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At antibiotic stewardship forum, White House lauds hospitals' superbug plans

The White House convened more than 150 stakeholders--including major healthcare providers, retailers, pharmaceutical companies, food companies and farmers--in a federal forum Tuesday to detail what they're doing to fight antibiotic resistance.

No one-size-fits-all strategy for readmission reduction

In an exclusive interview with FierceHealthcare, Ann Hendrich, R.N., Ph.D., senior vice president of quality and safety and executive director patient safety organization at Ascension Health, the largest non-profit health system in the country and the world's largest Catholic health system, talks about the system's efforts to reduce readmissions by tailoring care to an individual's needs.  

Hospitals reap rewards of Medicaid expansion

Post-Affordable Care Act, discharges and revenue are up and care costs for low-income patients are down, at least in states that expanded their Medicaid programs, according to a new issue brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

NAACP: Health systems fail to diversify leadership ranks

While the healthcare industry's supply of well-paying jobs makes it key to bridging the racial economic equality gap in the United States, the stubborn lack of diversity in upper management indicates significant room for improvement, according to a new report from the NAACP.

Kaiser, Providence, Ascension leaders share cost-cutting strategies

Cutting costs in healthcare organizations often requires standardization and collaboration, tasks that are far easier said than done at large systems such as Kaiser Permanente, Providence Health & Services or Ascension Health.

Ascension Health turns to care partners, data to reduce readmissions

To turn big data into big changes in readmission rates, executives at Ascension Health created strong partnerships with others in the care continuum.

Hospital execs prepare for consequences of King v. Burwell ruling

In addition to the high stakes for patients and health insurance companies, the Supreme Court's decision in King v. Burwell regarding the legality of federal subsidies in the Affordable Care Act has major implications for healthcare providers. But hospital executives are hopeful that their institutions will avoid any dire consequences if the court doesn't uphold the subsidies, Reuters reported.

Physician-led joint venture aims to reinvest population health management savings

A new physician-led joint venture created by CHE Trinity and Ascension Health aims to not only improve care coordination across markets and prepare the healthcare systems for transitions currently happening in the market, but also will reinvest the savings from population health management back into the healthcare delivery system,  Hospitals & Health Networks Daily reports.

Baptist Health Systems settles whistleblower lawsuit for $3.67 million

Baptist Health Systems, one of the largest healthcare providers in San Antonio, agreed to pay $3.67 million to the U.S. Department of Justice to settle whistleblower allegations it filed false claims for Medicare reimbursement.

Remote care management program to be rolled out nationwide

Building on the success of a two-year study that determined that videoconferencing significantly reduced hospital readmissions, Indianapolis-based St. Vincent Health has partnered with its parent organization, Ascension Health Alliance, to form a joint venture that officially will launch a remote care management program next month with the goal of scaling the program on a national level.