September 26th 2023
Experts warn about the growing dangers of criminals using AI and deepfakes to target hospitals and healthcare organizations.
Ransomware attacks can endanger patients and costs health systems millions. Experts say the C-suite is more engaged on the issue.
September 25th 2023
About 100 clinicians are engaged in a pilot program aimed at improving response time for patients, and saving some time for doctors.
September 21st 2023
The tech giant touts the potential to reduce administrative burdens on doctors.
September 16th 2023
CAQH welcomes a new chief executive officer, and other leaders take new roles.
FBI disrupts ransomware group targeting hospitals, thwarting $130M in payment demands
Federal authorities had warned health systems about the Hive group, which targeted more than 1,500 victims worldwide.
Digital health funding plunges to 5-year low in Q4
After a spectacular 2021, funding dipped sharply in 2022, according to an analysis by CB Insights. The number of mergers and acquisitions also tumbled.
Ransomware attacks continue to rise, and they're hurting patients: Survey
Information technology pros said the attacks are causing more health complications, and many say they’ve had to transfer patients or have seen longer hospital stays.
Current Health CEO Christoper McGhee says care is coming home
He talks with Chief Healthcare Executive about the growth of hospital-at-home programs, Best Buy’s purchase of Current Health, and how leaders can help make home-based care succeed.
Four ways urgent care clinics can retain patients and seize growth opportunities | Adam Steinberg
Clinics must take new approaches to nurture the relationships they built during the pandemic and ensure they are delivering the experience that will encourage patients to return.
More sophisticated cyberattacks threaten healthcare organizations
Attackers are getting more polished in their approach. Crane Hassold of Abnormal Security talked with Chief Healthcare Executive about the evolving threats and what health systems should be doing.
More hospital mergers should be coming in 2023
Some systems will seek partners out of opportunity or necessity. Anu Singh of Kaufman Hall talked with Chief Healthcare Executive about the outlook for deals in the year ahead.
Healthcare industry facing ‘an access crisis’
From finding primary care doctors to areas without obstetrics services, patients are struggling to get the care they need. Stephanie Kovalick of Sage Growth Partners talks about the implications for healthcare providers.
LeanTaaS acquires Hospital IQ, merged company touts $1B in value
With the deal, the combined company says it’s providing software solutions, from patient flow to automation, to more than 180 health systems.
Dina aims to help hospitals, health plans ‘extend their reach into the home’
Ashish Shah, CEO and founder of Dina, talked with Chief Healthcare Executive about his young company and the need to improve the coordination of care.
The nurse’s journey: how smart data capture will revolutionize hospital processes | Luciane Ragni
To attract and retain staff, healthcare organizations must improve the data capture equipment and systems that nurses use daily.
LeanTaaS looks to gain strength in hospital market
The company touts the value of its software in helping hospitals serve more patients and unlock their capacity. Sanjeev Agrawal, LeanTaaS president, spoke with Chief Healthcare Executive about the firm’s growth.
The 11 biggest health data breaches in 2022
Cyberattacks continued to target hospitals and health systems. More than 21 million people were affected by the 11 largest breaches of health information.
Why providers must do more to see that patients get their medication
Healthcare organizations must ensure patients can afford their prescriptions to reduce the risks of complications, Nele Jessel of athenahealth suggests.
Healthcare providers can take 3 steps for more effective digital health solutions | Angie Stevens
Organizations that leverage technologies that can scale and operationalize digital health initiatives will be better positioned to provide positive outcomes for patients.
How healthcare companies can operate more like tech companies | Eric Ly
Technology is an essential tool to recruit and retain valuable workers.
Chief Healthcare Executive’s most popular stories on product solutions in 2022
Concluding our series on the year’s most popular stories, these features focused on new and emerging technologies in healthcare resonated with readers.
Chief Healthcare Executive’s most popular healthcare transformation stories of 2022
Continuing our rundown of the stories that resonated with readers, we look at stories examining ways to improve staffing, sustainability and technology.
Chief Healthcare Executive’s most popular data and technology stories of 2022
Continuing our week-long look at our most well-read stories, our rundown of the most popular technology features is dominated by cybersecurity.
Hospitals helped by $1.7 trillion omnibus bill, but will press Congress for more next year
The package offered funds for key areas, such as telehealth and rural hospitals, but lacked targeted aid for safety net hospitals and failed to address other priorities.
Telehealth finds receptive ear in Congress; $1.7T spending bill includes 2-year extension
It was a top priority for healthcare groups. Lawmakers agreed to continue telemedicine waivers through 2024, and advocates hope it’s a step toward permanent reforms.
The $1.7 trillion federal spending package: Healthcare wins and losses
Senate leaders unveiled the omnibus bill, which should be voted on later this week. Hospital and health groups cheered some provisions but criticized lawmakers for failing to address other top priorities.
Higher costs, tough negotiations: KPMG’s Ash Shehata looks at hospitals in 2023
Health systems will face formidable challenges in the coming year, he told Chief Healthcare Executive.
Cybersecurity in healthcare: Even with progress, many vulnerabilities remain
In an interview with Chief Healthcare Executive, Lee Kim of HIMSS outlined the current threats, how health systems are responding, and where they need to improve.
Cancer centers see greater demand, and struggle to handle volume
Nearly half said they are out of room, and leaders cite other operational challenges hindering their ability to serve more patients.
Nuance Communications’ Peter Durlach talks about merging with Microsoft
In an interview with Chief Healthcare Executive, he discussed one of healthcare’s biggest deals, helping doctors, and solving problems for hospitals.
Hospital leaders aim to offer more care at home, but they face some hurdles
Most healthcare executives surveyed said they’re offering some type of home-based care. But they said staffing remains a big challenge.
Talk 'data' to me: Why aren’t your healthcare claims getting paid? | Lindsay Burrows
It has been a record year for healthcare claim denials and underpayments, often leaving providers to foot the bill. Here are 10 suggestions to help providers avoid preventable denials.
Electronic prior authorization plan from feds hailed as 'positive step'
Health systems say prior authorization hurts patient care and adds to clinician burnout. The CMS is proposing reform measures that have produced some optimism, but health leaders say other steps are needed.
CommonSpirit Health says some patient information accessed in ransomware attack
The system said the breach involved patient data from Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, an affiliate of CommonSpirit.
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