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Mayo Clinic gets $142 million NIH grant for precision medicine

By Maria Castellucci  |  May 27, 2016

The Rochester, Minn.-based system will establish the biobank for President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, which aims to collect at least 1 million volunteers' biological samples to promote individually tailored disease treatment.

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.”

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.

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