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Medicaid's unmanaged managed care

By Bob Herman  |  April 30, 2016

A new federal rule will encourage states to ramp up auditing of Medicaid managed-care insurers, many of which keep their medical spending hidden from public view.

Inside North America's first all-digital hospital

Inside North America's first all-digital hospital

By Beth Kutscher  |  April 30, 2016

The digital experience at Humber River Hospital in northwest Toronto begins the moment patients arrive. The sleek, square building feels like a small airport, with each registration area designated with a letter. Before arriving, patients look online to find out their check-in zone.

Merger indigestion: Big hospital mergers failing to deliver promised results

Merger indigestion: Big hospital mergers failing to deliver promised results

By Melanie Evans  |  April 23, 2016

Hospital operator mergers have created big—sometimes behemoth—health systems that will provide the scale necessary to achieve operating efficiencies and compete for more cost-conscious consumers. So they say. But some of the biggest mergers in recent years have so far failed to deliver.

15 Top Health Systems cultivate a culture of transparency

15 Top Health Systems cultivate a culture of transparency

By Maria Castellucci  |  April 23, 2016

Fostering a culture of transparency on performance measures is one of the key strategies used by the health systems that made this year's list of Truven Health Analytics' 15 Top Health Systems.

Dr. Benjamin's successful advocacy targets population health

Dr. Benjamin's successful advocacy targets population health

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  April 16, 2016

It's been nearly three years since former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin stepped away from the public eye as the nation's top doctor. As the driving force behind the creation of the White House's National Prevention Strategy, she worked to reduce preventable illness as a means of...

Patient quality playing bigger role in for-profit exec bonuses

By Dave Barkholz  |  April 16, 2016

Executives recruited into the C-suites of for-profit healthcare companies can expect their bonuses and at-risk compensation to be increasingly pegged to performance on patient quality, safety and satisfaction, experts say.

Leading a shift in how healthcare providers and customers relate

Leading a shift in how healthcare providers and customers relate

By David Royse  |  April 16, 2016

Mack Hogans and the company whose governing board he leads, Cambia Health Solutions, are rooted in the same place—America's timberlands. Hogans spent a career in forestry, working his way up from forester to senior vice president at the huge forest products company Weyerhaeuser. He retired...

Excellence in Governance honorees bring alternative views

Excellence in Governance honorees bring alternative views

By Merrill Goozner  |  April 16, 2016

A well-rounded board of trustees needs leaders who bring something beyond accounting, law and business skills to give top management the advice it needs in today's complex healthcare environment. This year's Modern Healthcare Excellence in Governance honorees, profiled in the next few pages,...

Hospitals discover their inner venture capitalist

Hospitals discover their inner venture capitalist

By Beth Kutscher  |  April 09, 2016

The number of healthcare systems setting up venture capital arms has exploded as they seek commercial success and technologies to help solve their business problems.

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