• 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.
  • 10 things to know about Optum, the $101B healthcare company keeping hospital execs up at night

    Hospital and health system leaders may have a difficult time defining Optum — the fastest-growing unit of the largest health insurer in the country — as a competitor or a collaborator.
  • Creating sustainable value for hospitals & ASCs in a consumer-driven world

    Peter Doerner, NAPA's Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer writes, "It’s a challenging time to be running a health system or Ambulatory Surgery Center. With the healthcare industry caught in a legislative standstill, hospital and ASC executives must now juggle their current high-cost structures with shifts in consumer behavior, case volume and the payer mix. Now more than ever, administrators need a true partner in their anesthesia department. Strong onsite anesthesia leadership can have a significant impact on a hospital’s culture and financial performance." Editor's note: this article was originally posted on NAPA's website Please click here to continue
  • Why pre-surgical testing? It increases both patient and surgeon satisfaction

    Dr. Steven Herling, Physician at North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA), Director of Perioperative Medicine at Northwell Health in Manhasset, NY, writes, "It’s been said that change is good—and hard. In considering how standardizing presurgical testing can maximize the satisfaction of hospitals, surgeons, and patients, there are solid medical and fiscal benefits to be reaped by making changes to the old protocol.”
  • Taking forever for your team to make a decision? 3 ways to fix that

    Decision-making processes are broken: It takes too long to arrive at a solution, and even after spending so much time deliberating, the outcome may still be less than successful. According to a recent McKinsey survey, this frustrating process wastes 530,000 days' worth of managers' time — the equivalent of $250 million — at a typical Fortune 500 company.
  • Texas Health Resources restructures operations

    Arlington-based Texas Health Resources is replacing its current zone-based operations model with a channel strategy.
  • DC conference speakers shed light on healthcare's blind spots

    Some of the most compelling speakers at the 16th Annual World Health Care Congress this week in Washington, D.C., were those who see healthcare from the outside looking in, extending an opportunity for hospitals, health systems and legacy players in the industry to take a good hard look in the mirror.
  • 'Anywhere but Indiana' — Why employers are avoiding hospitals in the Hoosier State

    Indiana's high hospital prices may be deterring new businesses from the state, according to the Indy Star.
  • Walmart has no shelf space for hospitals' shoddy healthcare

    If you want to witness one of the most compelling examples of healthcare "disruption" today, gather hospital and health system leaders in a room and hand a microphone to Lisa Woods, senior director of U.S. Health Care at Walmart. 
  • 5 key insights to boost hospital operational efficiency: Q&A with Philips consulting director

    Rick McCraw, RN, CEN, FACHE brings more than 30 years of emergency, trauma, and physician practice leadership experience to his role as director of client development and operations for the Healthcare Transformation Services group within Philips.
  • Trends signal wider, more inclusive approaches to healthcare are underway

    The movement to value-based healthcare is gaining steam, and consumers stand to benefit as providers ramp up their efforts to provide patients with personalized, affordable and coordinated care that best meets their needs.
  • Atrium extends rebranding to flagship facility

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health debuted new signage at its flagship hospital in Charlotte — previously named Carolinas Medical Center — more than a year after taking on the Atrium name, according to The Charlotte Observer.
  • Houston hospital restructuring to affect 586 jobs

    Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital's conversion to a freestanding emergency room will affect hundreds of jobs.
  • Warren Buffett talks Haven: 7 most insightful quotes

    The CEO of Berkshire Hathaway sat down with the editor-in-chief of Yahoo Finance to discuss the healthcare joint venture backed by Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan, including its much-anticipated name, audacious goals and leader Atul Gawande, MD.
  • How Temple Health turns employees into leaders

    Forbes contributor Kevin Kruse highlights that while a disengaged workforce may lead to issues in any industry, the consequences are even greater in healthcare.
  • 3 systems would split care for Nashville's uninsured under new plan

    A new proposal calls for three Nashville, Tenn.-based health systems to share responsibility for caring for uninsured patients, which would help protect Nashville General Hospital from the threat of closure, the Tennessean reports.
  • Can the Netflix model help curb healthcare costs?

    Television subscription services like Netflix and Hulu make money because while it costs each provider millions to make a television show or movie, each new stream costs little or nothing. New York Times contributor Tina Rosenberg claims another product can work in a similar fashion: medicine.
  • Hospitals' newspaper ads missing marketing opportunities, study finds

    Hospitals spend money to advertise in metropolitan daily newspapers, but they use many of the same attributes in their messaging, according to a new study.
  • How influencers are helping Baylor Scott & White save lives

    Baylor Scott & White is turning to a nontraditional source to launch a women's health campaign: social media influencers.

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