Leadership

The healthcare debate has moved into the limelight as the Democratic presidential primary race heats up.

More than 85,000 workers from Kaiser Permanente are preparing a national strike after contract negotiations stalled July 12. Talks between the workers and the nonprofit healthcare company ended Thursday without a deal.

Women are out-earning their male counterparts in the role of chief information officer in the healthcare field, according to a new salary report from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

UC Health, an integrated academic health system based in Cincinnati, has named its first vice president and chief data and analytics officer. The creation of the executive position reflects the rising importance of data-driven strategies in healthcare organizations.

Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents favor Bernie Sanders when it comes to who can best handle healthcare out of the field of Democratic candidates for president, according to a CNN poll. Sanders, along with several other candidates, supports Medicare for all.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, based in St. Petersburg, Florida, is making big changes in the fallout of investigations from the Tampa Bay Times that its pediatric heart surgery unit had an unusually high mortality rate.

UnitedHealth Group, a large managed care company based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, announced a slew of leadership changes at the end of June, including naming a new CEO to UnitedHealthcare, its major health insurance business.

Just four months after appointing the first-ever chief health informatics officer at CMS, the position is vacant.

HealthExec caught up with Humana's new CMO, William Shrank, MD, MSHS, for a sit-down interview at our headquarters to chat about all things integrated care and what keeps him up at night.

Geisinger, a health system that serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, has named Jaewon Ryu, MD, as its new president and CEO. Ryu, who has served as interim president and CEO since November 2018, will assume the position July 1.

The American Medical Association (AMA) has elected its new board of trustees for 2019-2020, with women physicians as the highest elected officers for the first time.

Patrice Harris, MD, MA, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, was sworn in as president of the American Medical Association (AMA) during the group’s annual meeting in Chicago, becoming the AMA’s first African-American woman to hold the position.