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Change agents charge to the top

Change agents charge to the top

By David May  |  April 02, 2016

As conversations in healthcare continue to focus on quality, patient safety and a system shifting to value over volume, Modern Healthcare's 12th annual ranking of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders increasingly reflects the industry players charged with making it happen.

Healthcare industry giants pledge to ease interoperability, EHR use

By Joseph Conn  |  February 29, 2016

The 17 IT companies that made the pledge include Allscripts, Athenahealth, Cerner Corp., Epic Systems and Meditech. They provide record systems to 90% of U.S. hospitals. Providers include Ascension, Geisinger, HCA, Intermountain and Kaiser Permanente.

AtlantiCare exec VP will succeed retiring CEO

AtlantiCare exec VP will succeed retiring CEO

By Melanie Evans  |  February 04, 2016

Lori Herndon, who began her career at AtlantiCare more than three decades ago as a nurse, will succeed David Tilton as president and CEO of the New Jersey subsidiary of Geisinger Health System.

Posting doc-patient reviews pays off

Posting doc-patient reviews pays off

By Jaclyn Schiff  |  January 16, 2016

When Salt Lake City residents search the Web for physician reviews, they're likely to come across a set of ratings from an unlikely source: the University of Utah Health Care's website. But in the three years since UUHC moved to systemwide public reviews, measures of patient satisfaction have...

10 to watch for 2016

10 to watch for 2016

By Merrill Goozner  |  January 09, 2016

Big insurance mergers, the evolution of the nation's delivery systems, the direction of drug and device regulation—these are some of the more important issues we'll be covering this year, and they drove our decisions on which people to watch in 2016.

Geisinger gets boost from adding new hospitals

By Beth Kutscher  |  November 30, 2015

Geisinger Health System is benefiting from acquisitions and a focus on high-acuity service lines, but the group still saw its expenses outpace revenue in its fiscal first quarter.

Big data's big puzzle: Now what?

Big data's big puzzle: Now what?

By Beth Kutscher  |  November 28, 2015

HHS' partnership this month with OptumLabs is likely to add momentum to the push to use big data to lower healthcare costs and improve the quality of care delivery.

N.Y. dual-eligibles demo enrollment dropping

By Andis Robeznieks and Virgil Dickson  |  October 03, 2015

New York's experiment to better coordinate care for low-income and disabled state residents who are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare is losing hundreds of beneficiaries.

Investors hope to profit from sharing Medicare bundled payment load

By Melanie Evans  |  September 12, 2015

The Affordable Care Act's experiments in Medicare payment reform have their doubters, but investors see opportunity. Several companies have emerged to capitalize on the ACA's complex new programs designed to change how traditional Medicare spends more than $450 billion a year in payments.

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