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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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
In a wide-ranging keynote session, renowned thinker and speaker Sergio Rebelo, PhD, MUFG Bank Distinguished Professor of International Finance at Northwestern University Kellogg School...
Signs point to higher interest rates. It is uncertain how markets will react, but for healthcare organizations, holistic balance sheet management is the best response.
Partnerships, affiliations, mergers, and acquisitions have been—and will continue to be—an essential tool for hospitals and health systems as they have worked to build integrated health systems that can respond and adapt to a rapidly changing healthcare landscape.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to undermine performance improvement efforts at hospitals and health systems across the country. Workforce realignments, a rapid push into telehealth, lower volumes, and rising labor and supply costs point to the need for transformative change.