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15 Top Health Systems cultivate a culture of transparency

15 Top Health Systems cultivate a culture of transparency

By Maria Castellucci  |  April 23, 2016

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.

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.

Mayo's expenses on the rise again

By Michael Sandler  |  February 25, 2016

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%...

Expanded scope: Nurse practitioners making inroads

Expanded scope: Nurse practitioners making inroads

By Virgil Dickson  |  February 20, 2016

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.

Tech company connects patients with docs for second opinions

Tech company connects patients with docs for second opinions

By Beth Kutscher  |  February 20, 2016

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.

Cutting emergency department wait times as patient volumes rise

Cutting emergency department wait times as patient volumes rise

By Sabriya Rice  |  February 13, 2016

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.”

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital names first physician CEO in history

By Michael Sandler  |  January 25, 2016

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.

U.S. healthcare industry looks to woo Middle East markets

By Adam Rubenfire  |  January 16, 2016

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.

Mathis, Pinn and Plummer named to Hall of Fame

Mathis, Pinn and Plummer named to Hall of Fame

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 09, 2016

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.

Best Practices: Paramedics deployed as care navigators

Best Practices: Paramedics deployed as care navigators

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  December 19, 2015

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.

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.

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