As health systems acquire different service lines and adopt new reimbursement models, Cleveland Clinic President and CEO Toby Cosgrove, Kaiser Permanente Chair and CEO Bernard Tyson, and other executives are fixing less on hospitals as a focus point and relying more on physician leaders and strategic partnerships to navigate the changing market landscape, Alex Kacik reports for Modern Healthcare.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says FDA's "ability to fully capitalize on new science, and maintain FDA's gold standard for product review means FDA also needs to modernize itself alongside the new platforms that [it's] evaluating."
As hospitals and health centers shut down to weather Hurricane Irma, the federal government has declared public health emergencies in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina—and Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has issued a call for at least 1,000 volunteer nurses.
Given that medical students graduating without debt reported a decline in scholarship funding, the researchers said the findings suggest students from lower-income households bear a disproportionate burden of increasing medical school debt.
Study lead author Jane Zhu of the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, said "The [Affordable Care Act] doesn't specify what constitutes a plan that's too narrow, and a concern is that a plan that's too narrow might exclude behavioral health specialists or push people out-of-network, which is associated with higher out-of-pocket costs and may reduce access to care."
In an interview with Becker's Hospital Review, Intermountain Healthcare CEO Marc Harrison shared how the health system implemented an innovative meeting system of tiered escalation huddles—and the dramatic effect the process had on patient safety, access, and employee satisfaction.