Most health systems that responded to Modern Healthcare's Hospital Systems Survey said hiring more physicians either did not materially change their financial performance or actually improved it, a surprising finding given research that shows hospitals lose money on employed physicians.
Douglas Thompson, who was the CEO of revenue-cycle management company MedData, looks to capitalize on the estimated $2.4 billion process automation market as Ascension grows its ancillary businesses.
About 1,800 unionized nurses at Vermont's largest hospital launched a two-day strike Thursday following unsuccessful contract negotiations, but hospital officials say operations continued with little disruption for patients.
Hospitals added 10,600 new jobs in June, a 71% spike in hiring from May, even as healthcare jobs overall dipped.
In a ruling with major ramifications for healthcare organizations, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that public-sector labor unions cannot collect mandatory service fees from members for representing them in contract negotiations.
For the first time in the AMA's history, the group elected women as president and president-elect. Dr. Patrice Harris will be the next president after Dr. Barbara L. McAneny serves a year in the top office.
Not-for-profit health systems are finding clever ways to reduce or avoid the new tax law's 21% excise tax on executive compensation that exceeds $1 million.
The cost of paying for top talent at health systems climbs sharply above a million dollars thanks to recent tax legislation, and many of the largest system CEOs make more than that.
Outcome Health has hired a top executive from advertising giant Publicis as its new CEO, replacing founder Rishi Shah.
Private equity firm KKR on Monday said it would buy physician staffing company Envision Healthcare for $9.9 billion. The announcement comes after Nashville-based Envision announced a strategic review to enhance shareholder value late last year.
Taking a cue from Uber, Airbnb and other on-demand companies, leaders at Intermountain Healthcare think a mobile app for scheduling nurses and other healthcare workers might help solve their staffing challenges.
Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush has stepped down from the helm of the EHR vendor effective immediately. The move came after several allegations of inappropriate behavior came to light in recent weeks.