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Rock Health's Halle Tecco: No easy answer for dearth of female health execs [Interview]

While women make up a vast majority of the healthcare workforce, they are still woefully underrepresented in the C-suite of major healthcare organizations, according to a new report from Rock Health.

The disturbing truth behind the Premera, Anthem attacks

As details continue to emerge following the recent hack attacks on payers Anthem and Premera--in which information for close to 90 million consumers combined may have been put at risk--perhaps the most disturbing revelation of all is that, in both instances, neither entity appears to truly take security seriously.

Why health insurers are an enticing hack target [Q&A]

In the wake of the recent  Premera  data breach, in which information for roughly 11 million consumers was compromised, legal and financial fallout looms large both from the company's perspective and a consumer perspective, according to Ken Dort, a partner at national law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath's intellectual property practice group.

Payer apps: An epic fail

There is a startling, and greatly disappointing, research report out regarding healthcare insurance companies and mobile app development. In a simple summary, this how the report describes such efforts: Epic fail.

How teamwork, trust and improved communication reduce mistakes in the ER

It's so easy to think you've communicated a message clearly. After all, you understand the instructions, so it only stands to reason that the person receiving them must also understand what...

ACHE 2015: KentuckyOne CEO describes efforts to serve the underserved

Ruth Brinkley, CEO of KentuckyOne Health, may now run an organization that serves a quarter of Kentucky's 4 million people, but her nursing background and experience growing up in a Georgia town...

ACHE 2015: Healthcare must focus on vulnerable populations

Healthcare's biggest challenge in an era of value-based care is to target the causes of poor health before patients require medical intervention, according to a panel discussion on population health management for diverse populations this week at the American College of Healthcare Executives' 2015 Congress.

5 post-ACA healthcare trends to watch

Despite Republican lawmakers' continued attempts to derail healthcare reform and the uncertainty over the Supreme Court's upcoming ruling in the King v. Burwell case, the Affordable Care Act has had a profound impact on the healthcare industry in the last five years and will continue to do, according to a new report by PwC.

ACHE 2015: 4 habits of highly effective healthcare leaders

Confronting the myriad challenges of running a healthcare organization requires creative thinking and talented leaders--three of whom shared their insights at the American College of Healthcare Executives' 2015 Congress.  

ACHE 2015: Value-based care models heighten need for science-based measures

In today's rapidly changing industry, the healthcare quality movement's main challenge is to "reduce the noise and increase the signal strength" of measures used to assess hospitals and healthcare systems, National Quality Forum CEO and President Christine Cassel, M.D., said during a luncheon Monday at the 2015 Congress of the American College of Healthcare Executives.