In his new book, Dr. Atul Gawande explores the troublesome intersection of dying in America and the U.S. healthcare system. Faced with their own mortality, people often choose other priorities over living longer. But only if someone asks.
The medical device industry argues that risk-based payment models are pushing providers out of their traditional roles as advocates on behalf of patients for access to new technology and aligning them with insurers as gatekeepers on cost.
In an exclusive interview, Swedish explains the strategy behind Anthem's new joint venture with seven Southern California health systems, which will share risk with a new no-deductible, low-cost plan.
A team of clinical staffers at MedStar Health's National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare demonstrate how an error can easily occur with a cardiac defibrillator. The health system launched the center in 2010 to address safety issues associated with the deployment of new technology.
CMO Dr. Allen Nissenson explains why DaVita is struggling to integrate physician-group division HealthCare Partners. He also gives his take on Medicare's bundled payments for end-stage renal disease and the CMS Innovation Center's model for renal ACOs, called ESRD Seamless Care Organizations.
A pitching session modeled on the television show "Shark Tank" is one component of the Practice Change Leaders, a yearlong professional development program for geriatricians and others who care for older adults.
Value-based reimbursement now makes up some portion of the revenue stream for most providers. Within a few years it will exceed 50%. Experts question whether providers and insurers are truly prepared for the pace of change.
Dr. Emad Rizk is set to assume leadership of hospital revenue-management company Accretive Health on July 21. Modern Healthcare recently interviewed Rizk about the revolution afoot in healthcare payment, with providers on a fast and rocky path from fee-for-service to value- based models.
Teri Fontenot, president and CEO of Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge, La., discusses the organization's new $350 million facility, the role of a maternal and neonatal hospital in managing population health and Louisiana's controversial new abortion law.
Catholic Health Initiatives CEO Kevin Lofton explains the system's strategy for acquiring hospitals and health plans to build a critical mass in its markets and the resources and expertise to manage population health.
Health First President and CEO Steven Johnson says the business strategy moves toward building membership in the health plan while the hospital becomes a cost center.
Consumers are demanding to know what healthcare costs, and providers are struggling to find a way to calculate and explain the numbers—as well as help patients understand what they're obligated to pay.
LifePoint Hospitals' operations CFO John Kerndl says the company successfully mined its patient data to identify patients who would qualify for subsidized coverage through one of the marketplaces. Half of them successfully enrolled in a plan.
Joe Fifer, president and CEO of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, previews the HFMA's effort to help healthcare systems rationalize their chargemasters, which are confusing consumers and confounding hospital executives called on to explain them.
Not long ago Cleveland safety net system MetroHealth was posting losses and cutting jobs. But, as CFO Craig Richmond explains, the organization finished 2013 with a $19 million surplus thanks to the state's Medicaid expansion and a concerted push to deliver care as a patient-centered medical home.
Blackwelder says expiring Obamacare provisions intended to boost primary care need more time to work. He also addresses the future of the specialty as disproportionate numbers of medical students continue to pursue more lucrative areas of medicine.
Neighborhoods around Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit are wracked by poverty, and the lack of access to pharmacies and healthy foods, as well as infrequent public transportation, make it more likely that patients who live there will be readmitted soon after they're discharged.
Dr. Robert Wah, who was inaugurated as AMA president June 10, reveals his plans for leading the nation's largest physician organization through what's sure to be a turbulent year for its members.
TransforMED CEO Dr. Bruce Bagley explains how the American Academy of Family Physicians subsidiary is inviting specialists to form medical neighborhoods around primary care practices.
Watch how an Indiana hospital responded when the MERS virus made its first appearance in the U.S.
Dr. Peter Angood says new delivery and payment models are driving demand for physicians in the C-suite because non-physician administrators recognize that they can "never fully understand that clinical background."
Dr. Robert Wachter, chief of hospital medicine at UCSF Medical Center and a noted expert on quality and safety, says information technology is disrupting healthcare in unexpected and sometimes unfortunate ways.
Tenet Healthcare Corp. CEO Trevor Fetter and Vice Chairman Keith Pitts discuss how the company is faring six months after the acquisition of Vanguard Health Systems. The investor-owned hospital operator is building on Vanguard's forays into coordinated care models and making aggressive plays to...
Hospital systems are increasingly making forays into insurance as they're compelled to manage population health and assume risk under new payment models. Modern Healthcare interviews top executives of two systems making such plays: Catholic Health Initiatives President and COO Michael Rowan and...
Population health management was a popular topic at ACHE's annual meeting, as attendees packed sessions led by Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care and other organizations.
Live@ACHE Video: Baylor Scott & White CEO Joel Allison on the system's merger and the Affordable Care Act
Baylor Scott & White Health was formed last year through the merger of two already large Texas players. CEO Joel Allison discusses the deal and how the organization's insurance arm is faring with the rollout of the ACA exchanges.
Yoshi Honkawa, known as a master of relationships, developed many that paid dividends during decades walking the halls of the California State Capitol and Congress on behalf of Los Angeles County's hospitals and then Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
WellPoint CEO Joseph Swedish explains how the company has fared during the tumultuous open-enrollment period for health plans established under the ACA. Swedish also addresses the growing controversy over narrow provider networks.
Michael Rowan, president and COO of Catholic Health Initiatives, discusses the health system's recent acquisitions and leadership changes, its involvement in shared savings programs and its activity on the ACA's insurance exchanges.
John Griffith taught hundreds of future healthcare executives in his classes at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and influenced more through his widely used textbooks.
Deborah Bowen, president and CEO of the American College of Healthcare Executive, discusses her first year at the helm of the organization, upcoming priorities for the ACHE and the changing nature of healthcare leadership.
Christine Candio was just sworn in as chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives. In an interview at the group's annual meeting, she discusses new initiatives to make sure members have the tools they need in today's environment.
Fred Brown, the first president and CEO of BJC HealthCare, describes his role in the origins of that system—created through one of the early mega-mergers in not-for-profit healthcare. Brown is regarded as an early innovator in integrated care.
Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital has a new contract to reserve two beds with a not-for-profit organization that provides shelter and medical care to homeless patients after they leave the hospital.
In an interview at the recent HIMSS conference in Orlando, Fla., Cerner Corp. President Zane Burke explains how the company is positioning itself for new business now that most U.S. hospitals and physicians have already chosen an EHR vendor.