Lisa McGiffert, director of the Consumers Union's Safe Patient Project, which engages in advocacy and education on patient-safety issues, discusses hospital efforts to reduce infections, the prevalence of other types of medical errors, and legislation to speed drug and device approvals.
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Despite a trend toward outpatient care, Tenet Healthcare Corp. CEO Trevor Fetter says disease trends and demographics are pushing the demand for acute-care hospitals and that he sees hospitals as the cornerstone of the healthcare delivery system. He spoke with Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner.
Dave Blom, CEO of Columbus-based OhioHealth, discusses the impact of Medicaid expansion, electronic health-record interoperability, his approach to motivating employees and healthcare's path forward. He spoke with Modern Healthcare Managing Editor Harris Meyer.
Since being named CEO of the National Quality Forum in December 2012, Dr. Christine Cassel's organization has come under increasing pressure to improve the measures used to judge the quality of the nation's hospitals, physician practices and other healthcare organizations. She recently spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Sabriya Rice.
In a podcast interview, Cook County (Ill.) Sheriff Tom Dart describes how he is providing behavioral healthcare services for the jail inmates who need them and how he is working to keep people with mental health issues from returning to the facility .
The UT Southwestern Medical Center is on a roll. Last year, it expanded its presence in the fast-growing Dallas market by opening an $800 million hospital complex. In a podcast interview, President Dr. Daniel Podolsky discusses the system's expansion plans and technology's role in process improvement.
Christopher Dawes, president and CEO of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, a 300-bed hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., discusses the issues raised by Medicaid expansion, narrow-network health plans and high prescription drug costs. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Bob Herman.
American Medical Association President Dr. Steven Stack discusses the AMA's position on possible changes to the ACA, its stance on electronic health record meaningful-use rules, and his views on regulating surprise out-of-network medical bills. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson.
Paul Kusserow, president and CEO of Amedisys, a Baton Rouge, La.-based home-care and hospice company, discusses a recent management shake-up, the firm's expansion strategy and its moves toward risk contracting. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson.
Dr. Mitchell Katz, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, an integrated safety net system with 19 health centers and four hospitals, says the Affordable Care Act provided his system with a tremendous opportunity to transform itself. Modern Healthcare reporter Andis Robeznieks recently spoke with Katz about making the L.A. system more patient-centered, the importance of...
Terika Richardson, CEO at Retreat Doctors' Hospital, a 227-bed HCA facility in Richmond, discusses the unique challenges facing young CEOs, the importance of diversity in healthcare organizations, and the political battle over Medicaid expansion in Virginia. She spoke with Modern Healthcare Managing Editor Harris Meyer.
Bernard Tyson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, discusses value-based reimbursement, the importance of comprehensive EHRs with information-technology interoperability and challenges from insurance expansion under the Affordable Care Act. He spoke with Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner.
Dr. Troyen Brennan, executive vice president and chief medical officer at CVS Health Corp., discusses CVS' decision to drop the sale of tobacco products at its stores, the growing role of retail clinics and the chain's mission to help patients manage medications and their costs. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Bob Herman.
Richard Pollack, the American Hospital Association's longtime chief lobbyist and now its future CEO, weighs in on Medicare, the shift to value-based pay and the legislative challenges facing the nation's hospitals. He spoke with Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner.
Pam Cipriano is the elected president of the American Nurses Association, the nation's largest nurse association, representing 3.1 million registered nurses. Modern Healthcare recently spoke with Cipriano about the changing role of nurses, hospital staffing cuts, nurses' wages and efforts to reduce occupational injuries.
Bruce Broussard, president and CEO of Louisville, Ky.-based Humana discusses his company's use of mobile health information technology to help providers manage patients' care, the movement toward greater consumer choice in healthcare, and recent CMS payment and policy changes for the Medicare Advantage program.
Dr. Dan Rahn, chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, discusses how Arkansas' Medicaid expansion has affected his medical center, the uncertain political prospects for preserving the expansion, and how his state is working to increase the number of primary-care physicians.
Joe Landsman, president and CEO of the University of Tennessee Medical Center, discusses his system's work on developing clinical pathways, how academic centers can compete with other hospitals and the prospects for Medicaid expansion in Tennessee. He spoke with Modern Healthcare Managing Editor Harris Meyer.
Mark Laret, CEO of UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, outlines how academic medical centers need to change and how to achieve success in capital fundraising.
Dan Wolterman, president and CEO of Houston-based Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, discusses his system's experience with accountable care, tensions with insurers over starting a health insurance arm, and Memorial Hermann's shift to outpatient care.
Kevin Lewis, CEO of Maine Community Health Options, a not-for-profit, consumer-governed health insurer, outlines why his plan has been in the black while other co-op plans have lost money and what will happen if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the ACA premium subsidies. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Bob Herman.
Banner Health CEO Peter Fine discusses the merger of University of Arizona Health Network and Banner Health in an interview with Modern Healthcare reporter Beth Kutscher.
Sandra Bruce has served as president and CEO of Presence Health since the 11-hospital system was formed in November 2011 by the merger of Resurrection Healthcare and Provena Health, with facilities in the Chicago area and central Illinois. In an interview with Modern Healthcare reporter Andis Robeznieks, she discusses the challenge of merging cultures, increasing diversity in her system's...
Castellani discusses how high-deductible health plans are affecting patients' access to prescription drugs, PhRMA's concerns about the 340B drug discount program and its efforts to persuade Congress to kill the Affordable Care Act's medical device tax.
Dianna Morgan describes leading the Orlando Health board through a rigorous process of interviewing and vetting potential partners--and how that process revealed the value of the system as an independent organization.
Melissa Fraser explains how West Park Hospital's board assembles partnerships and community resources to deliver high-quality healthcare in Cody, Wyo., a community named for "Buffalo" Bill Cody that's near Yelllowstone and Grand Teton national parks and many miles from the nearest large hospital.
Dr. Evelyn Hayes recounts starting a Louisiana birthing center to allow fathers to be with mothers in the delivery room and laying the groundwork for an approach to leadership geared toward patient-centered care.
Erica Ward Gerson recounts starting her tenure as board chair of the Detroit Medical Center's Children's Hospital of Michigan the same week as investor-owned Vanguard Health Systems took over the previously not-for-profit organization.
Thomas Jackiewicz, senior vice president and CEO of Keck Medicine of USC, an academic health system in Los Angeles, discusses how his system is competing with UCLA, its expansion strategy, and his thoughts on USC's exclusion from Anthem's Vivity health plan.
Dr. Karen DeSalvo, head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS, makes the case for the ONC's national interoperability roadmap, released Jan. 30. She explains the plan's call for a nationally standardized "common clinical data set" and the federal role in a proposed new "non-government governance" entity for the nationwide health information exchange.
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