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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.

Mayo Clinic costs continue upward trajectory

Mayo Clinic costs continue upward trajectory

By Beth Kutscher  |  November 16, 2015

The Mayo Clinic had been trying to get its expenses under control by trimming its workforce, scaling back health benefits and introducing more cost-sharing for employees. But after experiencing a payoff from those efforts last year, it is once again seeing its expenses outpace revenue growth.

Modifying the EHR to ease research

Modifying the EHR to ease research

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  October 24, 2015

When Dr. Demetrius Maraganore left the Mayo Clinic in 2009 to take over as chairman of NorthShore University HealthSystem's neurology department, he hoped to continue his work in evaluating quality-improvement measures. But his new post also offered an opportunity for a new approach.

Using software to avoid misdiagnoses

By Sabriya Rice  |  October 10, 2015

Diagnostic decision-support software programs have been available for decades. “And they have been underutilized for decades,” said Dr. Mark Graber, a member of the National Academy of Medicine's Committee on Diagnostic Error in Healthcare. “That's the real shame.”

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