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John Noseworthy, MD, will step down as president and CEO of Mayo Clinic at the end of 2018 after nine years at the helm of the health system.

IQVIA's annual report of the largest parent companies of medical groups has Kaiser Permanente remaining on top, beating the second-ranked system by nearly 10,000 unique physicians.

Financial challenges remained the biggest concern for hospital CEOs, according to a survey conducted by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). But, in a shift from prior years, personnel shortages were a bigger worry for healthcare leaders than issues of patient safety and quality.

Less than a year after ending his 16-year tenure at the helm of General Electric (GE), Jeff Immelt has been named chairman of Watertown, Massachusetts-based technology company Athenahealth, which cited his experience in expanding GE Healthcare and a “deep understanding of system economics and patient outcomes” after leading such a large payer of health benefits.

Charlotte, North Carolina-based Carolinas HealthCare System is renaming itself Atrium Health, a rebranding the 40-hospital system said reflects it growth from a Charlotte-centric provider to a regional powerhouse.

 

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Pelosi, Boehner among recipients of AMA government service awards

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and former House Speaker John Boehner were among those honored last night as recipients of the 2016 Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service by the American Medical Association (AMA). The awards were presented as part of the AMA National Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. 

Fujifilm’s new COO speaks on the importance of coordination—for both providers and vendors

It’s no secret that healthcare professionals are being asked to do more with less, to coordinate across an enterprise and deliver results greater than the sum of a provider’s parts.

Patient Safety Awareness Week to take place in March

The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has announced its United for Patient Safety campaign, designed to “spark dialogue and promote action” to improve the safety of both patients and healthcare providers. The campaign will be centered around Patient Safety Awareness Week, which is scheduled to take place on March 13-19, 2016.

GE set to move HQ to Boston

General Electric has chosen Boston as its new global headquarters, according to the Boston Globe.

AMA: Chronic disease impacting healthcare infrastructure

Despite the exciting changes in the evolving healthcare market, there is an overarching drive that will dictate the direction of innovation: the shifting nature of disease burden itself, said James L. Madara, MD, CEO and executive vice president of the American Medical Association.

Aetna announces departure from health insurance trade group AHIP

Aetna has announced that it is ending its membership in America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) this year. AHIP is the health insurance industry’s largest trade group, made up of over 1,200 different companies. 

Resident, fellow enrollment increases 14% in a decade

Enrollment in resident and fellow programs increased by 14 percent between 2004 and 2014, according to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), which released a report of biennial data on the physician workforce from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Take these steps in 2016 to attain leadership greatness for a lifetime

If you want to lead people, make sure you’re thinking big on their behalf—and taking them toward an objective that’s both reachable and worth their while.

Harvard researchers identify 5 ways hospital execs can measure outcomes

Through their research and work with healthcare executives, three members of Harvard University’s International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) have identified five ways hospital leaders can track their performance and measure outcomes.

Intermountain CEO Sorenson announces retirement, future plans

Charles Sorenson, MD, the urologic cancer surgeon who has been an executive at Intermountain Healthcare for 18 years and the institution’s CEO since early 2009, will retire the helm in Salt Lake City next October.

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