Trevor Fetter, CEO of one of the largest U.S. hospital companies, says the Tenet's attention to bulking up in its markets, a recovering economy and the Affordable Care Act are fueling "the best growth that I can remember in 20 years in this business."
Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni shrugs off pending and possible deals between large insurers. The system, he says, is preparing to take on risk itself for self-insured employers.
Hours after the Supreme Court delivered an opinion upholding ACA subsidies for millions of Americans, Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni describes what it means for one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare organizations in the U.S. He spoke with Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner.
The American Medical Association's new president, Dr. Steven Stack, addresses how the AMA would respond if the Obama administration loses at the Supreme Court this month and explains why the AMA says the government should put the brakes on its EHR requirements and the conversion to ICD-10 coding.
American Nurses Association President Pam Cipriano (one of Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Women in Healthcare) says nurses are well-positioned to improve healthcare quality and care coordination and take on new roles as more care moves out of hospitals.
Athenahealth COO Ed Park explains how the next generation of patient-centered information exchange will work and how his own company is pivoting into the hospital EHR market. Modern Healthcare interviewed Park during the 2015 HIMSS conference in Chicago.
Humana CEO Bruce Broussard says Medicare Advantage and the individual plans sold on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges reflect a path the healthcare industry should be on: one that increasingly spurs competition and rewards quality and efficiency.
Jitin Asnaani, executive director of the CommonWell Health Alliance, says the vendor collective is giving members a low-cost way to allow customers to exchange healthcare data among software products.
Dr. Patrick Conway, CMO and acting principal deputy administrator at the CMS, says the Obama administration's push to transform the healthcare system is yielding real results, even as some providers have struggled as the agency tinkers with the frameworks and benchmarks of its new models.
Grant outlines the challenges that Lahey Health experienced as the system entered population health and details some of the system's early successes. Grant also explains how Lahey has moved toward risk-based contracts and why he believes his organization must make a rapid shift into full risk.
Henry Ford Health System CEO Nancy Schlichting explains why the Detroit-based integrated system is doing well even as hospital admissions fall.
Lofton explains CHI's latest moves as the health system assembles the pieces for integrated delivery networks and expands its insurance portfolio to gain expertise managing the health of populations—and the steps the system has taken to recover from financial losses in 2014.
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.