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Insurers don't want to share savings from reduced utilization, says Memorial Hermann CEO

Insurers don't want to share savings from reduced utilization, says Memorial Hermann CEO

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 28, 2015

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. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Melanie Evans.

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.

Doing the right thing for asthmatic kids is penalized under fee-for-service, Nemours CEO says

Doing the right thing for asthmatic kids is penalized under fee-for-service, Nemours CEO says

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 10, 2015

Dr. David Bailey, president and CEO of the not-for-profit Nemours Foundation and the Nemours Children's Health System, an integrated pediatric health system with facilities in Delaware and Florida, discusses his system's innovations in treating children with asthma, preparedness for the shift to value-based payment, and conflict and collaboration with insurers.

Truman Medical Centers CEO Charlie Shields on expanding Medicaid in Missouri

Truman Medical Centers CEO Charlie Shields on expanding Medicaid in Missouri

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 13, 2014

Charlie Shields, who has served as CEO of the two-hospital Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Mo., since July, discusses his efforts to persuade his former GOP colleagues in the Missouri state Senate to expand Medicaid and what would happen at Truman if they don't. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson.

On Ebola, preparation no substitute for experience, says THR CEO Barclay Berdan

On Ebola, preparation no substitute for experience, says THR CEO Barclay Berdan

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 26, 2014

In September, Barclay Berdan became CEO of Texas Health Resources, the largest healthcare system in North Texas with over $4.3 billion in revenue last year. Berdan, who previously served as THR's COO, took over just before a crisis erupted in October at the system's flagship hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, when a patient named Thomas Eric Duncan, who had recently arrived from...

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.

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