The centrality of health IT to ACO success

The centrality of health IT to ACO success

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 03, 2015

Modern Healthcare recently hosted a webinar that featured a leadership panel willing to share their views on the importance of health IT systems, the challenges associated with implementation and their advice for other accountable care organizations. Here is an edited transcript of that discussion.

Ascension improves finances as it restructures hospital portfolio

By Beth Kutscher  |  September 10, 2015

Ascension, a large St. Louis-based not-for-profit system running more than 130 hospitals, is seeing the returns from a restructuring effort focused on building regional networks in some markets while exiting others.

Hospital, health system jobs rise in August

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 05, 2015

Hospitals and health systems added 15,900 jobs last month, according to preliminary seasonally adjusted figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released last week. Hospitals created more than 100,000 jobs in the first eight months of this year alone.

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.

CEO pay soars at top not-for-profits

CEO pay soars at top not-for-profits

By Michael Sandler  |  August 08, 2015

Despite mounting public concern about sky-high pay levels for top-ranked corporate officials, the highest-paid executives at not-for-profit healthcare institutions racked up massive pay increases in 2013.

Rising healthcare costs send Boeing to the negotiating table

Rising healthcare costs send Boeing to the negotiating table

By Melanie Evans  |  August 08, 2015

As healthcare costs continue to squeeze budgets, employers are looking for ways to save money without alienating workers. And for one corporate giant, that means using the size of its workforce to negotiate directly with health systems.

Ascension, Dignity, Tenet reach definitive deal on Carondelet

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 18, 2015

Ascension Health, Dignity Health and Tenet Healthcare Corp. have reached a definitive agreement in a joint venture that would make Tenet the majority owner of the Carondelet Health Network in Arizona.

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