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Breier tapped to replace Diaz as Kindred CEO

By Bob Herman  |  October 30, 2014

Ben Breier, president and COO of Kindred Healthcare, will take over next year as CEO of the Louisville, Ky.-based post-acute-care operator, which is in the process of ballooning into a $7.1 billion company through the buyout of another large post-acute company.

Geisinger using technology to increase patient engagement, CEO says

By Darius Tahir  |  October 30, 2014

Geisinger Health System has invested in health information technology innovations to transform itself from a fragmented, hospital-centric model to one that actively courts patient involvement and access, CEO Dr. Glenn Steele Jr. said during an industry talk Thursday.

Universal American sees gains from ACOs, finally

By Melanie Evans  |  October 29, 2014

Universal American, a publicly traded health insurance company that operates more than two dozen Medicare accountable care organizations, Wednesday reported its first quarterly revenue and profit from the business after nearly three years and an investment of more than $82 million in it.

Providers should focus on health IT safety, CHIME speakers advise

By Darius Tahir  |  October 29, 2014

Providers should plan to demonstrate patient-safety benefits attributable to their increasing use of healthcare technology, said experts at a panel at the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives fall meeting in San Antonio.

Dallas nurse who had Ebola is released from hospital

By Associated Press  |  October 28, 2014

A nurse who fueled Ebola fears by flying to Cleveland after being infected by her dying patient was released Tuesday from a hospital isolation unit, where doctors defended her as a courageous front-line caregiver.

HHS contraceptive workaround isn't making either side happy

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 28, 2014

The controversy about how to provide contraception coverage to women employed by companies that hold religious objections to such coverage was evident in comments filed regarding a proposed HHS workaround that encompassed rules for such companies and for religious organizations. The comment period...

HCA has solid Q3, downplays benefits from ACA

By Beth Kutscher  |  October 28, 2014

HCA, the country's largest hospital chain by revenue, reported a 41.9% increase in net income in the third quarter on higher revenue, prompting it to raise earnings projections for the full year.

CDC introduces new Ebola risk and response levels for travelers

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  October 27, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Monday issued new guidance for travelers returning to the U.S. from West Africa amid criticism over the measures some states have taken in implementing mandatory quarantines of returning healthcare workers.

Gottlieb to leave Partners HealthCare in 2015

By John N. Frank  |  October 25, 2014

Dr. Gary Gottlieb, CEO of Partners HealthCare, the largest healthcare provider in Massachusetts, will be leaving that position next year to join not-for-profit medical services provider Partners in Health as its new CEO, Partners HealthCare confirmed Saturday.

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