February 2018 Issue of Beckers Hospital Review

February 2018 Issue of Beckers Hospital Review




The Man Behind the Rankings: Reflections From Outgoing U.S. News Editor Avery Comarow
Since U.S. News & World Report first published Best Hospitals in 1990, the annual series has become the most publicized and coveted ranking among healthcare organizations. For this we have Avery Comarow, editor and director of Best Hospitals, to thank. Click Here to continue...


105 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know | 2018

The executives featured on this list lead organizations through healthcare's technology revolution as well as oversee EHR installations, new patient portals and telemedicine advancements. Click Here to continue...



How Opioid-Free Anesthesia & Multimodal Pain Management Can Improve Care & Address a Public Health Crisis
Numerous public health experts and politicians have dubbed the nation's ongoing opioid overdose and addiction crisis the deadliest drug epidemic in American history. Click Here to continue....

Rethinking Ambulatory Strategy: 6 Key Challenges, Opportunities for Health Systems
Health systems across the nation are exploring ways to reengineer their ambulatory strategy to enhance coordination, meet patient demand and ensure care continuity — all while reducing costs.  Click Here to continue..


4 Hospital Deals to Watch This Year
Hospital merger and acquisition activity has steadily risen in recent years — and 2017 was no different.  Click Here to continue..

17 ACOs Join the Next Generation Model
There are 58 ACOs in CMS' Next Generation model for 2018, including 17 new participants, CMS data shows.  Click Here to continue..

Microsoft WW Health CISO: Cyberattacks Should Be Framed as a Patient Safety Situation & 5 More Thoughts
Cyberattacks targeted hospitals and health systems at an alarming rate in 2017 — nearly exceeding the rate of one breach per day. Increasingly for healthcare organizations, preparing for a cyberattack is a question of when, not if.  Click Here to continue..


AHA CEO Rick Pollack: Why Hospital M&A Benefits Patients
American Hospital Association President and CEO Richard Pollack wrote in a Dec. 17 op-ed the merger frenzy across the healthcare industry stems from the desire to create an overarching care system that is "more responsive to [consumers'] needs."  Click Here to continue..


What Physicians Like Most About Epic, Cerner & 8 Other EHR Vendors
While physicians often report dissatisfaction with EHRs — and 11 percent of acute facilities and 16 percent of ambulatory facilities plan to leave their current vendors — a Reaction Data survey sought to determine the reasons physicians like their current platforms. Click Click Here to continue..

Apple Adds Medical Records to the iPhone
Apple plans to integrate patient health records into its Health app in an attempt to make it easier for consumers to review their medical data from multiple providers, the company announced Wednesday.  Click Here to continue..

The 1990s Called — They Want Your Hospital's Operating Model Back
Since one can remember, health systems have based their operating models around hospital-centric service lines, such as orthopedics, cardiology or cancer.  Click Here to continue..

5 Things to Know About CMS' Updated Overall Hospital Star Ratings
After a five-month delay, CMS updated its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings on its Hospital Compare website on Thursday. Here are five things to know.  Click Here to continue..

To Curb Opioid Abuse, HCA & LifePoint Warn Patients They May Feel More Pain
Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America and Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health are working to change patients' pain expectations to help curb the nation's opioid overdose crisis, according to a report from Nashville Public Radio.  Click Here to continue..

37 Hospital & Health System Executive Moves
Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following hospital and health system executive moves in the last week.  Click Here to continue..

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