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The Disappearing Hospital CEO

Philip Betbeze

Healthcare consolidation is eliminating many hospital CEO jobs. With coordination and cooperation within health system operations the order of the day, those top executive jobs are being sharply redefined. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Berwick Names 11 Monsters Facing Hospital Industry

Former acting head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Don Berwick, MD, acknowledges healthcare providers have come a long way in the last few decades, but it's "by no means enough." >>>

Berwick: Zapping Overtreatment, Costs Takes 'Courage'

The former acting head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services lauds efforts such as the Choosing Wisely campaign, which aim to reduce medical interventions "for which the risks outweigh the benefits." >>>

Fight to Replace HMA Board Continues

Health Management Associates' largest shareholder says it intends to proceed with plans to replace the sitting HMA board, hours after Community Health Systems said it would acquire the embattled hospital chain. >>>

Community Health Systems Chief Talks HMA Merger

On an earnings call, the chief executive officer of CHS offers details on the forthcoming merger with Health Management Associates. Described as a "revenue opportunity," the deal will form the largest for-profit hospital system in the U.S. >>>

North Shore-LIJ Health System to Launch a Health Plan

CareConnect, the first provider-owned commercial health plan in New York, will offer lower prices and gives the healthcare provider "serious control" over quality and care coordination, says an NS-LIJHS executive. >>>

Struggling Hospital Depletes $135M Endowment

Violating a sacred code of philanthropy, a failing hospital received court approval to tap into the principal of an endowment meant to last into perpetuity. That kind of negative publicity doesn't help development executives at other healthcare organizations. >>>

Political Heat Scorches Meaningful Use Timetable

Until recently, MU has had a bipartisan aura about it. But now the desire for a delayed deadline for Stage 2 is growing among healthcare providers and technology vendors. Could this be the moment that MU becomes another partisan issue in Washington? >>>

4 Strategies for Securing HIT Leadership Talent

Competition among healthcare recruiters to place well-qualified and experienced health information technology executives is fierce. These strategic tips can help. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Advancing Clinical Quality from Data to Decisions

If two-thirds of healthcare leaders claim a "great deal of experience" with clinical quality and patient safety metrics, why are so many having difficulty turning that data into meaningful improvements? This report uncovers the technological and cultural barriers hampering clinical quality improvements and provides practical, proven recommendations to help overcome them. Purchase Today >>>



News Headlines

Tenet, Health Management accused of paying kickbacks

Bloomberg, August 2, 2013

US official challenges claim that Obamacare hurts workers

Reuters, August 2, 2013

West Penn Allegheny Health System reports $47.9 loss in in three months

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 2, 2013

House panel votes to change Medicare funding approach

The Washington Post, August 1, 2013

Opinion: Revealing a healthcare secret (the price)

The New York Times, August 1, 2013

Hospital to reduce pay for weekend employees

The Huntsville Times / AL.com, August 1, 2013

Delay of employer mandate will cost $12B

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, July 31, 2013

A government shutdown won't stop Obamacare

The Washington Post, July 31, 2013

Richard Bracken to step down as HCA CEO

The Tennessean, July 30, 2013

Beth Israel to pay $5.3M settlement to resolve Medicare fraud allegations

Boston Business Journal, July 30, 2013



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