January 2017 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

January 2017 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review


Jan HR 2017 Cover

On the Cover
60 of the Most Powerful People in Healthcare
Power can be measured by size, expertise, revenue, political authority or social influence. Click Here to Continue

The Repeal and Reevaluation of the ACA: 4 Key Points
Donald Trump and Mike Pence campaigned on the concept and reiterated recently that they plan to repeal the ACA. Click Here to Continue


Executive Briefing
How Integrated CDI Technology Can Improve Clinical Performance Under Value-Based Care

The Presidential Election and Its Impact on the Future of Healthcare Reform


Trump names Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove to panel of business advisers
President-elect Donald Trump has appointed Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove, MD, to a newly established panel that will advise the incoming president on how the government influences job and economic growth, according to Cleveland.com. Click Here to Continue


The 47-year-old Business Book Still Beloved by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates
More than two decades after he first read it and four decades after it was published, Bill Gates says Business Adventures by John Brooks is still the best business book he's ever read, according to CNBC. Click Here to Continue

20 Women at Top of Healthcare Organizations Discuss Their Leadership Philosophies and Patient Engagement
n early November, 20 executives, vice presidents, directors and other senior-level healthcare professionals gathered in Chicago to share their personal experiences and insights about gender diversity in healthcare management in a roundtable sponsored by global, research-driven pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim. Click Here to Continue

Largest Hospital, Health System Layoffs of 201
The following hospitals and health systems announced or implemented workforce reductions each affecting 100 or more employees this year. Click Here to Continue

Trump Picks Price, Verma as Heads of HHS, CMS: 9 Things to Know
President-elect Donald Trump is nominating a "dream team" to lead the top federal healthcare agencies. Rep. Tom Price, MD, R-Ga., chairman of the House Budget Committee, is Mr. Trump's official pick for secretary of HHS, and Seema Verma, president, CEO and founder of health policy consultancy SVC, is his nomination for CMS administrator. Click Here to Continue

CHS Sells 2 Hospitals for $45M to Drive Down Debt
Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems has signed a definitive agreement to sell Yakima (Wash.) Regional Medical Center & Cardiac Center and Toppenish (Wash.) Community Hospital to Sunnyside (Wash.) Community Hospital & Clinics for approximately $45 million. Click Here to Continue

Texas and NY Hospitals Close ERs on Same Day
Here are the 50 hospitals in America with the most emergency room visits for both admitted patients and not admitted patients. Click Here to Continue


3 Factors That Could Influence Hospital Bankruptcies in 2017
The number of hospital bankruptcy filings may increase in 2017, as providers struggle with a challenging reimbursement landscape, higher supplies costs and the uncertainty surrounding the ACA. Click Here to Continue


Texas Hospital Abruptly Closes After Failing to Make Payroll
Weimar (Texas) Medical Center shut down Nov. 25, and the future of the facility is uncertain. Click Here to Continue

Executives, Physicians at Dallas Hospital Indicted in Massive Kickback Scheme
Physicians, founders, executives and investors of physician-owned Forest Park Medical Center in Dallas have been charged in a federal indictment for their alleged involvement in a bribe and kickback scheme, according to the Department of Justice. Click Here to Continue

Henry Ford Director Says Payments Aren’t Truly Bundled Under BPCI Initiative
Three of Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System's hospitals participated in the first phase of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative in 2013. Click Here to Continue

CIO/Health IT
12 Healthcare Startup Incubators and Accelerators to Know
Healthcare innovation incubators and accelerators around the country are helping entrepreneurs grow and develop their startup companies with funding, mentorship and investment resources. Click Here to Continue

IBM Watson Rolls Out Internet of Things Consulting Platform
IBM has unveiled a new consulting platform to provide businesses across the globe with guidance on industry-specific Internet of Things adoption challenges. Click Here to Continue

CEO Email Scam Targets 17 US Healthcare Organizations in 2 Weeks
Over the past two weeks, a number of Business Email Compromise scams have targeted 17 U.S., 10 U.K. and eight Canadian healthcare organizations, according to a blog post from IT security company Trend Micro. Click Here to Continue

What Crises Stain a Hospital’s Reputation? Tech and Data Issues Top the List, Healthcare Executives Say
Health IT tops the list of crisis management concerns, according to an annual Black Book Market Research report of public relations considerations in the healthcare industry. Click Here to Continue

Mobile Health Market Projected to Reach $21.7B by 2022: 5 Things to Know
The global market for mobile health is expected to increase through 2022, according to a Market Research Future report. Click Here to Continue

Duke Develops Robotic Nurse to Reduce Contact With Infectious Disease
Duke Pratt School of Engineering and Duke School of Nursing, both located in Durham, N.C., are collaborating to develop Trina, a mechanical robot nurse, according to The News & Observer. Click Here to Continue

Supply Chain
Gartner Names Top 25 Supply Chains in Healthcare
Gartner recently released is eighth annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 rankings. Click Here to Continue

Medicare’s Top 15 Costliest Drugs in 2015
CMS recently released data identifying the costliest drugs to Medicare in 2015, and Gilead Sciences' hepatitis C treatment Harvoni topped the list. Click Here to Continue

Spearheading a First-of-Its-Kind Logistics Center: 5 Questions With Dennis Mullins, VP of Supply Chain for IU Health
In August, Indiana University Health broke ground on a $9 million* integrated service center in Plainfield, Ind., to improve medical supply distribution to the Indianapolis-based health system's hospitals and medical facilities across the state. Click Here to Continue

4 Threats to the US Blood Supply
Researchers highlighted numerous factors hindering the sustainability of the nation's blood supply in a new study from RAND Corporation. Click Here to Continue

More Than Two-Thirds of Hospital Leaders Expect to Boost Annual Supply Chain Investment Over Next 3 Years, Survey Finds
Premier recently released the results of its semiannual economic outlook survey, which polls healthcare executives on the biggest issues facing their supply chains and health systems. Click Here to Continue

How Amazon Trains New Warehouse Workers in Just 2 Days
Amazon can now train warehouse workers in as little as two days due to new technology like touch screens and robots, according to The Wall Street Journal. Click Here to Continue


Thought Leadership


7 Questions With MetroHealth CEO Dr. Akram Boutros
Akram Boutros, MD, has served as president and CEO of The MetroHealth System in Cleveland since June 2013. Click Here to Continue

20 Years as Chief Nurse: Mass General’s CNO on What’s Next After Stepping Down
Jeanette Ives Erikson, DNP, RN, first took at job at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1988 based on word of mouth from graduate school colleagues — and she hasn't left since. Click Here to Continue

The Corner Office: Dignity Health CEO Lloyd Dean on What Drives His Commitment to Improve Healthcare Access
Growing up in Twin Lake, Mich., with eight siblings and no health insurance, Lloyd Dean, president and CEO of San Francisco-based Dignity Health, experienced the effects of inadequate healthcare firsthand. Click Here to Continue


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