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Blog: In Boston, new partners may take on Partners

Blog: In Boston, new partners may take on Partners

By Melanie Evans  |  September 03, 2015

After vigorously opposing Partners HealthCare's expansion plans, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Lahey Health may merge to create a major rival to the Boston-based giant, the Boston Globe reports.

CFO raises reflect growing healthcare complexity

By Michael Sandler  |  August 15, 2015

The complicated financial restructurings that follow not-for-profit hospital consolidations are requiring more advanced skill sets among chief financial officers and are leading to sharply higher pay for them, experts say.

Nicholas Tejeda named CEO of Sierra Providence East and other news makers

Nicholas Tejeda named CEO of Sierra Providence East and other news makers

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 08, 2015

Nicholas Tejeda has taken the helm as CEO of Sierra Providence East Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. Tejeda, 36, assumed his duties in July, replacing Sally Hurt-Deitch, who is now market CEO of the hospital's parent system, Sierra Providence Health Network.

 Building protocols into EHRs can help cut wasteful care

Building protocols into EHRs can help cut wasteful care

By Melanie Evans  |  July 04, 2015

MRIs, CT scans and X-rays for low back pain patients dropped by half last year at the UPMC health system in Pittsburgh after doctors started seeing reminders in the electronic health record that such tests can be unnecessary, a move inspired in part by the Choosing Wisely campaign.

IT labor crunch slows hospital data initiatives

IT labor crunch slows hospital data initiatives

By Melanie Evans  |  June 13, 2015

Healthcare has lagged other industries in investment and innovation in information technology. Now, scrambling to catch up, hospitals and health systems are facing a tight supply of skilled IT managers and executives that is holding them back.

Accountable care's rocky road

Accountable care's rocky road

By Merrill Goozner  |  May 09, 2015

Medicare's 32 Pioneer accountable care organizations posted mixed results after two years, revealing once again that making money from care coordination is proving a heavy lift for most provider organizations.

Partners HealthCare to close LTAC hospital in Massachusetts

Partners HealthCare to close LTAC hospital in Massachusetts

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 09, 2015

The Boston-based system will end inpatient operations at Spaulding Hospital for Continuing Medical Care North Shore later this year because its leaders concluded it won't be able to survive under new CMS admitting criteria.

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