Community Health Systems, Franklin, Tenn., has made two operations leadership promotions.
Fostering a culture of transparency on performance measures is one of the key strategies used by the health systems that made this year's list of Truven Health Analytics' 15 Top Health Systems.
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.
The Rochester, Minn.-based system has been trying to cut costs by cutting jobs and benefits, and outsourcing some of its staff. That worked in 2014, but Mayo reported Thursday that its expenses were up 9.7% in fiscal 2015. That's driven by an 8.5% increase in salaries and benefits and a 14.5%...
A growing number of states are giving advanced practice nurses more leeway to practice primary care. Still, state and national medical societies continue to oppose nurse practitioners gaining broader practice authority.
Access to top-tier specialists, second opinions and timely appointments. That's what the savviest and most connected patients get when they're faced with a serious medical condition. Technology company Grand Rounds has developed tools it says provide that same level of service to everyone else.
Poor communication is the root of much of the dysfunction in EDs, says Dr. John Toussaint, CEO of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, which advises healthcare executives about eliminating wasteful or inefficient processes. “Teamwork doesn't necessarily come naturally.”
Physician CEOs make up only 5% of CEOs at hospitals in the country, according to the American College of Physician Executives. Other hospitals with a physician CEO include the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic.
Arab countries, especially those bordering the Persian Gulf, present an attractive opportunity for the healthcare industry as populations and per-capita incomes grow rapidly, life expectancies rise and doctors diagnose more lifestyle-related diseases, according to a 2015 Deloitte report.
Three industry pioneers who shaped healthcare's future in dramatically different ways will be inducted into Modern Healthcare's Health Care Hall of Fame on March 13 in Chicago.
Former paramedic Matt Zadavsky long believed that there was a broader role for his profession beyond simply responding to emergencies. But his vision for a system in which paramedics steer patients to the most appropriate care setting to reduce ER use wasn't met with open arms.
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.