Leadership

Aetna has announced that it is ending its membership in America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) this year. AHIP is the health insurance industry’s largest trade group, made up of over 1,200 different companies. 

Enrollment in resident and fellow programs increased by 14 percent between 2004 and 2014, according to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), which released a report of biennial data on the physician workforce from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

If you want to lead people, make sure you’re thinking big on their behalf—and taking them toward an objective that’s both reachable and worth their while.

Through their research and work with healthcare executives, three members of Harvard University’s International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) have identified five ways hospital leaders can track their performance and measure outcomes.

Charles Sorenson, MD, the urologic cancer surgeon who has been an executive at Intermountain Healthcare for 18 years and the institution’s CEO since early 2009, will retire the helm in Salt Lake City next October.

Healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Seattle-based Group Health Cooperative, the companies announced today. Once the deal is final, Kaiser Permanente will gain approximately 590,000 new members.

Becker’s Hospital Review received feedback from 20 CEOs in the healthcare industry about which event in 2015 fascinated them the most. 

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced Monday it is buying Ireland-based Allergan for approximately $160 billion in what would be the largest deal in the history of the healthcare sector. 

The office manager of Memorial Home Health in New Orleans has been sentenced this week for taking part in the company’s $50 million fraud scheme. 

The University of Chicago Medicine and Ingalls Health System agreed to pursue a combined integrated health delivery system. Once the deal is final, Ingalls Health System will join the University of Chicago Medicine health network. 

Thirty CEOs shared their daily habits with Inc. magazine and how their routines have made them successful. For instance, the executives suggested keeping track of industry news, being punctual, experimenting with new habits and processes and learning from other leaders.

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.