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Podcast: 'Healthcare has a bull's-eye on its back,' says Advocate Health Care CEO

Podcast: 'Healthcare has a bull's-eye on its back,' says Advocate Health Care CEO

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 07, 2016

James Skogsbergh, CEO of Advocate Health Care, began his one-year term this month as chairman of the AHA's board of trustees. In an interview with Modern Healthcare, Skogsbergh, a former college baseball player, didn't duck the high hard ones on the challenges facing the AHA and Advocate's proposed merger with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

'Drug prices are the wrong target,' says PhRMA chief

'Drug prices are the wrong target,' says PhRMA chief

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 30, 2016

A nimble inside-the-Beltway operative, Stephen Ubl took the reins of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America just as public outrage over high drug prices was hitting its peak. In an interview with Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner, Ubl shares his views on the drug-price debate.

Q&A: Building the business case for achieving health equity

Q&A: Building the business case for achieving health equity

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 23, 2016

Cara James, director of the Office of Minority Health at the CMS, runs the agency's program for addressing racial health disparities. Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson recently explored the agency's efforts to address healthcare disparities.

American public's confidence in the FDA must be ensured, Califf says

American public's confidence in the FDA must be ensured, Califf says

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 02, 2016

Dr. Robert Califf became commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration in February. The 64-year-old cardiologist brings to the job more than three decades of experience in clinical trial research at Duke University Medical Center. Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson began by asking Califf about some of the controversies that swirled around his nomination.

Podcast: We know more about what's in a cereal box than the healthcare system, says Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO

Podcast: We know more about what's in a cereal box than the healthcare system, says Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 19, 2016

Dr. James Weinstein, CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system, was deeply involved in the deliberations leading up to the Affordable Care Act, and he continues to press for delivery-system change. In an interview with Modern Healthcare editor Merrill Goozner, he discusses a book he recently co-authored: Unraveled: Prescriptions to Repair a Broken Healthcare System.

Q&A: Miami-Dade system crafts care model for indigent population

Q&A: Miami-Dade system crafts care model for indigent population

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 20, 2016

Carlos Migoya, president and CEO of Jackson Health System and one of Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare for 2016, has led a stunning financial turnaround of the public system, including a tough downsizing. Now it's in the black. Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson recently asked Migoya about the turnaround and other issues.

'2016 will be the year of change from the inside out,' says new IHI chief

'2016 will be the year of change from the inside out,' says new IHI chief

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 06, 2016

Derek Feeley, the former head of the National Health Service in Scotland, replaced Maureen Bisognano this year as CEO of Institute for Healthcare Improvement, whose reach now extends to dozens of countries across the globe. He recently spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Sabriya Rice about the changes in healthcare and their impact on the organization.

Podcast Q&A: Exchange strategy seeks 'getting the right steps in place to ensure long-term stability,' Tavenner says

Podcast Q&A: Exchange strategy seeks 'getting the right steps in place to ensure long-term stability,' Tavenner says

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 23, 2016

In a podcast interview, former CMS chief Marilyn Tavenner discusses her move to head up America's Health Insurance Plans, the industry's leading advocacy group. She also addresses the challenges faced by the group's members, which have struggled in the fledgling insurance marketplaces created under the ACA. She spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Bob Herman.

Q&A: Joint Commission CEO Dr. Mark Chassin on suspending Top Performer program

Q&A: Joint Commission CEO Dr. Mark Chassin on suspending Top Performer program

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 09, 2016

The Joint Commission, which currently has accredited about 22,000 organizations in the U.S. and abroad, recently stirred controversy when it suspended its Top Performer award program for 2016, citing a need to review its quality measures. CEO Dr. Mark Chassin discusses the move with Modern Healthcare.

Pharma 'could have done a better job' explaining drug costs, Pfizer exec says

Pharma 'could have done a better job' explaining drug costs, Pfizer exec says

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 12, 2015

Albert Bourla, group president of vaccines, oncology and consumer healthcare businesses at Pfizer, discusses his company's research and development strategies, how Pfizer is responding to consumer-directed healthcare and the controversy over high drug prices. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson.

Politicians' ACA stance depends on how close they are to point of service: Harris Health CEO

Politicians' ACA stance depends on how close they are to point of service: Harris Health CEO

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 21, 2015

George Masi, president and CEO of Houston's Harris Health System, and other leaders at his system and its health plan recently drew the ire of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for pushing for Medicaid expansion while the state was negotiating with the Obama administration for renewal of its big Medicaid waiver. In a podcast interview with Modern Healthcare reporter Virgil Dickson, Masi discusses the...

Shared savings don't go far enough in accepting risk, Froedtert CEO says

Shared savings don't go far enough in accepting risk, Froedtert CEO says

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 14, 2015

Catherine Jacobson, president and CEO of Froedtert Health, Milwaukee, outlines the goals of her system's health plan joint venture with Ascension Health, Froedtert's Medicaid experience in a state that has not expanded eligibility under the Affordable Care Act, and risk-based contracting. She spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Melanie Evans.

Tremendous profit-taking is going on in healthcare, says insurance CEO

Tremendous profit-taking is going on in healthcare, says insurance CEO

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 24, 2015

Dr. Michael Cropp, president and CEO of Independent Health, a not-for-profit health insurer based in Buffalo, N.Y., discusses surprise medical bills, how his plan reduced premiums this year and his views of prescription drug prices. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Bob Herman.

Hospitals will continue to be the delivery system's 'cornerstone,' says Tenet CEO

Hospitals will continue to be the delivery system's 'cornerstone,' says Tenet CEO

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 29, 2015

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.

NQF chief Dr. Christine Cassel on the search for better quality metrics

NQF chief Dr. Christine Cassel on the search for better quality metrics

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 08, 2015

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.

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