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Markus Meier, assistant director for healthcare enforcement in the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition, outlines the agency's view on accountable care organizations, hospitals' M&A activity, and drugmakers' play-for-delay tactics. FULL STORY »
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. FULL STORY »
Dignity Health CEO Lloyd Dean, one of Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Minority Executives, discusses how his background shaped his views on healthcare in an interview with reporter Steven Ross Johnson. FULL STORY »
Mark Smith, president of staffing firm Merritt Hawkins, discusses the continuing shift of U.S. physicians into hospital employment, which specialties are making the shift more rapidly and why that is happening. FULL STORY »
Tenet Healthcare Corp. President and CEO Trevor Fetter and Vice Chairman Keith Pitts discuss the company's merger with Vanguard Health Systems in an exclusive interview with Modern Healthcare editor Merrill Goozner. FULL STORY »
Dr. Lee Sacks, chief medical officer at Advocate Health Care in Illinois, discusses his system's clinical integration program, healthcare reform and Medicare cuts in an interview with Modern Healthcare reporter Jessica Zigmond. FULL STORY »
Dr. Otis W. Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, discusses the definition of cancer and how the disease is over-treated and under-treated in an interview with Modern Healthcare reporter Sabriya Rice. FULL STORY »
Gerard van Grinsven was named president and CEO of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, a privately owned five-hospital healthcare company. In an interview with Modern Healthcare reporter Andis Robeznieks, Van Grinsven describes his unusual career path from luxury hotels to healthcare, explains the company's recent move from a Chicago suburb to Boca Raton, Fla., and responds to criticisms of its... FULL STORY »
Billy Ocasio, board chairman at Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago, is Modern Healthcare's 2014 Trustee of the Year honoree for large hospitals. He joined the board at a time when the hospital, located in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, a largely Puerto Rican community, was in danger of closing its doors and needed new leadership. He played a critical role in the search process for a new CEO,... FULL STORY »
Harold Walker, board member and former board chairman at McDowell Hospital in Marion, N.C., is Modern Healthcare's 2014 Trustee of the Year honoree for small hospitals. During his tenure on the board, including stints as vice chair and chair, he played a critical role in the search for a new CEO, but most importantly he led a financial and reputational turnaround at the hospital. For years,... FULL STORY »
Debbie Dudley Branson, who chairs the board of managers at Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas, is Modern Healthcare's 2014 Trustee of Year for not-for-profit health systems. She led the board through a particularly challenging time for the organization, after the CMS cited Parkland for quality-of-care deficiencies, requiring it to complete a corrective action plan or face the loss of... FULL STORY »
The American College of Healthcare Executives chose Delvecchio Finley, the 36-year-old CEO of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, as its 2014 Young Executive of the Year. Listen to Finley tell the story of how he switched his focus from medicine to administration and advanced quickly to take the helm of the Torrance, Calif., hospital at a dire time in its history. FULL STORY »
Dr. Gary Kaplan, chairman and CEO of the Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, discusses his system's quality-improvement and cost-reduction work with Modern Healthcare reporter Andis Robeznieks.Virginia Mason is the subject of a new book by management consultant Paul Plsek. FULL STORY »
In an exclusive interview, Modern Healthcare reporter Rachel Landen talks with Hugh Greene, the 2013 winner of Modern Healthcare's Community Leadership Award. Greene is president and CEO of Baptist Health in Jacksonville, Fla. FULL STORY »
In an exclusive interview, Modern Healthcare reporter Andis Robeznieks talks with RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of National Nurses United. She has made Modern Healthcare's list of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare every year since its inception in 2002. FULL STORY »
In his book "The Good Nurse," journalist Charles Graeber chronicles the crimes of critical-care nurse Charles Cullen, who killed more than three dozen patients at hospitals in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Graeber discussed the book with Modern Healthcare reporter Joe Carlson in a recent podcast interview. FULL STORY »
HHS Inspector General Dan Levinson talks with Modern Healthcare legal affairs reporter Joe Carlson about the office's plans for hospital audits, efforts to persuade healthcare companies to turn themselves in when they uncover wrong-doing internally, and the fraud implications of the rapidly growing use of EHRs. FULL STORY »
Outgoing Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz talks with Modern Healthcare legal affairs reporter Joe Carlson about the commission's close scrutiny over healthcare, and how antitrust enforcement affects competition and the prices that consumers pay for drugs and healthcare services. FULL STORY »
Leon Rodriguez, director of the Office for Civil Rights at HHS, talks with Modern Healthcare IT reporter Joseph Conn about the recently released HIPAA privacy and security rule, which he says "puts consumers and patients first." FULL STORY »
Transplant surgeon and former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) sees a healthcare industry in flux, driven by the need crack the “value equation” that ties cost control to outcomes. Frist signed on as co-director of a new fellowship program established by the Nashville Healthcare Council to help council members' executives meet that challenge. Modern Healthcare reporter Beth... FULL STORY »
Leon Rodriguez, director of the Office for Civil Rights at HHS, talks with Modern Healthcare IT reporter Joseph Conn about the office's tougher direction in HIPAA privacy and security enforcement, the use of encryption, and its recently completed pilot audit program. FULL STORY »
In an exclusive interview, Jeff Tangney, co-founder of medical app Epocrates, talks with Modern Healthcare IT reporter Joseph Conn. Tangney, now CEO of Doximity, a mobile-oriented physician networking service, discusses the heady days before the dot.com bubble burst, whether another bubble is inflating now and what the future holds for mobile healthcare. FULL STORY »
In an exclusive interview, Dan Porreca, executive director of HealtheLink, the health information exchange for Western New York, talks with Modern Healthcare reporter Joseph Conn. Porreca discusses the growth of the HIE and how it has begun linking with long-term-care facilities, where adoption of health IT has generally lagged behind other healthcare providers. FULL STORY »
Daniel Levinson, HHS' inspector general, speaks with Modern Healthcare reporter Joe Carlson in an exclusive interview after Levinson addressed thousands of compliance officers at the Health Care Compliance Association's annual Compliance Institute in Las Vegas April 30. FULL STORY »
In an exclusive interview, Modern Healthcare reporter Andis Robeznieks talks with Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin about recently enacted legislation that will steer the state toward a single-payer healthcare system in 2014. Shumlin discusses the current state of healthcare in Vermont as well as his views on the debate over federal healthcare funding. FULL STORY »
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