And four more news items for hospital administrators, health system leaders, practice managers, and other healthcare executives to peruse this week
- Earlier this year, the American College of Healthcare Executives released a report indicating hospital CEO turnover in 2016 was at 18 percent across the country. Rural CEOs: An Unknown Shortage, published online by Media HealthLeaders and in this month’s issue of HealthLeaders magazine, covers the importance of developing leaders who are equipped to address the issues facing rural healthcare and how the millennial generation could figure prominently in the solution.
- Markets Insider, Business Insider’s stock market site, highlights results from research conducted by Transamerica Retirement Solutions and the American Hospital Association on the retirement plan trends of healthcare organizations. Eighty-seven hospital administrators and chief financial officers were surveyed for the study. Among the findings: To recruit and retain top talent, healthcare institutions have been tweaking their retirement benefits programs to resemble those common in the corporate sector.
- Managed Healthcare Executive looks at healthcare leaders’ role in helping to resolve America’s opioid epidemic. The article encourages members of the C-suite to consider how they can organize and move quickly; enlist the help of others in their health system and community; use networks to call attention to developing, tested programs that are the most beneficial; and work to identify the optimal blend of programs that will save lives throughout the country.
- It’s the most wonderful time of the year for many. But it’s also the busiest for hospital leaders and medical practice managers. In an Optimum blog post published last week, we highlight several measures healthcare executives can take to better meet professional and personal commitments, and keep their spirits bright this holiday season.
- A post from Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review features a Q&A session on cloud security with the chief security and privacy officer at Secure-24, a managed cloud services provider headquartered in Southfield, Michigan. Topics covered include the challenges hospitals encounter during the transition process to cloud security and trends hospital leaders should keep an eye out for next year.