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  • Kaufman Hall Adds Workforce Optimization Expert to Strategic Cost Transformation Team

    Mar 27, 2017

    Nursing Leader Brings Innovative Approaches to Patient Care Planning and Productivity to Help Hospitals and Health Systems Improve Coverage, Reduce Costs, and Enhance Staff Satisfaction

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  • Kaufman Hall Advises PinnacleHealth on Expansion of Acute Care Network

    Mar 21, 2017

    Kaufman Hall served as exclusive financial advisor to PinnacleHealth System on the Acquisition.

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  • Kaufman Hall Recognizes Customer Achievements in Annual Performance Management Summit Award Ceremony

    Mar 16, 2017

    Following Record EPM Software Growth, Industry Leader Shares Honor and Recognition with Customers

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  • Kaufman Hall Named to Becker’s Hospital Review 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare 2017

    Mar 01, 2017

    The award recognizes healthcare organizations committed to fulfilling missions, creating outstanding cultures, and offering competitive benefits to their employees.

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  • Kaufman Hall Advised Pocono Health System on Merger With Lehigh Valley Health Network

    Mar 01, 2017

    Kaufman Hall served as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Pocono Health System on the merger.

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  • Kaufman Hall Advises Western Connecticut Health Network on Labs Partnership with Sonic Healthcare USA

    Mar 01, 2017

    Kaufman Hall led a team that assessed the performance of WCHN’s labs and determined the need for a partner to better position the health system to serve its patient population.

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  • Kaufman Hall Ranks as No. 1 Financial Advisor in Healthcare

    Feb 27, 2017

    Continues to Lead Industry in Advising New Debt Transactions, Per Thomson Reuters 2016 Market Analysis

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  • Kaufman Hall Advised Home Staff on Sale to Amedisys

    Feb 03, 2017

    Kaufman Hall served as the financial advisor to Home Staff's Board, Fallon Health and VNA Care on a controlled partnership process with Associated Home Care, a subsidiary of Amedisys.

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  • Kaufman Hall Announces Record EPM Software Growth in 2016

    Jan 31, 2017

    Strategic Acquisitions, Technology Innovation and High Customer Satisfaction Position Company for Continued Success

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  • Hospital Merger and Acquisition Activity Continues Upward Momentum, According to Kaufman Hall Analysis

    Jan 18, 2017

    102 Transactions Announced in 2016—Up 55 percent since 2010

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  • Kaufman Hall Announces Acquisition of KREG Information Systems

    Jan 05, 2017

    Contract Modeling Capabilities Extend Leadership, Expertise, and Software Tools, Enabling Healthcare Providers to Optimize Financial Performance

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  • Kaufman Hall Advises Children's Omaha and Nebraska Medicine on Advancing Pediatric Collaboration

    Dec 13, 2016

    Children's Hospital & Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to explore building their current affiliation to enhance the care provided to the greater Omaha community.

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  • Growth Strategist Paul Crnkovich to Lead Kaufman Hall Healthcare Consumer Practice

    Dec 01, 2016

    Crnkovich Joins Firm as Managing Director

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  • Few Providers Have Put Consumer-Centric Strategies into Action, According to First Annual Kaufman Hall and Cadent Consulting Group Report

    Nov 01, 2016

    Common barriers offered by respondents include resistance to change, lack of urgency, competing priorities, and data challenges.

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  • Axiom Software Receives Highest Score for its Midsize/Large Organizations Strategic CPM Solution in Gartner Critical Capabilities Report

    Oct 10, 2016

    Axiom Software received the highest product score for its Strategic CPM solution, in the Midsize/Large Organizations Use Case

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  • Kaufman Hall Advises Doctors Hospital at Renaissance on Building an Integrated Regional Health System in Texas

    Sep 07, 2016

    Kaufman Hall served as the financial advisor to Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System regarding an agreement with Mission Regional Medical Center.

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  • Axiom Software Receives High Ratings from BPM Partners for Ease of Use, Product Functionality and Customer Satisfaction

    Sep 06, 2016

    Axiom Software has been rated highly for overall customer satisfaction in the 2016 Business Performance Management Vendor Landscape Matrix from BPM Partners with an overall satisfaction score of 4.7 out of 5.0

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  • Kaufman Hall Advises Wentworth-Douglass Health System on Joining Massachusetts General

    Aug 25, 2016

    Kaufman Hall served as strategic and financial advisor to Wentworth-Douglass in evaluating the potential partnership with Mass General.

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  • Kaufman Hall Expands Partnership with East Jefferson General Hospital; Provider Organization to Leverage Software for Integrated Budgeting, Financial Planning and Reporting

    Aug 02, 2016

    Louisiana Hospital Complements Kaufman Hall Consulting Expertise with Implementation of Axiom Healthcare Suite

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  • Kaufman Hall Advises Hallmark Health on Joining Wellforce

    Jul 27, 2016

    CEO of North Surbuban Boston System Lauds Kaufman Hall's Experience and Judgment

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  • Hospital Merger and Acquisition Activity Expands in First Half of 2016, According to Kaufman Hall Analysis

    Jul 25, 2016

    Hospital M&A Activity Expands in First Half of 2016, Transactions Increase More Than 6%

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  • Kaufman Hall Executives Will Show How to Develop a Competitive Virtual/Telehealth Strategy at HFMA ANI 2016

    Jun 14, 2016

    Experts to Offer Best Practices for Evaluating Organizational Readiness and Building an Actionable Plan to Thrive in Consumer-Centric Marketplace

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  • Hospital Merger and Acquisition Activity Rises in First Quarter of 2016, According to Kaufman Hall Analysis

    Jun 02, 2016

    Number of First Quarter M&A Transactions in 2016 Grows 13.0% Compared with Q1 2015

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  • Kaufman Hall Announces Recipients of 3rd Annual Axiom Software EPMmy Awards

    May 19, 2016

    Customers and Partners Recognized for Commitment to Innovative Performance Management Solutions

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  • Kaufman Hall Unveils Axiom ’16 Software Platform at Performance Management Summit

    May 16, 2016

    Enterprise-Grade EPM Solution Helps Finance Executives with Strategic Business Planning

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  • Kaufman Hall Advises Susquehanna Health on Potential Affiliation with UPMC

    May 06, 2016

    Kaufman Hall has served as exclusive strategic & financial advisor to Susquehanna Health in evaluating the potential partnership with University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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  • Kaufman Hall Partners with Lehigh Valley Health Network; Health System Selects Kaufman Hall Performance Management Suite

    Apr 13, 2016

    Pennsylvania Health System to Benefit from Integrated Solutions for Budgeting, Financial Planning, and Reporting

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  • Kaufman Hall Partners with Yampa Valley Medical Center; Provider Organization to Implement Full Financial Planning Software Suite

    Mar 30, 2016

    Colorado-Based Acute Care Hospital to Benefit from Integration, Automation and Process Efficiencies that will Support Strategic Decision-Making

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  • Kaufman Hall Grows Partnership with Reid Health; Health System Upgrades to Axiom Software Suite and Adds Capital Planning Solution

    Mar 16, 2016

    Indiana-Based Health System Leverages Sophisticated Software to Advance Strategic Initiatives

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  • Kaufman Hall Advises Mercy Health and HealthSpan on Divesting Insurance Business

    Mar 04, 2016

    Kaufman Hall served as the exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Mercy Health and HealthSpan on the transaction.

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  • Kaufman Hall Was the Top Financial Advisor for Public and Private New Debt Issues in 2015

    Mar 04, 2016

    Kaufman Hall ranked No. 1 as the top advisor in the U.S. in new healthcare debt for both long-term municipal public offerings and private placements.

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  • Kaufman Hall Advises The Everett Clinic on Merger With DaVita Healthcare Partners

    Mar 02, 2016

    Kaufman Hall served as the exclusive strategic advisor to The Everett Clinic on the transaction.

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  • Kaufman Hall Partners with Munson Healthcare; Health System Selects Kaufman Hall Software for Budgeting, Financial Planning and Reporting

    Feb 23, 2016

    Latest Kaufman Hall client exemplifies increased industry demand for integrated, flexible solutions.

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  • Kaufman Hall Invests in Total Benchmark Solution

    Feb 18, 2016

    Companies will combine consulting, software, benchmarking, and analytics expertise

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  • Kaufman Hall Advises Catholic Medical Center on Potential Affiliation With Monadnock Community Hospital

    Jan 28, 2016

    Kaufman Hall served as strategic advisor to Catholic Medical Center in evaluating the potential partnership.

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  • Hospital Merger and Acquisition Activity Up Sharply in 2015, According to Kaufman Hall Analysis

    Jan 20, 2016

    In 2015, 112 hospital transactions were announced, an 18 percent Increase over 2014

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  • Kaufman Hall Expands Partnership with Woman’s Hospital; Provides Cost Accounting Solution

    Jan 20, 2016

    National Leader in Women and Family-Centered Care Gains Full Visibility into Financial and Clinical Data for Improved Performance Management

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  • Kaufman Hall Expands Relationship with Parkland Health & Hospital System; Health System Adds Cost Accounting and Capital Planning Software Solutions

    Jan 14, 2016

    Texas Health System Consolidates Financial Planning and Analytics Functions on Unified Platform for Strategic Decision-Making

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  • Kaufman Hall and Axiom EPM Software Apply Modern Approaches for Financial Management and Analytics in Higher Education

    Jan 11, 2016

    Company Announces Increased Demand for Software and Consulting in both Public and Private Institutions

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  • Kaufman Hall Advises Crozer-Keystone Health System on Sale to Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc.

    Jan 08, 2016

    Kaufman Hall served as strategic and financial advisor to Crozer-Keystone in evaluating the partnership.

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  • Columbus Regional Health Expands Relationship with Kaufman Hall; Implements Cost Accounting Solution to Enable Data-Driven Decision Making

    Jan 07, 2016

    Georgia-Based Healthcare System Addresses Critical Need for Accurate and Timely Patient-Level Costing Data in Value-Based Environment

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  • Kaufman Hall Advised on Formation of New Jersey’s Largest Health System

    Jan 04, 2016

    Kaufman Hall Advised Robert Wood Johnson Health System and Barnabas Health on a definitive agreement to merge and create New Jersey’s largest health system.

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  • Hospitals and Health Systems Struggle to Address Changing Healthcare Consumer Needs, According to Kaufman Hall Survey Results

    Dec 08, 2015

    96 Percent Say Understanding Patients as Consumers Is Very Important; However, Only 15 Percent Are Very Confident in Their Organization’s Consumerism Strategy

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  • Kaufman Hall Advises Care New England on Proposed Partnership with Southcoast

    Nov 18, 2015

    Kaufman Hall is serving as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to the CNE leadership team in pursuing the partnership

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  • Hospital Merger and Acquisition Activity Increases in Third Quarter of 2015, According to Kaufman Hall Analysis

    Nov 12, 2015

    Number of Transactions in First Three Quarters Grows 18.2 Percent Compared with 2014

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  • Kaufman Hall Advises Trinity Health and Saint Francis Care on Expansion of Health System in New England

    Sep 23, 2015

    Firm's deep understanding of Catholic health landscape helps drive formation of new regional system

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  • Kaufman Hall Advises Fairview Health Services on Securing Long-Term Capital through Taxable Private Placement

    Sep 17, 2015

    Kaufman Hall Helps Health System Access Attractive Funding Channel

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  • Kaufman Hall Advises Gwinnett Health System on Potential Merger With Northside Hospital

    Sep 14, 2015

    Strong Knowledge of North Georgia Healthcare Envrionment Helps Local System Determine Optimal Strategy

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  • With Interest Rate Increases Looming, Proactive Planning is Key

    Sep 02, 2015

    Although revenue for banks has been strong, there are still risks embedded in their balance sheets that may be lurking around the corner.

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  • Hospital Merger and Acquisition Activity Accelerates in Second Quarter of 2015, According to Kaufman Hall Analysis

    Aug 25, 2015

    Notable increase in transactions in the first half of 2015 compared with 2014

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  • Tying Management Incentives to Profitability and Portfolio Quality

    Aug 19, 2015

    Both common sense and regulatory guidelines have led to many changes in the banking industry since the financial crisis. One of those changes is in the area of incentive compensation management.

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  • Kaufman Hall Advised Longmont United Hospital Joining Centura Health

    Aug 17, 2015

    Kaufman Hall served as exclusive advisor to Colorado hospital throughout partnership process

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  • Kaufman Hall Collaborates With California Hospital Association on Population Health Management Educational Series

    Aug 03, 2015

    Comprehensive, Five-Part Certificate Program Addresses Business, Clinical, Technology, and Leadership Imperatives for Effective Population Health Management

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  • Kaufman Hall Advises Day Kimball Healthcare on Potential Partnership With Hartford Healthcare

    Jul 22, 2015

    Kaufman Hall helps Putnam, CT-based health system establish series of MSAs while exploring formal integration.

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  • Axiom EPM Receives Highest Customer Satisfaction Ratings in Gartner’s User Survey of CPM Vendors for Second Consecutive Year

    Jul 17, 2015

    Axiom EPM Once Again Receives Highest Rating in Customer Satisfaction, Vendor Experience and Implementation

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  • Kaufman Hall Receives HFMA Peer Review Designation

    Jun 24, 2015

    After undergoing the rigorous review, Kaufman Hall's Performance Management Suite has been awarded the “Peer Reviewed by HFMA®” designation.

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  • Kaufman Hall Advises Lutheran HealthCare on Partnership to Strengthen Market Position

    May 19, 2015

    Kaufman Hall advised Lutheran HealthCare on partnering with NYU Langone Medical Center to develop an integrated delivery system in Brooklyn.

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  • Kaufman Hall Advises St. Joseph’s Syracuse on Joining Trinity Health System

    May 12, 2015

    Kaufman Hall assisted the organization in the evaluation of its strategic direction and partnership opportunities, providing advisory services regarding the considerations of joining a larger health system.

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  • Kaufman Hall Advises Lancaster General Health on Partnership with Penn Medicine

    May 05, 2015

    Kaufman Hall advised the board and senior management of LG Health on its partnership with Penn Medicine

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  • Kaufman Hall Facilitates Merger of Three Leading Palliative Care Providers in Illinois

    Apr 03, 2015

    Kaufman Hall was jointly engaged by all of the parties to act as the exclusive transaction facilitator for the proposed combination.

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  • Axiom EPM and Kaufman Hall Recognize Customers for Outstanding Achievement in Performance Management

    Mar 24, 2015

    Recipients Announced for the Second Annual EPMmy Awards at the 2015 Performance Management Summit

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  • Kaufman Hall Advises Ascension on Sale of Carondelet Health Assets

    Mar 13, 2015

    Kaufman Hall served as the exclusive strategic advisor to Ascension in the transaction.

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  • Number of Hospital Transactions Remains High in 2014 According to Kaufman Hall Analysis

    Feb 07, 2015

    Ninety-five hospital transactions were announced in 2014, representing another year of strong merger and acquisition activity, according to a new analysis by Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC

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  • Kaufman Hall Advises UHC on Merger With VHA

    Feb 03, 2015

    VHA and UHC have announced an agreement to combine into a single organization that will be the largest member-owned healthcare company in the country.

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  • Kaufman Hall Facilitates Gundersen Health Plan and Unity Health Insurance Partnership Exploration

    Jan 30, 2015

    The business combination encompasses approximately 270,000 members and more than $1 billion in revenue and creates a stronger provider-sponsored health plan option for current and future members.

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  • Palomar Health to Implement Full Suite of Kaufman Hall Budgeting, Cost Accounting and Decision Support Software

    Jan 20, 2015

    Palomar expands existing relationship with Kaufman Hall based on acquisition of Axiom EPM and comprehensive software offerings.

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  • Presence Health Expands Relationship with Kaufman Hall to Implement Decision Support System for Integrated Patient Costing and Service Line Analytics

    Jan 06, 2015

    Illinois Health System will leverage an integrated portfolio of healthcare software solutions to streamline and enhance performance management organization-wide

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  • Kaufman Hall Advises Saint Francis Care on Joining Trinity Health System

    Dec 17, 2014

    Kaufman Hall assisted the organization in the evaluation of its strategic direction and partnership opportunities.

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  • ProHealth Care Expands Long-Time Relationship with Kaufman Hall; Will Implement New Software Solution to Enhance Service Line and Clinical Analytics

    Dec 03, 2014

    ProHealth Care Expands Long-Time Relationship with Kaufman Hall; Will Implement New Software Solution to Enhance Service Line and Clinical Analytics

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  • Kaufman Hall's Tim Shoger Provides Insight on Merger Integration in AHA Newsletter

    Nov 21, 2014

    Mr. Shoger comments on the importance of involving HR leadership early in merger discussions.

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  • Sidney Health Center Selects Kaufman Hall’s Budget Advisor® Solution to Enhance Budgeting and Reporting Capabilities

    Nov 12, 2014

    Rural hospital to implement flexible performance management tool to support financial planning and organizational decision-making.

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  • Kaufman Hall Facilitates Merger of SwedishAmerican Health System and UW Health

    Nov 06, 2014

    Kaufman Hall acted as the sole financial advisor individually to both SAHS and UW Health in facilitating the transaction.

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  • SwedishAmerican Health System Expands Partnership with Kaufman Hall; Selects Budget Advisor® and Hospital Advisor® Solutions for Financial Planning

    Nov 05, 2014

    Illinois healthcare system to implement powerful reporting and forecasting tools to support advanced performance management.

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  • Quiet Company Poised to Shake Up Legacy Healthcare Companies

    Aug 15, 2014

    Kaufman Hall Chair Ken Kaufman is quoted in this August 15, 2014 article in Healthcare Finance News discussing the potential for Theranos to be a disruptive force in healthcare.

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  • Number of Hospital Transactions Down Slightly in First Half of 2014

    Aug 12, 2014

    Hospital merger and acquisition activity was down slightly in the first half of 2014, compared with the first half of 2013, according to the latest analysis by Kaufman Hall.

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  • The Art of Blending Cultures

    Jul 17, 2014

    This article published in H&HN July 8, 2014, quotes Senior Vice President Anu R. Singh discussing how cultural conflicts can prevent consolidating organizations from realizing the full synergies of a partnership.

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  • Relax, the Zombies are Here

    Jul 10, 2014

    The article quotes Managing Director Jason Sussman on the need for hospital and health system executives to take a traditional approach to financial planning to best position their organizations for the changing healthcare environment.

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  • New Studies Show Broad Inpatient Utilization Declines in Boston, Newark, and Indianapolis Areas

    May 20, 2014

    Studies show a broad-based transition underway from an inpatient-focused to an outpatient-focused healthcare system.

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  • Hospital Transactions Increase Slightly in Q1

    May 14, 2014

    This article in Becker's Hospital Review discusses the findings of a Kaufman Hall report on mergers and acquisitions around the country.

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  • Report: Hospital Transactions Increase in 2014

    May 13, 2014

    An article in HFMA's Healthcare Business News highlights a recent Kaufman Hall report that showed a nearly 10 percent increase in hospital mergers and acquisitions nationwide in the first quarter of 2014 over the same period in 2013.

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  • Kaufman Hall Announces Acquisition of Axiom EPM, Extending Industry Leading Consulting and Software

    Apr 22, 2014

    Kaufman Hall announced that it has acquired Axiom EPM, a Portland, OR-based private software company recognized for delivering sophisticated, flexible performance management solutions.

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  • Medicare Release of Provider Payment Data: Four Preliminary Observations for Hospitals

    Apr 16, 2014

    The federal government’s April 9th release of Medicare provider payment data is a clear step toward increased visibility of variation in spending, utilization, and practice patterns throughout healthcare.

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  • Rightsizing Health Care for the New Era

    Apr 11, 2014

    In this April 10, 2014 commentary in H&HN Daily, Chair Kenneth Kaufman discusses the need for hospitals and health systems to lead efforts to reduce high spending by completely reassessing and reworking the nation’s outmoded healthcare system.

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  • Number of Hospital Transactions Grew in 2013 According to New Kaufman Hall Analysis

    Apr 10, 2014

    Hospital merger and acquisition activity in the U.S. continued to grow in 2013, according to a new analysis by Kaufman Hall.

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  • Searching for Physician Leaders: Traits to Seek, Mistakes to Avoid

    Apr 08, 2014

    Senior Vice President Matthew J. Lambert III, M.D., is quoted in an April 4, 2014 article in Becker’s Hospital Review addressing the increasingly essential role of physician leaders in advancing hospitals’ and health systems’ strategic initiatives.

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  • Fewer patient admissions a symptom of healthcare “transformation,” study says

    Mar 23, 2014

    Fewer patient admissions a symptom of healthcare “transformation,” study says

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  • Time for healthcare to change, let go of inpatient model

    Mar 15, 2014

    Guest commentary in the March 15, 2014 issue of Modern Healthcare by Chair Ken Kaufman

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  • 4 Ways Hospitals Can Adapt to Declining Inpatient Volumes

    Mar 12, 2014

    Key considerations for hospitals and health systems in adapting to the new healthcare era, drawn from a recent Kaufman Hall research report on declining inpatient utilization in the Chicago region.

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  • Visionary Healthcare Leaders Series, Interview No. 1 Ken Kaufman

    Mar 12, 2014

    On March 11, 2014, Forbes published the first in a series of articles on its website highlighting the insights of visionary healthcare leaders. Kaufman Hall Chair Kenneth Kaufman was the first executive to be interviewed.

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  • The Decline of the Inpatient: 5 Observations

    Mar 12, 2014

    On March 11, 2014, Becker’s Hospital Review published an article discussing Kaufman Hall’s research into declining inpatient utilization in the seven-county Chicago region.

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  • Barnabas Health Selects Kaufman Hall’s Software Tools

    Mar 10, 2014

    Barnabas Health, the largest integrated healthcare delivery system in New Jersey, has licensed Kaufman Hall’s Hospital Advisor® and Budget Advisor® software products to support financial decision making throughout the organization.

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