No doubt you're aware of the seismic shift in healthcare compensation structures, both from the commercial and government payer sides. Are you also aware of the corresponding shift necessary within your organizational hierarchy?
Have you ever experienced one of those moments of clarity when you realize how helpful a service your company offers is to the people who use it? After a recent speaking engagement, it hit me: Our work is really valuable to a lot of people.
After only a month and a half of carping, hospital and health system leaders have already pushed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to at least partially change the proposed requirements of participating in an accountable care organization.
Hospital and health system leaders recognize the shortage in business training that they face in their physician ranks. But is it better to promote doctors and expect them to earn MBAs, or are there less intensive ways for these physicians to get the business and...
It's not a smart move to continue to lag in strategic planning. If the recession caused you to cut back on strategic planning via layoffs or by moving employees to other tasks, now's the time to rebuild. Strategic leaders at Geisinger Health System offer some tips.
The feds may determine what constitutes an accountable care organization, but commercial market forces are actually doing the work of pushing hospitals, health systems, and allied health providers to adopt the model.
The level of risk associated with forming an accountable care organization is giving pause to a 130-physician multispecialty clinic whose CEO's initial enthusiasm has been tempered. The government just might have a problem on its hands.
The cost of making this acquisition, should it succeed or fail, is ratcheting up, and not just in terms of Community Health Systems' offering price per share of Tenet Healthcare. Anyone who ultimately gets rich off this saga will likely have a law school diploma on the...
Cleveland Clinic's senior director of facilities shares strategies for trimming electricity costs, from lighting upgrades, to HVAC maintenance, to enlisting the support of senior leadership in delivering the energy conservation message.