 12 Questions to Ask Before Launching a Provider-Sponsored Health Plan; Tenet’s 2015 Financial Outlook Falls Below Expectations; Plans for Medicare Payment Overhaul Receive Mixed Reviews;MedPac’s Final Payment Recommendations to Congress: 5 Things to Know; What if We Were Wrong About The Physician Shortage?;New Physicians Overwhelmed by Job Opportunities; A Practical Approach to Population Health: Report From the Front-Lines of Healthcare Transformation; What Concerns Physicians About Value-Based Care?; In 10 Years, Nurse Practitioners Nearly Double; 40-Practice Physicians Association to Drop Out of MSSP; Waiting on the ROI: 3 Lessons From Health IT Investments; 25 Health IT Data Points on EHRs, MU, mHealth and Big Data; 6 Data Breach Predictions;257,000 Clinicians Face Meaningful Use Penalties in 2015;The Problem With EHRs: 5 Complaints From CIOs;Surprised Nobody Wants to Use Your Hospital’s Patient Portal?;Healthcare Strategy 2015 — Back to the Basics: 12 Key Thoughts;Do Good, and Don’t Complain: Q&A with Dr. Steven Gabbe, CEO of OSU Wexner Medical Center;10 Most Concerning Issues for Hospital CEOs; With 275 CEO Departures, Healthcare Again Leads in CEO Turnover; Sizing Down: Why One Health System Executive Created a Strategy Team “as Small as Reasonably Possible; Proving it Takes a Village: José R. Sánchez and Norwegian American’s Remarkable Turnaround; Chuck Lauer: A Hero’s Advice on Helping Others; From the Editor’s Desk: When It Comes to Party Politics, Some CEOs Put on More of a Poker Face Than Others; The Corner Office: Raji Kumar of Dallas Medical Center on the Competitiveness and Complexity of Healthcare;Hospital & Health System Executive Moves;Hospital & Health System Transactions; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue.

Janauary 2015 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

10 challenges and opportunities for hospitals in 2015; Succeeding at population health without an ACO; 10 smartest things people in healthcare do; Publisher’s Letter; 50 of the Most Powerful People in Healthcare; 4 CEOs Define Their Challenges and Resolutions for 2015; Is the Physician Shortage Real?5 Things to Consider; 10 things to know about the 89 new MSSP ACOs; Hospital CFOs' top concerns for 2015; To Build or Not to Build?; 10 Largest Donations From Individuals to Healthcare Organizations; 11 hospitals & health systems making health IT work for population health; In transition to value, CIOs must buy services — not software; 8 EMR mistakes hospitals make; 10 statistics on the current use of telemedicine in hospitals, health systems; 5 core management mistakes in health systems: Key causes of failure and business erosion; The leadership competency test; The problem to be solved; Can your hospital survive as an independent hospital? 9 questions to ask; Chuck Lauer: Simple, Timeless Insights Into the Art of Negotiation; From the Editor’s Desk: Healthcare's foggy and forgettable names; The Corner Office: Dr. Howard Grant of Lahey Health on the Passion and Intellect of Boston; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue


December 2014 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

The top 14 healthcare stories of 2014; A Year in Review; Will Bundled Payments Hurt Healthcare Innovation?; Publisher’s Letter; 11 CEOs: Why I Chose Healthcare; Becker’s CEO Roundtable: 12 Healthcare Leaders Compare Notes on Their Jobs and Their Industry; Universal Viewers: The Future of Image Viewing; 100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Heart Programs; The Accomplishments and Challenges of 2014; Hospital Closures and Bankruptcies; Largest Hospital, Health System Layoffs; A Year of Mixed Results, Continued Growth For ACOs; Identifying Trends in False Claims Act Enforcement; Department “Teams” Deliver Results; Simple and strategic: The next generation of executive benefits; Life After Healthcare: Why CIOs Do, and Don’t, Leave The Industry; Managing Cultural Change When Moving From Fee to Value: 11 Healthcare Leaders Respond; Patient Experience Affects Us All: Q&A With Cleveland Clinic CFO Dr. James Merlino; Chuck Lauer: Honoring One of Healthcare’s Finest; The Corner Office: Dr. Richard Afable of St. Joseph Hoag Health on Knocking Down Barriers, One by One; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

November 2014 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
200 Hospital Benchmarks; The Burdens of Benchmarking; Hospital Credit Ratings: What the Shift From Inpatient to Outpatient Means for Performance Measurement; Health System CFOs on Their Changing Roles, Challenges and the Most Important Thing CFOs Can Do Today; ACOs in Pioneer Model, Shared Savings Program Improve Quality, Generate Savings; Dr. Farzad Mostashari: Why Hospital Leaders Should Embrace One of the PPACA’s Most Promising Provisions; More Pioneer ACOs Exit Program; 10 ACOs Earning Largest First-Year Performance Bonuses; The Ultimate CFO Dashboard: Metrics to Watch to Succeed in a Shifting Healthcare Industry; Do Automated Valuation Tools Realize Their Value Proposition?; Key Management Behaviors That Keep Enhancing the Value of Mature ASC Joint Ventures; Lonely at the Top: Why CIOs Rarely Become CEOs; Improving OR Performance With a Partner; Serve Locally, Govern Nationally: Board Recruitment Goes Borderless; From the Editor’s Desk: Peter Drucker’s Brilliant 47-Year-Old Idea Could Transform Healthcare; The Corner Office: Dr. Stephen Klasko of Jefferson Health System on Passion, Creativity and His “New Math”;Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

October 2014 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
20 Investment Niches in Healthcare; 3 Things the Most Innovative Health Systems Do; Is This the End for Hospital Charity Care?; 6 Steps to Health-System Success in the New Reimbursement Landscape; 100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs; Untangling Innovation, Regulation and Competition in Healthcare; The New Normal: 6 Keys to Optimizing Alternate Care Supply Chain; 4 Health System Leaders Define Their Top Priorities, Challenges and What is Most in Need of Innovation in Healthcare; Are Hospitals Really Serious About Patient Safety? 6 Things We Can Learn from Other Industries; What the ‘Father of Modern Sociology’ Can Teach Hospitals About Physician Engagement; 15 Things to Know About the Physician Shortage; ACO Leader Roundtable: 3 Leaders on ACO Difficulties, Mistakes; The 10 Most In-Demand Clinician Specialties; 22 Pioneer ACOs Remain After Sharp Healthcare Drops Out; Physicians’ Top 10 Considerations for New Job Opportunities; Patient Blood Management Improves Outcomes, Lowers Costs; Has Maryland Found a Solution to the U.S. Healthcare Cost Crisis?; Finding the true cost of care: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta takes on activity-based costing; Moody’s: Nonprofit Hospital Revenues, Cash Flow Hit Record Low in 2013; Average Cost Per Inpatient Day Across 50 States; Has Your Surgery Department Lost Business to ASCs?; How 3 Startups Found Success in the Current Digital Health Market; Cleveland Clinic, Medstar, Others Begin to Monetize Their Innovation; Where Hospital IT Departments Are Adding Staff; The Conflicting Views on Epic’s Interoperability; How to Put Critical Access Hospitals in Positions of Strength; The Most Important Thing a CEO Does: 17 Healthcare Leaders Weigh In; Rising Stars: 25 Healthcare Leaders Under 40; Who Are You Hiring for Your C-Suite? 10 Statistics; The Growing Influence of For-Profit Pay Practices on Nonprofit Executive Pay; Chuck Lauer: EHRs Seem Like More of a Problem Than a Solution; From the Editor’s Desk: Uber’s 3 Innovation Lessons for Healthcare; Corner Office: Dr. Ronald DePinho of MD Anderson Cancer Center on His One and Only Mission; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

September 2014 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
10 Concerns and Trends Facing Hospitals Right Now; Health City Cayman Islands: Where Your Patients Might Be Headed For Healthcare; Does More Value Mean Less Profit? How to Keep Pay-for-Performance From Hurting Hospital Income; Publisher’s Letter; 100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know; Population Health: Why the Hottest Term in Healthcare is Getting Problematic; What Are the Most Expensive Cities for Primary Care?; Dr. Farzad Mostashari on His Career, His New Startup and Closing Gaps in the Healthcare System; Patient-Centered Analytics for Population Health Management; Chief Executive Officer Strategy Roundtable Conference Brochure; Providers Consider an Uncertain Market: Will Accepting PPACA Exchange Plans Hurt Academic Medical Centers?; Hospital Outpatient Prices Much Higher Than Independent Physicians’ For Same Services; Additional 4,122 Healthcare Providers to Explore Bundled Payments; Healthcare Spending Slowdown to Reverse in 2014; Community Hospital Affiliation Strategies; 15 Things to Know About the Deal Between Partners HealthCare, Massachusetts AG Martha Coakley; Ascension, Dignity, Tenet to Enter Into Joint Venture; Consolidation in Healthcare: 3 Statistics; 5 Key Drivers of Acquisition and Affiliation Strategy; Integrating Value into Physician Employment Compensation Models; 26 of the Most Controversial People in Healthcare; 3 CMIOs on Their New and Changing Role; A New Approach to Healthcare Innovation: Hospital-Hosted Hackathons; How I Became a Healthcare CIO: 10 CIOs, 10 Different Career Paths; How 25-Bed Cottage Hospital Reached MU2; Study: Patients More Likely to Lie When Physicians Use EHRs; What Can Traditional Health Systems Do To Build Market Relevance?; CEO Succession Planning: How to Use Incumbents to Help, Not Hurt, an Executive Search; Wal-Mart’s Lessons for Reinventing Hospitals; Chuck Lauer: The Most Controversial Man in Healthcare? Why Arnold Relman is Sorely Missed; From the Editor’s Desk: Is Walgreens Doing More for Population Health Than You?; The Corner Office: Dr. David Pate of St. Luke's Health System on the Work Cut Out for Hospitals; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

August 2014 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
How Some of America's Largest Companies Are Poised to Shake Up Healthcare; What Hospital Leaders Need to Know for Successful Direct Contracting With Employers; Health IT and Liability: How to Protect Your Hospital When Software Fails; Publisher’s Letter; 50 Largest Nonprofit Hospitals in America; 50 Largest For-Profit Hospitals in America; 50 Top-Grossing For-Profit Hospitals; 50 Top-Grossing Nonprofit Hospitals; 15 Largest Nonprofit Health Systems; 13 Largest For-Profit Hospital Operators; Executive Roundtable: A High-Level Look at Hospital Affiliations; CIO Roundtable Healthcare CIOs: Past, Present and Future; 10 Things to Know About Rising Hospital Charges; 10 of the Biggest Rivalries in Healthcare; What Narrow Networks Mean for Providers and Patients: 6 Things to Know; New Reimbursement Models to Eclipse Fee-for-Service by 2020; Financial Need is No Longer Leading Driver in Healthcare Acquisitions; Bundled Payment Program Progress: 6 Insights; 10 Top-Performing Healthcare Payers; ACOs by the Numbers: 8 Recent Statistics and Findings; 5 Key Provisions in a Successful Physician Employment Contract; Dr. Farzad Mostashari Launches Startup to Help Independent Physicians Form ACOs; Boeing to Contract With Providence-Swedish, UW ACOs for Employees; Building the Patient-Centered Hospital Home; How is Medicaid Expansion Affecting Healthcare Providers So Far?; 5 Things to Know About the Merger of Health Systems and Insurance Providers; Dignity Health’s Google Glass Success; 10 States With Highest, Lowest EHR Adoption; Apple Partners With Epic, Mayo on New Health App Platform; 4 EHR Issues That Can Compromise Patient Safety; 10 Key Findings from HHS' Latest Data Breach Report; 15 Things to Know About Google Glass in Healthcare; Optimizing Your Information Management Strategy During Mergers & Acquisitions; The Great Pay Debate: Should Nonprofit Hospital Board Members Receive Compensation?; Reinventing Healthcare: 5 Strategies for Successfully Leading Change; CEO Compensation in Healthcare: 10 Key Thoughts; The 5 Pivotal Decisions in a Leader's Career; Chuck Lauer: Don’t Take a Jet to the Grocery Store; The $9B Company About to Revolutionize Healthcare, And You've Probably Never Heard of It; The Corner Office: Dr. Stephen Mansfield of Methodist Health System on the Swagger and Generosity of Dallas; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue


July 2014 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
The Outpatient Payment Rate Debate: What Lower Reimbursement Would Mean for Hospitals; Integrated Chaos: Health Systems and the Aftermath of Defensive Physician Acquisitions; Too Small to Fail: Why Letting Community Hospitals Die Isn't an Option; Publisher’s Letter; ; Population Health Lessons From Hospitals in the U.S.' Healthiest Counties: 3 CEOs Share Successes;  Population Health Lessons From Hospitals in the U.S.' Healthiest Counties: 3 CEOs Share Successes; 5 Things to Know About Co-Management Agreements; CEOs: Population Health Experience is Hardest Skill Set to Find; 10 States With the Fewest Primary Care Physicians by Population; Making Costs Clear: How Hospitals Can Help Drive Price Transparency Tool Development; 3 Key Findings on the Newly Insured; Moody's: Hospitals That Invest in IT, Outpatient Will Win; Tracking and Trending: How Hospitals Should Handle the Rise in Commercial Audits; Community Hospital Innovation; Doing More With Less: Forgoing and Simplifying in Health IT; NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia Pay Largest-Ever HIPAA Fine;The CEO's Guide to Getting Fired; 7 Things CEOs Can Do Today to Advance Their Careers; 10 Things to Know About Henry Ford Hospital; 10 Things to Know About the Federation of American Hospitals; 10 Things to Know About Carolinas HealthCare System; 10 Things to Know about the American Medical Association; 4 Traits of "Invisible" People — And Why Your Organization Needs Them; Top 7 Strategic Priorities in the Hospital C-Suite; The Ethics of a Good Night’s Sleep; for Healthcare? Yes, Please; The Corner Office: Ruth Brinkley of KentuckyOne on Human Connections; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

June 2014 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
What if Medicare Were the Only Payer?; Building Brands and Networks: What Clinical Affiliations Mean for Providers and the Healthcare Industry; “My Best Investment”: 9 Hospital Executives Reflect; Publisher’s Letter; Our Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2014 Becker’s Healthcare Leadership Awards; Hospitals Feeling the Squeeze: 4 CFOs on Today's Most Pressing Financial Issues; CMS Data: 25% of Physicians Account for Most Medicare Spending; The Costs of 10 Top Medicare Readmission Conditions; Moody's: Nonprofit Hospital Expenses Still Growing Faster Than Revenues; 4 Key Recommendations for Improving Healthcare Price Transparency; OIG: Medicare Should Reduce HOPD Surgery Payments to ASC Rates; The Truth Behind Variation in Episode Payments; AHA: Changes Need to Be Made to Medicare ACO Programs; Study: Majority of Patients Veer Outside of ACO Networks for Specialty Care; Total Number of ACOs Tops 520; Fewer Hospitals Acquiring Physician Groups; Dr. Toby Cosgrove: The Concepts Behind Cleveland Clinic's Success; 7 Tips on Avoiding, Resolving Hospital-Physician Conflicts; Does CEO Tenure Affect the Value of Hospitals?; Why Some Health Systems Aren't "Systems" at All: Q&A With Dr. John Toussaint, CEO of ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value; 8 Keys to Successful Health System Strategic Planning; 6 Remarkable Quotes From Medical School Commencement Speeches; 9 Things for Hospital Boards to Consider in Transactions; 20 Statistics on Hospital Transactions by Bed Count; FTC Blocks the ProMedica-St. Luke's Merger: 5 Things to Know; UPMC Sells Irish Hospital; Maximize the Value of Population Management Programs With Advanced Analytics; 12 IT Positions With the Largest, Fastest-Growing Salaries; 10 Things to Know About Epic; MU Attestation Not Associated With Care Quality, According to Brigham and Women's Hospital Study; 3 Insights From the First Industrywide Cyberattack Drill; Kaiser, Legacy Health, Others Join OpenNotes Initiative; 32% of CEOs Don't Think Their C-Suite is Built to Achieve Strategic Goals; In Hospitals, "Management by Walking Around" Can Do More Harm Than Good; Notes on Leadership: 15 Insights from Hospital & Health System CEOs; Improving Patient Collections at Children's Hospital Oakland; 10 Things to Know About HCA; 10 Things to Know About UPMC; 10 Things to Know About Mayo Clinic; 10 Things to Know About the American Hospital Association; 3 Essential Steps for Hospitals to Turn Around Their Surgery Centers; 5 Surgery Center Joint Venture Models; For a Look at the Future, Look to the Caymans; Is Your Hospital a Great Workplace? To Get the Answer, Look in the Middle; You Only Need to Do 4 Things to Be a Great Leader, Study Finds; The Corner Office: Alan Channing of Sinai Health System and His Favorite Audacious Notion; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue 

May 2014 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
8 of the Most Interesting Developments in Healthcare; Meet the Winners and Losers of Accountable Care; Troubled Transactions: Why There's Still Hope for Financially Struggling Hospitals; Publisher’s Letter; Which Physicians Would Choose Their Specialty Again?; Employed, Independent Physicians Equally Satisfied; Shortage of 1,500 Oncologists Slated to Hit by 2025; What it Takes to Build a High Performing Medical Group; CMO Roundtable: 5 CMOs on the Challenges, Opportunities of Leading Physicians in an Era of Healthcare Reform; Pay Gap Between Specialists, Primary Care Physicians Diminishing; 10 IT Jobs With Climbing Salaries; How are Employed Physicians Paid?; OIG to Analyze Limits on Hospital Executive Compensation; 5 Observations on Hospital-ASC Joint Ventures; 5 Recent Hospital & ASC Joint Ventures; 10 Things to Know About Cleveland Clinic; 10 Things to Know About Kaiser Permanente; The Growing Movement Toward the OB-ED; Top Advice From Top CIOs; Better Together: Building Productive Working Relationships Between IT and Informatics Executives; Hospitals' Predicted ROI for MU2: 9 Statistics; Intermountain to Skip MU Attestation in 2014; How to Position Community Hospitals for Future Success; Moody's: Most Hospitals Will See Less Revenue Under Two-Midnight Rule; The Decline of the Inpatient: 5 Observations; 54 Statistics on Hospital Medicare Margins; 4 Characteristics of Poorly Performing Hospitals; OIG: Incorrect Clinic Claims Rampant at Hospitals; How Pay-for-Performance Compensation Plans Can Facilitate Physician Alignment; When Pay for Performance Hits Hospital Employee Paychecks; Operation Population Health: Cultural and Process Changes Facing Hospitals Today; Stay the Course, CEOs; 10 Free (Or Very Inexpensive) Ways To Engage Staff; The Corner Office: Dr. Vivian Lee of University of Utah Health Care on Where She Finds Optimism; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue    

April 2014 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
10 Key Healthcare Transaction Trends; Post Your Price: It's Not So Simple for Hospital Executives; The Google Approach: How Hospitals Can Create Cultures That Drive Employee Engagement, Satisfaction; Publisher’s Letter; CEO Roundtable: The Evolution of the C-Suite; Shaping the Future of Healthcare: How Physicians Make a Difference by Leading Hospital Initiatives; Are We Trading Happy Physicians for Efficient Ones?; 5 Observations on ACOs; ACO Success Rates on Quality Measures Vary; Study: Patient-Centered Medical Home Model Ineffective; Transforming the OR: Surviving the Big Squeeze; How to Make Population Health Management Personal; What Organizations do Hospitals Partner With for Population Health?; Top 20 Costliest Surgical Procedures Performed in Hospitals; Becker’s Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting; Raising the Bar for Raising Dollars: Do's and Don'ts for Today's Hospital Philanthropy; Do Checklists Work in Healthcare? Patient Safety, Behaviors and Organizational Culture; Washington State Hospital Association Sues State Over New Certificate of Need Policy; IT Staff Recruiting: How to Lure Employees Who Could Work Anywhere; 16 Regional HIOs Partner to Address Data Exchange Challenges; Epic, Walgreens, UnitedHealth, Kaiser Partner to Share Patient Data; 10 States With the Most HIMSS Stage 6, 7 Hospitals; Connecting with Hearts and Minds: A Set of Qualities and Skills Every Leader Needs; HealthCare Appraisers' 2014 ASC Valuation Survey: Statistics on Valuation Multiples, Management Fees; Creating a Foundation for Actionable Analytics; 12 Insights Into Great Leadership; The Corner Office: Joel Allison of Baylor Scott & White Health on Finding the Calling; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

March Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
The Great Pay Debate: 5 Hospital Executive Compensation Trends for 2014; The Cost of Price Transparency; Is Academic Medicine As We Know It DOA?; Publisher’s Letter; 200 Statistics on Physician Compensation; CFO Roundtable: How Will 3 Major Changes for the Year Ahead Impact Finances?; Stretching the Primary Care Continuum: Retail vs. Urgent Care; Pioneer, Shared Savings ACOs Save Medicare $380M; 9 Rural Providers in Michigan, California and Indiana Form ACO; ACOs Take $4M of Startup Capital, Survey Finds; Challenges and Opportunities of Forming ASC Joint Ventures; Becker’s Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting; The Times Are Changing, But the Values Remain the Same; Coding Crunch: 7 ICD-10 Lessons From Cedars-Sinai; 7 Common ICD-10 Errors for Hospital Coders; 74% of Physicians Have Not Started ICD-10 Prep, Survey Finds; Focusing on the Patient, Not the Condition: What Hospitals Need to Know About Avoiding Medicare Readmission Penalties; AHA: Hospital Medicare, Medicaid Payments Cut by $113B Since 2010; CMS Extends Transparency Movement to Physician Payment; The Growing Bottom Line: 16 Statistics on Profits by Hospital Bed Count; The Virtual Primary Healthcare Revolution: What Health Systems Need To Know; For CIOs, It’s About More Than Money; Measuring the Ripple Effect: Calculating the ROI of Health IT; A ‘Disruptive’ Model: How Implant Partners is Shaking Up the Orthopedic Device Model; 50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know; How Disruptive Change is Blurring the Lines Between Providers and Payers; The Corner Office: Dr. Mike Schatzlein of Saint Thomas Health on Music and Modern Medicine; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

February Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
Health IT Implementation: How Complex Systems Turn Action Into the “Most Difficult Thing In the World”; EHRs and Health IT Projects: Are They Battering Hospitals’ Financial Profiles?; Meaningful Use Outside of the Metropolis: The Challenges of Rural Health IT Adoption; Publisher’s Letter; 100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know; 5 Things to Know About the MU Extension; Health IT Employment Snapshot: EMR Technicians; Bipartisan Legislation Would Create Federal Definition of Telehealth; ONC: The Most Commonly Used MU2-Ready EHR Vendors; Keeping With the Fortune 500; It’s Not Easy to Engage Patients — Even for ACOs; CMS Names 123 New Medicare Shared Savings ACOs; 10 States With the Most Physicians 60 or Older; Survey: Number of Providers in ACOs to Double by 2016; Transforming ACO Physician Practices Into Patient-Centered Medical Homes; Up Your ICU Management Game with a Tele-ICU Program; S&P Overhaul of Credit Ratings Could Affect 20% of Its Hospital Base; Top 5 Most Expensive Inpatient Conditions by Payer; Study: Lower-Price Hospitals Trigger Price Reductions at Other Hospitals; Fitch: 2014 Does Not Look Good for Nonprofit Hospitals; AHA: Providers Like Tuomey Should Not Be Penalized for Trusting Attorneys’ Advice;  Judge: Halifax Violated Stark Law With Bonuses to Oncologists; ACLU Sues Catholic Bishops Over Directives for Catholic Hospitals; DOJ Recovers $2.6B From Healthcare False Claims Act Cases; Doctors, First Heal Thine Manners; The Corner Office: Quick Thoughts From Dr. David Bailey of Nemours; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

January Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
10 Challenges and Opportunities for Hospitals in 2014; The Future of Hospitals: Visions of the Healthcare Landscape in 2035; Staying Strong Under Pressure: Nonprofit Hospitals Discuss the Year Ahead; Publisher’s Letter; Salaries for Health System CEOs Increase 4% in 2013; 50 of the Most Powerful People in Healthcare; Becker’s CEO Roundtable 2013: 12 Leaders on the Biggest Healthcare Challenges Today; Incorporating Pharmacists Into ACOs: The Next Step for Cost Savings; CMS: 1,451 Hospitals Penalized in 2014 Value-Based Purchasing Program; OIG: High Hospital Charges Lead to Excessive Medicare Outlier Payments; Clinical Executives’ Crucial Role in Health IT Implementation; 100 Hospitals With Great Heart Programs; 8 Truths on Health Reform; The Corner Office: Quick Thoughts From Randy Oostra of ProMedica Health System; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue


December Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
The 10 Biggest Hospital Stories of 2013; More Employee Responsibility, More Unpaid Bills?; Remember When it Was Called a “Hospital System”?; Publisher’s Letter; 300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know; 3 Factors Associated With ACO Formation;  Study: Patient-Centered Medical Homes Have Higher Operating Costs, Revenues; Study: 5 Drivers of Physician Satisfaction; Accountable Care Organizations and Market Share: Could Care Coordination Drive Monopolization?; Countdown to the Biggest Year of Healthcare Reform: AHA President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock Discusses Challenges, How Hospitals Will Adjust; 5 Steps for Reducing Inappropriate Hospital Readmissions; Becker’s Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting Brochure; Q3 Healthcare Merger and Acquisition Activity Up 20%; Moody’s: 5 Key For-Profit Hospital Consolidation Trends; Tenet Closes on $4.3B Vanguard Acquisition; 7 Key Components of Employee Leasing Arrangements; 3 Observations About the EHR Market in 2013 and Beyond; The New World of Visual Healthcare Enterprise and Regional Imaging Optimizes the EHR; CFOs as “Chief Flight Officers”: CHE Trinity Health’s Ben Carter on Financial Leadership Today; Lowe’s, Wal-Mart Strike Deal With 4 Hospitals for Hip, Knee Replacements; S&P: Financial Profiles of Lower-Rated, Small Hospitals Will Weaken; The Financial Risks of Transitioning to ICD-10: Key Considerations for Hospitals and Health Systems; The Power of Priorities: How Hospital Leaders Can Regain Control of Their Time; Chuck Lauer: Why Workplace Incivility Isn’t Just a Problem for HR; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

November Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
Opening Up: How Pricing Transparency Will Change Hospital Benchmarking; Safety-Nets: Can They Go From “Last Resort” to “Hospitals of Choice”?; Physician Compensation: 10 Core Legal and Regulatory Concepts; 200 Hospital Benchmarks — 2013; Restructuring for Future Success: Q&A With SSM Health Care’s Chris Howard; Reducing ACO Patient Leakage Begins With Education; Despite Increases in Hospital Employment, 53% of Physicians Are Self-Employed; 3 Steps to Ensure Physician Alignment, Performance and Career Satisfaction; From Sprints to Marathons: How to Help Hospital Leaders Cope With Continuous Change; Big Data and HIEs are Paving the Way to Meaningful Population Health Management; Keeping Healthcare Local: Why Some Providers Choose Non-Ownership Collaborations Over Mergers; Rural Healthcare Amidst Reform: Are Critical Access Hospitals Endangered?; Study: Highest-Priced Hospitals Have Charges Up to 60% Higher Than Competitors; CMS Issues Final Rule Cutting $1.1B in Medicaid DSH Payments; 14 Statistics on Healthcare CEO Severance Packages; 60 Statistics on Physician Compensation by Specialty; My 20 Life Lessons; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

October Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
5 Things the Most Innovative Health Systems Do Differently; 50 Things to Know About the Hospital Industry; Market Matters: How Major Hospitals Mergers Have Avoided Antitrust Issues; Rising Stars: 25 Healthcare Leaders Under 40; How Ideas Become Innovations: Roundtable With Healthcare Innovation Leaders From UCLA, Ohio State; The Time Is Now: 4 Steps to Help Providers Succeed in a Value-Based World; Keys to Success as an ACO: Model Physician Relations Maintaining Entrepreneurial Incentive and Self-Direction; Independent Physicians Slow to Accept ACOs, Survey Finds; Medicare ACO Growth Outpaces Commercial ACOs; At the Forefront: How Hospitals Can Be on the Cutting Edge With Payers; S&P: Hospitals Had Stable 2012, But Financial Ratios Likely to Weaken in 2013; 9 Major For-Profit Hospital Companies Record $600M in Quarterly Earnings; State Law Now Requires North Carolina Hospitals to Post Prices for 140 Procedures; OIG: Medicare Could Save Millions by Reassessing Critical Access Hospitals; Moody’s: 132 Statistics on Nonprofit Hospital Medians; Preparing for ICD-10’s Impact on Your Revenue Cycle; Stop the Noise: How Hospitals Can Provide Physicians With Meaningful Feedback; Maximize the Contact Center and Bridge Patient Communication Gaps in a New Healthcare Setting; Becker’s Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting Brochure; Phoebe Putney Won’t Have to Sell Palmyra Hospital in FTC Settlement; 9 Considerations for Developing a Long-Term Acute-Care Hospital; Sacred Heart Hospital Paid $5.5M to Companies Owned by Former CEO; Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Must Refund $538k; Northwestern University to Pay $2.9M to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Over Cancer Research Funds; The Supply Chain’s Role in Making or Breaking Hospitals’ Margins, Competitive Edge; Preparing for Health Exchanges: 14 Questions to Assess Your Organization’s Readiness; 50 of the Greenest Hospitals in America; Chuck Lauer: Accountability; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue


September Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
How Much Should We Expect Healthcare to Mimic Other Industries?; Hospital Layoffs on the Rise: 4 Best Practices for Hospitals Facing the Last Resort; Consolidation Nation: Where Will the Hospital Industry Stand After the Tenet-Vanguard Merger?; CFO Roundtable: 4 CFOs Discuss Changing Healthcare Economics; Coordinating Care and Incentives: Q&A With Cleveland Clinic CFO Steve Glass; 100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know; 9 Digital Patient Engagement & Hospital Marketing Strategies to Improve Patient Acquisition and Retention; 7 Common Reasons for Hospital Transactions; 9 Pioneer ACOs Plan to Leave the Program, Despite Quality Improvement; 67% of Physicians Report No Personal Financial Benefit From ACOs; 70% of Physicians Get at Least 3 Calls Per Week for New Practice Opportunities; Hospital CEO, CFO Compensation: 54 Statistics; Stop Paying for Paltry Performance: 5 Tips For Hospital Leaders; Moody’s: Hospitals Will See “Eroding Profits” in Move to New Payment Models; Study: Larger, Investor-Owned Hospitals Typically Have Higher Charges; Number of Providers With Risk-Based Contracts More Than Doubles Since 2011; As Hospitals Rapidly Expand Into Ambulatory Care Sites, How Can They Better Manage Supply Chain?; Updated Fraud Self-Disclosure Protocol: 5 Considerations for Healthcare Providers; FTC Releases New Guidance for Red Flags Rule; A Public-Private Enterprise: Why Intellectual Property is a Mainstay at Academic Hospitals; From ICUs to PCMHs: Addressing Quality Across the Continuum of Care; The Value of Time in Healthcare; How Investments in Community Health Pay Off; Chuck Lauer: The Patient is Your Boss; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue


August Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
10 Things the Most Progressive Hospitals Do; Positive Hospital-Union Relationships: Open Communication is Key; Da Vinci Robots: Minimally Invasive Miracle or Costly Conundrum?; Publisher's Letter; Keeping the Patient at the Center: Q&A With Beaumont Health System CEO Gene Michalski; Zero to $6.8M: Cook County Health System CEO Says Medicaid Expansion Pilot Funds Population Health; 25 Largest Nonprofit Hospitals in America; 25 Largest For-Profit Hospitals in America; 25 Top-Grossing For-Profit Hospitals; 25 Top-Grossing Nonprofit Hospitals; 25 Largest Nonprofit Hospital Systems; 13 Largest For-Profit Hospital Operators; The Hospital CEO's Ultimate Dashboard: What to Check Daily, Quarterly and Yearly; Survey: Number of Hospital-Employed Physicians Up 6%; ACOs and Shared Savings Agreements: 16 Statistics; Report: 36% of Physicians Plan to Leave Medicine Within 10 Years; Shifting the Health System's Value Equation From Provision of Assets to Capabilities; On-Call Coverage for Surgical Specialists Drops 10% in 2012; Report: Quality, Patients Will Have Bigger Role in Physician Compensation; Rural Hospital CEO, CFO Compensation: 24 Statistics; 7 Forecasts on Hospital Inpatient, Outpatient Volumes; 11 Statistics on Hospital Debt-to-Capitalization Ratios; S&P: Cost of Hospital Services Mildly on the Rise; Healthcare Emotional Intelligence: Its Role in Patient Outcomes and Organizational Success; Private Equity and Nonprofit Hospitals: Strange Bedfellows or Saving Grace?; What Hospital CEOs Need to Know About Surgical Services: 4 Strategies for Protecting OR Revenue; 5 Key Ways Specialty Hospitalists Help Hospital-Physician Relationships; A Look Into the Pressing Need for Health IT Talent; Report: Telemedicine Patients More Likely to be Urban, Affluent, Educated; Chuck Lauer: Teaching Doctors How to Sell; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

July Issue of Becker's Hospital Review 
Hometown Healthcare Isn’t Dead: Why (Most) Smart Community Hospitals Can Still Thrive; San Antonio’s Children’s Hospital Boom: How Alamo City Competitors Are Battling for Pediatric Patients; Hospitals, Insurers Devote More Attention to the Cost of Cancer Care; 100 Great Community Hospitals; Nuclei of Local Healthcare: 5 Steps for Community Hospitals to Become Great; Community Hospital Roundtable: 3 Leaders Weigh-In on Challenges, Opportunities; Aggregate, Assimilate and Integrate: Successfully Building an Employed Physician Group; Study: 5 Ways to Improve Physician Satisfaction; 12 Specialties With the Most Burned-Out Physicians; 3 Tips for MSSP ACO Application Success; Health Plan Survey: ACOs to be Most Widespread Value-Based Model; Implementation of Value-Based Payment Models to Begin With Employee Group Plans, Study Says; 55% of Hospital Execs Say Their Organizations Plan to Participate in an ACO by Year’s End; Physician Salaries vs. Hospital Revenue Generated: 51 Statistics; 4 Objectives Hospitals Must Pursue to Shift Successfully to Value-Based Care; Top 7 Strategies for Non-Profit Hospitals to Mitigate Pension Plan Risk: Moody’s; IRS Cuts Non-Profit Hospitals Slack,Adds Requirements on Community Needs Assessments; Increased Transparency Necessitates Chargemaster, Revenue Integrity; Urgency Emergency: 5 Ways CEOs Can Cure Complacent Hospitals; Comprehensive Healthcare Transformation Requires Comprehensive Change; Chuck Lauer: Look Me in the Eye; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
June Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
ACOs: The Least Agreed-Upon Concept in Healthcare?; Price Transparency: Why It’s an Issue & Where Hospitals Fit in; What’s Behind the Rash of New Hospital Brands?; Survey: Majority of Physicians Unfamiliar With ACOs, PCMHs; Medicare ACO Results Expected Soon; Keeping Employed Physicians Profitable; Adding Employed Practices to Your Organization? 6 Ways to Getting Buy-in From the Practice; Physician Turnover at All-Time High; Executing Population Health Strategy: Q&A With Dr. Mike Schatzlein, CEO of Saint Thomas Health; Creating Regional Health Networks: Q&A With LifePoint Hospitals CFO Jeff Sherman; Community Hospitals: Why Their FuturesAre More Flexible Than You Think; How Did Hospitals Post Positive Fiscal Years in 2012? 5 Hospital CFOs Respond; Should HealthcareAbandon ICD-10?; Healthcare Transportation as an IntegrationAgent; 5 Tips on Moving Away From RVUs for Physician Compensation; 5 Factors Used in Physician Production-Based Compensation Plans; Pittsburgh v. UPMC: LegalArguments Behind the Tax-Exempt Challenge; Chuck Lauer: First Things First: Treat Employees Well; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
May Issue of Becker's Hospital Review 
100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare; Developing a Culture- Based Workforce: Top Healthcare Workplaces Share Best Practices; Point-Counterpoint: Is the Rush to Hospital Consolidation Rash?; Publisher's Letter May 2013; 100 Great Hospitals in America; A Need for Flexibility and Agility in Healthcare Leadership: Q&A with CEO Robert Garrett of Hackensack University Medical Center; Helping Turn Around an Essential Safety Net: Q&A With Grady Health System CFO Mark Meyer; Specialty ACOs: The Next Step in Accountable Care; 5 Most Referred-to Specialties by Primary Care Physicians;8 Top Drivers of Physician Satisfaction; 39 Statistics on Moody’s A-Rated Hospitals; 7 Bad Habits of Hospital CFOs That Need to Be Broken; Where Critical Access Hospitals Fit in Healthcare Reform: Q&A With West Park Hospital CFO Pat McConnell;Strategically Positioning Health Systems in a Dynamic Environment; 5 Retail Principles for a More Effective Hospital Market Share Strategy; 4 Strategies to Drive Patient Engagement in Health Outcomes;Rewards, Community Involvement Build Patient Engagement at Jersey City Medical Center; Cleveland Clinic, CHS Form Strategic Partnership; Fitch: U.S. Hospital Consolidation Activity Highest in Decade, Spurred By Healthcare Reform;Healthcare Emotional Intelligence: Its Role in Patient Outcomes and Organizational Success; The Future of Anesthesiology: 3 Key Observations; A Comprehensive Communication Plan to Streamline Care Coordination Improves Patient & Physician Satisfaction; Chuck Lauer: Gratitude; Hospital & Health System Transactions May 2013; Hospital & Health System Transactions May 2013; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

April Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
Is Bigger Always Better? Exploring the Risks of Health System Mega-Mergers; Is Center of Excellence Investment the Silver Bullet Healthcare Has Been Looking For?; 9 Ingenious Ways to Cut Costs at Your Hospital; Transforming Healthcare: A Conversation With Presence Health CEO Sandra Bruce & St. Joseph Health CEO Deborah Proctor; Key Specialties Roundtable: What’s in Store for Service Lines and Their Leaders in 2013?; Strategic Physician Onboarding: 7 Tactics for Minimizing Losses on Employed Medical Practices; Financial Modeling: Predictive Insight into Value-Based Care Success; 28 Statistics on Providers and ACO Development; Moody’s: Record $20B of Non-Profit Healthcare Debt Downgraded in 2012; Better Care, Greater Value: New Partnership Opportunities for Health Systems, Insurers and Physician Practices; Supreme Court Sides With FTC in Phoebe Putney Case; Only 1.8% of Hospitals Are Paperless With a Full EMR; Report: More Than Half of Data Breaches Since 2009 Resulted From Theft, Loss; Cerner, Epic Rate Highest in ICD-10 Preparedness, According to Providers; 5 Things the Most Extraordinary Hospital CEOs Do; 6 Tips to Engage, Retain and Recruit Physicians; Physician Engagement: 20 Survey Findings; Chuck Lauer: Trust; Incentivizing Physicians for Quality Through Data, Compensation and Cultural Redefinition; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

March Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
Hospital and Health System Executive Compensation in 2013: 8 Trends to Monitor; Health Reform in 2013:What’s Happened, What’s Left & What It Means for Providers; What Makes a Hospital Attractive to Employers?; Publisher’s Letter; Strong Culture Can Lead to Lasting Change: Q&A With Randy Oostra, CEO of ProMedica; Finding Value in Your Organization: Q&A With Baylor Health CFO Fred Savelsbergh; 100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs; 200 Statistics on Physician Compensation; 7 Trends in Hospital-Employed Physician Compensation; The 7 Components of a Clinical Integration Network; Providers Becoming Payors: Should Hospitals Start Their Own Health Plans?; 4 Things Executives Should Know Prior to a Hospital-ASC Joint Venture; 10 Hospitals Planning or Opening Surgery Center Joint Ventures; Have You Assessed Your Reform Readiness? 6 Tips to Enhance Your Care Continuum; Staying Nimble, Saving Money: Considerations for Outsourcing HR; Chuck Lauer: The Shameful State of Our Hospitals; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

February Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare: Examples From 3 Top Health Systems; The Rise of Big Data in Hospitals; Opportunities Behind the Phenomenon: How Can Retail Health Help Hospitals Meet Health Reform Goals?; Publisher’s Letter; Vendor Neutral Archiving: Putting Healthcare Back in the Data Driver's Seat; Health IT Roundtable: What Are the Biggest Health IT Issues Going Into 2013?; If Interoperability is the Future of Healthcare, What’s the Delay?; 9 Ways Hospitals Should Prepare for HIPAA Audits; Medical Device Interoperability Presents Patient Safety Challenges, Opportunities; 9 Best Practices For Hospital Data Security in a "Bring Your Own" Era; How Does the Rise of Computers in Exam Rooms Impact Patient Care?; 100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know; Talent Wins – It's That Simple: 6 Ways to Ensure You Have the Team to Succeed; How Has the Rise of Physician Employment Changed Hospitals’ Recruitment Strategies?; 10 Steps for Hospitals to Follow to Recruit New Physicians; Leadership is Central to Healthcare System Reform; 5 Areas Where Hospitals Can Spend Smarter; Which Insurer is Most Willing to Offer Performance-Based Contracts?; 9 Strategies for Robust Healthcare Due Diligence; 6 Cornerstones of Operating Room Efficiency: Best Practices for Each; 10 Latest OR Expansions; Chuck Lauer: Keep it Simple; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

January Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
8 Key Issues for Hospitals and Health Systems in 2013; The Year Ahead: 10 Challenges That Will Shape Hospital Strategy; 11 Ways Hospitals and Health Systems Can Increase Profitability; Publisher’s Letter; 50 of the Most Powerful People in Healthcare; 10 Ideas That Hospital and Health System CEOs Need to Ditch; Finding Context Through a Mentor: Q&A With Gary Mecklenburg and Larry Goldberg; Hospital Operators on ACOs: Lay the Groundwork, or Wait and See?; Charity Care and Property Taxes: Why They Are Now Inseparable; Moody’s: Obama’s Second Term is Credit Neutral for Non-Profit Hospitals; Uncompensated Care Costs Could Top $53B by 2019; Chuck Lauer: What Makes a Great Mentor: 10 Traits of True Leadership; Hospital & Health System Transactions (Jan 2013); Hospital & Health System Executive Moves (Jan 2013). Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue


November/December Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
The 12 “Biggest” Hospital Stories of 2012; Managing the Transition to Value-Based Reimbursement: 8 Core Strategies to Mind the Gap; Pension Management Predicaments? 3 Dominant Hospital Pension Strategies; Publisher’s Letter; 2012 CEO Strategy Roundtable; 200 Hospital Benchmarks; Mastering the Matrix of Healthcare: Q&A With Syd Bersante, President of St. Joseph Medical Center in Washington; Passionate Physician Leader: Q&A with Dr. John McCabe, CEO of Upstate University Hospital; The Emergency Department is Overflowing With Opportunity; 6 Steps to Encourage Patient Safety Innovation at Hospitals; 5 Compensation Options for ACO Physicians; U.S. Physician Shortage to Reach 130,000; NCQA Releases ACO Measures; Providing Specialty Care Across the Country: NorthShore CEO Mark Neaman & Mayo Clinic Network Medical Director Dr. David Hayes Discuss Their Collaboration; 5 Questions to Discover Cultural Compatibility in a Hospital Transaction; HHS Finalizes One-Year Delay of ICD-10 to 2014; Hospitals, Providers to Lose $11.1B From Medicare Sequestration Cuts; Cardiology & Medical Necessity: How Your Hospital Can Avoid Heart-Related Investigations; Providers Can’t Challenge Year-Old RAC Audits, Court Rules; California AG Investigates Hospital-Physician Deals for Antitrust Violations; 3 Major Trends for Call Coverage, Medical Direction; 13 Statistics on Daily Stipends and On-Call Physician Compensation; 104 Statistics on Hospital Executive Salary Growth; Chuck Lauer: An IT Boondoggle?; 4 Strategies to Boost Hospitals’ HCAHPS Scores; Hospital & Health System Transactions (Nov/Dec 2012); Hospital & Health System Executive Moves (Nov/Dec 2012). Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

October Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
Hospital and Health System Strategy in 2012: 6 Key Initiatives; What Can Healthcare Learn From Other Industries? 5 Lessons; Credit Downgrades: How Could They Impact a Hospital’s Capital Structure?; Publisher’s Letter; 101 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic Programs; Facing Challenges With Meaningful Affiliations: Q&A With The Mount Sinai Medical Center CEO Dr. Kenneth Davis; Unafraid to Change Her Mind: Q&A With Dr. Melinda Estes, CEO of Saint Luke’s Health System; Ideas Into Action: 3 Hospital CEOs Talk Strategy Going Into 2013; Overworked and Exhausted: How to Alleviate Nursing Resources Through Employee Engagement and Recognition; 5 Questions for Building Physician Engagement; 5 Compensation Options for ACO Physicians; The New Competitive Edge for Hospitals and ACOs: Employee Health; It’s Time for CEOs and Boards to Come Together on Compensation Issues to Ensure Profitability; Raising Hospital Value Multiples: 5 Best Practices; Transparency is the Key: 3 Tips to Manage Physician Opposition to a Transaction Finance & Revenue Cycle; 8 Tips to Improve Your Hospital’s Operating Margin; 4 Key Legal Issues for ACOs; Carolinas HealthCare System’s CMO Dr. Roger Ray: Embracing Transparency to Drive Quality; Moving Beyond Traditional Hospital Operations: The Value of Integrating Service Lines Health Information Technology; CMS Releases Final Rule for Stage 2 of the EHR Incentive Program; 6 Steps for Hospitals to Achieve Interoperability; Chuck Lauer: Greater Awareness of HAIs Has Not Translated Into Action; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves (Channels – Leadership & Executive Moves). Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

September/October Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
Has Healthcare Reform Brought the End to “Hospital Systems?”; 5 Observations on the State of Hospital Credit Markets; Publisher’s Letter; 10 Considerations for Hospitals in the Aftermath of Supreme Court’s PPACA Decision; 300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know; 100 Great Community Hospitals; Protecting and Preserving the Community Hospital — Immediate Actions for Future Success; What the Health? How Hospital Leaders Can Prepare Their Systems for Reform; How a Banker Turns Around a Struggling System: Q&A With Carlos Migoya, CEO of Jackson Health System; 25 Largest Non-Profit Hospitals in America; 25 Largest For-Profit Hospitals in America; 25 Top Grossing Non-Profit Hospitals in America; 25 Top Grossing For-Profit Hospitals in America; 15 Largest For-Profit Hospital Operators of 2012; 25 Largest Non-Profit Hospital Systems; Advancing Accountable Care: 5 Hospital ACO Leaders Share Insight; 6 Characteristics of High-Performing Healthcare Organizations; Healthcare M&A Activity: Key Trends for Transactions, Valuation of Ambulatory Services; Moody’s: Supreme Court Ruling “Credit Neutral” for Hospitals; Feds Propose Rules to Control Collection Practices at Non-Profit Hospitals; Adding Value to Healthcare by Eliminating Waste: Q&A With Virginia Mason Medical Center CEO Dr. Gary Kaplan; 5 Cornerstones of a Culture of Compliance for Hospitals; Congress Asks GAO: Are Medicare Audit Contractors Duplicative?; HCA: U.S. Attorney’s Office Requested Information on Medical Necessity of Interventional Cardiology Services; Healthcare Reform After the Supreme Court: Where Do We Go Now; 5 Responses to Healthcare Reform That Can Ensure Perioperative Success; Chuck Lauer: 10 Observations on the Affordable Care Act and Our Future; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Hospital & Health System Executive; 6 Trends in an Era of Consumer-Driven Healthcare. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

July/August Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
Is the Community Hospital a Dying Model, or is it the Future of Healthcare?; 7 Things Hospitals Should Know About Professional Services Agreements; Are You an Old or New Era Hospital Leader?; Publisher’s Letter; The Chief of Change: Q&A With Dr. Ralph de la Torre, CEO of Steward Health Care; Reinventing a Hospital’s Philosophy: Q&A With Dr. Ronald A. Paulus, President and CEO of Mission Health; 100 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems; Community Hospital CEO Panel: 3 Leaders Share Insights on the State of Community Hospitals; Examining the Crossroads of Culture, Engagement and Patient Satisfaction Physician-Hospital Relationships & ACOs; Who Will Be on Your Team? Acquiring a Physician Practice Requires Multi-Faceted Due Diligence; Physician Engagement: 20 Survey Findings; Six Sigma, 10 Years on: Was “the Promise” Realized?; Don’t Fear Clinical Integration: One Reason Community Hospitals May Have an Edge; 11 Best Practices for Commercial Payor Negotiations on New Payment Models; Moody’s: The 5 Most Prominent Areas of Focus in High-Performing Hospitals; AHA Supports Postponing ICD-10 Until 2014; 10 Steps to Increase the Value of a Hospital or Surgery Center; Community Hospitals Must Lead With Experience, Close With Compassion; Performance of Rural Healthcare Under the Affordable Care Act; Chuck Lauer: Why We Need to Keep Our Community Hospitals Strong; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

June Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
11 Hospital, Health System Executive Compensation Trends; The Future of the American Hospital: Role and Relevancy in the Next Decade; 8 Biggest Mistakes an ACO Can Make; Publisher's Letter; 80 Accountable Care Organizations to Know; A “Lean” Vision Drives Stanford Hospital & Clinics’ Performance: Q&A With CEO Amir Dan Rubin; Surgically Remodeling a Hospital: Q&A With Dr. Jeffrey Steinberg, CEO of Vanguard’s Weiss Memorial Hospital; Compensation Manifesto: 11 Steps for Hospital CEOs and Compensation Committees to “Get it Right”; 200 Statistics on Physician Compensation; Physician-Generated Hospital Revenue vs. Salary: 48 Statistics; 28 Statistics on Highest On-Call Coverage Per Diem Payments; 7 Steps to Navigate Payment Allocation Under ACOs; Physician Strategy as the Foundation to Improving Community Health; Hospital CFO Panel: How Are You Approaching Your Fiscal Strategy Right Now? Finance & Revenue Cycle Issue; CMS Releases FY 2013 IPPS Proposed Rule: 12 Points to Know; Moody’s: 2012 Shows Even Mix of Hospital Upgrades, Downgrades; Fitch: Patient Admissions, Pricing Trends Mixed at For-Profit Hospitals; An Overview of Recent Challenges to Hospital Transactions: Is the FTC Really More Aggressive?; Community Health Needs Assessment: 5 Phases to Compliance; OIG Claims Georgetown University Hospital Overbilled Medicare by 659K; The OR Efficiency Game Plan: Using Daily Huddles to Streamline Care; The Next Iteration of Hospital-Physician Alignment: Making Medicare Profitable; What We Need to Do if the Supreme Court Strikes Down the Healthcare Law; Hospital & Health System Transactions June 2012; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves June 2012. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

May/June Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
10 Pillars of Success for Top Healthcare Workplaces; Primary Care Strategy: The Most Important Decisions Hospitals Can Make; 7 Strategies to Help Hospitals Break Even on Medicare; Publisher's Letter; 100 Great Hospitals; 100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare; Secrets for Success in the Current Healthcare Climate: Q& With UW Medicine CEO Dr. Paul G. Ramsey; Putting Employees First: How to Improve Patient Experience, Profitability; Creating an Environment of Excellence: Q&A With Henry Ford Health System CEO Nancy Schlichting; Constructing a Strategic Roadmap Ensures Specialist Employment Decisions are “Investment Grade"; 9 Ways Better Data Can Drive Hospital Bundled Payment Initiatives; Healthcare Analytics Takes Supply Chain From The Delivery Dock to the C-Suite; Anesthesia Involvement in Hospital Strategy, Leadership Crucial to Department, Facility Success; MedPAC: Hospital Payments Should Increase by 1%; Recipe for Growing Market Share Through Data Optimization; Crafting Successful ASC Joint Ventures in 2012: Q&A With Jeff Peo, Donna Greene & Brandon Frazier of ASCOA; 10 New Surgery Centers Planned or Developed by Hospitals; Hospital-Payor Contracting: Antitrust Concerns Surround Exclusive Contracts & Most-Favored Nation Clauses; CHS, West Tennessee Healthcare Settle Long-Term Antitrust Dispute; FTC Requests Supreme Court Review of Georgia Hospital Sale; Navigating the Care Continuum: The Next Frontier for Providers; 3 Steps for Adding a Perioperative Specialist to Your Surgical Process; Perioperative Efficiency Study: 8-Step Process May Improve OR On-Start Times Executive Briefing: Real-Time Health Reform; "Real-Time” Health Reform: Using capacity more efficiently may be the fastest way to generate hospital revenue; 6 Benefits & Challenges in CMS’ Meaningful Use Stage 2 Proposed Rule; Employee Engagement No Longer a “Soft” Science: 3 Steps to Cultivate More Committed Employees; 10 Factors in Creating a Positive Work Environment; Hospital & Health System Transactions May/June 2012; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves May/June 2012. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

March/April Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
Healthcare Reform: Two Years Gone, Now What's on the Horizon?; 7 Steps for Building a Top-Tier Cancer Center; Despite Distressed Assets, Private Equity Firms See Value in Healthcare; Publisher's Letter; 70 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs; Turning Challenges Into Opportunities: Q&A With Brigham and Women’s Hospital President Dr. Elizabeth Nabel; 5 Hospital and Health System CEOs: What “Top Performance” Looks Like to Me; “Everyone Rowing Together”: Q&A With Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute Executive Director and CMO Dr. Keith Churchwell; This is the Worst Time for Healthcare CEO Paralysis; Bridging the Gap Between Fee-for-Service and Value-Based Care Starts With Physician Feedback; 7 Best Practices for Hospitals Implementing a Health Information Exchange; Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Meeting Conference Brochure; A Culture of Continuous Improvement is Necessary for Success Under Value-Based Care; CBO: Most Demonstration Projects Don’t Curb Medicare Costs; Survey Suggests Joint Ventures With Physicians Most Popular Alignment Strategy, Among Other Findings; Common Ailments With Physician Practice Valuation; St. Vincent’s HealthCare CFO Mark Doyle: 3 Burning Questions Right Now; 7 Best Practices for a Smooth Hospital Tax Process; 7 Ways Hospitals Can Trim Their Labor and Operational Costs; The War Over ICD-10; Faster, Better, Stronger: Reinforcing Ties Between Hospitalists and Emergency Medicine; 11 Evolving Issues in Healthcare and Business; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue.

February Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

The Future of Healthcare: 9 Capabilities for Post- Reform Success; Spurring Innovation in Healthcare Delivery: 5 Best Practices of Health System Leaders; 8 Issues Hospitals Consider Before an Integration or Sale; Publisher's Letter; 9 Leading Hospital, Health System CIOs Share Top Goals; Speaking a Common Language: Q&A With Rex Healthcare President David Strong and CIO Novlet Bradshaw; Ahead of the Meaningful Use Curve: Q&A With CEO Chuck Sted and CIO Steve Robertson of Hawaii Pacific Health; Is Your EHR Implementation in Trouble? 10 Things to Check; 10 Best Practices for Implementing Telemedicine in Hospitals; 5 Legal Issues Surrounding Electronic Medical Records; The Care Management Imperative; 32 Health Systems, Physician Groups to Participate in Pioneer ACOs; Survey: 55% of Payors Plan to Participate in ACOs Over Next 3 Years; CMS Issues Correction to OPPS Final Rule, Payments Decrease 0.1%; IRS Issues 2011 Form 990; CMS Shelves RAC Prepayment Review Demonstration; 9 Things Healthcare Organizations Should Do Now to Prepare for ICD-10; Don’t Let Fears About Healthcare IT Mire You in the Past; Using HIT to Drive Clinical Integration, Patient and Physician Engagement; 61 Integrated Health Systems to Know; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue. Click here to view this issue's CMO Supplement.

January Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
The Year Ahead:12 Challenges and Opportunities for Hospitals in 2012; 10 Ways for Hospitals and Health Systems to Increase Profitability in 2012; 40 of the Most Powerful People in Healthcare; Publisher's Letter; 11 Leading Health System CEOs Share Top Goals for 2012; A Relationship Checklist for Hospital CEOs: 7 Behaviors to Ace; Building on a Legacy of Exceptional Care: Q&A With Mass General Hospital President Dr. Peter Slavin; Hospital Leadership is a Culture, Not a Person: Q&A With LifePoint Hospitals CEO Bill Carpenter; Leadership Lessons From “Little” Failures: Q&A With Health Management Associates CEO Gary Newsome; 10 Challenges Healthcare CEOs Can No Longer Ignore; Patient Engagement’s Critical Role in Post-Reform Success: 6 Steps to Improve Patient Centeredness; Assessing Leadership in the New Era of Healthcare Delivery: 5 Key Questions to Ask Hospital-Physician Relationships & ACOs; 7 Ways to Improve Accountability for Care; CMS to Invest Up to $1B for New Healthcare Delivery, Payment Models; Finances in the Era of Population Health: Q&A With Kevin Lang and Steve Mohr of Loma Linda University Medical Center; Not a Merger, Not an Acquisition: When and Why Strategic Partnerships Make Sense; A Partnership That Breaks the Mold: Q&A With Leaders From Washington’s Providence, Swedish Health; 4 Common Mistakes in Determining Fair Market Value for Physician Compensation; Hospital, Health System Salaries Increase Moderately in 2011; 6 Strategies for Improving OR Performance Through a Hospital- Employed Anesthesiology Model; 25 Benchmarks for Anesthesiology Practices; Hospital & Health System Transactions January 2012; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves January 2012. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue.


November/December Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
10 Biggest Hospital Stories of 2011; From Treating the Sick to Managing Community Health: Hospitals' New Role in Managing Population Health; From Cop to CEO: Q&A With Chris Van Gorder of Scripps Health; Publisher's Letter November 2011; 200 Hospital Benchmarks; Opportunities in the New Bundled Payment Initiative; Redesigning Healthcare Delivery Through Bundled Payments for Care: Q&A With Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s Valinda Rutledge; 56 Women Hospital and Healthcare Leaders to Know; Shattering Glass Ceilings: Women in the Hospital C-Suite; 7 Trends for Non-Profit Hospital Executive Salaries; 7 Reasons Hospitals Struggle to Align With Physicians; 4 Best Practices for Supporting Employed Physicians’ Independence; Hospitals Acquiring Physician Practices: 9 Recent Transactions; Survey: 65% of Employers Interested in ACO Model; Only 9 Percent of Physicians Feel Ready for “Business Side” of Medicine; Study Finds Weak Correlation Between Financial Incentives, Improved Quality of Care; NEJM Analysis of Physician Group Practice Demo Results Questions ACOs’ Success; Physicians Fight to Keep the Word “Doctor” to Themselves; 42% of Primary Care Physicians Say Their Patients Receive Too Much Care; Physicians Focus on Various Factors When Referring to Colleagues; Calling It Off: Why Some Hospital Mergers Fail and Others Don’t; The Ins and Outs of Successful Hospital Insurance Negotiations and Service; ICD-10: Will It Kill a Hospital’s Productivity?; 9 Recommendations for Hospital Health IT Staffing and Training; 12 Elements to Support a Viable Health IT and Telehealth Infrastructure; ONC Releases Federal Health IT Strategic Plan for 2011-2015; Report: Healthcare Organizations Under-Prepared to Protect Patients’ Information; Study: Providers May Not See Improved Outcomes From Meaningful Use Until Stage 2; Avoiding “Stupid” in Healthcare Leadership: Q&A With Glenn Fosdick, CEO of The Nebraska Medical Center; 8 Untraditional Ways to Retain the Best and Brightest in Healthcare; From Nurse to CEO: Q&A With Marina Del Rey CEO Fred Hunter; Looking Ahead in Healthcare: Finding Optimism in Change; Quint Studer: Mastering the Fine Art of Follow-Up; 5 Communication Strategies for Hospital CEOs; 70 Hospitals With Great Cardiology Programs; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Physician Executive Compensation: How Are Top Physician Leaders Paid?. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue. Click here to view this issue's CMO Supplement.

October Special Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
Looking Back to Move Ahead: Leading Hospitals Through Fast-Paced Change; False Claims Based on Unneeded Procedures: 4 Strategies for Compliance; Non-Profit Hospitals Taking More Aggressive Stance Toward M&A, But Deals Aren’t Always Easy; Publisher’s Letter October 2011; Becker’s Hospital Review Annual CEO Strategy Roundtable; Big Pain or Big Gain? Important Factors for Hospitals Considering Partnerships With Retail Clinics; Creating an Outcomes-Based Culture: How to Engage Front-Line Staff in Process Improvement; 56 Women Hospital and Healthcare Leaders to Know; Shattering Glass Ceilings: Women in the Hospital C-Suite; When Physician Employment Doesn’t Make Sense: How to Turn Away Physicians Seeking Employment; Study: Push for Market Share Trumps Clinical Integration in Hospitals’ Rush for Physician Employment; Survey: Most Medical Practices Operating at a Loss; 6 Ways Hospitals Can Survive the Onslaught of Medicare Cuts; CMS Issues Final IPPS Rule, Net Medicare Reimbursements to Increase 1.1%; 5 Ways to Improve a Hospital’s Bottom Line Through the Revenue Cycle; Survey: Roughly 7 out of 10 Hospitals Collect Less Than 30% of Payments at Point of Service; HHS Announces New Bundled Payment Initiative; The Case for Making Anesthesia the “Face” of Surgical Services; The One Change ORs Should Make to Improve Efficiency: 5 Responses; HHS Review Could Impact Physician Supervision Requirements for Anesthesia Care; Private Equity Investing in Healthcare — 13 Hot and 4 Cold Areas; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

September/October Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
The Quiet Takeover: Insurers Buying Physicians and Hospitals; Patient Experience: An Increasingly Critical Hospital Indicator; Changes Ahead: Medicare IPPS 2012 and What It Means for Hospitals; Publisher’s Letter; 291 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know; 60 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic Programs; A CEO Walks Into a Patient Room: Q&A With Dr. David Feinberg, CEO of UCLA Health System; 25 Largest Non-Profit Hospitals in America; 25 Largest For-Profit Hospitals in America; 25 Top Grossing Non-Profit Hospitals in America; 25 Top Grossing For-Profit Hospitals in America; 15 Largest Non-Profit Hospital Systems; 15 Largest For-Profit Hospital Systems; A New Approach to Ambulatory Services; Orchestrating Four Generations in Your Hospital; How to Achieve Accountable Care While Avoiding Downfalls of Medicare ACOs; Survey: 33% of Hospital Executives Plan to Join ACOs, But Less Than 7% Believe ACO Model Improves Quality; 5 Foundational Questions for Hospitals Acquiring Physician Practices; Pennsylvania’s Divine Providence Hospital Settles Improper Payment Allegations; Federal Investigation Looks for Stark, Anti-Kickback Violations at Broward Health; Community Health Systems Receives SEC Subpoena; Florida’s St. Luke’s Hospital Faces False Claims Allegations; 6-Year-Old Whistleblower Suit Against IASIS Healthcare Alleging Kickbacks is Dismissed; 12 Decisions That Can Cripple a Surgery Center; Key Issues Plaguing Physician-Hospital Joint Ventures; 50 Surgery Center Benchmarks; How Healthcare Reform is Affecting Hospital Leaders’ Compensation; On-Call Coverage Payments Increased 4% in 2010; Independent Hospital CEOs Beat Integrated Health System CEOs in Total Cash Compensation Increases; 5 Considerations on Health Information Exchanges; Mayo Clinic Constructs Pioneering Health Information Exchange; Number of Health Information Exchanges Up 9% Compared to Last Year; Dr. John Caruso: Becoming a Champion of Change in Healthcare; Hospitals and Patient Centered Medical Homes: A Practical Pairing; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

July/August Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
10 Predictions on the Future of Hospital Executive Compensation; Hospital Tax-Exempt Status: Considerations Regarding Maintaining Exempt Status; Sophisticated and Powerful Consumers: How Transparency Will Change Hospitals; Publisher’s Letter; Hospital and Health System Executive Compensation: Statistics to Know; 5 Trends Affecting the Future of Physician; Trends in Physician-Generated Revenue From 2002-2010; 5 Trends Impacting Physician On-Call Compensation; Medical Directorship Compensation Varies Based on Specialty; 100 Statistics on Physician Compensation; 9 Leading Hospital CEOs Share Advice for Fellow Hospital Leaders; 65 Great Community Hospitals; 8 Out-of-the-Box Ways Hospitals Can Cut Costs; Growing Future Hospital Leaders: 6 Thoughts From Poudre Valley Health System CEO; Rulon Stacey; As Interest in ACOs Wanes, It’s Time to Do the ‘Next Right Thing’; What New Healthcare Leaders Should Know; Key Issues and Strategies for Physician Integration; Optimizing a Hospital-Physician Joint Venture: 4 Tips for a Culture of Partnership; Essential Primer: Pioneer ACOs and Proposed Advance Payment Initiative; Study Shows ACO Start-Up Costs Can Soar Up to $26.1M; Not Ready to Form an ACO? Three Value-Based Alternative Models; 10 Stark, False Claims and Kickback Lawsuits Involving Hospitals and Health Systems; 5 Questions to Determine if Your Independent Hospital Should Sell, Partner; 5 Changes That Can Increase a Hospital’s Value; Why Hospitals Need to Start Getting Ready for ICD-10 Now; 10 Recent Survey Findings About ICD-10; AAPC Suggests 16 Steps for Successful ICD-10 Implementation; Directory Lists Software for Physician ICD-10 Conversion; Report: EMR Market Expected to Top $6B by 2015; Proposed HIPAA Change Would Allow People to Learn Who Accessed Protected Health Information; 17 States Launch Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs; ONC Meaningful Use Workgroup Recommends Pushing Back Stage 2 for Those Attesting in 2011; Running an Academic Medical Center: Q&A With Johnese Spisso, Chief Health System Officer of UW Medicine; Academic Health and Hospital Operator Partnerships: Q&A With Dr. Bill Fulkerson and Bill Carpenter of Duke LifePoint Healthcare; Quint Studer: Raising HCAHPS Is About More Than Better Service... It’s About Better Quality; Hospital & Health System Transactions; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

June Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
13 Legal Issues for Hospitals & Health Systems; Private Equity Funds Are Changing the Face of U.S. Hospitals; As Denials Rise, Hospitals Working Harder to Fend Off RACs; 13 Key Questions for Hospital-Physician Relationships — Assessing Legal Compliance; Overcoming Healthcare’s Most Pressing Challenges: Q&A With Methodist Health System CEO Stephen Mansfield; Creating a Growth-Oriented Hospital: Q&A With Mark Newton, CEO of Chicago’s Swedish Covenant Hospital; The Challenge of Non-Profit Status in an Era of Accountable Care; Physician-Hospital Contracting: A Compliance Approach: 11 Key Concepts; Male Physicians Still Out-Earn Female Physicians in Almost Every Specialty; Physician Group Type, Size Affect Level of On-Call Compensation; Should Your Hospital Form an ACO? 5 Considerations; Should Specialists Join ACOs?; Post-Acute Care Networks: The Key to Success in Accountable Care; The Gentle Art of Listening; Understanding Technology’s Role in Accountable Care Organizations; Six Building Blocks of a Technology Framework for ACOs; How to Gain Stakeholder Support for Transactions; Overall Healthcare M&A Spending Up, Volume Down; 7 Traits of a Great Hospital CEO; 5 Problems That Hurt a Hospital-Physician ASC Joint Venture — and How to Avoid Them; 5 Key Legal Issues Affecting Surgery Center Joint Ventures; 10 Most Frequently Provided Ambulatory Surgery Center Services; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Executives Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

May/June Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare; 12 Best Practices for Hospitals Great Places to Work; 50 Things to Know About the Proposed ACO Regulations; Publisher’s Letter: May/June 2011; Finding the Model Healthcare Executive; Physician Integration: Hospital Medical Leaders Share Challenges, Strategies; Physician Integration May Be “Tipping Point” for Success of ACOs; 5 Opportunities for Physicians and Hospitals to Realign in Preparation for ACOs; ACO Pioneers: Q&A With Leaders From The Nebraska Medical Center and Atlantic Health; 10 Recently Formed ACOs; 5 Ways to Improve Pay-for-Performance; 8 Steps to Building a Truly Transparent Hospital; Consumer Access to Hospital Data Places High Expectations on Facilities; Involving Anesthesia in Transparency and ACOs: Q&A With Somnia Chief Medical Officer Dr. Rob Goldstein; Putting Communities in Charge of Hospitals’ Future; An Examination of Ownership Models of ASC JVs; 8 Problems Surrounding Meaningful Use; Federal Meaningful Use Workgroup Goes to Work on Stage 2 Deadlines and Requirements; 8 Steps to Smoothly Achieve Meaningful Use; 4 Predictions on the Switch to ICD-10; Squeezing Water From a Stone: How to Get More From Existing Capacity and Add More to Your Bottom Line; 5 Strategies to Improve Patient Flow in a Busy Hospital; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Executives Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

March/April Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
50 Best Hospitals in America; One Year Since Healthcare Reform: 5 Thoughts From Healthcare Leaders; 5 Common Hospital Problems — and Suggestion for How to Fix Them; Publisher’s Letter: March 2011; Planning for an Uncertain Future: Q&A With Gene Michalski, CEO of Michigan’s Beaumont Hospitals; Shifting From a Hospital-Based to Community-Based Mindset: Q&A With Valinda Rutledge, CEO of CaroMont Health; 5 Ways to Put People First in an ACO; 4 Points on Exclusivity, Market Power and Transparency in ACOs; Almost Half of Physicians Don’t Know What an ACO Is; 45% of Employers Want ACOs; Physician Hospital Integration Efforts: 4 Key Concepts; The Physician Hospital Enterprise: Physician Leadership Forges New Alliances; Engaging Physicians With IT; 10 Lessons From Leaders Who Have Merged or Acquired Hospitals; Hospital M&A Continued to Grow in Second Half of 2010; 5 Common Mistakes Hospitals Make When Investing in Surgery Centers with Physicians; 3 Current Trends Impacting ASC Transactions; ASC Transactions and Pricing During 2010: 4 Key Concepts; 4 Best Practices to Reduce Costs in Hospital-Owned ASCs; 7 Points on Developing Surgery Centers in Highly Regulated States; 10 Big Anti-Kickback and Stark Cases Involving Hospitals; 24 Statistics on Specialty Physician Compensation; 20 Statistics on Employed Physician Revenue vs. Salary by Specialty; Hospital-Employed Physician Salaries Could Jump 2.3% in 2011; 6 Predictions on Stage 2 Meaningful Use; Lessons for Hospital Leaders From ‘Undercover Boss’; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Executives Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

February Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
8 Mistakes Your Hospital is Making Right Now; 5 of the Biggest Hospital Employment Trends; Physician Employment & Beyond: The Current State of Physician Integration; Publisher's Letter: January 2011; 7 Keys to Developing a World Class Oncology Program; 15 Rising Stars: 25 Healthcare Leaders Under Age 40; System Integration in 2011: Q&A With Gary Campbell, President and CEO of Centura Health; 8 Points on Hospital-Physician Integration; 10 Recently Launched ACOs; Quint Studer: 3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Hospital's Performance; Creating Stronger Physician-Hospital Alignment; Strategies to Provide Patients With Superior Customer Service; 8 Insights Into Successful Hospital-ASC Joint Ventures; 5 Best Practices for a Profitable ASC; 10 New ASCs Opened or Under Development by Hospitals and Health Systems; 3 Ways Surgery Center Physicians Can Increase Case Volume; 10 Traits of High-Earning Hospital CEOs; 5 Points on Designing a CEO Incentive Compensation Plan; 15 Statistics on Healthcare Executive Compensation; 3 Questions to Ask When Designing an Employed Physician Compensation Plan; Justice Department Alleges Mayo Clinic Falsely Billed Medicare; St. John's Mercy Health System and St. John's Health System Settle Fraud Allegations for $2.2M; Obama Makes Physicians' Exemption From Red Flags Rule Official; 4 Things to Consider Before Putting Your Hospital on the Market; 5 Ways to Make Your Hospital More Attractive to a Buyer; Redefining Healthcare Finance: Time to Move Beyond the Long-Term Debt Crunch; 5 Hospitals That Closed Their Doors in 2010; CMS Releases Proposed Rule on Value-Based Purchasing; 5 Best Practices for Implementing Health IT Across a Large Health System; Crisis Communication During a Data Breach: 5 Best Practices; HIMSS: 22% of Hospitals Can Meet at Least 10 of 14 Core Measurements of Stage 1 Meaningful Use; 15 Statistics on Physician-Hospital Alignment; Healthcare Reform's Impact on Hospital Emergency Departments: 6 Considerations; Study Finds Shortage of On-Call Specialists Plaguing ERs; Researchers Assess Accuracy of Radiology Readings in EDs; Rapid Medical Screening Process Improves Patient Flow in EDs; Hospital & Health System Executive Moves; Hospital & Health System Executives Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

January/February Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
The Year Ahead: 10 Key Trends for Hospitals in 2011; 9 Strategies for Maintaining Profitability in 2011 and Beyond; 10 Ways to Improve Your Hospital's Heart Program; Publisher's Letter: January 2011; 10 Ways to Cope in This Anxious Time of Healthcare Reform; Top CEOs of Hospitals and Health Systems Share Goals for 2011; 52 Women Hospital & Healthcare Leaders; 40 Hospital Benchmarks; 7 Steps Hospitals Must Take to Embrace ACOs: From Kevin Brennan at Geisinger Health System; ACOs: One System's Approach Toward Accountability and Success; Should Your Hospital Develop or Join an ACO? 5 Questions to Ask; Accrediting Body Issues Proposed Standards for ACOs, Asks for Comment; 7 Factors to Assess the Sustainability of a Hospital: Assessing a Hospital's Viability, Its Financial Situation and the Severity of the Threats it Faces; 10 Successful Hospital Turnarounds; 8 Things to Know About Medicare's Bundled Payment Pilot; Bundled Pricing Opportunities & Challenges: Q&A With Baptist Health System's Michael Zucker; The Case for Shifting More Services to Midlevel Providers; 9 Key Considerations for Healthcare Internal Investigations; Maryland's St. Joseph Medical Center to Pay $22M to Settle False Claims, Kickback Allegations; CHRISTUS Health in Houston to Pay $1M Settlement in Medicare Fraud Lawsuit; Ohio's Marion General Pays $1.2M to Settle Stark Violations; Simi Valley Hospital Settles Medicare Fraud Lawsuit, Agrees to Pay $5.15M; 6 Things Health Systems Look For When Acquiring a Hospital; University of Louisville to Merge With CHI, Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's; Michigan Attorney General Approves Detroit Medical Center Sale; Caritas Christi Sale Finalized; New For-Profit System Plans ACO; 4 Factors That Determine Hospital Executive Compensation; 5 Factors Affecting Physician Compensation; 5 Top-Paid Medical Specialties; Physician Compensation and Revenue Differs Based on Hospital Ownership; 11 Best Practices for Maximizing Healthcare IT Incentive Payments; CCHIT to Launch EHR Certification for Hospitals; CMS in Final Stages of Testing Incentive Management Systems; Changes to HIPAA in the Interim Rule and Best Practices for Maintaining Compliance; 7 Best Practices for Installing Real-Time Location Systems in Your Hospital; Case Study: Implementing RTLS at Texoma Medical Center; For-Profit Hospital Operators 3Q 2010 Financial Results; Hospital & Health System Executives Moves (January 2011); Hospital and Health System Transactions. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue


November/December Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
Top 10 Hospital Stories of 2010; 3 Best Practices for Bundled Pricing; Hospital Strategies and Transactions: Healthcare Reform and Market Evolution; Publisher’s Letter: November/December 2010; The Implementation of New Models of Care: Q&A With Iowa Health System CEO Bill Leaver; 256 Hospital and Healthcare Industry Leaders to Know; 5 Best Practices to Prepare Hospitals for Accountable Care; Is Your Organization Ready For Accountable Care? How to Implement a Readiness Assessment and Establish Priorities; 5 Key Regulatory Concerns for ACOs; To Run ACOs, Hospitals Need to Change Their Business Model; ACOs May Cause Healthcare Cost Inflation Rather than Savings; 10 Tips to Creating a Physician-Led Integrated Care System With Advocate Health’s Mark Shields; 3 Medical Specialties Most Pursued for Employment by Hospitals; 10 Best Practices for Creating Hospital Group Practices; 7 Key Provisions for Successful Physician Employment Contracts; CMS Issues Stark Act Voluntary Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol — 9 Key Concepts; OIG’s Increased Scrutiny on Heart Stents and ICDs: What It Means For Your Hospital; Government to Intervene in Mayo Clinic False Claims Investigation; California’s El Centro Regional Medical Center to Pay $2.2M to Settle Medicare Fraud Allegations; 18 Florida Hospitals Under Investigation for Improper Medicaid Billing; Georgia’s WellStar Health Systems Settles Medicaid Billing Investigation for $2.7M; New York’s North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System Settles Fraud Investigation for $2.95M; 10 of the Biggest Hospital and Health System Transactions of 2010; Is a Statutory Hospital Merger a Bona Fide Sale?; 4 Ways Community Hospitals Can Align With a Health System, Short of Acquisition; Boston’s Caritas Christi to Close Two Hospitals if Cerberus Deal Fails; Florida’s Broward Health Plans to Transition to New Community Not-for-Profit Corporation; University of Michigan Health, Two Other Systems Launch Pennant Health Alliance; 8 Ways Hospital Executives Can Increase Their Earning Power; Physician Incentive Plans on the Rise; 4 Trends in Non-Profit Hospital Executive Compensation Over the Next 5 Years; 10 Statistics About Compensation of Healthcare Executives; 5 Ways Hospitals Will Change Over the Next 10 Years; The Entrepreneurial Small Practice Is Not Going Away; Hospitalists, the Fastest Growing Specialty, Meet Demands of Healthcare Reform; Study: Hospitalists With Lower Base Salaries Are More Productive; Markedly More Surgery Patients Now Co-Managed by Hospitalists; 4 Tips on Implementing a Surgicalist Program at Your Hospital; Society of Hospital Medicine President Dr. Jeff Wiese Responds to Four Criticisms of Hospital Medicine; 5 Best Practices for Improving Your Hospital’s Revenue Cycle; 4 Ways to Gain Leverage in Payor Contract Negotiations; 8 Points on Improving Collections of Outstanding Balances From Patients; Billing Clinics Improve Collections at Wisconsin’s Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare; What Makes or Breaks A Successful ACO: Q&A With Dartmouth Brookings Pilot Participant Monarch Healthcare’s COO Ray Chicoine; 10 Statistics Your Hospital Should Track; HHS Starts Talks on 2013 Measures for Second Stage of Meaningful Use; National Health IT Coordinator David Blumenthal Hints More Complex Requirements for 2013 Stage 2 Meaningful Use; HIMSS Launches State HIT Dashboard, Alerts Healthcare Providers of Health IT-Related News; New Government Health IT Panel to Set Road Rules for Nationwide Health Information Network; GOP’s New ‘Pledge to America’ Puts $19B in HIT Stimulus Funds at Risk; 4 Steps to Creating a Great Hospital Marketing Campaign; 3 Ways Hospitals Unintentionally Waste Money; Developing a Culture of Execution: A Precursor to Success Under Health Reform; 25 Largest Hospitals; 25 Top Grossing Hospitals; Hospital & Health System Executives Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

September/October Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
5 Best Practices for Hospital Employment of Physicians; Roles and Compensation of Physician Leaders Growing; 30 of the Most Powerful People in Healthcare; Insights From the Model for ACOs: Q&A With Harold Dash of Everett Clinic on the Medicare Physician Group Practice Demonstration Project; The Future of Healthcare Delivery and Your Hospital: Q&A With John Hopkins Medicine CEO Dr. Edward Miller; 40 Leading Non-Profit Health Systems; 20 Largest Non-Profit Hospitals in the United States; 15 Leading For-Profit Hospital Chains; 20 Largest For-Profit Hospitals in the United States; Top 20 Grossing Non-Profit Hospitals in the United States; Top 20 Grossing For-Profit Hospitals in the United States; Independent Medical Practice: Does Healthcare Reform Mark the Beginning of the End?; Strategies for Hospital Leadership – Identifying Strengths, Allocating Hospital Resources and Focusing on Profitable Niche Leadership; 6 Key Trends in Compensation of Hospital-Based Physicians; Hospital Takeovers: Will Your “Golden Parachute” Protect You?; 3 Trends in Cardiology Compensation and Workload; Hospital Executive Salary Growth Slows; Building an Accountable Care Organization; 15 Fraud and Abuse Cases Making Headlines in 2010; Monitoring Your Hospital’s Revenue Cycle: Six Metrics to Review Each Month; 4 Trends in Hospital Revenue Cycle Management; Six Revenue Cycle Inefficiencies: Key Learnings From Abbeville Area Medical Center; 5 Tips on Preparing to Meet Meaningful Use Regulations; CMS Launches Official Website for EHR Incentive Programs; Survey Shows CIOs Feel Unprepared To Meet Meaningful Use Requirements; Two EHR Giants to Merge, Anticipating Federal IT Payments; Chuck Lauer: 10 Points on Leadership; The Current State of Infection Control; Using Automated Systems to Reduce Infection and Contamination Risk in Your Hospital; Electronic Infection Monitoring Shown to Improve Adherence to Infection Prevention Best Practices; APIC Study: Hospitals Still Struggle With Infections; Michigan Hospitals’ Infection Control Program Spreading to Other States; PHA President Brett Gosney: The Future of Physician-Owned Hospitals; JAMA Article Suggests Many Physicians Fail to Report Impaired Colleagues; High Readmission Rates Not Necessarily Connected to Poor Hospital Quality; One-Quarter of Hospital Patients Readmitted Within Two Years; HHS Adds Hospital Outpatient and ED Quality Data to Public Websites; Medical Errors Cost $19.5B in a Single Year; Study Finds Financial Incentives and Public Reporting Improve Quality of Care; 6 Key Issues and Trends Impacting Outpatient Services and Physician-Owned Facilities; 10 Simple Ways to Contain Costs: How Sacred Heart Hospital Saved $5M; Hospital & Health System Executives Moves; Hospital & Health System Transactions. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

July/August Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
Hospital Income From Employed Physicians Represents 5-10 Times Their Salaries; Physician-Generated Revenue and Average Salaries by Specialty; Hospital and Health System CEO and CFO Compensation From 2005-2009; Publisher’s Letter: July 2010; Average Daily On-Call Compensation by Medical Specialty; 8 Statistics About Urologist Compensation; 15 Statistics About Anesthesiologist Compensation; 15 Statistics About General Surgeons’ Compensation; 8 Statistics About Ophthalmologist Compensation; 8 Statistics About Orthopedic Surgeon Compensation; 6 Statistics About Gastroenterologist Compensation; Renewed Hospital M&A Activity May Drive Surge in Joint Ventures; 6 Key Practices for Community Hospitals; Statistics on Independent vs. Affiliated Community Hospitals, 1999-2008; Getting Ready for Meaningful Use: Positioning Your Facility to Meet the Guidelines; 20 Top-Grossing Community Hospitals With 100 or Fewer Beds; Steve Ronstrom: Hardwiring Mission and Values Into the Hospital Culture; AHA Report: Bundled Payments Could Reduce Spending, Spur Quality Improvement; University Hospital Alliance Launches Program to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections; Insurers Push Las Vegas Hospitals to Improve Quality; More Than One-Third of California Inpatients Readmitted Within a Year; Failure to Correctly Code Catheter-Associated Infections May Affect Medicare Payment Policy; 6 Reasons Why Health Reform Law Won’t Reduce ED Overcrowding; ED Best Practices Can Help Ease Transitions Under Healthcare Reform; How to Turn Around a Bankrupt Hospital: 4 Lessons From South Hampton Community Hospital in Dallas; As AMA Embraced Health Reform, Membership Fell 3.5% in 2009; How Accountable Care Organizations Will Operate Under Healthcare Reform; 19 States Refuse to Create High-Risk Pools Despite $5B in Federal Funding; Lawsuit Challenges Ban on Physician-Owned Hospitals in Health Reform Law; Aligning Physician and Hospital Goals Through Financial Incentives: Advocate Health’s Clinical Integration Program; Quint Studer: Using HCAHPS to Drive Patient Satisfaction; A Review of OIG Self Referral and Antikickback Cases: 6 Categories of Non-Compliant; Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, Christ Hospital Pay $108M to Settle Federal Kickback Accusations; Nine Hospitals Agree to Pay More Than $9.4M to Resolve Kyphoplasty-Related False Claims Allegations; Brett Gosney: 4 Ways to Improve Your Hospital-Based Orthopedics Program; Hospital and Health Systems Transactions; 12 Steps for Hospitals to Comply With Core Measures From Keith Granger, Former CEO of Flowers Hospital; Hospital and Health Systems Executive Moves. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

May/June Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
America’s 30 Best Hospitals; What Health Reform Will Mean for Hospitals and Physicians; 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare; Publisher's Letter: May/June 2010; Brief Analysis on How Healthcare Reform Impacts ASCs and Physician-Owned Hospitals – 10 Observations; David Fox: 5 Approaches to Improve Advocate Good Samaritan’s Outpatient Satisfaction; Challenges Facing 10 Hospital Service Lines; Hospital and Health System Executive Moves; Hospital and Health System Transactions; 15 Key Factors Affecting Hospitals’ Longer-Term Outlook. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

March/April Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
14 Biggest Trends and Events for Hospitals and Health Systems in 2009; Chris Van Gorder: Working Closely With Physicians Key to Turning Scripps Health Around; 20 Best Community Hospitals in America; Steve Ronstrom: Strategic Performance Improvement Amid Cost Cutting; Chuck Lauer: 8 Reasons Why Health Reform is Running out of Steam; 8 Top Hospital and Health System Trends of the Past Decade; Brett Gosney: 5 Tips for Maintaining Orthopedic Implant Costs; David Fox: Transparency as the Key to Improvement; Becker’s Hospital Review Announces Hospitals and Health Systems: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues Conference (April 13-14, 2010, Chicago; Mark Laney: Bridging the Generation Gap — the Art of Managing Multiple Generations; Quint Studer: Four Best Practices for Improving Emergency Department Results; Hospital and Health System Executive Moves; Hospital and Health System Transactions; Marie Sinioris Explains the Goals of the National Center for Healthcare Leadership; CEO Robert Allen of Park City Medical Center Shares Lessons Learned in Opening a New Hospital. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

January Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
Becker's Hospital Review Names America's 10 Best Hospitals for 2009; 9 Ways Hospitals Can Still Make Money; Publisher’s Letter; Advocate Good Samaritan CEO David Fox Discusses Challenges and Opportunities for Community Hospitals, Keys to Success; Hospital CEO Stephen Ronstrom’s Plan for Success in a Rapidly Changing and Challenging Economy; 2009 Median Compensation for Hospital Executives; 2009 Median Compensation for Health System Executives; Becker's Hospital Review Names the 32 Best Physician-Owned Hospitals in America; 30 of the Best Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems; Chip Kahn, President of the Federation of American Hospitals, Looks at Health Reform 17 Years After 'Harry & Louise'; Assessing Alignment, Action and Accountability Within Your Hospital With Quint Studer of the Studer Group; Hospital and Health System Executive Moves; Hospital and Health System Transactions; 10 Hospital CEOs Age 40 or Younger; Attack on Physician-Owned Hospitals in America: History, Current Efforts and the Impact on the Future of Healthcare; Amy Floria, CFO of Goshen Health System, Shares Goals of 2010. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue


October Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
Current Trends in Hospital and Health System CEO Compensation; 58 Hospital and Health Industry Leaders; 12 Best Practices for a Successful Hospital Neurosurgery Program; Publisher's Letter; 18 Hospitals With Great Neurosurgery Programs; Total U.S. Costs for the Top 10 Most Frequent Principal Diagnoses; Hospital CEO Spotlight: Q&A With Jane Keller of Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital; Finding Dollars in Unexpected Places: 4 Best Practices for Hospitals From Studer Group’s Stephanie Baker; Hospitals Make CEO, CFO Changes Across the Country; New Heartland Health CEO Brings Physician’s Perspective; 4 Trends in Hospital Financing: Discussion With Claudia Gourdon of Healthcare Finance Group. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

July Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
10 Best Practices for Increasing Hospital Profitability; Hospitals and Health Systems: The Best of Times and the Worst of Times 2009; 15 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Cardiovascular Programs; Publisher’s Letter; Hospital Cardiology Leaders Offer Practical Guidance for How to Make it to the Top of the Quality Ladder; Statistics on the Compensation of Physicians; Becker’s Hospital Review Names Its Hospital CEO of the Year and Runner-Ups; 10 Statistics About the Economic Impact on Hospitals; Hospitals Across the Nation Announce CEO, CFO Changes; Physician-Owned Hospitals and Physician Owners Must Disclose Ownership to Patients; 20 Physician-Owned Hospital CEOs to Know. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

April Issue of
Becker's Hospital Review
12 Best Practices for Successful Hospital Oncology Departments; 11 Key Concepts From the Stark Law; 20 Physician Leaders of Hospitals to Know; Publisher’s Letter; Hospital and Health System CEO and CFO 2008 Median Base Salary Figures; Despite Rate Changes, Oncology Still Profitable: Hospitals Respond To Evolving Market Dynamics; 11 Hospitals With Great Oncology Programs; Oncology Salary Statistics by Region; Developing Centers of Excellence — Key Concepts, Strategies and Tactics; Centers of Excellence Achieved by Focus, Sweat and Determination; 8 Ways Hospitals Can Prepare for Recovery Audit Contractors; Hospital Employment of Physicians: What Works and Does Not is Very Clear. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

January Issue of
Becker's Hospital Review
Top 10 Hospital Stories of 2008; 15 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic and Spine Programs; 5 Key Concepts from the William Blair & Company Survey of Hospital Administrators; Hospital Real Estate and Financing Q&A With Mike O'Keefe of Navigant Consulting; Top 10 States With More Hospitals Than Surgery Centers; Quint Studer Discusses 5 Important Issues Facing Hospital Leaders; 5 Factors Influencing a Hospital’s Value; 4 Critical Concepts From the Latest Stark Act Regulation; National and Regional Benchmarks for Hospital Profit Margin and Cash-to-Debt Ratio; 22 Investor-Owned Hospital Companies to Know; Will the Federal Government Shut Down Surgery Centers and Physician-Owned Hospitals?; Top 10 States With More Surgery Centers Than Hospitals; 15 Healthcare Trends and Observations; Kenneth Hawkins Discusses 3 Key Capital Partner Issues for Community Hospitals; Serious Recession Could Greatly Harm Hospitals — And Not Just Because of the Uninsured; 6 Insights on Physician/Hospital Surgery Center Joint Ventures From Dick Hanley of Health Inventures; Distribution of Hospitals and Surgery Centers by Population Levels; Revenue Per Case by Specialty in Surgery Centers. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue


September Issue of Becker's Hospital Review
24 Hospital Leaders to Know; Minimal to Maximum Integration Models; Hospital Leader Shares Insight on Current State of Hospitals and Health Care; 10 Ways to Improve Your Hospital’s Orthopedic Program; Letter from the Editor: Five Evolving Trends for Health Systems; Hospital Physician Specialists: To Hire or Not to Hire; Recapturing and Growing Your GI Business. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue


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