Safer Hospitals: Focusing on protecting staff and patients
In the coming weeks and months, Chief Healthcare Executive plans to shed light on efforts to reduce violence in health systems. An ongoing series of stories will look at ideas and solutions.
More than 88 million people have been affected by health data breaches this year
The number is already 60% higher than in 2022, federal officials say. Most of the breaches came from cyberattacks.
Medically Home CEO Rami Karjian talks about the growth of hospital-at-home programs
In an interview with Chief Healthcare Executive, he discusses the momentum for home-based acute care and what health systems should do to succeed with it.
CDC kicks off campaign to help hospitals address burnout in workers
The ‘Impact Wellbeing' initiative, developed with the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation, is designed to give health systems tools to help workers.
Healthcare is ‘a team sport’ | Lessons for Leaders
Gary Stuck, chief medical officer of Advocate Health, talks about the importance of working together in hospitals and health systems.
Biden’s executive order on AI: What it means for healthcare
Among other steps, the Department of Health and Human Services will develop a safety program to address unsafe healthcare practices involving artificial intelligence.
There have been big steps in the fight against breast cancer this year, and more are needed
A national task force has lowered the recommended age to begin screenings, but doctors say some opportunities to help more women are being missed.
Outpatient services see surge in demand
More people are looking to get procedures done outside the hospital, according to a report from Strata and Syntellis Performance Solutions.
No deal: Sale of Mississippi hospital system isn’t happening
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System had been in talks to buy the Singing River Health System, but both sides have ended the negotiations.
What healthcare leaders should think about when pursuing new jobs
It’s important to consider career goals and what truly brings satisfaction, says Sonia Millsom, CEO of Oxeon. She says women should go for leadership roles, even if they aren’t sure they are ready.
Healthcare workers cite more burnout, and more are thinking of a career change
Employees say they have more days of poor mental health, and the percentage of workers who say they’ve been harassed has doubled, a CDC report says.
Half of working-age Americans have trouble paying for healthcare
Many Americans are skipping treatment and have medical debts of thousands of dollars, a Commonwealth Fund survey finds. Even some with insurance are struggling to pay bills.
What health organizations are seeking in leaders, and what some are doing wrong
Sonia Millsom, the CEO of Oxeon, discusses trends in executive searches, some missteps companies are making when they recruit leaders, and getting diversity in the C-suite.
AMA president warns of growing physician shortage: ‘It’s an urgent crisis’
In a speech at the National Press Club, Jesse Ehrenfeld said the problem stands to get worse in the coming years unless policymakers take action.
Discharge delays: Hospitals are forced to keep patients who could be released
Due to a lack of beds at nursing homes and other post-acute facilities, hospitals are keeping patients longer than necessary. The delays add to financial woes and prevent other patients from getting the care they need.
AI chatbot answers on health questions indicate racial bias
Researchers found large language models provided answers reflecting ‘racist tropes’ or inaccurate information. They stress caution in using AI tools for research and for medical decisions.
Hospitals continue to wrestle with staffing shortages
Most hospitals say they have had to reduce capacity due to a lack of staff, a new Kaufman Hall report finds. Shortages figure to be a long-term issue.
New AtlantiCare CEO looks to make an impact, inside and outside the health system
Michael Charlton says he’s looking to improve access and the patient experience. He also wants to play a part in the revival of Atlantic City.
Delayed surgeries and chemotherapy: Drug and supply shortages are hurting patients
Hospitals have grappled with shortages with regularity, and a survey indicates that they are taking a toll on patient care.
New York health system continues to treat patients after cyberattack
The Westchester Medical Center Health Network temporarily diverted ambulances over the weekend. Some stroke patients are still being sent to other facilities.
Advocate Health’s chief medical officer is ‘excited about the future’
Gary Stuck talks with Chief Healthcare Executive about the merger of Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health, value-based care and working to improve health equity.
Ochsner LSU Health selects CEO, and more | MED MOVES
USA Health appoints a new CEO of its women and children's hospital, and other leaders take on new positions.
WellSky's Lissy Hu talks about the challenges in post-acute care | Data Book podcast
In the latest episode, she talks about using technology to improve care transitions, trends in post-acute care, and the changing desires of patients.
Cyberattack of New York hospitals prompts diversion of patients
The Westchester Medical Center Health Network says two hospitals and a nursing home are affected. The system announced plans to take down IT systems and temporarily divert some patients.
Infor CEO Kevin Samuelson expects to see more hospital mergers
In an interview with Chief Healthcare Executive®, he talks about why there could be more deals, and why he thinks more health systems should be coming together.
Takeaways from HLTH 2023: AI ‘hope and hype’, using the right data, and attention on women’s health
Several healthcare executives shared their perspectives from the annual conference in Las Vegas.
Hospital executive compensation: Salaries rise, bonuses dip
Health systems face stiff competition for leadership roles, but incentive pay falls as hospitals continue to face challenges. Bruce Greenblatt of SullivanCotter talks about trends in leadership pay.
Henry Ford Health, Ascension Michigan plan to form $10.5B system
Several Ascension hospitals will be combining with Henry Ford in a joint venture. The combined organization would operate more than 500 sites of care.
California’s $25 minimum wage for healthcare workers: Unions make history, hospitals get certainty | Analysis
Labor groups rejoiced when Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the measure into law. For hospitals, they avoid the prospect of cities moving to raise wages more quickly.
‘NoEscape’ ransomware poses threat to health sector, federal officials warn
It’s a new threat but federal cybersecurity officials say they are concerned by the group’s apparent willingness to attack health organizations.
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