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Hospital Readmissions Reduction Strategies: The Impact of the Hospitalist Image

Hospital Readmissions Reduction Strategies: The Impact of the Hospitalist

As penalties associated with avoidable readmissions continue, hospitals across the country are attempting to identify ...

Design Your Payer Strategy to Meet Your Financial and Market Goals Image

Design Your Payer Strategy to Meet Your Financial and Market Goals

As hospitals and health systems consider the shift from fee-for-service to fee-for-value in their strategic planning ...

10 Key Indicators of Clinical Integration Success Image

10 Key Indicators of Clinical Integration Success

As healthcare organizations are looking for strategic initiatives to transport them into the future, clinical ...

Top 10 Critical Success Factors for Care Model Redesign Image

Top 10 Critical Success Factors for Care Model Redesign

As the healthcare landscape shifts from volume-based fee-for-service reimbursement toward value-based risk sharing ...

Mergers and Acquisitions: Key Considerations for Creating Efficiencies Through Consolidation Image

Mergers and Acquisitions: Key Considerations for Creating Efficiencies Through Consolidation

As a result of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"), healthcare mergers and acquisitions ("M&A") have increased dramatically ...

Designing a Truly Integrated Healthcare System Image

Designing a Truly Integrated Healthcare System

Many healthcare organizations, in the name of integration, have acquired a collection of overlapping units that fail to ...

Engaging Physicians for Success in Value-Based Payment Image

Engaging Physicians for Success in Value-Based Payment

As payment for healthcare services moves from a fee-for-service model to contracts that reward value, systems must ...

Advanced Access: a Winning Approach for Patients, Providers, and Staff Image

Advanced Access: a Winning Approach for Patients, Providers, and Staff

Access to the right medical care at the right time in the right setting improves patient satisfaction. It also attracts ...

Top 10 Pivotal Factors for Successful Mergers and Acquisitions Image

Top 10 Pivotal Factors for Successful Mergers and Acquisitions

As the healthcare landscape moves further down the tracks along the transformative shift towards accountable, ...

Driving Surgical Services and the Tertiary Growth Engine Image

Driving Surgical Services and the Tertiary Growth Engine

Surgical services continues to be a key growth focus for health systems--fueling about half of a hospital’s total ...

Clinical Integration: There Will Be Winners and Losers Image

Clinical Integration: There Will Be Winners and Losers

Due to increasing deductibles and our improving ability to care for conditions in outpatient settings, hospital ...

10 Myths of Population Health and Clinical Transformation Image

10 Myths of Population Health and Clinical Transformation

It is a confusing time in United States healthcare. Healthcare organizations are faced with the new reality of ...

Top 10 Opportunities for Improved Acute Care Access and Capacity Management Image

Top 10 Opportunities for Improved Acute Care Access and Capacity Management

The time is now for health systems and hospitals to engage physicians, create actionable data, and plan for operational ...

Initiative Governance: Is Your Team Organized to Drive Decision-Making, Make Change, and Improve Culture? Image

Initiative Governance: Is Your Team Organized to Drive Decision-Making, Make Change, and Improve Culture?

The term “Governance” will lead some to think of their Board of Directors or the dozens of committees that some ...

A Business Plan of Operational Efficiency for a Value-Based World Image

A Business Plan of Operational Efficiency for a Value-Based World

As health care continues its rapid evolution toward value-based reimbursement, health system leaders face escalating ...

Top 10 Health IT and Analytics Considerations for Effective and Efficient Care Management Image

Top 10 Health IT and Analytics Considerations for Effective and Efficient Care Management

The demand for meaningful and actionable data in healthcare has never been as prevalent as it is today. While most ...

Facilitate Effective Change Across the Care Spectrum with CAP Image

Facilitate Effective Change Across the Care Spectrum with CAP

When Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “The only thing that is constant is change,” he wasn’t making a bold prediction ...

Better Meetings

7 Tips (and 7 seconds) to Make Your Meetings Run More Smoothly

Who hasn’t sat in a meeting at one time or another thinking, “I wish this was a more productive use of my time. Why ...