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Accretive Health replaces CEO Rizk with Joseph Flanagan

By Dave Barkholz  |  May 28, 2016

Accretive Health CEO Dr. Emad Rizk is leaving the struggling revenue-cycle company and has been replaced by Joseph Flanagan. Accretive's board of directors promoted Flanagan from his position as president and chief operating officer.

Ascension sees lift among veterans from ad blitz

By Dave Barkholz  |  May 23, 2016

Ascension, the nation's largest not-for-profit hospital system, has provided care to 1,600 military veterans under the new Veterans Choice healthcare program since launching an advertising blitz in 21 of its major markets in March.

Moving patient payment upfront

Moving patient payment upfront

By Dave Barkholz  |  May 21, 2016

The rise of high-deductible health insurance is challenging providers across the country to change the way they prepare for and collect payments from people getting hit with large out-of-pocket costs for care.

Dr. Benjamin's successful advocacy targets population health

Dr. Benjamin's successful advocacy targets population health

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  April 16, 2016

It's been nearly three years since former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin stepped away from the public eye as the nation's top doctor. As the driving force behind the creation of the White House's National Prevention Strategy, she worked to reduce preventable illness as a means of...

Hospitals discover their inner venture capitalist

Hospitals discover their inner venture capitalist

By Beth Kutscher  |  April 09, 2016

The number of healthcare systems setting up venture capital arms has exploded as they seek commercial success and technologies to help solve their business problems.

Cerner, Ascension execs call for EHR standardization

Cerner, Ascension execs call for EHR standardization

By Dave Barkholz  |  April 08, 2016

Cerner President Zane Burke said Friday that connectivity between clinicians remains an issue despite about $30 billion spent by the federal government over the past five years to improve electronic health records technology at hospitals and physician offices.

Ascension Health woos veterans in ads

By Associated Press  |  March 25, 2016

The campaign tag lines—"Veterans have a choice in healthcare" and "You honored your oath, and so do we"—emphasize consumer preference and the shared values of medical professionals and the military. Some veterans groups think that private sector marketing could weaken the VA healthcare...

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