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Personalized medicine: Examining the implications of a healthcare game-changer

Guest post by Joe Randolph, president and CEO of The Innovation Institute, which is structured to cultivate innovative solutions to transform healthcare delivery. He previously served as EVP and COO...

How Medicare's transitional care movement may prevent readmissions

In an exclusive interview with FierceHealthcare,  Global Transitional Care CEO Rani Khetarpal discusses how transitional care service providers can help prevent readmissions and improve patient care. 

CVS' Andrew Sussman: Telehealth effort lets us explore various use cases [Q&A]

In announcing his company's most recent telehealth collaboration, Andrew Sussman, who serves as executive vice president and associate chief medical officer of CVS Health, as well as president of MinuteClinic, said it gives provides the opportunity to try to improve the care of patients at home. 

Andrey Ostrovsky: Use of telehealth for children with special healthcare needs faces limitations [Q&A]

Telehealth can effectively provide services to children with special healthcare needs, but the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health in California found it's not being used to its full potential.

Technology key to CVS' disruption of the healthcare industry

For many patients, access and affordability often are the most important determinants as to where, when and how they will receive care. To that end, CVS Health's status as a disruptor in the healthcare industry continues to grow.

Medicare ACOs saved $411M in 2014, but few earned bonuses

Medicare accountable care organizations generated $411 million in total savings in 2014, but few of the Pioneer and Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs qualified for bonuses in the second year results of the program, according to the latest data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. But the financial metrics only tell some of the story, according to ACO leaders interviewed this morning. 

Ascension CEO Tony Tersigni on culture change and population health strategies

In an exclusive interview, Anthony "Tony" Tersigni, president and CEO of St. Louis-based Ascension, the largest nonprofit health system in the U.S. and the world's largest Catholic health system, discusses the organization's strategies to change its culture and better manage population health. 

Collaboration is the best medicine for mHealth

There are many reasons mobile healthcare is being propelled forward. Smartphone advancements are laying a strong foundation for healthcare device development; app makers are innovating on monitoring; and tracking software and providers are piloting new tools at their facilities. These all make for good headlines, but one trend that often doesn't get as much attention is the collaborative trifecta: when tech vendors, platform builders and providers all are part of an effort.

CEO succession planning: Recruiting hospital leaders for the future

Every day, FierceHealthcare could fill its daily newsletter with announcements about CEO resignations and retirements. Just this week, I've read reports that Basil Ariglio has stepped down as...

3 steps to better understand the patient experience, improve satisfaction

In an effort to improve patient satisfaction, most hospitals rely on the national Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey to gauge patients' perspectives on care. But a new white paper says that while the survey findings provide insight into the patient experience, it isn't designed to provide the high-level details that hospitals need to link patient satisfaction with business performance.