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Update the Stark law now, HHS and providers tell Congress

Update the Stark law now, HHS and providers tell Congress

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 17, 2018

Providers and a top HHS official Tuesday urged Congress to loosen the Stark law's restrictions. The move to value-based care models could be undermined if the 30-year-old law isn't changed.

Advocate, NorthShore partner to expand pediatric care in Chicago area

Advocate, NorthShore partner to expand pediatric care in Chicago area

By Evonne Liu  |  May 16, 2018

The move comes a year after Advocate and NorthShore walked away from a merger that would have made the combination one of the largest not-for-profit hospital networks in the nation, scrapping the plan after federal officials raised antitrust concerns.

M&A drives health systems' EHR consolidation

M&A drives health systems' EHR consolidation

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  April 03, 2018

After a merger deal, hospitals must decide whether to go to a single EHR system. The process takes time and money, but the efficiencies and savings may be worth it.

Advocate-Aurora deal clears final regulatory hurdle

Advocate-Aurora deal clears final regulatory hurdle

By Alex Kacik  |  March 22, 2018

The merger, which would unite comparably sized systems in Illinois and Wisconsin to form the country's 10th largest not-for-profit hospital system, got the nod from Wisconsin regulators Thursday.

Federal, Illinois regulators approve Advocate-Aurora merger

Federal, Illinois regulators approve Advocate-Aurora merger

By Tara Bannow  |  February 15, 2018

The Federal Trade Commission and an Illinois regulatory board have approved the proposed merger between Advocate Health Care and Aurora Health Care. The deal still needs approval from Wisconsin regulators.

Advocate will move to a single Epic EHR

Advocate will move to a single Epic EHR

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  February 01, 2018

The health system, which in December announced plans to merge with Aurora Health Care, hopes to gain greater interoperability with the EHR switch.

Record numbers, better credit in 2017 M&A dealmaking

Record numbers, better credit in 2017 M&A dealmaking

By Tara Bannow  |  January 27, 2018

The most mergers ever were recorded in 2017 by financial firm Kaufman Hall, which began tracking deals in 2000. Even with that growth, more financially strong systems are attracting interest in being acquired by a larger or better-positioned system.

Ryan, Caldwell named to Health Care Hall of Fame

Ryan, Caldwell named to Health Care Hall of Fame

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 20, 2018

Two industry innovators are being inducted into the Health Care Hall of Fame—Sister Mary Jean Ryan and George Caldwell. An induction ceremony will take place March 26, in conjunction with the American College of Healthcare Executive's 2018 Congress in Chicago.

Advocate Health crosses state lines to merge with Aurora

Advocate Health crosses state lines to merge with Aurora

By Alex Kacik  |  December 04, 2017

Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care has turned its focus to Wisconsin's largest healthcare provider after walking away from its merger with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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