April 2018 Issue of Beckers Hospital Review

April 2018 Issue of Beckers Hospital Review

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50 African American Leaders in Healthcare to know
The best healthcare delivery requires leadership from diverse backgrounds and experiences. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Physician Recruitment & Retention How 2 Rural Hospitals are Overcoming the Challenge
Recruiting and retaining physicians poses a significant challenge for rural hospitals. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE


Ascension’s operating income dips 78% in first half of FY 2018
St. Louis-based Ascension saw revenues and operating income decline in the first six months of fiscal year 2018. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

$92M accounting error causes Edward-Elmhurst’s operating loss to widen
Naperville, Ill.-based Edward-Elmhurst Health has released restated financial results after the health system overestimated the revenue it expects to receive from patients and health insurers by $92 million. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE


Are smartphones and tablets the next frontier for EHRs? Why this IT expert says yes.
Nearly 10 years after the passage of legislation meant to spur health IT adoption, EHRs have undergone a rapid evolution. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

6 ways health systems can drive revenue and reduce costs through strong supplier partnerships
Standalone hospitals are increasingly rare in today's healthcare landscape. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Your ACO just took on downside risk. Is your data strategy up for the task?
For most accountable care organizations, the near future increasingly includes downside risk — which might catch some ACO’s off guard. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Can boards create the hospital of the future?
In light of the flurry of merger and acquisition activity across many health system markets, healthcare executives and boards are acutely concerned about differentiating themselves. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Top 10 value propositions for your medical group’s RCM partnership
Increased patient financial responsibility, the emergence of risk-based contracts, and tightened margins are a few of the many challenges driving medical groups across the nation to explore ways to optimize revenue cycle management. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Service line co-management: The silver bullet for physician hospital alignment?
The imperatives for hospitals and healthcare systems are to improve quality and reduce costs.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

CIN accreditation: A framework for financial, legal and operational success
Whether physicians and hospitals are looking to create a new clinically integrated network or strengthen the efficiency of an existing CIN, many CIN administrators find vetting processes, like URAC's Clinical Integration Accreditation, can provide a framework for financial, operational and legal success, and ultimately serve as a mark of quality in the industry. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Your hospital signed a direct-to-employer contract — 6 factors to help build a successful program
Employers are exploring direct contracting options with hospitals, health systems and other medical facilities in their quest to reduce costs and improve health outcomes for employees.. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

A question for hospitals: How healthy is your workforce?
Health system leaders are familiar with a rich irony when it comes to their own workforce. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE


No pay raise for CHS CEO Wayne Smith in 2018
The board of directors for Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems approved compensation arrangements for several of its executives Feb. 21, including CHS President, CEO and Chairman Wayne Smith, who is expected to receive the same base salary he has received since 2015: $1.6 million, according to a recent U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

UPMC CEO Jeffrey Romoff on ongoing feud with Highmark: ‘That’s what disruption is about’ — 5 things to know
UPMC and Highmark Health, both based in Pittsburgh, have been locked in a years-long feud fueled by the continued hybridization of their organizations. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE


Geisinger’s Dr. Alistair Erskine shares 5 elements of Apple’s Health records app
In late January, Apple said its latest iPhone iOS update would integrate patient health records into its Health app as part of a beta run, shaking up the EHR industry and taking a giant leap toward interoperability. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Why health IT experts think Apple will succeed where Google failed with medical records
Apple's move into patient health records "portends great things for consumers," despite a similar — and unsuccessful — initiative Google launched a decade ago, according to an op-ed Aneesh Chopra, former U.S. chief technology officer, and Dr. Shafiq Rab, CIO of Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center, published in Wired. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE


30 hospital and health system CXOs to know | 2018
Becker's Hospital Review is please to name 30 CXOs to know in 2018. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Medtronic inks 5-year partnership with Lehigh Valley Health Network
Medtronic signed a five-year partnership deal with Lehigh Valley Health Network, an eight-hospital organization in Allentown, Pa., to improve patient outcomes and minimize costs, CNBC reported. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

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