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?”
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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.
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...
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.
The physician enterprise of a hospital or health system must similarly balance three dimensions: the productivity of its clinicians, the organization’s capacity to provide access to care to patients when they need it, and the volume of existing and potential patients in the markets it serves.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the U.S. was already facing a behavioral health crisis. Since the pandemic began last year, the magnitude of that crisis has grown.
Academic medical centers (AMCs) have many unique attributes that distinguish them from other hospitals. These same attributes make them ideal partners within a strategic network that comprises community hospitals, rural hospitals, or both.
For hospitals & health systems, there is no going back to the past. Setting the strategic course requires an unshackled assessment of what the new landscape could look like. Read more.
An opportunity to save millions of dollars by reducing length of stay is hiding in plain sight every time a patient walks through the front door - all without sacrificing quality of care. Read more.
Healthcare continues to play catch-up in an online, convenience-obsessed, and increasingly consumer-focused world. Results of Kaufman Hall’s 2019 Healthcare Consumerism Survey and Index...
Read for a high-quality process for allocating capital resources, and how it fits into a recommended planning and funding cycle.
The breadth of investments at a University should include a contemporary definition of capital resources for improved, more evolved resource planning and allocation in your institution.