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Texas' Most Wired hospitals and health systems

| Jul 10, 2017 | Texas

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 ]

Memorial Hermann announces Chuck Stokes as new President and CEO

| Jul 6, 2017 | Texas

Memorial Hermann Health System is pleased to announce the appointment of longtime and highly accomplished System Chief Operating Officer (COO) Charles “Chuck” D. Stokes to President and CEO of Memorial Hermann, effective immediately. In addition to his role as Executive Vice President and COO, Stokes had been serving as interim President and...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Hon. Carl Islett

Kylie Walsh | Jun 27, 2017 | Texas

Hon. Carl Islett, a retired Texas state representative, joins us in this edition of What They're Watching to touch on incentivizing employees to become consumers. Well in the private sector, many firms are going to reference-based pricing, doing away with networks and saying, "We will pay 150 percent of Medicare."...[ Read More ]

How AHCA’s Medicaid changes could impact Texas hospitals

| Jun 26, 2017 | Texas

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 ]

Cornyn Statement on Senate GOP health care reform plan

| Jun 23, 2017 | Texas

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after Senate Republicans released a discussion draft of legislation to replace the failed Affordable Care Act (ACA) After years of debate, hearings, and stories from folks harmed by Obamacare, today is a critical step towards delivering on our promise to provide...[ Read More ]

Sen. Cruz: We must deliver on our promise to repeal Obamacare and lower healthcare costs

| Jun 22, 2017 | Texas

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released the following statement regarding the Better Care Reconciliation Act, introduced today by the U.S. Senate: Four months ago, I joined with a group of five other senators with very different perspectives on health care policy - representative of the full spectrum of the Republican...[ Read More ]