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The transition from patient to engaged consumer is real
May 3, 2016
The future of primary care looks different than it does currently, in almost every way.
April 20, 2016
An outline of the different ways the federal government is transferring risk to providers
April 1, 2016
The changes taking place in health care make good governance, compliance increasingly vital.
February 1, 2016
The most fundamental question facing hospitals and physicians in every community is this: Given the shift in accountability for costs from insurers to hospitals and physicians, does sponsoring a health plan make sense?
January 4, 2016
All firms are not created equal. Here are things hospitals and other health care organizations should be on the lookout for.
November 2, 2015
The tsunami of escalating health costs, insurer consolidation, implementation of the Affordable Care Act and increased price sensitivity by employers and consumers requires rethinking of the hospital's mission and strategy.
August 3, 2015
The King v. Burwell resolution settled for the time being the status of the Affordable Care Act as the legislative framework for our health system's immediate future. But health reform is bigger than the ACA.
July 6, 2015
Higher education and hospitals are kin: Both operate institutions that anchor communities. But sticker shock is hitting both, sparking anxiety among incumbents doing business in traditional ways and prompting opportunistic success among disruptors...
June 1, 2015
Risk-based contracts, achieving proper scale and regulatory pressure add to the stress of transforming hospital and health system operations.
May 4, 2015
The SGR fix is not just about replacing an unpopular physician compensation formula; it's about raising the stakes for clinically integrated networks of physicians, allied health professionals and their business partners to take on payer-sponsored...
April 6, 2015
Every treatment and test prescribed to patients by physicians affiliated with the hospital or health system is subject to examination about its necessity.
March 2, 2015
Secretary Burwell's announcement that CMS will start linking more Medicare payments to value-based purchasing will force hospital management, physicians and board members to step back, size up the options and chart a course in response to the volu...
February 2, 2015
The end of health care's First Curve is in sight. Hospital leaders maneuvering the Second Curve see the world differently. They operate holistic, technologically advanced clinical models.
January 5, 2015
Board retreats and the strategic planning process are imperatives for high-performing hospitals, but they can be a waste of time and money unless thoughtfully planned with the full range of issues and challenges on the table.
December 1, 2014
Hospital executives and boards are struggling to answer the “What do we do?” question. Eight new rules seem to be emerging that should propel organizations toward a set of objective answers.
November 3, 2014