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  1. Hospitals turn to job cuts amid budgetary woes
  2. Why veterans make effective healthcare leaders
  3. Urgent care sites cater to cancer patients, letting them check some worries at door
  4. How to speed up the shift from volume to value? Experts point to evidence-based treatment, integrated systems
  5. Secretary Tom Price asks staff to ‘reimagine’ HHS; two new Trump appointees continue contrarian trend

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Hospitals turn to job cuts amid budgetary woes

Monday, May 1, 2017 Squeezed budgets and regulatory uncertainty are pushing a number of hospitals across the country to cut back on staff. The reasons that these providers need to tighten their belts varies, but there are some commonalities, too, like the uncertain future of the Affordable Care Act.

Top Stories


Why veterans make effective healthcare leaders

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Veterans transitioning to civilian life can be a boon for healthcare organizations and are especially good hires for systems undergoing change. Veterans have already shown through their service that they are adaptable and willing to face uncertainty, which can make them especially strong healthcare leaders, according to Debra Plousha Moore, system chief of staff at Charlotte, North Carolina-based Carolinas HealthCare System.


Urgent care sites cater to cancer patients, letting them check some worries at door

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 From Kaiser Health News: Hospitals and oncology practices are setting up urgent care services aimed specifically at cancer patients to help keep them out of the hospital.


How to speed up the shift from volume to value? Experts point to evidence-based treatment, integrated systems

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C.—During a keynote presentation Tuesday morning during the World Health Care Congress, Robert Pearl, CEO of The Permanente Medical Group, queried Kurt Wrobel, the chief financial officer and chief actuary of Geisinger Health Plan, and Michael Tarnoff, the chief medical officer at the medical device company Medtronic, on how to speed up the shift from fee-for-service to value-based care.


Secretary Tom Price asks staff to ‘reimagine’ HHS; two new Trump appointees continue contrarian trend

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 In a speech on Tuesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price urged staff to “reimagine" HHS and contribute their ideas on how to reorganize the wide-ranging federal department to make it more effective and efficient. Price said his goal is to have a draft proposal ready by June 30 to present to the Office of Management and Budget on how to reorganize the department.

News of Note

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated its patient satisfaction survey data on Hospital Compare, with 188 U.S. hospitals earning a top five-star grade and 77 hospitals earning just one star. Becker’s Hospital Review article A new study suggests that interventions administered to emergency room patients at risk for suicide both during the visit and after reduced their likelihood for post-ER suicidal behavior. JAMA Psychiatry bstract United Medical Center in the District of Columbia, a cash-strapped facility that cares for some of the poorest city residents, has hit a financial skid that may require another taxpayer bailout. The Washington Post article Ascension, the country’s largest nonprofit health system, has ended its sponsorship of Buffalo-based Catholic Health, but officials said the end of the relationship has no major significance. The Buffalo News article

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[Whitepaper] 2017 Trends Report: A Year of Challenges & Opportunity

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