September 23rd 2023
Seattle Children's appoints a chief scientific officer, and others take on new roles.
September 22nd 2023
Prostate cancer cases have increased after years of decline. Evan Goldfischer, president of LUGPA, talks about the need to increase awareness and outreach.
Fitch Ratings cited continued losses and a low amount of cash on hand. The Pennsylvania-based system says it’s making progress toward profitability.
September 21st 2023
Physicians, and tomorrow’s doctors, are struggling with their well-being, a new study finds. Experts call for changes to encourage doctors, residents and students to get the help they need.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy went to Staten Island University Hospital to express thanks for the support of medical providers since Russia’s invasion.
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.
Using strategy to shape your budget | Viewpoint
Healthcare is changing and how we prepare for the future of healthcare must change. Your budget should reflect your organization's business strategy – not the other way around.
Earth Day and hospitals: Growing focus on sustainability
Even as health systems have faced the pandemic and financial challenges, some organizations are working to reduce their environmental impact.
WVU Medicine uses technology to improve care in rural areas | HIMSS 2023
The West Virginia University Health System has added a host of small hospitals to its system. Kimberly Clarke of WVU Medicine says technology is the key to leveling the playing field.
Ukraine's health system ‘devastated’ by Russia’s invasion | HIMSS 2023
Oksana Markarova, Ukraine’s ambassador to the U.S., described the damage to the country’s health system and asked leaders for their support.
Technology alone won’t fix a ‘failed’ health system | HIMSS 2023
During a spirited panel discussion, some high-profile leaders talked about the deficiencies in healthcare that won’t be mended by the latest high-tech solutions.
Expect AI-powered cyberattacks targeting health systems | HIMSS 2023
A panel at the HIMSS conference says artificial intelligence will be used to produce more sophisticated malware and phishing. But AI offers new potential in protecting organizations.
HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf talks about health equity and digital health | HIMSS 2023
More leaders are pursuing concrete plans to close disparities, Wolf said, and offering more digital health options is a critical element in expanding access to underserved groups.
How Phoenix Children’s Hospital has succeeded with machine learning | HIMSS 2023
David Higginson, the chief innovation officer, explains how machine learning is detecting children with malnutrition and helping the health system financially.
AI in healthcare: ‘Awe-inspiring benefits’ and ‘scary risks’ | HIMSS 2023
As millions of Americans are discovering artificial intelligence, healthcare leaders say AI could save countless lives. But there are difficult ethical questions that need to be confronted.
Stakeholders must collaborate to strengthen the nursing pipeline | Sean Burke
The healthcare industry needs creative solutions that focus on attracting more students into nursing.
Providence names 1st medical leader of environmental stewardship, and more | MED MOVES
City of Hope appoints a chief science officer, a Hollywood hospital gets a new chief executive officer, Yale Health gets a new leader, and others take new roles.
Diversity in healthcare: Recruiting is one step, but the key is retention
More systems are stressing the importance of employing more members from minority groups. A group of leaders outlined some ways those efforts can have lasting effects.
University of Michigan Health acquires Sparrow Health | 7 takeaways
The two Michigan systems have joined forces to form one organization. Here’s a closer look at the deal.
One in five California hospitals at risk of closing: Report
The state’s health systems have suffered heavy losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic and underfunding at the federal and state levels, according to an analysis by Kaufman Hall.
‘Woefully inadequate’: Hospitals criticize Medicare's proposed payment plan
CMS has proposed a 2.8% increase for Medicare’s inpatient rates. The American Hospital Association calls it insufficient in light of high inflation and a history of inadequate reimbursements.
Two Wisconsin hospital systems are planning merger
Froedtert Health and ThedaCare have signed a letter of intent to consolidate the two systems.
Improving mental health of clinicians: Change the questions, focus on people
More healthcare workers are battling burnout and depression. Stefanie Simmons, chief medical officer of the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes Foundation, talks about credential reform and how hospitals can help the workforce.
'Fair share' deficits: Hospitals get billions more in tax breaks than they give to communities, report says
The Lown Institute says more than 1,300 hospitals receive exemptions that outweigh the financial aid and services they provide. Hospitals have said the analysis excludes some community benefits.
David Reich of Mount Sinai Hospital on adapting in a crisis | Lessons for Leaders
In this new series, we’re spotlighting insights from leaders in the world of healthcare. David Reich, president of Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Queens, shares lessons from leading the New York hospitals in the pandemic.
Many hospital patients aren’t getting good instructions before being discharged
Researchers found care teams weren’t explaining treatment plans, medications, or offering guidance regarding symptoms. Hospitals must do better to reduce the risk of complications.
Children’s National Hospital selects new CEO, and more: MED MOVES
Sutter Health hires UPMC executive as chief operating officer, Children's Hospital Los Angeles hires a COO, and other leaders take new roles.
Expect more hospital mergers and partnerships out of financial necessity
As health systems continue to struggle, more will be seeking to join with other systems, either in consolidating systems or working together in certain areas, says Ross Nelson of KPMG.
Hospitals facing ‘very difficult year’, with some signs of hope
Health systems continue to see expenses outpacing revenues, with high labor costs remaining a stubborn problem. But there are some reasons for optimism.
Why aren’t more digital health solutions aimed at children?
Healthcare leaders say they’d like to see more products developed for kids. For tech companies, they’ll likely see less competition in pediatrics than in solutions for adults.
Fatima Paruk of Salesforce sees ‘huge opportunity’ for health equity
Even with longstanding problems, there’s more momentum to close gaps in outcomes. She talks with Chief Healthcare Executive about linking equity to business goals, getting started, and building on progress.
Carle Health completes deal to add three hospitals to system
The organization welcomes hospitals and clinics formerly with UnityPoint-Central Illinois.
Here are the 10 biggest health data breaches in the first quarter of 2023
Millions of Americans have been affected by the disclosure of private health data. Health systems continue to see more cyberattacks and breaches.
Hopes for AI to improve care, avoid lingering bias
Leaders from Nuvance Health talk about the ways technology can close disparities, provided racism doesn’t pervade new tools in healthcare.
Design digital health products with clinicians in mind
While tech companies are focused on devising solutions for patients, healthcare leaders say it’s time to give more thought to the doctors and nurses using the products.
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