Philip Betbeze is the senior leadership editor at HealthLeaders Media.
A UPMC program that helps patients "prehabilitate" in preparation for elective surgery is helping reduce postoperative mortality, complications, readmissions, and longer ICU stays.
Health insurers' vertical integration strategies will pressure hospitals, but the formation of a generic drug company should lower their costs.
By combining their self-insured plans for a third-party administrator bid, the health systems hope to reduce administrative costs, but that's just the beginning.
Direct contracting deals between hospitals and health systems and employers are becoming more attractive as employers become more sophisticated about where the costs lie in healthcare.
A surge of large-scale healthcare mergers suggest the calculus and goals may have changed within the healthcare industry.
With margins compressing and only 25% of hospitals in the black, rigorous processes must form the backbone for strategic decision-making, says a health system chief strategy officer.
A vendor portal left an Indiana health system vulnerable to a cyberattack. Its CEO decided to pay the cyberattack ransom. Here's why, and what he wants other leaders to know.
Two hospitals have demonstrably cut length of stay and improved survivorship among the most vulnerable of patients. Meanwhile, they've increased capacity and improved care.
Quality of care and teamwork across the care continuum have taken on a new level of importance as a variety of structures, from ACOs to readmission rates, force outcomes-based financial accountability on hospitals and health systems.
The new BPCI Advanced bundled payment model means those who invested in the former mandatory bundles didn't throw their money down the drain.