Leadership

After being appointed by the Trump administration to oversee Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Mary Mayhew has resigned after roughly three months on the job.

Women are a dominant force in the healthcare industry, making up 65 percent of workers. Yet, only 30 percent of leaders in the field are women, underscoring a significant under-representation of their influence, according to a report from consulting firm Oliver Wyman.

Three more executives resigned from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, in the continued fallout from an investigation from the Tampa Bay Times that revealed pediatric mortality rates for heart surgeries tripled over just a few years.

Four executives and staffers—including the president—at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, have stepped down from their roles following an investigation from The Tampa Bay Times that uncovered a rising mortality rate for heart surgeries.

Less than 25 percent of leadership roles are filled by nurses, according to an analysis published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Nine healthcare organizations, including consumers, businesses and insurance providers, have united to find a solution to the practice of surprise billing that can burden patients with sky-high medical debts.

Physicians were in high demand in 2018, with a 7 percent increase in job growth from the previous year, according to a recent study.

Ride-sharing company Uber has hired two more leaders from the healthcare industry as the company continues to make a push in the space, CNBC reported.

John O’Brien has been named as senior advisor to HHS Secretary Alex Azar for drug pricing reform, the agency announced Dec. 6.

Physician burnout is a widespread problem across the healthcare industry, but nine organizations stand out in their commitment and progress to prevent and alleviate the issue, according to the American Medical Association (AMA).

Ride-sharing company Lyft has hired its first vice president of healthcare, Megan Callahan, the company announced last week.

Optimizing electronic health records is still an ongoing effort for most healthcare providers, and the challenges might outweigh the benefits when it comes to revenue cycle performance, according to a new analysis and survey from Navigant and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.