Summit in Seattle: American Hospital Association conference kicks off
With topics such as finances, the workforce, and cybersecurity, healthcare leaders will find scores of fascinating conversations. Chief Healthcare Executive is in Seattle for the conference.
More hospital mergers are happening, and more may be on the way
The pace of transactions is picking up, with deals in the second quarter matching pre-pandemic levels. Anu Singh of Kaufman Hall says he expects more activity in the months ahead.
Where hospitals can improve in pediatric emergency care
Health systems are showing signs of progress, but a new study sheds light on areas where they can do better to ensure children get the best care.
CMS blasted for 2024 payment proposals for doctors and hospitals
Healthcare groups assailed the proposals, saying they’ll hurt health systems and physicians.
Using a digital test to find early signs of cognitive decline
The UMass Chan Medical School is examining a test developed by Linus Health. Researchers say they hope the test could lead to earlier interventions for Alzheimer’s disease.
After fatal shooting, Tennessee surgeon remembered as ‘beloved’ and ‘brilliant’
Authorities say Dr. Ben Mauck was shot and killed at the Campbell Clinic just outside Memphis. Some are demanding more protections for doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers.
Philips makes bigger move into virtual care
The company recently unveiled new remote patient monitoring solutions to help patients with chronic conditions. Nick Wilson of Philips talks about the program.
Children’s hospitals continue to face financial pressures
While they are faring better than other providers, children’s hospitals are dealing with the lowest cash levels in a decade, Fitch Reports says.
Consumers fault insurers for delays in healthcare, polling finds
Doctors and nurses also fault payers for making their job harder, according to surveys by Morning Consult.
Connecting with a community after initial missteps | My Favorite Mistake
In this new feature, Katie Galbraith of Lankenau Medical Center talks about the value of listening to community feedback, even if it is disappointing, and how that’s helped her as a leader.
HCA Healthcare discloses data breach affecting as many as 11 million patients
HCA says it appears to be a theft from a location used to send email messages to patients. The company says the breach did not include patient clinical or financial information.
Clearwater CEO Steve Cagle on building a culture of cybersecurity
He outlines steps hospital leaders should take to ensure that cybersecurity is a top priority throughout the organization.
After a lull, ransomware attacks on hospitals are rising again
More than 200 attacks have been reported in the first half of the year, says John Riggi of the American Hospital Association. He talks about the dangers and what hospitals should be doing.
The most popular stories from Chief Healthcare Executive in the first half of 2023
Check out the most well-read articles in the first six months of the year.
University of Tennessee Medical Center announces CEO succession plan | MED MOVES
CommonSpirit Health appoints a chief philanthropy officer, and other leaders take new roles.
Leader of nurse practitioners’ group aims to lift restrictions on authority
More states are giving nurse practitioners the ability to practice without the supervision of doctors. As the new president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Stephen Ferrara wants to continue that momentum.
Finding hope in court rulings on gender-affirming care for minors
Some states have passed laws to prevent children from getting such care. Meredithe McNamara of Yale talks about recent court rulings and why everyone should pay attention.
Mourning the police officer shot and killed in a hospital
Sgt. Heather Glenn was fatally wounded when she tried to apprehend a suspect accused of domestic violence. The shooting took place near the emergency department, authorities said.
Here are the 10 biggest health data breaches in the first half of 2023
Tens of millions of Americans have been affected by data breaches in the first six months of the year.
‘Face the Fight’ campaign aims to prevent veteran suicides
Tiffany Benjamin, CEO of the Humana Foundation, talks about the campaign and why she’s optimistic it will make a difference.
Maternal mortality soars across U.S., and some racial groups are hit hardest
The maternal mortality rate more than doubled between 1999 and 2019, a new study shows. Researchers have also identified disparities at the state level.
Novant Health appoints chief medical officer, and more | MED MOVES
Providence names a division president, Tenet Healthcare announces a new chief financial officer, and other leaders take new roles.
Cybersecurity experts weigh risks of hospitals paying ransom demands
In our special report, experts tell Chief Healthcare Executive that health systems should avoid paying if possible and focus on improving their defenses.
For medical schools, Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action changes the game
Medical colleges are disheartened by the decision. They aim to continue pursuing diversity efforts, but they said the court’s ruling could undo years of progress.
Improving diversity without considering race in admissions: Lessons from a medical school
California has barred public universities from weighing race for nearly 30 years. Mark Henderson of UC-Davis School of Medicine explains how the school still made gains in diversity.
Health groups denounce Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action in college admissions
Medical schools had hoped the court would allow the consideration of race in admission decisions, but the conservative justices found it unconstitutional.
Paying the ransom: Hospitals face hard choices in cyberattacks | Special Report
Federal authorities say organizations shouldn’t give into ransom demands. But even cybersecurity experts say the answers aren’t always easy.
Clearwater CEO Steve Cagle discusses reducing risk of ransomware attacks
Hundreds of hospitals and healthcare organizations have suffered cyberattacks. Cagle stresses the importance of the engagement of top leaders and understanding vulnerabilities.
Nuance and Epic are bringing latest documentation tool to EHR workflows
The companies said this week that the DAX Express solution is going to be available to the Epic community.
After surge in MRSA infections, hospitals get new guidance
Several medical organizations offer updated recommendations to prevent infections. A key: health systems must utilize better stewardship of antibiotics.
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