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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.

Sheriff Tom Dart on behavioral healthcare at Cook County Jail

Sheriff Tom Dart on behavioral healthcare at Cook County Jail

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 01, 2015

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 .

Access to pediatric specialty care is at risk, says Lucile Packard CEO Chris Dawes

Access to pediatric specialty care is at risk, says Lucile Packard CEO Chris Dawes

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 18, 2015

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.

'Health insurers are refusing to pay fair market rates,' says new AMA president

'Health insurers are refusing to pay fair market rates,' says new AMA president

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 11, 2015

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.

Podcast: How Paul Kusserow plans to turn around Amedisys

Podcast: How Paul Kusserow plans to turn around Amedisys

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 27, 2015

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.

ACA Medicaid expansion forced L.A. safety net system to improve, director says

ACA Medicaid expansion forced L.A. safety net system to improve, director says

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 20, 2015

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...

Biggest difference for younger execs is embracing social media, HCA hospital CEO says

Biggest difference for younger execs is embracing social media, HCA hospital CEO says

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 06, 2015

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.

Kaiser CEO says competition is rising, and that's not a bad thing

Kaiser CEO says competition is rising, and that's not a bad thing

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 30, 2015

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.

CVS 'confident' it will replace revenue lost from tobacco sales: CMO Dr. Troyen Brennan

CVS 'confident' it will replace revenue lost from tobacco sales: CMO Dr. Troyen Brennan

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 16, 2015

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.

AHA's next CEO discusses challenges ahead for U.S. hospitals

AHA's next CEO discusses challenges ahead for U.S. hospitals

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 13, 2015

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.

ANA President Pam Cipriano on the changing role of nurses

ANA President Pam Cipriano on the changing role of nurses

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 09, 2015

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.

King ruling won't change road to consumer-based health system, Humana CEO says

King ruling won't change road to consumer-based health system, Humana CEO says

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 02, 2015

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.

A 25% uninsured rate won't come back, says UAMS chancellor Dr. Dan Rahn

A 25% uninsured rate won't come back, says UAMS chancellor Dr. Dan Rahn

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 25, 2015

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.

Standardizing care reduces costs, improves quality, says U. of Tenn. Medical Center CEO

Standardizing care reduces costs, improves quality, says U. of Tenn. Medical Center CEO

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 11, 2015

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.

Insurance co-op CEO Kevin Lewis explains his plan's success

Insurance co-op CEO Kevin Lewis explains his plan's success

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 07, 2015

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.

Presence Health CEO Sandra Bruce on merging corporate cultures

Presence Health CEO Sandra Bruce on merging corporate cultures

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 28, 2015

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...

Podcast: PhRMA CEO John Castellani

Podcast: PhRMA CEO John Castellani

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 21, 2015

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.

Podcast |  Excellence in Governance Winner Dianna Morgan

Podcast | Excellence in Governance Winner Dianna Morgan

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 14, 2015

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.

Podcast |  Excellence in Governance winner Melissa Fraser

Podcast | Excellence in Governance winner Melissa Fraser

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 14, 2015

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.

Podcast |  Excellence in Governance winner Dr. Evelyn Hayes

Podcast | Excellence in Governance winner Dr. Evelyn Hayes

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 14, 2015

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.

Podcast |  Excellence in Governance winner Erica Ward Gerson

Podcast | Excellence in Governance winner Erica Ward Gerson

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 14, 2015

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.

Podcast | Keck Medicine's CEO on competing in L.A.

Podcast | Keck Medicine's CEO on competing in L.A.

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 31, 2015

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.

ONC chief Dr. Karen DeSalvo on interoperability roadmap

ONC chief Dr. Karen DeSalvo on interoperability roadmap

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 31, 2015

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.

Edwards Lifesciences CEO Michael Mussallem on demonstrating value, device-tax repeal

Edwards Lifesciences CEO Michael Mussallem on demonstrating value, device-tax repeal

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 24, 2015

Michael Mussallem, chairman and CEO of Irvine, Calif.-based devicemaker Edwards Lifesciences, discusses the company's plans, how his firm demonstrates the value of its products to health systems and the prospects for repeal of the medical-device tax. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Jaimy Lee.

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