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ACHE16: Healthcare leadership has its challenges but there is hope for the future

I'm still sorting through my notes from all the sessions I attended this week at the American College of Healthcare Executives Congress in Chicago. But as I reflect back on what I learned, what...

Healthcare workers: The 'great helpers' in times of disaster, violence and trauma

The great Fred Rogers once said that in times of disasters, he remembered the words of his mother: "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping." And time and time...

12 steps to the perfect health system

Recent FierceHealthcare coverage has highlighted the challenges hospitals and health systems face daily: high costs, infection control and patient satisfaction to name just a few. And though...

Look internally to groom your next hospital CEO

Hospitals and health systems demand a lot from their leaders. Chief executive officers must be humble, compassionate, interact and engage with staff, have experience with finance as well as data and analytics, be willing to change and embrace new management models and have clinical expertise. It's no wonder that CEO turnover remains high.

Value-based care: Will the industry ever be ready to ditch fee-for-service?

The Triple Aim. Bundled Payments. Accountable care organizations. FierceHealthcare has written countless articles about these initiatives to move the healthcare industry away from fee-to-service to...

Misdiagnosis: National movement afoot to address diagnostic errors

A misdiagnosis can be devastating. In the case of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient in the United States, it led to his death. He was initially diagnosed with sinusitis by an emergency...

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 ways to improve communication and care coordination--from the patient and family's perspective

It's easy to write about the importance of effective provider-patient communication and care coordination. How fragmented care causes patients frustration, fear and can lead to readmissions. But...

Disruptive--and dangerous--behavior caught on tape: Time to finally stop misbehaving docs

In all the furor leading up to the Supreme Court's ruling Thursday to uphold federal subsidies, you may have missed a story in FierceHealthcare this week about a lawsuit involving an...