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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...
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...
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.
When health system leaders are thinking about building a medical office building or ambulatory surgery center as part of their ambulatory and physician affiliation strategy, the first question they should ask is, “Do we need to incentivize physicians in this market with real estate and create owners instead of renters?”
America’s hospitals face significant, ongoing financial instability as the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to fester.
Challenges to hospital outpatient department reimbursement rates are coming from all directions. As the likelihood of site-neutral payments increases over a range of services, hospitals and health systems must understand which services are most at risk from these changes and determine how quickly they will respond.
The stubbornly persistent effects of the COVID pandemic remind us that the organizational goal in 2021 and beyond is NOT to find the way back to a pre-COVID comfort zone, but rather to negotiate and navigate toward being the best performing healthcare organization possible within a fast-changing and uncertain post-COVID business environment.
When your mother is sick, do you give her the number to your health system’s call center and hope for the best? Or do you start working your relationships to figure out how to get her...
Physician groups across the country saw productivity and revenue improvements in the second quarter compared to pre-pandemic levels seen in Q4 2019.
The aggressive growth plans of physician practice disruptors mean that competitive dynamics might change—and change quickly—in many local markets. Learn how independent physician groups and health systems can respond.