A healthcare organization's need to reach certain benchmarks for quality, safety and efficiency have brought the role of the chief operating office to center stage. Those massive responsibilities led Modern Healthcare this year to launch its first annual list of the Top 25 COOs in healthcare.
Rina Kellogg is among a legion of thousands of women who are speaking up and filing lawsuits against Bayer, for severe medical problems they say were triggered by using Essure.
Hospitals saw a year's worth of mega-mergers in the first quarter as big systems looked to partners to conserve capital, manage populations, tie up referrals and find efficiences. And the trend that gave rise to four large health system deals through March is more likely to accelerate than not.
Kaiser recently opened its new 321-bed San Diego Medical Center, which has already achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum certification and raises the bar for green hospitals in California.
Building a culture that encourages staff to constantly improve is a key trait among this year's 15 Top Health Systems. The list is published annually by Truven Health Analytics, IBM Watson Health.
After a South Dakota hospital recently ran a standard clinical report through a federal healthcare safety database, it discovered that its patients had a high number of hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infections.
Even as the death toll rises, opioid addiction isn't treated with urgency like other chronic and deadly diseases. Health insurers make patients and families jump through too many hoops to get coverage for needed inpatient and outpatient care for addiction, including medication-assisted treatment.
A panel of CIOs discuss a variety of issues bedeviling healthcare systems and their vendors.
If funding were all that mattered, Kyle Rolfing would have based Bright Health somewhere other than Minneapolis. But for Rolfing, president of the consumer-oriented health insurance company, success starts with talent.
Dr. Jennifer Hauler, an osteopathic physician, was juggling several leadership roles in 2014 when she decided to get an MBA.
In her long career in nursing, Colleen Conway-Welch figured out sometimes it's good to bend the rules a bit. She first realized that early in her career, as she cared for a patient nearing death.
From 1988 through 2016, 103 healthcare luminaries were inducted into the Health Care Hall of Fame, housed at the historic Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. They represent trailblazers from all sectors of the industry, including familiar names dating to the American Revolution and the Civil War...