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Using virtual reality to treat PTSD

By Lisa Bertagnoli, Crain's Chicago Business  |  July 29, 2016

Virtual reality, a Chicago doctor explains, exposes veterans to the sights, sounds, sensations and even scents of the events responsible for their trauma: a shooting, an attack, an IED explosion. Exposure to the trauma in a safe, controlled setting can help retrain brains to overcome fear.

Blog: The trouble with the Cancer Moonshot

Blog: The trouble with the Cancer Moonshot

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  July 19, 2016

Critics indicate that at best, the term moonshot is misguided when it comes to figuring out how to beat cancer. At worst, it's false advertising that could ultimately weaken public trust and support.

As IT's importance grows, CIO's role expands

As IT's importance grows, CIO's role expands

By Maria Castellucci  |  July 16, 2016

As in other industries, CIOs in healthcare are becoming key advisers to the CEO and important figures in board meetings, a dramatic shift from less than a decade ago. The change reflects technology's sprawling role in the overall operational and strategic viability of hospitals and health systems.

New toolkit helps medical providers screen for unmet social needs

New toolkit helps medical providers screen for unmet social needs

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  July 13, 2016

Providers increasingly appreciate the link between patients' health and their troubles outside the doctor's office, but their ability to translate that knowledge to helpful action is limited. A new guide aims to change that.

Top 10 Best Practices chosen by Modern Healthcare readers

Top 10 Best Practices chosen by Modern Healthcare readers

By Jaclyn Schiff  |  July 09, 2016

We asked readers to select up to three out of 25 topics covered in the Best Practices feature since it was launched in 2013. The top 10 vote-getters include using scribes to aid physicians, payers publishing the cost of services and ways to smooth the discharge process.

Three leaders on the future of healthcare jobs

Three leaders on the future of healthcare jobs

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 09, 2016

Virginia Mason Health System CEO Dr. Gary Kaplan, Jefferson College of Population Health Dean Dr. David Nash and Women's Hospital CEO Christina Ryan say the healthcare jobs of the future will be shaped by the demands of quality and safety, work-life balance and managing population health.

Three leaders on the future of healthcare technology

Three leaders on the future of healthcare technology

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 09, 2016

ONC head Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Castlight Health CEO Dr. Giovanni Colella and Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove hold out hope that innovation can overcome hurdles like poor interoperability and the limits of clinical science to make healthcare better and less expensive for patients and consumers.

Three leaders on the future of healthcare delivery

Three leaders on the future of healthcare delivery

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 09, 2016

American Hospital Association CEO Rick Pollack, Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO Dr. James Weinstein and National Patient Safety Foundation CEO Dr. Tejal Gandhi lay out the changes and challenges ahead for healthcare providers in the coming decades.

Most important best practice? Readers say partnerships targeting readmissions

Most important best practice? Readers say partnerships targeting readmissions

By Jaclyn Schiff  |  July 09, 2016

Hospitals are concluding they have to work very closely with healthcare providers, community organizations, families and patients themselves if they're going to keep people out of hospital beds—the new mandate under Medicare and fast-growing models of value-based payment.

From the publisher: Staying true to our mission

From the publisher: Staying true to our mission

By Fawn Lopez  |  July 09, 2016

Forty is an age when individuals and organizations reflect on the foibles and achievements of their youth and look ahead to the next four decades of life and service. And so it is for Modern Healthcare.

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