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Five-star hospitals based on patient satisfaction

Five-star hospitals based on patient satisfaction

April 18, 2015

A list of the 251 five-star hospitals based on patient satisfaction, with 2015 quality performance scores, in alphabetical order by state. Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Published April 20, 2015.

Truven Health 15 Top Health Systems in 2015

Truven Health 15 Top Health Systems in 2015

April 18, 2015

A Special Feature on Truven Health 15 Top Health Systems, 2015. Performances are based on 12 measures, and results are broken down into four categories: National health system performance comparisons, large health system performance comparisons, medium health system performance comparisons, and...

100 Top Hospitals 2015 (web exclusive)

100 Top Hospitals 2015 (web exclusive)

April 18, 2015

A Special Feature on Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals, 2014. Hospitals are listed in four categories: national health system performance comparisons, large health systems performance comparisons, medium health systems performance comparisons, and small health systems performance comparisons. Source:...

HCA, still No. 1 in revenue, bides time on big deals

By Michael Sandler  |  April 18, 2015

HCA once again leveraged its sheer size and organic growth strategy to maintain its position as the largest for-profit hospital chain in the country, according to Modern Healthcare's latest By the Numbers list.

11 largest for-profit hospital chains

11 largest for-profit hospital chains

April 18, 2015

A list of the nation's 11 largest for-profit hospital chains, ranked by 2014 revenue as reported to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Source: Modern Healthcare reporting. Published April 18, 2015, p. 30.

Kaiser Permanente to build IT campus in Atlanta

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 18, 2015

Kaiser Permanente Georgia, a branch of the Oakland, Calif.-based healthcare giant, plans to open a 157,000-square-foot information technology campus in midtown Atlanta, creating 900 jobs in health IT by 2019.

Data Points for April 20, 2015

Data Points for April 20, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 18, 2015

Data Points for the week of April 20, 2015, covered the following topics: Healthcare costs, Medicaid, CHIP, foreign-educated nurses, prescriptions for Medicaid beneficiaries

Medical group builds EHR to improve care

Medical group builds EHR to improve care

By Darius Tahir  |  April 18, 2015

Dr. Christopher Chen, CEO of Miami Gardens, Fla.-based ChenMed, knew his physician-led primary-care group would have to optimize its performance to successfully expand from its home base. One factor giving him confidence was its custom-built electronic health-record system, which includes patient...

Hospitals ponder meaning, value of CMS' new star ratings

Hospitals ponder meaning, value of CMS' new star ratings

By Sabriya Rice  |  April 18, 2015

About 7% of hospitals got the highest rating, 34% got the second-highest rating, and 19% got one of the two lowest possible scores in the CMS' new five-star ratings of more than 3,500 hospitals based on patient-satisfaction surveys.

Feds OK financial incentives for wellness programs

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 18, 2015

In a victory for business groups, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said last week that employers can continue to use substantial financial penalties and rewards to nudge employees to participate in workplace wellness programs.

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