• UPMC hospital quietly changes name

    UPMC Pinnacle Lititz (Pa.) quietly dropped the Pinnacle from its name July 1, according to LancasterOnline.
  • McKinsey: How hospitals can become more recession-proof

    Recessions are "sure as sunrise," McKinsey & Co. reminds business leaders in its May 2019 "McKinsey Quarterly," but by studying firms that have successfully navigated economic downturns, organizations can make themselves more resilient.   
  • HBR: Spark more innovation in 15 minutes

    Everyone wants to innovate. But how many hospitals are actually doing it?
  • What is agile development? 4 notes on a Silicon Valley innovation strategy taking on business

    The Wall Street Journal featured an innovation strategy used by Campbell Soup Co. to launch new versions of its Goldfish snacks targeted at an older age group.
  • How a hospital board can prep for crises

    Hospitals, like any organization, are prone to unannounced crises, whether they be cyberattacks, active shooter incidents, severe weather events or management scandals. Still, a recent report from the National Association of Corporate Directors found less than 20 percent of directors surveyed felt confident that management could handle unpredictable crises.
  • Partners HealthCare considers name change

    Leaders at Partners HealthCare are considering changing the Boston-based health system's name to better reflect its academic medical centers, according to the Boston Globe.
  • Why physicians are pursuing MBAs after their MD

    Due to the uncertainty of Medicare for All, the shift to EHRs and employment in health systems rather then owning a private practice, physicians have started to diversify their backgrounds with MBAs, according to Bloomberg.
  • Design: A disciplined approach to business experimentation

    As the U.S. healthcare industry rapidly evolves, transformative health systems have begun to apply the principles of design thinking to better meet changing consumer and community demands.
  • Practice medicine or innovate in Silicon Valley? For the AMA, the answer is 'both'

    The American Medical Association has doubled down its efforts to create customized solutions designed specifically for health systems and large medical groups.
  • Meet Covera Health, the company Walmart trusts to intercept diagnostic errors for 1.1 million lives

    In 2012, Ron Vianu grew intellectually curious about something. He was working at a fast-growing referral management platform in New York at the time and began to uncover what he describes as a major disconnect between payers and providers over radiology.
  • Why your hospital leadership meeting may need silence

    Leadership teams should embrace silence in meetings as a way to prevent groupthink and provide space for innovative ideas to arise, educators with the University of North Carolina Charlotte wrote for Harvard Business Review.
  • Hospital leaders, take note: Employees learn best when they learn less, CEO of training startup says

    Employee training programs are often a large investment for companies, including hospitals and health systems. But often there is no measure of how these programs affect behavior change, Laszlo Bock, CEO of training startup Humu, wrote for Harvard Business Review.
  • Physician viewpoint: 8 commitments your organization should make to reduce burnout

    Hospitals and health systems can combat physician and staff burnout by endorsing the Charter on Physician Well-Being, which lists eight recommendations to improve physician well-being, according to a study published in JAMA Network and cited by an American Medical Association post.
  • 3 strategies for clinically integrated networks to achieve financial success

    Over the past decade, health systems have invested significant resources in forming clinically integrated networks, which are legal partnerships with physicians that permit the collective facilitation of coordinated care and single signature value-based contracts. However, many CINs are struggling to achieve optimal financial performance and an adequate return on these investments as they fail to generate shared savings for both physicians and health systems.
  • Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation rebrands to reflect statewide reach

    The Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation, a nonprofit agency aimed at improving childhood health and wellness, is changing its name, according to the Detroit Free Press.
  • Atlanta suburb plans housing near hospital to attract millennial employees 

    Northside Hospital Forsyth in Cumming, Ga., will soon have an eight-story hotel and conference center, as well as a multifamily housing development, designed to provide patient families a place to stay and lure more millennial workers to the area, according to Forsyth County News.
  • Tampa General CEO wants to create a medical district 

    Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital's chief executive has a vision for downtown Tampa to attract more physicians and researchers to the area, according to a report from the Tampa Bay Times.
  • Tenet to move headquarters out of Dallas

    Tenet Healthcare plans to move its headquarters from Dallas to Farmers Branch, Texas, as part of a cost-cutting move, according to the Dallas Morning News.
  • Why Arizona's suburbs are telling for healthcare in 2020

    In Arizona, residents are concerned about healthcare as the 2020 election approaches, an issue that may sway many independent and suburban voters to vote for candidates based on healthcare over party affiliation, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  • The 16 health systems to which Walmart sends employees for care

    Through its Centers of Excellence program, Walmart partners with health systems that have demonstrated appropriate, high-quality care and outcomes for defined episodes of care.

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