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At the 'webside'

At the 'webside'

By Erica Teichert  |  August 27, 2016

Telemedicine's rapid growth means more physicians will need to learn a proper “webside manner” so their patients will feel comfortable during virtual visits.

Few docs ready for risk under MACRA

Few docs ready for risk under MACRA

By Shannon Muchmore  |  August 13, 2016

Most physicians are expected to opt for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, known as MIPS, rather than assume the downside risk of alternative payment models.

Activist investors push healthcare firms to add seasoned leaders to boards

Activist investors push healthcare firms to add seasoned leaders to boards

By Dave Barkholz  |  August 06, 2016

Activist investors in for-profit healthcare firms want seasoned leaders—often drawn from the ranks of former leaders of not-for-profit healthcare systems—to sit on their boards and help those firms navigate today's fast-changing reimbursement environment.

Pushing elderly patients to keep moving

Pushing elderly patients to keep moving

By Anna Gorman  |  August 06, 2016

Despite a growing body of research that shows staying in bed can be harmful to seniors, many hospitals still don't put a high priority on making them walk. But at UAB Hospital-Highland's 26-bed geriatric unit, patients are encouraged to start moving as soon as they arrive.

Hospital execs earn bigger bonuses as value-based care takes hold

Hospital execs earn bigger bonuses as value-based care takes hold

By Joseph Conn  |  August 06, 2016

Modern Healthcare's 36th annual Executive Compensation Survey finds that as executives' compensation continues to soar, more is coming from performance-based payment models that aren't just linked to individual efforts and outcomes, but also the efforts of their organizations.

Growing the ranks of minority nurses

Growing the ranks of minority nurses

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  July 30, 2016

While there have been gains in recruiting minority nurses, it has not kept pace with the growing demand for culturally competent care.

Apps for Rx sticker shock

Apps for Rx sticker shock

By Adam Rubenfire  |  July 30, 2016

A number of insurers, pharmacy benefit managers and technology companies are developing smartphone and computer apps to provide accurate drug-pricing information for patients and physicians.

Presidential impressions

Presidential impressions

By Chip Kahn  |  July 30, 2016

Over the past few years, at every opportunity, Federation of American Hospitals president Chip Kahn has taken time for his passion, street photography.

What will happen with healthcare policy under President Trump ... or ... Clinton?

What will happen with healthcare policy under President Trump ... or ... Clinton?

By Harris Meyer  |  July 23, 2016

The November elections surely won't end the nonstop, eight-year political war over the shape of the U.S. healthcare system. But the ballot results likely will determine whether the changes driven by the ACA continue in the same direction or the system returns to its previous, less-regulated form.

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