Regaining Control: Risk Avoidance in Higher Education
Higher education is facing a crisis of confidence in the value of a college degree, with risk implications for enrollments, tuition pricing, and capital spending. Avoiding these risks begins with finding and quantifying the appropriate “corridor of control” for your institution.
Comments on Current Management Issues in the Healthcare C-Suite: “Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast” But Probably Not Right Now
Hospital leadership faces an undeniably hard challenge: regaining financial stability, finding a relevant post-Covid competitive vision, and energizing teams with a renewed sense of purpose. But fighting back is the hospital job of the moment.
Thoughts from Ken Kaufman
Financial Reserves and Strategic Financial Planning
Financial reserves are essential to the sustainability of any college or university. Integrating reserve goals to strategic planning through development of a strategic financial plan helps ensure that sufficient reserves will be available to meet the institution’s needs.
Comments on Current Management Issues in the Healthcare C-Suite: Hospital Strategy and Planning in Times of Financial Challenge
During times of financial challenge, hospitals tend to aggressively cut back on both planning and the execution of overall strategy. But is this the right road for hospitals to take at this time?
Thoughts from Ken Kaufman
Rating Agency Summer 2023 Update
Our summer Rating Agency Webinar covers several important topics, including year-to-date rating activity through the first half of 2023 and what it tells us about the state of the industry.
Rethinking Healthcare Economics: The Power of Advanced Practice Providers with Matthew Bates
On a new episode of The Healthcare Plus Podcast, host Quint Studer and Matthew Bates discuss the financial pressures facing healthcare industry leaders today and discuss strategic solutions to improve create alignment and improve margins.
How Many Swings Can You Afford to Get a Hit?
The environment in which higher education is operating is creating the need for new thinking and strategies. Institutions may need to swing big and hope for a home run.
Optimize Your Academic Program Mix Before the Academic Catalog Is Due
Publication of the academic catalog for the 2024-2025 academic year may seem a long way off right now, but now is the time to start thinking about an academic portfolio review to ensure...
Healthcare’s Post-Growth Reset
While leaders are “keeping the lights on,” where will growth come from? For much of the last decade, rapid revenue growth was the predominant business imperative in the healthcare...