Intelligence Report: Financial Health Calls for a Clinical Strategy

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Michael Zeis, for HealthLeaders Media, June 26, 2014 Cost containment and revenue cycle activities involve buttressing the organization’s fiscal health through smart spending and ensuring funds that are owed to the organization are, after all, delivered to the organization. Traditional approaches to cost containment often are part of the annual budgeting process, directed by the… Read more »

Call to Action: Why CEO Recruitment Must Change

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Written by Daniel J. Sinnott, CEO, Sinnott Executive Consulting | June 17, 2014   This is a call to action for all healthcare board members, system leaders and recruitment industry leaders. There needs to be a fundamental shift in the way CEO/executive recruitment is done throughout the healthcare industry — specifically the “position description.” Before the… Read more »

7 Things CEOs Can Do Today to Advance Their Careers

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Written by Ayla Ellison (Twitter | Google+)  | June 24, 2014, Becker’s Hospital Review   The healthcare industry is undergoing rapid change, including technological advances and new entrants into the market. Hospital and health system CEOs all want to succeed in the new environment, and below are seven things CEOs can do for their careers… Read more »

3 changes at the hospital C-suite table

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May 20, 2014, By Katie Sullivan, Fierce Healthcare   As the healthcare industry moves away from the fee-for-service model toward value-based service, hospital executives‘ roles and responsibilities change–and that includes the amount of space at the C-suite table. Hospitals create positions to meet new needs, and the push toward quality of care means organizations require… Read more »

4 Ways Clinical Analytics Help Sustain a Successful ACO Model

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Written by Ayla Ellison (Twitter | Google+)  | May 27, 2014, Becker’s Hospital Review   From population health management to identifying gaps in care, clinical analytics play a vital role in accountable care. Dave Caldwell, executive vice president at Campbell, Calif-based Certify Data Systems, a subsidiary of Humana, provides fourways clinical analytics can be used… Read more »

Conquering the doctor shortage

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Lisa Bernard-Kuhn, The Cincinnati Enquirer, February 8, 2014 CINCINNATI — Waiting weeks to see a doctor. Scrambling to find one. Foregoing care altogether. Is this our future? America already doesn’t have enough doctors, with a shortage of 45,000 forecast by 2020. Exacerbating the shortage: Millions of people have new access to health coverage under the Affordable… Read more »

US Gets A D+ In National Report Card For Failure To Support Emergency Patients

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By Robert Glatter, MD,  Pharma & Healthcare, 1/19/2014 @ 10:42PM The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) released its Report Card last week measuring conditions and policies under which emergency care is delivered–unfortunately, the news is not so good.  The nation earned a D+.  In 2009, the last time ACEP’s report card was issued, America earned a C… Read more »

Telemedicine keeps seniors out of nursing homes

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Published: Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET, By: Elaine Pofeldt, Special to CNBC.com Many Americans live in fear that an elderly parent will fall at home and get hurt without anyone there to help. Thanks to a fast-growing field known as telemedicine, that worry may become a thing of the past. Lutheran SeniorLife,… Read more »

Study: Medicaid expansion increases ER use

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January 2, 2014 | By Zack Budryk, Fierce Healthcare An increase in insured hospital patients due to Medicaid expansion led to a 40 percent rise in their visits to the emergency room, according to a study published in Science. Furthermore, based on a Medicaid lottery program in Oregon, enrollment in Medicaid increased the likelihood of emergency department… Read more »