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The tenure of Tom Price, MD, as HHS Secretary lasted less than eight months, but healthcare organizations aren’t expecting a major shift from where the agency was headed under his leadership. They also predict filling the Cabinet role may be put off for months thanks to raw feelings on Capitol Hill over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) debate.

Delivering key images, reports and patient data to the point of diagnosis and care is the Holy Grail of radiology and many other specialties today. Having the correct information for the patient at the right time for the radiologist or referring physician starts with having the right viewer.

The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) has released its 2017 “DataDive Better Performers” report, pointing to areas which can define success for physician practices—which may not also mean limiting spending.

The art of medicine and strong patient-provider relationships have been ignored in favor of the business and science sides of the profession, argues Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) President and CEO Halee Fischer-Wright, MD, MMM, in her new book “Back to Balance.”

The board of directors for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has announced it’s launching a nationwide search for its next CEO, which has been filled by an interim leader since July.

 

Recent Headlines

NIH Director Collins may stay in Trump administration

Republicans on congressional committees which oversee the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are encouraging President-elect Donald Trump to retain the agency’s current director, Francis Collins, MD, PhD.

Cleveland Clinic CEO named to panel of Trump advisers

Toby Cosgrove, MD, the longtime CEO and president of Cleveland Clinic, will sit on a 16-member panel of business leaders offering expertise on job and economic growth to President-elect Donald Trump.

#NotMyAMA: Physicians lash out at association support for Trump’s HHS pick

Major medical associations largely praised the choice of U.S. Rep. Tom Price, MD, R-Georgia, for HHS Secretary, but those endorsements didn't sit well with some doctors.

ACA, MACRA critic Tom Price is Trump’s pick for HHS Secretary

Rep. Tom Price, MD, R-Georgia, will be appointed to run HHS by President-elect Donald Trump, giving the administration’s top healthcare post to a staunch proponent of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Seema Verma to head CMS under Trump

President-elect Donald Trump has selected a health policy consulting firm CEO with close ties to his vice president and experience in Medicaid expansion to head CMS.

CFO change at Allina after nursing strikes cost system $105 million

Allina Health will be getting a new CFO after the system posted a $67.7 million operating loss for the third quarter following two separate nursing strikes in 2016.

Implement these 3 HR practices to save money, improve care

The talent of individual physicians can help save lives, but a truly successful hospital system has an HR department that understands how to empower and motivate physicians to provide quality care for patients. 

CEO of NY’s public hospital system stepping down

NYC Health + Hospitals President and CEO Ram Raju, MD, will be giving up the post at the end of November, after nearly three years in charge.

HCA transferring ownership of Okla. hospitals for $750 million

Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) will be giving up ownership of the Oklahoma University Medical Center (OUMC) and OUMC Edmund to the University Hospitals Authority and Trust (UHAT), with a separate agreement with SSM Healthcare of Oklahoma creating a new nonprofit to manage day-to-day operations as part of a new integrated care network.

AAAASF names new president

The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities has appointed one of its board members the new leader of the organization.

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