Southwestern Health Resources Names Another Executive

UT Southwestern Medical Center and Texas Health Resources’ new coordinated care network has named another executive. The organization, which is known as Southwestern Health Resources, on Thursday announced that Marinan R. Williams would be taking on the role of senior executive officer for market relations. She’ll be out in the field growing relationsips with employers, benefits consultants, public agencies like the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, private payers, and large purchasers of healthcare contracts. She comes to the network from the Scott & White Health Plan, where she served as chief operating officer. She has two decades of leadership… Full Story

Survey: Nearly Three Quarters of Physicians Say They Haven’t Seen ROI From Electronic Records

About three-quarters of physicians who have invested in an electronic health record system report not having seen a return on their investment. That’s according to findings in Physician Practice magazine’s first ever technology report, which contains results from 1,568 physicians, mid-levels, and practice administrators across the country, 63.3 percent of whom are independent. About 28 percent were employed by a system. Full Story

Report: DOJ Will Block Mergers Between Aetna and Humana, Anthem and Cigna

Citing an anonymous “person briefed on the matter,” the DOJ expects to file lawsuits against the two mergers by the end of next week. The feds are seeking to block Aetna’s $37 billion acquisition of Humana and Anthem’s proposed $48 billion buy of Cigna, citing concern over antitrust violations. Full Story

EY’s 2016 Healthcare Entrepreneurs of the Year

Each year, EY digs into the nation’s most promising entrepreneurs. And with every passing 12 months, more and more healthcare representatives make their way into the list. In Dallas-Fort Worth, there’s representation from a provider group, a hospital system, and services organizations. Highlighted in D CEO’s July-August issue, we’re pleased to bring you EY’s best healthcare entrepreneurs of the year. Full Story

How Solis Mammography Grew Into the Largest Indie Provider of Breast Screenings in the U.S.

When James Polfreman joined Solis in 2011, the Addison-based company was five years shy of its 30th anniversary and experiencing some management challenges. Fast forward to today, and its partnerships with HCA and the Community Hospital Corporation have helped the breast screening company grow into the nation’s largest independent provider. Full Story

City of Dallas Ponies Up $3 Million to Battle Food Deserts

The city of Dallas has pledged at least $3 million to a grocery store chain that brings stores to the southern sector’s blighted food deserts. The Dallas Morning News reports on the subsidies, which are available for companies that develop a store that’s at least 50,000 square feet in the communities, which often lack anything close to a H-E-B or a Kroger. Full Story

Read About How the ACA Helped Bolster the Nation’s Economy, and Why That May Not Be A Good Thing

Jobs were a major motivator of the Affordable Care Act, and the industry’s infusion of thousands of new positions helped buoy the country’s economy after the downtown in 2008. But the industry’s unchecked growth is turning into its own monster, which, if lawmakers figure out ways to tamper healthcare spending may result in a massive loss of careers. Full Story