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Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase to hire CEO based in Boston, MA

Icon Written by Alex on June 21, 2018 – 8:44 am

Dr. Gawande will start in the CEO effective July 9. The new company will be headquartered in Boston and will operate as an independent entity that is free from profit-making incentives and constraints, the three organizations announced today. As Healthcare Informatics noted in a news report published on January 30, “With an ambitious-sounding, if vaguely worded, […]



CEO of athenahealth is stepping down

Icon Written by Alex on June 8, 2018 – 7:39 pm

Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush has stepped down from the helm of the electronic health record system vendor effective immediately, the company said Wednesday. The move comes after several allegations came to light in recent weeks, including “numerous physical altercations” with his now ex-wife, a sexual harassment settlement and inappropriate behavior at an industry event. Athenahealth said […]



Cybersecurity: Nightmare scenarios and guiding principles

Icon Written by Alex on June 4, 2018 – 2:26 pm

From legacy infrastructure to potential medical device hacks, some of the industry’s leading voices opened up about how the industry can begin to combat the inevitable breach. By now, the healthcare sector is fully aware of the looming target placed on its back by hackers. The issue is that legacy infrastructure, staffing shortages and insider […]



Ascension forges first-ever global supply chain company to reduce costs

Icon Written by Alex on May 3, 2018 – 12:50 pm

Ascension is partnering with a large Australia-based international hospital company to form what appears to be the first-ever global supply chain firm. A major goal of the joint venture between Ascension and Sydney-based Ramsay Health Care, announced Tuesday, is to reduce costs at Ascension’s 151 U.S. hospitals and hundreds of other not-for-profit facilities to the […]



Atrium Health to merge with Navicent

Icon Written by Alex on February 11, 2018 – 9:38 am

Atrium Health, previously Carolinas HealthCare System, and Navicent Health signed a letter of intent to merge, the organizations announced Thursday. The merger of not-for-profits would give Atrium Health a regional presence in Georgia, opportunity to expand to other areas and bolster its service lines. Macon, Ga.-based Navicent, which would become part of Atrium, would gain access […]



2018 Outlook on Politics and Policy: Insurers will come out ahead

Icon Written by Alex on January 2, 2018 – 9:18 am

Despite a year of policy delays, glitches and uncertainty, insurers may be the ones to come out ahead of other segments of the industry in 2018. Uncertainty and policy confusion will no doubt continue this year since House and Senate Republicans are already on different pages when it comes to healthcare reform. Now that the […]



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 […]