Two out of three health system leaders say their top strategy for fueling financial growth is expansion of outpatient services. The trick is "to grow at the same market share with the [population] growth," says one senior executive. Market share increase is likely to be incremental—but even a small increase means a large raw number. >>>
If physicians can't be managed, we're all in for trouble, because healthcare is bankrupting us. Everyone needs to be managed, whether they're the President of the United States or a country doctor. >>>
The two providers have a long history of collaboration in Wisconsin with shared initiatives around value-based care and a jointly owned health plan. Under the deal, Dean and its subsidiaries will become part of SSM. >>>
Advanced practice registered nurses in Minnesota are encouraging graduate-level nursing students to lobby for a pair of bills that would remove restrictions that bar APRNs from practicing independently. >>>
Managed by volunteers who are considered part of the workforce, a hospital thrift shop in Illinois has raised more than $2 million over the last two years. But that's only part of the shop's value, which is seen as critical to hospital operations. >>>
David L. Bronson, MD, immediate past president of the American College of Physicians, says that among physicians' toughest challenges are improving interprofessional relationships and "[getting] rid of the things that add no value in healthcare." >>>
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