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Harvard Pilgrim CEO Eric Schultz on narrrow networks and reform

Harvard Pilgrim CEO Eric Schultz on narrrow networks and reform

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 22, 2014

In this podcast interview, Eric Schultz, CEO of Wellesley, Mass.-based Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, discusses Harvard Pilgrim's experience with the Obamacare insurance exchanges, narrow provider networks, re-entering the Medicare Advantage program, and his views on the expansion of Partners HealthCare in Massachusetts. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Bob Herman.

Cleveland Clinic's Dr. James Merlino on the role of the CXO

Cleveland Clinic's Dr. James Merlino on the role of the CXO

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 15, 2014

Since 2009, Dr. James Merlino has been the chief experience officer at the Cleveland Clinic, which was among the first healthcare organizations to create a CXO role. He will leave that position this year to join performance improvement firm Press Ganey. He is also the author of a new book called “Service Fanatics: How to Build Superior Patient Experience the Cleveland Clinic Way.”...

Podcast Q&A: Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear on Medicaid, reform

Podcast Q&A: Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear on Medicaid, reform

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 29, 2014

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear discusses how Medicaid expansion has affected local hospitals, what Democrats need to do to improve public perceptions about the healthcare law and the potential impact of Republicans winning control of the U.S. Senate.

AdvaMed CEO Stephen Ubl on new payment models, repealing device tax

AdvaMed CEO Stephen Ubl on new payment models, repealing device tax

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 25, 2014

Stephen Ubl, president and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association, discusses the potential impact of new payment models, as well as regulatory and tax issues, on the $110 billion device industry. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Sabriya Rice.

Kindred COO Ben Breier on care-coordination, value-based payments

Kindred COO Ben Breier on care-coordination, value-based payments

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 18, 2014

This month, Kindred formalized a $720 million deal to acquire Gentiva Health Services, a home health and hospice provider. Kindred President and COO Ben Breier discusses his company's plans to build its care-coordination business, prepare for value-based payments and and evaluate other partnerships in an interview with Modern Healthcare reporter Beth Kutscher.

Lahey CEO Dr. Howard Grant on rising costs, ACOs, saving community hospitals

Lahey CEO Dr. Howard Grant on rising costs, ACOs, saving community hospitals

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 11, 2014

Dr. Howard Grant, president and CEO of the not-for-profit Lahey Health System in Burlington, Mass., discusses the rising healthcare costs in Massachusetts, his opposition to the continued expansion of Partners HealthCare and his system's accountable care efforts. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Andis Robeznieks.

Kindred COO Ben Breier breaks down the Gentiva deal

Kindred COO Ben Breier breaks down the Gentiva deal

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 09, 2014

A merger between post-acute-care companies Kindred Healthcare and Gentiva Health Services has been in the works for roughly a half year—with much fanfare and conflict. In an interview with Modern Healthcare reporter Bob Herman, Kindred President and COO Ben Breier explains how they finally struck a deal and what it means for the company's post-acute strategy.

ANA President Pam Cipriano on nurses' changing roles and the impact of IT

ANA President Pam Cipriano on nurses' changing roles and the impact of IT

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 27, 2014

Pam Cipriano, president of the American Nurses Association, shares her views on the role of nurses as primary-care providers, the amount of time spent in front of computers and whether there is a nurse shortage. She spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Andis Robeznieks.

Best Practices |  Diversity in the boardroom

Best Practices | Diversity in the boardroom

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 16, 2014

Good CEOs know their boards should reflect the diversity of the communities they serve, but many boards don't. Retired CEO Alan Channing explains how Chicago's Sinai Health System recruited minority trustees.

DaVita's CMO Nissenson on Medicare renal ACOs, improving care

DaVita's CMO Nissenson on Medicare renal ACOs, improving care

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 09, 2014

Dr. Allen Nissenson, CMO for Denver-based DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners, says his organization believes in the ACO approach and plans to take part in coming Medicare accountable care pilot programs, though there are concerns about financing and regulation.

Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak on the jump to Ireland

Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak on the jump to Ireland

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 02, 2014

Omar Ishrak, chairman and CEO of Minneapolis-based devicemaker Medtronic, discusses his company's purchase Ireland-based surgical supplier Covidien. Under the deal, Medtronic will move its headquarters to Dublin, joining a wave of companies shifting their head offices to countries with lower corporate tax rates, which has sparked anger in Washington. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Jaimy...

Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni on accountability, integrity

Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni on accountability, integrity

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 26, 2014

Anthony Tersigni, CEO of St. Louis-based Ascension, talks with Modern Healthcare Managing Editor Harris Meyer about his system's recent integrated delivery partnership with CHE Trinity Health, its growth strategy, his management style, and issues related to Catholic healthcare doctrine.

TransforMED CEO Bagley on the growth of the medical-home model

TransforMED CEO Bagley on the growth of the medical-home model

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 19, 2014

TransforMED CEO Dr. Bruce Bagley discusses the growth of the medical-home model, emerging outcomes data and how primary-care physicians are doing when it comes to implementing health information technology. He spoke with Maureen McKinney, Modern Healthcare's editorial programs manager, at the annual meeting of the American College of Physician Executives in April.

CHI CEO Lofton outlines the ideas behind the deals

CHI CEO Lofton outlines the ideas behind the deals

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 12, 2014

Catholic Health Initiatives CEO Kevin Lofton, who has run the $11.3 billion, 74-hospital system since 2003, explains the strategic thinking behind CHI's recent acquisitions and its pursuit of horizontal and vertical integration.

Former AHA Chair Teri Fontenot on ACOs, abortion

Former AHA Chair Teri Fontenot on ACOs, abortion

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 28, 2014

Teri Fontenot is president and CEO of Women's Hospital in Baton Rouge, La., discusses ACOs, the controversy over abortion access in her state and how a women's hospital can improve care for low-income women.

AMA President Dr. Robert Wah on Medicare, health IT, 'Star Trek'

AMA President Dr. Robert Wah on Medicare, health IT, 'Star Trek'

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 28, 2014

Dr. Robert Wah, the new president of the American Medical Association, shares his vision for health IT and his hopes for legislation on Medicare's SGR formula for doc pay. He also shares what 'Star Trek' character Dr. Leonard McCoy means to him.

Dr. Bob Wachter on the risks and rewards of going digital

Dr. Bob Wachter on the risks and rewards of going digital

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 21, 2014

Patient-safety expert Dr. Bob Wachter shares his views about the good and the bad of healthcare going digital, the challenge of reducing diagnostic error rates, and the relationship between meaningful-use standards and clinical quality. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Maureen McKinney.

Texas Health Resources CEO Hawthorne on reporting the good and the bad

Texas Health Resources CEO Hawthorne on reporting the good and the bad

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 14, 2014

Douglas Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources tells about his system's decision to publicly report its quality measures, its ACO experiences, what his board will be looking for in choosing his successor, and his personal plans after he steps down.

HHS Inspector General Daniel Levinson on EHRs, Part D and staffing

HHS Inspector General Daniel Levinson on EHRs, Part D and staffing

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 07, 2014

HHS Inspector General Daniel Levinson, the agency's chief watchdog for fraud and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid, outlines his priorities in investigating the use of EHRs, billing in Medicare's prescription drug program and his office's changing budget for staffing.

ACPE CEO Dr. Peter Angood on physician integration

ACPE CEO Dr. Peter Angood on physician integration

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 07, 2014

Dr. Peter Angood, CEO of the American College of Physician Executives, examines the benefits of having physicians in the C-suite, strategies for physician integration and how the ACPE and its target membership have evolved over the years.

Dr. Joe Selby discusses PCORI's clinical research network, privacy

Dr. Joe Selby discusses PCORI's clinical research network, privacy

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 24, 2014

Dr. Joe Selby, executive director of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, discusses PCORI's clinical research network, concerns about data privacy and security, and how PCORI plans to disseminate findings from the research it funds.

Baylor Scott & White CEO Joel Allison discusses merger, reform

Baylor Scott & White CEO Joel Allison discusses merger, reform

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 17, 2014

Baylor Scott & White Health CEO Joel Allison discusses the challenges of merging Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, and Scott & White Healthcare in Temple. He also addresses Obamacare and population health in his interview with Modern Healthcare reporter Melanie Evans.

AMGA's Donald Fisher on big data, legislative goals

AMGA's Donald Fisher on big data, legislative goals

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 10, 2014

Donald Fisher, president and CEO of the American Medical Group Association, discusses his group's initiative promote high-performing health systems, its new consulting arm, its use of big data to help provider systems improve patient outcomes and its legislative agenda. Fisher spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Andis Robeznieks.

CHI's Michael Rowan on expansion plans, Obamacare, insurance moves

CHI's Michael Rowan on expansion plans, Obamacare, insurance moves

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 26, 2014

Michael Rowan, chief operating officer and one of two new presidents of Catholic Health Initiatives, discusses CHI's expansion plans, why it has two presidents, its experience with the Obamacare exchanges and its growing push into the insurance business. See an edited version of the discussion here.

WellPoint CEO Joseph Swedish on ACA insurance enrollment

WellPoint CEO Joseph Swedish on ACA insurance enrollment

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 12, 2014

WellPoint CEO Joseph Swedish discusses how the ACA's open enrollment period turned out for the insurance giant and what the public might expect in the months ahead in an exclusive interview with Modern Healthcare editor Merrill Goozner.

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