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What They're Watching: Micah Weinberg

Kylie Walsh | Jul 19, 2017 | California

California's Most Wired hospitals and systems

| Jul 10, 2017 | California

Hospitals & Health Networks and the American Hospital Association released their 2017 Health Care’s Most Wired survey. The survey measures the level of IT adoption in hospitals and health systems. The results show that Most Wired hospitals use patient engagement strategies at a higher percentage than all hospitals. Most Wired...[ Read More ]

California Hospital Association selects Maryland hospital executive Carmela Coyle as new CEO

| Jul 6, 2017 | California

Carmela Coyle, President/CEO of the Maryland Hospital Association, has been selected as the new President/CEO of the California Hospital Association (CHA) and it's parent organization, the California Association of Hospitals & Health Systems (CAHHS). Coyle will replace long-time CHA President/CEO C. Duane Dauner, who is retiring. Coyle has led the...[ Read More ]

County to launch Whole Person Care Pilot Round Two providing additional recuperative care for homeless population

| Jun 28, 2017 | California

The Orange County Board of Supervisors approved funding yesterday to expand the State of California’s Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) on Whole Person Care (WPC) pilot program Round 2, providing additional recuperative care beds and expanding the WPC system to include homeless shelter programs. WPC is the coordination of...[ Read More ]

California’s hospitals face soaring uncompensated care costs under AHCA Medicaid changes

| Jun 26, 2017 | California

The Commonwealth Fund released their findings on how the American Health Care Act’s changes to Medicaid will affect hospitals’ finances. They analyzed the bill as passed by the House and did not look at the Senate’s recently released Better Care Reconciliation Act, which appears to have deeper cuts to Medicaid....[ Read More ]

Blue Shield of California statement from President & CEO Paul Markovich regarding the Better Care Reconciliation Act

| Jun 26, 2017 | California

Our mission at Blue Shield of California is to ensure that all Californians have access to high quality health care at an affordable price. It is the standard against which we measure all health care policy proposals. Unfortunately, the current Better Care Reconciliation Act does not meet that standard and...[ Read More ]

Sutter Health and Aetna to establish new health plan in Northern California

| Jun 22, 2017 | California

Sutter Health, a not-for-profit health care system in Northern California, and Aetna announced plans to launch a jointly owned health plan. This new collaboration, the first of its kind in Northern California, will bring together Sutter Health’s network of nationally recognized, high-quality doctors and hospitals with Aetna’s leading health plan...[ Read More ]