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C-suite gender gap: Leadership training efforts falling short

By Maria Castellucci  |  February 25, 2017

Women represent just 26% of hospital CEO positions despite holding 75% of healthcare jobs. At Fortune 500 companies in healthcare, women make up merely 21% of executive roles and 21% of board members.

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The Week Ahead

Wary of Medicaid changes, nervous governors to meet with Trump

By Harris Meyer  |  February 25, 2017

As congressional Republicans prepare to repeal and replace Obamacare, worried governors from across the country were scheduled to meet Feb. 27 with President Donald Trump to discuss healthcare reform and other issues.

Regional News

LabCorp to acquire Wash. lab business from Providence and CHI

By Adam Rubenfire  |  February 25, 2017

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings will acquire Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, or PAML, a Spokane, Wash.-based laboratory firm jointly owned by Providence Health & Services and Catholic Health Initiatives

Virginia governor signs bills aimed at stemming opioid epidemic

By Aurora Aguilar  |  February 25, 2017

Facing a growing opioid epidemic, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed bills that allow community organizations to dispense naloxone, an overdose-reversal drug and another measure that mandates all opioids be electronically prescribed by 2020.

News

Questions and uncertainty cloud normally sunny HIMSS

By Rachel Arndt and Joseph Conn  |  February 25, 2017

Members of nearly every corner of the healthcare sector all seemed to share the same uncertainty during this year's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society convention.

More than 65,000 providers are cut from Medicaid rolls in 15 states

By Virgil Dickson  |  February 25, 2017

A provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires providers to revalidate or recertify their Medicaid reimbursement eligibility has caused more than 65,000 providers to be stripped from the federal program, according to a Modern Healthcare analysis.

Anthem sees Trump's DOJ as its wingman

By Shelby Livingston  |  February 25, 2017

Anthem is holding out hope that despite a preliminary injunction and an unwilling partner standing in the way, its $54 billion merger with Cigna Corp. will be approved by a new U.S. Justice Department under the Trump administration.

Deadline nears for Best Places to Work in Healthcare entries

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 25, 2017

Modern Healthcare is now accepting entries for its Best Places to Work in Healthcare awards for 2017. The recognition program identifies and recognizes the top workplaces in healthcare, those that go...

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C-suite gender gap: Leadership training efforts falling short

By Maria Castellucci  |  February 25, 2017

Women represent just 26% of hospital CEO positions despite holding 75% of healthcare jobs. At Fortune 500 companies in healthcare, women make up merely 21% of executive roles and 21% of board members.

Women leaders drive diversity, creativity and productivity

By Bob Clarke and Sherrie Barch  |  February 25, 2017

No one knows how much disruption is coming to the healthcare industry with the uncertainty surrounding the Affordable Care Act. But one thing less murky is that leadership will be at a premium for providers, payers, healthcare service companies and every firm in between.

Modern Healthcare's Women Leaders to Watch

February 25, 2017

Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Women in Healthcare program honors female executives from all sectors of the healthcare system. These high achievers are developing policy, leading change and guiding healthcare delivery improvement across the country.

How the Top 25 Women were chosen

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 25, 2017

To select Modern Healthcare's seventh biennial list of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare, sponsored by Furst Group and NuBrick Partners, the magazine issued a call for nominations on Oct. 31, 2016. Through Dec. 23, readers submitted more than 150 nominations.

Editorial

Editorial: The medical imperative for data-sharing

By Merrill Goozner  |  February 25, 2017

Bryan Olson, a 47-year-old Intel marketing executive wants to link medical records from across the U.S. and the world into a vast virtual warehouse for research.

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Letters
Best Practices

Using data to cut unneeded care

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  February 25, 2017

To address areas of inefficiency and to improve the overall quality of care, the Children's Hospital of Orange County, in a partnership with Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, started a population health initiative in mid-2016.

Q&A
News Makers
Data Points

Data Points: Health IT snapshot

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 25, 2017

More than 42,000 people attended last week's annual conference of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. That's up about 1,000 attendees from last year for the industry's most popular conference.

Outliers

Ingestible medical sensor powered by stomach acid can monitor health

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 25, 2017

Inspired by a common middle-school science experiment, a team of MIT scientists with an appetite for power have developed an ingestible medical sensor powered by stomach acid. When swallowed, the sensor becomes its own battery and can beam diagnostic data from inside you.

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