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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
When the Illinois governor's office called Rupert Evans in 2013 and asked if he could help troubled Roseland Community Hospital, he didn't have to be sold on the Chicago institution's importance to its community.
Lawrence “Larry” Inserra Jr. has been around hospitals a long time, much of it for the same reasons nobody really wants to be around them.
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,...
Access to genomic data on cancer has raised hopes for rapid advances, but many worry about clinicians’ ability to effectively use the information.
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.