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Competition for new docs pushing pay higher

July 19, 2016 |

Industry News

“In some parts of the country, you have to get up early to recruit an orthopedic surgeon—at least 18 to 24 months early. Michael Patterson, CEO of Mississippi Valley Surgery Center in Davenport, Iowa, began recruiting the latest addition to his orthopedic practice while he was still in residency. The new recruit still had a ...Read More


July 5, 2016 |

Industry News

“Recruiting can be a lot like dating. In both scenarios, a lot of variables go into finding “the one.” How much time are you willing to devote to the search? Where can you go to meet the right candidate? How much money are you willing to spend to woo that special someone? But which of ...Read More

OSF Saint Elizabeth Auxiliary Honored

June 24, 2016 |

Industry News

“The Auxiliary at OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center was recently recognized by the Illinois Hospital Association.  The organization was honored with the Constituency on Volunteers (CoV) Health Care Advocacy Award. In 2015, only twenty-three Illinois hospitals qualified for the award.  Criteria included attendance at a CoV workshop and volunteer leadership retreat, support of legislative efforts ...Read More

HHS funds to help small practices prepare for the MACRA Quality Payment Program

June 21, 2016 |

Industry News

“The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced an initiative June 20 to fund small practices preparing for the Quality Payment Program. The $20 million funding will support on-the-ground training and education for Medicare clinicians in both individual and small group practices of 15 clinicians or fewer – especially in historically under-resourced areas including ...Read More

Limited supply of primary-care docs sparks competition among healthcare providers

June 18, 2016 |

Industry News

“Federally qualified health centers that serve mostly poor and low-income families in distressed or rural communities have always had a tough time recruiting physicians. And now, it’s getting even harder…” Read full article.

FTC appeals Chicago-area merger loss

June 15, 2016 |

Industry News

“The Federal Trade Commission will appeal a judge’s decision to allow a merger between two Chicago-area health systems, the FTC said in court filings Wednesday. The FTC didn’t waste any time deciding to appeal. A federal judge Tuesday denied the FTC’s request for a preliminary injunction to temporarily stop a merger between Advocate Health Care ...Read More

The 50 Most Powerful Questions Leaders Can Ask

June 12, 2016 |

Industry News

“The best leaders don’t engage in monologues; they stimulate conversations. They understand conversations are not competitions to be won, but opportunities to enrich, inspire, challenge, illuminate and learn. So, what makes for great dialogue? Great questions…” Read full article.

OSF Ventures investing $5.2M in BrightWater Medical

May 26, 2016 |

Industry News

“OSF Ventures, the corporate investment arm of OSF HealthCare in Peoria, Ill., led a $5.2 million Series A financing round in BrightWater Medical, a Mountain View, Calif.-based mid-stage medical device company founded by Peoria physician Bob Smouse, MD…” Read full article.

The Popularization of Population Health: Enduring Traits & Current Challenges

May 24, 2016 |

Industry News

“Population Health is the latest topic talked about in every innovation and investor setting, yet it has been in the making for decades…” Read full article.

Overtime pay rules will affect millions of healthcare workers

May 19, 2016 |

Industry News

“Millions of full-time healthcare workers will be eligible for overtime pay under a new federal rule that nearly doubled the threshold at which companies can deny it. But not all in the healthcare industry are cheering the news. The new Obama administration rule is expected to affect a total of 4.2 million workers. The increase ...Read More

OSF Healthcare unveils new investment arm to back emerging health tech

April 15, 2016 |

Industry News

Health systems have been investing in healthcare startups for awhile where they see opportunities to solve certain challenges such as communication and care coordination. OSF Healthcare is the latest to make that move by formally launching an investment arm, OSF Ventures… Read full article.

Survey: Physician Practices Remain Optimistic About Ability To Meet ICD-10 Deadline.

February 27, 2015 |

Industry News

“Physician practices remain optimistic about their ability to meet the ICD-10 deadline and are slightly more prepared to meet that goal than last year, according to a new survey from…Navicure.” But, the “survey…found that only 21 percent feel they are on track with preparation efforts.” The article points out that “a report from the American ...Read More