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5 health IT terms every hospital CEO must know

As the healthcare industry becomes increasingly technology-focused, leaders without a background in tech may find it overwhelming. That's why it's essential they understand several key terms and concepts, according to Managed Healthcare Executive.

Use of hospitalists on overnight shift doesn't change patient outcomes

A teaching hospital that implemented a program that had an on-site, attending-level physician provide overnight supervision, did not see any significant impact on important clinical outcomes, according to a recent study  published in the  Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Fierce exclusive: Healthcare professionals need more support in the wake of adverse events

While hospitals and health systems have increased their efforts to address the needs of employees who were involved in an adverse event, some industry insiders assert that more has to be done. In addition, providing the right response is essential to helping employees cope and heal in the aftermath of the error. 

Cigna, Anthem CEOs can't see eye-to-eye

The unwillingness of both Cigna and Anthem's chief executive officers to see eye-to-eye may be stalling a merger between the two companies. 

Doc groups call for ICD-10 grace period

Four major medical organizations have echoed the American Medical Association's plea for a two-year grace period that would allow physicians to transition to the new coding system without penalty.

Nebraska Blue Cross Blue Shield CEO Steve Martin's management transformation

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska has been shifting its management system over the last 10 years to become a peer-to-peer network instead of a top-down hierarchy, reported the Huffington Post.

To improve hospital-physician relationships, involve docs in decision-making

Healthcare leaders who want support from their physicians must step up efforts to involve them in key decisions, according to an opinion piece in  Forbes.

3 ways physicians can balance work and relationships

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Clinical, patient engagement key to ACO success

Implementing an accountable care organization is nearly impossible without high-quality clinical engagement, according to a panel of healthcare leaders at Friday's sixth annual National ACO Summit in the District of Columbia.

Why payers should take a personalized approach to patient engagement

The best way to engage patients in their care is to take a personalized approach, leaders from Independence Blue Cross and Penn Medicine said during a recent panel at the BIO conference in Philadelphia.