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    1. Grady eyes $20M women's and infants' center renovations

      Grady eyes $20M women's and infants' center renovations

      Good news for future "Grady babies" and their mothers: Grady Memorial Hospital has nearly $20 million in renovations planned for its women's and infants' center. On Feb. 17, the health system filed a Certificate of Need request to Georgia's Department of Community Health (DCH) for almost $20 million in renovations. Under CON law, applicants wishing to build a new medical facility or provide new health-care services in Georgia must demonstrate to DCH the project is needed. "We have been working…

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    2. Employers Remain Unprepared for ACA Requirements

      Employers Remain Unprepared for ACA Requirements

      As more regulations continue to come into effect for employers under the Affordable Care Act, some with financial penalties, many employers report they are not prepared to deal with the slate of changes. In a recent Ernst & Young webcast poll, 25 percent of employers said they were not ready to meet all the implementation requirements of the ACA. Of the 56 percent who reported that they were partially ready, they said they still have work to do.

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    3. Latest HealthCare.gov mess: 800,000 people's taxes are screwed up

      Latest HealthCare.gov mess: 800,000 people's taxes are screwed up

      WASHINGTON — In a new setback for the health care law and the people it's supposed to help, the government said Friday it made a tax-reporting error that's fouling up the filings of nearly a million Americans.

      After a successful sign-up season, the latest goof could signal new problems with the complex links between President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and the nation's income tax system.

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    4. Healthcare Organizations Can Turn 2015 Challenges into Opportunities with the Right Planning and Preparation - Windham Brannon

      Healthcare Organizations Can Turn 2015 Challenges into Opportunities with the Right Planning and Preparation - Windham Brannon

       

      It’s the first full week of the New Year, and 2015 will most certainly present its challenges to healthcare organizations across the country. These challenges can either be seen as obstacles or opportunities, and how your leadership team handles these challenges may certainly impact the fate of your organization. As a leader in the healthcare advisory space, Windham Brannon has identified four key areas where all organizations should focus:

       

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    5. Athenahealth buys hospital-focused EHR firm RazorInsights

      Athenahealth buys hospital-focused EHR firm RazorInsights

      Analysts say athenahealth's acquisition of Atlanta-based electronic health records firm RazorInsights focused on hospitals rather than doctors' offices will grow its usage in the inpatient care field. The Watertown, Mass.-based giant in electronic health records, or EHR, will buy RazorInsights, a company that develops cloud-based electronic health records and financial solutions for rural, critical access and community hospitals.

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    6. Emory Healthcare names two new hospital CEOs

      Emory Healthcare names two new hospital CEOs

      Emory Healthcare named Marilyn Margolis CEO of Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Daniel Owens CEO of Emory University Hospital Midtown. Margolis already had been interim CEO, chief nursing officer and vice president of operations at Emory Johns Creek. Owens was interim CEO and vice president of operations at Emory Midtown. The health system is currently undergoing a leadership shakeup. Last week, Emory Healthcare CEO and President John Fox announced he is stepping down to accept a CEO position at…

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    7. Emory Healthcare CEO Fox leaving for Beaumont Health

      Emory Healthcare CEO Fox leaving for Beaumont Health

      Emory Healthcare CEO John Fox will step down to become CEO of metro Detroit-based Beaumont Health. Fox will start his new position in March. He is the first outside hire to ever serve as Beaumont's CEO. "While leaving Emory Healthcare is a difficult decision, the challenge of leading Beaumont Health System, as well as the opportunity to be closer to family, played a significant role in this decision," Fox said, in a statement. Fox joined Emory as chief operating officer in 1999 and became CEO…

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    8. Hospital Coalitions Save Money and Improve Care

      Hospital Coalitions Save Money and Improve Care

      It used to be that hospitals and health systems operated as islands, selecting and purchasing medical supplies, devices and medications in isolation, and keeping their operational and leadership practices to themselves. Now, because of ever-increasing financial stress and clinical demands, hospitals are engaging in deep forms of collaboration to reduce costs and improve outcomes for patients. The result is enhanced performance for all involved.

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    9. Why So Many New Tech Companies Are Getting into Health Care

      Why So Many New Tech Companies Are Getting into Health Care

      A flood of new health care IT companies has been pouring into the U.S. health care market. The cause of this torrent: the recognition that as market and regulatory forces alter incentives in health care, IT companies will play a powerful role in combating the overemployment and declining productivity that has plagued this industry and in helping providers improve the quality of care.

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    10. How to Make Health Care Accountable When We Don’t Know What Works

      How to Make Health Care Accountable When We Don’t Know What Works

      Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are widely regarded as part of the solution to a fragmented health care system — one plagued by duplicative services, avoidable errors, and other impediments to efficiency and quality. But 20 years of reform efforts have led to a wave of provider consolidation that has made little headway in efficiently coordinating care. Providers continue to follow a strategy that has shown minimal evidence of success.

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    11. Emory's John T. Fox elected chair of Georgia Hospital Association

      Emory's John T. Fox elected chair of Georgia Hospital Association

      John T. Fox, president and CEO of Emory Healthcare, is the new chairman of the Georgia Hospital Association's Board of Trustees. Fox succeeds Cindy Turner, president and CEO of Bacon County Hospital and Health System in Alma, Ga., who served as 2013 chair. Prior to joining Emory Healthcare in 1999, Fox was executive vice president of Clarian Health in Indianapolis, Ind. He has a bachelor's in economics and history from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in finance. Fox was…

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    12. Health Care Needs Less Innovation and More Imitation

      Health Care Needs Less Innovation and More Imitation

      Health care is infatuated with innovation. We’re awash in innovation conferences, organizations proclaiming innovation as a core value, newly minted Chief Innovation Officers, prizes for best innovation. We think innovation is great, but there’s a downside. When organizations overemphasize innovation, they can miss out on the power of imitation – copying existing approaches that actually work.

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    13. Greenway Health to open 150-employee tech development center in Cobb

      Greenway Health to open 150-employee tech development center in Cobb

      Healthcare information company Greenway Health will open a software development office in Cobb — a move that will create 150 jobs. Carrollton, Ga.-based Greenway makes an integrated practice management system that includes electronic health records. :"We wanted to be in Atlanta to offer flexibility and attract tech talent," Robin Hackney, Greenway CMO said. Greenway, which employs 1,600, also plans to expand its Carrolton office. In November, Greenway was acquired by Vitera Healthcare Solutions…

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    14. 27 percent of Georgia hospitals get top safety rating

      27 percent of Georgia hospitals get top safety rating

      Twenty-seven percent of Georgia hospitals earned an "A'' grade in recently released ratings on patient safety. The ratings measure the ability of hospitals to prevent errors, injuries and infections, and are intended to help consumers choose a facility for health services, according to Georgia Health News. Georgia's top-rated performers include large hospitals and small ones. GHN reports larger hospitals getting top ratings include: Northside Hospital in Atlanta; University Hospital and Doctors…

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    15. Columbus Regional to eliminate 219 jobs

      Columbus Regional to eliminate 219 jobs

      Columbus Regional Health will cut 219 positions and start a process to trim more than $23 million in cost reductions, according to Scott Hill, the hospital's president and chief executive officer. Hill said the move comes after a $17 million operating loss in fiscal 2013 and a similar loss in fiscal 2014, the Columbus Ledger Enquirer reports. "The cuts came at every level of the organization from three members of the executive leadership team to medical transcriptionist," the paper said.

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    16. IRS Issues New Instructions for Obamacare

      IRS Issues New Instructions for Obamacare

      The Internal Revenue Service has issued new draft instructions, notices and a publication to help taxpayers and tax practitioners deal with the Affordable Care Act. The draft instructions were released last week for Form 8962, “Premium Tax Credit,” and Form 8965, “Health Coverage Exemptions.” The IRS had previously released draft versions of the forms themselves, both 8962 and 8965, along with draft instructions for several other draft forms for the Affordable Care Act (see IRS Gears up for Impact of Health Care Reform on Tax Season). “They are still draft, but in the world of ...

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