October 2nd 2023
The health system recently captured the American Hospital Association’s Quest for Quality prize. Main Line has earned high marks for its focus on behavioral health and health equity.
The nation’s largest nursing organization says it is formally recognizing cannabis nursing as a specialty practice.
September 29th 2023
Nearly half of those who have used telehealth have only done so once, according to a new report from Trilliant Health. Some patients still want to be seen in person.
September 28th 2023
It’s a different approach for the federal government’s largest source of funds for health research.
September 27th 2023
Healthcare workers can engage colleagues who are struggling and let them know they aren’t alone. Leaders also need to be checking on their teams.
Debt ceiling package: Research agencies could lose billions
The agreement caps nondefense spending. Lawmakers will decide how much goes to the NIH and other vital programs, and advocates will have to work to preserve aid.
Weight-loss surgeries among teens are on the rise, researchers say
More young people are having bariatric surgeries. The American Academy of Pediatrics has called for more access to the procedure for kids and teens struggling with obesity.
Andy Carter, CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania: Focus on what matters | Lessons for Leaders
As he prepares to retire, Carter offers insights on staying focused on key goals, the changing role of healthcare leaders and what has helped him succeed.
AMA, others launch health equity coalition, ‘Rise to Health’: ‘Real results for real people’
The organizations behind the nationwide effort include the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Race Forward, the American Hospital Association, and more.
Diversity in rural hospitals: Going beyond matching the community
Rural health systems struggle to attract talent. Sunny Eappen, president and CEO of The University of Vermont Health Network, stresses the importance of building a diverse staff.
Lawmakers push measure aimed at youth mental health crisis | Bills and Laws
A bipartisan bill is designed to help children's hospitals treat more kids with behavioral health issues and train more workers in pediatrics.
HIMSS23 Hot Take: Technology providers are looking for NLP and AI technology for better health outcomes | Viewpoint
The time is now for providers to try new technologies that in the past have been solved by adding more people to the problem. The dilemma now is that we don’t have more people.
Improving care for patients who suffer large strokes
Patients who underwent a thrombectomy fared better than those who had standard care, a recent study found. The findings offer new insights that could save lives, an Ascension researcher says.
Avoiding succession drama: How hospitals can find the right CEO
Health systems can avoid conflict in choosing leaders. Rick Gundling of HFMA talks with Chief Healthcare Executive about searching for executives, nurturing talent and planning for the future.
Hospital groups blast FTC for opposing Louisiana merger: ‘Unjustifiable overreach’
LCMC Health agreed to buy three hospitals from HCA Healthcare, and Louisiana officials approved the deal. The Federal Trade Commission has moved to block it, outraging hospital groups.
Kaiser Permanente’s acquisition of Geisinger: Billions committed in deal
The California system is forming a new health organization called Risant Health, and Geisinger will be the first member. Financial documents offer more details on the deal.
Forecasting the lasting legacy of the Medicaid postpartum expansion | Viewpoint
How one full year of postpartum care impacts health equity, outcomes, and care costs.
Saint Luke’s Health System announces CEO of North Region, and more | MED MOVES
MaineHealth names the system's first chief medical and transformation officer, Baptist Health in Florida names a quality officer, and other leaders take new roles.
WellSpan Health teams with Emerus to build 3 micro hospitals in Pennsylvania
The system hopes the facilities will be open within 18-24 months. WellSpan says if these prove to be successful, it could look to add more small hospitals.
How Truveta is aiming to improve health equity
The organization, formed by some of America’s top health systems, is providing more insights on the social determinants of health. Charlotte Baker of Truveta talks about how data can close disparities.
Precision medicine demands ‘just-in-time’ specimen supply | Viewpoint
The specimen supply chain needs to go beyond reacting to orders and accurately anticipate demand. The industry is just starting to do this, and artificial intelligence is the key.
ANA Enterprise CEO is retiring, and more | MED MOVES
CommonSpirit Health announces a new chief strategy officer, Texas Children's Hospital is seeking a new president for the first time in decades, and other leaders take new roles.
The Public Health Emergency has ended. Hospitals will face some challenges.
With the federal emergency designation disappearing, health systems will see changes in funding and an end to some policies that had given providers more flexibility.
In a first, Healthgrades releases rankings on outpatient joint replacement
Most hospitals fared well, but there was a wide range in performance and risk of complications. Brad Bowman, chief medical officer of Healthgrades, talks about the inaugural report card.
DEA allows telehealth flexibilities to continue through at least November
The DEA put the brakes on a plan to limit the remote prescription of some controlled substances. Telehealth advocates welcomed the reprieve.
Treating more patients with heart failure outside the hospital
Steven Heatherly of Baptist Health in Kentucky talks about the success of heart clinics and promising results from remote patient monitoring.
From entertainment to healthcare: Sesame CEO David Goldhill discusses competition, consumers and innovation
The co-founder of an online marketplace where patients can find doctors, Goldhill talks with Chief Healthcare Executive about his journey and how the industry needs to evolve.
Hospitals push back against ‘site-neutral’ Medicare funding proposals
Lawmakers and advocates are showing interest in reducing Medicare reimbursements for some services at hospital outpatient departments. Hospitals contend the cuts would reduce services for patients.
Kaiser Permanente’s acquisition of Geisinger could reveal ‘art of the possible’
Kaiser Permanente is forming a new health organization called Risant Health, and Geisinger will be the first member. Healthcare experts see enormous promise and some open questions.
The Kaiser Permanente-Geisinger deal: Questions and answers
The California-based system plans to acquire Geisinger and form a new organization called Risant Health. Here’s a guide to understanding the plans.
Why physicians need to consider the patient’s perspective
Doctors and health systems will offer better care if they connect with patients and patients feel like their concerns are being heard.
Kaiser Permanente moves to acquire Geisinger in major deal
Assuming regulatory approval, the two systems announced the plans to launch a new organization, Risant Health, which will add other regional health systems.
Improving the patient experience: ‘Healthcare doesn’t get a pass anymore’
Consumers are seeing more ease and convenience in other aspects of their lives, and they want it from health systems, according to Mona Baset of Intermountain Health.
Highlights from HIMSS: AI and other hot topics
Artificial intelligence dominated the health technology conference, but it wasn’t the only fascinating topic of discussion.
Health tech companies urged to design products with equity in mind
At the HIMSS Conference, healthcare leaders urged those developing digital solutions to make sure they aren’t just accessible to the affluent. And they stressed that health equity is everyone’s responsibility.
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