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Loma Linda University Medical Center Gets HIMSS Stage 7 Designation

Icon Written by Alex on December 19, 2017 – 11:26 am

Loma Linda University (LLU) Medical Center and other patient care facilities linked to the health system have achieved Stage 7 designation on HIMSS Analytics’ inpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).



Ascension and Providence St. Joseph in talks to merge

Icon Written by Alex on December 12, 2017 – 2:46 pm

Ascension Health and Providence St. Joseph Health are in talks to merge and create the nation’s largest hospital chain, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday 12/10/2017.



Providers and vendors team up for user-friendly EHRs

Icon Written by Alex on December 1, 2017 – 7:02 pm

Before an Allscripts electronic health record appears on screen, it first appears on a storyboard—sometimes even a paper one. That’s where Allscripts developers can test new ideas on providers, figuring out what should go where. “The design on paper is still at the basic level where we can change on a dime,” said Ross Teague, […]



Top heart hospitals zero in on continuum of care

Icon Written by Alex on November 9, 2017 – 8:49 am

Before cardiac surgery patients are discharged from St. Luke’s Boise (Idaho) Medical Center, they are referred to the hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation program. The 12-week program offers routine monitoring by clinicians for patients who recently underwent open-heart surgery, a valve replacement or any other type of cardiac procedure. The rehab center is staffed with a multidisciplinary […]



Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish to retire

Icon Written by Alex on November 3, 2017 – 9:16 pm

Joseph Swedish is retiring from his post as CEO of Anthem, the second-largest health insurer in the nation.  Swedish will be succeeded by Gail Boudreaux, the former CEO of UnitedHealth Group’s insurance arm.   The leadership shift has been in the works for a year, Swedish said, and the company plans to make the announcement Monday. It […]



Delivery system reform hampers ACO progress on risk-based contracts

Icon Written by Alex on October 16, 2017 – 9:54 am

Accountable-care organizations are participating more and more in risk-based contracts, but that progress has been stalled by sluggish care-delivery changes, a new survey suggests. Roughly 50% of ACOs are involved in at least one downside risk contract, such as shared savings and capitation contracts, according to a Leavitt Partners and National Association of ACOs report recently published […]



Hawaii Medicaid waiver seeks reimbursement for helping house the homeless

Icon Written by Alex on October 2, 2017 – 6:40 pm

Hawaii has asked the CMS to help it care for chronically homeless people more efficiently by addressing a major social determinant of health: housing. The state’s waiver asks for federal reimbursement for Hawaii’s efforts to help homeless Medicaid recipients find and maintain housing. Both states and providers are looking for new ways to address social issues that […]



Cleveland Clinic names new CEO

Icon Written by Alex on September 5, 2017 – 12:24 pm

The Cleveland Clinic has named Dr. Tomislav “Tom” Mihaljevic as the health system’s next president and CEO. Mihaljevic, now CEO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and one of the Clinic’s prized cardiothoracic surgeons, will start Jan. 1, 2018



Ascension to acquire Presence Health

Icon Written by Alex on August 27, 2017 – 12:08 pm

Chicago-based Presence Health has signed a letter of intent to merge into Ascension, combining the largest Catholic-sponsored healthcare system in Illinois with the nation’s largest Catholic health system, the companies announced Tuesday. If the deal is completed, 12-hospital Presence will be owned by Ascension but operate in a joint venture called Amita Health that Ascension […]



Cardinal Health profit declines as generic drug prices deflate

Icon Written by Alex on August 3, 2017 – 7:41 pm

Cardinal Health reported an 18% drop in earnings in its fourth quarter, driven by dwindling generic drug prices, the company said Wednesday. The Dublin, Ohio-based pharmaceutical and medical products distributor saw its earnings fall to $274 million for the quarter ended June 30, down from $333 million from the same period the year before. Revenue […]