In my conversations with senior executives at healthcare organizations around the country, I find that leaders have three critical topics on their minds: workforce, workforce, and...
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If COVID is King Kong and inflation is Godzilla, Kong is winning and will likely keep winning until time and events help us figure out how to live with COVID as endemic.
Strategy requires choices, which includes choosing what not to do. An assessment of resources and any constraints they may place on strategic options is a first step toward refining these choices.
Hospital Margins Drop for a Second Month as Labor Expenses Climb U.S. hospitals and health systems were hit with a second consecutive month of margin declines in October as mounting...
We are in a moment that offers an unprecedented opportunity to reposition balance sheet resources to get to the liquidity profile needed to drive operational and strategic success.
The well-worn phrase “culture eats strategy for breakfast” has new relevance in American business these days. Take the case of State Farm insurance. For almost ten years, Green Bay...
Read the Fall 2021 Kaufman Hall Report for highlights from the HLC 2021 conference and key findings from the 2021 Healthcare Consumerism Survey.
Today, American culture is changing so quickly and with such a high degree of nuance that it is increasingly difficult both to interpret and to navigate. However, navigating how those...
The Fed is predicting that inflationary pressures are transitory, but healthcare leaders face the business challenge of major expense inputs that have moved to new levels based on pressures that may have a relatively long tail.
Physician activity came roaring back in the second and third quarters of this year, with physician productivity and revenues surpassing both 2019 and 2020 performance.
High numbers of high-acuity patients coupled with escalating expenses continued to stress the nation’s hospitals and health systems in September, according to the latest National Hospital Flash Report. Overall hospital performance declined across most metrics for the month.
As Pandemic Pushes Higher Ed Closer to Demographic Cliff, Institutions Must Consider Strategic Options
The pandemic’s effects on enrollment offer a preview of what lies ahead for colleges and universities as they approach the demographic cliff. Now is the time to consider what strategic options are available to your institution.