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Kaiser hits $1 billion operating gain in Q1

Icon Written by Alex on May 15, 2017 – 8:37 pm

Kaiser Permanente Monday posted a record $1 billion operating gain in its first quarter, just days after holding its largest-ever bond offering.The Oakland, Calif.-based health plan and hospital giant eclipsed the $1 billion barrier on revenue of $18.1 billion. That compared with an operating gain of $701 million on revenue of $16.3 billion in the […]



World Obesity Federation confirms “Obesity Is a Chronic Disease”

Icon Written by Alex on May 10, 2017 – 12:05 pm

EMBARGO 10.00am EST Wednesday May 10th. In a statement published today in the leading journal Obesity Reviews, the World Obesity Federation confirms its support for defining obesity as a chronic, relapsing disease. The statement was prepared by a scientific committee of the Federation which concluded that obesity fits the epidemiological model of a disease process except that the toxic or pathological agent is diet-related rather than a microbe. […]



As EHR vendors jockey for ‘mindshare,’ Epic holds slight lead among healthcare C-Suite

Icon Written by Alex on May 9, 2017 – 10:55 am

According to a new Reaction Research Cloud study of senior healthcare executives at hospitals, health systems and physician group practices, of those planning to buy inpatient EHRs in 2017, 40 percent will choose Epic, 39 percent want Cerner and 31 percent are looking at MEDITECH . The story is the same for outpatient EHRs: Epic at […]



Top 25 COOs

Icon Written by Alex on May 8, 2017 – 11:18 am

Take a look at 2017 top 25 Chief operating officers (COO) in Healthcare.  These individuals have a broad and diverse set of roles and responsibilities. Their job description varies based on the size and sector of the healthcare organization.  COOs also serve a broad range of constituencies, including governing board members, C-suite leaders, the organization’s entire […]



Toby Cosgrove, M.D., Announces His Decision to Transition from President, CEO Role

Icon Written by Alex on May 2, 2017 – 7:59 am

Source: Newsroom Cleveland Clinic After nearly 13 years as president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic ­– which has grown into an $8 billion health system with multiple locations in Ohio, Florida, Nevada, Canada, Abu Dhabi, and, in 2020, London – Toby Cosgrove, M.D., announced at a staff meeting today that he has decided to begin […]



Who is the biggest paid CEO is the healthcare industry’s 2016?

Icon Written by Alex on April 17, 2017 – 4:48 pm

Have you hard of Valeant?  Their CEO, Joseph Papa, was paid $62.7 million in 2016.  He’s the highest paid executive in healthcare in 2016.  And keep in mind he only worked a partial year at Valeant. And under Papa, who was recruited to Valeant from Perrigo in May, Valeant’s stock price slid 67% to less than $10 […]



Medication History for Patients on Blood Thinners Is Critical to EMS

Icon Written by Alex on April 5, 2017 – 5:49 pm

WASHINGTON — One change to field triage guidelines for emergency medical services (EMS) responding to older adults with head trauma could make a “clinically important improvement over usual care,” according to a study and accompanying editorial published earlier this month in Annals of Emergency Medicine. (“Out-of-Hospital Triage of Older Adults With Head Injury: A Retrospective Study […]



Former Siemens exec to head ONC

Icon Written by Alex on April 1, 2017 – 12:03 pm

Dr. Donald Rucker has been named head of HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Rucker is currently an adjunct professor at Ohio State University’s college of medicine in the biomedical informatics department. Previously, he was chief medical officer for Siemens. Before joining Siemens, Rucker was an emergency department physician and one […]



Brian Neale has been tapped by the Donald Trump administration for Medicaid

Icon Written by Alex on March 2, 2017 – 8:31 am

Brian Neale has been tapped by the Donald Trump administration as the new director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, according to the agency’s former director Cindy Mann. He will report to Seema Verma, Trump’s pick for CMS administrator once she is confirmed by the Senate. Neale didn’t immediately return a request for […]



Former House speaker predicts Obamacare won’t be repealed

Icon Written by Alex on February 24, 2017 – 1:03 pm

  By Associated Press  | February 23, 2017   Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replacement of Obamacare is “not going to happen.” The Ohio Republican, who was forced out by conservatives in 2015, said he started laughing when he heard President Donald Trump and Republicans promise swift action […]