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Archive for May, 2017

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 […]