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Hospital architects find ways to build in safety features

Hospital architects find ways to build in safety features

By Andis Robeznieks  |  November 01, 2014

Designers of new hospitals want to make them look more like luxury hotels. But that can be a challenge as heightened concerns about protecting staff and patients from physical violence force designers to build in more security features.

Nurse CIOs are taking on bigger roles in healthcare

Nurse CIOs are taking on bigger roles in healthcare

By Bob Herman  |  November 01, 2014

In the early 1990s, registered nurse Charlotte Seckman moved to Maryland, where she was hired to help a large hospital transition from a paper patient-record system to a digital one.

Medical liability premiums flat as California battles over caps

Medical liability premiums flat as California battles over caps

By Lisa Schencker  |  October 30, 2014

A TV political ad opposing Proposition 46 in California opens with black silhouettes of plaintiff lawyers shaking hands. In a later frame, a worried older woman opens a medical bill. A doctor in an empty hallway shakes his head. But liability premiums haven't been very scary.

Conn. exchange chief named CEO of HealthCare.gov

Conn. exchange chief named CEO of HealthCare.gov

By Darius Tahir  |  October 25, 2014

Kevin Counihan, who headed Connecticut's successful state-based Obamacare exchange, has tough challenges ahead as the first CEO of HealthCare.gov, the federal insurance exchange that serves 36 states.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, Q3 reform winner

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, Q3 reform winner

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 25, 2014

The Republican GOP governor, who's trailing in the polls in his re-election contest, received CMS approval Aug. 28 for his Medicaid expansion plan.

Marcus Merz, CEO of Fairview, Q3 reform loser

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 25, 2014

The not-for-profit insurer, half owned by Fairview Health Services, rocked Minnesota's already-struggling insurance exchange when it announced in September it would exit the exchange market for 2015.

Provider, pharmacy sector see lively quarter

Provider, pharmacy sector see lively quarter

By Beth Kutscher  |  October 18, 2014

The mergers and acquisitions storm in the life sciences blew in fast and furious in the second quarter and petered out just as quickly. But the ripple effect roiled subsectors of the healthcare industry that previously had been quiet.

Up & Comers awards recognize 12 rising healthcare stars

Up & Comers awards recognize 12 rising healthcare stars

By Merrill Goozner  |  October 11, 2014

For the Up & Comers class of 2014, Modern Healthcare's editors received more than 150 nominations from a wide variety of healthcare provider, insurer and supplier organizations. Predicting from among that group who will emerge as healthcare's household names over the next few years was no easy task.

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