Physician practices across the country stayed busy throughout the second quarter of 2022, as physician productivity and revenues all rose with higher patient volumes between the first...
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Housing affordability is a significant issue for health systems and has contributed to difficulties with employee recruitment and retention in a growing number of markets. Health system leaders have several options available to address housing affordability for their workforce.
Hear from rating agency experts on the pandemic’s continued financial impact on hospitals including labor challenges, volume trends, covenant management and recent rating trends.
While physicians have historically constituted the vast majority of a health system’s providers, in recent years advanced practice providers (APPs) have grown in number and importance throughout healthcare.
Healthcare executives can reframe the conversation about the evolving values of the workforce in a way that builds on what drove many years of success while embracing changes and advancements that will once again set us apart from the pack.
The possibility of breached covenants is a symptom of deeper problems that require an all-hands-on-deck approach to get back on a sustainable path.
Christina Smith is a Vice President in Kaufman Hall’s Performance Improvement practice, specializing in non-labor.
“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s, there are few.” This famous observation by Shunryu Suzuki, which posits the importance of intellectual...
The pandemic and its complex social and economic effects have dislocated the modern workforce. The problem is especially profound in healthcare, where nearly 1 in 5 workers quit their jobs during the pandemic and one-third of nurses plan to leave their current roles by the end of 2022.
A nationwide shortage of healthcare workers made worse by the pandemic, and hospital and health systems’ increased reliance on contract labor, is driving expenses upward and contributing to steep declines in profit margins, according to a Special Workforce Edition of Kaufman Hall’s National Hospital Flash Report.
Ken Kaufman was interviewed on the podcast “Disrupting Privilege: Conversations on Race and Health.” Ken discussed the leadership necessary for true progress in health equity, drawing lessons from how retiring Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians developed a succession plan for diversity.
A new metric tracking the number of observation days as a percentage of total days will help hospitals determine if patients are being appropriately assigned to observation status.