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The Senate Finance Committee voted 15-12 to advance former Eli Lilly executive Alex Azar’s nomination as HHS Secretary to the full Senate, with one Democrat joining all Republicans in support.

Four months after resigning as HHS Secretary, Tom Price, MD, has a new gig: serving on the advisory board for Atlanta’s Jackson Healthcare.

Hospitals continue to report high growth rates among their administrative staff, according to a whitepaper released by SK&A, with C-suite level titles now compromising 12 percent of the 200,000 titles in its database.

CVS Health will keep Aetna headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, nixing the insurer’s planned move to New York City.

The search for a new CEO of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has ended, with Wylecia Wiggs Harris, PhD, set to take over the position Feb. 5.


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Research finds significant overlap between company boards and academia

Almost 10 percent of healthcare company board positions are held by top academics from many of the top-ranked U.S. medical and research institutions, revealing the potential for significant conflicts of interests. 

Poll: Nearly half of organizations have physician leadership development training programs

Nearly half of respondents to a recent survey said their organizations had a physician leadership development training program, while 95 percent said leadership competencies were important in the medical profession.

AHA warns of scam

The American Heart Association (AHA) warned of a scam in which people are identifying themselves as AHA CEO Nancy Brown and/or AHA chief mission officer Meighan Girgus and contacting individuals for job interviews.

Atlanta-area hospitals discussing possible merger

Northside Hospital and Gwinnett Medical Center, two large hospitals serving metro Atlanta, Ga., are discussing the possibility of combining their operations. 

Confirmation battle looms as Obama taps Slavitt for CMS post

President Obama has nominated Andrew M. Slavitt to helm the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, setting the stage for heated grilling by Republican legislators at confirmation hearings.

Eight characteristics of effective CEOs

CHICAGO--A Penn State University professor and veteran healthcare leader has identified eight characteristics in chief executive officers who succeeded in crisis situations.

Changing hearts and minds in the C-suite: Imaging as value-generator, not cost center

Some reputations are hard to shake. Medical imaging has for years been thought of as one of the biggest cost centers in the healthcare system, and it’s a perception that affects how radiology services are regulated.

Hospital CEO turnover remains high

A report from the American College of Healthcare Executives found 18 percent of U.S. hospitals had new chief executive officers in 2014, lower than the record 20 percent turnover rate from the previous year.

Employers favor keeping subsidies to help pay for health insurance

Few employers are in favor of eliminating federal government subsidies to help people afford coverage through the health insurance exchanges, according to a survey from Mercer.

Hospital and health system executives consider physician engagement as their top priority

Nearly 90 percent of hospital and health system executives are interested in working with physicians to improve quality of care and lower costs, according to a new poll.