Intelligence Unit Special Reports Special Events Subscribe Sponsored Departments Follow Us

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn RSS


The whitepapers on includes case studies and research briefs on business and technology issues affecting healthcare organizations. Information on submitting a whitepaper to HealthLeaders Media.
2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

Raising the Bar: The Realities of Decreased Payments and Increased Risks

June 27, 2014

A new normal is emerging for hospitals and physicians in today's healthcare environment: decreased payments and increased risks. To help break down this complicated trend, INTEGRATED Healthcare Strategies brings insight to help you make better decisions for your organization and market.

This whitepaper is compiled from "Raising the Bar," a three-part video series featuring two renowned thought leaders and sought after speakers—Don Seymour and Dr. William Jessee.

Download this whitepaper to learn the following:

  • Background and basis of decreasing payments and increasing risks
  • Challenges and opportunities associated with the trend
  • How to thrive versus simply survive in this new healthcare environment

INTEGRATED Health Strategies
(PDF format - click here to download the latest version of acrobat reader)


Hospital Economics and Healthcare Reform

May 1, 2014

L.E.K. Consulting examines the impact of healthcare reform and other approaching macro forces to show that, contrary to conventional wisdom, the net impact of legislative, structural and demographic factors in the wake of healthcare reform will be materially negative for most hospitals in the country. The authors argue that hospitals will be forced to innovate and create new paradigms in order to survive, and identify the strategies that leading hospitals have developed to prepare for their challenging future.

(PDF format - click here to download the latest version of acrobat reader)


Quality Management: Empowering Payers, Health Systems and Providers to Achieve Optimal Clinical Outcomes

April 7, 2014

Organizations need a strategic and tactical approach to quality management if they are to achieve remarkably improved clinical outcomes. Successful quality management grows from fostering greater collaboration between payers and providers, engaging physicians and patients in healthy behavior change and driving optimization of quality measures within value-based care models. Lumeris offers five quality management lessons for payers, health systems and physician practices seeking to deliver high-quality, value-based care and achieve better clinical outcomes.

(PDF format - click here to download the latest version of acrobat reader)


Physician Practice Management (PPMs) ‐ A New Chapter

April 1, 2014

After failing dramatically in the late 1990s, Physician Practice Management companies (PPMs) are back, and with a strong value proposition. L.E.K. Consulting lays out the key strategies for PPM success in the current environment and asserts that the arrival of the next generation PPMs will provide many opportunities across the healthcare value chain; in this new chapter, everyone from payers to private equity investors can position themselves to benefit.

L.E.K. Consulting
(PDF format - click here to download the latest version of acrobat reader)


HealthStream Onboarding Series: Essential Best Practices in Preceptor Training

February 13, 2014

New hospital culture calls for high performers who have the skills and confidence to work well in diverse environment, manage complex technologies and medical equipment, as well as deliver high-impact patient care. One of the best ways a hospital can prepare new nurses is by offering an advanced onboarding process that is anchored by a nurse preceptorship program.

A successfully preceptorship program offers a supportive environment and three very significant fringe benefits?

Learn more about how HealthStream is committed to improving healthcare by developing the people who deliver care. Visit


(PDF format - click here to download the latest version of acrobat reader)

Improving Accountable Care: Requirements for Population Health Management

January 20, 2014

Many healthcare organizations believed that the electronic medical record (EMR) was the only technology needed to meet the objectives of accountable care. It became clear that while the EMR provides important information for population health management, additional technology is required. Population health management applications have emerged that provide integrated patient-level data (e.g., claims and clinical) from multiple sources that can be used at the point of care to improve decision making.

Lumeris, Inc.

(PDF format - click here to download the latest version of acrobat reader)

Reducing Falls. Increasing Quality.

January 20, 2014

Get a free NDNQI® report on how to decrease hospital falls. Get Insight you can use to reduce falls in your hospital. You'll learn key statistics about falls, patient populations at risk, get details about a case study of Craig Hospital in Colorado that improved its falls data to near zero and benefit from specific tactics derived from studying five top-performing hospitals. Details of the six-year analysis methodology are also included.


(PDF format - click here to download the latest version of acrobat reader)

S&P Healthcare Claims Indices: Checking the Pulse of the Healthcare Market

January 15, 2014

In October 2013, S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) launched the S&P Healthcare Claims Indices (the indices). This new index series is designed to provide an independent, timely measure of the changes in healthcare expenditures and utilization for individuals enrolled in commercial health insurance plans in the United States.

S&P DJI developed these new indices in conjunction with healthcare professionals at Health Index Advisors (HIA), a joint venture between the premier actuarial and consulting firms Aon Inc. and Milliman Inc. S&P DJI combined its knowledge and experience in developing leading indices with HIA's experience in the healthcare market to develop the first index series of its kind, based on actual healthcare claims data. These indices seek to increase transparency in the healthcare market and enable the analysis and tracking of changes in healthcare expenditures.

S&P Dow Jones Indicies

(PDF format - click here to download the latest version of acrobat reader)

Maximizing Physician Assistant Value in Hospital Settings

January 1, 2014

According to data from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, today more than 35,000 certified physician assistants (PAs) work in hospital settings. The PA workforce is growing quickly to help manage the expanding number of insured patients entering the health care system under the Affordable Care Act. Every week these PAs work approximately 1.5 million hours and see 2.5 million patients. Read about the roles and responsibilities these certified PAs fill in emergency departments, surgical subspecialties and hospital medicine.


(PDF format - click here to download the latest version of acrobat reader)